Tag Archives: social justice

A Day On the Job With a Social Worker

Going through my old clinical supervision bin, I came across a balled-up piece of paper. I read it and the words still break my heart. I share it with you in its entirety as it is a glimpse into the … Continue reading

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Should mentally ill people and criminals be sterilized?

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
For 25 years I have been best friends with a woman I’ll call “Tracy.” Tracy is 35 years old, and she has Down Syndrome. Tracy is high-functioning, as is her longtime boyfriend,…

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Dealing With Offensive Remarks At Work

I am a middle-aged white female who works in a retail setting with colleagues whose skin tones are every color imaginable. I respect my co-workers, and they respect me. Our company generally does whatever makes the customer happy. But this is … Continue reading

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13th Amendment :Movie Review

I was compelled to watch  the documentary 13th, not because everybody was like have you seen it yet, but because I came across this article  in my career journal “Obama Commutes More Drug Sentences”. What I found powerful in the … Continue reading

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Know your financial worth– Pages of a career journal

“I have to find a balance between a business mind and social worker mind. Yesterday, after brainstorming with the director for damn near two hours, they want to try to give the program a go. Why am I not charging … Continue reading

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