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Foster children: Support Social Workers

Re: “Lawsuit: Washington’s shuttling of foster kids fails them” [Jan. 29, Local News]: The disturbing, draining and sometimes dangerous work — often done alone — that social workers do also needs attention. Policies and laws need changing to create a more trauma-informed … Continue reading

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The Black woman

Being a Black woman has taught me fortitude, focus, and courage, and shown me the love of sisterhood and connection. Being a disabled, Black woman has taught me patience and perseverance. While in many ways, it has forced me to … Continue reading

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The Queen

You’re a welfare queen…there’s nothing queenly about living in poverty. Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others as I embark on this new venture of “positively purging“, … Continue reading

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Stigma

There’s a fear of putting our business in the street…of somehow revealing too much. Black women can perceive going to a therapist as something we don’t do. There is a deep-seated feeling that going to seek professional help is a … Continue reading

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Addressing the escalating psychiatrist shortage

The title of the article “Lack of Psychiatrist Creates an Access Problem in Oregon” caught my eye. I sat down to read it and the following paragraph “Pincus said the undersupply of psychiatrists could be due to a number of … Continue reading

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