My last post was difficult to write, and I'm sure difficult for many to read. But we have to remember that social work and child welfare is not always sad and depressing. At least not where I work, and with my partner! I'm a huge advocate of child welfare caseworkers working in pairs, especially at… Continue reading Don’t mistakenly book a caseworker into jail
Child welfare is hard. This day was the hardest. The baby was cooing in the crib while his mother lay rigid and cold in the other room. Another victim of the heroin epidemic.
Ok, today's post is for all the veteran social workers out there. I realized today that I am one of these. WHAT? When the F did that happen? That's pretty much what I asked myself today.Last week was my ninth year in social work/child protection. I know, many people would say "you're not a veteran… Continue reading This one’s for the social work veterans
Superheroes are all around us, in different masks, uniforms and clothing. My thoughts on how we all are superheroes in our own way.
How do you take care of yourself? This post truly is for anyone with a profession In which we have to return to work on Monday. I used to get "Sunday Night Anxiety" as I like to call it, but I've worked hard to try and make that go away. So now what I do… Continue reading Sunday Self Care
The story of what they don't prepare you for in child welfare; in the heart of the opiate epidemic.
So in the process of working on my blog, I found an article that is fitting with my name. We are, in fact, according to a TED talk by Anna Scheyett, SUPER HEROES. Social Work as Super Heroes TED talk