An open letter to policy makers and legislators, asking for help on the opiate crisis.
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 →
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 →