Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy New Year! or is it….

This is something that over 400,000 children probably will not be saying. Why? Because their families will be disrupted, their homes changed–for some–multiple times, their schools changed, they will be separated from their siblings, and their future will be a … Continue reading

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Foster Care Blame Game

Whose fault is it anyway? Foster care, that is. Some may take offense at this question. As a social worker, I find myself bristling at the suggestion that blame has any place in child welfare.  And yet, I would have … Continue reading

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Michael Vick: No Dogs

There’s been a bit of media attention lately (or again) about Michael Vick‘s saying he would like to have a dog ‘as part of his therapeutic process’. Or at least that’s the way I heard it on the morning news.  … Continue reading

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Informed Caseworkers

This topic has been rolling around in my head for some time.  Let me start by saying, I am a former caseworker myself. I think I was considered one of the ‘better’ caseworkers. My supervisor gave me positive reviews. I … Continue reading

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People Come, People Go

I recently reconnected with a person I knew in college, thanks to Facebook. Isn’t it great that I can google someone I haven’t seen in years and voila!, there’s my friend from Helser Hall?!  Gotta love social networking! (And an … Continue reading

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