…who chose to do extraordinary things.
With the passing of Nelson Mandela I’m afraid that like so many great people before him, his message will be remembered intellectually but will fail to move enough of us to actually DO and ACT with the very compassion, forgiveness, meekness and determination that we respected in the man. Isn’t that ironic? What a terrible opportunity wasted if statues are erected, vigils are held, candles are lit, poems are composed but nothing changes the behaviors of the common man or woman….
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My husband was recently offered a new job. As he traversed the negotiation and counter offer process, I was reminded of the inner workings of the business world. As the new company plied him with benefits and he weighed them against those at his current company, I thought about the agency where I’ve been interning since October. …
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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba died yesterday at the age of 95 years old. His life serves as an inspiration to people who believe that all human beings—regardless of our station in life—have dignity and worth and deserve to live our lives in ways that are meaningful to us. He was a man who was in a word anti-evil. Given the circumstances of his life—that the apartheid government of South Africa forced him to spend 27 years in prison mostly on Robben Island confined to a tiny cell—he had every right to be bitter and hateful towards his persecutors. Yet he refused to hate. He refused to even consider replacing white domination with black domination. Confounding many of his supporters, Mandela went to great lengths to forgive his oppressors in order to achieve reconciliation among South Africans of all colors….
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If social workers are serious about our concern for the millions of people who are struggling in today’s economy—and I assume that we are—then you owe it to yourselves and the vulnerable people you care about to read President Barack Obama’s latest speech on the economy. Aptly staged yesterday at THEARC ……
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#Economists, #Inequality, #LetsTalkPolicy, #SocialPolicy
I – DSM-5 Boycott: Yes, the boycott of the DSM-5 continues. I can’t tell you how many fewer DSMs have so far been purchased as a result of the boycott; and conversations I have had with professionals in New York’s public mental health system lead me to believe that the great majority continue to accept the validity of the biomedical model and the centrality of psychoactive medications in the treatment of persons caught up in the public system. Perhaps that’s the most important argument in support of the boycott’s continuation – we have so many more folks to reach. …
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#BoycottTheDSM, #Diagnosis, #DSM5
I’m in the process of working with a group of job seekers this week. After some time spent improving cover letters and resumes, we are collectively working at getting those resumes into the hands of employers. The end result we hope is that the interviews are soon to be forthcoming; in fact some have already started getting those precious interviews.
So yesterday at the close of day, I got out the flip chart and asked members of the group to share what they perceived as dreaded questions, or questions they don’t necessarily dread but have no good answer for. By sharing those difficult questions to ask, I can provide some insight and suggestions on how to best structure a reply….
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#EmploymentInterview, #InterviewQuestions, #JobInterview, #JobSearchAdvice
Yesterday, SJS was approached about a potential Child Protective Service(CPS) workers strike in Los Angeles County, CA….
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#California, #ChildProtection, #Cps, #SocialWork, #Strike