Killing Childhood to Save the Child

Event:
A 5-year-old girl chats up classmates while waiting for the bus after school. The topic is playing with a Hello Kitty ‘bubble gun’ that with a flick of a finger, blows bubbles everywhere.
“I’ll shoot you, you shoot me and we’ll all play together,” the…

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Student Creates a Mental Health Program for Youth

Imagine being a student who at age 16 tries to end their life for the 7th time. Dustin Garron made the most serious attempt on his life which resulted on his being placed on life support for a week in intensive care. He survived and the recovery process he went through led him to a new point in…

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The Evidence-Based Practice Debate – Keeping Current With Research is Imperative for Quality Practice

There is much ongoing debate about the push toward evidence-based practice in social work. It seems a fear exists of becoming too text-book, of losing the “art” in the name of the “science,” of instituting cookie-cutter guidelines forcing practitioners into a certain model.
While I…

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SW Career and Job Series-Part 2

A career in social work-a very noble profession with values, ethics, social justice and research behind it. Why have you chosen the field of social work? What is the draw besides the obvious connection to people, to make a difference and to provide those individuals in society who have less with…

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