What Social Workers Make?

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man decided to explain the problem with social services. He argued, “How’s a person going to benefit from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a social worker?” He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about social workers- “Bleeding heart liberals.” To stress his point, he said to one of the guests, “You’re a social worker, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?”…

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#Abuse, #Child, #DomesticViolence, #Humanity, #MentalIllness, #Salary, #SocialJustice, #SocialWork, #Sociology, #Support, #Welfare

Is the NFL Domestic Violence Policy Enough?

Yesterday Rodger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, sent out an official policy to all front offices related to NFL players and personnel and domestic violence.
An excerpt from Goodell’s memo to NFL management stated…

Effective immediately, violations of the Personal Conduct Policy regarding a ……

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#Abuse, #DomesticViolence, #Goodell, #MentalHealth, #NationalFootballLeague, #Nfl, #RayRice

When A Woman Leaves Her Batterer

Leaving a batterer is never easy. A woman is at greatest risk for murder when she leaves a physically abusive partner. Her decision to leave is a sign to the batterer that he has lost control, and loss of control is what batterers fear the most.
Not loss of love. Not loss of a partner. Not even loss ……

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#Abuse, #Batterer, #DomesticViolence, #IntimatePartnerViolence, #LeavingABatterer, #domesticViolence, #Violence

“The Good Guy, the Bad Guy, and the Ugly Truth” and “Stories of Survivors”

“Paired together, these two books will lead to the greatest transformation of you life. If you work in the field of domestic violence or relationship counseling you will never find a better set of books to use as a treatment guide.”
This review sent to us by a PhD. Psychologist is a review which stands ……

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#Abuse, #Books, #DomesticViolence, #Selfhelp, #Treatment

Tell The NFL To Go Purple For Domestic Violence

The National Football League has a long track record of supporting the fight against breast cancer, but is generally silent when it comes to the nation’s problems with domestic violence. 1 in 4 woman and 1 in 6 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. When compared to 1 in 8 woman and 1 ……

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#DomesticViolence, #Nfl

Urban Violence, Domestic Violence, and Vicarious Trauma In Chicago: Part I

I’ve been thinking about violence a lot lately. As a social worker, as a Chicagoan, as a feminist.

Last week, I was in Indianapolis, Indiana, my hometown, visiting friends. Monday, my best friend, husband, and I venture to south central Indiana and spent the afternoon at Oliver Winery.

I ……

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#Chicago, #DomesticViolence, #GangViolence, #Voilnce

Models to curb domestic violence emerge from tragic murder in Massachusetts in 2002

nyorkerThe July 22 issue of the New Yorker contains a riveting account (“A Raised Hand: Can a new approach curb domestic homicide?” by Rachel Louise Snyder) of how the tragic 2002 murder of Dorothy Giunta-Cotter by her husband led to a fundamentally new approach to prevent domestic violence fatalities by advocates at the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center where she sought help. …

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#DomesticViolence, #HealthAndHumanServices

What Clients Can Teach Us: A Lesson on Domestic Violence

A helping professional is almost always at a disadvantage when performing their admirable services. Although they listen and empathize with the client, our understanding of the client’s experience is always a step removed. It never resembles the raw feeling of emotion and confusion that the ……

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#Clientcentered, #DomesticViolence, #SocialWork

Help in the Fight to End Domestic Violence

ARK Harbor Project

ARK Harbor Project

One year ago I had the idea to collect stories from survivors of domestic violence and put them into a book. The focus of this project is not to make money, but to make a difference in a fight that is so near and dear to my heart. Being a clinician who has done a large amount of group work, one thing I have found to be amazingly true is that we learn more from other people who have been through the same thing than “experts.” That is a major reason that I wanted to do the project, but there was another as well, and that is the feeling of hopelessness and being alone that so often accompanies abuse….Full Story @ http://read.socialjusticesolutions.org/3g

Always On Guard

Two weeks into marriage, she assumed that things were great.
She didn’t see it coming, until it was too late.

Were there any signs, that somehow, she’d ignored?
“I’m really really sorry….Please don’t hit me!”, she implored.

She just seemed to lay there, when he pushed her to the ……Full Story @ http://read.socialjusticesolutions.org/37