CRISP Annual Donor Drive Seeks to Ensure Social Work Representation and Involvement in Public Policy

For social work month, the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) will hold its first web-based, annual donor drive from March 3rd – March 9th. Financial contributions will help ensure social work representation and involvement in federal legislative processes and public ……

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1,000 Rally For Prison Reform In Wisconsin

According to Nationmaster.com, the United States imprisons about 715 individuals out of 100,000; the highest ratio in the world. In Madison, Wisconsin 1,000 faith-based social justice advocates gathered on Thursday for a day of action that is concerned about reducing the State’s…

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Are Children Going Hungry in America?

BBC Reporter, Duncan Walker, reports child poverty in the United States of America has reached “record levels.” Walker reports that nearly 17 million children are now affected in America and that number is growing on a daily basis.
Walker interviews the Haywood family: Kaylie, 10 years old,…

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Professional Boundaries & Setting Expectations

As mental health professionals, it is crucial to respect a client’s self-determination, and his/hers own pace of achievement when goal setting. This might be difficult to respect at times since we want the best for clients. Remember to refrain one’s self, and view what is occurring…

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Visuals Can Have More Power Than Words

Each year the town I live in hosts an annual fair to celebrate the town’s pride. I remember coming across a table with flyers educating parents and adolescents about the dangers of substance use in adolescents. I remember striking up a conservation with the woman about what organization…

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Ode to a Social Worker Part III

Money is not the reason
Nor is self gratification.
Passion is the drive
To see hope in Others’ eyes.
To remind them,
They’re not alone.
Money is not the reason
Nor is self gratification.
Compassion is the drive
To inspire positivity
When negativism captures the mind.
To normalize…

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Ode to a Social Worker Part II

Often We might forget to Breathe,
Rushing to support the next client,
Organizing the next protest,
Advocating for more resources,
Whatever We ethically can do.
To remind others Hope is still there.
Yet We have forgotten someone important
…..Ourselves.
We are Human as well,
With limits,…

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