As I recently told a social work class, one of the unique perspective of social workers, is understanding a client and the environment around them. This is certainly something that I practice daily, and has informed me in the various clients that I have/had work with. Whether it was a child from a single parent home living in public housing, or an adult with chronic mental illness who’s longing for connection.
An issue that is commonly known, but is complex is low socio-economic status or poverty. Poverty is more than just one’s annual total income, or whether one has a job, and its affects all aspects of daily life that can become emotionally, mentally, and/or physically traumatic- trauma that can affect one’s DNA and future generations.
So here’s what I listened to a couple of weeks ago:
•Economics of Surrogacy
•Systemic School Segregation
•Strangers in Their Own Land Read the rest of this entry »
The world of the creative and designers have always seemed like the cool kids club or something, but I have only recently realized that creativity and being a creative are not merit badges that one earns, but rather a label that one’s self gets to define and identify with. Listening, understanding, and finding solutions, or also known as counseling is a very much a creative process the I engage in on a daily basis. I have also come to appreciate other aspects of my personal life, that can also be defined as creative.
I am a bit bummed that I won’t be able to attend Creative Mornings Chattanooga this Friday. So in honor of all things creative, here are the things that I listened to last week:
•How to Design a Life
•You Can Design Climate Change
•Designing a Family
•Design+Parenting Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve tried to keep up with various things, got a couple of books that I am reading simultaneously, have kept up with popular media, and of course I have listened to various podcasts during my commutes to and fro.
Here are some interesting and pertinent ones from last week:
• American Hook Up
• Bruce Springsteen
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