A paramount role of a clinical social worker working with youth in foster care is hearing their voice. Adolescents deserve their voice being heard regarding their case plan, to include such things as establishing their goals, placement decisions and plans for their future. However, for adolescents in child welfare, the ability to have the robust capacity to identify and… Continue reading Youth Advocacy and Leadership in Child Welfare
There is now a podcast for almost any topic out there from politics, philosophy, crime investigation, and yes, even foster care! The now infamous series Serial, with over 80 million downloads, brought the podcast to its now current status of the "go to" on demand listen while engaging in our day to day tasks. Well, truth be told, I am… Continue reading What’s that Podcast About?
Banksy's street art called A Girl with A Balloon, is painted on a wall in South London. Through my lens as a clinical social worker I am torn in two directions with this piece. I feel sadness, loss, despair, and heartbreak because of the loss of her balloon. But, then I feel the complete opposite; happiness and relief with the prospect that the… Continue reading Broken Stories