Youth Advocacy and Leadership in Child Welfare

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

Fostering Resilient Outcomes

In thinking about resiliency in clinical practice, most seek to understand the special quality about an individual that helps him overcome adversity.  In a simplistic version of  this inquiry, the professional may look at a person's characteristics to ascertain what makes him stronger than another, as if resiliency is located within a person rather than how he is affected by his lived experience.  In an attempt to complicate the construct of resilience, by using… Continue reading Fostering Resilient Outcomes