Practitioners must be Careful about Blaming Oppressed People for their Troubles (Gitterman, 1996)

In Gitterman’s (1996) description of the Life Model of Social Work Practice, he states, “Practitioners must be careful about blaming oppressed people for their troubles” (p. 389). In light of this statement, how do you think he would perceive the arguments made by Rank (2011) and Miehls (2011) about the effects of poverty and race?Continue reading “Practitioners must be Careful about Blaming Oppressed People for their Troubles (Gitterman, 1996)”

Resources for Prospective Social Workers — The Political Social Worker

Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW The Political Social Worker A couple of days ago a Tumblr follower asked me for some advice about applying to an MSW program. This gave me the idea to put together a small list of resources for perspective (and current) social work students. socialworkhelper.com A social networking site for helping […]Continue reading “Resources for Prospective Social Workers — The Political Social Worker”

I say “distant but not alone” Class of 2020

The Many emotions of getting my tassels in the mail  •I say “distant but not alone” • I have been designing a lot through the hurt that all this has caused. I feel #humbled and #scared • Not everything is black and white but right now attempting to color this sorrow is an act which promotes the thought that weContinue reading “I say “distant but not alone” Class of 2020”

Economic Globalization, Sleep-Wake Rhythms & COVID-19

Macro/Policy Environmental Social Work Perspective Economic globalization become a worldwide trend (Han, 2019). With globalization comes technology. Technology and the environment should be of growing concern. Now more than ever. Given COVID-19, are legislators and enforcers thinking of the stimulus and social welfare in terms physiological rhythms in humans?  Studies show that relevant to the environmentContinue reading “Economic Globalization, Sleep-Wake Rhythms & COVID-19”