Full Circle. Feedback Loops

I was in the sculpture and instillation program. A dual degree in psychology before I transferred to begin my path in Social Work. However for a brief moment my artistic self was at bay while I studied. It recently has come back through engaging with STEM research and environmental justice work in the form ofContinue reading “Full Circle. Feedback Loops”

Engaging “argument for which you think are most effective and least effective at delivering social services in your home country, and why?”

I feel that Johnson’s creation of Medicare and Medicaid are both the most effective and least effective programs. The nature of Medicare and Medicaid, to me, is a healthcare reform paradox. On the one hand, this is the government’s attempt at proposing a universalist type policy. However, there are pitfalls when we think of theContinue reading “Engaging “argument for which you think are most effective and least effective at delivering social services in your home country, and why?””

Social Work and Environmental Justice

SOCIAL JUSTICE SPOTLIGHT October 2019 Environmental Racism and Systems of Oppression Gabrielle Conrad-Amlicke | Policy 2020 Frederick Olmsted, an American Landscape designer best known for Central Park (New York, NY) and The Emerald Necklace (Boston, MA), also designed Keney Park (Hartford, CT). Keney Park runs vertically up and down the west half of Hartford’s Northeast neighborhood. TheContinue reading “Social Work and Environmental Justice”

Let’s Not be Stuck in The Myth of Sisyphus: Gravity, Feedback Loops, & Social Work

Gravity is “invisible” but not removed from sensation; we can feel the effects of gravity daily, for example dropping something on your foot. In short gravity relates to mass, “People have mass too, and while our physical bodies might not exert gravity the way the Sun affects the Earth, our interests, experiences, appearance, ethics, morals,Continue reading “Let’s Not be Stuck in The Myth of Sisyphus: Gravity, Feedback Loops, & Social Work”

Social Worker’s : MSW & BSW – How I became an Advocate for Environmental Justice as an MSW Graduate Student. Field placements, course work, and developing your professional identity.

The first skills you develop as any student but especially a social work academic are ones that involve learning to think critically.   At the start of my social work engagement is artistic engagement. In 2012 was accepted into a Fine Art’s School in Boston. My artistic thesis was always rooted in nature; through my clayContinue reading “Social Worker’s : MSW & BSW – How I became an Advocate for Environmental Justice as an MSW Graduate Student. Field placements, course work, and developing your professional identity.”

Broken Windows Theory & Social Work Practice

The “broken windows” theory gives social workers insight into the way the physical environment both directly and indirectly affect (Abdullah et. al, 2015) the populations we work with.  Physical environments that display; broken windows, trash, litter, a lack of maintenance to green space or architecture are thought to produce actions that resemble the environment; higherContinue reading “Broken Windows Theory & Social Work Practice”