Deciding for My Client: When Social Workers Serve as Proxies

Proxies play an important role in the lives of people who lack mental capacity, making key decisions on their behalf. Acting as a proxy can be very interesting and meaningful work. When deciding whether to act as a proxy, consider benefits and risks. more »


Reconceptualizing Violence: Homophobia in Our Schools

My hope is that you will incorporate the rights of LGBTQ individuals in your lives, advocate for LGBTQ individuals in your schools, workplaces, homes, communities, places of worship, so another death like that of Lawrence King does not happen again. more »


Be a Media Savvy Social Worker

Social workers can be media savvy. We need to educate the public, engage new segments of our community in problem solving, and advance new understanding of pressing concerns and the resources, services, and supports to address them. more »


Scars on Healing Hands: The Role of Lived Experience in Social Work

Social workers who have had contact with systems of care hold a degree of knowledge of how it feels to seek out services. An understanding of what can make the mental health system easier to navigate can be incredibly useful for service providers. more »


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