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Boy Silence

The Impact of Sexual Trauma: Working With Men and Boys in a Psychiatric Inpatient Field Placement

So often, when we think of victims or survivors of interpersonal violence, specifically sexual assault, we think of girls and women. In reality and throughout history, boys and men have also experienced sexual violence.

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What happens to children after entering the foster care system? We as a society should redirect our focus and show a valid interest in improving the lives of this vulnerable, academically at-risk population. more

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CRISP Political Boot Camp Panel

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Can you imagine how much more effective Congress would be if 20 percent or more of its members were social workers? The first CRISP Political Boot Camp provided three days of training in political social work. more

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We must overcome the notion that physical and mental health are separate domains. Instead, we can foster a teamwork approach among clients and staff as we promote opportunities to address both physical and mental health needs. more

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Many aging families struggle with the uncertain future of keeping aging parents safe and comfortable. Social workers can assist them in sorting out the realities of their unique family circumstances. more

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Workshops and other forms of training on poverty offer options for agencies to bridge the gap with their multi-disciplinary staff. However, not all poverty trainings are equal in quality or ideological viewpoints. more

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“Don’t I need a Ph.D. to publish?” and “Don’t journal articles only come from authors associated with a university?” The answers are a resounding “no” and “no.” more

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The term “toxic masculinity” can describe a set of very narrow standards, behaviors, and expectations for manhood and masculinity that values dominance, power, and control and devalues empathy, the acknowledgment of emotions, and other traits. more

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A daily meal plan filled with addictive foods could exacerbate one’s recovery from alcohol and drug addictions. Often, the consequences of addiction are enough of a motivating factor to make a small change that can lead to future improvement. more

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A young recruiter contacted me and asked if I was interested in the social work position she had available. Before I knew it, we were living in Alaska. Those first months were surreal. more

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Story Stones

Photo by Kristina Sargent.

Children learn through experience. It didn't take me long to realize that the social work principle of “meeting clients where they are” would require further training and some visits to yard sales and toy stores. more

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