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A Childhood Remembered

Photo credit: Luis Pabon

Dirty Toys

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This spoken word piece, Dirty Toys by Luis Pabon, explores the oftentimes blighted development of childhood sufferers of adverse childhood experiences.

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The University of Iowa National Poetry Contest for Social Workers is accepting poem submissions between October 1, 2019, and January 31, 2020. The top 3 poems will receive cash prizes and will be published in The New Social Worker magazine. Read more

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Keep On Walking - a poem by social worker Amy Stage. Read more

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A poem, Clients, by social worker Rich Kenney, Jr. Read more

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The one in the chair, waiting in a hospital room, often feels invisible, unseen. Read more

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Crossing the Line - a poem by social worker Rich H. Kenney, Jr., on recess, stigma, and finding common ground. Read more

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Social Work - a poem on love, hope, change, and the power to do good in the world. Read more

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We should be furious all the time as social workers. Read more

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What do we do when we are blue about the events of the day? Dr. Jules Gilliam performs her original song (with music by Robert Hitz) that says when a tragedy happens in the world, you can just send love to it. Read more

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Absent - poetry by Rich H. Kenney, Jr., MSSW Read more

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Some of us have a complicated relationship with Valentine’s Day. You’ll hear cynics say it is just an excuse to sell flowers. If you’re going through a rough time and know what it’s like to get your heart broken, this one is for you. Read more

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