Don’t Scratch Where It Does Not Itch

Prior to shadowing at Child Welfare I had never heard the phrase “don’t scratch where it doesn’t not itch”. I heard this phrase made in passing by a co worker of the social worker I was shadowing. She was discussing a case that would soon be closing. The requirement made ...

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Torn

This trip was completely different from what I would or could have expected it to be. It is no secret that group dynamics were a struggle until a couple days before we left so I find it pretty exciting and slightly surprising that I miss our group so much. Coming ...

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Teamwork

It’s difficult to put sweat, joy, and teamwork into words. The time spent in the Groot Wilderness is beyond description. Our group was comprised of all different, ages, races, nationalities, sexual orientations and genders. Instead of pretending like we were all the same most of us acknowledged the differences and ...

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Politics at Home and Abroad

This course has already been so eye opening and it’s only beginning. It’s interesting and disturbing how similar the political climate is between here and home. Zuma the President in South Africa has been compared to Donald Trump multiple times by South Africans and Americans alike. It’s interesting how the election ...

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New Spaces

The course has begun! We’ve been shadowing South African Social Worker’s around Cape Town at their various agencies and it is so interesting to see the various similarities and differences. The amount of cases that the social workers have to manage are double maybe even triple what the social workers are ...

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«««–––– it’s time for an adventure

What an eventful past week it’s been. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited to get out of the country and disconnect for a while. Privilege has been at the forefront of my mind after this election. I’ve been feeling torn when I noticed myself talking about “disconnecting” or ...

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