Global Practice Latin America

Stepping Back from Our American Lens

En nuestra pasantia con Laura, una de las trabajadores sociales,en la Clinica de Salud de Puebla A huge part of our experience here these past two weeks has been immersing ourselves in and trying to learn from and about la cultura aquí en Puebla. Through this process, we hope to gain ...

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CHOOSING LOVE

As our time here in Mexico winds down I can’t help but think about how in the world I’m going to transfer the knowledge I’ve learned here to my practice in social work once I return home. I can’t help but feel a bit hopeless. I see the systemic hands ...

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Wrinkles and Wisdom

Try to picture a classic novel, anyone will do. Maybe it’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”, or “The Adventures Tom Sawyer”. Now imagine its appearance. The cover may be tattered and torn and the pages worn thin. There may be a coffee stain here and a smudge there, but the content ...

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Have I been living by the social work code of ethics? Have you?

As social workers, we promise to follow a specific code of ethics and values which exist to inform our everyday professional conduct. While these principles may seem obvious to some, they are hard to live by if they are not a part of your everyday consciousness. Before continuing, and by means of ...

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Me nombre es lucha…

Movimiento por la Paz y Justicia Dignidad (MPJD) es un grupo de no violencia contra el gobierno de México que empezó en 2011. Como el movimiento de las Zapatistas, no usan balas para luchar. En cambio, usan palabras. Diez años hasta la fecha, más o menos, había 100,000 muertos, 10,000 han ...

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iViva la Revolución!

The truth is, I am a community level social worker. I cant help but constantly focus on the bigger issues, the political social and systemic factors at play. Through my experience as a social worker in the US and in Mexico, as well as my experience as a human living in ...

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El hogar de ancianos

Blog by Ninsis Batista, GSSW-Latino Certificate Student Nos estamos acercando al último día de nuestra jornada en Puebla, Puebla-Mexico. Verdaderamente esta ha sido una experiencia que le ha traído a mi vida muchos conocimientos y me ha dado la oportunidad de analizar mi postura ante ciertos problemas sociales. Tambien este viaje ...

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El hogar de ancianos

Blog by Ninsis Batista, GSSW-Latino Certificate Student Nos estamos acercando al último día de nuestra jornada en Puebla, Puebla-Mexico. Verdaderamente esta ha sido una experiencia que le ha traído a mi vida muchos conocimientos y me ha dado la oportunidad de analizar mi postura ante ciertos problemas sociales. Tambien este viaje ...

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Que es Felicidad?/ Happiness

A few days ago we went to go visit two families in a very poverty stricken neighborhood. These families were Rosalia’s family and Teresa’s family. Here everything was different from where we are staying, the smell, the buildings, the roads, but to me this all felt very familiar. These homes ...

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Humilidad y Agradecimiento

Tenemos dos días mas en nuestro programa and vamos a regresar para terminar el último año de nuestra maestría de trabajo social. As I think about all we have experienced, seen, tasted, felt, heard, touched, and learned these last two weeks I am overwhelmed with a sense of intense gratitude. ...

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