Posts Tagged "social work"

Creative Solutions

  I had the opportunity to begin and end my Mexico trip in the beauty and awe of the canyons and mountains of an area called El Potrero Chico. It is a place that feels out of a fiction novel or of another world, with massive limestone cliffs rising two thousand ...

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Where Only the Brave Tread…

My host, Lulu, who I was shadowing during my time in Mexico, is creating a social entrepreneurship business with her best friend. There is much that is inspiring about this endeavor that they have undertaken. The area of Mexico where I was, was a small town surrounded by others that ...

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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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Mission Possible

One thing Ive noticed within my internship placement at The Haven is the idea of treating individuals as people and not just a diagnosis or circumstance they face. During my internship shadowing I had the unique pleasure of helping to decorate for an upcoming Christmas party. During this time all ...

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Mission Possible

One thing Ive noticed within my internship placement at The Haven is the idea of treating individuals as people and not just a diagnosis or circumstance they face. During my internship shadowing I had the unique pleasure of helping to decorate for an upcoming Christmas party. During this time all ...

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Transferability

As I sit in this plane a feeling of accomplishment and gratitude begins to rush over me. At this point in my life, I have been in school for 6 years. working to obtain both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. During my undergraduate schooling, obtaining my diploma was the capstone ...

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Oh my bags are packed…

My flight leaves for Cape Town tomorrow. Just thinking or speaking that sentence doesn’t make it feel real. Yet, I am buying supplies, packing my clothes, and getting internship clients prepared for my absence, so it must be happening. I’m going to ease into South Africa by starting off as ...

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¡Pura Vida! Comparing and Contrasting Systems

¡Pura vida! From the moment I stepped foot onto Costa Rican soil, I could feel the pride that “los Ticos” have for their country and their eagerness to share it with others. With universal healthcare, social security and a solid public elementary as well as university system, la gente costaricense ...

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La Pobreza

You don’t work hard enough. You don’t have enough education. You can’t manage your money. You made poor choices. You don’t have the right skills. You’d rather buy a cell phone than a bag of rice or beans. You had too many kids. You’d rather get a government handout than work for your money.   The language may change ...

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