Posts Tagged "The University of Denver"

Culture and Family

The Costa Rican immersion course was a great experience. We were able to visit one of the many Latino countries which is located in Central America. We were able to learn about the types of social services in Costa Rica and the response from ...

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Defining social work…

If ten days ago you had asked me to define “social work” or “social worker”, I would have given you some textbook definition filled with big words and academic jargon.  Today though, my definition is very different, very simple, and much more human; and I have two amazing social workers ...

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Children of China

Over the past few weeks, Kristen and I have had the honor and pleasure of working with many different groups of children from varying areas in China. We spent three days working with children from the rural town of Laojunshan, in the mountains of China. The Laojunshan Nature Reserve welcomed ...

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The Fight for Moon Bear Justice: Changing the Paradigm of Bear Bile Farming

They are called “moon bears” because of the moon shape on their chest Photograph by Ethan Crawford On Saturday, July 27, 2013, we visited the Moon Bear Rescue Center, founded by Jill Robinson, an adamant supporter against bear bile farming all over the world, especially in China. Bear bile is used throughout China in ...

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First Nature Reserve Experience and Summer Camp: Laojunshan

Teaching the kids animal names in English Photo by Irina Rasner Our first experience working with children in an area that has a nature reserve has caused a roller coaster of emotions to erupt. When we first arrived in Laojunshan, we were greeted with open arms and warm smiles by some ...

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