I feel like the things we social workers can encourage to a person experiencing depression/anxiety is so limited these days.
I think what often gets overlooked about the problem of police brutality and racist policing in America is how these issues stem from larger ingrained societal and systemic factors. Meanwhile, I also think two things happen simultaneously that: (1) we rely on police too often for too many different things; and (2) police have too much authority and power.
I think it's easy to tell parents what to do and how they should raise their kids and whatnot. But even practicing safe sleep, which on paper is such a simple concept, I can now understand firsthand why many families feel too overwhelmed and over-burdened to do it.
The advice given in light of the coronovirus pandemic is to stay home and work from home, but who can really afford to do that?
We are measuring the wrong things. The end result is a disservice, even far as injustice to the people we are paid to assist and support.
After quitting my job as a social worker at a supportive housing site, I still often miss and think of my former clients.
What I have learned from doing social work is that society requires us to put trust in so many things and allow ourselves to be vulnerable, and most times, we just take it all for granted.
Unable to sleep having drank too much coffee earlier in the day, I reflect about how my workplace has pay equity.