Social Work Helper


Five Social Justice Challenges to Teachers

Dan Scratch 2014/09/18

As the new school year is underway, I just wanted to take a moment to urge teachers to think about how social justice issues impact their classrooms. I’ve listed 5 social justice challenges to teachers below to encourage us to think about how we interact, teach and organize our classrooms to promote equity and justice…. Continue Reading »


The Art and Etiquette of Actually Being Helpful

Philip Patston 2014/09/18

I get a lot of people trying to help me. The less they know me the less helpful their help is. So it’s useful and interesting to make the distinction between ‘helping’ and ‘being helpful’. They are definitely not synonymous and are, so often, completely antithetical. The most unhelpful help I am offered is getting my… Continue Reading »


For the Love of Money: 5 Observations on Social Workers & Money from the 2014 NASW Conference in Washington, D.C.

Eva Forde 2014/09/17

The climate of social work is changing. Over the last several years while businesses have moved towards embracing greater social missions, more and more social workers have begun to embrace the field of business and entrepreneurship. From conversations about money and finance to the increase of social workers starting their own for-profit ventures, social workers are expanding their… Continue Reading »


HUD Charges University with Housing Discrimination of College Student with Support Dog

Vilissa Thompson 2014/09/11

A new school year means that disabled college students are adjusting to their new environments, and are making accommodation requests to their school’s disability services department that will allow a smoother transition.  Accommodations can range from needing note-taking assistance, placement in a quieter environment to take tests, and/or being able to use service/support animals on… Continue Reading »


Helping Immigrant Students Achieve Their Dreams

Cheryl Aguilar 2014/09/11

When Miriam Sanchez, 18 years old, migrated to Zapata, Texas at the tender age of 9 from Tamaulipas, Mexico adjusting to a new environment was hard. She no longer had the home she loved and had spent the first years of her life in and she could not communicate with her cousins who spoke English—the… Continue Reading »


The Michael Brown Shooting: Why the Requirement for ‘Perfect’ Victims is About Race

Tanya Bonner 2014/09/09

By the time Norma L. McCorvey was 21, she had abused drugs and was on her third child. While carrying that third child, her scheme to falsely claim she was raped in order to obtain a legal abortion put her in the path of attorneys seeking to challenge U.S. abortion laws. Those attorneys who would… Continue Reading »


Significant Harm and Children in Need

Gradle Gardner-Martin 2014/09/09

In the UK, 89,528 social workers are getting ready to re-register with the regulator for the protected title of social worker from 1st September 2014. Meanwhile the UK media is yet again flooding the public with what is wrong about social worker and the problems with how we protect children. Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham… Continue Reading »

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