When I was an MSW student, I was fortunate enough to be one of about 30 students to participate in a class with Assemblywoman Earlene Hooper. We spent three days in Albany learning about the legislative process. The text book we used for the class was Affecting Change: Social Workers in the Political Arena (Haynes & Mickelson). I can not recommend this book highly enough. Haynes &...
Pregnant, and Pushed Out of a Job →
“Thanks to a gap between discrimination laws and disability laws, it’s possible for a pregnant woman to be forced from her job.” According to the article there are bills in the NYS Assembly (A. 9114) and Senate ( S. 6273) to rectify this situation. If you live in NY you should contact you Representative and let them know how you feel about this issue.
Nocenti: Recently, I was speaking with a colleague who runs a local nonprofit...– When social work is a felony This is insane. I have been in the social work field since 2005 and an LMSW in NY since 2008 and I never knew about this. The author of this article states that it is illegal for a non profit in NY to hire a licensed social worker without first obtaining a waiver. ...
Text Donations Facilitate Impulse Giving But Not... →
Huffington Post Had an article about donors who gave via cell phones to benefit those effected by the earthquake in Haiti. I found it interesting that the overwhelming majority of people who gave did not follow up on the progress of the cause they gave to. They basically sew the pictures of the tragedy in the media, immediately made a small donation then disengaged.
The Power of One →
Melinda K. Lewis has an excellent blog (melindaklewis.com) where she shares her wisdom as an advocate. I highly recommend following her, especially for Social Workers practicing at the macro level.
I am a Licensed Master of Social Work in New York State who specializes in macro level practice with particular focus on issues impacting the gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender communities. I am also interested in women’s rights. Over the years I have worked as a Community Organizer & Advocate. The decision to start this blog came after years of frustration caused by a lack of...