Rinku Sen: What Fires Young Progressives'... →
Good read for community organizers.
5 Cause-Related Tumblr Accounts To Watch... →
There is no Zombie apocalypse. Just mentally ill... →
socialismartnature: Attention, internet: Enough with the zombie apocalypse meme. ENOUGH. In general, I need you to stop talking to me about zombies, vampires, werewolves, unicorns, bacon, cupcakes, Chuck Norris if that’s still happening, and “I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.” Stop. Make a new thing. But more specifically, please stop aggregating gruesome crimes committed by mentally ill...
Rent Affordability on Minimum Wage - NYTimes.com →
Rachel Maddow posted this on FR. According to this study there is nowhere in the US that a person can pay rent on minimum wage.
Diane Tran, Texas Honor Student Jailed For Missing... →
I have to ask, why are her parents not getting into trouble? Is it legal in TX to abandon your children; leaving a 17 yr old as head of household? I haven’t seen a report addressing this issue. They mention her parents suddenly divorcing them disappearing but no mention as to what if any legal repercussions they can face.
Will study social interaction for food: I Need... →
musicnerd: I’m looking for 10-15 people to interview for my thesis. I would like to interview African-American rock music listeners/fans and understand how their music preferences have shaped or changed their racial identity and sense of belonging within the black community. 1) You don’t…
Rodger Streitmatter: 8 Legendary Same-Sex Couples... →
Socialworkhelper.com: a global community - New... →
Congrats Deona! Looking for a community who cares about the well being of others? Want a place to connect, share, and be informed about social work? If so, then socialworkhelper.com is the place to join. Created by Deona Hooper, MSW, socialworkhelper.com is a networking site that connects students, professionals, and enthusiasts of
Judge Throws Sibling-Supporting Honor Student in... →
So the Judge felt the best way to handle this was to give the kid a record. Right, because that is totally going to impede her ability to get into a good university or to find employment… Well, I now can add Texas to the list of states I will not, ever, be visiting.
sociolab: If you’re a social scientist please remember the statement, “the exception to the rule does not invalidate the rule.” Then repeat it anytime someone wants to argue statistics with their personal experience. Your friend’s parents are still married, but that doesn’t change divorce statistics.
12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For... →
I came across this link a while ago on LinkedIn. It is a list of free educational resources. This is not specifically for social workers or helping professionals, so it can be useful to anyone.
Social welfare cuts ultimately come with heavy... →
Expenditures on public benefits programs – public health insurance, public housing, food programs and the Earned Income Tax credit for low-income workers – have been linked by numerous researchers to increases in state and/or local tax revenue and economic activity. Increased consumer spending and economic activity from receipt of public benefits positively affect employment, increase earnings...
Republican revisionism and civil rights history →
Charity Impossible: Do America's Charities Need... →
Scary article for those that work for and those who rely on the work charitable organizations do. We really need to change how the public and elected officials view the people we serve. Our health care system is broken and welfare needs to be expanded not shrunk. We need more funding for programs that help those in need. We need to dispel the myths and the fears that exist about the people we...
Gay Marriage is a Mental Health Issue →
The Personal is Political. Politics is something that generally doesn’t get talked about in session. But gay marriage is an exception. Working with LGBT clients who have spent most of their lives being disenfranchised it is devastating when North Carolina passes a constitutiona amendment to ban not only gay marriage but civil unions.
What One Week on an Abortion Fund Hotline Taught... →
lastfeminist: A must read for any young feminist. Here in the US, where Americans spend an average of $110 million on fast food each year, some will spend $10,000 for breast implants, and still others will drop $90 on yoga pants, somehow covering the costs of an abortion is one of the most lavish and morally egregious things you can do. Recently, I completed my first shift as a hotline...
How to Network Well: It's Not All About You →
A short but informative article on networking. This may be of particular use to those looking for jobs or building a business.
Let Her Speak →
A good post written by Congresswomen Eleanor Holmes Norton. Today an all-male panel of Member of the House will hear witnesses on H.R. 3803, a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy only in the District of Columbia.
Prominant Pyschiatrist Acknowledges Flawed Study... →
Tips for Transitioning from Employee to... →
Back to Basics 2.012 →
So, how do we get back to basics a la Lisa Philp in a digitized professional space? Well, for one, doing the little things to follow-through means more than offering thanks and being timely on email replies. These actions are foundational - no doubt about it. But, the reliability now expected no longer defines a professional who gets the job done. Reliability 2.012, let’s call it, represents a...
FACT: The number of students who have to go into... →
Mail Order Bride Company President Lobbying to... →
rivertrash: “A top official at an anti-domestic violence advocacy group that has been encouraging the House GOP to roll back protections for immigrant victims in the Violence Against Women Act (or VAWA) is the founder of a controversial international matchmaking company, domestic violence workers warned lawmakers on Monday night.” I read this article in bed this morning and it’s taken me a...
Link TV's 'ViewChange: Unleashing Innovation'... →
Adam Yauch's Work in Tibet More Important Than... →
Like many of my generation, the first I ever heard about Tibet was from the Free Tibet concerts.
Online Support Groups
I am moderating the unemployed professionals group and co moderating the LGBT support group on socialworkhelper.com. Aside from offering a supportive discussion forum, the unemployment group will also provide resources for job seekers. If you have any questions drop me a line here or on twitter (rlw1979). Joining www.socialworkhelper.com is free and a great way to connect to other social...
Yes — Obama’s contradicting ‘The Jesus.’ (Picks up a copy of the Bible.) And I,...– STEPHEN COLBERT, on a Christian pastor’s claim that by supporting marriage equality, President Obama is “contradict(ing) the Jesus that he says he follows,” on The Colbert Report (via inothernews)
Southern Minority.: Why be in social work if you... →
Yes. I feel like these sentiments mostly come from people who went for an MSW with the dream of opening a middle class private practice. I never ceased to be amazed by some of the elitist sentiments expressed by my social work peers at school whose only goal was to provide marriage counseling in affluent areas. buriedamor: I’m not saying poor people are saints but I get tired of this meme...
Stand With President Obama in Support of Marriage... →
I have started moderating the Unemployed Professionals Support Group at socialworkhelper.com. To join the group head over to the website at register. Socialworkhelper.com is a free social networking site designed to connect social workers from around the world. -Rachel
House Republicans Want To Strip LGBT, Immigrant... →
Abandoned Ellis Island – And How It Can Be Saved →
Helpful Websites: Grant Proposal.com →
This website provides basic grant writing information.
Health Care Access Worsened For Americans Since... →
I just orderedGrant Writing for Dummies. I’ll let you guys know how it is.
So far this program has only received TWO... →
karbarkalediscope: notesfromthegarden: Engineering Innovation 2012: A Summer Program for High School Students again…for relevance
Anna Paquin: 'Being Bisexual Is Actually A Thing.' →
No Mother's Day: Every 90 Seconds a Woman Dies... →
Every 90 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from a pregnancy-related complication. This isn’t just a “third world” problem. The United States currently ranks 50th in the world for maternal health. It is safer to give birth in Bosnia or Kuwait than in California. But what we do here ultimately affects women everywhere. This is a matter of inequality and political...
Because Children Belong in Families: A... →
abide-uganda: Dan was placed with Julie through a domestic adoption in Uganda. Dan was 4 1/2 when Julie became his Mom. “I want to point you to this quote for a quote from a Zambian pastor after a visit to America:International Adoption and the Western Mindset, “ What I found rather surprising,…
LGBT Workplace Discrimination: Out of Work for... →
Shockingly, a large percentage of us are unaware that LGBT people do not actually have federal employment protections. In most states in most of the country, it is perfectly legal to be fired for who you are or whom you love. Really? That is the reaction, in large part, of LGBT people and the public alike. And that’s a hurdle we need to overcome in order to move forward.
My Year on Food Stamps →
The author describes her experience of unexpectedly finding herself in need of food stamps. The article also discusses the proposed cuts to the federal food stamp program.
NASW Advocacy →
Social Services Block Grant: Ask Your Representative to Support Social Services Block Grant: Ask You r Representative to Support Background The actions taken on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, by the House Ways and Means Committee, through budget reconciliation, will hurt some of this nation’s most vulnerable families and children. NASW is disappointed that some would propose to once again cut...