The Political Social Worker
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"Another way that social work has been depoliticized and remade as a neutral profession is by taking struggle out of practice, remaking it as an apolitical, technical form of professional work undertaken by well-educated and kindly people. In actuality, social work is a series of acute, ongoing, political struggles over what services and resources will be provided, to whom, by whom, in what amount, and to what end."

— Donna Baines, “An Overview of Anti-Oppressive Practice: Roots, Theory, Tensions” in Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice: Social Justice Social Work (2011), pp. 21-22 (via vladislava)

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By Rachel L. West
The Political Social Worker

This is a blog post written by Kristie Holmes. She is a social worker running for Congress out in CA.

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Excellent. BTW I was recently interviewed by a social work student who is currently interning at her state legislature. She said that her field supervisor told her that social worker make the best legislators. 

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Congress Hits a New Low in 2013By Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
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Congress Hits a New Low in 2013

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Awesome article.

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Top 12 Posts of 2013By Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
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Top 12 Posts of 2013

By Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
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