Category «Macro Social Work»

National Organization for Human Services

  National Organization for Human Services’ mission is to strengthen the community of human services by: • Expanding professional development opportunities • Enhancing internal and external communications • Nurturing the financial sustainability and growth of the organization • Promoting professional and organizational identity through certification • Advocating and implementing a social policy and agenda   …

Vote For The CNN Hero of the Year

Rev. Richard Joyner has been named a 2015 Top 10 CNN Hero. After watching many of his parishioners die from preventable diseases, Rev. Joyner created a community garden and enlisted local children to help him care for it. Today, his nonprofit, the Conetoe Family Life Center, manages more than 20 plots of land, including one 25-acre …

Who Is Feeding America?

  Hunger and poverty are on my mind again today. Instead of writing along blog post, I will offer research from Feeding America.   The Feeding America network helps families across the nation get the support they need to find nutritious food to eat. According to Feeding America, the productivity of our country would greatly improve …

5 Words to Remember to Establish and Maintain Professional Boundaries

  Boundaries are clearly established (legal and ethical) limits that allow for safe interactions between professionals and their clients. They are standards that foster quality service delivery. Boundaries exist to protect both the worker and the client. Appropriate boundaries allow professionals to offer effective interventions that are in the best interest of the client and …

Poverty and Hunger and Urban Farms

  This DC native LOVES farms – cows, horses, barns, and green grass. More specifically, I LOVE the Pennsylvania countryside and visiting Amish country. I LOVE driving through the Shenandoah Valley. I love the slow pace, the views, and the ability to truly be self-sufficient. I loved “The Simple Life” long before Paris Hilton and …

Eat To Live

  If you know me well then you’ve heard me say these two things about my personal diet: (1) I have the eating habits (or taste buds) of the average 5 year old (2) I eat to live, I don’t live to eat   I am not a “foodie”. I am one of the pickiest …