Yay! A home just for us! By the way wemoon, I was interested for a while in working with glbt populations towards gaining civil liberties. My cousin passed away due to AIDS in 2005, and I also wanted to honor his life by working with glbt youth during their process of coming out. He came out after graduating from high school, and didn't tell tell me for several years. It was really hard for him as he grew up in the Catholic church in a southern state in the 80s. Though I've decided on a different track, the well-being of glbt populations is still very important to me. At my school, they have several classes geared toward glbt issues. Does your school offer any such programs? Perhaps your campus HRC or Gay-Straight Alliance can also help you pursue your goal or offer ideas.<br><br>
My school does have a lot of resources available and I just found someone to colaborate with as she is going to be working on the same sort of thing but from an educators perspective.<br><br>
I'm freaking out excited because I just did a LGBT workshop this afternoon at a school and it went SO WELL! I talked with the social worker there about doing my Jr. field experience with her and she wants me to write up a proposal and my focus and goals and email it to her. It sounds super promising! She thinks it would be great to start a GSA and I could possibley facilitate that. She is very into only giving guidance so that the interns can make and work towards their own goals. She feels that social work is an art form that each person needs to create on their own.<br><br>
I got such good energy from that place and I'm on such an extreme high right now!
Like I said in the other thread I'm a MSW doing home based counseling with kids. I'd actually rather being doing something else, but the hours work really well so I can set my own schedule and work part-time.<br><br>
That practicum opportunity sounds great Wemoon, I like what she said about social work being an art form!
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I'm entering my senior year in a BSW program. Last night I spent time with the advisory board of my school and learned a ton about how licensing is affecting SW jobs in my state. I'm waiting to hear about my practicum, we've tried 4-5 agencies so far but nothing has come out of it, my school is placing 40+ students this semester so that could take some time.
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I am meeting with the person about the internship tomorrow and will have an update on that then. It sounds like it will be really good and it appears that she is actually offering it to me... so we'll see what tomorrow brings!<br><br>
Does anyone do volunteer work and how much volunteer work do you have for your resume? I'm starting to volunteer at a diversity council on friday and am just curious how much volunteer work others are doing.
Hi social worker mamas -- I have a question for you. If I'm in the wrong place with it, please let me know.<br><br>
My stbx wants to be a social worker, and he's often a very gentle, sincere guy. Bright and all that. He's making the rounds of local social-service agencies and signing up to volunteer, and he's applied to grad school in social work. Unfortunately, he's also got a history of violence, he struggles with a mental illness disability that makes his connections very odd sometimes, and makes him take other people's...existence, I guess...personally, with big swings in how he sees them day to day, and it's all about how he thinks they treat him. He's tried to diagnose me with various mental illnesses and says he's afraid I'm going to hit him. (No, this is not realistic.) Tonight I made the delightful discovery that he was also trying to hook up on dating sites while we were still together and -- I thought -- trying to keep our family together. He's got a photo of dd on his dating profile, a family-moment shot. One of the profiles starts with a list of psych conditions you shouldn't have if you want to date him.<br><br>
He really does come off as OK in person -- maybe a little earnest and vulnerable, says a few weird things, but on the whole he seems like a responsible, quiet, sensitive guy. Still, I think of him trying to counsel and help others, and I'm kind of "um yeah, that might not be best." I'm starting to feel like I should say something to the social-services agency people, but I don't want to muddy waters, and things are touchy anyway with the divorce going on.<br><br>
What do you think? Should I just leave it alone? I have a feeling that saying something may open a can of worms, and that the agency people may figure things out on their own just fine.