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Is Modern Day Culture Impacting Childhood?

Is Modern Day Culture Impacting Childhood?

As an 80’s baby, I will never forget my lines of communication consisted of a house phone and a lime green pager, where I returned phone calls at a phone booth for 25 cents.  I also remember my knowledge of the world coming from immediate surroundings, which were my neighborhood, my school, and my family.  I remember [...]

The Black Father

The Black Father

What comes to mind when you see or hear “The Black Father?”  When I see or hear about him, I think of power, greatness, presence, grooming, pivotal, needed, leader, fearful, inspirational, and excellence.  When I also hear about the black father, I think of absence, fear, inexperience, wanted, stereotyped, unavailable, and labeled. While it’s so easy to [...]

The Contemporary Relationship

The Contemporary Relationship

“Women want love and men want respect,” or “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus.”  How many times have we heard these sayings describing the differences between men and women? Does love weigh more than respect or vice versa?  The perspective of what men want and what women want in their relationships remains a mystery, and [...]

Cultural Competence vs. Cultural Responsiveness: Is One More Important Than The Other?

Cultural Competence vs. Cultural Responsiveness: Is One More Important Than The Other?

We often discuss cultural responsiveness and cultural competence as if it’s one. Still, there is definitely a need to understand the differences and what they mean.  The National Education Association states that cultural competence is having an awareness of your own culture, to identify and view the differences and have the ability to learn and build on [...]

A Social Worker’s Perspective: Why COVID-19 is helping Social Workers turn the corner

A Social Worker’s Perspective: Why COVID-19 is helping Social Workers turn the corner

Walking into a home visit with a family was once something I could do in my sleep.  Something I felt I did really well. I had a way of making families feel really comfortable in the most uncomfortable situations.  Can you imagine a stranger coming into your home and in your personal space to tell you that [...]