Jamie stops me as I am making exit from the quick mart. This man’s demeanor is polite, shy and apologetic. He asks if I could help him out with something to eat. I mention that I’d be happy to do so but hint the choices would be rather limited in... Read More →
By now you are no doubt aware of the fact that the internet contains photographs of people all over the world. As you look at pictures of other people, and in particular people you do not know, you nonetheless undergo a rapid evaluation process. In a fraction of a few... Read More →
This week, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled that is not illegal to film or photograph under a person’s clothes, without their knowledge. The practice, known as “upskirting,” typically involves a man taking video or photographs from below a woman’s skirt, or above, down her shirt. When our technology was less portable,... Read More →
Many of us have seen the not so polite note which was left by a passenger for the captain of his WesJet flight from Calgary to Brithish Columbia which read: A woman being a mother is the most honor. Not as ‘captain.’ Were short on mothers, not pilots WestJet. Proverbs... Read More →
I am a school psychologist, and fourteen years of my work have been at a Catholic coeducational secondary college (Years 7 to 10) in a disadvantaged area in the western suburbs of Melbourne. This school was established on social justice principles, and is culturally diverse. More than 75% of... Read More →
Sometimes the easiest solutions are those which may most desperately need to be implemented. This became apparent to me recently when one new article in Blood (1) led me to another recent one (2) on the high prevalence of iron deficiency anemia in lower income regions, and how ...
How do we define the digital divide with marginalized or vulnerable populations? Bronfenbrenner’s (1979) systems theory can elaborate on the interplay a digital divide has on individuals and systems as they interact. I believe digital divide is a term needing more definition. Systems theory can illuminate issues the digital divide... Read More →
There may be good news on the horizon for social workers who appreciate the need for our profession to be more involved with influencing institutions and policies. The Association for Community Organizing and Social Administration’s (ACOSA) Special Commission to Advance Macro Practice in Social Work expects to release a report ...
Social work leaders and delegations of students and faculty from 14 graduate and baccalaureate social work programs from across the state converged at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 4th expansion of New York’s Social Work Loan Forgiveness program. According to NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) which administers the program, it is the... Read More →