Balancing caring for yourself as a professional while helping others is quite a feat. Elizabeth Scala nurse and radio talk show host embodies this balancing act. Poet, author, and healing touch practitioner Katya Taylor learned she had to change her name to be true to her inner most self. Hear these two women’s stories and be empowered to share your own.
Social workers serve in a variety of capacities from a statistician studying trends in the social work labor force to a public figure on a reality television show. Dr. Tracy Whitaker addresses the information gap and strengthens the link between science and service (research and practice). Psychotherapist Mark Gaynor goes where others fear to tread entering the homes of animal hoarders enduring the stench and the filth to offer a helping hand to freedom from their obsessions. Learn how they help others.
What happens to those people who have medical and mental health needs but do not have the funds to pay for them? Who helps them? Velma Stevens works with those diagnosed with Sickle Cell and Mark Lazarus works with the homeless many of whom lack the basic necessities of life. Hear how these two social workers are making a difference in the lives of disenfranchised people.
Social Workers wear a variety of hats. Some teach, head agencies, write policies, work in hospitals, nursing homes, or for the government. Some social workers treat individuals, families, and groups to help the clients solve their problems and become self-sufficient. You may not be aware how many times a week a social worker has helped you. Throughout March, Social Work month you will learn about the variety of jobs they perform.
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Placing a loved one in a skilled nursing facility or long term care is never an easy decision, but often must be made quickly based on availability. Hear what it is like for the administrator, nursing home social worker, and family member of a resident in a nursing home setting.
“Social Work Matters” is the theme for March 2012’s Social Work Month. The jobs social workers preform cover a multitude of areas. This week we will focus on what Hospice workers Samira Beckwith and author Mary Raymer do.
March is Social Work month. Occupations vary widely amongst the men and women who have earned their Masters in Social Work degree. Being a therapist and a researcher are just two facets of what they can do. Dr. LeslieBeth Wish will share her research about women and their relationships. Mary Pender Greene will describe the techniques she uses working with couples. The show content will amaze and surprise you.