Is Fair Housing Really Fair?

Check out the new piece I wrote on the status of the Fair Housing Act and how helping professional can use the act to help vulnerable individuals access and enjoy housing.

Check out the article at Is the Fair Housing Act Failing? It’s in the Social Work Helper, a great online news sign with content relevant to social work.

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Let me know what you think and have a great weekend all!

Mandy

Pocket Resource: Strength’s Perspective

Last year, I visited Mount St. Helens with my dad. You can still see a clear path of the “blast zone” from the giant 1980’s eruption. While recovery is slow, remarkably the area has shown great resilience in rebounding from the cataclysmic event.

In social work, every day we encounter people that have  their own personal  version of a cataclysmic event.

In my area of practice, this event is usually a slide into homelessness. Among all the tools we have as social workers to assist each client in their own personal recovery effort, use of the Strength’s Perspective is one of the most effective. With that said, I have created a quick pocket resource guide social workers can use to incorporate strengths into their work.

*Side note: I have also used this pocket guide when I worked in medical social work to educate my medical field coworkers about how to work from the Strength’s Perspective with patients.

Link to the file for download below. Hope you find it useful!

Mandy

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Strength’s Perspective Pocket Guide