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by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW The Political Social Worker Join us on Twitter at 8 pm EST to discuss PTST in veterans and the use of MDMA (ecstasy) in treatment.  Laura Reed Goodson (@reedtome) will be our guest.  To participate use #swunited.  Questions to the moderator can be sent to @swhelpercom.  You can learn […]

Originally posted on Classroom to Capitol:
See? For-profit corporations get this. It’s an axiom these days: Nonprofit organizations should operate ‘more like a business’. The people/donors/media/policymakers who advise this are seldom very specific about what this corporate approach would really look like for social service agencies. I mean, it’s not like the for-profit world has…

Originally posted on Death, Dying, End of Life Information, Book Reviews, and Advocacy:
by Victoria Brewster, MSW If you are reading this, I am making the assumption that you are already a BSW/MSW or you are a student to become one. Why have you chosen the field of social work? What is the draw besides…

Originally posted on Classroom to Capitol:
Image by Mashable I don’t post too much anymore about social media and technology and nonprofit advocacy. Mainly, that’s because there are people who are way smarter than I am at that, and so I just learn from them. I also don’t have nearly as much time to play…

Originally posted on Classroom to Capitol:
This fall, several of my students have (separately) voiced that they have stayed away from politics because they “didn’t feel informed enough” to get involved. And, I mean, I guess I sort of get that, after my initial recoil. Social workers have an ethical obligation to competence, after all,…

Originally posted on Classroom to Capitol:
My colleague, Jake Lowen, for whom I have a tremendous amount of respect, said something the other day, when we were talking with a group of nonprofit advocates, that has stuck with me since. The conversation was about what trips people up, when it comes to including grassroots strategies…