To The Graduating Class of 2016… In spite of 2016 taking our beloved Snape, Bowie, and Prince, you freaking did it. For a lot of people, it’s been a tough year. I certainly hope that you can bask in the glory of your achievement. Congratulations on making it this far, whatever your degree or…Details
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Social Work Tech: Empowering Social Work
This social work month, I have chosen to honor my favorite social worker ever: Cobra Bubbles, BAMFSW* [Editor’s note: If you haven’t seen Lilo and Stitch, stop everything you’re doing and do it before you read any further. That movie is so awesome and it’s on Netflix. Also: Spoiler Alert.] Why I Dig About Cobra…Details
After being asked to engage with my colleagues (and stop writing case notes on my iPhone) during meetings, I had to keep busy with pen and paper. A coworker then started talking about the most complicated case ever. Seeing The Whole Picture (or as much as you can fit on a page) Mind mapping is…Details
Happy New Year! In 2015, I published nine whole articles! Nine articles. I started the year with a New Years resolution post and I wrote about how I use technology at work and for personal development. I also published a guide for learning new technology, and talked about Periscope, a tool that helps social workers…Details
Moleskine got together with Evernote and kicked out a really neat and simple planner that right off the bat, I need to tell you that I love it. The notebook allows for me to use a hard copy planner to quickly access and visualize my tasks, with the option to digitalize it and upload it…Details
Periscope Broadcast Welcome to Fall… the end of summer, warm weather, and loafing. However, it also indicates a new beginning… of classes, cold weather, and pumpkin EVERYTHING (bread, coffee, candles, and beer). The fall is a great time for goal setting, starting anew, and for refocusing our energies to get us to the finish line…Details
The above broadcast happened after I outlined this article on a MindMeister map, which I then prompted on my computer monitor behind my iPhone’s camera. If you have time to watch the video versus reading this article, you’ll notice a HUUUUGE difference in tone, as you have casual versus serious, respectively, in the two mediums.…Details
EventBrite for Social Work Event Planning I helped my local chapter of NASW put together the ticketing system for this year’s Social Work Month celebration. It was our fourth Event using EventBrite. I’m writing this now to help you plan your fall events. EventBrite is a service that builds a legitimate and solid site for…Details
I made a handout for the Seven Stages of Grief that I give to clients when dealing with loss. In serving Spanish-Speaking populations, primarily Mexican, I saw that there was a need for this intervention to be translated. I got some help with it and did my very best to translate this document in the spirit…Details
For anyone working in a system where they practice social work, changes changes can be welcomed, worry inducing, or resisted. As time gets longer, one will inevitably be brought into the world of technological advancement, whether its through digital case management being implemented or having to upgrade your phone. Embracing technology can be daunting. The…Details