If you’re a foster kid – or even a foster parent – my tips for dealing with feelings of helplessness, shame, and loneliness will help you cope. It’s hard to be in foster care, even when your foster homes are supportive, your foster parents kind, and the system good to you.
Are you saddened by your life as a childless woman? Here’s one of the best tips on how to be happy without kids: connect with other women who have experienced infertility. “I am now in a place where I can say that childlessness has proved… Read More »How to Be Happy Without Kids – Inspiration From Lesley
We can’t have children, and I keep thinking about starting a support group for childless couples in Vancouver. I got the idea because I have to write a paper for one of my social work courses. The more I work on this paper (which isn’t… Read More »Support Group for Couples Who Can’t Have Children – Social Work Paper
These scenarios encourage students to think about and discuss ageism; they’re from our anti-oppression presentation for social work class (I’m a first-year MSW student at UBC). In our group presentation, our goal was to encourage our fellow students to think about how older people are… Read More »12 Ageism Scenarios for Social Workers – Including Reverse Ageism
Here’s a sample policy brief for social work students, policy writers, and social workers. I’m an MSW student at UBC; this policy brief was for my graduate-level Advanced Canadian Social Policy class. My instructor didn’t give us a sample policy brief, so I researched “How… Read More »Sample Policy Brief: The Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) in Canada
If you’re a BSW or MSW student, you may need a practicum placement to complete your social work degree. When I was an MSW (Master of Social Work) student at UBC (the University of British Columbia) in Vancouver, I was one of the last BSW… Read More »How to Find a Practicum Placement in Social Work – BSW and MSW Students
On my recent blog post Should You Go to Grad School for a Master of Social Work (MSW), a reader asked how to write a thesis proposal for the social work application. So, here is the thesis proposal I wrote when I applied to UBC (the University… Read More »Sample Thesis Proposal – Master of Social Work (MSW)
Even if you’re not going into a Master of Social Work (MSW) program at UBC in Vancouver, this Sample Field Placement Request will help you clarify your career goals and point you in the right direction. Are you going into social work or counseling? Read On Being… Read More »Sample Field Placement Request – MSW at UBC