The Social Work Dilemma

I haven’t practized social work in almost a year now. I realized only in the practical sense have I not practized but in principle I never stopped being a social worker. It is when you are having normal day-to-day conversations with friends and significant others that you realize there are certain things that have become … Continue reading The Social Work Dilemma

“What do you think you’re doing talking about us in this way?”

"In 1990 I was invited to give a paper on disability research to a conference of academic researchers in Sweden and this gave me the opportunity to reflect on the issues involved. To this day I remember entering the conference room on the first morning with the other researchers, none of whom were disabled, and … Continue reading “What do you think you’re doing talking about us in this way?”

Thoughts on my mind…#social work

I am deeply motivated by children who have been through traumatic situations yet they still find a way to smile and get through the day. I have seen children who have been raped so many times that they think it is normal. I have encountered children whose parents have abandoned and rejected them. I have … Continue reading Thoughts on my mind…#social work

Its that time of the year again…

It is that time of the year again…festive season and holiday time. At the children’s home it’s again that bittersweet time when the children are preparing for the holidays. For me and the staff at the home it is a mentally and physically draining time. Last week we said goodbye to one of the children … Continue reading Its that time of the year again…

When a mother cannot protect her own…

I had a case yesterday that inspired this article. This case left me wondering what is left in the world for children when their own mothers fail them. When your own mother who is meant to be your nurturer and protector betrays your trust…. I have questions in my mind after the interview that I … Continue reading When a mother cannot protect her own…