Category Archives: Child welfare

Boxed-in thinking…

There are fascinating stories unfolding every second. This one, involving two countries, Mexico and the US of A, aided, apparently by Interpol, essentially involves the quasi-legal kidnapping a 14 year old girl on questionable grounds, grounds that a DNA test early in the proceedings would have fully clarified, needs a bit more light. Alondra Luna […]

A Whistleblower in the wind…

Whistleblowers, I believe, are essential to the exposure of information that, if released, will challenge organizational inertia at the very least and blatant corruption, criminality and cover-up at best. The news this week that the UN has suspended long time aid worker, Anders Kompass for leaking an internal report conducted by Aids-Free World co-director Paula […]

Social Work on the (You)Tube…

March is Social Work month. The following essay meanders a tad. I hope you find something of value in it. The profession of social work is not often examined with any fullness or depth in television or the movies. (For those of you who may sense some irony in the implication that there are instances […]

A Child Welfare system with no memory…

As 2014 draws to a close, I am fortunate enough to have always been able to add things up. This helps considerably in counting my blessings. One of my pivotal blessings was in having parents who supported me through my topsy-turvy teens and my somewhat roaring twenties. While they weren’t always amused by or appreciative […]