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Ethical dilemma – Steps for Social Workers

Don't you hate that feeling in your gut when your not sure what to do??  Any probable decision seems like a dead end...you're stuck between a rock and a hard place! When social worker's face an ethical decision we rush for NASW Code of Ethics.  In 2008 the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) developed a… Continue reading Ethical dilemma – Steps for Social Workers

CLINICAL INFORMATION, social work explained

4 Efficient Ways to Take Therapy Notes

We can all agree taking notes following a session is needed... but ARE we using the MOST efficient way to record our sessions with clients?  In this video, I will review and provide examples of four of the most common clinical note taking formats including:  SOAP notes, DAP notes, BASIC SID notes and GILLMAN HIPPA notes.  Watch along to… Continue reading 4 Efficient Ways to Take Therapy Notes

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Dynamics of Abuse

Understanding the dynamics of Abuse is essential to helping children and families.  It is important to remember that what seems like abuse isn't  always abuse.  There are physical and behavioral indicators of abuse/ maltreatment.  The 4 types of abuse and physical indicators are listed below.4 Types of Maltreatment1,  PhysicalBruising, (face, throat, upper arms, butt, thighs,… Continue reading Dynamics of Abuse

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Dynamics of Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse is often very different from adult sexual abuse.  Child sexual abuse has the following characteristics: ●  The perpetrator is typically a known and trusted caregiver. ● Physical force/violence is rarely used ● Child sexual abuse often occurs over many weeks or even years. ●Occurs as repeated episodes that become more invasive with time.… Continue reading Dynamics of Sexual Abuse