DEVELOPMENT / BEHAVIOR, review

Emotions across the Life Span: Infancy

As much as I talk about how my client's 'feel'  studying for the Clinical Licensing exam has pushed me to reexamine emotions and how they develop within us.   As I begin to understand how emotions develop throughout the life cycle it’s important to keep the leading theories regarding emotions in mind. Theories of Emotion: … Continue reading Emotions across the Life Span: Infancy

ASSESSMENT, review

Social Workers Assessment Basics

It may feel like you're forever assessing your client, student, family, etc...if so -trust me, you are NOT alone.  All great social workers are doing it! Assessment is the beginning and never ending process that is the basis of our work with clients.  Social Workers assess clients in order to identify and understand the factors that… Continue reading Social Workers Assessment Basics

CLINICAL INFORMATION, DEVELOPMENT / BEHAVIOR, review

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