Earlier this year, someone said to me “the second you think you’ve completely mastered a topic and know everything about it is the second you stop learning.” This has resonated with me so much and is so true - especially in social work practice. 📚
There is always room for growth, both as a learner 👩💻 and a teacher 👩🏫. I often tell my students that it’s impossible to organize all aspects of social work practice into neatly packaged containers. Social work practice is fluid, complex, and intersectional in nature. The more confused you are, the more you understand.
What’s something you’re learning about that’s helping you grow? 💫
These court reports brought to you from a sunny park 150 miles away from the office. Because we go where the work takes us, even when filing deadline is at noon.
#socialworkselfie #socialwork #childwelfare
Eventful day! Our students spent the morning in court (along with one of our interns) sitting in on and observing many different types of hearings/ cases. We had a great time discussing with one of our judges, public defenders, and solicitors. We also had the opportunity to visit our Child Protection Training Center to see the Mock House and participate in a short training 🧐 We are so lucky to have so many connections and services available for our students...you could get the opportunity to experience these too! #uscupstate #childadvocacy #socialwork #law
When I was back in my parent’s town today, I went to the barn. There’s just something peaceful about this place. My sister and I made up song games to pass the time while cleaning horse stalls. It’s where I came out before school to bottle feed a baby calf. Now, It’s where my nephews and niece love to come to ride the tractor, take pony rides and feed the cows. It’s just my childhood all wrapped up in one. I just sat here for a few minutes as I’m truly thankful for the years I was blessed of the memories we all spent together at the barn. Is there a place you have that just gives you an instant feeling of peace or contentment?
#kurtzcounseling #peace #contentment #counseling #peacefulplace #socialwork #therapy #childhood #farmlife #memories #cows #horses #blessed #family
WESTMINSTER COLLEGE en casa !
En el periodo intersemestral 2017 nos visitó un maravilloso grupo de 25 estudiantes y 3 docentes desde Salt Lake City en Utah . Estos estudiantes quienes estuvieron 3 semanas conociendo Colombia pasaron 5 días en bucaramanga realizando actividades de servicio social en el norte de la ciudad 🌟 se llevaron una linda experiencia restaurando parques y colegios y compartiendo con los niños quienes mas disfrutaron de su visita . GRACIAS ! Y regresen pronto ❤️ #tbt #unabinternacional #volunteer #socialwork #westminstercollege
Y aquí estoy, iniciando una nueva etapa en una carrera que nunca estuvo en mis planes pero hay que intentarlo 💪 la verdad es que no pensé que este momento llegaría tan rápido, el tiempo pasa volando y es cierto. Siento nervios, miedo, ansiedad y ganas de seguir aprendiendo, espero sea una buena experiencia ✨🙌 .
Gracias a las personitas que están a mi alrededor por su apoyo, paciencia, por animarme a seguir en esto y confiar en mi ❤️.
#HappyDay #picoftheday #socialwork
Do not allow your loneliness to lower your standards. Read that again. •
Need a thought provoking/ brave and bold/ profoundly necessary book? This is it.
The more I’ve begun to stick with and explore areas that I’ve falsely identified as “weak,” the more I discover that they’re not “weak” at all. They simply needed focus. And so now I focus and explore and the feeling of progression is like no other. ✨🧘🏻♀️🤸🏻♀️🏋🏻♀️✨ Failed 260 today on DL: 3/1/1 instead of 1x5. So back down to 230 next week and continued work to improve endurance and form at heavier weight. Went outside to practice some pull-ups and core. I’m more stable in my movement than ever before and I’m just beginning. ✨💕✨