From the Eye of the Storm

From the Eye of the Storm

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Crosson-Towera€™s first-person narrative, interwoven with glimpses of over 20 social welfare system cases is a combination of engaging storytelling and stark reality. It recounts the early days of her career that spanned more than three decades. After landing a position in the Division of Child Guardianship in Boston, Crosson-Tower is quickly indoctrinated by department manuals, a heavy caseload, and the challenge of dealing with the unexpected. This exceptional window to the role of a social worker reveals unique and turbulent circumstances in which resiliency and sensitivity play a large part. Incisive and discussion-generating a€œQuestions for Thoughta€ instigate readers to pause and consider the practices they would use in each case.Thus, many social workers sought an adoption surrender from a biological father if he showed the slightest bit of ... I would see competent workers let go because someone else had scored higher on a civil service exam for that position.

Title:From the Eye of the Storm
Author:Cynthia Crosson-Tower
Publisher:Waveland Press - 2015-06-09


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