Crosson-Toweras 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 aQuestions 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|
|Publisher||:||Waveland Press - 2015-06-09|