Notes from Wicked Problems: Big Data on Trauma, Solution-Based Casework, and More
Note: This column was updated on November 6 It was a big week in Chicago. The Cubs finally broke through and won the World Series, and all of the intractable problems with child welfare were fixed.
Too Many Caseworkers Doomed to Struggle
During the month of March, we are invited to honor social workers, many of whom are caseworkers, the lynchpins of the foster care system. These are the people who have the day-to-day responsibility for ensuring the safety and well-being of children who have come to the attention of the child welfare system.
Surviving the Holidays
The holiday season is underway. It can be a joyful time, but a stressful time as well. Sad memories, family conflict, money woes…these are a just a few things that can make the holidays burdensome.
The Burden of Stress in America
A poll on stress in America found that of the 2,500 people surveyed roughly half had recently experienced a stressful event related to their health. While stress affects us, according to the survey, people in poor health are twice as likely to report having a lot of stress.