The work of twenty first century social workers is complex, exciting, important and often gut wrenching. We find ourselves woven through people’s most intimate, important and at times shattering life events as we stand on the front lines of immigration, disaster relief, trauma response, business and commerce, and social justice policy advocacy. We not only have a professional obligation to change lives, but a moral obligation to make our society more responsive to the needs of those whose voices are easily and often intentionally silenced.
This blog is dedicated to spotlighting the work of our students, faculty, alumni and friends, and sharing with you the daily moments and struggles of the change and advocacy process.
Cardozo law students are volunteering to go to a detention center in the Dilley, Texas to work with mothers and children who are afraid to return to their country of origin. Wurzweiler’s Katherine Mitchell is reporting back from Dilley is a series of blog posts. Learn more about Dilley
Domenica’s doing great. Because she doesn’t speak Spanish she spent a lot of yesterday with me helping with the psych evaluations doing some really vital administrative work for the law staff. Most of the ladies here (all 1500 of them)… Read More
Day two, incredibly saw more incoming refugees than day one. The legal staff, law school students and social work team worked together efficiently and we were able to respond to a multitude of needs presented by the ladies and their children… Read More