DSM-5: Bereavement and Depression

by Victoria Brewster, MSW Thanks to LinkedIn, I came across an article on Grief/Bereavement and Depression in the NY Times. As a professional with an MSW, this article causes me to pause and to express concern. Grief/Bereavement is normal after the death of a loved one. As one who works with older adults, I have…

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Social Justice

by Victoria Brewster, MSW Three of my mentors are women in history who practice the values of social justice by the programs they have advocated for, initiated and created; Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama. They also all happen to have been, or are, current First Ladies. These women to me exemplify what women today…

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WHO-Social Determinants to Health

http://www.who.int/social_determinants/en/ This is worth reading on social determinants to health according to the World Health Organization. “The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, including the health system. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels.”…

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Nushra Mansuri Technology is firmly now part and parcel of our daily lives, embedded in our culture and transcending our whole lives – professional, personal and those grey areas in between. So what are the rules of engagement for those of us who are either qualified…

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Social Work Career and Job Search: Part 1

by Victoria Brewster, MSW Job seeking in social work; there are many benefits to social media. I am very active on LinkedIn and many of the groups I participate in are social work related groups. Some of the discussion posts are BSW’s and MSW’s looking for employment, looking to relocate and/or seeking guidance. I also…

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