How Trust-Based Leadership Can Improve Child Welfare Outcomes

I have recently been reading Start with Why by Simon Sinek. A story about Southwest Airlines in the book caught my attention. Sinek described how Southwest focused on making their employees happy, and with making Southwest an enjoyable place to work. The theory was that if employees were happy, clients/customers were happy, and therefore share…

Social Work: The Swiss Army Knife of Human Services

I find that the general population has no idea what social work is or what social workers do. Social work is not something often depicted in Hollywood TV shows or movies (when it is depicted, it is usually inaccurate), and frankly, the tasks of social work are so varied that the work can be hard…

Dear Social Worker,

Thank you for the work you do, for caring for children.  Thank you for putting so many hours in to do the extraordinary work to find homes for children who may not have the best home.  Thank you for putting the time in at the office to check on these children and do the hours…

Foster Parenting: The Importance of Documentation

If you have been a foster parent for any length of time, you know how quickly cases can turn over to different case workers. This is due to many chronic issues within workforce recruitment and retention in the child welfare system, but one of the major side effects you need to be aware of is…

What Foster/Adoptive Parent Category is Right for You?

So in Georgia we have 4 categories to choose from when you are going through the process to be a foster/adoptive parent: Partnership Parent Resource Parent Adopt Legal-Risk Parent Adoptive Parent I imagine that some form of these 4 categories exists in every state, and so to determine how this specifically applies to you in…