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Social Services

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date ____________________________


Social services agencies help people get job training, find employment, and feed and shelter their families. They help children who need protection and adults who need a second chance. The words in this lesson are part of the vocabulary of social services.

A. Write a letter to match each word on the left with its meaning on the right. people who get money, counseling, or

1. _____ public assistance a. training, etc. from a social service agency b. a person who relies on another for help or

2. _____ social worker support

3. _____ recipients c. one whose job it is to improve the living conditions of people in the community

4. _____ dependent d. food coupons issued by the U.S. government to persons who are poor or out of work

5. _____ food stamps e. storehouses of food for those in need f. government help available

6. _____ food banks to all needy citizens

B. Fill in the blanks with words from Part A.

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10 Questions

, The Arbinger Institute Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

“Hi Tom,” Bud said warmly as we walked through the doors. “Did you have a good lunch?”

“It was too eventful for lunch, actually,” I replied.

“Really? I look forward to hearing about it.… Hey, Kate.”

“Hi, Bud,” she said, walking over to the minifridge of juices. “Sorry I ruined your surprise.”

“I didn’t intend your coming as a surprise, actually. I just wasn’t sure whether you’d be able to make it, so I didn’t want to get Tom worked up for nothing. I’m glad you could come.” He walked toward the conference table. “Let’s all sit down and get to it. We’re a little behind.”

I went to the same chair I had sat in that morning, with my back to the window, near the middle of the conference table. As I did so, Kate, who was sizing up the room, suggested that we move closer to the whiteboard. Who was I to argue?

Kate sat in the seat nearest the board on the other side of the table, and I took the seat across from her, my back still to the window. She motioned Bud to sit between us at the head of the table, his back to the board. “Come on, Bud. It’s your meeting.”

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CHAPTER FIVE New Ways to Navigate

van Dernoot Lipsky, Laura; Burk, Connie Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom.

Marcus Garvey, National Hero of Jamaica and founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League

So far, we have traced trauma stewardship from our personal histories through the organizations where we work to the society in which we exist. We’ve peered into ourselves, identifying the effects of the accumulated, internalized stress from our work.

Now let us explore what we can do with our trauma exposure response. How do we alter our course to reach a healing path? How do we prevent the ripples of trauma exposure response from continuing to spread? How do we integrate the effects of trauma exposure so that we become effective trauma stewards?

For most of us, the answers to these questions won’t come quickly or easily. More likely, you will face difficult decisions. The wonderful news, however, is that you already possess all the tools you need for this journey. More than anything else, what we need in order to practice trauma stewardship is knowledge of our own lives—what we feel, value, and experience, and what we need to do to take care of ourselves. The more deeply we can connect with ourselves, the more likely we are to find what we need to do our work joyfully and well, even in the face of significant hardship and obstacles.

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Three Brain Rats: Addressing Fear

McAfee, Barbara Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub



Brain rats, I’ve got brain rats.
A pestilential blight upon my mind.

They torture with such cunning like
little Marquises de Sade
And wreak unstinting havoc
beneath my cool facade.
They tell me I’m worse than everyone;
My problems can’t be solved,
And I’m the piece of crap around
which this whole world revolves.

Barbara McAfee, from
the song “Brain Rats”1


In between contractions, my friend raises her head from the pillows and says, “I’m not having this damn baby!”

Her belly is huge.

She’s been in labor for five hours.

The midwife is present.

The nursery is ready.

I’m there as a friend and supporter.

I look at the midwife with amazement.

My friend clearly is having this baby.

The midwife climbs up onto the bed, literally gets in my friend’s face, and says in firm tones, “You are in transition. Women giving birth go through this. You are having this damn baby!” This typically mild-mannered midwife is fierce and clear with my friend. The mother calms down, gets busy with her labor, and several hours later births her beautiful daughter into the world.

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The Last Shall Be First

Manz, Charles C. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

He asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” (Mark 9: 33–35)

Jesus took a surprising and fascinating approach to the topic of achieving fame and glory. In fact, he suggested that the only sure way to become great is to seek just the opposite. He taught that if you want to come in first, then purposely put yourself last. He directed that we should become last of all and the servant of all. That is an awfully hard pill for most of us to swallow. Much that we have learned about human nature suggests how important it is to build up our self-esteem and our belief in ourselves. In this spirit the virtues of accomplishment in athletics, academics, work, and so forth have been prescribed as healthy medicine for our psyche. The right to say, “I’m number one!” has become a compulsive quest for millions around the world.

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