Biblical Foundations of Modern Social Work Values and Practice Competencies

August 20, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Industry

By Laura Racovita-Szilagy and Mioara Diaconu, originally posted at Knowledge Southern. Modern social work values and practice competencies establish the foundation from which social work educators teach future practitioners much needed knowledge and skills for competent practice. The profession’s two major organizations provide the platform upon which this paper was crafted. The National Association of … Read More

What Place Does Religion Have in Social Work?

August 17, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Industry

Maria Ahmed, originally posted at Community Care. What happens when religious beliefs – in this case some Christian interpretations – collide with social work practice and law, asks Maria Ahmed In his 1933 account of being down and out in London, George Orwell recalled meeting a Christian woman in a small, tin-roofed shed who offered tea, buns … Read More

The Decline of Psychotherapy

June 28, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Industry

By: Lauren Gill, originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. A recent NYTimes Op-Ed piece points out that the number of patients receiving psychotherapy treatments has fallen by 34 percent from 1998 to 2007 while the number of people on medications with no therapy has increased by 23 percent. This is not because therapy has been … Read More

Educating People with Disabilities

June 26, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Topic, Society

By: Josh Gotwalt, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. In 1972, an intrepid reporter named Geraldo Rivera (you really get the mustache when you see a 1972 picture of him), then a reporter for WABC-TV, conducted a series of investigations at Willowbrook State School, an institution for children with intellectual disabilities on Staten … Read More

How Jesus Walked through Freud’s Front Door

June 12, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Industry

By Elena Wu, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. The field of Psychology didn’t just emerge from a secular perspective; it was birthed from a strongly anti-theistic point-of-view.  Sigmund Freud, the father of Psychology, believed that religion was merely an instrument for the “uneducated and oppressed” who may commit murder if not … Read More

3 Organizations You Should Know

April 30, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Topic, Society

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. Looking for mission-focused tools that integrate faith, work, and economics? Here are three that we highly recommend! THE COST OF POVERTY EXPERIENCE (COPE) Developed by Think Tank, this 2.5 hour simulation invites your congregants into a day in the life of the socio-economically disadvantaged. It offers a glimpse into … Read More