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  •  To be a well meaning cog in a vicious machine (1+ / 0-)
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    organicus

    it's only self-preservation to sneer at the weakling fools who can't seem to "get with the program."

    "Clients" don't get to choose their own Social Workers any more than convicts get to chose their Warders.

    And from there, all the rest follows.

    It is not for apparatchiks to question the assumptions under which the Apparat operates.

    •  And invariably and sadly, some of those needing (0+ / 0-)

      services fall between the cracks. With these teabagger governors cutting funding for services across the board, services and staff are cut way back. And that is the sad part.

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      by wishingwell on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 10:04:05 AM PDT

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      •  I imagine it HAS gotten much worse (0+ / 0-)

        under Austerity/Sequester

        But really;  "some fall through the cracks" ??

        Just remember, they  CALL them "clients" ...  but it's only true in the ancient Roman sense.

        Social Workers, for the most part, are employed to impose institutional order on chaotic lives  -- or to be  gatekeepers of resources and services.

        And that's putting it as non-judgmentally as I can manage.

        (And don't get me started on CSW's doing Talk Therapy in private practice !)

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