Friday, June 17, 2011

It's Friday, time to reflect

It's been another crazy week in Socialworkerland.

Some of the things I have dealt with:

1.) Crazy client hospitalization, with a promise of admission, then a discharge a couple hours later, because POOF! All was suddenly well......
2.) Joint visit with APS with same client.
3.) Was able to obtain emergency approval for 24 hour coverage for above client (something that is practically unheard of last minute). Note: Following up on this ONE client probably filled a good 3 days of my week ;).
4.) Financially secured an apartment for a new client, thanks to his natural support.
5.) Comforted a new colleague who feels ready to quit due to being in new position, with little training, isolated in an office far away with almost no support. (Came up with the idea that she can work with me one day a week when the nurse who shares my office is off).
6.) I got another challenging client a last minute psych appointment.
7.) Set up another intake for a potential new case.
8.) Was accused of changing/forging documentation by a long-time colleague. Fortunately, I have mucho documentation so nothing should ever come from this. Note to all social workers: Keep track of EVERYTHING you do. Save ALL, even if it seems unimportant. This situation stems from something that occured a YEAR ago.

BTW, I never made it down to DSS this week to begin my one-shot-deals because I still haven't received the proof of income for one of my people. Makes me suspect she may not have gotten SSI yet.............which will probably cause her to lose the apartment I found if I don't receive this documentation in the next couple of days. For another guy, I will go this coming week.

On a personal note, some things that have been happening:

My son, who is 2 1/2 has started to refuse to go to bed at night. He also comes into my bad in the wee hours of the morning. He thinks it's funny, and a game. I would probably be a bad social worker for kids, because my first thought regarding this behavior was that we should just put a lock on the outside of his door!

I made it through my personal goal of attending FOUR hot yoga classes this week. (I am hoping to go tonight to make it a FIVER if DH gets home in time from work).

I also started journal writing again. Nothing significant, but I have been doing this in the morning to reflect before my days get crazy.

How was YOUR week?

Have a GREAT weekend everyone :)


  1. I had a frankly quite horrendous week but that was only at work. Out of work it was fine and I met up with some friends I haven't seen for a while. I think as long as I can separate the work stuff from the non-work stuff, I'll be ok! Enjoying the weekend though :)

  2. The weekend is long past now by the time I read this post but just to comment on your personal note: my daughter started doing the same thing at about 2.5 after always having gone to bed without trouble. If you've ever watched Supernanny (not where I would usually go for parenting advice, but you know...) we followed her bedtime advice which ended up working well.

    She says that the first time your child gets out of bed, you take them back to bed, tell them "It's bedtime now, good night."
    The second time, you take them back to bed and say "good night".
    Any times after that, you take them back to bed without saying a word. No other disturbances EVER like turing on the light, getting water, talking or consoling. And no staying in their room.

    The first few nights we would be walking back and forth to her room 20 or 30 times, but eventually it did work and was ultimately pretty painless.

    Sorry, I realize you didn't actually ask for advice, but this worked so I figured I'd share!