One task was to write a service plan for a really complicated client who is coming into the community early next month, and it took me longer than usual because he is so complex.
I also accompanied a co-worker for safety and support to confront a family member who has basically decided to move in with her client, which is NOT good at all. If he remains there, the client very well may lose services and get kicked off the program.
One of the things I am constantly saying about our work is that it would be much easier if we could just seperate our clients from their toxic family members.
As long as I have been working in human services, I still can't wrap my head around things that some parents do to their childen, how they justify their actions and think they are OKAY. While I GET it and understand it's basically generations of madness that has been passed down, it's still hard to process and sit back and watch.
Even moreso, because I work with adults, many who are capable of making their own decisions
As providers we can strategize and intervene but this is often a process, and we are often left waiting for something awful to occur before anything can really be done about the situation.
I think this is probably the most stressful part of being a social worker.
But, my week is basically over 'til Monday so I can put this stuff out of my head.
I picked up a new book at the library yesterday The Snow Child. I started reading it last night and can already tell I'm going to really enjoy it. I also need to finish up the Hunger Games series, so I am in the midst of lots of reading right now.
Tomorrow we are headed up to my sister's home in the mountains of Pennsylvania so I'm excited about that.
What about you my friends? How was your week? What are your plans this weekend?