15 October, 2009

You Might Be a Macro Wonk If...

You may be more community, organizational and macro-level systems-focused in your social work if:

Your social work professor mentions the word "development" and you immediately assume she's referring to organizational or community capacity development, not personal psychological development.

You are watching a short film in class about a grandmother raising her grandchildren. The camera pans across the name of the hospital where her grandson is being treated. You immediately pop open your laptop to find out if it's public or private, if it's covered by Medicaid and related budget & stimulus financing analysis on that state's medicaid system.

You have to fight the urge to somehow organize the people who come to see you for assistance at your internship placement into a coalition or front to fight the systemic inequalities that landed them at your agency at the first place.

Off to yet another class...

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