Positive changes in attitude towards disability and people with disability are on the way, and it would be right of us to do out part by checking ourselves and our attitudes, regarding this topic. There are many web resources out there teaching us to be better allies for people with disabilities, but I attempted to put together to my best ability the most comprehensive checklist. Read on!Lue lisää Checklist: are you an ally for a person with disability?
We are fortunate to live in an era when the diversity of human lives and experiences is gaining momentum, is widely developed, discussed, and addressed. It is slowly but surely making its way into all corners of society, both in online and offline reality.Lue lisää “The D-word”: how the language evolves around disability-related topics
-The concerning rise in drug deaths-
In an era where retrieving drugs can be more or less, as simple as an order from the internet, a delivery to your doorstep like pizza, getting your hands on drugs is easier than ever.
Considering even this revelation alone, the boost in drug-related deaths might not come as a big shocker to you.
Even so, drug-related deaths are often invisible in the eyes of the society, due to the heavily criminalized and stigmatized image that drug abusers carry. Yet, as the peek in death numbers remains a worrisome occurrence, this matter can not be overlooked. As a future social services worker myself, i cannot help but ponder on this issue.
That brings me here, assembling questions such as what stands behind these booming death numbers ,who do they include and ultimately, is there something that can be done to diminish the severity of this dispute?
In light of reinforcing inclusion, here´s hoping that by bringing forward this incidence i will be able to raise awareness, increase empathy and thus, humanize drug abusers.Lue lisää
When it comes to poverty, People generally recognize that there is a lack of basic necessities of life such as foods, clothes and shelter. However, poverty is a broad concept and multifaceted that cannot be explained by pinpointing the basic necessities of life. In some Buddhist stories, heavenly beings, who can create everything needed, think they are still relatively in poverty. So, they are still striving to be free from their relative poverty. In sociology, poverty is divided into three types: absolute poverty, subjective poverty and relative poverty. Absolute poverty in which people lack of basic necessities of life is very easy to be seen while subjective poverty and relative poverty are hard to be seen.Lue lisää Social inclusion for zero poverty