THE JOSHUA STORY: How Personal Experiences Can Inform Professional Work.

  • Kathleen H. Powell Department of Social Work, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD


This narrative describes the way in which experiences with my son, Joshua, who has multiple handicaps, have informed my understanding of the true meaning of social work. Through the process of becoming a recipient of help, I have developed new insights into the helping process and a deeper commitment to reforming our formal networks of care so that they more effectively assist people in finding their own voice within a community of others in the midst of suffering. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]


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