Posted by: soulshinemoments | April 3, 2013

Survival

Another intern, my supervisor,and i were discussing a client today during our weekly supervision meeting. The other intern and i were commenting on this client`s loud mouth, vulgar language, and volatile personality.
My supervisor put it to us like this: “You guys have to remember the population you are dealing with–these are women living on the streets. Sometimes using their mouths is the only way they can survive.  People are much less likely to victimize someone who makes noise. They are more likely to attack someone quiet and submissive. Therefore, being loud and volatile becomes a means of survival.
Social work constantly calls me to use all of the empathy skills i can muster up…

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