From the Field: Global Perspectives Dispatch 3

This month we were asked to write something having to do with the theme of relationships in our international field placements. It’s such a nice topic, right? And for social workers, relationships are the centerpiece of our practice, so there should be a lot to say here.

From the Field: Global Perspectives Dispatch 3

My automatic response when reading the prompt for this blog was to cringe; “successes and relationships” the instructions indicated. While I am incredibly grateful for the relationships I have been able to build with my co-workers, my roommate, and with other NGO workers here, feelings of loneliness are often still present, as I am reminded of how few local people I know, and how disconnected I often feel from the surrounding community.

Dispatches from the Field: Geoffrey Cushner, CENTRO

Dispatches from the Field is a monthly feature at Innovate@BCSW designed to showcase the school’s commitment to field education, and to fostering fruitful relationships with organizations, both in Boston and around the world, who are providing critical services to those living at the margins of society.