This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Deona Hooper, MSW. Deona is a recent honors graduate and currently works as a Child Protective Services Investigator.
Deona is very talented and skilled with technology and through the combination of her computer skills and knowledge of the social work field, she has created www.socialworkhelper.com, a social networking community for social work practitioners and students.
In this post, you will have the opportunity to not only learn about this site, but to also hear about Deona's unique journey to becoming a social worker. She is a third-generation teen parent who has struggled to work and study her way out of poverty. I think you will find her determination, hard work and generosity inspiring.
Thanks so much, Deona, for putting together such a wonderful resource for the benefit of social workers around the world! I am also most appreciative for all the honesty and courage you exhibited in sharing how hard it was for you to go after your MSW. We, as a country, need to do better...
What questions or thoughts come to your mind about this post? About the topic of networking and collaborating with other social workers, or upward social mobility? Deona and I want to hear from you :)