Authors: Laurie Schulz and Karen Copeland
Reprint permission for this article has been granted by the British Columbia Association of Social Workers.
This article was originally published in the Winter 2016 Edition of Perspectives Magazine.
The notion of “not doing this work alone” is heavily encouraged within the social work field, emphasizing the importance of supervision, collaboration, and supportive colleagues. But what happens when we create opportunities with a more diverse and expanded group? …
This led a parent, Karen Copeland, and a professional social worker, Laurie Schulz, to wonder what they might be able to accomplish if they challenged their ideas of partnering. What kind of opportunities would be created? How might this influence their perspectives on the value of collaboration?