April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Nothing in my abuse prevention work prepared me for the letter a Healthy Families client sent us. It immediately moved me to tears, and is a letter every social work professional longs to receive.
We’ve already devoted time in this space and on this page to the debacle that is the state’s online health exchange network.
Yet, the news Friday that Oregon officials were turning over the beleaguered system to the federal government, in what can only be seen as an admission of abject failure, punctuates the discouraging aspects of the entire episode.
The Boy Scouts have a motto: Do your best to be prepared for service. Each of us finds ourselves in different life situations. Some of us in these recessionary times are struggling to survive and thrive. Others of us find it easier going getting beyond the struggle to make ends meet.