Throwing Kids at Rocks

This year for my internship I work for a small non-profit in Denver that endeavors to expose low-income minority youth to the traditionally exclusive world of outdoors experiential learning.  Continue reading “Throwing Kids at Rocks”

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Snow Daze Music Festival–Vail, CO

Last week, I heard about a free concert series featuring O.A.R. and Weezer that was taking place in Vail, CO (about 2 hours west of Denver) over the weekend.  I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see O.A.R. for free, so I spontaneously decided to head to Vail with a friend for a weekend full of music and skiing. Continue reading “Snow Daze Music Festival–Vail, CO”

Social Work, and beyond…

The University of Denver’s School of Social Work has an excellent selection of classes to choose from in order for every student to tailor the classroom experience to their individual interests.  There are four different clinical practice tracks (child welfare, families, high-risk youth, and adulthood/late life challenges), Continue reading “Social Work, and beyond…”

Denver Nature and Science Museum (great for parents)

For parents and non-parent students alike, the Denver Nature and Science Museum is a great idea if you’re looking for hours of engaging and fully interactive fun. My favorite section is the Expedition Health area. In this section of the museum you can run actual experiments, test your physical  endurance, and see what you’ll look like when you’re 70 years old. I spent about 2 hours in this one area with my daughter and wife. I’ve visited several science museums in different cities and the one in Denver is by the most educational and entertaining (for kids of all ages).

GSSW Information Sessions

The University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work offers information sessions throughout the school year to anyone interested in the program and able to attend the sessions held in Craig Hall on the DU campus.  The info sessions cover the entire process of applying/attending DU’s Graduate School of Social Work.  The program prides itself on aiding perspective students by sharing the experiences of current student’s, such as myself, as well as the guidance of various, experienced faculty members.

Upcoming sessions are scheduled throughou the first half of 2011.  The three remaining sessions for this school year are January 15th, March 4th and May 6th.  Please visit us on our website, http://www.du.edu/socialwork/, and RSVP for any date that you may be able to attend.  Hope to see you there.

-Phillip

field experience

It’s really interesting to see and experience how multiple systems impact the children and families that I am working with on my internship. Intellectualizing the ecological perspective as part of the academic or class component part of social work and integrating that knowledge into the field experience and vice versa has been extraordinarily education.