Real Experts for Real Life

Brianna Olson in front of a mural in iHuman. [Photo: Trevor Chow-Fraser]
Brianna Olson in front of a mural in iHuman. [Photo: Trevor Chow-Fraser]

The Alberta College of Social Workers puts on events every year to celebrate Social Work Week at the beginning of March. In 2016, they wanted to try reaching a new audience, and tell more in-depth stories about what social workers do. So they asked me to create a short podcast series for them. We called it Real Experts for Real Life.

I was very fortunate to have the help of my radio/podcast friends/colleagues Trevor Chow-Fraser and Marcelle Kosman in creating it. The timeline was short but I think we put together three pretty engaging stories to listen to. One focused on an Indigenous social worker named Brianna Olson who sees love as an essential tool in serving inner city kids. One asked how playing around with Lego and puppets can help kids in counseling. And one looked at how a social worker originally from China uses her own experience to serve new immigrants.

 

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