Virtue, Conscience & Personal Style

In this episode of the Audio Tidbits Podcast, Peter shares his perspective on character and virtue. Our choice boils down to a commitment to doing right or to doing wrong. As Peter concludes, when you get down to it, it’s not much of a choice. The key is consistently sticking to our choice. Please listen and see if you come to the same conclusion. I think you will.

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Children: Our Most Important Resource?

“Children are our most important resource.” I picked up a book about #ChildWelfare practice today that started with this interesting assertion. It was simply presented as a given, with no further justification or explanation. That is not surprising since I have heard it so many times that it is nearly a cliché.

 

I would like to be able to say that I questioned the assertion the first time I heard it but unfortunately I did not. It sounded right so I took it for granted that it was right. For some reason I don’t understand, the concept struck me as very odd when I read it today. Instead of glossing over the assertion and getting to the real content of the book, I was stuck. I could not get past the idea that children are a resource and especially the notion that they are our most important resource.

 

In this episode of the Audio Tidbits Podcast, I explore this generally held belief and question whether it is true. Spoiler: I don’t think it is. Please listen and see what you think.

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Child Protection: Family-Centered?

This episode focuses on child welfare practice and is a deviation from the usual content of the Audio Tidbits Podcast. I was recently discussing child protection practice with some friends who are still practicing. Although I have not practiced for a few years, I was struck by their commitment to family centered practice.

 

When I retired from practice, I was convinced that a child centered model best served the interest of abused and neglected children. Even then that was a minority point of view. In the conversation with my friends, their perspective was still not persuasive for me.

 

I have thus retrieved a paper I wrote about ten years ago and am sharing it here. As I reconsider the paper, I continue to think that all things considered, a child centered approach to protecting abused and neglected children is still preferable to the family centered model as I understand it.

 

If you find this type of discussion interesting, I leave it to you to come to your own conclusion. If it is not of interest to you, be assured that the next episode of the Audio Tidbits Podcast will return to the type of content you have come to enjoy.

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Are You A Thinker?

Are you a thinker? It seems that most of us are not. As it turns out, if we were to actually think twice a month, we would move into the thinker elite.

 

The Audio Tidbits Podcast team shares their perspective on thinking, what it means to think, and why thinking is a good thing. What is the meaning of life, how do we tell right from wrong, and where is the value in a sunny day? These and more think-worthy considerations are in the podcast for us. Please listen and give it a good think.

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An Episode For Deep Thinkers

This is a special episode for those of you who like to think deep thoughts. Please listen to see if the podcasting team catches your attention and interest. Finding a few minutes for a deep thought or two can’t be a bad thing. The episode includes a cameo deep thought from Marissa Crow. That is reason enough to listen.

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You Don’t Say!

How often do you find yourself just sitting around with a few friends and the conversation gradually dies? At first it is comfortable but after a while, it starts to get awkward. You can’t think of anything to say.

 

Do we have a deal for you. The team has gotten together to share two hundred and fifty two oldies but goodies to say to jump start the conversation. We know that you have heard them all before but having them handy can’t hurt when you are at a loss for words.

 

Relax. It takes a while.

 

Press play. Here we go.

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Life’s Little Lessons Vol. 4

Thank you for choosing to go skidooing with us. We all have learned many of life’s little lessons and certainly have found some of them more helpful than others. Daniel has developed a series of skidooing episodes that he thinks represent priority lessons. Those are lessons we should all take to heart. Please listen to this episode and consider whether you agree with Daniel.

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Life’s Little Lessons Vol. 3

Thank you for choosing to go skidooing with us. We all have learned many of life’s little lessons and certainly have found some of them more helpful than others. Daniel has developed a series of skidooing episodes that he thinks represent priority lessons. Those are lessons we should all take to heart. Please listen to this episode and consider whether you agree with Daniel.

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Life’s Little Lessons Vol. 2

Thank you for choosing to go skidooing with us. We all have learned many of life’s little lessons and certainly have found some of them more helpful than others. Daniel has developed a series of skidooing episodes that he thinks represent priority lessons. Those are lessons we should all take to heart. Please listen to this episode and consider whether you agree with Daniel.

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Life’s Little Lessons Vol. 1

Thank you for choosing to go skidooing with us. We all have learned many of life’s little lessons and certainly have found some of them more helpful than others. Daniel has developed a series of skidooing episodes that he thinks represent priority lessons. Those are lessons we should all take to heart. Please listen to this episode and consider whether you agree with Daniel.

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