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Integrating Civic Reflection into Mental Health Work

Abby Griffith is a mental health technician -- read her thoughts on incorporating civic reflection into her work.

Jun 10 2013 Becca Bernstein

I've spent the last 13 months working as a mental health technician in an acute inpatient psychiatric unit. In this role, I work with patients living with severe depression, suicidal…

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What Attending a Civic Reflection Training Meant to Me

Izabela Grobelna participated in a CCR training in early March -- here's what she had to say about it.

Mar 22 2013 Becca Bernstein
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I’ve always been interested in civic reflection without having the words to describe it. The idea of leading or participating in a dialogue is exhilarating enough that despite coming down…

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How Civic Reflection Creates “Communities of Care”

"What do communities that share responsibility for each others’ well being look like?"

Oct 18 2012 Becca Bernstein
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Capital's vision for our lives is one where we are alienated from our work and from each other. Where non-profit jobs mirror for-profit jobs and both end in take-out and television... The change comes when we begin to build communities of care.

​The other day, I stumbled upon a fascinating article called, "An End to Self-Care" by B. Loewe. In it, Loewe claims that he "wants to see an end to self-care...…

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The Role of Civic Reflection in a Technologically Interconnected World

Apr 26 2012 Becca Bernstein
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I firmly believe that civic reflection is a way for people in our technologically interconnected world to feel more connected again.

As I read Sherry Turkle’s April 2012 article in The New York Times, “The Flight from Conversation,” I couldn’t help thinking about civic reflection. In the article, Turkle discusses our…

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