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Happy pub day to THIS CITY IS KILLING ME!

August 08, 2019

Happy pub day to THIS CITY IS KILLING ME!

We celebrated the release of Jonathan Foiles's This City Is Killing Me: Community Trauma and Toxic Stress in Urban America on August 6 with the publication of this thoughtful, powerful interview with Chicago Magazine's Phoebe Mogharei. Here's a snippet:

If you could have one person or group read this book, who would it be?
One of the groups that comes to mind is people who are starting out in the field. Social justice is one of the core values of social work. But I do think there’s a tendency to separate clinical practice from these big policy questions. It’s a lot to try to help someone going through these things, but also ask, “Why are they suffering in the first place and what can we do to address the contributing factors?”