As I have featured many times in this forum, learning through the eyes of another is such a great vehicle to empower and support. It teaches us in a manner that allows us to inspire and reach, educate and teach, and tap into that space and place that has intention, purpose, and action.
I am pleased and excited to offer this great opportunity to any and all that can hear me. It's time we hear your story, the one that led you into the field of helping others change for the better. Can You Hear Me? wants to provide a forum for you to share your passion, as you reflect and remember how you got started, the influences, challenges and obstacles that have shaped your lens. Everyone has crossed paths with those that have inspired, mentored, and supported you along the way. The goal here with this opportunity is for you to be able to share a part of yourself that most don't see or understand. The story that has greatly impacted your practice, the one that comes from that place within and is carried out as you strive to provide to those in need. If this sounds like an opportunity that you have been waiting for, or one that has peaked your interest, I would be honored to help you help yourself!
So, now the specifics... There will be two ways to share, through the written word or by video, the choice will be yours. If you choose to share your story by writing it out I ask you to keep it between 500-600 words. You can include your name and any website or link that showcases your efforts as you strive to help others in need. Or you can be anonymous. I want to support you in this opportunity, while allowing you to work within your own level of comfort. So, if you want to include a picture, please do so, if you don't that's okay. The second option to share is by video, I ask that you to keep your visual piece to a maximum of 7 minutes. I will post your story on this blog, while promoting it on all of the Can You Hear Me? social media platforms. Your story will allow the reader or viewer the opportunity to learn through your eyes, a process that can empower, support, inspire and transform!
Please send your stories (written or video) to: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post according to your request to be named or not. This series will be continually updated and adjusted accordingly as it grows and develops.
Any questions or need for further clarification please feel free to reach out by using the comment section below, included email, or contact me directly on the Can You Hear Me? website →
May this find you well!
Daniel Jacob (Founder of Can You Hear Me?)
Daniel Jacob, MSW Email
Founder of Can You Hear Me? External Field Instructor at University of Southern California School of Social Work MSW@USC. Daniel has a Masters in Social Work (Families and Children Practice/School Social Work). He is currently nearing the completion of the LCSW testing process.