PL creates environments of division and separation by class, race, gender, nationality and social status, paralyzing communities the process. People who create environments of inclusion and collaborative sharing to build community are reducing PL without even knowing that is what they are doing. Based upon the premise that the majority of humanity is loving and community oriented, the hypothesis of PL presumes that as the impact of toxic leaders is weakened and eventually eliminated, we will realize our capacity to attain a humane and holistic society in which people are honored and provided with the means to meet their needs. This blog page is dedicated to honoring those people and sharing their work.
Utopia is envisioned in many ways. In my perspective, utopia may be the consequence in a culture or society determined to be free of any obstacles to a child’s opportunity to achieve her or his greatest potential – Matt Kramer
Why Use a Case Manager Approach to Solving World Problems?
Many of our worst problems are interrelated – hunger and poverty provide a population ripe for human trafficking. Poverty is also a factor in initiating wars and terrorist groups. While the reasons for any particular conflict or problem are complex, the interrelation of multiple problems, especially in today’s global economy, becomes even more complex. The complexity contributes to confusion which enables those core contributors to continue exploiting the status quo, extending and exacerbating the misery of the victims.
A case manager approach provides a model to cut through the confusion, break the complexity into simpler components and then collaborate and network to address each of those components. In today’s social work or hospital environment, a case manager is the primary contact with the client. In that relationship, the case manager assesses the client’s condition, and works with other agencies (medical, therapeutic, legal, family members, etc.) to develop a program that will meet the client’s needs to complete healing. In some cases, the client needs to complete legal requirements in order to return to the community able to function in healthy ways in that community. In the process, the case manager makes sure that the other agencies are in agreement with all aspects of the program, assesses the status of each agency in delivering services to the client, and assessing how the client is progressing in participation with the program.
In applying a case manager model to resolving the world’s problems, participants (humanitarians, social justice activists, etc.) benefit by receiving training that will enable them to better understand how and why conditions of social injustice are initiated and sustained. Additional levels of that training will enable the humanitarian to educate and train others to participate in successfully mitigating the core contributors in their efforts to sustain the status quo. As IMPADA grows, the global community that works to make things better will increase; with each incremental growth of the population of trained, capable humanitarians, there will be a reduction in the circumstances of social injustice.