Category Archives: child abuse

The big picture: Infographics for social work

by Pat Shelly

We’ve all heard the saying:

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”

splashes of paint in many colors erupting against a black background


Aristotle said, “The soul never thinks without a picture.”

Pictures can inform and inspire us.

One way to brighten and broaden the view of social work is through infographics.

An infographic is a visual representation of information or data. It combines data and design in a format that is easy to share and to understand.

Chart showing circles overlapping withthe elements of a good infographic: Data, Design, Story, Sharability

image: Daniel Zeevi – Dashburst

Given the role of technology and the internet in knowledge-production and dissemination, this educational tool is especially useful today.

Read more

Can One Ad Make a Difference for Children Who Are Abused?

by Pat Shelly


One clever public service announcement (PSA) made by a group in Spain just might…



As you can see in the above video clip, abused children who may be accompanied by their abuser(s) are enabled to see a hopeful message addressed to them in a very safe and clever manner.

Read more