Joseph Turner
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Joseph Turner is a pseudonym for a social worker who provides mental health treatment for children and families in a Midwestern urban area.
How Legalizing Marijuana Will Hurt Americans Long-Term

While marijuana’s surface-level effects appear more benign than its detractors suggest, its unintended consequences run deeper than its advocates like to admit.

No, Religious Liberty Won’t Yank Health Care From Trans And Post-Abortive People

Reed O’Connor’s ruling has emboldened the bigots, and hastened our descent into theocracy. At least, a reader could be forgiven for thinking as much.

Keep Biological Parents On Birth Certificates Despite LGBT Protests

The Arkansas Supreme Court recently ruled that for newborn children of lesbian married couples, only the biological mother should be listed on the original birth certificate.

Rape Culture And Hookup Culture Are Two Sides Of The Same Coin

The ideology of the hookup culture sets everyone up to be a victim by luring students into the vast expanse of sexual gray area, then telling them it’s black and white.

Counselors Like Me Need Conscience Protections Like Tennessee’s

Signed by Gov. Bill Haslam this past Wednesday, a new law protects counselors who want to practice without violating their consciences.

What Kids Should Actually Learn In Sex Ed

California’s new ‘comprehensive’ sex ed will teach kids ‘affirmative consent,’ which doesn’t at all answer the questions kids are asking or transmit crucial information.

Broken Homes Are Overloading Social Services

To protect American kids from harm on a large scale, we need to recognize a basic truth: children are better off living with their married biological parents.

Mental Health’s LGBT Blind Spot

Social workers are regularly tasked with diagnosing and treating people’s mental health issues. How can we if we accept that all same-sex attraction is healthy?