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News Items – February 7, 2011

Calendar: The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights Screening
The 109
TCU Department of Social Work hosts Bonnie Boswell, celebrates Civil Rights leader Whitney Young, Feb. 7-8 As part of its annual Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair program, the TCU Department of Social Work presents Bonnie Boswell as its featured speaker Feb. 7-8 to celebrate and honor Whitney Young, a leader in social work and promoter of the Civil Rights Movement.

Special-needs teens paired with peers to help communication
Three current clients with Asperger’s syndrome — a milder form of autism characterized by social isolation and impairments in both verbal and nonverbal communications — are paired with three volunteers, said Hogan, a licensed clinical social worker.

O’Malley gives shout out to Prince George’s job-seeker
Washington Post
Logan, a social worker, turned to one of the state’s “One Stop Centers” for guidance when she lost her job. “After 13 months of unemployment, she landed a new job which pays more than the one she lost. … This is what it’s all about,” O’Malley said during his remarks, prompting applause for Logan from the audience of state lawmakers and other elected officials.

DADT repeal strong beginning, but not good enough, panel says
Daily Trojan Online
About 40 people listened to experts discuss the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in a panel held by the Queer and Ally Student Alliance and the School of Social Work Rainbow Alliance on Thursday night.

Just plain mean: Bullying isn’t only a boy thing
Peoria Journal Star
 “I probably end up seeing more of the victims of bullying (than the bullies themselves) – and it is girls bullying,” said Kellie Branch-Dircks, a licensed clinical social worker at Proctor Hospital’s Counseling Center.

Beverly Hills Counts Homeless Population
The Beverly Hills Courier
Human Services Administrator James R. Latta, LCSW, attributed the decrease to the ongoing placement services of the City’s homeless outreach team and whether or not the area’s food kitchens offered meals that day.

Jennifer Kingsley Neighbors: Schuyler students honored by Rotary
Elmira Star-Gazette
She plans to study social work at Keuka College after graduation.

A local woman reinvents herself with a new business that focuses on helping people
“For twenty-five years I’ve been working in social work and have been a trainer in social services and private practice,” Jiordano said.

Study published on how local authorities work with domestically abusive fathers
Family Law Week
The Charity Family Rights Group has published findings from the first research study in the UK which specifically examines how social workers work with fathers who are domestically abusive.

Munro interim report published
Family Law Week
In the view of Professor Munro, the amount of prescription and bureaucracy currently in the system has meant social workers are not able to do the jobs they came into the profession to do.

Illegal immigrant’s ouster from Isle hospital raises questions
Houston Chronicle
“I even asked the social worker, where I can go, because a social worker is supposed to help people,” Aguillon recalled. “She said nowhere.

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