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News Items – May 13, 2011

Ask your state, U.S. leaders to make suicide prevention a greater
Idaho Press-Tribune
I stopped doing everything else to take action to increase awareness about opportunities the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is providing in the coming days for suicide prevention.

Social Work Website Helps Aspiring Students Choose a Career in Social Work
Emailwire (press release)
COM, May 10, 2011 ) Coconut Creek, FL — In response to the growing demand for information concerning social work programs, education and careers, Dee Cohen, LCSW, is announcing her informative website that assists aspiring social workers choose the best route for their careers in the industry.

In tornado-stricken Ala., shock yields to grief
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM The 7-year-old girl plugged her ears and shook her head as her mother told a Red Cross social worker about their brush with death. Nakarah Britt didn’t want to relive the terror of a tornado bearing down on their Birmingham apartment. A few blocks away, Rosalee Taylor was having trouble eating and sleeping.

Workshop Educates Parents on Emotions of Children
The workshop, led by Ruth Ettenberg Freeman, a licensed clinical social worker, gave a small group of parents the opportunity to learn more about responding to both their children’s emotional cues and their own.

Baby P report: social work journalism ‘one-dimensional’
Press Gazette
Monro cited an analysis on the reporting of social work and child protection issues in England between 1 July, 1997, and 30 June, 1998. During that period almost 2000 articles were produced on social work and social services, 80 per cent of which were negative. She said that common words used by journalists in stories about social workers were ‘incompetent’, ‘negligent’, ‘failed’, ‘ineffective’, ‘misguided’ and ‘bungling’.

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