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News Items – August 12, 2010

Cleveland man indicted in the murder of his own wife
(Cleveland)- Maurice Lyons has been smacked with an indictment for the murder last month of his social worker wife Tonya Hunter. She was found in her Walden Avenue garage dead from multiple stab wounds.

Detroit garden nurtures inmates near end of prison sentences
Detroit Free Press
In an odd coincidence, Davis and one of her recent residents, James (Bear) Fuller first met 34 years ago, when Davis was just beginning her career in prison social work and Fuller was beginning his sentence for murder.

Giving a voice to Cincinnati’s homeless
Spring is a licensed social worker who graduated from Xavier University in 2007 with a degree in social work. During college he worked weekends at nonprofit Tender Mercies in Over-the-Rhine, where he learned the importance of listening to the individual stories of the homeless people who needed help.

Social workers help students succeed
Evansville Courier & Press
According to the National Association of Social Workers, the main objective of school social work is to address the social, emotional and psychological needs of students, helping them to overcome difficulties and to improve their overall quality of life.

A $1 Million Goal for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Wall Street Journal
Mr. Kelly met his wife, a social worker who now works as an assistant executive director at the organization, through Big Brothers Big Sisters.

School of Social Work Faculty Discuss Human Trafficking in Fox 7 Interview
Slavery exists in Texas. People are trafficked into the United States for labor or sex, for forced service. That’s what two researchers from the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin told viewers during a Fox 7 News “Good Day Austin” interview July 27 with Keri Bellacosa.

AZ Social Workers: Limiting Park Access Threatens Body and Soul
Public News Service
Carol Stambaugh, Arizona director for the National Association of Social Workers, says in tough economic times, it’s easy to forget the role of parks in in meeting the needs of the whole person.

Police Investigating Suspicious Death Of Teen
Karen Bergbower, Social Worker: “It’s an unfortunate reminder that this problem is pervasive and that, as a community, we need to continue our work.

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