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New Items – June 25, 2012

Longtime Amarillo activist Frances Powell dies at 93
The following year, she was named Amarillo’s social worker of the year by the National Association of Social Workers. In 1982, she was honored as Amarillo’s Outstanding Woman by the women’s division of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce.

‘Julea Ward’ Bill Passed In Michigan House Allows Religious Counseling Students To Deny Gay Clients
Huffington Post
The legislation also has also come under fire from a variety of organizations. The American Civil Liberties Union, The National Organization for Women and state educational institutions and professional groups including The Michigan School of Professional Psychology, the Michigan School Counselor Association, the Michigan Counseling Association, the Council on Social Work Education, the National Association of Social Workers and the Michigan Association of Social, the Presidents’ Council of Public Universities of Michigan and Western Michigan University all oppose the measure.

NC social worker back to work despite charges
A North Carolina social worker accused of failing to take action on complaints that could have saved a 15-month-old girl’s life has returned to her job even though she’s still facing criminal charges in the case.

Distinguished Professor Lynne Healy Brings International Prominence to School of Social Work
UConn Advance (blog)
Healy’s efforts helped secure the UConn School of Social Work’s national reputation as one of the country’s leading programs for international social work training.

Guns and Suicide Remain an Issue in Rural Areas
Jonathan Singer, Ph.D., assistant professor of social work at Temple University and Karen Slovak, Ph.D., of Ohio University co-authored the paper with the intention of helping clinicians provide care to parents and troubled kids in rural areas.

BACA shows abused children they’re never alone
The Davis Enterprise
Its founder, John Paul “Chief” Lilly, is an avid biker and a licensed clinical social worker who has spent some two decades treating abused children. He felt that while courts offered measures for children to heal from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, there were shortcomings when it came to empowering kids and keeping them safe.

SFSU Pamphlet Aims To Create Harmony For LGBT Youth, Mormon Church
CBS San Francisco
The Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University issued the text as part of its goal to decrease health-related risks for LGBT youth such as suicide, substance abuse, HIV and homelessness.

Why are we rejecting parents?
OUPblog (blog)
That is why a broad range of professional organizations–including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association of Family Physicians,  the National Association of Social Workers and the Child Welfare League of America–has come to the same conclusion as we have at the Adoption Institute. These are not fringe groups that would put kids at risk, but just the opposite. The common threads among all of the organizations listed here is that we are in the mainstream and we all work, based on the best available information, for the welfare of children. And we all agree that allowing adoption by qualified gay men and lesbians furthers that objective.

Social Worker Helps Foster Child Go To Prom
CNN iReport
With prom expenses averaging several hundred dollars, it’s no wonder Jane expected to be left out. And that’s just what would have happened, if it had not been for Children’s Social Worker Simin Dailey of Valencia, who works at the Department of Children and Family Services in Santa Clarita.

Licensed Social Worker Explains Histrionic Personality Disorder
CBS Pittsburgh
The defense for Jerry Sandusky could argue that their client suffers from histrionic personality disorder. Cindy Brumbaugh is a licensed social worker at Actions Counseling in Bellefonte where she has been treating people with histrionic personality disorder for more than a decade.

API Equality-LA Launches Pioneers Project to Honor LGBT Asian Elders
Frontiers LA
“The Pioneers Project promotes intergenerational story-telling, honors our elders, and celebrates our collective history,” says API Equality-L.A. co-chair Marshall Wong, who has has worked for the L.A. County Human Relations Commission since 1999, was named NASW Social Worker of the Year this past April and has an interesting family immigration history of his own.

Par High Senior Athlete Following Her Own Path
College/work plans: Upon graduation I will be attending Syracuse University, where I will major in social work and minor in law. I will be running track in college as well.

Fordham-Tremont Community MHC’s Martha Adams  Sullivan is president of social worker’s organization
Dr. Martha Adams Sullivan has used her strong family foundation to help her work with the patients at Fordham-Tremont Community Mental Health Center. She now plans to take her experience and knowledge to another level, as the new president of the National Association of Social Workers’ New York chapter.

Veneer of Safety: Tragedy at Nashua Children’s Home
David Villiotti, Executive Director of Nashua Children’s Home, stands at the corner of Hanover and Kinsley streets, where social worker Mark Rowland was shot to death by a distraught father.

Learning to cope with parents at war
The Olympian
The clinical social worker keeps a table-top sandbox filled with plastic soldiers and other miniature toys. “Play is their world,” Shoch explains. “It allows them to emote through play.”

Crystal Collins-Camargo | ‘We all share in the blame’
The Courier-Journal
As a social worker who spent years in public child welfare, I have been thrilled to see our community’s recent emphasis on child abuse prevention.

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