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News Items – August 19, 2010

Innovative health programs counter primary care shortage
USA Today
Instead of thumbing through magazines in the waiting room, SMA patients meet in a conference room, where a “behaviorist,” a nurse, social worker or psychologist who serves as a facilitator, writes down their questions for the doctor.

Alcohol and Depression: Which Came First the Chicken or the Egg? (blog)
Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a Psychotherapist and Life Coach in private practice and for Celebrity Rehab. She is a frequent contributor to anthologies, blogs, and newsletters, is a sought after speaker and has developed recovery and life coaching packages for anyone who is ready to move forward in their life. 

 Social worker losses may hurt attendance
Long Beach Press-Telegram
But Cox and the other social worker members of the “Attendance Recruitment Team” launched just last school year won’t be at LBUSD this fall to make such house calls.

Judge hears testimony against Kentucky worker furloughs
Louisville Courier-Journal
Louisville social worker Rebecca Harbin testified that she and two other social workers are already carrying the caseload of five social workers because of a staffing shortage.

A Report from Gaza
Boston Globe
A social worker, Fuller is especially interested and trained in using specially designed play routines to help heal and build resiliency in children who have experienced trauma.

Social Worker Incentive Legislation Passed by California State
California Newswire
Said Rebecca Gonzales, Director of Government Relations for the National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter, “We are very pleased that this measure passed this important hurdle.

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