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News Items – December 30, 2010

Abercrombie forms policy team
Hawaii 24/7
Shimizu, 56, is a licensed social worker and has been the Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers, Hawaii Chapter since 1991.

NYU Silver Professor Awarded NIH Grant to Study Adolescent Sexual Behavior
The National Institutes of Health has awarded New York University Silver School of Social Work Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and Visiting Professor James Jaccard two major grants for research on inner-city Latino and African American adolescent sexual behavior. Both projects will study teenagers and their families in the Bronx.

MCUW helps senior sustain independence
Montgomery County Courier
a study of community conditions supported by research conducted by the University of Houston’s Graduate School of Social Work, reports that 10.1 percent of Montgomery County’s population is at least 65 years old.

Helping develop successful children
ENC Today
Ed Bell, an experienced educator and social worker, says that parents, families and communities must pull together to advocate for their children and teach them important principles to successfully navigate through life.

In-home care program serves 19 so far
Patients in the program receive free home visits from a registered nurse and a social worker for up to 45 days after discharge from Claxton-Hepburn Medical in Ogdensburg, Canton-Potsdam Hospital in Potsdam or Massena Memorial Hospital.

Social services need persists despite recovering economy
New Jersey Herald
Now a social work supervisor, McCann said the county office in Newton is serving a steady stream of people seeking heating assistance and other benefits.

Methodist students practice on virtual disasters
Students from environmental management, justice studies, social work and law use the simulator, which has been operating since 2008 in the Hendricks Science Complex.

Interview with the Psychotherapist from VH1′s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Brain Blogger (blog)
Having earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern California and with over thirteen years of experience as a clinician, she recently authored The Law of Sobriety as a “guide to life.”

Bullying is a growing problem for the elderly
Arizona Republic
Robin Bonifas, a gerontology expert and assistant professor at the Arizona State University School of Social Work who is researching bullying, estimates that 10 to 20 percent of older people in care homes experience some type of abuse from fellow residents.

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