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News Items – January 3, 2011

Three years after Banita Jacks, has anything really changed?
Washington Post
A social worker did call us back to get the address but instead came directly to the LBH to speak to the child. Our social worker sat in on the conversation and reported to me: “This guy has no idea how to talk to a child.”

Biannual homeless tally includes focus on veterans
Casper Star-Tribune Online
David Allhusen, senior social worker at the Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic, will take part in the twice-yearly homeless count for the Casper area.

Social workers gather Delaware prostitutes’ stories
The News Journal
The few studies evaluating diversion programs have not clearly demonstrated their effectiveness, said Stéphanie Wahab, an associate professor in the school of social work at Portland State University.

Calif. nursing homes to be held to higher standard
A Los Angeles social worker thinks other states should consider adopting the new nursing home rating system that will soon be implemented in California.

Japanese scholars coming to Oak Park
She said America is ahead of the curve in school social work, a subject that is just beginning to catch on in Japan.

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