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News Items – January 31, 2011

For Desperate on Staten Island, a Worker of Last Resort
New York Times
“I ask how they get my name, and it’s always, ‘My friend told me and her friend told her,’ ” said Ms. Weiss, 55, the Staten Island social work liaison for Connect to Care, an initiative of UJA-Federation of New York aimed at helping the newly needy middle class.

You are here: News University UT-Arlington School of Social work uses $300000
UTA The Shorthorn
The Social Work Innovative Community Academic Partnership will begin five new research projects that involve students and the community using a $300000 grant received by the School of Social Work last fall.

Testimony: Cutting services to disabled, mentally ill will boost homelessness
The Spokesman Review (blog)
Rick Heikkila of Nampa, a licensed clinical social worker, said if lawmakers cut psycho-social rehabilitation services, “Idaho will see an increase in homelessness, an increase in psychiatric care at inpatient hospitals, an increase in emergency room visits,” and more people landing in jail.

Winnacunnet High School juniors attend career fair
Social work was a popular field for many students, Thompson said. “They asked us what we do, how much money we make, what skills we need,” explained school clinical social worker Talley Westerberg.

Tiger Mom’s Performance Parenting? There’s More to It
“That’s healthy success—self-worth and resiliency in the making,” confirms forty-year child psychotherapy veteran Gary M. Unruh, MSW, LCSW. “And that’s just part of the story. Amie’s ‘I don’t want to’ drama did not keep her parents from insisting on three hours of grueling practice.”

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