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News Items – July 2, 2013

A new beginning for New Beginnings Recovery Center
They asked a well-known and experienced healthcare and substance abuse treatment professional, Johnny Patout, LCSW, to provide them a detailed needs assessment and strategic planning recommendations—and then to lead the team that would operate the “new” New Beginnings. “What impressed me about the Roemers’ desire to acquire the facility were two things: a belief that the service [teen-focused care] was needed and that this care must be of the highest quality,” said Patout.

NMSU social worker combines love, work
Deming Headlight
Later, as her life path moved her toward a profession as a social worker and eventually a college professor on the subject, in the back of her mind she knew she wanted to someday have horses back in her life. That day came when she and her husband Ric  moved to Corrales, N.M. “While I enjoy my personal horses, Eli and Lady, I wanted to explore the use of horses in therapeutic settings,” she said. Through the National Association of Social Workers New Mexico Chapter, Whittlesey-Jerome is networking with other social workers in the state using horses in therapy with their clients.

WCU taps specialist in Native American aging issues for distinguished
Cherokee One Feather
CULLOWHEE – R. Turner Goins, a nationally known specialist in American Indian aging issues, is Western Carolina University’s first Ambassador Jeanette Hyde Distinguished Professor of Gerontological Social Work. Goins, associate director of the Center for Healthy Aging Research and associate professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University, will join the Western Carolina faculty effective Aug. 1.

Building on History: An Interview on Social Justice and Religious Liberty with
Center For American Progress
Nancy is a graduate of Brandeis University, and she received a master’s degree in community organization and social planning from the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College, as well as a master’s degree in administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

New KU program aims to fill social-worker void in western Kansas
Lawrence Journal World
Over the years, he said, he’s watched many people go to Wichita, Lawrence or Kansas City to earn a Master of Social Work degree, which is generally required to be a social worker at a mental health center, in a school or in some medical facilities.

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