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News Items – July 6, 2010

Homeless Native Americans get federal focus
Indian Country Today
Reducing homelessness among Native Americans is a goal of a new plan launched by the Obama administration.

Hogg Foundation Marks 70th Anniversary with $50000 In Scholarships to Texas
University of Texas at Austin News
Ten students at Texas graduate social work programs have received $50000 in special scholarship awards honoring the 70th anniversary of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

Building happy families: Foster parent recruiter Erica Jourdan lives her work
Asheville Citizen-Times
Social work is hard. It is heartbreaking. It is exhausting. But that’s exactly what makes it so rewarding,” she said.

DC social workers fired in maelstrom of Banita Jacks case should be reinstated
Washington Post
All of the social workers who had anything to do with the Jacks case were thumped in grand fashion by an angry and decisive Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D).

Nonprofit administration a new niche for Baylor School of Social Work
Dallas Baptist Standard
But they were administrative workers, not clinical social workers, and they signal the emergence of a niche specialty for the Baylor School of Social Work.

Camp helps foster children reconnect with siblings
Baltimore Sun
Social workers often organize visits, but those usually occur within a limited time frame and in a more structured environment.

Tribute | Joan King Upshaw left her mark on the field of social work
Kansas City Star
She was the quintessential social worker, he said. “She also was a true clinician,” Griffith said. “She could relate well to people at all levels.

Cop-turned-felon making the most of his second chance
Pioneer Press
Wollack, a former New York City cop turned social worker, later founded an award-winning social services non-profit for abused and neglected kids and and juvenile offenders.

Young illegal immigrants get chance to learn but not earn
Sacramento Bee
Their legal paradox has become a central issue for illegal immigrant students, said Roberto Gonzales, an assistant professor of social work at the University of Washington who studies the demographic.

Social work: fulfilling but not high-paying
Times Record (blog)
Social workers … believe in social justice, they believe in fairness, they believe in assisting people in finding the resources they need … whatever resources might be,” she said.

UTC social work program gets accreditation
Chattanooga Times Free Press
More than 60 percent of mental health treatment is delivered by social workers. More than 600000 people in the US hold social work degrees.

Gay Racists: On the Fringe of the Fringe
EDGE Boston
Gary Bailey, is the chairperson of the National Social Work Public Education Campaign, an out-gay man who teaches the racism coursework at the Simmons College School of Social Work.

Social worker deals with ER patients
Dayton Daily News
She was then able to refer to herself as a social worker. She said her early work in the mental health field served her well when pursuing the master’s.

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