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News Items, June 21, 2010

Crisis Center in Elgin facing its own crisis
The Courier News
The NASW has been doing a lot of advocacy work for its 7000 members and joined 200 other social service agencies last fall to form the Responsible Budget Coalition.

CPS To Review Decision On Hero Social Worker
CBS2 Chicago
Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Ron Huberman says he will personally review a decision to fire a hero social worker if he continues to live outside the city.

Relief for the Spirit: A Lay Mental Health Worker Project in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Huffington Post (blog)
After all, as good social workers know, mental health intervention is most likely to succeed when the entire family, if not the whole community, is targeted.

Spill Takes Toll on Gulf Workers’ Psyches
New York Times
Beyond the environmental and economic damage, the toll of the mammoth spill in the Gulf of  Mexico is being measured in hopelessness, anxiety, stress, anger, depression and even suicidal thoughts among those most affected, social workers say.

Economy has Dad in transition
Elmira Star-Gazette
Whether caused by economic forces or personal decisions, the phenomenon is a growing trend, said George Tomaras, a licensed clinical social worker who has been practicing in Binghamton for 30 years.

USC deploys military social work program
San Diego Union Tribune
RANCHO BERNARDO — USC has opened an academic center in San Diego that is offering a military social-work program — the first of its kind in the nation.

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