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News Items – June 29, 2010

Ela Gandhi muses on her life ahead of 70th birthday
Times LIVE
Ela Gandhi – social worker, political activist and granddaughter of passive resistant hero Mahatma Gandhi – celebrates her 70th birthday on Thursday.

Charles Ensley, Labor Leader and Union Critic, Dies at 69
New York Times
By STEVEN GREENHOUSE Charles Ensley, who led the union representing New York City social workers for 26 years and was a forceful critic of union corruption, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 69.

Pro-Choice and Adoption: Outside the Culture Wars
Huffington Post (blog)
The Adoption Access Network is on the cusp of launching a campaign to “make adoption a subject that patients and social workers alike feel more comfortable broaching in abortion clinics.”

Study to explore influences on women offenders
Louisville Courier-Journal
“I would go home at night and those women were staying there,” said Golder, now an associate professor at the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work.

Unemployed are losing some federal assistance
Baltimore Sun
Social workers answer the phones and direct consumers to hundreds of public and private programs depending on the need, says Chuck Tildon, vice president of external affairs.

New breed of med schools may transform healthcare
The teams include students from four disciplines that often don’t work closely enough — medical, nursing, public health and social work.

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