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News Items – March 10, 2011

He’ll ride bike across country to get men to face depression
Minneapolis Star Tribune
But the very morning that Hockert, 71, stepped out of his car behind the St. Anthony Police Department and shot himself in the chest, I was having coffee with Mark Meier, a social worker, businessman and father of three.

South Dakota social work pioneer dies
Late in her life she was named a Social Work Pioneer by the National Association of Social Workers Foundation. South Dakota State University professor Ann Wilson says Chamberlain was “an advocate of the poorest of the poor.”

Cruz wants youth to become social workers
I congratulate the Guam Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and all organizations that advance social services, social justice and social consciousness. I want to encourage our young people to become social workers.

Social Work Students Get To Know the Capitol
The UND students and the National Association of Social Workers are soaking in the legislative process because they say there`s no better way to make change for North Dakota`s most vulnerable citizens. “Building up our knowledge by being on the floor, going to different committees. Being here on a regular basis and trying to work within the system to make some changes,” says David Bialik with the National Association of Social Workers.

Union debate really about who’s ethical
Idaho Press-Tribune
If we are going to hold people accountable and dismantle organizations, why not start with the culprits who decimated the economy? • Delmar Stone is the executive director for the Idaho Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

Food Stamps are a SNAP
The Faster Times
So, I had to hunt down a social worker here in our new community to help us with that. While I was pursuing the Medicaid reinstatement, I inquired about food stamps. “Food stamps are harder to get than Medicaid,” said Mr. Bill[1], my gruff, brusque/garrulous (depending on his mood) social worker who I met over the phone. You never actually see any of these people.

Mom faces court
Stockton Record
Armstead is accused of torturing and killing the baby, who died Christmas Day, two weeks after a San Joaquin County social worker visited her home to investigate abuse allegations. The death has raised questions over whether social worker case loads are too high to ensure reports of abuse are investigated thoroughly.

Caregivers of wounded vets hold conference in Tampa
Veronica Thomas talks with Adam Kijanski, a Veterans Affairs social work case manager. Thomas takes care of her son, a veteran who was severely wounded in Iraq.

Social Work Conference Talks about Helping People
KAUM News Extra
Video of NASW-Guam Executive Director

USF celebrates Social Work Month with launch of forensic social work program
According the National Association of Social Workers, Social Work Month is designed to bring awareness to the 640000 professional social workers across the country who have dedicated their careers to helping others overcome adversity to transform their lives or to improve environments to make such transformations possible.

Youth develop character while snowboarding with Shred Love group
By Barbara Milton, Ph.D., LCSW Doug Bauman/The Jersey JournalThirteen-year-old Edward Miles Fowlkes of Jersey City shows the certificate he received after participating in a Shred Love snowboarding trip.

An Education in Compassion
Durango Telegraph
To help address these problems in the 1930s, the University of Denver launched the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), the first such program in the Rocky Mountain Region. Today, it is the region’s top-ranked graduate social work program and and nationally ranked in the top 17 percent.

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