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News Items – October 29, 2013

Demystifying the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys – Our Forgotten Victims
Such a narrative is certainly not one we hear about very often, particularly in the media, which tends to focus on the conventional pimp that preys upon and kidnaps children off the street.  Nonetheless, it is one that licensed independent clinical social worker Steven Procopio who is heavily involved in developing CSEC programs for boys, is most familiar.

Life Beyond Cancer Conference: Dealing with a ‘new normal’
Wicked Local Rockland [MA]
(The following is a Q&A with Cynthia Medeiros, a psychotherapist with Atlantic Counseling and Consultation of Weymouth.) What is your experience with cancer? I have been working with people living with cancer all of my professional life.

Patient case takes health care students on an interprofessional learning journey
University of Washington
The exercise, titled Providing Care across Settings, was the second in the new Foundations of Interprofessional Practice curriculum, a seven-session, year-long series. The initiative promotes progressive integration of collaborative learning across the UW’s six health sciences schools —dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work.

Democratic state senator heads Obamacare info meeting on campus
The Clause (Azusa Pacific U.)
Event organizers said they began discussing the possibility of hosting an Obamacare informational meeting in February. OCR’s Ginny Dadaian worked with Hernandez’s office, while Mary Rawlings, chair of the Social Work Department, promoted the event to social work students, alumni and the rest of the APU community.

Social work requires knowledge, ethics and respect, Dole-Izzo says
Laramie Boomerang
The role of a social worker helping people through times of crisis isn’t only an exercise of good will, Elizabeth Dole-Izzo said. “It’s not just a matter of taking the easy approach, of just showing up and being nice,” she said. “You have to be able to delve into 100 years of research and ethics, and find ways to really help people at their most vulnerable.”

Turnover hampers protection of children at ND’s Spirit Lake
Turnover of staff to investigate suspected child abuse and neglect cases has hampered efforts by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to improve child protection services on the Spirit Lake reservation.

Spanish certificate will help medical students communicate
The News Record
Christine Lottman, a social work professor, and Ligia Gomez, a Spanish professor, worked together to create the certificate program that focuses on cultural competency, functional Spanish and meeting the needs of the underserved and growing Latino population in Cincinnati.

‘Moral Monday’ protester from N.C. State faces trial
The Technician Online
Barbara Zelter, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Social Work, was one of the 12 arrestees who attended a court hearing on Friday. Zelter was arrested April 29 and charged with violating building rules, failure to disperse and trespassing “It doesn’t scare me,” Zelter said. “I think we citizens have rights, and when we participate in civil disobedience we understand that there are consequences.”

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