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News Items – September 23, 2010

Grading Obama on progress on black agenda
The Washington Post
The Chisholm commission, which is still in its formative stages, includes Julianne Malveaux, a political economist and president of Bennett College for Women; Michael K. Fauntroy, an associate professor of public policy at George Mason University; and Tricia Bent-Goodley, a professor of social work at Howard University.

Barbara White to Step Down in August As Dean of the School of Social Work
University of Texas at Austin News
She is a former president of the 155000-member National Association of Social Workers, and was a member of the board of directors of the International Association of Schools of Social Work.

A generation gap in understanding porn of today
Mormon Times
Dan Gray, a licensed clinical social worker and director of the LifeSTAR Network based in Salt Lake City, said 40 years ago when he was in high school, a person wanting to access pornography “really had to go looking for it.”

The National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths Endorses Second Edition of We Can Do Better: Child Abuse and Neglect Deaths in America
The Coalition is comprised of five national organizations — the Every Child Matters Education Fund, the National Center for Child Death Review, National Children’s Alliance, the National District Attorneys Association, and the National Association of Social Workers.

Adolescent Girls Especially Susceptible To Cutting
“It’s becoming more and more common,” said Gwen Corley, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. Corley says cutting actually releases endorphins into the body, giving a temporary sense of relief.

Food stamp eligibility expands
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
“We’re happy this is finally coming into play,” said Debbie Shimizu, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers-Hawaii chapter.

‘Economic Control’ Up 40 Percent As Local Domestic Violence Cause
Falls Church News Press
Eighty percent of domestic violence victims using the Women’s Center in Vienna are now citing “financial changes” during as a key issue between them and their abuser, a number that’s risen from 40 percent in the last 18 months, said Women’s Center Psychotherapist Susan Folwell, LCSW.

Schools add healthy eating as key to student success
The Herald-Mail
Superintendent David Banks and the schools’ social worker, Gary McDaniel, have designed a strategic plan for addressing Morgan County students’ challenges.

Texas Dad Accused of Killing His 3 Kids Had History of Abuse
AOL News
A Texas man accused of shooting and killing his three children while they slept had a history of domestic violence and for years had allegedly threatened to kill himself and his wife, a social worker involved in the family’s case said.

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