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News Items – May 3, 2012

Helping LGBT youth, others learn to cope
Visalia Times-Delta
Dr. Caitllin Ryan is a clinical social worker who has worked on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health and mental health issues since the 1970s. She is a founder and past president of the National Lesbian and Gay Health Foundation and a founder of the National Association of People With AIDS.

Abducted generations?
Dan Rather, Yahoo News
In the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, being an unwed mother carried a significant stigma in America. It’s now called the “baby scoop” era and during this time young women — usually in their teens — were either hidden at home, sent to live with distant relatives or quietly dispatched to maternity homes to give birth.

Is Your Marriage Threatened by Gay Marriage in North Carolina? (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
North Carolina is currently facing a very divisive ballot initiative, Amendment 1, which would write discrimination into the state’s constitution if passed during the May 8 primary.

Will Social Security Last for Gen X, Y, Z?
Public News Service
While some are sounding the alarm bell, Steve Gorin, the executive director of the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, says the news is not surprising, given the recent recession. According to Gorin, fixing the projected shortfall would not take much effort.

Indianola shooting highlights dangers social workers face in the field
Police officers or another caseworker will accompany a social worker to a visit. DHS officials prefer not to involve police unless a child removal is taking place, in which case the law requires police presence. Caseworkers want to build a relationship with families to create a safe environment for children.

New Book Criticizes OTR’s Development
Cincinnati CityBeat
A social worker that has written a new book criticizing Cincinnati’s development efforts in Over-the-Rhine will conduct a book signing Thursday. Alice Skirtz, a Cincinnati native, is the author of Econocide: Elimination of the Urban Poor.

80 is the new 50: City seniors are not the retiring type: Census data
Helen Hamlin, still going strong at 89, is so busy as International Federation on Ageing’s representative to the UN that she barely has time to see her children and grandchildren.

FAMU student, left abandoned in an Orange Grove at birth, is scheduled to
Westside Gazette
While at FAMU, Young, who added that the Marching “100’s” “Do What You Wanna” would best describe his college experience, was a member of Student Social Work Association, National Association of Social Workers and Phi Alpha Honor Society.

From the NASW Guam chapter:

2012 Micronesian Migrants Survey
Migrants Survey
The Compacts of Free Association require reporting on negative impact of Micronesian migrants to US Areas. The FSM Government wants to find out both positive and negative impact – contributions in terms of salaries and expenditures as well as use of welfare and food stamps – and so has funded surveys in Hawaii, Guam, CNMI, and the US Mainland.

NASW has issued a response to this item. The response can be found at this link.

100 charged in Medicare fraud busts in 7 cities
CBS News
MIAMI — Federal authorities charged more than 100 doctors, nurses and social workers in seven cities with Medicare fraud Tuesday in a nationwide crackdown on unrelated scams that allegedly bilked the taxpayer funded program of more than $450 million — the highest dollar amount in a single Medicare bust in U.S. history.

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