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News Items – November 4, 2010

Social class seemingly affects treatment for depression
Lydia Falconnier, assistant professor in UIC’s Jane Addams College of Social Work and colleagues aim to adapt current therapies with a greater focus on the daily work and economic stressors that low-income individuals face.

Jim Loach’s Debut Film Deals With Child Abuse
ABC News
In the movie, the story is told through the eyes of social worker Margaret Humphreys, played my Emily Watson, the Oscar-nominated British actress.

Become the dream mother-in-law
Shreveport Times
But for moms who want to prove that wrong, Leesa Sitter, licensed clinical social worker in Shreveport, gives some advice on becoming the ideal mom-in-law.

Woman inspired to begin support group
Morning Sentinel
Even for someone like Labul, a clinical social worker at Tri-County Mental Health whose husband is a physician, the diagnosis left her confused and unsure what to do next.

Your Child Can Control Bullies: Use Unruh’s “Stop Bullying Now
Gary M. Unruh, MSW LCSW, forty-year veteran family and child therapist, sees the evidence every day in his practice: “School programs aren’t working parents don’t know what to do, and children are being damaged. There’s no escaping bullying; it’s 25/8, thanks to cyberspace technology,” he says.

Experts: Adoptive families need help
Florida Today
The conference at the International Palms Resort in Cocoa Beach targeted social workers who work with families in crisis and the community faith leaders whose congregation members may be considering or coping with adoptions.

Summit explores nature of poverty
Indiana Gazette
The summit, called the Community Sustainability Summit on the Effects of Poverty, brought together professors, social workers and community members from Indiana County and elsewhere in the state.

Care centers provide fun for elders, relief for family
Columbus Dispatch
Both are assistant professors in Ohio State’s College of Social Work. The centers not only give people a place to go, they also help with health concerns and can alert clients and their doctors to problems.

U. of Ill. leads in faculty Fulbright scholarships
Chicago Tribune
The (Champaign) News-Gazette reported that Illinois’ recipients included associate social work professor Susan Cole, history professor Kristin Hoganson and and education professors Richard Hunter and Christopher Lubienski.

Six-point resolution adopted for women welfare
Times of India
MANGALORE: A three-day international conference on women and mental health organized by School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore, and Flinders University, Australia, adopted a six-point resolution.

Democrats see losses as bump in the road
Twin Falls Times-News
Lora Ohlensehlen, a Twin Falls social worker, said the National Association of Social Workers has been encouraging social workers to go into politics.

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