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News Items – September 8, 2011

Celebrating Jane Addams
The Daily Kos
Happy Birthday, Jane Addams.  Addams was recognized around the world as a person who dedicated her life to social justice.  In 1931, Addams was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Mother of 9/11 ’20th hijacker': I was blind to son’s extremism
CNN
Omar regularly battered his wife until she left him in 1972, according to Jan Vogelsang, a clinical social worker who gave evidence during Moussaoui’s trial.

Alabama appeals gives OK to prosecute women who take illegal drugs
The Republic
Organizations that have filed briefs in some of the cases, including the American Public Health Association and National Association of Social Workers, say it is bad public policy.

Pinon’s mission is to help others
nwitimes.com
Pinon, a second-year Master of Social Work student at Indiana University Northwest and member of National Association of Social Workers, received a Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to MSW candidates who demonstrate a commitment to working with, or who have a special affinity with American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations, or in public and voluntary nonprofit agency settings.

Teen enjoys helping others
Cincinnati.com
“My dad is a clinical psychologist, my stepmother is a psychologist and my mom is a licensed clinical social worker and mitigation specialist, so I guess it comes naturally to me,” Katie said.

Preventing suicide, coping with depression
The Virginian-Pilot
[Chris] Gilchrist is a family psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker, and founder and facilitator of Survivors of Suicide, a free support group that meets monthly in Portsmouth.

For Hospice, the family is the patient
Gettysburg Times
“We help find resources, find other agencies, spiritual counseling,” explained Jody Pritt, a social worker with AseraCare for five years. “Discussing ‘whys’ with a patient. Sometimes we help them resolve things or mend a relationship.

Walkabout: Grass-roots efforts feel like uphill fight to preserve city
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Mr. Cunningham mentored a slew of young people at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work after having spent years as a community organizer in Chicago. One of his students, Rick Swartz, went to work in 1980 as the head of an already solid little organization of volunteers called the Bloomfield-Garfield Corp.

Janora McDuffie to Reprise Social Worker Role on Grey’s Anatomy
TV Fanatic
Janora McDuffie will return to Grey’s Anatomy this fall as the social worker we met at the end of the spring. According to TV Line, she’ll appear in the season premiere, then again in October. Could that mean there’s trouble ahead for Meredith, Derek and baby Zola?

How to Recognize an Eating Disorder in Your Child
Patch.com
But as the eating disorder begins to take on a life of its own, they may feel confused, scared, and ashamed,” says Merle Cantor Goldberg, LCSW, DCSW, a psychotherapist in Silver Spring who specializes in treating young people with eating disorders and obesity issues.

EVERYDAY PEOPLE: Helping to make positive changes
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Barb Parks, a clinical social worker based in Brainerd, has worked to help people cope with depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress and domestic abuse among other needs in 25 years with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.

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