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News Items – April 2, 2012

Increase in Mental Health Budget for Veterans
Saugerties Post Star
The three-way agreement contains an additional $1.3 million for veterans  programs including: $500000 for a Veteran Mental Health Training Initiative conducted by the Medical Society of the State of New York, the New York State Psychiatric Association and the National Association of Social Workers- New York Chapter.

Sen John Kerry April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month
The loss of even one child to abuse is one child too many That’s why Im grateful to the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths for partnering with us in our effort to develop a national strategy to end the cycle of child abuse and deaths.

Social workers are lifelong learners, want a better world
The Newark Advocate
You want more bang for your buck, seek out a social worker. Not a person who calls themselves a social worker, but an educated, licensed by the state professional. These competent, ethical community members have at least an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or Ph.D. degree. Some are licensed independent with their own private practice.

Recession makes dying too expensive for the poor
San Francisco Chronicle
Rita’s problem, the clinic’s social worker explained, is that, like most young people who are ill, Rita is dying too young to have paid significantly into Social Security. This meant Rita would receive “Supplemental Security Income” (SSI), $830 a month, and California’s Medi-Cal insurance.

Fears be gone
“Anxiety doesn’t want you to get help,” said Kimberly Morrow, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in anxiety disorders and the group’sfacilitator. “When you think those obsessive thoughts and let them rule your life, you are accommodating anxiety and giving power to fear. Anxiety is a bully; it wants power in your life.”

Community better off because of dedicated social workers
Cumberland Times-News
I plan on going to Frostburg State University and majoring in the social work field. Social work is so important to us all because it upholds human rights. It pursues social justice and will help different people improve the quality of their life.

Heroic Spirit (p. 22 and following)
CUA Magazine
Memorial to David Cabrera, MSW, PhD, an Army social worker killed in combat.

Senior citizens continue to bear burden of student loans
The Washington Post
The burden of paying for college is wreaking havoc on the finances of an unexpected demographic: senior citizens.

Senators support social work licensure
by Mindy Aguon Guam – Senators Ben Pangelinan and Vice Speaker BJ Cruz are showing their support for the National Association of Social Workers and the Guam Chapter of Micronesian Youth Services Network.

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