News Items – April 27, 2012
Career Choices Exist after Graduation
According to usnews.com, careers to watch in 2012 are accountant, registered nurse, computer system analyst, social worker, dental hygienist, and sales manager and representative. “The only thing that I would add is science and engineering because with the energy and the environment, and the way that the economy is going, those jobs are going to be more in demand now,” said Delores Dean, director of Florida A&M’s career center.
Ms. Hernandez Goes to Washington
News @ UTEP
When Janette Hernandez was 8 years old, she promised her father, who was dying from cancer, that she would grow up to become a social worker. Hernandez, who is a member of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo tribal community in El Paso, known as Tigua, wanted to pass on the same compassion and care that she received from the social worker assigned to her tribe, who got her family into counseling and her father into hospice care.
Veterans Department to Increase Mental Health Staffing
The New York Times
The Department of Veterans Affairs will announce on Thursday that it plans to hire about 1,600 additional psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other mental health clinicians in an effort to reduce long wait times for services at many veterans medical centers.
Licensing for more social workers passed by House
Twin Cities Planet
The bill would apply to persons seeking licensure as a licensed graduate social worker, a licensed independent social worker, a licensed independent clinical social worker, and temporary licensees. Those voluntarily seeking a license would have between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2014, to submit an application and the required fee.
Are you a struggling to maintain balance?
Body and Soul
“Do this simple exercise in the car, office or bathroom,” says Karol Ward, a clinical social worker. It helps you think clearly and regain your equilibrium.
Social media fosters healing after suicide
“For someone who is suicidal, there is such an intense pain they feel like there is no hope,” said Nikki Kontz, a social worker and clinical coordinator for Teen Lifeline, an Arizona hotline for troubled teens. “As adults, we know problems are transitory. Teenagers don’t know that.”
CA Considers Bill Banning Ex-Gay Therapy
Medical and mental health associations that oppose the use of sexual orientation change efforts include the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the National Association of Social Workers, the American Counseling Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Former foster kids: Coaches, understanding staff make the difference on campus
Detroit Free Press
The key to success for foster youth is this: someone to call, someone “who gets it,” said Angelique Day, an assistant professor in Wayne State University’s School of Social Work. Day, who founded Michigan State University’s Foster Youth Alumni Services Program when she worked there, said she hopes to establish a similar support system at WSU.
NC Pediatric Society announces opposition to Amendment One
By David Forbes on 04/26/2012 09:31 AM Psychiatric Association, National Association of Social Workers, North Carolina Chapter and the Carolinas Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists in opposing Amendment One, the proposed amendment to the North Carolina Constitution that would ban relationship recognitions and threaten protections for the state’s unmarried couples.
The Deadliest Jobs in Massachusetts
One involves a push to pass “An Act to Promote Public Health through Workplace Safety for Social Workers,” House Bill 592 and Senate Bill 1206. Stephanie’s Law, which has been pushed by Moulton’s mother and sponsored by Senator Fred Berry, D-Peabody, would require social service workers, who often work in isolated circumstances, to carry an emergency device similar to that often made available to senior citizens.