News Items – August 13, 2012
Commentary: Investing in pathways to potential
The Detroit News
Together with Gov. Rick Snyder and Mayor Dave Bing, we celebrated the first phase of Pathways to Potential with the placement of our social workers at elementary schools in Detroit. In the upcoming school year, schoolchildren in Detroit, as well as in Saginaw, Pontiac and Flint, will find that they have a champion in their corner with the implementation of Pathways to Potential. DHS will dedicate a full-time social worker inside the 22 pilot schools and, by January, each elementary public school in these four communities will have its own full-time DHS social worker.
First Online Clinical Social Work Association Launched
“ACSWA will be an indispensable part of the clinical social worker’s professional life,” stated Yvette Colon, Ph.D., BCD, president of the Center for Clinical Social Work, ACSWA’s parent organization. “For years we clinical social workers have been cut off from each other. With ACSWA, we get to come together and renew our professional identity, across state lines and job classifications.”
Mentally ill at Chesapeake jail face space problem
“There’s a dramatic increase of inmates who need to be in a hospital,” said Don Lee, the jail’s mental health coordinator. He works for Conmed Healthcare Management, which contracts with the jail to provide medical services.