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News Items – August 23, 2010

’10 ½’ to open Montreal’s Fest of New Cinema
Hollywood Reporter
“10 1⁄2″ portrays a troubled young boy of the same age, played by Robert Naylor, whose violent behavior finally receives treatment when he meets a social worker (Claude Legault).

Crime issues still vex library
San Francisco Examiner
A full-time social worker is stationed in the Main Library in order to do outreach with homeless people, and there’s a homeless outreach team that goes to the site.

Myth Of The Well-Adjusted Asian-American Challenged By Researchers
Biomed Middle East
In their paper, “Barriers to Health Care Among Asian Americans,” UB School of Social Work professors Wooksoo Kim and Robert H. Keefe write that Asian Americans cannot be carelessly lumped together with such easy stereotypes as “well adjusted” or “successful.”

One person’s clutter is another’s disorder
Boston Herald
By Tenley Woodman Childhood trauma is common among hoarders, according to Boston University School of Social Work’s Compulsive Hoarding Research Project.

Thousands strain Fort Hood’s mental health system
USA Today
Chaplains provide marriage counseling, but for soldiers who want to see a licensed marriage counselor, the base’s social work department has two, each with a caseload of 60 couples, says Lt. Col. Nancy Ruffin, department director.

5 Ways to Get Kids’ Butts Outta Bed
Momlogic friend and parent educator Jill Spivack, LCSW, tells us that the key to establishing bedtime again actually starts in the morning: Wake your kids earlier so they’ll be tired earlier at night.

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