News Items – December 1, 2011
U.S. Senators And Mental Health Experts Rise To The Challenge Of Expanding Access To Teen Mental Health Services At U.S. Capitol Forum
“Our patient population includes adolescents who may be uninsured, on Medicaid, homeless or barely living above the poverty line. Having primary care doctors and psychiatrists working together is essential in caring for teens in crisis,” said Greg Jensen, LCSW, ACSW.
Creating holiday harmony after the loss of a loved one
“Grief is a very individual process,” said licensed clinical social worker Kathleen Cullen-Conway. “Many families have rich traditions and rituals they’ve done through the years, but people are in emotional pain, particularly in that first year.
Gay teen murder illustrates schools’ challenge
San Mateo Daily Journal
“I think schools need to take two to three steps back and look how we get along with each other as part of what they teach,” said Ron Astor, a professor in social work at the University of Southern California. “It’s all about academics these days and the social aspect is pushed aside.”
Viewpoints: Penn State shame shared by those who kept quiet
The Sacramento Bee
As a sports fan and clinical therapist, I follow how the facets of athletics, culture, politics, economics, media and psychology are interconnected. Unfortunately, I was not surprised at the molestation charges brought against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky or at other charges against school officials.
Cape police chiefs help officers battle demons
Cape Cod Times
Frederic Reamer, professor in the graduate school of social work at Rhode Island College and considered a national expert in police counseling, said he often brings in fired police officers to counsel and train officers. “They can talk about personal experiences,” he said. “That can be extraordinarily powerful and cut through denial.
Keep Your Body-Image Baggage Off the Thanksgiving Table, Please
If someone starts preaching their new diet gospel, remember that they too have permission to eat (or not eat) whatever they want, but you don’t have to live by their rules. And incorporating diet strategies into holiday eating can be disastrous, warn Judith Matz and Eileen Frankel, authors of The Diet Survivors Handbook on the body-image blog Weightless.
Marriage advice: Four healthy expectations minimize the odds of marriage disappointments
In “Divorce Busting,” social worker Michele Weiner-Davis says you can change your marriage by changing your own behavior. When we change what we’re doing, “the old dance cannot continue as usual.”
Makin’ It: Jerrold Jackson, Social Worker
Jerrold Jackson is a social worker in New York City. He’s also a Ph.D. candidate, consultant, volunteer, and all-around nice guy. Somehow he ties it all together. In our conversation, Jackson explains how to seemingly do it all while remaining both sane and gracious.
Social work fieldwork sparks complaints
The Daily Pennsylvanian
Field work is an essential component for students to gain experience and fulfill requirements needed to earn a license as a social worker. Currently, students in their first year may specify three broad areas of interest.
Tarrant County court program helps youths in trouble with the law
Fort Worth Star Telegram
A pilot program in Tarrant County diverts young people charged in family violence cases involving nonintimate partners to special counseling at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Center for Clinical Social Work.
A Community of Survivors Dwindles
The New York Times
As that community has faded, Holocaust survivors face not just a single loss but many, said Carmen L. Morano, an associate professor at Hunter College who has studied survivors.
Most Dangerous Relationship Mistakes of Career and Take-Charge Women
However, while author and psychologist, Dr. LeslieBeth Wish, was studying over 360 women for her next book project, The No-Nonsense Woman’s Guide to Love, she discovered that some highly capable women, especially ages 22-47, had problems that put them in greater danger of losing their lives or making serious relationship mistakes.
Did Naked Yoga Really Send Kris Packing?
We went to Karol Ward, a licensed psychotherapist, to get her take on how naked yoga could ultimately affect your relationship. “Despite the famous saying, ‘opposites attract’, successful couples ultimately share core values and beliefs about life,” she says.
Report: LGBT seniors subjected to more stress than peers
Windy City Times
by Erica Demarest Senior citizens who identify as LGBT face higher rates of disabilities and physical and mental stress than their heterosexual peers, according to a new study from the University of Washington’s School of Social Work.
Tanzania: More ‘Emusoi Centres’ Needed to End Child Marriage
In April 2009 she was hired by Emusoi as a Social Worker and Advocate, and she says that she is very proud to be working at Emusoi Centre. “I am Maasai and come from the community and know traditions and the changes the people are undergoing.
Honoring Gabriel Zimmerman at U.S. Capitol
A Capitol Hill staffer, who lost his life in a shooting spree nearly one year ago, will forever be remembered in Washington. The House plans on renaming a room in the Capitol Visitor Center after Gabe Zimmerman.
House to honor Gabe Zimmerman, Giffords aide who died in shooting
The Washington Post
The House of Representatives is expected Thursday to honor Gabe Zimmerman, the congressional aide who was killed in the January shootings in Tucson that injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, by dedicating a room to him.