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News Items – December 13, 2010

Child abuse cases remain on the rise
Cleveland Advocate
“Child abuse is growing,” Yvonne Tallent, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with an office near SH 249 and Louetta, said.

109 resident puts personal touch on the big screen
The 109
Morris, a social worker specializing in limb loss, received a telephone call several months ago that opened a door she had never imagined. Just a few weeks later, she was being flown to a movie set to act alongside Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon in a film called “True Grit.”

Why There’s ‘No Health Without Mental Health’
Huffington Post
Old or young, neglecting your mental health is bad for your physical health and vice versa.

Warm the Children is a help up, not a hand out, says Whitmore Lake social worker
AnnArbor.com
For Whitmore Lake Public Schools social worker Terry Bond-Manville, Warm the Children is not a handout, it’s a help up. Bond-Manville has been referring families to WTC for several years and has volunteered as a shopper for two years.

Lucy Liu gets romanced in Lifetime’s mumbly ‘Marry Me’
ChicagoNow (blog)
I’m not buying Liu as Rae, a social worker who gets dumped, gives up on love, meets a cutie and then, ka-pow!, gets marriage proposals from Steven Pasquale, Bobby Cannavale and Enrique Murciano.

Getting hitched may become obsolete as many opt to stay unmarried
Shreveport Times
Leesa Sitter, a licensed clinical social worker in Shreveport, says that marriage isn’t necessarily becoming obsolete but people’s childhoods play a significant role on their views about matrimony.

Target Offering In-Store Social Workers For Some Employees
The Consumerist
And so Target decided to bring in a social worker who could offer staffers a place to vent or to come to for advice on anything from family problems to advice on buying a home or adopting a baby.

Baylor School of Social Work Begins Move to Downtown Waco
Baylor University
Baylor University’s School of Social Work begins the move today from campus to its new home in downtown Waco, placing the School in the “heart of the community” it serves.

Black scholars reach into their own pasts to help beleaguered young black men
Chicago Tribune
Johnson, whose doctorate is in social work, said that as he was conceptualizing “Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy” (Oxford University Press), he thought about a book from the early 1980s that examined adult black men in a comprehensive way that hadn’t been done before.

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