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News Items – February 5, 2013

Sex and Meth: Cross-Addiction Finds a High-End Niche
Those words from Robert Weiss, a licensed clinical social worker who has been treating sex addicts for 22 years. Three years ago, Weiss merged his private practice with Elements, an umbrella company which owns a range of treatment centers, including Promises Malibu.

Stay on the ball: Six tips for sticking to your fitness goals
Daily Herald
Elaine Hill, licensed clinical social worker, works to help people improve all areas of their life, including physical well-being.

Kansas social worker uneasy with KanCare’s handling of brain cases
Topeka Capital Journal
Social worker Gayle Taylor is part of a care provider network for a Kansas man who suffered a traumatic brain injury and compounds his predicament by engaging in substance abuse. In mid-January, Taylor said she arrived at the Medicaid client’s home to find him bleeding from an arm wound. He apparently didn’t grasp how or where to get help and languished for five days without treatment.

Social worker: Homelessness is not myth in York County
A new method to determine the number of homeless individuals and families in York County has produced surprisingly good results, according to the local coordinator for the state’s annual point-in-time survey, held Jan. 30. Those homeless individuals have called in, according to Amy Marcotte, a social worker at the Sanford Veterans Center in Springvale.

DCS again underreports children’s deaths; Gov. Haslam appoints special adviser after more problems surface at DCS
The Tennessean
More Tennessee children died in state custody during the past two years than what state officials have been saying for months, according to information revealed Thursday, prompting Gov. Bill Haslam to appoint a senior adviser to probe problems with the Department of Children’s Services.

Isaac Fox Social Worker Named Educator of the Year
The 2012 Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year Award has been presented to Regina Hope, Social Worker at Isaac Fox Elementary School. Hope has been the social worker at Isaac Fox School for the past five years and has made a significant difference in the lives of many students.

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