News Items – January 13, 2011
Mourning staffer Gabe Zimmerman
Zimmerman, a former social worker, was engaged to be married this spring. Flags flew at half-staff over the Capitol on Monday to mourn his loss, and his colleagues and friends shared their memories of him with media throughout the weekend.
Scholarship fund set up in honor of slain Giffords aide
A social worker, Zimmerman was a Tucson native who had worked for Giffords since her first campaign in 2006.
Jenice Armstrong: Where were Loughner’s parents?
“With teenagers and young adults, there’s often a pattern of school failures, truancy, academic and behavioral issues in school. A consistent pattern of defiance toward authority, defiance toward parents, defiance toward teachers, defiance toward bosses at work, people in positions of authority,” said Frederic Reamer, a Rhode Island social-work professor.
When terrible things happen, what do the schools do?
Minuteman News Center
When contacted for comment, a clinical social worker that did not want to be identified and whose work does not involve children did say that, when terrible things happen, one typical reaction is to make it go away. Another thing that one might do is to open up discussion to questions.
Is Your New Year’s Resolution A Divorce? You’re Not Alone
Huffington Post (blog)
Mark Sichel is a New York City-based licensed clinical social worker and the author of Healing from Family Rifts. In his book, he describes in great detail the concept of the “Family Myth,” which consists of “the well-rehearsed notions, wholly fictitious, about the nature of a family unit. This Myth dictates that surface appearance is more important than individual happiness, and that every family member is compatible, possesses the same goals, and loves all the others without question.”
Wayne State University Researchers Determine Quake’s Effect on Mortality and …
PR Newswire (press release)
With pre-disaster data, Royce Hutson, Ph.D., assistant professor of social work at Wayne State University, and Athena Kolbe, MSW, WSU School of Social Work alumna, principal investigator of the study and joint doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan, conducted follow-up interviews with 93 percent of the 1,800 initial respondents to comprehensively study the earthquake’s impact on mortality, crime and access to basic needs in the greater Port-au-Prince area.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu chooses point person for homelessness
Horn-Koch, who has a master’s degree in social work, served as director of Covenant House for nine years. Covenant House helps at-risk, abused, runaway and homeless youths through a residential program called Rites of Passage.
Women’s Fund to hold social justice event
Dr. Gentlewarrior has 25 years’ experience as a social worker committed to social justice; she will share research findings on how people with various social identities experience discrimination.
Helping Children Complete College
Wall Street Journal
More than a decade ago, Ms. Schulman, a psychologist and social worker, began leading support groups for domestic-violence victims.