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News Items – January 24, 2011

Another Year
Boston Globe
She’s a social worker, he’s an engineering geologist, and in taste and temperament you might say they’re perfectly matched. They’re a brand of goodness: Their hands are frequently rooting around in the earth.

Attack on social worker comes amid push for safety measures
WHITE PLAINS — The arrest of a client this week in the near-fatal stabbing of a social worker comes as some in the profession are pushing for more formal safety precautions on the job.

Anderson welcomed as new School of Social Work director
Arizona State University
The College of Public Programs is pleased to welcome Steven Anderson as the new director of the School of Social Work.

ASU, UC Santa Cruz establish Gabe Zimmerman scholarship funds
Web Devil
Zimmerman, who graduated with a master’s degree in social work from ASU’s School of Public Programs in 2006, was known among friends and family for his dedication to public service.

Allegations of elementary school sexting
HACKENSACK, NJ (WABC) — A letter went home with students on Friday after they were briefed by police officers and school social workers.

Mental health experts: Workers deserve to know of danger
Boston Herald
“There are dangers faced by social workers in a number of settings, but generally speaking, people with major mental illness are not prone to violent crime,” said Betty Morningstar, a licensed social worker who serves as president of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

Parenting experts weigh in on ‘Tiger Mother’
Los Angeles Times
“There’s a good take-home message here,” said Dorian Traube, an assistant professor at USC’s School of Social Work. “Chua has very clear expectations of her kids — what activities they’ll engage with, who they engage with. Any parenting book you pick up will tell you that’s the way to raise happy, secure children. What’s controversial is her methods.”

Gabe Zimmerman, friend of Green Valley
Green Valley News
There was an Apple Award from Arizona State University’s School of Social Work, where Zimmerman earned his master’s degree, for his outstanding work as a field instructor.

Children of the incarcerated are often an invisible population
“This is a huge social issue that deserves much more attention,” said Stacey Burgess, a social worker from Tulsa.

Mental health workers offer tips on beating burn-out
Kitsap Sun
Overwhelmed workers, especially those in the field of social work, need to set clear boundaries for themselves, Stansbury said.

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