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News Items – January 28, 2011

David Crowley the ultimate ‘social worker
Her brother David, Cookie Crowley said, had done many things in his life, “but one of his proudest titles was ‘social worker.’ He always said that’s what our dad was.

Editorial: Another step for equality for gays, lesbians: Future Janice
If the name Janice Langbehn sounds familiar, it’s because she made headlines in Miami in 2007 when a social worker at Jackson Memorial Hospital wouldn’t allow Ms. Langbehn to visit her dying partner, Lisa Pond, because Florida is “an anti-gay state.”

Relationships improve with fair-fighting methods
Couples fight.  That’s not to say they all wage World War III in their living rooms, but any two people in an intimate relationship will encounter areas of irreconcilable differences, says Tina Johnson, a Fargo clinical social worker who specializes in marriage counseling.

When Haiti Hits Home
BU Today
Within days of her relatives’ arrival, she was seated across from Erin Joyce, a BMC clinical social worker. “Lisa had basic needs,” recalls Joyce. “She needed winter clothes, coats, food, beds. She was a little overwhelmed.”

MSU begins social work repair
Students in Missouri State University’s social work program released their recommendations for improving the program last week.

Groups join to seek payday loan limits in Iowa
Members of the coalition, who announced the coalition at a Statehouse news conference, ranged from the Iowa Catholic Conference to the National Association of Social Workers.

Outsourcing Medicaid
Salt Lake City Weekly
“They tried to eliminate face-to-face contact, or minimize it, and it didn’t work,” says Josephine Hughes, the executive director of the Indiana chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

Empathy Is a Prerequisite
BU Today
By Susan Seligson Future social worker Ali Abdullahi is already indispensable to Chelsea’s Somalis and other new immigrants.

Torture of Antioch foster twins, death, reaching courthouse climax
San Jose Mercury News
Child welfare documents obtained by Bay Area News Group through a court petition shortly after Jazzmin’s death revealed that Smith, a veteran social worker, violated state regulations that require regular reports from doctors, therapists and others.

UB School of Social Work Achieves Cyberspace Milestone
UB News Center
BUFFALO, NY — The University at Buffalo’s School of Social Work has recorded its 100000th download to its “Living Proof” podcast series, a milestone the school’s dean calls “a sign UB’s School of Social Work’s entrance into cyberspace is here to stay.”

Social workers advocate for their profession
(WLBT) – Members of the National Association of Social Workers, the School Social Work Association of Mississippi, and the Miss. Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare held a press conference at the state capitol on Tuesday.

Parent University Shows How to Keep Your Children Safe on the Internet
“How to Protect Your Children on the Internet” by Sarah Migas, Internet Specialist for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and a fourteen year veteran of the field of social work.

A new journey begins
Warrick Publishing
“I hope and pray that they stay the path that they’ve learned and that they’ve been committed to while we were watching them,” said Lisa Seif, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Director of Court Substance Abuse Programs.

Vermilion County surveys homeless population
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Social worker Tim Jobin, left, and Jeff Smith check the door on a vacant building in Danville on Tuesday. DANVILLE — His eyes lit up when they handed him a

Stamford school social workers voice concerns over budget cuts
Stamford Advocate
Megan Holz, a social worker at KT Murphy Elementary School who lost her job at Westhill High School in 2009 due to budget cuts and recently returned to the district, said she is frustrated with the idea of cutting social workers again.

Maine Voices: Aid for needy families supports those who work and have kids
Press Herald
Thomas Chalmers McLaughlin, Ph.D., is an associate professor, director of online education and co-director of the Center for Research and Evaluation at the University of New England’s School of Social Work.

Master’s candidate implements award-winning program for caregivers (press release)
Teaneck resident Caryn Loffman, a candidate in the MSW program at Touro College’s Graduate School of Social Work, was recently recognized for her involvement in the “Take a Break” program she helped to implement at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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