News Items – July 20, 2012
Dr. Jill Biden Joins Leymah Gbowee, Bob and Lee Woodruff, Dr. Kenneth Doka, Donna Brazile and Roberto Pacheco for National Social Work Conference in Washington
Professional social workers play a critical role in nationwide efforts to support American troops and their families. On Wednesday, July 25, 2012, Dr. Jill Biden will join the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) at their national practice conference, Restoring Hope: The Power of Social Work, to announce a new professional initiative aimed at educating all social workers—regardless of practice area or focus—on the challenges facing the nation’s veterans and military families. Dr. Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, military mom and lifelong educator, started Joining Forces with First Lady Michelle Obama last year to encourage all Americans to support and honor our veterans and military families in their own communities.
According to Ryan, who will speak July 22 in DC at the National Association of Social Workers Conference, a lack of awareness of the critical role families play in the lives of LGBT youth has created a crisis for many families.
Connexion2 Helping Reduce Risk to Social Workers by Attending NASW …
Connexion2, manufacturer of the UK’s leading solo worker device Identicom(R), has announced its attendance at the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) conference taking place on July 22 – 25at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC.
D.C. arts briefs: July 20
The Washington Blade
Lesbian-directed film part of conference: The National Association of Social Workers is holding a National Hope Conference including a film festival on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Marriott Wardman Park (2660 Woodley Road N.W.). The three films included in the festival are “Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution” by lesbian filmmaker Lucy Winer, “From Place to Place” by Paige Williams and Matt Anderson and “What Love Is: Pathfinders” by Ted Bogosian.
Parents can meditate, too
Washington Post (blog)
As a clinical social worker and a mom, I think about this question every day. I often tinker with different tools or ideas to de-stress as I balance the work I do with raising my family here in Washington. Like many parents, my own default is set to push through the pain of deadlines, chores and other challenges.
Blushing-Driven Suicide Opens the Door for Understanding of Complex Social …
Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W., author of “Beyond Shyness: How to Conquer Social Anxieties” (Simon & Schuster) and “Work Makes Me Nervous: Overcome Anxiety and Develop the Confidence to Succeed” (Wiley), who has worked with thousands of social anxiety sufferers, stated today that he strongly disagrees with the term “involuntary response” as a comprehensive diagnostic.
Aberdeen public school district eliminates social worker position
Connie Smith fought to get a sink in her room at Lincoln Elementary School so kids who did not have access to water at home could wash up without stares from other students. She worked as the Aberdeen Public School District’s lone social worker for 14 years and retired at the end the school year. The district will now operate without a district social worker due to a combination of reduced state funding levels and the absence of grant funding.
What To Look For in Long-Term Care Facility
According to Robin Bromberg, LICSW, Social Services Leader at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston, there are several things to consider.
School of Social work to offer military mental health training course
UTA The Shorthorn
The School of Social Work will offer new coursework in the fall for military social work. “There is a short staff on social workers trained on mental health, military culture and an understanding of military families,” said Alexa Smith-Osborne, social work dean and principle investigator of the Student and Veteran Project.