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News Items – July 21, 2011

‘Dr. Judy’ Doubts Casey Anthony’s Penchant for Lying Can Be Cured
Two of the potential issues Anthony could suffer from are borderline personality disorder and psychopathology, the experts said. The main thing these issues have in common is a total lack of empathy, according to LeslieBeth Wish, a psychologist and licensed social worker in Sarasota, Fla.

Local agencies say people will lose services, costs shifted if SRS
Lawrence Journal World
Laura Bennetts, co-chair of the Douglas County Commission on Aging, said the loss of the SRS office and social workers, would “be a crisis like losing emergency services at a hospital. We are so reliant on social workers. You cannot replace them.”

Trial begins in ex-social worker’s $2 million ‘whistleblower’ lawsuit against Kentucky.
Louisville Courier-Journal
All Jami Hall wanted was a career as a social worker, helping protect children from abuse and neglect, according to her lawyer. “Jami will tell you this is the field she wanted to work in her entire life,” lawyer Shane Sidebottom said Monday.

What’s in a Name? “Social Worker” Credentials Misused
Public News Service
However, Danielle Smith, associate director of the Ohio chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), says they are not social workers, either by license or degree.

Embarrassing video sting spurs worker training
Columbus Dispatch
“Maybe if JFS hired social workers to do its prescreening this wouldn’t have happened,” said Danielle Smith, associate director of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. “If it did, because social workers have to be licensed, action could be taken against them.”

NASW-OH has responded to this article (see above):
Ohio agency requires social worker retraining
The Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The director of Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services says county employees must be retrained following an online video that suggests workers inappropriately advised men posing as Russian drug dealers about Medicaid benefits.

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