News Items – June 29, 2012
Help combat problem by starting at home
Jacqueline Fiore, a licensed clinical social worker and executive director of the Staten Island YMCA counseling service, who also is involved with the Tackling Youth Substance Abuse initiative, said parents are the biggest weapon against the borough’s drug and alcohol problem.
Case Western to assist China in training social workers
Crain’s Cleveland Business
Case Western Reserve University has been chosen as one of seven universities to help build training programs for social workers in China.
County to add autism social worker
NEW ULM – Brown County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday to add a social worker specializing in child and adult autism disorders to the 2013 budget.
Video: Emotional adjustments after cancer treatment
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (YouTube)
A cancer patient can often feel emotionally isolated after treatment. Irene Goss-Werner, a social worker at the Gynecologic Cancer Treatment Center, advises on the importance of continuing to have support networks after cancer treatment.
Social worker “Sal” Ambrosino dies at 89
Long Island Newsday
Though Salvatore Ambrosino hadn’t heard of social work until college, he proved to be more than just a quick study, family members said. The Port Washington man headed Nassau County’s Family Service Association for more than 30 years. He was a social work progressive, colleagues said, developing programs on domestic abuse, low-income housing and at-risk youth before they were mainstream issues.
Experiencing community violence and trauma does not have to be a death sentence, however. Trained and experienced professionals can guide a traumatized youth through the horror he or she has experienced using evidence-based practices to help develop adaptive and coping skills and ultimately, find peace. Tragically, we have not chosen to invest in social workers and clinicians who are trained to address post-traumatic stress disorder among youth.