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News Items – March 15, 2012

The Fine Line Between Grief And Depression
Tammy Blackard Cook is a licensed clinical social worker who provides therapy and counseling for Aspire Group in Raleigh, North Carolina. In her blog, she’s also written about her own grief. Last year, her father died of lung cancer. Tammy Blackard Cook joins us now from member station WUNC in Durham. Welcome.

Social Work Day 2012: Why I took part in the BBC’s social work documentary
The Guardian
Like many social workers, the reason I came into the job was that I feel a strong sense of injustice. Abuse of power, whether by a dictator or someone who mistreats a child, affects me. I wanted to do something, however small, to try to redress this.

Fulton social work pioneer dies at 89
Fulton Sun
In 1997 the National Association of Social Workers Foundation honored Bierdeman-Fike as a Social Work Pioneer, which was presented by National President Gary Bailey.

Recovering from eating disorders requires support, intervention by family, friends
Daily Illini
“College is a tough transition in anybody’s life and because of this transition, a person’s stress levels go up,” said Hellen McDonald, licensed clinical social worker. “So if someone has a predisposition for developing an eating disorder, , what better time to do it than in college.”

Sen. Mikulski to be Recognized as Longest-Serving Woman in History
The Dagger
At approximately 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, US Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) will be recognized on the Senate floor as the longest-serving woman in the history of the U.S. Congress.

Social Work Month:

March is Social Worker’s Month
“Social workers weave together the threads of society’s social safety net,” says NASW Executive Director Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH

WVU honors LGBT community as part of National Social Work Month
The Daily Athenaeum
The event was featured as part of National Social Work Month. West Virginia University reached out to the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community Tuesday with a “Being In, Being OUT” event in honor of National Social Work Month.

Social workers help others toward a better life
Cumberland Times-News
This month is social work month, and as a class of Allegany College of Maryland’s social work and social welfare we decided to write to let the community know what social work means to us and to thank the ones before us for all the hard work you have done.

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