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News Items, May 13, 2010

A round-up of recent news items of interest:

Judy Hicks is an active member:
Judy Hicks of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Named Social Worker of the …
PR Newswire (press release)
Hicks becomes the third social worker from St. Jude to receive the honor from the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers MEMPHIS, Tennessee.

Public attitudes to social workers ‘improving’
BBC News
The Association of Directors of Social Work poll found 47% of respondents rated social work positively, up from 38% the previous year.

Foster Children Mistreated, Suit Against City Claims
The Administration for Children’s Services is “using certain psychiatric hospitals as if they are detention centers,” lawyers for foster children charged.

Gary Bailey, social worker and educator
Bay Windows
by Courtesy of AIDS Walk Boston “I need my head examined,” says Gary Bailey of his decision to accept the nomination to be president of the International Federation of Social Workers, a 750,000-member organization with representatives from more than 80 countries.

Thousands of Granite Staters will Reap Benefits of Health Care Reform
Public News Service
That’s expected to change when the new federal health reform law kicks in, says Stephen Gorin, executive director of the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

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