News Items – May 2, 2011
Prevention: Saving seniors, Medicare â€” and a trillion dollars
They know what we know: saving money can’t come at the expense of the frailest members of our society. We can take on Medicare as a means to address the budget deficitâ€”but we have to do it effectively and compassionately. The right approach is to invest now in prevention.
Young Woman Inspired to Help After String of Deaths Shake up Town
Her mother, Catherine D’Amato, who is a licensed clinical social worker at Westchester Community College has told them she would train them about how to approach youths with issues. In what Jessica called a “powerful letter” that she sent to To Write Love on Her Arms, she shared her story about her sister’s death.
Mother-daughter duo, Flint community activists to graduate together at …
The Flint Journal – MLive.com
Both are getting degrees in social work. FLINT, Michigan â€” A wooden cross peeks out from the middle of an east side Flint neighborhood edged by boarded-up homes with shattered windows and disheveled lawns. Inside the small ivory colored church on the corner of Delaware and Minnesota avenues, Debra and Chia Morgan are trying to make a difference.
Mexican study indicates working stunts kids’ growth
Victor Inzua Canales, a scholar at UNAM’s National School of Social Work and lead researcher for the project, said “there are child laborers who are as much as 10 centimeters (almost 4 inches) shorter than those who don’t work.
Burwell: Robert Quinn offered hope in fellow player’s time of need
Butters is a social worker at Duke University’s Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, and you can learn a lot about people when you spend your working hours dealing in the incomprehensible sadness and uncommon inspiration inside a hospital pediatric ward.
The Surprising New Finding About Narcissists
When I started out as a clinical social worker, I worked with substance abusers in intensive outpatient and residential treatment. We had a wide range of clients, a lot of them mandated, a lot of them hardcore. A good percentage were either narcissistic or sociopathic (the latter being more extreme).
School social workers: The vital link
VCS social workers adhere to the Code of Ethics and confidentiality as established by the National Association of Social Workers. A variety of assessments are used to help identify the needs of a student, including screening tools for anxiety, depression, and ADD/ADHD.