News Items – May 26, 2011
Top 100 Workplaces: Caregiving firm seeks a select lot
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The result is that Stowell Associates gets high marks from its employees as a place to work. It ranked at the top among midsize employers in this year’s Journal Sentinel Top Workplaces survey. Employees also had the highest of confidence in the company’s leadership among midsize firms, the survey showed.
Judge rules for social worker who removed children from mom with positive PCP test
By Melissa Evans Staff Writer A county social worker should not have been suspended for her role in removing two children from a mother who tested positive for PCP, an administrative law judge found Monday.
Central District social worker honored at Citi Field
Cheryl Gitlitz, a licensed social worker and the district-wide transition coordinator for the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, recently received the Exceptional Parent Magazine’s Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award during Disability Awareness Night at Citi Field in Flushing.
Troy Vincent fuels up at Edgewood Elementary School
Bucks Local News
That’s what Pennsbury School District social worker Tammy Leimer did. The school official was trying to come up with a way to reward the Edgewood Elementary School kids who participated all year long in “Fuel Up To Play 60,” an accelerated recess program that seeks to get kids to exercise at least 60 minutes a day.
Teen bond overcomes girl’s heart transplant fear
But clinical social worker Shani Foy-Watson says if that happened, Courtney’s resentment could have torpedoed her recovery, setting up just those kinds of problems with follow-up care. Foy-Watson says it’s not unusual for kids who’ve lived with serious illness for years to have a hard time imagining normalcy â€” at the same age when it’s normal to seek more independence from their terrified parents.
Oh, the Humanities! College Grads with ‘Fluffy’ Majors Make Way Less Money
college students majoring in subjects such as social work, visual and performing arts, and theology can expect to make far less money than workers who majored in engineering, computer science, or business. Grads with degrees in the humanities, arts, education, and psychology tend to earn less upon getting out of college, and they also earn less over the course of their working lives. Basically, they just plain earn less.
An unlikely pair of college buds
Longview Daily News
Chuck Berman / Chicago Tribune John Heflin, 91, and Yesica Sanchez, 24, became fast friends during the nine months she stayed in the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community for her social work internship through Dominican University.
Local volunteer heads for Joplin
Meyer worked for the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services and is licensed as a clinical social worker, although she is retired from full-time employment. She also has completed Red Cross training to qualify for disaster deployment.
Is claiming you’re a sex addict just an excuse for bad behavior?
By Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S As powerful, international figures Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Arnold Schwarzenegger deal with the fallout of their various sexual exploits - ranging from sexual assault to chronic infidelity — the question “is it just bad behavior or a real disorder” often comes barreling to the forefront.
Royal Relationship Rules
But if there’s anything about the majestic couple the rest of us can hope to emulate, some experts say we should be looking to their relationship itself. Intentionally or not, the royal couple has followed many of the classic relationship rules â€” such as being friends first and respecting each others’ families â€” that make for contentment and commitment over time, says Karol Ward, LCSW, a New York-based psychotherapist.
Preparing for a Proposal
In preparing for the proposal, the adage “To Thine Own Self Be True” is key, said Karol Ward, author and New York City-based psychotherapist. “If the persons involved in the proposing and receiving of the proposal are not in touch with what really matters to them — their bottom lines in relationships — then the potential for regret is down the road,” Ward said.