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News Items – November 27, 2012

A day in the life of … an adoption social worker
The Guardian
My first appointment might be visiting a family where a child has recently moved in – most of my visits involve just a short drive When a child is first placed with an adoptive family, the support they receive is fairly intense, but as the family gel together we gradually reduce our involvement if things are going well.

Disabled Parents Face Bias, Loss of Kids: Report
AP/ABCNews
“At the end of the day, the child’s interest in having permanence and stability has to be the priority over the interests of their parents,” said Judith Schagrin, a veteran child-welfare administrator in Maryland.

Frederic Reamer Awarded for Advancement of Social Work
RIC News and Events
“Few match Rick’s knowledge of the values and ethics that guide the social work profession,” said Sue Pearlmutter, dean of RIC’s School of Social Work.

Reason to choose social work is often deeply personal (gallery)
Plain Dealer
According to the National Association of Social Workers, role models, such as parents and teachers, often factor into social workers’ career choice, and many workers want to advocate on behalf of disadvantaged people.

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