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News Items – September 29, 2011

Youth First social workers help strengthen families
Evansville Courier & Press
By John Martin EVANSVILLE — As a social worker based at Lodge Community School, Ben Smith tries to assist students and their families with whatever is necessary to enable the student’s success. No two situations are alike, and many are quite

Luis Zayas Appointed School of Social Work Dean at The University of Texas at
University of Texas at Austin News
AUSTIN, Texas — Luis H. Zayas, a professor at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., has been appointed dean of the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin.

Hunter College’s School of Social Work to Open in East Harlem
DNAinfo
Hunter College’s school of social work will celebrate the official opening of its new East Harlem location Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring school officials and local politicians.

School of Social Work to celebrate 100 years of giving hope and changing lives
IUPUI Newscenter
On Monday Oct. 24th, the Indiana University School of Social Work will host a day-long celebration of its 100th anniversary. The School’s story is one that starts in June of 1911, when a letter from Indiana University President William Bryan arrived at the home of Edna Henry asking if she would be interested in a position in a new department the university was setting up: the Department of Social Service.

Through KidSafe Foundation, two South Florida women teach children to avoid
Palm Beach Post (blog)
by Community Post Sally Berenzweig (MEd, MA) and Cherie Benjoseph (LCSW) created KidSafe Foundation to teach children ages 4-11 how to avoid bullying, stay cautious online, and be aware of abduction threats. The women bring this education through the nonprofit organization — based in Boca Raton and Coral Springs — to parents, teachers and counselors. They lecture, teach, write blog posts and have published two children’s books.

Charleston County schools get $1.2 million grant for social workers
Charleston Post Courier
Five of Charleston County’s highest-need elementary schools will be able to add a social worker to their staff rosters as a result of a $1.2 million, three-year federal grant announced this week. Charleston is one of 43 school districts nationally and one of two in South Carolina — the other is Union County — to receive an Elementary and Secondary School Counseling grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand or establish counseling programs.

Holding on to hope: Young and unemployed in America
CNN
Bridget Coyle wants to be a social worker, but an underwhelming job market and devastating national unemployment rate are making it difficult. Despite this, she remains optimistic. “I’m hopeful because I see a lot of opportunity (for me), and it’s the only option I have,” the 24-year-old college graduate said. “I don’t want to be hopeless, because then I’ll be stagnant. I need to keep hope in the back of my mind so that I don’t stop moving forward.”

Did Berkeley’s ‘racist’ bake sale go too far?
Christian Science Monitor
To some, the bake sale represented a backward view. The satire “is rooted in the historical and racial contract fabric of white supremacy and the decline of whiteness in a continuous browning society,” says Chad Dion Lassiter, president of Black Men at Penn at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Interview with Scott Granet, LCSW
LovetoKnow.com
How often do you or a loved one look in the mirror and think, “Ugh…I am so fat!”…”Look at this ugly nose!”…”I am just not pretty at all.”? These are passing thoughts for some people. For others, these thoughts linger and begin to affect them mentally, emotionally, and even physically. These individuals may actually suffer from body dysmorphic disorder(BDD). Get an inside look at this disorder so you can understand what you or a loved one may be struggling with inside.

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