News Items – September 30, 2010
Things You Should Consider Before Having A Baby
BY IRINA FIRSTEIN, LCSW There is no doubt that a new baby is the most joyous, wonderful and probably most incredible event in a married couple’s life.
Cornered: Therapists on Airplanes
New York Times
“I often say, ‘I run a nonprofit association in Washington,’ ” said Betsy Clark, a social worker who serves as executive director of the National Association of Social Workers, a professional group.
Without grant funding, school social worker jobs could be cut
York Daily Record
By ANGIE MASON Ginia Moorehead, a senior at York’s William Penn High School, said social worker Barb Leonard helped her find a home when she was nearly homeless. She knows she can call Leonard whenever she needs to, she said. Other students seek Leonard out, too.
Doctor’s wife had legacy as leader
By Joanne Davidson Ernestine Wallace Gipson, here with her husband as a newlywed, made a quiet impact as a social worker and community leader.
New campaign aims to end hunger in Minnesota
Minnesota Public Radio
Clinical social worker Cheryl Champion sees the toll of hunger on children every day. And it extends far beyond tummy aches.
Tips for dealing with unnecessary worries
Herald Times Reporter
Diane M. Berry, MSW, LCSW, JD, is the clinic director and clinical social worker with Blue Waters Family Counseling in Manitowoc.
When the Abuser Is No Stranger: The Quest for Erin’s Law
She was taught how to ride out a tornado, instructed in the eight steps for turning down illegal drugs, and told how to react to a friendly stranger who might try to abduct her. But nothing prepared her for two traumatizing events that have turned Merryn, now 25, into an activist, determined to prevent the same thing from happening to other children.
Oberlin: Psychiatric service dogs to help veterans
Jane Miller is a Clinical Social Worker and dog trainer who is using her skills to not only help the mentally ill, but also help returning veterans dealing with the scars of war.
The biography Jane Addams deserves
Louise W. Knight’s riveting new biography, “Jane Addams: Spirit in Action,” rescues this fascinating figure from the twilight of textbooks and polemics to bring her complex career into view.