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Social Work in the News – February 5, 2008

When Police Intervene
Newsweek – USA
[One of those] is the SMART team, where we have an officer paired up with a person—a doctor, nurse or licensed clinical social worker—from the Los Angeles

For NASA, ‘The Right Stuff’ takes on a softer tone
USA Today – USA
That can backfire during a long stay in space, says Lawrence Palinkas of the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work, who studies people

Talk to your teens about sexual assault
The Coloradoan – Fort Collins, CO
Shannon K. Yockey, MSW, LCSW, is a prevention specialist at the Larimer County Child Advocacy Center and gives community trainings for the prevention of

Woman needs help; may be animal hoarder
Central Maine Morning Sentinel – Augusta, ME
According to Dr. Gail Steketee, a professor at Boston University’s School of Social Work, the relapse rate for animal hoarders is near 100 percent.

Social worker killed in store shooting
ABC7Chicago.com – IL, USA
A well-known high school social worker was one of the victims in the shooting at Lane Bryant in Tinley Park. Carrie Hudek Chuisso, 33, is being remembered

Life-and-death decisions: Part I: When to remove children
Wisconsin State Journal – Madison, WI
A county social worker had allowed the bruised infant to return home following a hospital visit about two weeks earlier. A state review of the county’s

CHILD PROTECTION, PART II: Through the eyes of a social worker
Wisconsin State Journal – Madison, WI
Nationally, most new social workers at public agencies begin by investigating child abuse and neglect — that’s where the job openings are.

Rejecting the Rocking Chair: Many of Today’s Older Adults Are
RedOrbit – Dallas, TX
Mary Ann makes a good point, said Lynne A. Nessle, a licensed clinical social worker and coordinator of the senior assessment program at Reading Hospital.

Talk to your teens about sexual assault
The Coloradoan – Fort Collins, CO
Shannon K. Yockey, MSW, LCSW, is a prevention specialist at the Larimer County Child Advocacy Center and gives community trainings for the prevention of

What is emo?
Farmington Daily Times – Farmington, NM
Being misunderstood is part of a normal teenage life, said David Johnson, clinical social worker and president of New Horizons in Farmington.

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