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Tag Archives: career

Social Worker Op-ed: WHAT IS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER?

The op-ed below was submitted to local media by Richard Cook, University of Maryland School of Social Work. This link to resulting article in the Baltimore Sun: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.vozzella07sep07,0,6995248.column This week the nation is hearing again that Barack Obama started his work on human concerns in Chicago as a community organizer. While the world is familiar with what a soldier does, ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – September 22, 2008

Source: Google News Web site created as recovery resource Red and Black, GA Graduate students in the School of Social Work are giving back the community by helping people overcome addictions. In honor of September’s National Alcohol … Names in the news Baltimore Sun, MD The University of Maryland School of Social Work has announced the addition of four new ... Read More »

Social Workers Respond to Gov. Sarah Palin’s Attack on Community Organizers

The National Association of Social Workers was outraged to hear Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, one of the nation’s vice-presidential candidates, malign in a live international broadcast the work of community organizers. The social work profession takes great pride in its community organizing roots and lauds the contributions of its members, and other professionals, who commit their careers to helping residents ... Read More »

Social workers still very much underpaid

Here is another response to the Social Work Reinvestment Act Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun. Baltimore Sun – August 25, 2008 Daphne McClellan and Elizabeth Clark’s column “It’s time for the givers to receive” (Commentary, Aug. 19) did an excellent job pointing out the need for Congress to support the Social Work Reinvestment Act. As a human resource professional in ... Read More »

Social workers deserve a boost

Published August 23, 2008 – From the The Baltimore Sun (Response to Aug 19 Op-Ed) I remember the response many years ago when I told an aunt I was entering social work school: “Why do you want to spend your life giving out ‘home relief’ checks” (“It’s time for the givers to receive,” Commentary, Aug. 19)? Social work has come ... Read More »

NASW in Baltimore Sun: It’s time for the givers to receive

It’s time for the givers to receive By Daphne McClellan and Elizabeth Clark – The Baltimore Sun – 8/19/2008 Several times a week, Anita Mentzer encounters people who are struggling to keep an elderly family member safely at home. As a clinical social worker with Johns Hopkins Community Physicians in Baltimore, she is on the front lines of a profession ... Read More »

NASW WV Statement: Social Worker Brenda Lee Yeager’s Murder

Social worker Brenda Lee Yeager, 51 of Lincoln County,was tragically killed in the line of duty on Wednesday. Her body was found on Friday and the circumstances of her murder are beginning to come to light. The members and leaders of the National Association of Social Workers, West Virginia Chapter mourn the loss of our valued colleague and share in ... Read More »

Wash Post Letter to the Editor: “A Noble Calling For Anyone”

Joan Levy Zlotnik’s letter to the editor was published Saturday, Aug 2nd in the Washington Post in response to their July 26th story about Cedric Jennings, who went from Ballou High School in the District to Brown University [“A Success Story With Uncertain New Chapters,” Style]. Joan is the executive director of the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work ... Read More »

Important Video Message from NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark

Please take a moment to view an important video message from NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark regarding the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLaGCXjBC7g Send a letter to your U.S. Representative in support of H.R. 5447 by visiting http://capwiz.com/socialworkers/issues/bills/?bill=11030061 Send a letter to your Senators in support of S. 2858 by visiting http://capwiz.com/socialworkers/issues/bills/?bill=11274081 ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – July 15, 2008

Source: Google News Social work agencies: budget cuts would lead to health care crisis Marion Daily Republican – Marion, IL By Tom Kane Franklin-Williamson Human Services CEO John Markley explains state budget cuts’ impact on social service agencies at a Monday press conference … Need More Schooling? Maybe the Boss Will Pay KOAM-TV – Pittsburg, KS According to a National ... Read More »