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Lifetime Abuse and Quality of Life among Older People

Abuse has immediate effects on health and, in some cases, is fatal. It has been established that exposure to abuse results in physical, mental, and behavioral health consequences. Maltreatment is a common and significant burden on the health care system that can produce residual effects, both short and long term. In fact, the negative health consequences can persist long after the ... Read More »

Similarities and Differences in the Influence of Paternal and Maternal Depression on Adolescent Well-Being

It’s known that depressed parents may negatively influence the well-being and outcomes of their children. However, prior research has mostly addressed mother’s depression rather than the father’s; furthermore, the research has mostly addressed effects on early childhood and not adolescents. To address this gap, Kevin Shafer, PhD, Brandon Fielding, MSW, and Douglas Wendt, MSW, recently had their findings published in ... Read More »

A Depression Prevention Program for Rural Adolescents: Modification and Design

Major depression has become a common, persistent, and debilitating condition that has been associated with elevated psychiatric problems and an increased risk for academic failure, interpersonal problems, suicide attempts and legal problems in adolescents. Depression prevention programs for preadolescents are of great importance because many young people are in the early stages of a depression trajectory. Yet most rural communities ... Read More »

Social workers help address emergency calls

By Rena Malai, News Staff People contemplating suicide, suffering from depression or experiencing severe panic attacks may call 911 to get help. But the sergeant of the Cheyenne Police Department in Wyoming says police officers may not fully be prepared or trained to deal with a mental health situation. “Police officers are trained to find immediate solutions to a problem,” ... Read More »

News from the Hill – September 2011

NASW Sends Letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction NASW recently sent a letter to the recently appointed 12 members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction who will make recommendations on ways to increase revenues while reducing the deficit.  The Super Committee will determine which programs, both military and domestic, that will be included in a ... Read More »

NASW Press Journals – Social Work- July 2008

Volume 53 Number 3 July 2008 Editorial 197 The Presidential Election Jorge Delva Social Work, Vol. 53, No. 3, July 2008 pp.197-198 Articles 199 Child Welfare Worker Characteristics and Job Satisfaction: A National Study Richard P. Barth; E. Christopher Lloyd; Sharon L. Christ; Mimi V. Chapman; Nancy S. Dickinson Social Work, Vol. 53, No. 3, July 2008 pp.199-209 Abstract The ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – February 1, 2008

For some elders, pride before food Boston Globe – United States … that they are not accessing, that they should be accessing, and food stamps is a big one,” said Kathy Laufer, a clinical social worker for the city. … Grandparents Graduate From a Life Skills Class UMB News – Baltimore,MD,USA 22 from the School of Social Work’s Grandparents Family ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – December 7, 2007

Police: Mom’s death likely suicide – Philadelphia, PA, USA … but depression and feelings of hopelessness are common, said Sharon Worthington, a clinical social worker with the Family Service Association of Bucks … A Holiday Medley, Off Key New York Times – United States … issues all at the same time,” said Karen Erlichman, a licensed clinical social worker ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – November 30, 2007

BYU protest: Students rally for endangered undergrad social work … Salt Lake Tribune – United States With no warning, administrators in an Oct. 31 letter to faculty announced a decision to immediately “restructure” the School of Social Work . … In a clinical yoga practice, physiology meets philosophy Crosscut – Seattle,WA,USA Hager trained in California as a clinical social worker, ... Read More »