Social Work in the News – July 22, 2008

Jul 22, 2008

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Moving mother in right direction
MetroWest Daily News – Framingham, MA
By Debbie Gitner, LCSW, and Linda Sullivan, RN Q: My mother agreed to move to an assisted living facility. However, when we begin to talk about details of

UI Social Work building construction set to start in September
Urbana/Champaign News-Gazette – Champaign, IL
The UI Board of Trustees in January approved $4 million for the School of Social Work project, and on Thursday will consider bumping up the budgeted amount

Social workers lobby for additional benefits
Philippine Information Agency – Philippines
by L. Lopez Tabuk City, Kalinga (21 July) — Social workers employed with the provincial and municipal governments in the province are lobbying for

Aging gracefully: As boomers age, career opportunities arise for
The News-Press – Fort Myers, FL
Social workers may specialize in medical social work, working in hospitals, home health, long-term care facilities, or hospice settings.

The trouble with when they get into trouble
Chicago Tribune
“Babies quickly learn how much they have to cry to get their parents to pick them up,” says Melissa Webster, a clinical social worker at the University of

DC Child Agency To Borrow Staff, Hire Workers
Washington Post
Wells, chairman of the council’s Committee on Human Services, said Gerald needs more social workers and should hire outside management experts.

GOP picks social worker to face Carson
Indianapolis Star
Campo, an Indianapolis social worker, will replace Jon Elrod on the ballot. Elrod dropped out of the race in June to focus on retaining his Statehouse seat.

Prescription for addiction: Abuse of painkillers fastest-growing
The Missoulian – Missoula, MT
“What’s strange is how the opiate overdoses have really slipped under the rug,” said Melody Barnes, a licensed clinical social worker who, since 2001,

Hawaii Chapter Steps Up to Help After Maui Wildfires

Hawaii Chapter Steps Up to Help After Maui Wildfires

By Alison Laurio Wildfires on Hawaii’s Maui Island in August killed at least 114 people, forced tens of thousands of residents and tourists to evacuate, and devastated the historic resort city of Lahaina. Major news outlets on August 21 called it the “deadliest U.S....