Social Work in the News – June 4, 2009

Jun 4, 2009

Dear Babs: College major for a wannabe therapist? – Kansas City Star – 6/4/09
“Another way to be a therapist is to get your Masters in Social Work, or MSW. A person with a MSW can set up private practice as a therapist, but cannot prescribe medication. These therapists are often used instead of psychologists with children, families, or people with substance abuse problems.”

Lagos celebrates school Social Work Day – NEXT – 6/4/09
“Students, teachers, parents and public officers in Lagos State gathered at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa on Wednesday, to celebrate the first School Social Work Day.”

School of Social Work Plans Anniversary Celebration and Remembrance – University of Maine – 6/3/09
The UMaine School of Social Work is inviting members of the university community to an anniversary celebration for the school and a remembrance of an admired former faculty member June 18 at Wells Commons Conference Center.

Social worker helps CPS students shed light on school closings – Chi-Town Daily News – 6/3/09
So in February, when officials chose to merge Medill Elementary with a nearby West Side school, CPS social worker Aura Brickler decided to channel students’ confusion — into a documentary. She armed them with audio recorders and questions, and next week, just before the school closes, she plans to unveil the result: Medill Matters.

Obama’s auto team listens to state woes – Detroit Free Press – 6/3/09
Less than an hour later, the same officials heard heartrending stories from workers, union officials and social workers in Pontiac.”In the last 12 months, we’ve had a 30% increase in just emergency food requests,” John Ziraldo, CEO and president of the social service agency Lighthouse of Oakland County.

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