Social Work in the News – July 15, 2008

Jul 15, 2008

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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 Association of Social Workers Center for Workforce Studies-commissioned report titled “Licensed Social Workers Serving Older Adults,

Local social workers implore state legislators to address the
The Southern – Carbondale, IL
BY JOHN D. HOMAN, The Southern MARION – Area social service directors gathered Monday at the Illinois Centre Mall in Marion, where they voiced outrage over

Can alarm clocks boost school attendance?
Charlotte Observer – Charlotte, NC
By Ann Doss Helms After 20 years as a social worker in Mecklenburg County, Gwen Forney is launching Bright Hopes, a push to cut school absences in half.

Grant helps schools hire social workers
Muskegon Chronicle – – Muskegon, MI
By Lynn Moore A nearly $6 million federal grant awarded to Muskegon Public Schools will expand “Family Resource Centers” that connect families with local

Focus on Gerontology: Managing the Aging Baby Boomers

Focus on Gerontology: Managing the Aging Baby Boomers

By Peter Craig The aging baby boomer population is reaching critical mass. In 2020, according to the Census Bureau, that group numbered some 73 million—the second-largest segment of the U.S. population after Millennials—with 55.8 million of boomers, or 16.8% of the...