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New York Still Charges Teenagers as Adults. Will Cuomo’s Bill Change That?

Written by Leticia Miranda ProPublica, March 26, 2015, 10:32 a.m. In the United States, 16-year-olds can't vote or buy beer. But there is one place where they are treated as adults: Read More
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Social Workers in the Library – Encinitas, California

By Judith Copeland MSW, ASW and DeeDee Sarvela MSW, ASW, LAADC NASW California Chapter Region E is proud announce it has launched the Social Workers in the Library (SWITL) initiative Read More
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SPECIAL REPORT: How Adult Day Centers Fit Into The Big Picture

In the beginning, families lived close to one another. Children, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and other extended family members took care of one another. Those who did not have family were cared for by charitable institutions, mainly churches.  Government did not care for the financial needs of older U.S ... Read More
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Court Says Packing Black Voters in Districts is Unconstitutional

U.S. SUPREME COURT’S DECISION IN ALABAMA REDISTRICTING CASE HAS IMPLICATIONS FOR NORTH CAROLINA’S REDISTRICTING PLANS In a win for voting rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court today put the brakes Read More
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How I Passed the Social Work Licensing Exam…and how YOU can too!

This article was originally posted on the NASW-NYC Chapter blog, as well as in the New Social Worker Magazine. In 2007, I graduated with my MSW degree from what is Read More
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Their Story to Tell: Sharing the Truth about Foster Care

The hotel ballroom in downtown Sacramento was packed. Nearly two hundred youth and child welfare professionals had gathered for an evening of performances by current and former foster youth. When it was her turn at the microphone, fifteen-year-old Sade Daniels noticed that the lively tenor of the crowd, ... Read More
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The Social Work Reinvestment Act is Waiting on Social Workers

I would venture to say most social workers have little or no knowledge about the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young Social Work Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1466) that has Read More
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Most Californians have experienced childhood trauma; early adversity a direct link to adult onset of chronic disease, depression, violence

Nearly two-thirds of California adults have experienced at least one type of major childhood trauma, such as physical, verbal or sexual abuse, or living with a family member who abuses alcohol or is depressed, according to a report released today. The report – “Hidden Crisis: Findings on Adverse Childhood... Read More
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Ten Reasons for the Heroin Epidemic Part 1

There are ten reasons that I can think of why we have a heroin/opiate epidemic, but before I go into all the reasons, let’s first get a few points established. A. The disease of addiction has three components: 1.Biological 2.Psychological 3.Sociological B. There are three related terms that are ... Read More
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South Africa’s Social Workers Act to Revitalize

More than 1200 South African social workers packed the auditorium at the Durban International Convention Centre Tuesday, March 24th for South Africa’s first Social Work Indaba.  The event, sponsored by the Department of Social Development (DSD) which is somewhat akin to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), ... Read More