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Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law Is An Abomination (Editorial)

There is little I can add to the commentary about Indiana's religious freedom law except that it is an abomination, a relic from a time past that has no place in Read More
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Stigma and Mental Illness

By far, one of the largest and most profound obstacles faced by those with mental illness, especially serious and persistent mental illness, is the associated stigma. Read More
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Consolidating Health Services Would Hurt L.A. Child Welfare System

Thomas Lee, division director of transition-aged youth services (second to left), shares information on Youth Moving On’s Peer Resource Center with Los Angeles Board of Supervisor Michael Antonovich (right). Looking on are Monique Holguin (left) and Jessica Petrass from Youth Moving On. The Los Angeles Times reported recently that ... Read More
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Germanwings Coverage A Kick In The Teeth For People Who Suffer From Mental Health Issues

Written by Nooreen Akhtar, University of Aberdeen While the world mourns the lives lost in the devastating Germanwings plane crash, media speculation over what happened has intensified. The French prosecutor earlier Read More
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NLIHC Applauds Common Sense Housing Investment Act of 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The National Low Income Housing Coalition and the United for Homes Campaign applaud Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) for his Common Sense Housing Investment Act of 2015, H.R. 1662, Read More
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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