This Social Worker news page includes headlines, summaries, and article citations about social worker and social work news from diverse, English-language news sources around the world.
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- Minneapolis civic leaders unite to give community relief
Over a decade ago, a local pastor and a social worker
in downtown Minneapolis began meeting regularly with the foreknowledge that one day, their organizations might need each other.
Fox News. Thursday, 9 Jul 2020.
- Lawsuit by slain Chinese scholar's family against U of I counselors dismissed
A central Illinois judge has dismissed for a second time a lawsuit filed by the estate of a slain visiting Chinese scholar against two social workers at a University of Illinois counseling center.
ABC News. Saturday, 27 Jun 2020.
- Proposal would use social workers, not LAPD, for some calls
The death of George Floyd last month has sparked nationwide calls for police reforms.
CBS News. Wednesday, 17 Jun 2020.
- Letters to the Editor: Do 'defund' activists even know how impossible a cop's job is?
An ex-L.A. County sheriff's captain tells protesters they should understand how much social work
has been dumped on police before demanding reform.
Yahoo. Tuesday, 16 Jun 2020.
- Plucky buyer who wrote to owners of a house she liked reveals how she got it
Social worker Sally Deakin, 35, from Doncaster, spotted the five-bed terrace on Lawn Avenue in 2017 and decided to ask the owners - via a letter through the door - if they'd sell.
Daily Mail. Wednesday, 10 Jun 2020.
- Who replaces the police? BLM activists call for officers to be replaced with social workers
Activists chanting 'defund the police' say demands are not about eliminating police departments or stripping agencies of all of their money. They say it is time to address systemic problems in policing.
Daily Mail. Monday, 8 Jun 2020.
- A 96-Year-Old Veteran Was Near Death. Then He Met His Social Worker.
After Covid-19 killed his wife, George Crouch had little spirit to fight his own battle against the disease. But he found common ground with a military visitor.
New York Times. Monday, 25 May 2020.
- Jana Prince, a Selfless Social Worker, Dies at 43
She had cerebral palsy, but her interest was in helping others with their problems. She died of the novel coronavirus.
New York Times. Wednesday, 6 May 2020.
- Demand Justice launches ad buy centered on Supreme Court's Wisconsin decision
The ad, which will run online and on podcasts, features Jennifer Taff, a Wisconsin social worker
who was photographed waiting to vote and holding a sign that read "This is ridiculous."
CBS News. Friday, 17 Apr 2020.
- Social workers lower patient healthcare use, study shows
Increasing patient access to social workers within primary care could lower hospitalizations and emergency department visits for higher-risk patients.
Modern Healthcare. Monday, 6 Apr 2020.
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