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The TAO of Social Work

FEAR is the social worker’s most formidable enemy. Vulnerable people at risk are the social worker’s constituents, and vulnerable people at risk are, of course, full of fear. Persistent fear always morphs into anger setting up a self-destructive spiral in the vulnerable. Whether working with a population of addicts, immigrants, children at risk, or the elderly, helping clients overcome fear is the first job of the social worker.

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August 31 ,2017

Casey Foundation Seeks Grant Proposal for Trauma Response Program

The world as we know it has changed and continues to evolve in many ways which are not always positive.  It is sometimes filled with violence and trauma, as evidenced by the recent attacks in Manchester England, but there are things we can do to provide comfort and healing when these events occur.

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May 26 ,2017

OJJDP-funded Toolkit To Support Law Enforcement Responses to Children Exposed to Violence Released

Yesterday, the OJJDP-funded toolkit, developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Yale Child Study Center, was released in conjunction with Police Week.

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May 18 ,2017

Social Workers are Super Heroes

Hello.  I came across this great video from the TED Talks network that I watched on YOUTUBE.  I wanted to share it with everyone.  Dr. Annay Scheyett, PhD gives a great 7 minute presentation on why social workers

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March 06 ,2017

A little about Comfort Cases...

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February 17 ,2017

Charter Schools Part 2 - A Progress Report

Our recent blog on the Charter School movement highlighted the dramatic adoption of Charter Schools in two cities in crisis: New Orleans after Katrina and Detroit after the collapse of the auto industry. The question that remains after we reported the brief history of Charter Schools is:

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January 24 ,2017

Charter Schools... A Progress Report

What Exactly is a Charter School?

A public charter school is a publicly funded school that is typically governed by a group or organization under a legislative contract (or charter) with the state or jurisdiction. The charter exempts the school from certain state or local rules and regulations, but the charter school must meet the accountability standards outlined in its charter.

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January 12 ,2017

SAMHSA Releases Youth Engagement Guidance for Federal Events

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new youth engagement guide to provide federal staff and contractors with strategies, tools, and tips for appropriately engaging youth in government-sponsored meetings and events. The guidance includes resources for a youth services approach, youth development, youth leadership, civic engagement, and youth organizin.

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December 29 ,2016

OJJDP Announces 2017 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

OJJDP invites fifth graders to participate in the 2017 National Missing Children’s Day poster contest. The annual contest creates an opportunity for schools, law enforcement, and other child advocates to discuss the issue of missing and/or exploited children with youth, parents, and guardians and to promote child safety. 

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November 01 ,2016

The Mission Links Us All

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September 28 ,2016

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