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The Human Limits Of A Superhuman Single Gay Dad

Gays With Kids | Posted 03.25.2017 | Queer Voices
Gays With Kids

This post originally appeared on Gays With Kids. Written by Michael Lambert. After decades of fostering at-risk children in Missouri, Allen Bangs adop...

The AHCA’s Dangers For Foster Youth

Marsha Levick | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Marsha Levick

By Marsha Levick, Deputy Director/Chief Counsel and Jennifer Pokempner, Child Welfare Policy Director ― Juvenile Law Center Tomorrow, the U.S. House...

How Murder Victims With Disabilities Get Blamed For Their Own Deaths

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 03.15.2017 | Crime

Alex Spourdalakis was 14 when his mother and godmother decided to kill him. The women tried to poison the boy, who had autism, with sleeping pills. Wh...

South Dakota Passes License To Discriminate Adoption Law, Hurting Children

Naomi Goldberg | Posted 03.14.2017 | Politics
Naomi Goldberg

This post was co-authored by Heron Greenesmith, Senior Policy Analyst at the Movement Advancement Project. On Friday, Governor Daugaard of South Dako...

These Young Gay Dads Set An Example For Parenting A Child With Special Needs

Gays With Kids | Posted 03.03.2017 | Queer Voices
Gays With Kids

Originally published on Gays With Kids. Many of us gay men became dads somewhat later in life. When we were younger perhaps our priorities lay elsewh...

Are Donald Trump And Betsy DeVos The Civil Rights Leaders Of Our Time?

Diane Ravitch | Posted 03.01.2017 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

The title of this post may strike you as a strange question, in light of the well-known history of the Trump Organization in discriminating against bl...

How Children Are Casualties Of America's Opioid Crisis

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 03.17.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. John DeGarmo

America is in the midst of a deadly crisis that is killing people by the thousands. The opioid epidemic in the United States claimed more than 33,000 ...

Preserving Medicaid For The Most Vulnerable: Complex Care, Complex Conversations

Hany Abdelaal, DO | Posted 02.09.2017 | Healthy Living
Hany Abdelaal, DO

There’s been a lot of talk lately in Washington about changing Medicaid, including how it is funded, how it pays for health services, and the role t...

It Takes A Village To Provide Whole Person Health Care

Eric J. Hall | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

It takes a village, a phrase Hillary Clinton used for the title of her 1996 best-selling book about children. It is thought to be a concept used in so...

Health Spending And Medical Research Must Address The Social Determinants Of Health

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Claire Pomeroy

The U.S. health system, if it were a separate economy, would be equivalent to the fifth or sixth largest economy in the world. Sadly, although our nat...

Shed Your 'Neutrality': A Plea For Psychoanalytic Activism

Flora Lazar | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics
Flora Lazar

Early last summer, my son called to tell me to drop everything and go online. Tickets for the Chicago run of “Hamilton” beginning in November were...

The Growing Health Threat For Older Adults You Should Be Aware Of

Next Avenue | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.21.2016 | Fifty

When Sol Moran, 63, left her home in Puerto Rico to move to Minneapolis, things initially went well. She enjoyed being closer to her son, who lived in...

Mom Who's Fostered 70 Children Shares Powerful Post

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.20.2016 | Parents

A mom’s emotional Facebook post is highlighting the importance of foster care. After dropping off her foster child en route to his new home, Rachel ...

Social Work At The Crossroads: How To Resist The Politics Of A Donald Trump Presidency

Crystal M. Hayes, MSW | Posted 12.03.2016 | Politics
Crystal M. Hayes, MSW

Authors: Crystal M. Hayes, MSW, Hannah Karpman, PhD , and Joshua Miller, PhD In the age of a Trump presidency, social work has a decision to make: wil...

Bigotry Is Alive And Well In An America I Do Not Recognize

Ann Fry | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics
Ann Fry

As I matured, became a teenager and then a college student, I began to look around and saw a much bigger picture.

Do Black Women's Lives Matter To Social Work?: A Gender Analysis Of Racialized State-Sanctioned Police Violence

Crystal M. Hayes | Posted 08.23.2016 | Black Voices
Crystal M. Hayes

We've paid very little to no attention to the nine women that we've already lost by police violence this year or the impact it has on their families and communities.

The 3 Reasons Why Universities Struggle To Get Student Mentees

Garrett Mintz | Posted 08.15.2016 | Education
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Garrett Mintz

The Gallup Purdue Great Jobs, Great Lives report has shed light that mentorship is clearly vital and necessary to the development of college students....

On Homelessness: Unfinished Business

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

Just last week the California Legislature, in close consultation with Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., fashioned a historic sixth on-time and structural...

Eating Disorder Recovery: Five Things to Consider in Your Post-Treatment Plan

Greta Gleissner, LCSW | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Greta Gleissner, LCSW

As you move through your residential or outpatient treatment, you may be unsure, or even fearful, of what's on the other side for you. Doubt, worry and anxiety are very real emotions you may be experiencing.

USC Dean, Marilyn Flynn, Provides Examples on How Colleges and Universities Can Help To Innovate The Child Welfare System

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

For National Foster Care Month, I interviewed Dr. Marilyn Flynn who is the Dean of The Social Work at the University of Southern California (USC). Th...

The Politics of Healing: Closing the Gap in Services for Young Men of Color Harmed by Violence

The Vera Institute of Justice | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
The Vera Institute of Justice

Together, we can move toward a world in which doctors are trained to understand young men's choices in the context of their neighborhoods and culture, social workers help normalize responses to their trauma and discuss healthy strategies for handling them, and police officers are prepared to treat young men of color as victims first rather than witnesses--or even perpetrators.

When to Seek Out a Pediatric Social Worker - Q&A with an Expert

Shari Medini | Posted 04.08.2016 | Parents
Shari Medini

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Liz Disterhoft & ask her a whole bunch of questions about the field of social work. Liz received her MSW ...

'They' Need More From Us

Emily Jacobs | Posted 04.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Emily Jacobs

As mental health practitioners, it is essential to our practice that we recognize and affirm all identities, as well as challenge our own assumptions and biases. Our clients, and our practice, depend on it.

Know Someone Who Grew up in Foster Care? Three Things They Need From Us

Mary Lee | Posted 03.31.2016 | Impact
Mary Lee

As National Social Work Month winds down, I've been thinking about what older foster youth and those aging out of state care need from their social worker, counselor or other supportive people in their lives.

The Other Side of Social Work: Micro Misconceptions and Macro Opportunities

Thenera Bailey | Posted 03.25.2017 | Impact
Thenera Bailey

What's the first thing that comes to mind when someone says "I'm a social worker?" If you get a visual of a licensed professional working in child wel...