Latest social worker Stories

2011-04-26 07:20:00

PERTH, Australia, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Children are being bullied -- sometimes to death -- with at least 14 suicides in 2010, according to ABC News. The Cardboard Girl (http://www.acashic.com/the-cardboard-girl/) a new book by a social worker, Marika Spaseska shows children, parents, teachers and school administrators how to protect children from being bullied in schools and playgrounds. "The truth is that schools, teachers, parents, children and others struggle to deal with...

2010-05-12 09:42:00

Hicks becomes the third social worker from St. Jude to receive the honor from the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Social worker Judy Hicks of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has been named the 2010 Social Worker of the Year by the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers (APOSW). The award recognizes Hicks' contributions to children and families affected by life-threatening illnesses. She accepted the award,...

2008-08-04 18:01:03

My mother has been in the hospital and is now in a rehabilitation facility. She will be coming home soon, and I am sure that my dad will be unable to provide all the care she needs. She will be in a wheelchair for the first time, and she won't be able to get into the bathtub or do many things for herself that she used to. I have talked to the social worker at the rehab facility, and she says that Medicare will only provide a little help to her when she first gets home and needs to continue...

2008-07-31 03:00:20

By Richards, Marty Marty Richards received the 2008 award from the American Society on Aging's (ASA) Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging (FORSA) during ASA's recent annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Based in Port Townsend, Wash., Richards has been a social worker for four decades, often working with congregations of many faiths. Richards, who holds a master's of social work degree from the University of Washington, is in private practice and also teaches at the university's School of...

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