Social Worker

CPS struggles to find enough workers in southern Mississippi

GULFPORT, Mississippi (WLOX) – A dozen officials from the Mississippi Department of Child Protective Services sat in the otherwise empty lobby of the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center Performing Arts Center Thursday. Their sign-up sheet for potential employees at their career fair was blank. For Mark Williamson, Director of Workforce Welfare …

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Family of Woodstock pilot project matches housing seekers with rooms

A A new program is launched to help alleviate a severe lack of affordable housing and keep older residents in their homes. Family of Woodstock has announced a roommate pilot project in Woodstock where, in return for a reduced rent, people can provide homeowners with house and yard work, transportation, …

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Social worker honored for serving humanity: The Tribune India

Press service. Tribune Jalandhar, December 6 Tarsem Kapur, a social worker based in Jalandhar, received the state award for his service to humanity. Tarsem Kapur, president of Apahaj Ashram, looked after disabled people in and around the ashram. Tarsem Kapur received the award at a state-level ceremony, held in Malerkotla …

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Good Neighbor Fund: Safety has a price for the Kalihi family

Moving from the Philippines to Hawaii to live with her new husband in 2018 turned out to be a big mistake for Helengrace Cabasal and her two boys. Her husband, whom she had met on visits to Hawaii, had a bad temper, but she felt she could handle it. It …

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Indigenous social work students hope to deliver culturally appropriate services

Indigenous social work students are calling for greater Indigenous representation on the ground in order to provide informed and culturally appropriate care to Indigenous youth and families. Leurette Labobe and Bridgette Moulton, students in the Mi’kmaq / Maliseet Bachelor of Social Work (MMBSW) program at St. Thomas University, say they …

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St. Joseph County Sheriff Bill Redman launches 2022 re-election campaign

St. Joseph County Sheriff Bill Redman kicked off his 2022 re-election campaign on Wednesday. In his announcement speech, he touted the accomplishments of his first term including hiring a social worker to respond to mental health and addiction related calls, creating a new traffic unit and the launch of a …

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Online gambling is the therapist’s new office

In the beginning weeks of the pandemic, Monet Goldman tried different strategies to deal with stress. “I was exercising, I was meditating, I was doing yoga,” says Goldman, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Santa Clara, California. But he only started to feel better after turning to a familiar …

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Letter from the Editor: When it comes to privilege, it’s more than the thought that matters

One of the burning issues in this era of social justice is the notion of “privilege”. But what does it really mean when someone says, “Check your lien”? Many of us spent time in the past week celebrating Thanksgiving. It’s a natural time to jot down and even list the …

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Phyllis Mirsky named Del Mar Community Connections Volunteer of the Month for November

Long-time Del Mar Community Connections volunteer Phyllis Mirsky has been named Volunteer of the Month for November by the non-profit organization Del Mar. Mirsky has been volunteering for DMCC for a number of years. time now; in the summer of 2020, she retired from the DMCC board of directors after …

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Amid immigration uncertainty and COVID-19, SF family receives help from Season of Sharing

Around the same time last year, Maryuri Aceituno wasn’t sure her family of four would be able to keep their eight-year San Francisco home. The pandemic – and the havoc it has wreaked on her schedule of cleaning buildings around the Bay Area – has come at a pivotal time …

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