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Are Social Workers Helping Inmates Rot in Solitary Confinement?

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 @ 10:14AM

As I wrote in a blog post several weeks ago, there are about 25,000 people held in solitary confinement in supermax prison units called SHUs—security housing units—and another 80,000 inmates housed in isolation cells in regular prisons and jails.  Many of these individuals are mentally ill.  Some are juveniles and/or…

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The Forgotten Poor: More Children Living in Extreme Poverty

The number of children living in extreme poverty—on $2.00 or less per person per day in a household—grew significantly from...

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Things May Have to Get Worse Before They Get Better

If the political prognosticators are correct, the American people are poised to hand over the United States Senate to Republicans...


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Symposium on Children’s Mental Health Plenary

Sunday, January 5th, 2014 @ 3:22PM

The Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) and the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work sponsored a day-long symposium on Federal Policies Impacting Children’s Mental Health Services...