Archive for Rep. Barbara Lee

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 @ 8:27AM

Whither Political Social Work?

The Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work, under the very capable leadership of director Tanya Rhodes Smith, conducted a highly successful Campaign School in Washington, DC earlier this month. The event was co-hosted with CRISP, George Mason University, Howard University, and NASW chapters from Maryland, DC, and Virginia….

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Monday, April 17th, 2017 @ 10:41AM

It’s Time We Get More Social Workers Elected

During her remarks during our recent Social Work Day on the Hill reception, George Warren Brown School of Social Work Dean Mary McKay stated that the Congress would be more effective if 20 percent of its Members were social workers. Her comments were greeted with a rousing ovation and later…

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Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 @ 8:35AM

Major Changes Await in Mental Health Legislation—But Will They Be Enough?

Much like the nation’s infrastructure, our mental health system is in dire condition. Major changes are on the horizon as two mental health bills seem headed to votes on the floors of the House and the Senate. The question is: will they be enough? H.R. 2646—Helping Families in Mental Health…

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Monday, January 11th, 2016 @ 8:45AM

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Adds Trumpet Award to Her Glowing Resume

My summer reading included Renegade for Peace and Justice, the autobiography of California Congresswoman Barbara Lee who represents the 13th Congressional District that includes Berkeley, Oakland and Alameda County.  Hers is a remarkable story.  She had to overcome enormous challenges—difficulties that would have broken the spirit of most people. She…

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 @ 11:19AM

CRISP, McSilver Institute Host Congressional Briefing

The Congressional Research Institute for Research and Poverty (CRISP) is partnering with the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research to host a congressional briefing on Disrupting the Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline: Juvenile Justice, Race, and Poverty that will focus on Senate bill S. 1169—The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act…

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 @ 10:17AM

NASW Charts Path for the Future of Social Work

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is celebrating its 60th anniversary and charting a course for the next sixty years.  About 150 “thought leaders” were brought together in a forum Friday to assess progress made by the social work profession and to explore challenges that lie ahead for society…

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