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Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 @ 3:27PM

White House Antics Raise Anxiety Levels

Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker representing Tennessee said it best when he described the current state of the White House as being in a downward spiral. This blogpost is not long enough to detail all the chaos that has emanated from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in recent weeks. Many Americans are…

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Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 @ 9:20AM

Women’s Marches and the Clown Show

Clown show were the first words that popped into my mind when I learned that Donald J. Trump would be the next President of the United States. As a longtime New York City dweller, I know Mr. Trump better than most of the folk in middle America who voted for…

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Monday, December 19th, 2016 @ 10:20AM

NASW Says Social Workers Must Stand Up!

If Donald Trump had his way, he would not be President of the United States, he would be king. At the end of the Revolutionary War, General George Washington was so admired that many wanted to make him king. Americans felt safe under his watchful command. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt…

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Friday, September 23rd, 2016 @ 6:06AM

Addressing Race—Another Grand Challenge for Social Work

In the wake of a very fruitful and energizing conference on 12 Grand Challenges that social workers are tackling in order to promote a more just and equitable society, our sensibilities are jolted by two fatal and questionable police shootings of black men in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Charlotte, North Carolina…

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 @ 8:21AM

Social Workers Convene Grand Challenges Forum at the Brown School

I am headed to St. Louis this week to attend a conference at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis to discuss would-be policy responses to major social welfare challenges facing the nation. Convened by the Brown School’s Center for Social Development along…

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Monday, September 12th, 2016 @ 6:54AM

New McSilver Institute Director Focused on Children’s Development

Michael A. Lindsey is the new director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. He succeeds Mary M. McKay who left McSilver to become dean at the George Warren Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Lindsey…

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