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Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 @ 8:50AM

Trump Antics are Nothing to Laugh At

The clown show has already stopped being funny. With less than two weeks in the White House, the Trump Administration has displayed a level of dysfunction rarely seen among people charged with governing the most powerful nation on the planet. Where to begin? The Commander-in-Chief spent the better part of…

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 @ 11:56AM

Social Work, Civic Engagement and the 12 Grand Challenges

Social work researchers gathered in New Orleans last week for the 21st annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) bracing for the impending presidency of Donald J. Trump and mindful that his administration will bring challenges for the profession and many of the vulnerable citizens we…

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 @ 9:49AM

Social Workers Facing Growing Addiction Crisis

If you are like many still recovering from the national tragedy on November 8 that resulted in the impending presidency of Donald J. Trump, you may have missed the release of the first Surgeon General’s report on substance use and misuse titled: Facing Addiction in America. Released by U.S. Surgeon…

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Monday, November 28th, 2016 @ 9:25AM

Restoring Faith in Our Democracy

Social work is the profession that best promotes hope. We work to provide hope to distressed people throughout the world. Where there is disaster, trauma, and chaos, you will usually find a social worker lending a hand, saying the right things as we are trained to do, and always providing…

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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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