Archive for politics

Thursday, November 15th, 2018 @ 11:12AM

Defending the Rights of Native American Children

Decisions made early in life often have profound consequences for the future. For too many children, decisions affecting their lives are made by policymakers and politicians who may or may not have their best interests in mind. The decision by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor—a George W. Bush appointee—that struck…

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Monday, November 5th, 2018 @ 8:47AM

Social Work and Public Discourse

If we don’t stop shouting at each other, no one will hear what the other person is saying. Americans are yelling and screaming at each other to gain the upper hand in our political discourse. Led by the quintessential loudmouth, President Donald J. Trump, Republicans are hurling nonstop epithets and…

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Monday, October 1st, 2018 @ 8:36AM

Voting Matters!

The social work Twitter community was abuzz Thursday night with a spirited Twitter chat highlighting the social work Voter Engagement campaign that is underway. These Twitter conversations are regular events hosted by #MacroSW.org out of the State University of New York at Buffalo where Twitter maven Nancy J. Smyth is…

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Monday, August 13th, 2018 @ 8:29AM

Ronald V. Dellums: A Social Worker to the End

I was on the Hill with the first cohort of DSW students from the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California when I first learned of the passing of former Congressman Ronald V. Dellums. These doctoral students were completing requirements to develop an innovative response…

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Friday, June 22nd, 2018 @ 6:48AM

Who Will Save the Children?

We witnessed an unprecedented display of callous disregard for the welfare of children by Donald J. Trump who is willing to psychologically damage thousands of children to get his xenophobic policies enacted in Congress. The trauma these children are experiencing after literally being ripped from the arms of mothers and…

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 @ 8:42AM

Run Allison Run!

Allison Berkowitz has championed many causes and now social workers and others can support her efforts to win a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates representing the state’s 7th District. You can learn about her on her campaign website and donate to her campaign on her fundraising website. Allison…

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