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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 @ 11:07AM

Another Win For Child Development Accounts

Kudos to the Center for Social Development (CSD) at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis for another win in its efforts to expand the use of child development accounts (CDA) to alleviate generational poverty. Thanks to the persistent efforts of CSD Policy Director Margaret Clancy who spearheaded…

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 @ 8:38AM

Social Workers Ready to Tackle Politics

CRISP conducted its second Political Boot Camp and Media Training last week. Twenty MSW students and recent graduates attended the training held at Trinity Washington University in the District of Columbia from Sunday, July 8 through Wednesday, July 11. Participants came to acquire knowledge and skills that would bolster their…

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 @ 8:54AM

Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice

The Republican-led Congress is back in session determined to earn their abysmal approval rating. The most recent Gallup Poll has it at 16 percent. Having failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with the “skinny bill,” congressional Republicans and their wealthy puppet masters—led by the narcissist in chief…

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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 @ 9:04AM

Will The Poor Always Be With Us?

One of the more fascinating experiences of my doctoral studies at Columbia University was delving into the writings of Richard Hofstadter in Shelia Kamerman’s policy class, particularly his 1944 book: Social Darwinism in American Thought which I found to be eye opening. The concept was new but seemed plausible: some…

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Monday, February 13th, 2017 @ 8:52AM

12 Grand Challenges for Social Work is Evolving into Something Very Special

As a newly-minted member of the Grand Challenges Executive Committee, one may suspect my assessment of this ambitious initiative may not be objective. However, I welcomed the opportunity to serve on the GCEC because of my growing appreciation of its potential. I will admit my initial thoughts about the 12…

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Monday, September 19th, 2016 @ 7:31AM

12 Grand Challenges Gain Momentum at Brown School Forum

The 12 Grand Challenges for Social Work as envisioned by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) has galvanized a significant number of social workers—not all, but mostly academics—around the notion that sustained focus on key issues relevant to creating and maintaining a just society for all…

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