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NASW-CA STATEMENT ON CALIFORNIA WILD FIRES

NASW-CA STATEMENT ON CALIFORNIA WILD FIRES

The recent California wild fires have been a disaster of the greatest proportions for California and the thousands that have been affected.  Social workers and mental health are what’s called the “second responders” after the public safety personnel and the emergency evaluation shelters.

California has frequent wild fires every year and certainly many ..Read More…

San Diego a Haven for the Homeless — and Deadly Hepatitis A

The rampant hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego is highlighting the city’s significant homeless problem.

More than half of the 444 people with confirmed cases as of Sept. 14 are homeless, county health officials reported earlier this month. The officials say the highly contagious liver infection was spread through person-to-person contact.

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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES ISSUES ANALYSIS OF U.S. SENATE HEALTH CARE BILL

 

SACRAMENTO – Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Director Jennifer Kent has said the latest U.S. Senate proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would cost California nearly $139 billion in federal funding by 2027 and undercuts the progress the state has made in expanding health care to the previously uninsured.

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Social Workers Help Hurricane Survivors Tackle Trauma

HOUSTON — Amid the manic energy felt by those seeking shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center here, there are clues that the damages wrought by Hurricane Harvey amount to more than what can be listed on insurance forms.

“Need to talk?” ask signs posted along walls in the airy center that ..Read More…

How White Social Workers Should Respond to Charlottesville

White social workers who aim to follow the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics should check in with minority clients in the wake of the Charlottesville, Va., violence and should take steps to educate themselves on the U.S. white supremacist movement, writes social work professor Elspeth Slayter.

She also recommends they ..Read More…

Social Workers Get Tips From Sex Trafficking Survivor

Social service providers in California’s Mendocino County are learning how to spot potential victims of sex trafficking from someone who’s been there. In her training sessions, survivor Elle Snow says her vulnerability resulted from sexual molestation at home and lack of help from authorities, conditions often shared by children in foster care.

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How Two Practices Give Mental Health Care a Primary Care Home

By Robert Nagler Miller

With a nationwide shortage of nearly 3,400 psychiatrists to meet the country’s mental health care needs, one emerging viable remedy is a model that incorporates the diagnosis and treatment of mild to moderate depression and anxiety into primary care practice.

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https://wire.ama-assn.org/practice-management/how-2-practices-give-mental-health-care-primary-care-home

 

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