Monthly Archives: December 2016

Power Distribution Within Transitional Youth

By Amanda Hernandez, Belinda Williams, Colleen McDuffie, Eleanor Reid, and Tunisia Nelson, Cal State University, Long Beach, Advanced Social Policy Analysis

The knowledge of barriers for Transitional age youth emancipating out of the system has extended over decades. Former foster youth began to receive recognition in 1985 at the federal and state levels with ..Read More…

Mental Health Providers Needed in Response to Oakland Fire

Alameda County officials responding to the recent warehouse fire have asked for Mental Health Professionals (already licensed) to provide pro-bono services to survivors of the fire, and family members, affected by the fire—throughout the State of California. Alameda County Officials do not want to be contacted directly!

Instead, please forward your info (see below) to ..Read More…

NASW Thankful North Dakota Pipeline Project Halted, But Still Concerned

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is thankful the Obama Administration has listened to the concerns of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and stopped construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota.

Members of the tribe and their supporters from around the nation had protested the ..Read More…

Responses to the Federal Election

In response to the recent presidential election, many educational institutions and various organizations have published letters expressing their thoughts and opinions on the outcome.

Dean Marilyn Flynn of the USC Suzanne Dworack-Peck School of Social Work published an “Open Letter to Faculty, Students, Alumni and Friends of the School (http://bit.ly/2fV4B2r).”

While Flynn states ..Read More…

Stuck in Institutions

Very Few Seniors in California Benefit From the Money Follows the Person Program

By Jason Bloome

The Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration—established by Congress through the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act—provides state Medicaid programs the opportunity for seniors and disabled people to transition from nursing homes back to home or community-based ..Read More…

Military & Family Life Counselor Positions at U.S. Military Bases/Installations

This position has the responsibility of providing counseling services to military service members and their families at military installations. These services include non-medical, short-term, walk-around counseling, training and wellness presentations, provision of health fairs, and consultation to installation command regarding behavioral health issues. The counselors work closely with the installation and military branch Points of ..Read More…

Holistic Defense Advocate, Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara, EOE

HDA provides case management according to Public Defender clients’ needs. HDA is an integral team member working with public defender attorneys to provide holistic representation that includes stabilization assistance to adult clients accused of crimes. By addressing circumstances that lead to criminal justice system involvement, the program aims to stabilize lives, reduce recidivism, and create ..Read More…

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