Trailers might house homeless people at L.A. historic site | Trump fear seen driving immigrants away from health care | Social worker: Cross-sector leadership needed to end food deserts
January 22, 2018
Social Work SmartBrief
Top Story
Social worker fears more suicide, PTSD among fellow vets
An infantryman turned military mental health specialist worries that high suicides and post-traumatic stress disorder rates among service members will increase as Washington ramps up military action. Citing his own experience, Rick Rogers says the military culture encourages substance use and discourages seeking help.
Social Work Helper (1/21) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Breaking News
Trailers might house homeless people at L.A. historic site
City officials in Los Angeles have proposed setting up trailers to replace homeless encampments that have sprung up around El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. Tentative plans call for three trailers to house 60 people for up to six months, with another trailer for showers and toilets and a fifth staffed by social workers.
Los Angeles Downtown News (1/19) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Trump fear seen driving immigrants away from health care
Legal immigrants' fear of deportation of their relatives has led to a sharp drop in their use of public health services and enrollment in federally subsidized medical insurance since Donald Trump became president, advocates say. "One social worker said she had a client who was forgoing chemotherapy because she had a child that was not here legally," said Oscar Gomez, CEO of Health Outreach Partners.
Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)/The Associated Press (1/22) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Other News
Government & Policy
Social workers, homes for children get Ky. governor's nod in budget request
While proposing budget cuts for most state agencies, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin seeks $10.8 million for a new adoption and foster care program and $24 million to add social workers and raise their pay. Bevin also proposes channeling $34 million from tobacco settlement funds into fighting opioid abuse.
Glasgow Daily Times (Ky.) (1/19) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Texas education officials release special-ed plan
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants public input on a 13-page state plan to rectify previous failures to provide special education services to qualifying students. The plan calls for hiring more special education staff and providing more services, and it is in addition to a federal plan requiring the state to evaluate students who were illegally denied services.
Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model) (1/19) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Other News
Career Insights
Grace: A powerful leadership trait
A leader who exhibits grace, no matter the circumstances, will bring out the best in staff without causing fear, writes Chip Bell. Such leaders "know that humility is more powerful than vanity, concern is more influential than command," he writes.
SmartBrief/Leadership (1/18) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
How to draw inspiration as a young leader
Hold on to your values instead of trying to keep up with trends to be a youthful and inspiring leader, writes Margy Kerr-Jarrett. Stay true to yourself and embrace challenges.
Lead Change (1/16) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
NASW Updates
2018 NASW National Conference -- Registration now open!
Registration is now open for the 2018 NASW National Conference, taking place June 20-23 in Washington, D.C. Join more than 2,000 social work colleagues and walk away with knowledge, tools, and renewed inspiration. More than 20 CEUs available! Go to the NASW website and click on the registration button today!
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
New member benefit -- TherapyNotes
Track patient appointments, notes, billing, and claims with ease with TherapyNotes, an online practice management, billing, and scheduling system for mental health professionals. TherapyNotes facilitates the workflow through robust, secure, and streamlined software, accessible wherever and whenever you need it. With fully integrated scheduling, notes, billing, electronic claims, and more, you'll have more time for what matters most: your patients. NASW members who sign up for TherapyNotes for the first time enjoy a 30-day free trial and a 10% discount on their first-year subscription. Use promo code NASW. See more information.
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Learn more about NASW:
About NASW | Membership | Social Workers Speak
Careers | Advocacy | Sections
History is made by people: Its movement depends on small currents as well as great tides.
Margaret Thatcher,
prime minister
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Sign Up
SmartBrief offers 200+ newsletters
Learn more about the SmartBrief audience
Subscriber Tools:
Contact Us:
Advertising  -  Aaron Lawrence
P: 202.499.2123
Editor  -  April Hollis
Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
© 1999-2018 SmartBrief, Inc.®
Privacy policy |  Legal Information