Social work students help provide free mental health services to Latino students at the University of Georgia through a clinic created by professor Edward Anthony Delgado-Romero. The clinic recently changed its name to La Clinica in LaK'ech, which comes from a Mayan greeting that means "you are my other me."
College students are experiencing food insecurity at least in part due to rising tuition costs and housing costs. A survey found that 36% of University of Oregon students reported food insecurity and 56% experienced a form of basic-needs insecurity.
An uptick in violence at schools has moved more districts to implement programs aimed at helping students address mental health issues. A North Carolina district trains faculty and staff twice a year on identifying students at risk for homicide or suicide and has several programs focusing on communication between staff and students.
Research into mental illness and funding resources significantly neglect American Indian populations, says professor Joseph Gone of Harvard University. Gone provided information about historical trauma faced by American Indian communities and the "context of colonization" in a seminar.
Certificate of need laws were created to control costs, but ended up increasing costs while decreasing access to health services, writes Mark Flatten of the Goldwater Institute. The laws should be repealed in Iowa and the 37 other states that still have them, writes Flatten.
The Department of Human Services in Pennsylvania will require the state's eight pharmacy benefit managers to use a single preferred drug list starting Jan. 1. The department estimates the change will save the state's Medicaid program $85 million per year, but the Pennsylvania Coalition of Medical Assistance MCOs contends the move will increase the state's cost by $81 million.
When little guidance is provided in a new job or situation, be sure you're clear on your manager's goals and ensure team members have what they need to succeed, writes Liz Kislik. "Strengthen your hand and minimize your missteps by thinking deeply and developing your own advice about how best to work with your team, your boss, and yourself," she writes.
Harvard University professors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey address what to do if you're feeling overwhelmed with school, work or any part of life. A key first step is identifying the source of your stress, then establishing boundaries for yourself and outsourcing anything that isn't the best use of your time, they advise.
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Veterinary social work is getting more attention. Social workers are helping veterinarians work with pet owners to make difficult decisions about their animals' health and deal with grief when a pet dies. Learn more in this Washington Post article.