Social Work Helper


Letter to the Editor: A Social Worker’s Thoughts on the Killing of Michael Brown

Social Work Helper 2014/08/22

This is a Letter to the Editor that I received from a member of the social work community. Although I disagree with the opinion and facts of this reader, I believe this Letter to the Editor provides a perfect example of how conservatives and non-minorities conduct their analysis of the events in #Ferguson. I will… Continue Reading »


Social Work Appears Absent in #Ferguson Global Conversation

Deona Hooper 2014/08/21

As Editor-in-Chief of Social Work Helper, I recently published an article entitled A Grand Response from Social Work is Needed in Ferguson written by Dr. Charles Lewis who is the President of the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy. Due to my coverage on the shooting of Mike Brown and the police response in… Continue Reading »


Police: Serving and Protecting the White Middle-Class and Mentally Well

Rebecca Joy Novell 2014/08/21

A violent threat, a criminal, a gangster, a drug-dealer, a menace, it seems these are all the things the police see you as in the United States of America if you are a black male. If the current media coverage of the shootings of Mike Brown and more recently Kajieme Powell have taught us anything,… Continue Reading »


ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Awareness

Travis Lloyd 2014/08/20

The month of August 2014 has proved to be one that will undoubtedly put a dent in American history. The ALS Association has broken records for their new #IceBucketChallenge campaign reaching nearly 14 million dollars in donations which is a huge jump from last year’s measly 1.7 million. Media outlets and social media are buzzing about famous… Continue Reading »


A Grand Response from Social Work Is Needed in Ferguson

Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. 2014/08/19

Whenever tragedy strikes, social workers are among the first responders helping people cope with their grief and loss and empowering people to put their lives back in order. Social workers provided support troops at the Boston Marathon bombing, they assisted children and families during the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and… Continue Reading »


Tackling Discrimination At Work Comes At A Price

Rebecca Joy Novell 2014/08/19

In July of last year, the British Government introduced Employment Tribunal Fees for any employees seeking to challenge discrimination at work. Employees who have been intimidated, harassed or fired as a result of their gender, race or disability now have to pay up to £1,200 for their claim to be heard at an employment tribunal…. Continue Reading »


Attorney General Eric Holder Signs Proposal to Improve Movie Theater Experience for Disabled Americans

Vilissa Thompson 2014/08/19

On July 25th, 2014, the Justice Department released a statement announcing that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that will affect Title III regulation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Title III of the ADA focuses on public accommodations, such as restaurants, hotels, theaters, doctors’ offices, libraries, and… Continue Reading »

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