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Wal-Mart Responds to Article about Being Sued for Disability Discrimination by the EEOC

Vilissa Thompson 2014/07/31

On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014, I published an article titled, Wal-Mart Being Sued for Disability Discrimination by the EEOC in Chicago, here on Social Work Helper.  My article summarized the press release the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted about it taking legal action against the gigantic corporation Wal-Mart for allegedly rescinding work accommodations… Continue Reading »

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New Age of Robotic Technology Designed to Help Disabled People Walk Again

Pano Savvidis 2014/07/30

  The fictional marvel of robotic technology, exoskeletons and robot suits are all just a vision into a faraway future. We’ve all seen the countless sci-fi movies about robotic limbs and mind-operated machinery but today, this type of technology could be possible helping paraplegics and disabled people walk again. In November 2013, Forbes reported that… Continue Reading »

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2014 NC Legislative Short Session Nears End But No Deal on Budget

Kay Castillo 2014/07/30

Last week, the General Assembly saw more action from the Senate than the House, and Senators have been meeting in Rules Committee the past couple of weeks to pass a few pressing bills. On Thursday, while discussing Medicaid Reform on the Senate floor, Senator Bryant sought an amendment to expand Medicaid. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly,… Continue Reading »

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The College of Social Work Hosts First Joint Conference for Principal Social Workers

Social Work Helper 2014/07/29

Social work leaders from across the United Kingdom are gathering together today for a major conference hosted by The College of Social Work in London. Around 150 Principal Social Workers (PSWs), working in both adults and children and families services, will be attending the conference, which will focus on sharing best practice and evaluating how… Continue Reading »

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Back on Capitol Hill, Different Day, Not Much Has Changed

Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. 2014/07/29

I’m back on Capitol Hill in the office of Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge. Rep. Fudge represents Cleveland and Akron, Ohio and currently serves as chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus. Rep. Fudge sits on the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Education and the Workforce. Both are areas of great interest to social workers…. Continue Reading »

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Morphic Resonance (Part 1): Our Collective Memory

Philip Patston 2014/07/28

The theory of morphic resonance was developed by biologist Rupert Sheldrake and is a concept of collective memory, similar to Jung’s collective unconscious. In a nutshell, morphic resonance challenges, amongst other things, the traditional view of evolution. Sheldrake and others before him suggest that laws of nature are more like habits. As such laws have changed throughout the course of time. If the universe… Continue Reading »

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3 Tips for Talking to Children about Traumatic Events like Malaysian Airlines Flight

Paul C. Milford, MSW 2014/07/28

Let’s face it, it is almost impossible to shield children from negative world events. In our ever-connected society, breaking news stories reach far beyond the evening news. All too often, these tragic stories involving mass casualties are catapulted for days across radio, television, newspapers and become the topic of conversation for many. We see this… Continue Reading »

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