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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get […]

Social Work Chats

by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW The Political Social Worker Join us on Twitter at 8 pm EST to discuss PTST in veterans and the use of MDMA (ecstasy) in treatment.  Laura Reed Goodson (@reedtome) will be our guest.  To participate use #swunited.  Questions to the moderator can be sent to @swhelpercom.  You can learn […]

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Ready to Introduce Assault Weapons Ban Next Session

by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW The Political Social Worker Senator Dianne Feinstein announced that she will be introducing legislation to ban assault weapons when the Senate returns to work next year.  She said that a matching bill would be introduced in the House but it was not said which member would be introducing the […]

Originally posted on Classroom to Capitol:
See? For-profit corporations get this. It’s an axiom these days: Nonprofit organizations should operate ‘more like a business’. The people/donors/media/policymakers who advise this are seldom very specific about what this corporate approach would really look like for social service agencies. I mean, it’s not like the for-profit world has…

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up (But You’ll Wish Someone Had)

Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW The Political Social Worker Mother Jones breaks down Americas 50 Worst State Legislatures.   Did you know Georgia passed a resolution recognizing March 30-April 4th as WrestleMania Appreciation Week? And that was one of the brighter moments on the list.  

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