Archive | January 2012

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Recommended Reading

When I was an MSW student, I was fortunate enough to be one of about 30 students to participate in a class with Assemblywoman Earlene Hooper.  We spent three days in Albany learning about the legislative process.  The text book we used for the class was Affecting Change: Social Workers in the Political Arena (Haynes […]

Authorized Settings for the Provision of Licensed Mental Health Services (by NYCouncilNonprofits) Regarding my earlier posting about the legality of non profits in NY hiring licensed social workers. (Source:

Nocenti: Recently, I was speaking with a colleague who runs a local nonprofit who told me about a crime that she unwittingly was planning to commit. Namely, she was thinking of hiring a licensed social worker to work with at-risk youth. When social work is a felony  This is insane.  I have been in the social […]

Text Donations

Text Donations Facilitate Impulse Giving But Not Long-Term Donations, Study Says Huffington Post had an article about donors who gave via cell phones to benefit those effected by the earthquake in Haiti.  I found it interesting that the overwhelming majority of people who gave did not follow-up on the progress of the cause they gave […]

Social Work Blogs To Follow

The Power of One Melinda K. Lewis has an excellent blog where she shares her wisdom as an advocate.  I highly recommend following her, especially for Social Workers practicing at the macro level.