I continue to hear from people that they don’t know where they can learn the science of quality in an economical way. It really is here on the web for all of us, not always in an organized way, but … Continue reading
It is a pity that so few people will see Rebecca Gilman’s amazing new play, Luna Gale, now showing at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. Mary Beth Fisher is spellbinding in the role of Caroline, a competent, yet ethically challenged … Continue reading
The rush to blame someone or something for last week’s Boston Marathon blast is on. Depending on what you read, it is the fault of President Obama, Alex Jones, the U.S. government (I refuse to link to an Alex Jones … Continue reading
Some places are in need. Some places are in real need. Some places are in crises like we only see in war. The Englewood neighborhood of Chicago is one of these. The recent series on Harper High School in Englewood that … Continue reading
Major League Baseball emailed me this week to let me know that my renewal subscription to mlb.com is ready, so I can watch up to 200 spring training games and 2340 regular season games. It is typical that they told … Continue reading
Two stories from the past, but in the news this week, resonate with implications for today’s services for troubled youth. The first was the NPR story of the laundries run by the Catholic church to which thousands of young Irish girls … Continue reading
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Here is a great quote about the state of substance abuse treatment in America, lifted from a new book, Inside Rehab, by Anne Fletcher and broadcast in this post by NY Times health writer Jane Brodey. Despite substantial gains in learning what works in substance abuse treatment, most programs "use exactly the same kind of treatment you would have received in 1950," according to A. Thomas McLellan, co-founder of the Treatment Research Institute in Philadelphia.
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At the 2013 Society for Social Work and Research meeting in San Diego, Tina Rzepnicki and Curtis McMillen hosted a dinner of social work academics and leaders to discuss what to do, in the most general terms, about social service … Continue reading