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January 18, 2011
I am writing to clarify a misunderstanding about social workers printed in the editorial "Tucson and mental health" (Jan. 16). Referring to the proposed Mental Health First Aid program, the editorial states that "social workers, college counselors, teachers and others can help until professional aid is available. " This statement suggests that social workers are not professionally trained to deal with mental health problems. This inaccuracy is troubling because clinical social workers have been providing mental health services for nearly a century and are licensed by the state of Maryland to diagnose and treat mental health disorders.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
A Harford County judge who helped lead this week's Maryland Judiciary summit on care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in the state's foster care system said the event was a success and could lead to substantive improvements in the future. "It went very well. We had excellent speakers," said Judge William O. Carr, a Harford County Circuit Court administrative judge and chair of the outreach and programming subcommittee of the state Foster Care Court Improvement Project.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 31, 2011
William F. "Bill" Sprenger, a social worker who had been managing director of community services for United Way of Central Maryland, died March 23 of heart failure at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland. The former Towson resident was 86. Mr. Sprenger was born in Derby, Conn., and raised in Albany, N.Y., and Westchester County, N.Y. He was a 1942 graduate of Mamaroneck High School in Mamaroneck, N.Y., and enlisted in the Navy the next year. An ensign, he served during World War II in the Pacific aboard Landing Ship Tank LCT-88 and remained an active reservist until 1962.
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Dan Rodricks | September 10, 2014
This should have been a totally tall week for Baltimore - tall ships and Blue Angels for War of 1812 commemorations; the Orioles, ever closer to a division title, back home to play the Yankees; Derek Jeter bidding farewell to Camden Yards; the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium to face their biggest rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Thursday night on national television. Big stuff, tall stuff, a real wow week in the life of Charm City. And it's all still true, except for the clouds left by the Ray Rice storm.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 22, 2010
Susan Paula Kramon, a retired social worker, died of pneumonia Oct. 15 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 65 and lived in Brooklandville. Born Susan Paula Samuelson in Washington, D.C., she was known as Paula. She was raised on Bateman Avenue and later in Pikesville. She was a 1962 Milford Mill High School graduate and earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and a master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland. Mrs. Kramon worked for 14 years in various social work agencies, including Jewish Family and Children's Services, and was active in the National Association of Social Workers and the American Cancer Society.
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By Carol Kleiman and Carol Kleiman,Chicago Tribune | October 5, 1992
CHICAGO -- After a 15-year legislative battle waged against the American Medical Association, insurance companies and some mental health professionals, Wisconsin's 10,000 social workers will be licensed by the state.Efforts to upgrade social work through licensing began nationwide 20 years ago, and Wisconsin is the last of 50 states to authorize licensing. It will take effect in April.All states require people who want to use the legal designation "social worker" to pass a rigorous national examination and have specific academic credentials and experience.
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By GREGORY KANE | August 16, 2003
IT HAPPENED 40 years ago this September and was, perhaps, network television's only stab at a drama show featuring social workers as the main characters. "This dramatic series," says The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows: 1946-Present, "starred George C. Scott as Neil Brock, a young social worker in the New York slums. The stories involved child abuse, the welfare syndrome, problems of aging, drug addiction, and crime, situations all too familiar to Neil Brock in his daily routine."
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By Ed Brandt and Ed Brandt,Staff Writer | November 30, 1993
On a chilly, rainy Monday recently, Elaine Kushubar stopped to chat with an elderly man sitting on some steps near a Baltimore County Social Services walk-in center in Essex."
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | February 19, 1993
ANNAPOLIS -- Emotional stories of parents who said the state Department of Human Resources trampled their rights dominated about three hours of hearings yesterday before the House Judiciary Committee.As the hearing continued, members of the committee showed increasing impatience with the agency and anger over the treatment of parents by some social workers.The hearings were on a set of five bills proposed by Del. Donald Elliott, R-Carroll, intended to give people accused of child abuse the rights to see their records and have hearings.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | May 15, 1998
State officials said yesterday that Worcester social workers acted properly in their investigations of as many as two dozen reports of suspected child abuse in the home where an 8-year-old boy was found beaten to death in March.The bloody body of Shamir Hudson was discovered in a mobile home outside Berlin -- and police have charged his adoptive mother, Catherine Marie Hudson, with killing him.Teachers and administrators at the local elementary school had repeatedly called Worcester's Department of Social Services to report signs that Shamir and his two younger, adopted siblings had been abused.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Verna Mae Peacock Cann, a retired social worker and church musician, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 27 at Sinai Hospital. The Parkton resident was 81. Born Verna Mae Peacock in Durham, N.C., she was the daughter of James Otis Peacock and Christine Smith Peacock. She attended Durham public schools and the Mary Potter Academy, a boarding school, before she moved to Baltimore at age 16. She completed adult evening school at City College. She also had an associate of arts degree from Baltimore City Community College.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
A licensed social worker who counsels teenagers was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography this week in Baltimore County. Detectives monitoring the sharing of child pornography online found a home in the 2300 block of Turkey Point Road in Essex that was a source for explicit images. Police say the investigation led them to believe James Patrick Tinker II, 46, was responsible for sharing the child pornography. Tinker told detectives he is a licensed social worker and counsels teens at Turning Point in Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counseling in Glen Burnie.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Doris M. Jones, a retired social worker's aide and longtime West Baltimore resident, died June 11 of lung cancer at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She was 73. The daughter of Leon Alexander Clark Sr., a truck driver, and Goldie Olivia Clark, a homemaker, Doris Marion Clark was born and raised in West Baltimore, where she spent her entire life. She attended city public schools and worked for more than 20 years for the state Department of Social Services as a social worker's aide.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Joseph L. McCarthy, a former social worker who established, sponsored and coached baseball and soccer teams to keep East Baltimore youths away from drugs and crime, died Tuesday of congestive heart and kidney failure at Genesis Loch Raven Center. The longtime Parkville resident was 78. The son of Joseph McCarthy and Angela McCarthy Gardina, Joseph Leo McCarthy was born in Baltimore and raised in Waverly. "His father died when he was 14, and he was raised by my father, Vincent Gardina, a city courthouse clerk, and my mother, who was a C&P Telephone Co. operator," said his half brother, Vincent J. Gardina, the former Baltimore County councilman who is now director of the county's Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
Mary B. "Wesi" Price, a social worker who helped establish the social work department at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Saturday of dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the Maples of Towson, an assisted-living facility. She was 88. She was born Mary Louise Baldwin into a prominent Baltimore County political family. Her father, H. Streett Baldwin, entered politics in 1928, "spurred by his disgust at the anti-Catholic venom directed against presidential candidate Al Smith," said Mrs. Price's daughter Barbara Percival of Washington.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
John W. Bunting III, a former program specialist for the state Department of Social Services who was an HIV/AIDS activist, died Nov. 5 of heart failure at his Sutton Place Apartments home. He was 69. The son of a salesman and a school teacher, John William Bunting III was born in Huntington, W.Va., and was a 1962 graduate of Barboursville High School in Barboursville, W.Va. He attended the University of Baltimore and served in the Navy from 1966 to 1968 aboard the carrier USS Independence.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | October 5, 1997
Marking the profession's 99th year, social workers from all over the nation convened in Baltimore yesterday concerned about how new welfare laws and managed care will affect their future.The convention, titled "Take Charge of Change," focuses on how the profession will fare in the 21st century amid economic pressures."Some social workers are losing their jobs because of cutbacks in government funding," said Beth Ledford of the National Association of Social Workers.Ledford said that the conference was an excellent opportunity to network and "interpret the larger picture."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2013
Delphine S. Kelly, a music teacher and former Eastern Shore social worker, died Oct. 27 of a stroke at the Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. She was 90. The former Delphine Stewart was born and raised in Toronto. She was the daughter of Reginald Stewart, a concert pianist, and Ruby Stewart, a homemaker. Mrs. Kelly moved with her family to Baltimore in 1941, when her father was appointed director of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and named conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, where he played an instrumental role in its reorganization in 1942 from a branch of city government to a private institution.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2013
Dr. Clementine L. "Clem" Kaufman, a former social worker and volunteer who also served for years on numerous boards throughout the community and worked tirelessly for social justice, died of cancer Sept. 23 at Roland Park Place. She was 89. "She was a phenomenal person, and I got to know her when she was one of then-President Michael Hooker's assistants," said Freeman A. Hrabowski III, current president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a longtime friend. "She always cared about social justice issues, and she worked hard to connect us to those initiatives in the city.
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