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My Turn: We can do better for foster youth in Alaska

...people. Alaska leaves front-line social workers with caseloads often double the...with not enough support. New social workers have such high caseloads they...nationwide, and you start seeing why social workers need time to work with these young...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-04/my-turn-we-can-do-better-foster-youth
Opinion
The best books of 2014

...Fourth of July Creek," Smith Henderson: In his first novel, set in 1980s Montana, Henderson pits a troubled social worker against a survivalist whose son he's trying to help. The result is a rich, moving novel that examines the social...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-01/best-books-2014
Art
AARP thanks presentation attendees

...planning, Oct. 30 at Centennial Hall. The event included presentations by attorneys Vance Sanders and Chris Walker, social worker Julie DeLong and hospice nurse Nancy Davis. The presentations were followed by a panel discussion of legal, medical...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-22/aarp-thanks-presentation-attendees
Neighbors
My Turn: Support children and celebrate their strengths

...maltreatment. Specifically, the ChildFirst training is designed for investigative teams of law enforcement officers, social workers, prosecutors, child protection attorneys and forensic interviewers.The University of Alaska Anchorage's Child...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-05/my-turn-support-children-and-celebrat
Opinion
Living and Growing: Self-care

...large boulder. On my way out of the labyrinth, I focus on groups of people - such as first responders, educators, social workers, health care professionals, students, the elderly, the sick, the dying, hospice workers, domestic violence...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-24/living-and-growing-self-care
Neighbors
Recovery: A lesson in humility

...was still able to maintain a professional career as a social worker and was even working on a master's degree. From the...herself in jail with people she had worked with as a social worker. She was terrified. What could be viewed as the worst...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-21/recovery-lesson-humility
Local
Anchorage International Film Festival's 'Made in Alaska' category highlights work by local filmmakers

...and the possible benefits of programs such as Housing First are among the solutions probed in the film. Hebert, a social worker who currently works in the mental health unit of Barlett Regional Hospital, founded the Gold Town Nickelodeon Theatre...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-30/anchorage-international-film-festivals-ma
Art
My Turn: Foster children need family ties

...shortage of foster homes and high case loads among state social workers are the result of children bouncing between temporary...detect child abuse and neglect. Overworked and new social workers - who burn out at a rate of about 30 percent in their...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-13/my-turn-foster-children-need-family-t
Opinion
Juneau Community Foundation grant supports JUMPP program

...three pediatricians, a nurse practitioner, a psychologist, a public health nurse, non-profit and state-agency social workers, medical office staff, and non-profit administrators.Over the past five years pediatrician's offices performed...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-29/juneau-community-foundation-grant-s
Neighbors
A Most Wanted Man

Now Playing Synopsis: The late Philip Seymour Hoffman gives his final screen performance in this taut yet labyrinthine adaptation of John le Carré's 2008 spy novel. In the years immediately following 9/11, Gunter Bachmann (Hoffman) is a counterterrorist expert based in Hamburg who operates as a rogue agent, independently of the Grenzschutzgruppe 9 der Bundespolizei (GSG-9). He specializes in bringing down jihadists, and as the story opens, he begins to fixate on a Chechen immigrant named Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), newly arrived in town. Issa's motivations are initially unknown, but he befriends an American social worker (Rachel McAdams) who grows convinced of his harmlessness and sets about persuading Gunter of the same. Meanwhile, Gunter becomes aware of a palpable and imminent threat to national security that involves future jihad activity, and devises an ingenious plan that he hopes will both extinguish the threat and provide amnesty for Issa. The Americans and the GSG-9, however, learn of Gunter's plot and express both impatience and a general skepticism about the scheme's effectiveness. A Most Wanted Man premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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