My Turn: The wonder of life and death

...Foundation for End of Life Care and the Juneau Medical Society are bringing Dr. Linda Smith and Diana Seropian (a medical social worker) to Juneau for a free public discussion about palliative care. I was talking to a friend about this the other day...
Vehicles of Sudanese refugees vandalized

...vandalism are part of a community of about 50 refugees from the Darfur region who now live in Anchorage. Bock, a former social worker, has been close with many of the refugees.She told a church congregation what happened Sunday, and people donated...
Alaska Women's Hall of Fame inducts 2 from Juneau

...service in her home state of Oklahoma. Mary Lou Spartz said Kull came to Alaska to work under her late husband as a social worker in the fledgling state. Susan Clark accepted the award on behalf of Kull at the March 6 ceremony in Anchorage. Clark...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 30

...preservation of Alaska History. Alice "Dove" Kull died in 1991 but had a long history as an advocate, volunteer and social worker. She is the namesake of AWARE Inc.'s Dove Cottage.Thumbs down to grandstanding. The Seattle City Council has...
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, and you start seeing why social workers need time to work with these young...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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