Social Work

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Employment Prospects For Social Workers Are Expected To Increase In LA

Tiffini Coleman, of CSULA, explains how her institution in Los Angeles is readying aspiring practitioners for a viable career in the expanding field of social work.

09/15/2014

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Thousands To Join LA County Social Workers’ Strike

A spokesman with the Service Employees International Union Local 721 said up to 10,000 Department of Public Social Services workers will join the strike Monday morning.

12/08/2013

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‘Thousands’ Expected At DCFS Strike After Contract Talks Break Down With County Officials

Lowell Goodman, spokesperson for Service Employees International Union Local 721, told CBS2 negotiators successfully reached settlements on 25 of 28 bargaining units but talks stalled on Tuesday on the remaining issues.

12/04/2013

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Blue Ribbon Commission Determined To Fix Problems Plaguing DCFS At First Meeting

The panel was created after the deaths of several children in the care of L.A. County.

08/01/2013

8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez (pictured), died in March after documents showed at least six complaints of child abuse and brutality were filed with Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). (credit: CBS)

Memorial Service Held For Palmdale Boy, 8, Who Died From Suspected Abuse

Family and friends of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy investigators say was beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend gathered Wednesday evening at an emotional memorial service in Sylmar.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/12/2013

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USC Social Work Program Aims To Help Veterans Suffering With PTSD

It’s a one of a kind program aimed at helping men and women who’ve seen combat…and the military personnel who can’t shake the haunting images of war.

04/06/2012

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