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30
Jan

Bits & Pieces: Openly LGB Members of Congress, New DV Study, and More

By Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
The Political Social Worker

From Congress welcoming openly lesbian, gay and bisexual members, to a new study on domestic violence; these are a few of the stories that caught my eye this week.

Openly Gay, and Openly Welcomed in Congress
The New York Times has a piece on the small but growing numbers of out member of congress.

Bisexual Women More likely to be Raped or Experience Domestic Violence
A new study has found that more than half of bisexual women have been raped, physically abused or stalked by a partner. You can read the full study here.

Volunteer Work Can Boot Your Career
Good has a post on using volunteer opportunities to boot your career.

Do We Really Need More College Grads?
interesting article on Gawker about the over saturation of Bachelor degrees in the US job market being a bad thing for the economy and, perhaps, for the individual who went into massive student loan debt with no return on their investment.

Seriously, New York Post? Seriously?
Bullett calls out the New York Post for their sexist coverage Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s senate testimony.

Proposal to CSWE on Barriers Facing Public Sector Social Workers in Pursuing a Social Work Degree
This is a position paper Deona Hooper, MSW wrote to the Council on Social Work Education regarding barriers that prevent many public sector social workers from obtaining further education.  This paper has been delivered to the CSWE and Deona is advocating with them to implement these changes.

 

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Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

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