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Bits & Pieces: Same-Sex Marriage, Immigration and More

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

SCOTUS begins hearings on same-sex marriage and social workers show up in support and Social Work Helper talks about social media and networking; these are a few of the bits and pieces that caught my eye this week.

Aunt Bertha Gets a Makeover
Aunt Bertha, a website that helps people find programs in their area, as a new design. You can check it out here.

Does Social Media Help Nonprofits Gain Supporters?
Nonprofit Marketing Guide has an article on the finding of a study done by Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication and Waggener Edstrom.  The Study looked at the role social media plays in motivating supporters.  You can find the article here.

Tools for E-Advocacy
Social Work Helper has a good article of tools for networking and e-advocacy.  Social Work Helper also had another wonderful article on technology, social media and the social work code of ethics.  You can read it here.

Social Workers for Same-Sex Marriage
Rachael Stern (@twistedbarbie), posted this picture of NASW showing support for same-sex marriage in front of the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.  SCOTUS is hearing two cases related to marriage equality; one on DOMA and another regarding the constitutionality of California’s Prop 8 law which banned same-sex marriage.  The high court is expected to make a ruling on DOMA in June.

Social Workers for Reproductive Justice
Maggie (@SocialWorkersRJ) from Social Workers for Reproductive Justice did a fabulous discussion with Social Work Chats this week.  You can read the transcript here.

Are You an Effective Therapist?
This is an interesting article from The New York Times about many therapist not using evidence based practices in treatment.

Not Reforming Immigration Benefits For-Profit Prisons
Rolling Stone has a great piece on how our current immigration policy benefits for-profit prisons.

photo credit: ilovememphis via photopin cc

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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