Social Work

NASW to the Super 12 Select Committee

September 7, 2011
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The National Association of Social Workers has lobbed a shot across the bow to the Joint Select Committee of 12. In August, Congress appointed 12 members to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction who will make recommendations on ways to increase revenues while reducing the deficit. The Super Committee will hold its first...

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Grendell Shows Lack of Knowledge Regarding Addiction

August 30, 2011
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Tim Grendell

Sen. Tim Grendell, a Chesterland Republican is introducing a bill that would require any Ohioan receiving cash assistance to pay for a drug test. If clean, they would receive the assistance and be reimbursed for the drug screen. His bill mirrors a Florida law. This is one of those pieces of legislation that sounds...

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NASW Asks for Support of TANF Bill 2277

August 11, 2011
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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Supplemental Grants were fully funded for the first two quarters for federal fiscal year 2011 and partially funded for the third quarter. There is no funding for the last quarter of the fiscal year. Congress created the Supplemental Grants as part of the 1996 welfare law in...

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New and Old Thinking on Addiction

July 14, 2011
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New and Old Thinking on Addiction

There is almost complete consensus that addiction is a disease. The debate has been over whether it’s a psychological condition treated by a psychiatrist in conjunction with the A.A. model, or is it a physical problem treated with the medical model. In an article in the New York Times, Douglas Quenqua takes a look...

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My Journey to get an Ohio ID

June 29, 2011
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While the General Assembly continues to argue over election law and what constitutes proper identification for voting, I decided to test the system myself. Since most people who seek an Ohio ID are without a drivers license, I started with that assumption. I went to the Hilliard BMV and was told I didn’t have...

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Politicians Do Not Take Education Seriously

June 19, 2011
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schoolhouse

Ohio children had their highest scores on the graduation test since it was implemented in 2004. This is good. However, it doesn’t solve the age old problem of relying on property taxes for school funding. In addition, in order to fill budget shortfalls many states are cutting school funding. The nation and the State...

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Kasich and the General Assembly are Heartless

June 13, 2011
By
The Ruler

I have thought for a while that many Republicans adhere to a form of Social Darwinism. Today, with the release of the new state budget, Governor Kasich and the Republican controlled General Assembly have given me no reason to change my mind. There are many definitions of Social Darwinism, but the main tenant of...

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Bill May Shut Down Pill Mills, However There Could be a Problem

May 18, 2011
By
vicodin

Yesterday the Ohio Senate passed a bill to closely monitor the dispensing of painkillers. In addition, there is a renewed effort to shut down pill mills and identify patients who are doctor shopping. However, the bill could have an unintended consequence. Most painkillers are opiates which are very addictive. This means the patients who...

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Guest Post from the Dirty Rotten Junkie

May 5, 2011
By
PhilL

And now for something completely different…. As someone who has professionally and personally researched addiction, I am always on the lookout  for recovery related writings. This one is the first guest writing I have posted on The Madrigal Maniac and it is re-posted from The Dirty Rotten Junkie. This particular junkie is not only...

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Urgent: Rally at the State House

May 5, 2011
By
weareohio

This from the Daily Kos. There is a rally scheduled at the state house tomorrow. I’ll be there. If you believe in working people please attend and sign the petition to repeal SB5. On Thursday, May 5th, from 5pm to 7pm, there will be a rally at the Statehouse in Columbus to overturn SB...

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  • Charities transform lost items into gifts for needy
    Among the hats, coats and gloves donated to charities this holiday season are lots of hats, coats and gloves given, well, by accident. […]
  • Woman who stole from blind group enters diversion program
    A Westerville woman has been placed on diversion and has paid restitution for stealing more than $25,000 while working as an administrative assistant for the American Council of the Blind of Ohio. […]
  • Veteran pilot dies after crashing plane in Union County
    MARYSVILLE, Ohio — An experienced military pilot who was a veteran of combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan died yesterday after crashing his plane near the runway of the Union County Airport during an aerobatic maneuver. […]
  • Mayor’s ex-wife gets 10 days in jail
    Frankie Coleman, the ex-wife of Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, was sentenced yesterday to 10 days in jail, fined $575 and placed on probation for three years after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated. […]
  • Praise flows for Franklinton mission’s Pastor Joe
    The Rev. Joe Johnson was a bit irritated that The Dispatch wanted to publish a story about him. “I’m not a bragger,” he said. And, he noted, he was already in the newspaper, “about 50 years ago." Then, after consenting to an interview, the pastor scolded Inner City Ministries volunteer Jeff Baker for saying too many nice things about him. […]

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