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Robert Ingersoll, in his own words - Religion News Service

Robert Ingersoll, in his own words - Religion News Service | Social Worker | Scoop.it
(RNS) Atheists, humanists and agnostics say Robert Ingersoll's thoughts on civil rights and church-state separation are as relevant today as they were in the late 19th century.
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A Mental-Health Epidemic In The Newsroom

A Mental-Health Epidemic In The Newsroom | Social Worker | Scoop.it
When Hurricane Katrina swirled onto the Louisiana shore and residents of New Orleans clogged highways to flee, John McCusker stayed behind. A photographer for The Times-Picayune for more than two deca
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Teen smoking is down, but depression is up among girls, federal report finds

Teen smoking is down, but depression is up among girls, federal report finds | Social Worker | Scoop.it
Depression is increasing among teenage girls, but smoking and substance use are decreasing among all adolescents.
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Why does the US imprison so many people? | Al Jazeera America

Why does the US imprison so many people? | Al Jazeera America | Social Worker | Scoop.it
AJ+ partnered with the Marshall Project to find out why 1 in 35 American adults is caught up in the prison system
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Recent Life-in-Recovery Surveys | Blog & New Postings | William L. White

Recent Life-in-Recovery Surveys | Blog & New Postings | William L. White | Social Worker | Scoop.it
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The U.S. Wants to Care About Black Boys but Doesn't Try as Hard With Black Girls

The U.S. Wants to Care About Black Boys but Doesn't Try as Hard With Black Girls | Social Worker | Scoop.it
As advocates and policymakers focus on changing the narrative for African American boys, their female counterparts become less of a priority.
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'The Wire' in real life: the Baltimore neighborhood Freddie Gray called home

'The Wire' in real life: the Baltimore neighborhood Freddie Gray called home | Social Worker | Scoop.it
The vociferous street protests come out of a long history of trouble and poverty faced by many Baltimore residents--especially those in the impoverished neighborhoods of Sandtown-Winchester/Harlem Park in West Baltimore which Gray called home
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LTE: Lessons From Baltimore, and Beyond

LTE: Lessons From Baltimore, and Beyond | Social Worker | Scoop.it
JPI's Marc Schindler and the Prison Policy Initiative's Peter Wagner weigh in on Freddie Gray, Baltimore, and making the right investment for the city and its residents.
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Op-Ed: Structural accountability after Freddie Gray

Op-Ed: Structural accountability after Freddie Gray | Social Worker | Scoop.it
"Baltimore's healing and hope lie beyond the smoke and in the kinds of social investments necessary to support the essential fabric of community — and which are profoundly lacking in Baltimore neighborhoods."
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Solitary Confinement is a Whole Other Monster Especially for Juvenile Offenders

Solitary Confinement is a Whole Other Monster Especially for Juvenile Offenders | Social Worker | Scoop.it
A correctional facility is a difficult situation to be in, but solitary confinement is a whole other monster.  There’s no getting away from the pounding sounds resonating endlessly, the animalistic cries coming from all ends of the unit, and the pained...
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US cited for police violence, racism in scathing UN review on human rights | Al Jazeera America

US cited for police violence, racism in scathing UN review on human rights | Al Jazeera America | Social Worker | Scoop.it
US' second review before UN Human Rights Council dominated by criticism over police violence against black men
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Should You Be Ashamed Of Your Mental Illness? This Chart Will Tell You

Should You Be Ashamed Of Your Mental Illness? This Chart Will Tell You | Social Worker | Scoop.it
Here's a sad reality: Approximately 31 percent of people with mental illness say they choose to not seek treatment for their disorder due to fear of judgment.

Stigma is a real issue when it comes t
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The Real Problem With America’s Inner Cities

The Real Problem With America’s Inner Cities | Social Worker | Scoop.it
It’s not just police racism. It’s about a culture of violence.
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It's a Myth That Black Fathers Are Absent

It's a Myth That Black Fathers Are Absent | Social Worker | Scoop.it
The initiative could do a lot of good. But remember that black fathers already are more involved with their children than white and Latino dads are.
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Calling the Cops on the Mentally Ill Can Escalate Difficult Situations

Calling the Cops on the Mentally Ill Can Escalate Difficult Situations | Social Worker | Scoop.it
A caregiver explains how dialing 911 can put both police officers and developmentally disabled people in a needlessly dangerous position.
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Reclaiming the avenue

Reclaiming the avenue | Social Worker | Scoop.it
The housing recovery has yet to reach the 6200 block of South Fairfield Avenue in Chicago Lawn, but residents aren’t waiting for the market to bring back the street. They’re doing it themselves.
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The Reality of Surviving Exhausting, Desperation-Inducing Poverty | BillMoyers.com

The Reality of Surviving Exhausting, Desperation-Inducing Poverty | BillMoyers.com | Social Worker | Scoop.it
It's possible to break down the walls of poverty, but it takes outside influences, support networks, awareness of other opportunities and access to resources.
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‘No training, no money, no hope, no way of getting out’

‘No training, no money, no hope, no way of getting out’ | Social Worker | Scoop.it
Despite a broader economic recovery, there has been little sign of progress in significant parts of Baltimore — particularly poor black areas such as those where the violence occurred.
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Hard but Hopeful Home to ‘Lot of Freddies’

Hard but Hopeful Home to ‘Lot of Freddies’ | Social Worker | Scoop.it
The neighborhood where Freddie Gray came of age has survived harrowing rates of unemployment, poor health, violent crime and incarceration.
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Recovery from heroin addiction 'a family effort'

Recovery from heroin addiction 'a family effort' | Social Worker | Scoop.it
Chris Przybylo is one of the lucky ones. A heroin addict who would start to go through withdrawal only hours after his last hit, both he and his mother thought his only future was death. But this weekend the Arlington Heights family celebrates one year of his sobriety.
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America Is Deeply Divided Over How Media Covers Race, Police Misconduct

America Is Deeply Divided Over How Media Covers Race, Police Misconduct | Social Worker | Scoop.it
Americans may largely agree on the charges filed against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, but they remain deeply divided over the way his case, and others like it, have been cov
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Harm Reduction and Human Rights: Strategies on Expanding Harm Reduction Through Human Rights | Drug Policy Alliance

Harm Reduction and Human Rights: Strategies on Expanding Harm Reduction Through Human Rights | Drug Policy Alliance | Social Worker | Scoop.it
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The Persistent Stigma of Substance Use Disorders

The Persistent Stigma of Substance Use Disorders | Social Worker | Scoop.it
“Stigma is a five dollar word for a two dollar concept. It’s prejudice.” Stigma, a set of negative stereotypes tied to behavioral health conditions, is not a new problem. Results of a recent survey suggest that views may be changing when it comes...
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