Lesson of Trump’s retreat on immigrant family separation

One of my students happily reported that citizen voices have succeeded in convincing President Trump to stop, via executive order, the "zero-tolerance" practice of separating illegal immigrant children and parents.  Hurrah!   Democracy is still alive, even in Trump's America! Well, sort of.  The family separation policy had called down an avalanche of criticism from virtually … Continue reading Lesson of Trump’s retreat on immigrant family separation

Breaking up families is bad, but it’s even worse than you think

By now, at least half the country is outraged over the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy of "baby snatching" and "state-sponsored child abuse."  As well it should be.  The president's efforts to blame Democrats for the public relations imbroglio is ludicrous, as is first lady Melania's lame exhortation for "both sides" to join in resolving … Continue reading Breaking up families is bad, but it’s even worse than you think

Ending stigma is not enough to stem the tide of suicide

Recent high-profile celebrity suicides have combined with alarming new reports of rising U.S. suicide rates to unleash a virtual tsunami of concern.  In the past three days, I’ve read at least a half-dozen heartfelt pleas for anyone with suicidal urges to seek professional help, and another half-dozen calls to “end the stigma” associated with getting … Continue reading Ending stigma is not enough to stem the tide of suicide

Chateau Adult Day Center Seeks Part-Time Social Worker

Chateau Adult Day Center is seeking an experienced Licensed Social Worker with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work to start immediately in its Laurel, Mississippi, location in a part-time capacity. The schedule is four hours a day, either 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Experience in human service and … Continue reading Chateau Adult Day Center Seeks Part-Time Social Worker

In the Red: Gulf Park BSW Club Raises Funds for Nonviolence Center

It was a challenge that made everyone feel - and look - good. The Gulf Park BSW Club at the Southern Miss School of Social Work raised $500 for the Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence and in the process had some fun with male faculty, students and administrators who agreed to wear red lipstick if the … Continue reading In the Red: Gulf Park BSW Club Raises Funds for Nonviolence Center