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USC Schools Go Mobile
A new Android mobile application gives students access to lectures, coursework, and other virtual classroom elements. Learn more »

EmFinders Marks
100th Rescue Milestone

This cellular-based emergency locator system that an individual wears on his or her wrist has helped local officials find 100 missing people. Learn more »
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Editor's E-Note
March is National Professional Social Work Month, and this year’s theme is “Social Work Matters.” It is a positive statement but open ended enough to prompt the question “Why?” from those outside the profession who may wonder what social workers do and how they do it. This is why public education about the profession is so important, especially during this month dedicated to raising awareness.

Why does social work matter? Social work matters because it is the only profession whose mission is improving the well-being of individuals, families, and communities with a concurrent commitment to social justice and a respected code of ethics guiding its members to consider the environmental conditions that contribute to private and public problems in living.

This month’s E-News Exclusive, written by one of the nation’s most highly respected social work professors and academicians, is a loving tribute to a profession like no other. In the month of March, we make a special effort to honor and celebrate social workers, but we are grateful for their compassion and commitment all year long!

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— Marianne Mallon, editor
E-News Exclusive
Why Our World Needs Social Work
By Frederic G. Reamer, PhD

In January came the disquieting and painful news that Chicago’s famed Hull House, founded more than 120 years ago by social work pioneer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams, closed its doors due to persistent and relentless financial woes. For social workers who truly grasp the profession’s storied history and inspiring mission, news of the shuttered Hull House hit like an unexpected and destructive tornado, tearing asunder a lifetime’s worth of memories and precious possessions. In important respects, Hull House has served as social work’s spiritual home and totem.

What’s particularly poignant is that Hull House—the best known of this nation’s settlement houses that proliferated during the late 19th and early 20th centuries—and Addams serve to remind us of what social work is, and needs to be, all about. Addams was one of social work’s principal lodestars, understanding with remarkable prescience how social work’s unique place in the world would be rooted in the profession’s simultaneous commitment to individual well-being and broader social justice issues. In fact, no other human service profession can lay claim to what social work has stood for with its enduring commitment to our world’s most vulnerable citizens.

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Mental Health Treatment Center Closings
Funnel Psychiatric Patients to Jails

The Chicago News Cooperative reports on mental health treatment center closings resulting in psychiatric patients being placed in jails with no treatment.

Military Moving Faster to Identify
Traumatic Brain Injury

According to NPR, the military is taking steps to correct its poor record of diagnosing traumatic brain injuries.

New Hampshire Fitness Program for People
With Mental Illness Expands

The Huffington Post reports that a fitness program for people with mental illness has received a $10 million federal grant to replicate the program in the rest of the state’s community mental health centers.

Hospitals Upgrade Menus to Accommodate
Health Conditions

According to The Wall Street Journal, some hospitals are tailoring their cuisine in new ways to help patients with specific needs.