Crisis Blacks Out Child Welfare and Foster Care reform
Child Welfare UPDATE
the Black Outs!
Berkeley Mental Health Clinic
Mental Health workers provide services to help people with mental
illnesses reclaim their lives.
Management versus Therapy
Merylin Senf enjoys being able to directly deal with many of her
clients material needs, but she fears that their internal needs
my not always get met.
describes how Berkeley Mental Health uses a nontraditional model
of therapy to empower the clients.
Workers Bag of Tricks
Terry Kalahar describes how quoting Nietzsche saved a clients life.
Workers Do More
Two interns discuss why they decided to go study
social work rather than therapy
clients talk about their return from darkness
Local 535 Member
The Vice Mayor of Berkeley
As the oldest elected official in California, she is the poster girl for the senior movement Twenty years ago, when she was 71, they told her she was too old to run a senior center. So she
decided that if they wouldn't let her run a senior center then she would run the whole city. Berkeley's lion in winter, Maudelle Shirek,is about to celebrate her 90th birthday.
Los Angeles Emergency Response Worker Jacob
worker Jacob Ocampo
with one of his former clients, who is now happily married and a
Wall Street Journal Credits SEIU for
passage of safe needle bill.
Kaiser Nurse Leila Valdevia honored for work on needle stick legislation
Social Worker Matt McGinley (r) checks up on James, who used
to live under a freeway overpass.
Mental Health Clinic workers
use a team approach to provide social services to mentally ill
Worker Eva Ahmed talks with two homeless people living in the
Worker Terry Kalahar (r) makes sure that Ronnie is getting his
Medical Social Worker Lenora Beers
for the Future of Social Work
535 Children's Services Committee Plans Social
Worker Awareness Campaign
child welfare reports are now available on line and can be download.
It Takes Time and