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October 10, 1995 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
The Rendell administration's move to privatize social-work services for homeless shelters last year stumbled badly, leaving work on many cases undone for months and causing city officials to revamp the program for the current fiscal year. City social workers had to work overtime this summer to get paperwork on neglected cases caught up, city union leaders said. "It did not work as well as we had hoped," city homeless czar Bill Parshall conceded. But Parshall said many of the problems have been corrected in a revised plan that includes both city workers and private contractors.
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April 28, 2005 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Margaret Yeakel, 89, of Havertown, a retired professor of social work at West Chester University who taught social workers in Hungary and fought for rights for the elderly in Pennsylvania, died April 17 at home of complications from hip surgery. Dr. Yeakel joined the faculty of West Chester University in the 1970s and helped develop the bachelor of arts degree in social work. She previously was director of social service at McGee Rehabilitation Hospital for several years. She and her longtime companion, Grace Ganter, a professor of social work at Temple University, cowrote Retrieval From Limbo in 1967, a book about treatment of troubled children.
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October 19, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mary Lambert Fosnocht, 77, a former director of social workers in Chester County, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, of cancer at her home in Hershey's Mill, the retirement community near West Chester. Mrs. Fosnocht was clinical director of outpatient services at Community Services for Human Growth in Paoli, in charge of 22 social workers from 1982 to 1993, her husband, Thomas, said. The firm's clients "could have been abused, could be divorced, lost their jobs, emotionally disturbed for any number of reasons," Thomas Fosnocht said.
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January 18, 1999 | By Thomas J. Brady, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jeanne Cwiklinski Slivka, 87, retired director of social service at the former Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry, died Friday of lung cancer at her Trevose home. Mrs. Slivka went to work at the hospital, for many years Pennsylvania's largest psychiatric institution, in 1943 after the death of her husband, Witold "Victor" Slivka. She started as a secretary and interpreter. Within two years, she was a senior caseworker. Mrs. Slivka went on to obtain a master's degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania in 1951.
NEWS
May 10, 2003 | By DANIEL PIPES
WHEN BILL Clinton deployed U.S. troops in Bosnia and Haiti, he was criticized for turning foreign policy into "social work. " By what authority, many asked, did the president put troops in harm's way without discernible American interests at stake? George W. Bush has made sure not to repeat this error. He deployed force twice - in Afghanistan and Iraq - and both times he made a convincing case for U.S. security requiring the elimination of the enemy regimes. But many are judging the hostilities in those two countries less in terms of what they do for Americans than how they affect the other side.
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November 20, 1995 | by Valerie M. Russ, Daily News Staff Writer
Grace Rosetta Nash was a quiet woman who didn't like anyone making a fuss over her. But the social worker was forceful when it came to looking out for the children and teens she came across in Family Court. "She didn't believe in such a thing as a bad seed," said her niece, Emma Lake ErieNash. "She never saw them as being delinquents. She believed you had to look into their circumstances. " Grace Nash was such an unassuming woman that she told her niece not to bother with a funeral for her. She made up her mind back in 1976 that she was going to donate her body to science.
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March 14, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
HOWARD ARNOLD might have trod the hallowed halls of the University of Pennsylvania as a teacher and administrator for 31 years, but his consciousness of the plight of suffering people was always at street level. He knew about the ravages of poverty, ignorance and violence, especially in the African-American community because his hands were always in it, trying to make it better. As a social worker, Howard Arnold was possessed of a natural gift for identifying with people on the short end of society, and a talent for helping them rise above their situations.
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February 27, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anthony F. Bruno, 69, of Glenside, a professor of social sciences at Community College of Philadelphia and a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, of cancer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Though his area of expertise was social work, Mr. Bruno "really was an educator. That's how he promoted himself and that's how he lived his life," said his wife, Joanne. "He was not a clinician. " Mr. Bruno, a professor at CCP since the 1970s, "specialized in teaching criminal justice courses from a social-work perspective," his wife said.
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May 21, 1988 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kathleen Kaye spent eight years as a fashion model, traveling the world, earning thousands of dollars and sporting flashy new clothes in the pages of Harper's Bazaar, Mademoiselle and other magazines. It was a lifestyle that most people only dream about. But as her career advanced, Kaye found a growing tension between her self- image and industry expectations. The fast-paced world of New York fashion is, first and foremost, a business, one where the models are little more than commodities, she said.
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May 16, 1994 | By Bill Frischling, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Ann B. Hubben had always wanted to go further in her education. Hubben, a caseworker who handles foster care and adoption services for Delaware County's Children and Youth Services, said she'd found it difficult financially to return to college and had not held out hope of getting her master's degree. But Hubben and seven other CYS employees were all grins Friday at a luncheon in their honor, having fulfilled their wish in obtaining a master's degree in social work. And they had the county to thank for their advanced education.
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December 5, 2014 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Second of two parts   'We have to support the people in Ferguson," said Kashara White, 22. "We can't let them be shot by rubber bullets while we sit here twiddling our thumbs worrying about who got shot next. We have to put our bodies on the line. " White was standing in the streets of Philadelphia on Nov. 25, the day after a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who on Aug. 9 fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. White took part in a peaceful demonstration in Philadelphia, one organized largely via social media.
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December 3, 2014 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
First of two parts 'Nothing should be normal or everyday about accepting all this," says Ferguson, Mo., Democratic committeewoman Patricia Bynes. "Social media has helped ensure the images and agony stay fresh in people's minds. " Ferguson stays fresh. On Sunday, members of the St. Louis Rams did a pregame salute in protest of what they saw as police violence in the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown. That angered the St. Louis Police Association, which called on the National Football League to punish the players.
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September 23, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
BACK IN the '60s, college students who saw the need for change at their institutions didn't file petitions or write letters. They demonstrated. Temple University wasn't immune. In 1969, students staged a sit-in in the office of president Paul Anderson to demand the admission of more African-American and Latino students, then a tiny minority of the school's student body. Anderson agreed to the demands and looked around the campus for someone who had the interest and the leadership qualities to lead a recruitment program.
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August 19, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
MECHANICSVILLE, Va. - It was only July, but Martha Trinca was thinking about Christmas. This year was going to be special. Her older sister Theresa was coming. Among the 10 Hunt children, Theresa stood out. The fiercely independent redhead had left the family farm, put herself through college, and reinvented herself as a social worker in Philadelphia. So on July 24, Trinca sat at her home outside Richmond, scribbling a list of possible Christmas presents. Hunt, 53, did not have many needs.
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July 17, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Elaine M. Brody, a pioneer in social work and gerontology whose career influenced policy and services for seniors and their families, died Wednesday, July 9, of respiratory failure at her home in San Mateo, Calif. According to her own academic definition, the former Philadelphian was "very, very old" at 91 years of age. Mrs. Brody's groundbreaking research on older adults and their caretakers contributed to the birth of gerontology. Her work continues to serve as a foundation for research in the field.
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March 14, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
HOWARD ARNOLD might have trod the hallowed halls of the University of Pennsylvania as a teacher and administrator for 31 years, but his consciousness of the plight of suffering people was always at street level. He knew about the ravages of poverty, ignorance and violence, especially in the African-American community because his hands were always in it, trying to make it better. As a social worker, Howard Arnold was possessed of a natural gift for identifying with people on the short end of society, and a talent for helping them rise above their situations.
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November 1, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The former Philadelphia Biblical University in Langhorne took the Bible out of its name, but certainly not out of its mission. "We're not trying to hide who we are," said Todd J. Williams, president of what became Cairn University last year. "We're trying to communicate more clearly all that we are. " All too often, even neighbors of the 100-acre campus thought that the university only prepared people for the ministry, Williams said, when less than a third of its graduates go that route, according to school statistics.
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October 31, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sarah Evan, 89, a retired psychotherapist and longtime Swarthmore resident, died Thursday, Oct. 17, of kidney failure at Martins Run, a continuing-care community in Media. While growing up on New York's Lower East Side, she knew she would spend her life in a profession aimed at helping people. After graduating at age 15 from Seward Park High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Brooklyn College at age 19. She completed a master's degree in social work at the University of Pittsburgh by age 21 and did postgraduate work at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis in Manhattan.
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October 5, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Rev. Joan R. Watson, 77, formerly of Medford, an Episcopal priest, died of metastatic melanoma Wednesday, Sept. 25, at her daughter's home in Alpharetta, Ga. Rev. Watson was rector at Grace Episcopal Church in Pemberton for more than 20 years until she retired in 2006. Born in Runnemede, Rev. Watson graduated from Audubon High School in 1953 and earned a bachelor's degree in business and social work. She then earned a master's in social work at the University of Pennsylvania and a master's of divinity at the General Theological Seminary in New York, daughter Sue Hamilton said.
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September 8, 2013 | By Megan Lydon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nancy Rice Guillet Winter, 75, of Churchville, Bucks County, a longtime social activist in her community and abroad, died Friday, Aug. 30, at home of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., with a bachelor of arts in history in 1960 and earned a master's in social work from Temple University in 1979. She married Lloyd Winter in 1966, and the couple moved to Philadelphia. They relocated to Bucks County in 1974.
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