In the News: Social Workers and Police Reform
Read media coverage related to social workers and police reform.
Should police be social workers?
Amber Kelly, a clinical social worker based in New Haven and an assistant professor at Quinnipiac University, said it is a “failure of imagination” to rely on police to solve such nuanced social and public health dilemmas. “We need to come up with systems other than policing to deal with these social problems.”
Breaking Point: Why the George Floyd Case Set America Off
For many Americans, the unrest, anxiety and emotion of the last week are
not solely about the George Floyd case. It is the result of a much
deeper pain, stemming from the impacts of systematic racism.
"It's a lot to unpack, so I encourage parents to really have this ongoing conversation with their children. So, really just be honest with your kids and open. Nobody has all the answers, so it’s OK to say 'I don’t know'," said Malyna Kettavong, LCSW at Kettavong Counseling in Norwich.
News Items from June 2020