Elizabeth Grifin-Hall is the Child Services Worker who witnessed the tragic event that unfolded at the Washington home of Josh Powell, who apparently torched his home, killing himself and his two sons. When a tragedy occurs, we want to know the underlying reason for it.
On the day in question, the Child Services worker had brought the two young children to their father’s home in what was supposed to be a supervised visit. According to her account, the two boys entered the house, and then she heard one of them cry out. She tried to gain access, calling out to the father and the children, and then became aware of the smell of gas, frantically pointing this out to the 911 operator who answered her call. (more…)
In today’s economy, almost everyone is searching for financial aid for college. A college scholarship is a wonderful way for a student to get some money for college. There are a lot of different types of scholarships available for a college bound student. Specific to the bsw or msw degree there are scholarships for social workers. Lots of other funding opportunities are also available so it’s good to research niche areas, your ethnic background and special interests. A celebrity scholarship for college is also another option.
The Alicia Keys Open Doors Scholars Program offers students $5000 for college. Students from New Orleans, Atlanta, Jacksonville and Harlem are eligible for the scholarship.. The winners of the scholarship must perform community service as well as represent the organization at the school they are attending. The Open Doors Program was started by Alicia Keys business manager, D. J. Walton. (more…)
Yesterday was a painful day as many of us listened to survivors of the Sept 11th attack by Terrorists 10 years ago. There were also many interviews with family members still coping with the loss of a loved one. There is a lot of trauma that is still being processed by so many people from this terrifying and devastating attack on our country.
A psychologist, Dr. Wakschal, director of Victory Behavioral Health stated, “It’s not complicated for post-traumatic stress to occur. “All you need is exposure to a situation where death is a possibility, where during that time you had a sense of helplessness or horror, and also felt that escape was difficult or impossible,” he explained. (more…)