Theatre to Discuss & Educate on Elder Abuse

I attended a play on Elder Abuse this past weekend titled: “Grandpa Is Not a Cash Cow & Grandma Won’t Take Any Bull” organized by Seniors Action Quebec. It was excellent! The cast, except for 3, were all seniors. Le Theatre La Belle Gang presented. The play was written by Francois Jobin and directed by Marie-Claude Henault.

Issues of financial, emotional, verbal abuse were addressed in vivid, humorous, and easily recognizable vignettes. Physical abuse and sexual abuse were not outwardly addressed, but these are a bit harder to portray within a play….

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#Advocacy, #ElderAbuse, #OlderAdults, #Seniors

‘Generosity is penicillin to our culture of entitlement’: Cardinal Dolan on ethics, social justice and issues facing millennials

Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York (center) with Michael Menconi FCRH ’15 (left) and Ken Ochs FCRH ’15 (right)
On Thursday, June 5, 2014, Fordham University’s Center for Ethics Education Ethics and Society blog student editors Michael Menconi FCRH ’15 and Ken Ochs FCRH & ……

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#CardinalTimothyDolan, #CatholicChurch, #CatholicReliefServices, #FordhamUniversity, #FrRobertBerg, #Generation, #HumanDignity, #Teaching, #VaticanIi

You’re Being Prejudice: And Other Familiar Tales

It started benignly enough, a passing comment about an email that my mother received from a far-away cousin. And then instantly it changed. You see, that far-away cousin forwarded a ‘news’ story portraying a subversive take over within American culture. His warning was that there is an incoming storm wai ……

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#Ferguson, #Gaza, #Israel, #Prejudice, #Racism, #SocialJustice, #SocialWork

Borderland’s Children: Vulnerabilities of Immigrant Children (Part 2)

By Sharon E. Chin

The issue of unaccompanied immigrant children has a more sinister underbelly. On the surface, the practical concern of where children will be placed is glaringly important. As discussed in Part 1, there are public health risks caused by so many undocumented – and possibly sick – children being housed in small quarters. Aside from the physical presentation of the undocumented children, there are concerns for their mental and emotional health.

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#immigrationchildren, #ChronicDisease, #Poverty, #PublicHealth, #SocialJustice

Casey’s Story in The Marin Independent Journal Sunday Spotlight

Many thanks to the Marin Independent Journal and their reporter Mark Prado for featuring Casey’s story in their Sunday Spotlight profile. The IJ has been way out ahead of other Bay Area news outlets in their coverage of the Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier and the plight of the families who’ve lost loved ones to the bridge….

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#Attachment, #InternationalAdoption, #MentalHealth, #TeenSuicide