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Grant will expand mental health, Wrens access

...to provide primary care there.The Augusta clinic plans to use part of the new funding to hire a licensed clinical social worker to address behavioral health issues, Richards said."We find that a significant number of people we serve have either...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-09-16/grant-will-expand-mental-hea
Parity law has not increased behavioral health care access, funding

...in need of some type of mental health intervention."The center is using a recent grant to add a licensed clinical social worker to do some intervention but also refers to Serenity, Richards said. Serenity and the clinic are also discussing applying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-09-27/parity-law-has-not-increased
Morgan Road Middle School reaches out to grandparents

...grandparents raising children younger than 17.Grandparents can request monthly visits from a registered nurse and social workers, and can also attend support group sessions with other grandparents in similar situations.Grandparents in the program...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-09-11/morgan-road-middle-school
Service providers complain of audits, regulations

...Providers, said when he opened two, for-profit group homes in Douglas, there were 119 visits from state inspectors, social workers and auditors in the space of 12 months."Every time someone walks through our door, you have to identify what agency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-10-20/service-providers-compla
Help sought for young adult mental health

...significant gaps in services for our children," she said.Sue Smith, a co-founder of the Support Network, said state social workers used to say aloud that young adults were too far along to be "salvageable" and that the goal was to focus on the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-10-21/help-sought-young-adult-
Augusta's Habitat for Humanity struggles to find families to serve

...Family Promise and Fort Gordon to distribute more preliminary applications and is recruiting two new board members ? a social worker and community development officer.It is also working with Security Federal to avoid the $67,326 home sale losses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-15/augustas-habitat-humanity-str
Veterans find VA 'choice' care program has delays

...at the facility's uptown location.He said he was released July 10 after he became comfortable with a cane and a social worker at the VA told him that he could get outpatient physical therapy at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington, Ga., a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-09-26/veterans-find-va-choice-care
Trump is the wild card

...NAFTA passed both houses with no problems. Again, "they" knew more than we did.Of course, it did benefit the social workers involved in our welfare programs. The only problem is that most of these jobs are funded by the government, which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-09-07/trump-wild-card
Mental health counselor, employees indicted in Medicaid fraud case

...gathered to create fake documentation of services, the indictment states.The indictment also alleges that other social workers were recruited and paid to refer Medicaid patients to TWI.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-09-02/mental-health-counselo
Keep program as-is

...emotionally disturbed children, sometimes they cannot function and cannot cope in the regular environment.As a social worker for three years; an administrator for another three years in a psychoeducational school; a teacher dealing with behavior...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-08-18/keep-program