Whistleblowing, Human Rights, and Mental Health/Well-Being: Implications for Advanced Generalist Practice

Dr. Joseph Wronka, Springfield College Department of Graduate Social Work Keywords:  Whistleblowing, Advanced Generalist Practice, Ethics, Rights Defenders, Mental Illness, Special Rapporteur, Human Rights Abstract:  Abstract:   The Human Rights Triptych, consisting briefly of the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, at its center; guiding principles, declarations, and conventions on the right panel, and implementation measures…

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A Multi-Pronged Approach Toward the Eradication of Solitary Confinement

Joseph M. Wronka, Professor of Social Work, Springfield College   (Submitted to the newsletter for Social Workers Against Solitary Confinement (SWASC)   In brief, an advanced generalist practice approach means the application of multi-pronged levels of intervention to eradicate social and/or individual malaise, thus ultimately promoting well-being by the satisfactory fulfillment of human need.  Such…

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A Policy Brief by the NGO, Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism (ADVT)

Just tell me what you think.  This group (the Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism (ADVT) based predominately in Iran, is highly esteemed at the United Nations giving help to victims of terrorism, who no fault of their own, become victims of terrorist groups broadly defined to include non-state actors but even government sponsored terrorism….

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Please endorse the document below on Commemorating August 9th as the World’s Day of Indigenous Peoples and pass it on

We are trying to have municipalities in Western Massachusetts (USA) and elsewhere to endorse the document below to Commemorate August 9th as the World’s Day of Indigenous Peoples.  So I ask that you sign it and/or show it to your municipality (or state even country) and ask them to officially (preferably) endorse it.  Implementation can…

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Words of Senator Fulbright

Senator J. William Fulbright, founder of the international Fulbright exchange program between countries once said: The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for a peaceful world. What…

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