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Dragon child welfare
reports are now
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Cover of Social Worker Meltdown  report, frantic looking social worker
Social Worker

Cover of the report Portecting Children Retoring Families,  It Takes Time
Protecting Children,
Restoring Families,

It Takes Time and

Social worker holding an infant, silhoueted by a window
Social Worker Campaign

Final Report on the Shortage of Social Workers

SEIU Local 535 Dragon--Voice of  the Union-- American Federation of Nurses & Social Services Unioin

Final Issue

July 2003

Budget Crisis:
It’s Time for Organizing, interview with Wilma Chan on the need for old fashioned organizing.
Social Services Undersiege, conservatives attempt to roll back the 20th Century to a time when there were no social programs.
State Budget Campaign, the budget accountability act is being proposed to prevent future California state budget impases.

Crisis Workers
Nearly 25% of Americans suffer from depression and 30,000 commit suicide each year, twice the number of people who die from homicides. Mental health workers such as the crisis specialists at the Vallejo Crisis Center intervene. With the budget cuts, mental health services are on the choping block. The Dragon spoke with workers and consumers about the life and death importance of this job.

Looking Back at Eight Years of the Dragon
Editor Richard Bermack says farewell

Local News
Fresno Organizing Victory
Calendar of events
Local 535 Election Notice

Michael, one of the consumers at the Valleyo Crisis Center
Michael, one of the people who depend on the Vallejo Crisis Center for services.
Social worker Wren Bradley walking in a park with one of her ex-clients Maria
From "Dame una chansa, Give me a chance," one of the award winning articles that appeared in the eight years of the Dragon.
Community worker for the people with  disablities, Maria  with a family she helps.
We are about saving lives...You never know when someone walks out that door. Even if they say they’re not going to hurt themselves, I have to worry about picking up the Vallejo Times the next morning and reading about them on the front page.” Crisis Specialist Chyral Coleman Vallejo Crisis Center
Wilma Chan speaking , a sign in the background states -Keep your eyes on the prize
Assembly Majority Leader Wilma Chan launches grassroots campaign and calls for old fashioned organizing.
Audience members looking attentive at a town hall meeting.
Local 535 holds town hall meetings. How long will services to California families be held hostage by Republican lawmakers who refuse to increase revenues? Join the campaign.

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