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Dragon child welfare
reports are now
available on line and
can be downloaded

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

Local 535
Retirees Wanted

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

May 2002

SEIU Fights State Budget Cuts
union members lobby Sacramento to save services for the needy

School Based Social Workers Make a Difference
Social Worker Jess Moreno helps students over come social problems so they can function in school.
Clinical Social Worker Jean O'Brien helps students deal with depression

Jason learned to control his anger.
Renee made it to graduation.
Julio overcame the break-up of his family and became the turnaround kid.
Mayra learned to communicate with her boyfriend and express her needs.

Heroes of Social Work Campaign Launched
Governors Press Conference
Counties pass social worker appreciation resolutions
"We love social workers," was the consensus of parents, teachers, and administrators at the state PTA convention.

SEIU Joins Forces to Organize Developmentally Disabled

San Jose Hope Rehabilitation Services help families with disabilities

Retired Members Organize

Around the Local: 535 News
John BowersMemorial
Lee Hawn - Get Involved Activist

Dragon Photos on Display at UC Institute of Industrial Relations new Labor Gallery

Adoptions worker with a family. They room is filed with children and the worker and mother are playing with the kids.

The new Labor Art Gallery at the Institute of Industrial Relations, 2521 Channing Way in Berkeley, will be exhibiting a series of photographs by Dragon co-editor Richard Bermack titled: “Fighting to Care, SEIU 535 California Social Workers.” For gallery hours call (510) 643-8140.

Speaker at microphone Retirees Organize
California State capitol with demonstrators marching infront of the building
Jess Moreno standing by an emblem proclaiming Andrew Hill a distinguished School
Andrew Hill High School used to be infamous for gang activity and drug dealing. But after a concerted effort by the staff, working with social services providers, it won the Distinguished School Award from the California Board of Education.

Tamika Bennett speaking with tears in her eyes, behind her is sharon davis , Dion Aroner and Annette Jeffries

Heroes of Social Work Press Conference,
former foster youth Tamika Bennett speaks out. Exhibit will be at the Alameda County Fair June 26-July 7th in the horse race pavilion.

Socai worker Jacob Ocampo standing next to a happy parent

We Love Social Workers


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