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Review of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” - the documentary film that tells the story of Fred Rogers, beloved host of the TV show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. more

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Three very different summer 2018 movies - what can each of them teach us as social workers? more

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"The Tale," premiering on HBO on May 26, 2018, tells the true story of filmmaker Jennifer Fox's coming to terms with her childhood sexual abuse. more

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In the film Phantom Thread, the symbolism of hidden messages mirrors social workers' professional challenges. more

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The Academy Awards ceremony usually features some social commentary. What would you say if you had a worldwide audience (and with social media, you do)? more

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When the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America chose Guillermo del Toro as their top guy and “The Shape of Water” led the Oscar race with 13 nominations, it was time to see what I had missed. It turns out to be a great deal. more

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Addison Cooper goes to the movies and reviews Mully, Coco, and Daddy's Home 2 through a social work lens. more

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Addison Cooper takes a look at three popular films through a social work lens - The Glass Castle, Leap!, and Cars 3. more

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The documentary film Step follows Blessin, Cori, Tayla, and their teammates on the Lethal Ladies step team. more

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Kenneth Lonergan, writer and director of the emotionally gripping film Manchester By The Sea, may not have been informed by the science of trauma, but his characters clearly illustrate the complicated relationship between trauma and loss. more

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Review of the movie, Lion. Lion is a powerful film. It’s engaging and gripping. It will draw some tears. It’s also remarkably healthy from an adoption perspective. more

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What movies must social workers see in 2017? Our movie reviewer Addison Cooper has three suggestions. more

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"Seeing the humanness in the other makes compassion possible. Compassion makes forgiveness possible. Forgiveness makes it possible for my friends to eventually move forward." Addison Cooper reviews The Light Between Oceans. more

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In Being Mortal, which aired February 10, 2015, on Frontline (PBS), producer Tom Jennings and Dr. Atul Gwande showcase the exploration of the relationships between the terminally ill and their healthcare providers. more

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Caring about other people is a big part of what drew us to social work in the first place. When we are advocating, though, do we do it any better than social media? more

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Are social workers dragon warriors, like Po in Kung Fu Panda 3? more

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Inside Out Wins Big in Adoption at the Movies Awards

The online adoption and foster care community has honored several films in the Third Annual Adoption at the Movies Awards. more

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Looking at the movie, It's a Wonderful Life, Addison Cooper asks social workers to take a look at their own lives and the impact they have made as we enter and look forward to a new year. more

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Like Frodo in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, social workers sometimes need help. Whether it’s friends, family, or therapists, remember—we can’t do it alone. But we don’t have to. more

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