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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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Remember My Story is a 20-minute short film, and is the continuation of last year’s powerful viral hit, ReMoved. Remember My Story is deeply insightful and emotionally powerful. more »

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Addison Cooper on the movie St. Vincent and looking beyond the surface to understand a person. more »

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Short film ReMoved raises awareness about foster care. more »

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Our movie columnist Addison Cooper takes a look at the new 2014 adaptation of Annie. more »

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Why not make the cinema part of your professional development? With a clinical eye, movies can provide an excellent and easy way to connect with clients, to provide them with understandable analogies, and possibly even provide exercises to use at more »

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Rocks in My Pockets is an animated retelling of the story of depression, suicidal thoughts, and schizophrenia over several generations of the family of Latvian artist Signe Baumane. Baumane herself acknowledges her own struggle with depression, more »

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A review of the film, Alive Inside, which follows social worker Dan Cohen in his work to provide personalized music to nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease. Systemic issues in the healthcare and nursing home systems are also pointed out. more »

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Set in 1769 England, the film Belle looks in on Lord Mansfield, the Lord Chief Justice and highest judge in all of England, who must rule on a case that threatens to disrupt the nation’s vast slave-based economy. more »

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