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Lady Gaga Has Only Just Begun: A Star Ascends in Film and Life

Lady Gaga's star ascends in A Star Is Born, and her journey has only begun. SaraKay Smullens looks at the person and the film with a social worker's eye.

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Two films, "Boy Erased" and "The Miseducation of Cameron Post," expose harm of conversion therapy, or efforts to change a person's sexual orientation. SaraKay Smullens provides commentary on the films and history of these practices. more

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Movie review - In "The Children Act," a family court judge makes critical decisions. The pain and danger inflicted by a lack of self-awareness and reflection make The Children Act a difficult but important film to experience. more

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Book review of The Hidden Among the Hidden: African-American Elder Male Caregivers more

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Book review of Explorations in Diversity, Examining the Complexities of Privilege, Discrimination, and Oppression more

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Book Review: After the Cradle Falls: What Child Abuse Is, How We Respond To It, And What You Can Do About It more

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Book review of Narratives on Positive Aging: Recipes for Success. more

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SaraKay Smullens' review of "Leave No Trace" focuses on the social work skills of one unnamed character in the film. more

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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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