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A 2-hour documentary that premiered May 7, 2019, during National Foster Care Awareness Month, the film "Foster" centers on the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the largest county child protection agency in the U.S. Read more

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The characters in Shoplifters will continue to live with you. They can never be forgotten. The enormity of all they teach, now and upon reflection, is incalculable. Read more

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The film Beautiful Boy provides a real and raw portrayal of a father and son’s descent into the ravages of the son's addiction to drugs. It also provides important avenues for social workers to discuss addiction issues. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read more

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RBG, the recent documentary about cultural icon Ruth Bader Ginsberg, is inspiring and instructive. Amongst many lessons, RBG’s life presents a self-care case. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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

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

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

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