Wednesday, March 31, 2010

News Analysis - With or Without Health Reform, We Pay for Others’

News Analysis - With or Without Health Reform, We Pay for Others’ Bad Habits -

"Unhealthy habits are one factor in disease, but so are social status, income, family dynamics, education and genetics. Patient noncompliance with medical recommendations undoubtedly contributes to poor health, but it is as much a function of poor communication, medication costs and side effects, cultural barriers and inadequate resources as it is of willful disregard of a doctor’s advice."

Punitive measures to force healthy behavior do not usually work. In 2006, West Virginia started rewarding Medicaid patients who signed a pledge to enroll in a wellness plan and to follow their doctors’ orders with special benefits, including unlimited prescription-drug coverage, programs to help them quit smoking and nutrition counseling. Those who did not sign up were enrolled in a more restrictive plan that, among other things, limited drug coverage to only four prescriptions a month.

The program, by many accounts, is failing. As of August 2009, only 15 percent of 160,000 eligible patients had signed up. Patients with limited transportation options were having a hard time committing to regular office visits. And experts say there is no evidence that restricting benefits for noncompliant patients has promoted healthy behaviors.

Healthy living should be encouraged, but punishing patients who make poor health choices clearly oversimplifies a very complex issue. We should be focusing on public health campaigns: encouraging exercise, smoking cessation and so on. Of course, this will require a change in how we live, how we plan our communities.

“It’s the context of people’s lives that determines their health,” said a World Health Organization report on health disparities. “So blaming individuals for poor health or crediting them for good health is inappropriate.”

NYT News: At Key West Beach, Wondering Who’s a Vagrant -

At Key West Beach, Wondering Who’s a Vagrant 

Federal stimulus money is paying for quality-of-life policing, but not everyone agrees on who is an offender.

KEY WEST, Fla. — Quality of life for Steve Sanderson means securing a good sleeping spot that a new arrival will never find. For Denise Skinner, it means l-i-v-i-n with a view of the ocean from the mattress in her cherry red Jeep. “It’s heaven out there,” she said last week, squinting out her back window. “It’s heaven.”

NYT News: Obama Signs Overhaul of Student Loan Program

Obama Signs Overhaul of Student Loan Program

The new law will expand Pell grants, make it easier for students to repay outstanding loans after graduating and invest $2 billion in community colleges over the next four years.

This new law was included in the recent health care bill.

Thank you, President Obama and all the Congress people who supported this legislation!!!!

CESAR E. CHAVEZ : An American Hero

On the anniversary of his birth, we celebrate Cesar Chavez Day, and pay homage to the community organizer, civil rights leader, labor champion and hero of many progressive causes.


César Chávez Estrada (March 31, 1927– April 23, 1993) was a Mexican American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded United Farm Workers (UFW).

Sunday, March 28, 2010

NYT Op-Ed Columnist - The Rage Is Not About Health Care -

Op-Ed Columnist - The Rage Is Not About Health Care - "The apocalyptic predictions then, like those about health care now, were all framed in constitutional pieties, of course. Barry Goldwater, running for president in ’64, drew on the counsel of two young legal allies, William Rehnquist and Robert Bork, to characterize the bill as a “threat to the very essence of our basic system” and a “usurpation” of states’ rights that “would force you to admit drunks, a known murderer or an insane person into your place of business.” Richard Russell, the segregationist Democratic senator from Georgia, said the bill “would destroy the free enterprise system.” David Lawrence, a widely syndicated conservative columnist, bemoaned the establishment of “a federal dictatorship.” Meanwhile, three civil rights workers were murdered in Philadelphia, Miss."

News from NASW: Diversity Education

Congressional Hearing about Educating Diverse Students

The House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education held a hearing on March 18, 2010 titled “Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization: Addressing the Needs of Diverse Students” to examine how schools can appropriately educate low-income, minority, English Language Learners, disabled, Native American, and homeless students within the context of reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act.

This goal was expressed by Subcommittee Chairman Representative Dale Kildee (D-MI) in his opening statement: “While the No Child Left Behind Act shed light on the inequalities in our education system, it unfortunately did not do enough to close the achievement gap for diverse students…This must be a top priority for future steps in education reform.”

To this end, the Subcommittee considered recommendations from a panel of educators, advocates, and a researcher working to close the achievement gap for diverse students. They included Dr. Daniel Curry, Superintendent for the Lake Forest School District in Felton, Delaware, Dr. Jack Dale, Superintendent for Fairfax County Public Schools in Falls Church, Virginia, Arelis Diaz, Assistant Superintendent for Godwin Heights Public Schools in Wyoming, Michigan, Dr. David Gipp, President of United Tribes Technical College (UTTC), Jacqui Farmer Kearns, Principal Investigator for the National Alternate Assessment Center, and Michael Wotorson, Executive Director of Campaign for High School Equity.

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Regressive tax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Regressive tax: "A regressive tax is a tax imposed in such a manner that the tax rate decreases as the amount subject to taxation increases.[1][2][3][4][5] In simpler terms, a regressive tax imposes a greater burden (relative to resources) on the poor than on the rich — there is an inverse relationship between the tax rate and the taxpayer's ability to pay as measured by assets, consumption, or income. 'Regressive' describes a distribution effect on income or expenditure, referring to the way the rate progresses from high to low, where the average tax rate exceeds the marginal tax rate.[6][7] It can be applied to individual taxes or to a tax system as a whole; a year, multi-year, or lifetime. Regressive taxes attempt to reduce the tax incidence of people with higher ability-to-pay, as they shift the incidence disproportionately to those with lower ability-to-pay. The opposite of a regressive tax is a progressive tax, where the tax rate increases as the amount subject to taxation increases.[8][9][10][11] In between is a flat or proportional tax, where the tax rate is fixed as the amount subject to taxation increases."

News: Health-care reform bill cuts deficit by $1.3 trillion over 20 years, covers 95%

- CBO: Health-care reform bill cuts deficit by $1.3 trillion over 20 years, covers 95%

Saturday, March 27, 2010

General Social Work Resources

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One Economy Corporation | One Economy
Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index
Internet Social Worker | Welcome | Why do this tutorial?
The New Social Worker Online Blog
JOBS4social work Statistics help
Periodicals and E-Books Directory
Critical Social Work - Volume 1, No. 1
Feminist Theories & Social Work - EBSCOhost: Publications: 2514
Global Perspectives of Occupational Social Work - EBSCOhost: Publications: 251N
Homosexuality & Social Work. EBSCOhost: Publications: 252M
Human Sexuality, Ethnoculture & Social Work. EBSCOhost: Publications: 252P
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work. EBSCOhost: Publications: 1GW8
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. EBSCOhost: Publications: 86M
Journal of Social Work Practice. EBSCOhost: Publications: 56H
Journal of Social Work Research & Evaluation. EBSCOhost: Publications: RIJ
IUC Journal of Social Work Theory and Practice
Principles of Social Work Practice. EBSCOhost: Publications: 253K
Research on Social Work Practice. EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service
Can “Precious” be a Teaching Tool? | Social Workers Speak
Dogs Help Clients Express Themselves in Therapy | Social Workers Speak
NASW Practice Standards
NASW Lunchtime Series
NASW Practice section
NASW Code of Ethics (English and Spanish)
NASW Assurance Services - School Social Work Liability Insurance
NASW Social Work Career Center
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NASW Help Starts Here
NASW: Social Work Portal
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts
National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts
National Universities Rankings - Best Colleges - Education - US News and World Report
Online Psychology Career Center
Personality test based on Jung - Myers-Briggs typology
Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign
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Nonviolent Communication
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Social Psychology Network
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Social Work--THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER Online--Magazine for Social Work Students and Recent
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The Social Welfare Spot
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The Association for Transpersonal Psychology
Inquiring Minds
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Compassion: conceptualisations ... - Google Books
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Relationships and Compatablilty between Enneagram Types
Brian Bride — School of Social Work
Social Workers Speak
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Community Tool Box - Solve a Problem
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Achieving Goals - Simple Tips for Achieving Goals
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Goals—Goal-Setting and Reaching Goals
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Positive Psychology – Using Positive Psychology for Stress Management
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Study Skills, Information Skills & How to Study Articles Mind Tools
Top 100 Open Courseware Projects | OEDb
Benefits of Smoking Cessation - Reviewing the Benefits of Smoking Cessation

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Basic Information on Eating Disorders
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Talk Therapies
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Cognitive behavioral therapy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Attachment in adults - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Fenway Health: LGBT Family and Parenting Services
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DBT, S.E., and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
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Cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents
Same-sex relationship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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ADD and Self Care - Learn About ADD and Self Care
Personality Traits in Abusive Relationships
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Codependent No More: Stop ... - Google Books
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Emotion Regulation
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Profile of a Sociopath
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DIRECT Social Work - Book Companion Site
Direct Social Work Practice: Theory and Skills: Dean H. Hepworth, Ronald H. Rooney, Glenda Dewberry Rooney, Kim Strom-Gottfried, Jo Ann Larsen: Books
Depression: Recognizing the Physical Symptoms
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Fighting Monsters
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POV - Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go | PBS

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Health Benefits of Sleep - Sleep and Health


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Women with ADD Articles Women With Attention Deficit Disorder: Embracing Disorganization at Home and in the Workplace: Sari Solden: Books
Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD ... - Google Books
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Mental Health America: AD/HD
The Significant Impact of Adult ADHD On Social, Financial And Personal Aspects Of Life
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Anxiety and Adult ADHD
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ADHD and Relationships - ADHD and Marriage
- Brain and Cognitive Sciences | MIT OpenCourseWare
What is ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)?

When does ADHD count as a protected 'disability'? - Business Management Daily
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ADHD in the Workplace - Graziadio Business Report
Treating ADD/ADHD: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy | ADDitude - ADHD & LD Adults and Children
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Is ADHD Interfering With Your Career? -
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Accessability Options - ADHD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community
ADHD News from Medical News Today

What is Anxiety? Anxiety Symptoms and Causes
ADHD @ Healthy Place
AD/HD in Women

Relationships Resources


I Don’t Want a Relationship: Truth or Dare?
Singles Coach blog
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Am I in a Healthy Relationship?
Relationship Advice
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Must-Haves and Don't-Wants for a New Relationship -- Yahoo! Personals
Falling in love in six acts
EMOTIONALLY UNAVAILABLE Being Involved With An Unavailable Partner Is A Dead End By Neil Rosenthal
Emotionally Distant Partners and How to Spot Them
Why Do I Attract Emotionally Unavailable Men? - Love + Sex on Shine
Coping with Loneliness - Relationships
Conflict - The Toll of Conflict in Relationships
How to Love - wikiHow
How to Recognize a Manipulative or Controlling Relationship - wikiHow
40 Questions for Self-Diagnosis | Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
What is SLAA?
Inner Bonding: Healing Your Aloneness
47 Qualities of a Relationship
Recovery is here. | Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
#SLAA Online Group of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous - Readings/Literature
Lesbian Relationships: Life Before the Uhaul by Kali Munro
Lesbians, Gay Men, Relationships, Body Image - Links
Break-ups: How To Survive Them by psychotherapist Kali Munro
Difficult People - Tips on Dealing With Difficult People
Developing Detachment | LIVESTRONG.COM

Recovery Resources


Need to Control
College - New York Times
Women for Sobriety
Suggested Readings
CODA - Meeting Resource Center
CODA + SE : Tomorrow Is Already Here
COPING. ORG : Control Issues
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: Improving the Lives of People Living with Mood Disorders
SEA Program
COPING.ORG: Series Content
MSN Women for Sobriety
COPING.ORG People-Pleasing Personality
COPING.ORG Irrational Beliefs
Alcohol & Addiction Trends
Yoga for Anxiety and Depression - Page 1 - MSN Health & Fitness - Depression
Motivational Interviewing Algorithm
Drug and alcohol abuse, treatment, prevention at SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Faces and Voices of Recovery
DASIS: Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS), SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
Women for Sobriety
Gratifications-What Gratifications Are and How To Use Them

Social Justice Resources

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Social Justice
Counselors for Social Justice - Join/Renew Membership
S336 text - the_American_Recovery_and_Reinvestment_Plan.pdf (application/pdf Object)
SWK Diversity - RCG Companion Site
The Peace Alliance - Campaign for a Department of Peace - Nonviolent Communications Call
Repower America
Race, Class, and Gender Book Companion Site
Obama-Biden HealthCareFullPlan.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Dennis Raphael, PhD - Presentation at the
NASW Diversity and Equity
NASW Diversity and Equity
NASW Advocacy
NASW Advocacy
NASW Advocacy
Advocacy - Population Health Forum, Health Olympics monitor - Home
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
LYNN State and Federal Officials
grace abbott immigrants social work - Google Search
African American World . Profiles . Who Said That? | PBS
Presumed Guilty. Research the System | PBS.
Social Work Policy Resources
DONT ASK Internet Archive: Details: OutCast-2008-8-3
Resources - Congress/Legislative - C-SPAN
Legislative Process Overview
Maureen Dowd: 'Are Men Necessary?' : NPR
State Government - Mass.Gov
Gender Virtual Exploration: Web Resources for Studying Gender and Inequality
PBS: UNNATURAL CAUSES is inequality ruining our health?
HR1 Amer. Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 - 111_hr1_text.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Second wind for marriage movement
SocialWorkSocialJustice2ndEd.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union » U.N. Independent Expert Recommends Remedies for U.S. Race Relations
NASW FY2010 budget advocacy
US Census : gay lesbian
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force | building LGBT political power from the ground up
How Race Is Lived in America
Peggy MacIntosh - Google Search
NASW Advocacy
Homelessness Resource Center
Habitat for Humanity - North Shore
GLAD - Equal Justice Under Law | Home Page
Office of Public Engagement
Audre Lorde - Google Search
Nat'l Marriage Project
Goodridge v. Department of Public Health - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gay Rights -
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"social work" "social justice" - Google Search | Alliance for Justice

Research Resources


Program Manager's Guide to Evaluation
"social work" policy research - Google Search
(happiness, well-being) data - Google Search
APA Citation Style
apa reference census - Google Search
Basic Guide to Program Evaluation
Big Five Inventory - Google Search
Boston College LibGuides @ BC - Social Work: Public Policy - Policy Analysis
BRFSS- CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Case Studies
Census 2000
Census 2000 Earnings Distribution of U.S.Year-Round Full-Time Workers by Occupation: 1999 (PHC-T-33)
Census 2000: 01902 - Fact Sheet - American FactFinder
Census 2000: Demogaphics Trends
Census 2000: Household Income
Census 2000: Men and Women's Occupations and Income - censr-15.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Census 2000: Occupations
Census 2000: The Geography of U.S. Diversity
CIA - The World Factbook -- United Kingdom
CIA - The World Factbook -- United States
collection psychological tests online from 1999 to 2005 - Google Search
Data Resources Program | National Institute of Justice
EBSCOhost: Articles Folder
emotion contagion - Google Search
Evaluation Activities in Organizations
FileZilla - Google Search
For Researchers (Library of Congress)
General Social Survey
geography ses income "mental health" - Google Scholar
Google Directory - Science > Math > Statistics > Software > SPSS
GSS Data for Sociology | a personal trainer for your happiness
Happiness in Nations
Happiness is rising around the world: U-M study
How Different Groups Spend Their Day - Interactive Graphic -
How the Letter A Improves Test Performance | Psych Central News
Internet Data Sources for Social Scientists
lesbians std - Google Search
LibGuides - Salem State College
LibGuides: Social Work
Library Guides | Cornell University Library
Links to Published online resaerch studies
Massachusetts daily news roundup
Massachusetts Geographic Information System
Mendeley - Research software for research papers | Mendeley
methods in social research
My Marked Citations
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NASW Social Work Research
National Comorbidity Survey
Patchwork Nation | Online NewsHour | PBS
Polling Data Cornell University Cornell University Library Guides - Focus on Social Sciences Resources - Public Opinion/Polling Data
Raynald's SPSS Tools
Regression analysis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
RES Methods : Table of Contents
Research Articles - Featured Articles
Research Methods Knowledge Base
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Self-esteem LGBT self-care mental, physical, and spiritual health - Google Search
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social policy "social work" research - Google Search
SPSS Data Set Lyceum Books Student Resources
SPSS For Dummies - Google Books
SPSS Free General and Specialized Online SPSS Tutorials
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SPSS Lessons
SPSS Starter Kit
SPSS survival manual: a step by step ... - Google Books
SPSS Tutorial
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SSC Databases: Salem State College Library
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Statustical Data Cornell University Cornell University Library Guides - Focus on Social Sciences Resources - Statistical Resources
SWK Research by Grinnell - Student Resources
The Objective Standard: Sample Articles
The United States of Mind -
US Gov Documents
Virtual Explorations
World Database of Happiness
World of Emotions: Main Page
World Values Survey
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WVS Cultural World Map -
SPSS YouTube - Intro to SPSS

Policy Resources


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Research, Statistics, & Policy Analysis: Public-Use Microdata Files
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Mental Health America: Policy Issues A-Z
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
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Death penalty: Lethal injection on trial
SOCIAL POLICY class online

Family Violence Resources

FAMILY VIOLENCE - Around Town: Kubale recognized for domestic violence efforts
Baby Brianna Bill Introduced to Toughen Abuse...
CUAV Same Sex Domestic Violence
Census 2000 Gateway
Crystal Fuels Violence in Homes
Dallas Stars
Father faces charges of child abuse
Getting the facts straight on family violence
Invisible Scars: Verbal Abuse
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Let%u2019s Be Rational
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ONN. Ohio News Now: Ohio gay marriage ban at center of domestic violence challenge
Power Struggle in Relationships
The New York Times New York Region Report Faults New Jersey on Response to Child Abuse
The Obsessive Love Wheel : Confusing Love with ...
The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News - 31-Jan-05 - Open child abuse hearings go well
Violence Against Women Online Resources
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GLAAD News: Secretary of Defense, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Announce Changes to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell :

Secretary of Defense, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Announce Changes to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell :

“The most significant change to the policy,” write Metro Weekly reporter Chris Geidner, “will raise the level of the officer who is authorized to initiate an inquiry or separation proceeding regarding the DADT policy to a general or flag officer in the servicemember’s chain of command.”

According to The Associated Press the new guidelines take effect immediately.

Other changes to the policy include:

Third-party testimony about a service member’s sexual orientation must now be given under oath.

Restrictions on confidentiality will now be stricter. For instance, statements between a person and his/her lawyer, clergy, psychotherapist or medical professional may be inadmissible evidence.

In a statement released today by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis expressed support for today’s announcements:

“The regulatory changes announced today are another major step forward in making the 1993 ban less draconian. These changes underscore what Sec. Gates said on February 2 and again today: the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ is inevitable-it’s a matter of how to repeal the law, not whether to do so.”

According to SLDN, more than 13,500 service members have been fired under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell since 1994.