social work

Columbus Police transport a client to a local hospital after responding to a mental health call.
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Social worker Kristin Moreland changes the car radio from a country station to one that plays Top 40 Hits.          

“He’ll probably change it back,” Moreland says, gesturing to Columbus Police officer Bob Heinzman.

Trish doesn't have many places to turn. She's living at her elderly father's home without a job because she can't afford the care he needs. And every day she says the balance sheet seems stained with more red ink.

"It's all outgoing. There's nothing coming in, that's for sure. And I'm stuck in a rock and a hard place because of my credit, so I don't — I need to make enough money that I can afford to live somewhere," she says, voice quavering.

Across from her at the table, David Perez nods quietly and takes notes.

Ohio State College of Social Work

Ohio State’s College of Social Work announced that it has received a $3 million grant to fight substance abuse in the state. 

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Military members face unique challenges when going off to war, and another set of challenges when returning home.

A new program at Ohio State University is trying to help by training professionals to deal with issues unique to returning service members.