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October 27, 2008 5:09 pm

Pioneering Social Work Dean Took on Anti-Gay Foster Care Policy

Diana Waldfogel was the dean of Simmons School of Social Work and President of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in the 1980’s. When the Dukakis administration put into place a discriminatory anti-gay foster care policy, NASW Executive Director Carol Brill took on both Health and Human Services Secretary Phil Johnston - who likes to describe himself as a social worker - and Governor Dukakis - whom NASW and the social work community had helped to get into office through our work at the community level.

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