BASW Cymru’s annual Social Work Awards saw Welsh Assembly Members, including Minister for Health and Social Services Mark Drakeford, gather to pay tribute to the profession.
Ken Burns plies the Roosevelt family upbringing as a panacea for the nation’s wounds.
PET scans revealed that ketamine rapidly restored bipolar depressed patients’ ability to anticipate pleasurable experiences by boosting activity in the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (yellow) and related circuitry. Picture shows PET scan data superimposed on anatomical MRI.
Dr. Bala Raju Nikku, visiting social work lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Deputy City Attorney Will Pirkey has helped settle three cases of alleged dumping by area hospitals, resulting in cumulative fines of $1.4 million. He also works with hospitals in the effort to get them to institute “discharge protocols” for indigent patients.
Army Capt. Susana Guerrero, MSW, a behavioral health officer, listens intently as one of her soldiers discusses the day’s cases at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Oct. 3, 2014. The El Salvador native immigrated to the United States with her family in 1980 and has served in the military for more than 10 years.
Jasmin Collado (left and right) works as a Health Advisor at the Plaza del Sol Family Health Center (center) in Corona, Queens. Professor Vincent Guillamo-Ramos is the Co-Director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, run out of New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. He and his team of researchers have been working on outreach-based sex education programs encompassing safe sex, abstinence, access to information, and parental involvement for the past fifteen years, in a variety of different Latino communities around the country, from New York to California. “Study after study has shown that parents are influential when it comes to making decisions about sex,” Guillamo-Ramos said.
Studies show the U.S. leads the world in incarceration with 2.2 million, producing more prisoners than engineers, nursing assistants, secondary school teachers, social workers or lawyers.
Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission report predicts number of households in absolute poverty will rise by one third this decade
Chicago Public Schools former CEO Arne Duncan can smile for the kids, but not for their schools. Judging by a new study put out by the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity (IMO) at the University of Minnesota, Chicago’s charter school experiment has failed.
Texas’ Rick Perry is the latest to join this elite club. He was indicted in two charges related to threats to cut off funding for a surly arm of state government that Texas Republicans especially love to hate—the anti-corruption unit in the Travis County prosecutor’s office.
Students carry chairs between classrooms at the Little Singer Community School, on the Navajo Nation near Winslow, Ariz. Classroom buildings at the school have problems with asbestos and radon.
Tony, 48, became homeless after losing his job. Unable to find work or a place to live, he slept wherever he could – first under a bridge and later in the local forest where he felt safe. It was a particularly bad winter. Cold and desperate, he went to his council for help, but despite having a heart condition, they turned him away with no choice but to continue sleeping rough.
In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott (above) has made growing for-profit education one of his top priorities. And, in doing so, he helped out his political buddies and donors while screwing over Florida’s students. One of the biggest winners in Scott’s privatization push, for example, was an ALEC-linked company called K12, Inc. that actually got an “F” from Florida’s education department.
Despite the West End having the second-lowest level of child poverty in Dundee, councillor Fraser MacPherson (above) said the figure was still “too high”. He added: “It doesn’t matter if it is one in four, one in five or one in ten, to have any child living in poverty in the 21st century is unacceptable.
Not all British period dramas are the same. They don’t all involve servants faithfully tendering to lovable members of the aristocracy. Many do, of course, especially given the commercial imperative of appealing to affluent Americans, most of whom like Britain’s history posh.
Nearly one in four Californians live in poverty, a higher fraction than in any other state, according to U.S. Census figures released this week that take into account the high cost of housing and other basic needs in places like San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
Another obvious question was asked by Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price before Duncan died: Did the fact that he didn’t have health insurance play a role in his receiving substandard treatment? “Presbyterian is a boutique hospital next to a little Ellis Island,” Price told the Washington Post, referring to the largely immigrant neighborhood where the hospital is located. “If you don’t have insurance, you’re not going to get treated. That’s the elephant in the room.”
A high school football team heads out to the field from the locker room.
Jusoisatu and her son, Sam, are among the 30-some survivors living in the old Lassa Fever ward at Kenema Hospital.
In the deep state, politics becomes the domain of the ultra-wealthy, the powerful few who run powerful financial services, big corporations and the imperious elite of the defense industries and other components of the military-industrial complex. Corporate interests such as ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel companies, megabanks such as Bank of America, and defense industries such as Boeing, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin are powerful lobbying groups and as such have control of the major seats of political power and the commanding institutions necessary to insure that the deeply anti-democratic state rules in the interests of the few while exploiting and repressing the many.
Premier Denis Napthine has acknowledged to the Victorian parliament that homosexual acts between consenting adults should never have been a crime.
Through August 2014, as many as 200 tents stood in Oppenheimer Park as part of what activists and homeless people described as a call for affordable housing.
Female genital mutilation campaigner Jaha Dukureh at this year’s Girl Summit in London.
Of course, not everyone has nefarious motives for collecting your data. The problem is that the data can be used in nefarious ways.
Greta Spoering, LCSW, is the Violence Prevention and Response center’s new hire.
As part of Challenge Poverty Week, trade union members and community activists from across Scotland are coming together in October to say, irrespective of their views on the outcome of the referendum ‘It’s time to create a Just Scotland’.
Ellen Mouravieff-Apostal, a former secretary general of the International Federation of Social Workers.
Marge Binkowski (second from right) is pictured with her Social Worker of the Year award.
Monica Jones, an activist and senior studying social work at ASU, poses on Downtown Campus.
A Social Development and Human Security Ministry official talks to a blind beggar on a footbridge at the Victory Monument
The leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Fife Council, Tim Brett (above), has expressed concern about the ongoing financial pressures on the social work service.
On Wednesday night, more than a thousand people joined a protest against the beating of Tsang, organized by the Social Workers Union. Standing outside police headquarters on Arsenal Street, just around the corner from the main protest encampment on Harcourt Road, the crowds chanted, “Shame, shame, shame” at a line of police officers and expressed disappointment with a force they felt had let them down.
Director of the BBC World Service Group Peter Horrocks said: “The BBC strongly condemns any attempts to restrict free access to news and information and we are protesting to the Chinese authorities. This appears to be deliberate censorship. “The BBC provides impartial, trusted news to millions of people around the world, and attempts to censor our news services show just how important it is to get our accurate information to them.”
That brings us to the Final 9 (Gates, Buffett, 2 Kochs, 4 Waltons, Zuckerberg). Each of them has accumulated, on average, over $13,000,000,000 ($13 billion) since January 2013.
In recent years, TFA has come under fire for its controversial approach to education. The program recruits recent college graduates and places them in low-income schools for two years. Participants often report being ill-prepared for their difficult teaching environments, as the program trains its teachers for only five weeks before they begin teaching.
Hong Kong police dismantle barricades previously set up by pro-democracy protesters from the Occupy Central movement in Admiralty District of Hong Kong on Wednesday.
Planned Parenthood and and New York University’s Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,663 pairs of parents and their children, ages 9-21, to get a sense of how American families of all backgrounds are communicating about sex and healthy relationships.
Kelly Christianson, Director of Beacon House, says the new ranking system for shelter referrals is designed to be more objective.
A student sits on the stairs at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt an der Oder. Despite the fact that competition for funding and accountability has increased in German higher education, there is still a general consensus that it is a public system and should be state-funded.
Services to protect vulnerable children could be lost due to a lack of vision and leadership by the Welsh government, claimed Keith Towler the Children’s Commissioner.
Meredith Wolfe (left) and Christiana Coffey play young women who become friends at a home for unwed mothers in “Columbus Day.”
Counterdemonstrators attended a rally against pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong’s Mongkok shopping district on Sunday. “The government has been trying to wait this out, waiting for the moment — maybe two weeks later, when our turnout is weak and we’re exhausted — to clear us away,” Issac Tong, a 23-year-old social worker, said in his tent in the small encampment outside of the chief executive office on Sunday night.
College at Brockport Professor Ken Herrmann. Although he earned a bachelor’s in English from Canisius College in Buffalo and a master’s in social work from State University of New York at Buffalo, Herrmann’s experiences as a social worker seem to have shaped his outlook.
Former National Deaf Academy workers Carol Savage, left, and Kyle Gilrain pose for a portrait in Altamonte Springs on Oct. 3. Savage and Gilrain were fired from their positions at the NDA after reporting abuse at the facility, which is now under investigation by the FBI. A licensed social worker since 1996, Gilrain said he was welcomed warmly to the NDA in January 2012.
A posthumous portrait of Christopher Columbus. The fact that Columbus Day is celebrated each October is a testament to the intellectual dishonesty that has stemmed from the likes of academics, teachers and politicians. It has become an annual ritual to sanitize history and present half-truths as absolutes.
The German voter-consumer will always trust the state more than he will any private company, no matter how ardently it insists on being a good guy.
Protesters stand in front of a luxury Bentley car as it tries to force its way through a barricade in Hong Kong. “The protests are a perfect storm,” said Dr. Paul Yip, Professor of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong, in a phone interview. “We made this situation. Ninety percent of the protesters are aged 30 or below. It’s the frustration of looking for jobs but not being able to get decent pay. They cannot tell where they are going. They see no future.”
Activists marauding Google buses, the hippie enclave turning into a playground for the rich, the threat of beautiful Victorians being plowed over for boxy condos. The housing crisis in San Francisco is capturing the world’s attention, and it seems like every day there’s someone putting forward the magic bullet to mow down the housing boogeyman. But many of these solutions are obsessively focused on saving the day with a build, build, build strategy.
Students at the University of Texas prepared Wednesday for the unthinkable—how to respond to a gas leak explosion at DKR Stadium during a home football game.
Aedan Wolton: ‘I’m in my final year studying social work, which has been really useful in helping me to approach public health from a social justice perspective.’
Other language in the bill stating that consent cannot be given if the person is drunk or otherwise incapacitated could leave a grey area in proceedings, said Dr. Beverly Black, of the UTA School of Social Work.
Laura Moulton and Matt Tufaro in Portland, Ore. Ms. Moulton founded Street Books, a nonprofit book service for “people living outside.”
Walker’s dismal record on policies that affect women goes beyond just abortion. From the time the Republican governor was first elected in 2010, the aspiring 2016 candidate has championed ideas that have dire consequences for the state’s female residents, young and old alike.
Prozac’s introduction by Eli Lilly and Company in 1988 transformed not only the treatment of depression but also our views and expectations of pharmaceuticals.
It costs a family of five about $1,500 for a four-day pass to the theme parks at Disney World near Orlando, Florida. It takes Weston Vlier, who drives a bus there, four weeks to earn that much.
BASW ‘dismay’ over Isabelle Trowler’s skills statement for children’s social workers
Phoenix Sinclair was murdered by her mother and stepfather when she was five years old. It will take years to implement recommendations from an inquiry into her death, Manitoba government officials say.
Children living in poverty stricken areas such as Cranhill in Glasgow is one of the factors contributing to Scotland’s high child mortality rates.
Ilham Tohti, a scholar and advocate for China’s beleaguered Uighurs was sentenced to life in prison for “separatism” — his entirely reasonable and far from violent criticisms of the central government.
Dr. Terri Moore Brown, Professor of Social Work at Fayetteville State University in the Department of Social Work, prepared the bid and will have the responsibility of supervising the Peace Corps recruiter.
Battered: Sam Burgess played on despite picking up a serious facial injury in the opening seconds of the grand final.
Residents of the Pruitt-Igoe Housing Complex, May 1964
After World War Two about 4,300 children went to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). They were sometimes physically and mentally abused and contact with their families was deliberately blocked.
efuse and recycling workers in Southwark, south London, striking on 10 July. Hundreds of thousands of local government workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland were set to strike on Tuesday of next week.
So, how does a council overhaul its child protection services under such pressure? How does it bolster morale, prevent a disastrous exodus of social workers, and manage to recruit to vacant posts when “inadequate” is emblazoned all over the local press?
A pro-democracy protester sleeps on a roadside in the occupied areas near the government headquarters in Hong Kong. “We don’t see good prospects for our future,” said Katie Lo, 21, a university student pursuing a degree in social work and the daughter of two office workers.