Ian G. Cozzen’s installation spells out ‘Autonomía,’ but only when viewed from one corner of the historic Slater Mill.
Microsoft is avoiding paying billions in taxes—and it’s not the only one. According to the SEC documents, the company is sitting on almost $29.6 billion it would owe in U.S. taxes if it repatriated the $92.9 billion of earnings it is keeping offshore. The Gates Foundation claims total grant payments since inception in 1997 of $30.1 billion. So would you call this philanthropy or ________________ ?
Chief probation officer Mack Jenkins (third from left) supervises SDSU social work interns at the San Diego County Probation Department.
Serving our society’s most disconnected young people is, without question, an ambitious undertaking. So many Job Corps students have already been failed by the education system. Roughly three-quarters are high-school dropouts. Many are homeless or aging out of foster care; others are runaways and juvenile offenders.
Gordon College has been in the news recently for its stance on gay rights. Since 2003, the Wenham college, which has more than 2,100 students, has placed small groups of volunteers in Lynn’s schools for student teaching or other positions to fulfill requirements toward degrees in education and social work. It is not clear if Gordon is still accredited by
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Police in Scotland are investigating child abuse allegations with striking parallels to cases in Rotherham.
Simon Danczuk, the Labour MP for Rochdale who helped expose the Cyril Smith scandal, warns that similar abuse is taking place across the country
Generation austerity no longer believes the future will be better than the present.
A government report showed that despite getting social assistance, one in three elderly Hong Kongers lives below the poverty line – defined as those with less than half the median monthly household income.
In its 25th year, Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders.
Myanmar – a sobering experience from the beginning. Sara Ashencaen Crabtree and Jonathan Parker, Bournemouth University, note there is plenty of social need in the country, and an indigenous social work model is the next step.
A decade after leaving her home town of Skipton, Ruzwana Bashir finally felt able to return and testify against her abuser.
Mental Health Australia chief executive Frank Quinlan (above) has resoundingly rejected the idea, describing the notion of “permanent disability” as unhelpful.
From her cubicle at Vital Decisions in Cherry Hill, N.J., Kate Schleicher, LCSW, counsels people who are seriously ill.
Mourners at the funeral of Michael Brown on August 25.
“I want to start by thanking you, Charles and David, for the important work you’re doing. I don’t know where we’d be without you.” – Mitch McConnell
Employment exchange (above). EU citizens will have up to six months to find a job in Germany or return home.
Dr. Allan Barsky is a Professor of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University.
The number of children in the care of councils in England rose by 7,210 (12 per cent) over a four year period ending on 31 March 2013. 68,110 children were in care on this date, including 42,228 in care as a result of abuse or neglect.
Police prepare to advance after using tear gas to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Mo. The Ferguson Police Department acquired two soft-skinned Humvees, a generator, and a cargo trailer through the Pentagon program. The rest of the tactical gear either came from the National Guard or from the local police departments themselves, according to Pentagon officials.
An Uzi. Many commentators have since expressed disbelief—though not the NRA, which was busy talking up fun for kids at gun ranges—that a child was permitted to wield a weapon with such firepower.
Her mental health regimen includes medications, therapy and techniques — like taking walks and deep breaths — to reduce stress and steady her hands.
A worker at the Peace Agency comforts an abandoned baby. NGOs were unable to provide figures, but it appeared that the abandoning of babies was a growing problem. Social workers blamed the apparent trend on cultural stigmas, rape and lack of financial support from “deadbeat” fathers.
Busca Ativa social worker Darcicleia Rego Cantuaria explains government entitlements to a couple who lives off the grid far down a tributary of the Amazon. Raimunda Pereira is nearing retirement age, and Antonio Fernando da Costa is in need of medical attention, but neither knows how to access government benefits.
Cllr Malcolm King (above) has been axed by council leader Neil Rogers over controversial allegations against a social work service.
Jean Badalamenti is the D.C. Public Library’s health and human services coordinator, a new position.
More than 100 current and former youth-in-care of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CCAS) will receive approximately $100,000 in scholarships from the Hope for Children Fund, paving the way to a college or university degree and the promise of new career opportunities.
Many low-caste Indians are still forced to manually remove human excrement despite laws banning caste-based discrimination. HRW’s Meenakshi Ganguly tells DW why such practice persists and what can be done to stop it.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Levine graduated from Midwood High School in 1948 and Brooklyn College in 1952. She continued her education with a master of social work degree from the Columbia School of Social Work.
While working on her doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania, she started teaching social work at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice – and did so for 24 years. In 1978, she founded the Pennsylvania Association of School Social Work Professionals.
Professor Mike Tomlinson from Queen’s School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work led the study in Northern Ireland. He said the impact of violent conflict shows similar patterns around the world. “This is what has happened in Northern Ireland. The evidence is clear,” he said. “Dealing with the past needs to include tackling the deprivation of those whose lives are most blighted by the years of conflict.”
Ririko Saito and her 11-year-old daughter Yumi eating dinner together, one of only two meals they have a day in an attempt to keep household costs low, at their apartment in Tokyo on May 14, 2014. Japan’s child poverty rate has hit a record high, according to a government survey, prompting criticism that Tokyo was not doing enough to fix the problem.
Buffalo in Botswana, where the social work profession has grown from one welfare officer, to more than 3500 professionals.
Xiao Bao’s head got burnt by his father with boiling water and fire and is wrapped in gauze. The father, Luo Chaojiang, an alcoholic and a drug addict, repeatedly beats his children.
Walgreen’s, the giant drugstore chain, recently announced that it is considering moving its corporate headquarters from the U.S. to Switzerland to avoid $4 billion in U.S. taxes over the next five years. According to a recent report from Americans for Tax Fairness, nearly a quarter of Walgreen’s $72 billion in sales last year came from Medicare and Medicaid.
Campaigners against the Bedroom Tax, a measure that could add to the financial burden of disabled people
Back in the 1930s and ’40s, real estate courses unabashedly taught students the Gresham Law of Neighborhoods, which posited that lower-ranking racial or nationality groups would drive out good families and depress neighborhood values. Instructors even provided a hierarchy of races and nationalities for ready reference: English, Germans, and Scandinavians made the best neighbors; Mexicans, blacks, and Southern Italians were at the bottom of the list. It’s hard to imagine such a detestable ranking today. Unless, of course, you were to consider the so-called “poor door” policy in New York City.
The number of children in state custody has reached a record high. Refugee kids are also taken into care and should have the right to aid, says Heinz Hilgers, president of the child protection body Kinderschutzbund.
The word is German, but the feeling of schadenfreude is universal. Even two-year-olds showed joy in another’s misfortune during a recent study.
MISSION, TX – JULY 24: Immigrant Melida Patricio Castro from Honduras shows a birth certificate for her daughter Maria Celeste, 2, to a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the U.S.-Mexico border on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants, many of them families or unaccompanied minors, have crossed illegally into the United States this year and presented themselves to federal agents, causing a humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. The Rio Grande sector has the highest traffic of illegal immigration, especially of Central Americans, on all the U.S.-Mexico border.
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan wants poor families to work with government agencies or charitable nonprofits to craft “life plans” as a condition of receiving federal assistance.
Sometimes there are 20 protesters, sometimes there are several hundred. Rallies outside refugee shelters aren’t common in Germany, but local refugee councils are worried aggression towards asylum seekers is on the rise.
When we more closely examine the skills and attributes deemed necessary to succeed in our supposed meritocracy, we find that we all remain hostage to the largely unfounded claims of middle-class judges – whose self-proclaimed “merits” are treated as if they were universally and naturally valid.
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What Matthew didn’t know, nor had the Social Security office told him, was that due to her teaching in the public school system, Caroline is considered a government employee and hence ineligible for survivor Social Security benefits in the state of Maine and 14 other states.
Sharyn Feir’s Ed-U-Care brings awareness to issues facing LGBT people. Fein’s group is currently developing a curriculum with Harriet Cohen, an Associate Professor at TCU’s Department of Social Work and an expert on elder LGBT care, for caregivers who often face their own set of challenges.
Janos Acs was among more than 20 people rescued in 2009 by RCMP from the hands of human traffickers who lured them from their native Hungary on the false promise of work.
Sharat Parameswaran, M.D., says the health care system will continue to need psychiatrists with specialized training, but how they will be incorporated into the revised system is not yet clear.
Somerset County Council child protection boss earning £318,000 can recruit social workers Read more: http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/pound-318-000-boss-council-t-recruit-staff/story-21936214-detail/story.html#ixzz38VIFxfKZ Read more at http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/pound-318-000-boss-council-t-recruit-staff/story-21936214-detail/story.html#UECsBLmxVRHXf1va.99
Social workers in Auckland say there’s a hidden but growing problem of abuse against elderly migrants, who are living in constant dread and loneliness.
Kierra’s home on Peguis First Nation. The 21-month-old died July 17. RCMP have ruled the case a homicide.
“We showed that crows can discriminate between different volumes of water and that they can pass a modified test that so far only 7- to 10-year-old children have been able to complete successfully. We provide the strongest evidence so far that the birds attend to cause-and-effect relationships by choosing options that displace more water.”
The FDA has approved a new opioid pain reliever that contains naloxone, which blocks the drug’s euphoric effects and should prevent abuse, regulators say.
A border patrol agent assisted an unaccompanied minor from El Salvador after he crossed the Rio Grande into the United States on Thursday.
Victor Groza, a Professor of Parent-Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University, is hoping that a program run by he and his colleagues will encourage more Romanian families in that country to adopt Romanian orphans.
Front-line social workers and investigators in the Holyoke office of the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families, members of Local 509 of the Service Employees International Union, raise their voices on Main St. in May as they continue their efforts to raise awareness of the high number of caseloads and the negative effects on workers and client families.
The state’s move to hire more social workers in the wake of two child homicides this year is only a stopgap measure, DCF chief Dave Yacovone (above) said Thursday
Social work academics were upset by Wood’s recent comment in Society Guardian that academics are churning out “crap” social workers.
Imani Henry launched the an anti-gentrification selfie campaign in hopes of putting a face to those affected by gentrification.
The Cato Institute has been trying since 1983 to undermine support for Social Security by creating doubts among the young that it will be there for them when they retire.
Rep. Dean Arp, a Republican from Monroe and a primary sponsor of the House bill that became law last session. About 1,818 people in Wake County receive Work First benefits, and though not all would have to undergo drug testing – the law requires testing only if social workers suspect drug use. Apparently drug testing of state legislators who receive public funds is not being proposed.
A student at South West College in Dungannon, Alice (above) hoped to become a social worker and work with children. Alice had taken a tablet she thought was Ecstasy but which actually contained cathinones and 4,4-dimethylaminorex, a stimulant linked to 20 deaths across Northern Ireland in the last year.
Professor Brigid Featherstone – Central Academic Staff, Professor, Social Work Faculty of Health & Social Care Research
SINGAPORE: The social service sector must be elevated to be equally important as national defence and healthcare, said Social and Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing (above), at a conference organised by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).
Melvin Hooks found the body of his daughter, 10-week-old Grace Lynne Hooks, at the Weymouth homeless shelter where they were staying. He said he was aware of safe-sleep guidelines and followed them.
Research by Ruth Neil, lecturer in social work at the University of the West of Scotland
Holly Giovengo, 21, a rising senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in French and sociology, is spending eight weeks working this summer in the Millvale Garden as a Browne Leadership Fellow, a program operated through Pitt’s School of Social Work.
People “may suffer harm” if steps are not taken to improve the council’s ability to recruit. In the short term the only answer is to pay up to 15 per cent more to attract experienced staff and managers.