Toronto Popcorn Company is shown next to humble eatery The Jerk Spot in Kensington Market. University of Toronto Social Work Professor David Hulchanski has recently updated his groundbreaking income-disparity research, showing that polarization proceeds as Toronto’s middle-income communities vanish.
Clark Elementary School kindergartner Nora Henschel checks out at the end of the lunch line on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at her school in Paducah. The Southern Education Foundation found that 55 percent of Kentucky public school students qualify for free and reduced lunch.
Elderly residents standing outside their homes in Guryong, a shanty town near South Korea’s Gangnam district of Seoul.
Sally Holland said she would build on the ‘excellent work’ of the first two children’s commissioners
A Democrat betraying the working class? I’m shocked. Simply shocked.
Middle-and low-income Americans are facing far higher state and local tax rates than the wealthy. In all, a comprehensive analysis by the nonpartisan Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy finds that the poorest 20 percent of households pay on average more than twice the effective state and local tax rate (10.9 percent) as the richest 1 percent of taxpayers (5.4 percent).
Labor organizations rallied in opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade deal in Washington, DC, May 7, 2014.
Big business and centrist and right-wing parties throughout the world have called Syriza “dangerous.” Well, maybe it’s time to get dangerous.
Army veteran Katie Weber is a survivor of military sexual trauma who now spends most of her time doing MST advocacy. She smokes a cigarette outside her house in Santa Rosa, California
Some of the last people to receive food from the crew in the Coalition for the Homeless van before they had to get off the streets of Manhattan because of the state of emergency declared by New York mayor Bill De Blasio ahead of the approaching blizzard.
Jennifer Blaz, 34, center, sits with her parents, Tami Windham, 54, left, and Mike Windham, 54, in district court during the sentencing of Matthew Blaz, 33, in Butte, Mont. Mattisyn Blaz, a 2-month-old, died when her father spiked her “like a football,” in the words of a prosecutor.
Leovy describes neighborhoods steeped in pain: A mother, dressed in a baggy T‑shirt adorned with her murdered son’s picture, spends all day indoors, too terrified to step outside; the brother of a homicide victim purposely meanders through violent streets in the hopes that he too will meet the same fate; grieving parents all wear the same haunted expression, the empty stare that one police chaplain calls “homicide eyes.”
The bars of soap are wrapped in labels that feature the National Human Trafficking Hotline Number (888-373-7888). The wrapper asks: “Are you being forced to do anything you do not want to do?”
Opioids like OxyContin pills are the single largest cause of overdose fatalities in the nation.
Mariachi Plaza in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles.”We’ve already lost Echo Park, Silver Lake, downtown and now we’re being squeezed out by prices,” said Adriana Alvarez, a psychiatric social worker who grew up in the neighborhood. “We want our paleteros [ice cream vendors] and our taco stands. We don’t need glitter and glamour. That’s what this looks like — arrogance and colonization.”
Kevin Green, left, and Nicholas Kristof in 1977. So, Kevin Green, R.I.P. You were a good man — hardworking and always on the lookout for someone to help — yet you were overturned by riptides of inequality. Those who would judge you don’t have a clue. They could use a dose of your own empathy.
Delilah Blanks, who established the Department of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, has committed her life to social justice.
Embrace the voices in your head and learn how to live with them is the approach behind the Hearing Voices Network-Atlantic Canada, which has recently been set up in St. John’s and Moncton as pilot projects. The facilitator is Brenda LeFrançois, Associate Professor with Memorial University’s School of Social Work and Faculty of Medicine.
More than three million Germans can barely make ends meet despite being in work, according to a German newspaper. Growing numbers of struggling workers are cutting back on heating and food.
A boy begging in an alleyway in Dublin – the worst poverty rates were felt by lone parents, the unemployed, those out of work and children.
So here we have Marianna LaCanfora, a Social Security policymaker, and not actual statute, telling us that the conversion is not optional. But it seems some other Social Security bureaucrat – the one who wrote the original version of the POMS – felt otherwise.
Tent city, a makeshift community for the homeless at Iron Avenue and First Street, is becoming a growing problem in downtown Albuquerque.
University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., seen Jan. 21, is readied for Super Bowl XLIX, the Feb. 1 match between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. Catholic Charities of Arizona is preparing to serve an increased number of sex-trafficking victims arrested by local police in the days surrounding Super Bowl Sunday.
“What we need is a slow revolution. The 1 per cent cannot control itself. It is easy to blame its members, but blaming them may exonerate others who, while not having been so greedy themselves, could have acted and could still act to curtail the greed of others. To gain entry into the 1 per cent often requires a certain lack of self-restraint. It is up to the rest of us to control these people – for their own good as well as ours. We can document their greed, the size of their yachts, the frequency with which they fly and the pollution caused by all the expensive vehicles they use to move around as fast as they can; but documentation is not enough. This stupidity needs to be halted.”
Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope (above). Proponents of the resolution — including its original author, social work associate professor Elaine Maccio — said it was not a matter of preventing the rally to take place but rather expressing the Senate’s view against it.
Casual sexism has become a hidden part of German culture, says DW’s Kate Brady. She takes a look at the country’s stereotyped gender roles – from Mummy Merkel, to glib dirndl comments, and even gender-specific sausages.
Michelle Carney, the Director of the college’s School of Social Work, said the students have been serving the public and working on solving community issues for years, and the new name only clarifies that.
Bat Sheva Marcus, MSW, with some of her office supplies at the Medical Center for Female Sexuality.
Almeisha Robinson participated in Treehouse’s Graduation Success program and is now in colle
Protests against HS2 in Westminster last year. Will the UK’s planned high-speed rail link really rebalance economic growth, or just increase the domination of London?
Marianne Swannell, one of the National Autistic Society’s vice presidents said: “The massive cuts to the social care budget must be halted. These cuts would affect the most vulnerable adults in the borough, including those with autism, learning difficulties, and serious mental health issues. Cuts to care packages of people living with long-term health needs, cuts to social workers and closure of three of the four existing adult day centres [are] included in the proposed cuts.”
Monica Goulet of the Saskatoon Police Service speaks. The gathering was organized by social workers and social work students — who formed a social justice committee last summer.
A group of social workers held a panel talk in Saskatoon to discuss ways people can help the families of murdered and missing indigenous women. Jessica Fisher (above) was one of the organizers.
Gordon Raymond is pursuing an associate degree in human services, with ambitions to earn a bachelor’s degree in social work.
Thom Hartmann. During the past year, we’ve continued to see how our politicians are bought off by Big Oil tycoons, Wall Street billionaires and giant transnational corporations.
The average length of time for processing supplementary welfare allowance payments is 20 weeks, which is described in the report as “unacceptable”. It found that there was a high level of incorrect refusals made on applications for payments.
Rather than boardroom quotas and shortlists, women should be speaking out about the millions of low-paid females propping up the service economy.
Elle L. Weatheroy has a bachelor’s of science degree in human development and family studies from Oregon State University, and a master’s degree in social work from Portland State University.
Sue Pearlmutter, Dean of the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College, testifies in the House Education and Welfare Committee.
Rahm Emanuel shakes hands with Rick Osterloh, president of Motorola Mobility, at the opening of the company’s headquarters in Chicago.
David Cameron and Bono at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Mr. Medalie said, “I don’t want any church, the government, any doctor or hospital or even any member of my family to contradict what I want for my death.”
Christian Bale in the 2000 film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s novel “American Psycho”.
The Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act allocates grant money to states, which are supposed to protect young offenders and make sure they’re not housed with adult criminals. Whistleblowers say they’ve spent years flagging problems with the programs.
“A safe city means business thrives,” NYPD Chief Bratton told the assembled business leaders, as they erupted into applause. Of what does that mean if the biggest criminals come from business?
In 2009 Ed Neufeldt was an unemployed RV worker who introduced President Obama at an event in Elkhart Indiana. Today he works three part time jobs. If he was the face of the recession back then, today he’s the face of a recovery that left some people behind.
Veteran Labour MP Michael Meacher has accused the Conservatives of introducing welfare reforms designed to prevent the poor from ‘breeding’.
A spate of shootings and public brawls prompted a Queensland government crackdown on bikie gangs – but there is much more to the state’s falling crime rates than just getting bikies off the streets.
A Kaiser mental health worker with the National Union of Healthcare Workers looks through a pile of signs Monday during day one of a week-long demonstration outside of a Kaiser Permanente hospital in San Francisco.
The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (above). Some libraries across the country are pioneering ways to help patrons resolve urgent problems, aside from their traditional roles. These community hubs are assisting with homelessness and mental health and physical ailments. They regularly host social work agencies and employ in-house professionals to provide basic care.
In the first part of a two-part series, Canadian socialist Susan Rosenthal takes apart the liberal notion of personal choices and shows how profoundly capitalism shapes our private lives.
Dr. William McFarlane, a Maine Medical Center psychiatrist who created the PIER system, spends much of his time traveling around the U.S., teaching others how to implement the model. “This is very much a Maine product. It’s being used all over the country,” he said.
Recent revelations by the older people’s commissioner for Wales about poor standards of patient care in Welsh care homes must be heeded by all those involved in the delivery of care home services, including those across the border in England.
Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association speaks to reporters after leaving a meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio in New York, Dec. 30, 2014. The gathering was the most significant test yet of a bid to defuse the animosity between police officers and de Blasio — one that exploded after two officers were shot dead more than a week ago.
August Hatter, a social work major at Valparaiso University (third from left), used her experiences to make a plan to help others as the President and founder of A Will for Welfare.
Joe Good, a sales representative for JuJu Joints, at a lounge in Seattle showing how the product, a disposable electronic vapor marijuana cigarette, works. A JuJu Joint is disposable and comes filled with 150 hits. There is no smoke and no smell.
The findings expose the extent to which parents of disabled children value the opportunity to work but face a lack of flexibility in the jobs market, with 77% struggling to find a job with the right number of hours. 87% said finding a job with a flexible work pattern was a major barrier.
The Mraqisa family, from left, Lindela, son Bukho, daughter Ongeziwe and Nosicelo stands outside their home in Gugulethu Townshi
In 1971, such debate was focused almost solely upon the Netherlands when a rural physician called Truus Postma (above in 1973) facilitated the death of her severely handicapped mother, Margina van Boven-Grevelink, following her repeated, explicit requests for euthanasia.
Terry Boyd Boyd was born and raised in Cleveland and received a bachelor’s degree from Defiance College. He earned a doctorate in social work from Ohio State University.
Executives at firms managing Chicago pension money have made more than $600,000 in donations to the mayor, despite a city ordinance—and an executive order by Emanuel himself—restricting contributions from city contractors.
Three-year-old Saria Amaya waits with her mother after receiving shoes and school supplies during a charity event in October to help more than 4,000 underprivileged children at the Fred Jordan Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles. Children from low-income families now make up a majority of public school students in the nation, according to a new report.
Nearly 42 percent of U.S. adults who drink also report using medications known to interact with alcohol, based on a study from the National Institutes of Health. Among those over 65 years of age who drink alcohol, nearly 78 percent report using alcohol-interactive medications.
Associate Professor Christine Neville, Acting Head of the new School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Hundreds of protestors gather at Foley Square in New York City on December 4th, 2014.
Wherever I travel, the questions follow, suggesting that the United States, if not exactly crazy, is decidedly a danger to itself and others. It’s past time to wake up, America, and look around. There’s another world out here, an old and friendly one across the ocean, and it’s full of good ideas, tried and true.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, one of several anti-gay leaders planning to rally in support of a fire chief dismissed for his hostility towards LGBT people.
Social workers fear repercussions for speaking out. Over half of social workers have witnessed dangerous systems in their workplace, yet less than 15% feel they would be supported if they raised concerns, according to Community Care’s whistle-blowing survey.
At least 70 people kill themselves every day in Japan. These chairs are for relatives at a discussion session in 2013.
Almost one billion more people face a life of extreme poverty if world leaders duck key decisions on inequality and climate change at two critical summits this year, according to a campaign launched today.
Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals and family members rally outside the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.