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Her Family | BBC

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thejournal | S Boal

A new internship programme is to be launched next year, according to the Employment Affairs and Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty (above).

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Jacobin | singlepayerhealthcarenow

Medicare for All isn’t just about expanding health coverage. It’s about expanding freedom.

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Science Daily | University of British Columbia Okanagan

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In These Timnes | S Jane-Rhee/Love & Struggle

Since his re-election in 2015, Emanuel has been under public fire for his record on policing. The controversy over his alleged cover-up of a video showing Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times led to a string of protests and calls for the mayor’s resignation. The record-breaking violence in the city has driven affected communities to demand both better public safety and more police accountability. And the Department of Justice’s scathing report on the Chicago Police Department—an agency overseen by the mayor—described a pattern of “racially discriminatory” conduct.

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NY Times | Frontline

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In These Times | List Visual Arts Center

Ja’Tovia Gary’s An Ecstatic Experience draws on documentary footage of black freedom struggles.

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J Matthews/Stuff | Taranaki Daily News

Clayton Dando and Pierce Duncan of START Taranaki are encouraging South Taranaki youth to come forward and try what it’s like to be in their shoes.

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Science News | HOLGS/Istockphoto

In 1975, an estimated 5 million girls and 6 million boys were obese. By 2016, those numbers had risen to an estimated 50 million girls and 74 million boys.

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CaliforniaHealthline | R Pedroncelli/AP

Chuck Rippey examines a cup found in the burned-out remains of his parent’s home at the Silverado Resort on Oct. 10 in Napa, Calif. Charles Rippey, 100, and his wife, Sara, 98, died when wind-whipped flames swept through the area Sunday night.

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vtdigger | UVM

University of Vermont Associate Professor Bernice Garnett is a public health prevention scientist.

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NY Times | S Rudensky

Jake

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Longreads | CSA Images/Mod Art Collection/Getty

The first thing you need to understand about consent is that consent is not, strictly speaking, a thing.

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ICIJ

The ultra-rich, people whose net worth is more than $45 million, are ten times more likely to evade taxes than the average citizen, according to the research. That means the ultra-rich have worked out how to avoid paying about 30 percent of their personal income and wealth taxes.

Posted in News on 10/16/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Imperial College of London

Immediately following treatment with psilocybin, patients reported a decrease in depressive symptoms – corresponding with anecdotal reports of an ‘after-glow’ effect characterised by improvements in mood and stress relief.

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The Nation | DB Gleason

The arms industry’s investment in lobbying is even more impressive. The defense sector has spent a total of more than $1 billion on that productive activity since 2009, employing anywhere from 700 to 1,000 lobbyists in any given year.

Posted in News on 10/15/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

CBC | University of Calgary

Sandra Hoenle, chair of the University of Calgary’s faculty association, says corporate structures are inappropriate for collegiate governance.

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SSA

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truthout | Santiago Navarro F.

Residents hold a sign that says: “I don’t want my house demolished. I have the right to a traditional and dignified house.”

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HIV.gov

Since 2003 when National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) began, there have been many changes in this observance.

Posted in News on 10/15/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Irish Times

Privacy and legal experts have questioned the legality of the cards, which will in future be mandatory for certain services, such as obtaining a passport or a driving licence. They will also soon be required for checking entitlement to dental benefit and for accessing school transport services, and their use will continue to expand.

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The Poverty Alliance

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trtuhdig | N Berger/AP

Firefighters at work near Oroville, CA

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CBC | T Lovgreen

Clarence walks in the alleyway next to Positive Living Fraser Valley, a non-profit organization in Abbotsford, B.C.

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The Guardian | BASW

Huge amounts of talent are being lost because many frontline staff do not feel they can have an impact at a higher level, said Ruth Allen, chief executive of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW).

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The Tyee | | A Kotek/Rabble.ca

Report finds increasing numbers of working-age Canadians are living in poverty.

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counterpunch | Beverly & Pack

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SMHAF

Now in its 11th year, the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) is one of Scotland’s most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature.

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The Guardian | J Behets

Alison Michalska (above): ‘We have children in the city who don’t have warmth, they don’t have food, they don’t have that security that every child would want to have.’

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Longreads

Food activist Shakirah Simley lays out her philosophy for a ‘good food movement’ that prioritizes racial equality.

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truthout | TimesYaLibnan

What is the role of public and higher education, especially in a time of tyranny? What does critical pedagogy look like and how is it put into play so as to make a viable and lasting connection between learning and critical thought, engaged agency and social responsibility, learning and social change?

Posted in News on 10/13/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Science Daily | University of Oxford

A new British study has shed light on some of the reasons why Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) usage varies across Europe — pinpointing moral and social acceptance of the treatment and religion as key.

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Dissent | Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Fannie Lou Hamer, in hat with placard, leads a “Freedom Day” voting rights march in front of Forrest County courthouse, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, January 22, 1964. The SNCC campaign sought to register hundreds of African-Americans in the county to vote, at a time when not a single black person was registered there.

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apt613.ca | S Baker

Ask owners Leigh Reid and Karen Nielsen to describe HighJinx and they’ll shy away from terms like “social enterprise”, opting instead for the simplicity of “neighbours helping neighbours.”

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Pacific Standard | J Sullivan/Getty

It was the United States Department of Justice’s investigation into the Ferguson Police Department after an officer killed Michael Brown in 2014 that “awakened” the federal government and much of the general public to the burden of municipal fines and fees, issued for everything from traffic violations, to mismatched curtains, to court costs. When people can’t afford to pay these fees, they end up with criminal warrants, drivers’ license suspensions, and even end up in jail.

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Science Daily | Wikipedia

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Sociast Worker

Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance

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FIU News | FIU

Eric F. Wagner, Director of FIU-BRIDGE and professor in the School of Social Work, will helm the FIU-RCMI at Stempel College.

Posted in News on 10/12/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Guardian | The Silver Line

The Silver Line is a free, 24-hour, 365 day-a-year helpline offering information and friendship.

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Pacific Standard | L Dupre

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NYR Daily | N Carson/AP

Reproductive rights activists, dressed as Handmaids from Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, outside the Irish parliament before deliberation about the constitutional ban on abortion, September 18, 2017

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RightsInfo

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New Yorker | A Parini

After a stranger became their guardian, Rudy and Rennie North were moved to a nursing home and their property was sold.

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IHE

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MSU Today

Head Start may help at-risk children from ending up in the foster care system, indicates a study led by Dr. Sacha Klein, MSU Assistant Professor of Social Work.

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Jacobin

The effects of climate change are already upon us. Here’s what the 2020s and 2030s will look like if we fail to change things.

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Inside Higher Ed | TWQ

The article has been withdrawn because the editor of Third World Quarterly, the journal in which it appeared, has received credible threats of violence.

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Irish Times

The most fundamental aspect of housing policy is asking how many houses we need. In order to figure that out we have to ask how many houses we have. That most fundamental of questions is being asked and answered incorrectly.

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RightsInfo

The Grenfell Tower tragedy has thrown into sharp focus the ways poverty can lead to human rights violations.

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The Conversation | slowkodachrome

A 2015 protest against BP’s sponsorship of Tate.

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The Conversation | S Saripalli

A self-driving shuttle at Texas A&M.

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NY Times | C Osorio/Toronto Star/Getty

Marcia Brown Martel, the lead plaintiff in the “Sixties Scoop” class action lawsuit, was repeatedly taken away from her reserve, perhaps 10 times, until 1972, when she was adopted by a non-indigeneous family in Southern Ontario.

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Discover Society

Do policy makers design welfare systems to punish claimants? By making welfare payments depend upon jobseekers complying with directions given by welfare officers, with financial sanctions which can lead to hunger, destitution or worse, the unemployed are increasingly subject to humiliating treatment.

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World Socialist Web Site

Chris Hedges

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narratively

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve known having kids is not for me.

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Science Daily | UVM

The study, published in the Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, measured the impact of polyvictimization — exposure to multiple forms of victimization — on school climate at the middle and high school levels.

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Global News | R Gregor

NSGEU President Jason MacLean says Nova Scotia’s child protection social workers are facing burnout on the job.

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NY Times | T Heisler

The rise of drug overdoes in New Hampshire has created a backlog of autopsies. Files in the medical examiner’s office in Concord are piled up in the hallways.

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NIMH

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The Conversation | Reuters

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Common Dreams

So yes, let’s pull down the monuments, let’s make the holidays more inclusive, let’s rewrite the textbooks and children’s literature. But let’s also challenge the fundamental structures of ownership, power, and privilege that have given us such a skewed constellation of heroes and holidays.

Posted in News on 10/09/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

University of Mississippi News

Daphne Cain (left), chair of the UM social work department, and social work faculty members Amy Fisher (second from left), Drew Leffman (second from right) and Na Youn Lee (right) welcome LGBTQ studies expert Elaine Maccio, (third from right) and her wife, Sherry Desselle.

Posted in News on 10/08/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | A Spear

An abandoned storefront in downtown Elyria, Ohio. For some American workers, the wounds of the recession have never fully healed — and there is mounting evidence that the scars may never fade.

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Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Jerry Reed, PhD, MSW, Portfolio Leader, Injury, Violence, and Suicide Prevention, Education Development Center, Inc.

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University of Arkansas News

Competitively funded research by Dr. Johanna Thomas, of the School of Social Work in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences suggests that educators and social workers play a particularly pertinent role in the development of bonds or attachments to education and other social institutions.

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Common Dreams | J Raedle/Getty

“Life in this entitlement environment shapes how the awesomely affluent interact with the world. They come to see their privilege as the proper order of the universe. The wealthy deserve to be served. Those without wealth do not. If those without wealth did rate as deserving, after all, wouldn’t they already be wealthy?”

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CSWE | HRSA

HRSA hopes to make significant contributions to the development and growth of the behavioral health workforce through the BHWET program, seeking to serve populations across the lifespan, including in rural and medically underserved areas.

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The Conversation | Irudayam

Dissociative identity disorder has been studied by doctors and scientists for well over 100 years. In 1980, it was called multiple personality disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which outlines the symptoms of psychiatric conditions. Its name was changed in the 1994 edition of the DSM.

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Bracknell News

Pene Turnell, Terry Murphy, Judith Ramsden (director of people services at WBC), Dr Andrew Turnell, Prof Eileen Munro, Estelle Kelleway (principle social worker), Jannie Goussard and Emma Cobb

Posted in News on 10/07/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Mother Jones

In Bangladesh, more than 1,000 Rohingya gravitate toward a truck filled with private donations of rice. The surge of refugees into Bangladesh has caused a humanitarian crisis, as aid workers struggle to feed and shelter the exodus.

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ODPHP

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TheCourier

At 21, Aossey is a senior at the University of Northern Iowa and made the Dean’s List. She’s working on a bachelor’s degree in social work, with a minor in communications.

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truthout | J Barton

Recoil-less rifle cartridges on the north shore of the Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. According to a recent study, some fish and shellfish from certain reefs surrounding Vieques contained elevated levels of metals like arsenic and selenium.

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Pew Charitable Trusts | M Evans/AP

A couple rebuilds their house in Long Beach Township, New Jersey, after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

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Deutsche Welle | M Menou/picture-alliance/maxppp

The notion that a man can take four wives while a woman can marry only one, strikes at the heart of the concept of gender equality, say activists opposing male polygamy, a practice that pits religious and cultural conservatives against liberals and gender rights activists.

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Irish Times | B Fitzsimons

Centre attendants at Brookfield Youth and Community Centre, Tallaght, Christy Donovan, Kieran Walsh, Gemma O’Reilly and Nicola Nagle, who have been sleeping at the centre since its sudden closure.

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FIU News

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The Stranger | Lummi Nation

Melinda Brockie, a 31-year-old Western Washington University graduate and Lummi Nation tribal member working towards her Masters in Social Work at the University of Washington, was one of the hundreds of people injured in the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

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independent.ca | D Smith

Protesters occupy the Toronto constituency office of Indigenous-Crown Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett on Oct. 2.

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truthout | R Arduengo / AFP / Getty

A car drives under tilted power line poles in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico on October 2, 2017. Puerto Rico’s new infrastructure, particularly in a context of growing environmental threats related to climate change, cannot be built on a foundation of austerity. Puerto Rico needs meaningful debt relief and investment in order to recover and ultimately, transform.

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AlterNet | RT

https://www.alternet.org/media/editorial-googles-threat-democracy-hits-alternet-hard

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RightsInfo

After coming into force in October 2000, the Act enshrines many of our most valuable and essential rights into UK law. Without it, it would be much harder to access justice, equality and fair treatment.

Posted in News on 10/05/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthdig | elycefeliz

The policy of guaranteeing every citizen a universal basic income is gaining support around the world, as automation increasingly makes jobs obsolete. But can it be funded without raising taxes or triggering hyperinflation?

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Legal Connection | Tenth Circuit

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The Nation’s Health | City of Hope

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Tulane University | Burch-Celentano

Thanks to a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield, the free monthly event brings together providers to perform screenings such as vision checks and 1-minute HIV testing, with the chance to pick up a healthy snack and learn about topics like backyard mosquito control. At the September health spot, there was a place to sign up for Medicaid benefits and a fully equipped mobile dental clinic.

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NIAAA

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Chronicle of HIgher Education | N Amoscato

The standard career path promotes people who bag the big grant and pump out publishable units, and tends to ignore scientists who convey creative stories that don’t translate easily into numbers on a spreadsheet. We think it’s time to reimagine scientific careers as choose-our-own-adventure stories rather than a race to the top of Mount H-index.

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The Guardian | Isakovic/AFP/Getty

The number of child migrants arriving in Ireland is growing, including those being admitted from shelters in Greece via the European resettlement scheme.

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The Guardian | K Smeallie

Hispanic groups storm San Francisco City Hall to protest the proposed Mission housing project supported by Trauss and the yimbys.

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NIH

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PNS | S Camargo/Pixabay

South Dakota is one of five states where state law says people experiencing a mental health crisis can be held in a correctional facility.

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Common Dreams | M Mozart

All the big companies — technology, pharmaceutical, oil, chemical, agriculture, finance — owe their great profit-making success not so much to individual, self-made, “start with nothing” innovation and entrepreneurship; but rather to the taxpayer-funded research and development that built the foundations for these industries while the middle class trusted in the American work ethic. Now the middle-income jobs are going away, leaving underpaid service-oriented jobs. The tax money withheld by the big corporations is desperately needed to restore living-wage opportunities to millions of workers. But these companies refuse to pay for all the benefits they’ve happily taken over the years.

Posted in News on 10/04/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Moyers & Company

As people in Puerto Rico are dying and President Trump lashes out at San Juan’s mayor, Bill talks with social anthropologist Yarimar Bonilla (above) about the challenges Puerto Ricans face in the wake of the storm

Posted in News on 10/04/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Guardian | M Kemp/Corbis/Getty

‘In 40 years I’ve never seen the headline “Social worker does good job”.’

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The Guardian | H Vivas/Getty

Offerings for the dead at the Colonia Obrera factory. Who died and who survived the collapse remains unknown.

Posted in News on 10/03/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | J Cen

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SocialistWorker

Over the last two decades, Puerto Rico’s economy has been systematically degraded while Wall Street and European capital loaded up its public sector with more than $70 billion of unpayable debt. As a result, the basic infrastructure of the island–its health care, water and power systems–were already in the grips of a desperate crisis before the hurricanes hit. For ordinary Puerto Ricans, life under successive austerity regimes had become increasingly intolerable–and it will only become more so now.

Posted in News on 10/03/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Selma Times-Journal | A Nettles/University of Alabama

Selma native Joyce O’Neal was inducted into the Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame last Friday. O’Neal, who retired in 2009, spent 35 years with the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

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