An unidentified Holocaust survivor sits holding his cane in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial complex in Jerusalem.
Within four years 800,000 people in the UK may need care, and 20,000 will have no family to help, says the IPPR.
A sign from the Active Minds student organization at the University of Iowa tries to break down the stigma associated with mental illness. The group placed 1,100 backpacks on the Pentacrest on Tuesday to represent the number of students nationwide who commit suicide. Active Minds hoped to increase awareness of existing programs in Iowa City to help with mental illness, as well as break down the stigma that often comes with mental illness.
Protestors held signs in front of the Department of Children and Families offices in Lowell.
“Things are pretty flat,” said Kathy Washburn, 59, of Mount Vernon, Iowa, who earns $33,000 at an Ace Hardware store, where she has worked for 23 years. “You have mostly lower level and high and not a lot in between. People need to start in between to work their way up.”
San Jose mayor Janet Gray Hayes photographed in the old City Hall, circa 1979. Hayes, the first woman to be elected mayor of San Jose, served two terms between 1975 and 1983. She worked as a psychiatric social worker for the Adult and Child Guidance Center in San Jose.
As an ideology, it construes profit making as the essence of democracy, consuming as the only operable form of citizenship, and upholds the irrational belief that the market cannot only solve all problems but serve as a model for structuring all social relations. It is steeped in the language of self-help, individual responsibility and is purposely blind to inequalities in power, wealth and income and how they bear down on the fate of individuals and groups. As such, it supports a theater of cruelty that is scornful of any notion of compassion and concern for others. As a mode of governance, it produces identities, subjects, and ways of life driven by a survival of the fittest ethic, grounded in the idea of the free, possessive individual, and committed to the right of ruling groups and institutions to accrue wealth removed from matters of ethics and social costs.
The pathology report is in, folks. At long last, we have irrefutable proof that the one indispensable nation has been subsumed by a bona fide oligarchy, leading to regressive tax policies, cuts in social programs, and capture of the mass media by corporate interests. Benjamin Page, the Northwestern University academic who proved one year ago that the ultra-rich have an outsized influence on policy, has just published a new paper with a Princeton colleague that makes the death of democracy official.
‘Boundaries are blurring so it is hard to believe we are not in an episode of ‘Love/Hate’’
Now is the perfect time for council partners, such as CAB, to be allowed help improve the effectiveness of Local Welfare Provision.
Fifty years after the war on poverty began, its anniversary is being observed with academic conferences and ideological sparring — often focused, explicitly or implicitly, on the “culture” of poor urban residents. Almost forgotten is how many ways poverty plays out in America, and how much long-term poverty is a rural problem.
Mallory Pline, 24, will graduate in May from Wayne State University with a master’s degree in social work and about $88,000 in student loans.
SUNO has a Millie McClelland Charles Endowed Chair of Social Work, and the Legislature passed a special resolution to name SUNO’s School of Social Work building after her, making an exception to a state law requiring that a person be dead for five years before becoming a building’s namesake.
Sister Kim took her final vows in her late 20s and pursued studies in social work, earning a bachelor’s degree from Marywood and a master’s degree and doctorate from Catholic University of America.
We walk a thinning line between diagnosing illness and teaching our youth to view any emotional upset as pathological. We need a greater focus on building resilience in emerging adults.
Eric Clayton, kneeling, with volunteer Brian Slack on their allotment at Garforth, Leeds.
USS Missouri Battleship at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. So far, the U.S. military has spent $240 million developing the railgun over a period of 10 years. . . . These weapons we tout aren’t futuristic; they announce our lack of a future. But everywhere around us, we can spot people who are volunteering to live simply so that others can simply live. And that choice is, in reality, open to each of us.
On February 24, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a law allowing for life sentences for homosexuals. Michael Kawuba is one of the many in the country who supports the measure. He spends much of his free time preaching against what he sees as the evils of homosexuality.
Five giants bar the road to progress: want, ignorance, idleness, disease and squalor. So said William Beveridge (above) in the report commissioned by the wartime coalition published in 1942 that shaped the politics of postwar Britain, most especially the Attlee administration of 1945-51 but also the Conservative governments that followed.
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Stung by a 16% spike in killings in 2012 that led Moody’s, the ratings agency, to downgrade the city’s debt due to its “unrelenting public safety demands”, Emanuel promised a tough response. Amid spending cuts, the former White House chief of staff to Barack Obama has ploughed tens of millions more taxpayer dollars into policing. Sure enough, in January he proudly announced that 2013 had seen the city’s fewest homicides since 1965 and lowest crime rate since 1
Viola Desmond (right) with her little sister Wanda Davis (now Robson), circa 1944. Desmond’s story of being arrested after refusing to leave a whites-only seat at a segregated New Glasgow movie theatre is part of the Nova Scotia content at the Canadian Museum for Human RIghts, to open this year.
Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday that the federal government will penalize the state $7 million because its welfare cash assistance program doesn’t meet federal work-participation standards
Newington College: Spent $78 million on capital works between 2009 and 2012, more than any other school in NSW.
Helen Proctor, a senior lecturer in the faculty of education and social work at the University of Sydney, said elite private schools were engaged in an ”arms race” for the most impressive theatres, aquatic centres and sport stadiums.
What I’d like to know is: First, why are our police becoming increasingly militarized? Second, how did they get this military hardware? Third, by what constitutional authority were we placed under house arrest for 18 hours?
The Koch’s are attempting to win the Senate back for the Republicans by airing a barrage of targeted television through their Freedom Partners fundraising network. Americans for Prosperity, one of those groups backed by Freedom Partners has been far outspending the top Democratic super PACs in nearly all of the Senate races the GOP is targeting this year. It has aired more than 18,000 broadcast TV commercials those states.
All five women are third-year students at the Institute of Technology in Sligo, working on their applied social care certification and needing 400 hours of hands-on clinical work they had pledged to St. Christopher’s Inc. in New York.
Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare director Arlene Happach speaks while lawyer Eric Thompson of Children’s Rights Inc. listens Friday during a meeting at the bureau. Although the caseworker statistics were “a red flag,” Thompson said, children’s safety improved.
There is something slightly creepy about the bourgeois cybertopia of Start-up City, all hi-tech doodahs and rustic jumpers. . . . It’s all a little bit Pleasantville – if you ignore the vagrants, addicts and angry activists. That’s the sort of ignoring that takes practice. “In downtown SF the degenerates gather like hyenas, spit, urinate, taunt you, sell drugs, get rowdy, they act like they own the centre of the city,” wrote Greg Gopman, a former start-up CEO, on his Facebook wall last December. “There is nothing positive gained from having them so close to us.”
Dr. Shulman who joined the UB Social Work faculty in 1997, has been a social work practitioner educator for more than 40 years. He has done extensive research on the core helping skills in social work practice, supervision and child welfare.
While segregation as it is practiced today may be different than it was 60 years ago, it is no less pernicious: in Tuscaloosa and elsewhere, it involves the removal and isolation of poor black and Latino students, in particular, from everyone else. In Tuscaloosa today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened.
The Department of Social Protection received 171 complaints about named officers in 2013, up from just 27 in 2010.
Volunteers sort through donations of food at the headquarters of the Trussell Trust in Salisbury.
The recently created BrainSpan Atlas of the Developing Human Brain incorporates gene activity or expression (right) along with anatomical reference atlases (left) and neuroimaging data (not shown) of the mid-gestational human brain. In this figure, the location and expression level of the gene TGIF1 is shown of a brain from 21 weeks post-conception. Knowledge of where and when particular genes are expressed will facilitate research surrounding human brain development and disease.
The Chicago Teachers Union went on strike in September of 2012, protesting layoffs and cuts in funding. Yet a series of recent revelations show that Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues to place corporate interests above residents’ basic needs.
Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux announced an extra $2 million in funding Tuesday in a bid to improve B.C. adoption rates.
Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to “register” with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Israeli media.
Social workers and investigators with the Department of Children and Families walk a picket line outside the department’s New Bedford office on North Front Street in New Bedford
Nic Haughton, manager of Yorkshire and Humber Adoption Consortium, with adoption social workers, from left, Dawn White, Kirsty Edwards and Susanne Hayes, at the Being Family roadshow.
The chairperson of the Irish Association of Social Workers Ineke Durville has expressed concern that new child abuse laws will not be effective due to lack of resources.
Under the regime of neoliberalism, especially in the United States, war has become an extension of politics as almost all aspects of society have been transformed into a combat zone. Americans now live in a society in which almost everyone is spied on, considered a potential terrorist, and subject to a mode of state and corporate lawlessness in which the arrogance of power knows no limits.
On Tuesday, April 4, India’s highest court said the South Asian nation’s transgender community would from now on be treated as a third gender, which is neither male nor female. The ruling has paved the way for equal rights for India’s three-million-strong transgender community.
Taxpayers are paying billions of dollars for a swindle pulled off by the world’s biggest banks, using a form of derivative called interest-rate swaps; and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has now joined a chorus of litigants suing over it.
Complaints about dangerous disciplinary practices involving shock weapons are cropping up all over the country. . . . The Taser, the most popular of these weapons, uses a powerful electrical charge to create intense spasms that drive the suspect to the ground.
Social workers and police authorities agree the number of Roma have surged in the 6th arrondissement lately, but only because police have chased them out of neighboring areas like the 11th arrondissement.
The type of transformation happening in Vidigal is known as gentrification: wealthier residents replacing poorer ones in an urban community. It is an old phenomenon that has also been observed in cities like Berlin, New York and London. But apart from the resulting high prices, Da Silva is also worried about his district “losing its identity.”
“Our philosophy is that as a social worker you are here for the child and the family – you are not here for the convenience of the council.”
Palmerston North social work student and former beneficiary Rebecca Battersby says an increase in the amount of abuse towards Work and Income staff can be partly explained by how hard it is to get a benefit now.
Cllr Gordon Gillick. Two examples of Cllr Gillick’s actions were cited – the first during a discussion about the role of social workers in respects of representing the interests of looked after children.
It’s a stark room, and small, but it’s a private space for V, who would otherwise be homeless — and it should be enough to get him back on his feet. “Sometimes all they need is a temporary roof and a bit of a helping hand,” says France Desjardins, who heads the Maison du Père shelter, where 31 of these transition rooms are opening.
With unprecedented access to the NHS and Social Services’ older adults care teams in Birmingham, Protecting Our Parents follows cases over a year from the perspective of the professionals, families and the elderly.
Last spring, a student, Craig Thompson, conducted a survey for an economics course, and his findings shook the campus. Of 377 student respondents, 35 percent admitted to violating the honor code at least once in the 2012-13 academic year.
Rahm Emanuel. According to a report by the taxpayer watchdog group Good Jobs First, the supposedly budget-strapped Windy City — which for years has not made its full pension payments — has mountains of cash sitting in a slush fund controlled by its poverty-pleading mayor. Indeed, as the report documents, the slush fund now receives more diverted property taxes each year than it would cost to adequately finance Chicago’s pension funds.
There are many possible explanations for why my 5-year-old daughter has yet again asked if she can change her name to Sam. Sam can also be a girl’s name, I explain hopefully. No, she clarifies, sighing at the dullard she has been given for a mother. She wants to be Sam the boy’s name.
A six-year-old herds cows for his father in Ghana. The family’s economic circumstances make it unlikely he’ll ever go to school.
At the Stroke Survivors conference at Croke Park yesterday were Martin Quinn, Tipperary, Sinéad Hamill, Dublin, and David Bowe, Portlaoise.
We wouldn’t know that James Boyd was turning away from three Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officers when they decided to fatally shoot him March 16 in the Sandia foothills just outside Albuquerque, New Mexico, if it wasn’t for the body-worn cameras embedded in the officers’ helmets that captured the gruesome events. But the presence of the officers’ helmet cameras certainly didn’t prevent the officers from taking Boyd’s life, even though the officers were reportedly carrying nonlethal Tasers in addition to their guns.
Jennifer Lawrence, a social worker at Boston Medical Center, says the emphasis on “Boston Strong” had had some unhappy consequences. “A lot of it is portraying that people are so resilient and so strong. While that is absolutely true, we are neglecting that people still have hard days,” she said.
As the British establishment posthumously patronises those it went all out to destroy, it’s worth remembering Tony Benn’s own description of the way ruling elites treat those who lead movements for change: ‘It’s the same each time. First they ignore you, then they say you’re mad, then dangerous, then there’s a pause and then you can’t find anyone who disagrees with you.’
During the cold of last November, an initiative in Paris gave smartphones to a group of homeless men and asked them to tweet about their lives.
Christi Griffin, author of Incarcerations in Black: The Subjugation of Black America and the founder of The Ethics Project
School 12 social worker Erica Vera, right, listens to student during a group meeting.
Michael Corbat (left), CEO of Citigroup, for example, didn’t just grab a 15 percent increase in bonus pay, but nearly three times that. His total haul was $16 million. Then there’s Jamie Dimon (right), boss of JPMorgan Chase. He had a really terrible year in 2013, forcing his shareholders to shell out some $22 billion in penalties for tallying up a long list of illegalities. But that didn’t stop Jamie from taking a 74 percent hike in bonus money this year — he pulled in a cool $18.5 million.
A senior male with the Jewish fundamentalist group, Lev Tahor, walks with a small group of children near their motel in Chatham, Ont., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.
University at Buffalo: School of Social Work’s Dr. Louanne Bakk said “[g]iven the increase in the older adult population, it’s critical social workers are knowledgeable and have an understanding of these people’s needs and the issues surrounding their ability to remain independent within the community.”
Dr. Roni Strier, University of Haifa School of Social Work
Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald opened the Pavee Point conference on Roma children’s rights in Dublin
Dr. Roe-Sepowitz is an Associate Professor at ASU’s School of Social Work in the Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research and an expert on exploited children and adults, prostitution and the sex industry.
An associate professor in the School of Social Work, Holleran Steiker is a nationally recognized expert on substance abuse and the prevention and treatment of drug and alcohol addiction in youth. She’s also the winner of a long litany of teaching awards—but none with a presentation quite like this.
Graduate students in the UC Berkeley School of Education picket on the first day of a system-wide strike on April 2.
Volunteer Evelyn Burns-Weinrib, who has lived with depression, and Dr. Robert Madan, who spearheaded a website for seniors living with depression, pose for a photograph at Baycrest in Toronto.
Occupiers stuck with the rulebook and used their energies to create hosts of community organizations.
Little is known about the government’s welfare system review announced by Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews (pictured).
Native Silence tells the story of two Native American grandmothers who were ripped from their families as children.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly visits the Outdoor Sportsman store in Stockton. Donnelly said Tuesday that he would abolish the state’s Child Protective Services system and start over “from the ground up,” saying social workers often remove children from their homes without sufficient reason.
David Behan, chief executive of the Care Quality Commission: ‘We’re going to be changing the way we inspect at probably the most challenging time for services’
Professor emeritus Emanuel Gale has taught for 47 years and despite his age, he continues to teach with the same passion.
In Gov. Perry’s (above) Texas, within two hours of the Shelby decision, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott announced that the state’s voter identification law—which had previously been blocked by a federal court—would be immediately implemented.
As leading education writer and New York University Professor Diane Ravitch wrote in the New York Review of Books: “[Moskowitz] had asked for eight new schools—more than any other single applicant—and de Blasio gave her five. Most school leaders would be thrilled to win five new schools. But Eva cried foul and publicly accused the mayor of “evicting” her students. This was despite the fact that two of the three rejected schools did not exist, so no students were affected. The third was Moskowitz’s request to expand her elementary school that was already co-located with P.S. 149 in Harlem; Moskowitz wanted to add a middle school. But adding a middle school meant kicking out students with disabilities in P.S. 149, which de Blasio refused to do. To fund her crusade, Moskowitz tapped her “friends on Wall Street and the far-right Walton Family Foundation who paid out nearly $5 million for television ads attacking Mayor de Blasio,” Ravitch continues.”