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Cabinet member for children’s services, Angela Macpherson (above) said, “We are facing a shortage of qualified and experienced social workers nationally. This is often more acute in higher cost areas like Buckinghamshire. To help address the issue, we are moving forward with a range of initiatives to recruit and retain social workers.

Posted in News on 09/16/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

Article Lead - wide60874159108r1l1410154392881.jpg-620x349Sydney morning Herald | A Zakeli

Difficult times: Wendy is one of a growing number of older single women living in poverty.

Posted in News on 09/16/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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A Job Centre, back when it was a new concept. Selected job seekers will be obliged to visit their Job Centre five days a week and spend 35 hours looking for work.

Posted in News on 09/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

628x471 (1)SFGate | B Ward

Psychiatric social worker Jason Albertson talks with a homeless woman about getting help Thursday September 11, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif. The Homeless Outreach Team is being cut back by the health department as it shifts from offering housing, of which there is little available right now, to offering medical care on the streets. Veteran psychiatric social worker Jason Albertson is beginning to get the word out to his homeless clients.

Posted in News on 09/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Students demand the reinstatement of Steven Salaita and an end to UIUC’s violations of free speech.

Posted in News on 09/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Social workers in Liverpool have called for city chief executive Ged Fitzgerald (above) to resign or be sacked over his handling of the child sex abuse scandal while in charge at Rotherham council.

Posted in News on 09/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

nk4qmv4k-1410175489The Conversation | G Perry/failing_angel

Who decides who is mad? The Vanity of Small Differences

Posted in News on 09/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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On remote Deer Isle, Maine, the movement for a more just and democratic economy won a major victory this summer.

Posted in News on 09/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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People take shelter in the basement of their house after hearing shelling on September 13, 2014. Tatyana Kogalovoshkina, a 52-year-old social worker, said she cannot leave the area because she has elderly parents, so has been sleeping with other residents in her building’s basement for more than a month

Posted in News on 09/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Health workers entering a high-risk area in a hospital

Posted in News on 09/14/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Janay and Ray Rice address a news conference at the Ravens training center on May 23 in Owings Mills, Maryland.

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Caitlin Ryan has helped document a correlation between family rejection of gay children and behaviors like drug abuse.

Posted in News on 09/14/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Segun Oyeyiola took a Volkswagen Beetle and turned it into a fully renewable off-road vehicle. He’s not going to stop working on it until it becomes the future of driving in Nigeria.

Posted in News on 09/14/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

Eddie - running - Serpentine .jpgMetro | MailONLINE

The retired social worker said: ‘My grandchildren call me Mad Granny. But I hope I am inspiring to them by showing them that you can keep exercising as you get older.’

Posted in News on 09/14/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

Notes on a flip-chart during training sessionGuardian | T Jenkins

Cafcass provides the same learning and development opportunities to its agency staff as to its permanent staff.

Posted in News on 09/13/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

cff22222222The Record | C Sanders

California Foster Families, Inc., a small, 12-year-old placement bureau that recently moved downtown into an office adjacent to the Bob Hope Theatre, is one of five licensed agencies in San Joaquin County.

Posted in News on 09/13/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Christine Hamby (left) and Toni Hail, both of Tahlequah, are presenting their research for the Fall 2014 Oklahoma Academic Advising Association Conference in connection with their RIS4Thursday group, a campus organization of former foster youth.

Posted in News on 09/13/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R)

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A demonstrator struggles with Spanish policeGuardian | S Perez/Reuters

A protester struggles with police outside parliament in Madrid in 2012. Amnesty International has expressed concern at the purchase of riot gear.

Posted in News on 09/13/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 09/12/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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POLICY LAUNCH: John Minto, right, makes a point alongside Hone Harawira in Otahuhu.

Posted in News on 09/12/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Timothy Ray Jones Jr.

Posted in News on 09/12/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Prof. Betty Baer a primary architect of UW-Green Bay’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Social Work — and a respected and influential state and national leader in both curriculum and practice — has passed away.

Posted in News on 09/12/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Descriptive map of London poverty 1899

Posted in News on 09/12/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 09/12/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Photographer Matt Black has been focusing his lens unflinchingly on poverty in the Americas since the 1990s.

Posted in News on 09/12/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 09/11/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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The former Elm Guest House near Barnes, south-west London, where boys in care were allegedly groomed for sex

Posted in News on 09/11/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Maria Stratulis is England manager of the British Association of Social Workers

Posted in News on 09/10/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 09/10/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

ows_140943346166009StarTribune | J Wheeler

A photograph of Eric Dean taken by his day care provider, Mindy DeGeer, was presented by the prosecution as evidence during the May 2014 trial of Amanda Peltier in the death of her stepson, Eric Dean.

Posted in News on 09/10/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

imagepl99999Irish Times | B Fitzsimmons

Philomena Lee’s courage in speaking out about her experiences when she was forced to give up her son for adoption can serve as an example to many Irishwomen of her age who had similar experiences, according to a adoption social worker.

Posted in News on 09/10/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Demonstrators protesting Michael Brown’s murder in Ferguson, Missouri. The drama in Ferguson owed much to the success of security theater over the last fifteen years. We started with the 1990s intensification of the War on Drugs, making enemy combatants of entire neighborhoods and acclimating us to the necessity of shock troops clearing streets of people convicted on sight for the act of standing still. Later, we vastly overreacted to the 1999 Seattle WTO protests and the greater paranoia of the Global War on Terror, in the process becoming too quickly accustomed to a total imposition of police power as a necessary response, even at the expense of containing public protest.

Posted in News on 09/10/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Social worker Michelle Sherlock in Edinburgh’s Muirhouse area.

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Thousands of supporters rally at the Capitol grounds in Landsing, Michigan, December 11, 2012.

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Teenage patients are treated on the third floor of the Tyler Building on the Brattleboro Retreat campus.

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Humphry Osmond (above) was one of a small group of psychiatrists who pioneered the use of LSD as a treatment for alcoholism and various mental disorders in the early 1950s. He coined the term psychedelic, meaning ‘mind manifesting’ and although his research into the therapeutic potential of LSD produced promising initial results, it was halted during the 1960s for social and political reasons.

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Anti-austerity rally, Dublin, 2010Guardian | P Morrison/AP

An anti-austerity rally in Dublin in 2010. However, the Irish response to austerity has been muted.

Posted in News on 09/08/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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The photographer Wallace Kirkland was a late bloomer who started his career as a social worker at the Hull House settlement in Chicago. The Richard J. Daley Library is located at 801 S. Morgan Street. That’s on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Wallace Kirkland photography archives are open to the public.

Posted in News on 09/08/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

o-SHOBI-570Huffington Post | Shobi’s Table

Kelly received two degrees concurrently — a Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary and her Masters of Social Work from the University of St Thomas and College of St Catherine.

Posted in News on 09/08/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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-nas-dcsescape-609.jpg20140904The Tennesean | J Lee br>
Two days after most of the juveniles who escaped from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Nashville had been returned to the center, law enforcement officials were called upon to quell a riot in the facility’s courtyard.

Posted in News on 09/08/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

katzNY Times | University of Pennsylvania

Professor Katz saw the predominant thinking in the Reagan and Clinton administrations as updated versions of the micro view. In the work requirements and eligibility restrictions imposed on welfare recipients in those years, he saw traces of 18th-century notions that divided the poor into two classes: the “deserving” poor (disabled war veterans, widows with children and others with Anglo-Saxon forebears) and the “undeserving” (everyone else).

Posted in News on 09/08/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

wong_seiu_security_guards_850_593In These Times | J Wong

Union supporters stage a sit-in at a San Francisco Apple store to demand fair treatment for the ‘invisible’ security guards indirectly employed by the tech giant.

Posted in News on 09/08/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

53h8vrmc-1408114657The Conversation | Johan.V./Flickr, CC BY

You won’t believe dramatic new portrayal of Silk Road… but you should.

Posted in News on 09/07/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

Gitterman140828d102UConn | P Morenus

Dr. Alex Gitterman, Professor of Social Work, meets with graduate students at the School of Social Work. UConn Today recently spoke with Gitterman about his advocacy for “evidence-guided” social work practice, in which research, theory, and accumulated practice wisdom receive equal weight and respect.

Posted in News on 09/07/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Drs. Geri Crawley-Woods, left, a social-work professor at Shepherd University, and Doug Horner, director of Shepherd’s social-work program, have been faculty members there since 1976. The university will host a reception Oct. 3 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the school’s social-work program.

Posted in News on 09/07/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Southern Mechanical, a Nashville, Tenn. based heating and air conditioning firm, installed dozens of units at this private apartment complex near Bier Creek in Raleigh. Southern Mechanical is one of hundreds of companies who improperly treat workers as independent contractors.

Posted in News on 09/07/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

SCCZEN_060914HOSDSMARCH10_620x310New Zealand Herald | D Sherring

A “poverty of benevolence within the corridors of power” was denounced today as crowds marched to raise awareness of child poverty in New Zealand.

Posted in News on 09/07/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

irministr333Irish Times | E Luke

Minister for Children James Reilly has been urged to address the lack of social workers in the State.

Posted in News on 09/07/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Kimberley Hainey’s conviction for murdering Declan was quashed

Posted in News on 09/06/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

imageiekdsIrish Times

Pressure on services appears to be growing and earlier this week Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan expressed concern that “safe social work” was not possible in parts of the country.

Posted in News on 09/06/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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1022718350The Scotsmans | PA

The rubbish-strewn flat where Declans body was found.

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city-hall-lede-800Penobscot Bay Pilot

Kassie Merrill, a social worker, said her decision to run for City Council was was motivated by the same thing that prompted her to move here from Winterport several years ago: a belief in “what Belfast is, and what it has been and could be.”

Posted in News on 09/06/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

0,,17892397_401,00Deutsche Welle | N Conrad

Girls are normally taken out of school after they get married

Posted in News on 09/06/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

06_14_Honor_Walk_36_LRGBayAeraReporter | R gerharter

Daniel Bergerac, left, president of Castro Merchants, joins Richard Magary and Tim Denike by the plaque honoring Alan Turing during dedication ceremonies of the Rainbow Honor Walk September 2.

Posted in News on 09/05/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

9809773The Province | D Healy/Regina Leader-Post

The pending seven-year anniversary of the murder-suicide of a Victoria-area father who killed his six-year-old son, his wife and her parents before taking his own life will provide a reality check for anti-violence groups pushing to increase safety for women and children in British Columbia. The Ending Violence Association of B.C. and Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, above, B.C.’s representative for children and youth, are expected to reveal on Wednesday an overview of changes they’ve been waiting for to protect families from domestic violence.

Posted in News on 09/05/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Ken-Schatz-Dave-YacovoneVTDigger | L Krantz

Ken Schatz (at podium) addresses the media after being named commissioner of the Department for Children and Families by Gov. Peter Shumlin (right). Schatz replaces former Commissioner Dave Yacovone (left).

Posted in News on 09/05/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

2014_902_labor_fwtruthout | BC Lorio

Labor Day Parade in Newark, New Jersey. In the era from the 1940s through the ’70s, “the rabble” gained a lot of power in the US, both economically and politically. They formed unions and led protests, and made life absolutely miserable for conservatives. This strong working class and its support for Democrats like FDR led to Ronald Reagan leading the charge in the 1980s to take the working class down a notch. Now, that 34-year-old conservative campaign to destroy the American working class, and strip it of its wealth and power is bearing fruit – and claiming lives.

Posted in News on 09/05/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Central New York Psychiatric Center

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In the haze of incomplete data, scientists are divided over the risks and benefits of electronic cigarettes.

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2014_0901lab_truthout | K Taylor/NY Times

Employees and supporters rally during the workday in the parking lot of Market Basket headquarters in Tewksbury, Mass.

Posted in News on 09/04/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

02-eric-cantor.w529.h352NY Magazine | D Angerer/Getty Images

“”Wall Street is after what it’s always buying in Washington: access, influence, and unfair advantage. And Cantor is a big catch for anybody who wants access. Look, if you’re in congressional leadership for X number of years, you know plenty that’s worth a lot of money. If you’re the majority leader, who’s in charge of the agenda and vote counting? One of your jobs is to make sure you’re doling out favors to people. There are dozens and dozens of House members indebted to Eric Cantor for the things he’s done for them. You’re worth a lot.”

Posted in News on 09/04/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

demtechBBC

Dementia is not a natural part of ageing. It is an umbrella term for the symptoms of around 100 different brain diseases, that cause problems with memory, language skills, mental agility, understanding and judgement. Alzheimer’s is the most common, accounting for nearly two-thirds of cases.

Posted in News on 09/03/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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FDR. The Roosevelt administration started the first pilot food stamp program in 1939 to integrate businesses in getting food to the hungry.

Posted in News on 09/03/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Members of the armed offenders squad are involved in the hunt for a man who shot dead two people at the Ashburton Work and Income office (WINZ) on Monday.

Posted in News on 09/03/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

2014_0901ff_truthout | J Rodriguez

As fast-food workers demand a fair share of the profits they create, the industry, its supporters and assorted critics of the movement have responded by lobbing red herrings, from the contention that workers should find new work if they don’t like their current working conditions to the threat that “robots will replace you.”

Posted in News on 09/03/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

6563902327_80f08226a2_zNew Statesman | L Haywood/Flickr

Tight budgets mean mental healthcare isn’t a possibility for millions in Britain. Strangulation of funds has seen the NHS Mental Health Trusts lose £253m, 2.3 per cent of their funding.

Posted in News on 09/03/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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eloganIrish Times

Outgoing Ombudsman Emily Logan (above). In an investigation into the social work service in North Lee in Cork, she found safe social work practice was not possible in due to the size of caseloads facing individual social workers.

Posted in News on 09/03/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

supremecourt1_fb_mediumNY Times | wdet.org

Some of the factual assertions in recent amicus briefs would not pass muster in a high school research paper. But that has not stopped the Supreme Court from relying on them. Recent opinions have cited “facts” from amicus briefs that were backed up by blog posts, emails or nothing at all.

Posted in News on 09/02/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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In 2010, billionaire Rupert Murdoch declared for-profit K-12 education ‘a $500 billion sector in the U.S. alone that is waiting desperately to be transformed.’

Posted in News on 09/02/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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A relative of Mike Brown arrives at the funeral

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The number of children at significant risk of exploitation in the city has more than doubled, new figures show.

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ABUSE-1-master675NY Times | T Jamieson

Lucy, now 25, was groomed to be a rape victim starting when she was 12. The attacks, by individuals and groups of men in Rotherham, England, often happened outdoors, including an alley, and near the city’s war memorial. Credit

Posted in News on 09/02/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Academics at large do not entirely lack courage nor a training in critical opposition. But ours is a docile polity and those same academics prove mostly incapable of concerted self-organisation. Large numbers are only too ready to turn away when faced by the serpent and its dreadful, tedious offspring on the management teams, and bend their heads back to their research, sticking their fingers in their ears when the distant bugles sound the danger signal.

Posted in News on 09/02/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Screening over 20 000 patients, the authors were able to estimate the prevalence of major depression among oncology outpatients. The majority of people identified with depression were not receiving any form of treatment.

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2014_33ludditesNew Statesman | Ikon Images

Crushed by the wheels of industry: critics increasingly see new tech as one of the free market’s most dangerous tools of oppression.

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segal_Autonomia---by-Ian-G.web_850_592In These Times | IG Cozzens

Ian G. Cozzen’s installation spells out ‘Autonomía,’ but only when viewed from one corner of the historic Slater Mill.

Posted in News on 09/01/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Sally Field in “Norma Rae”

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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 ________________ ?

Posted in News on 09/01/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Chief probation officer Mack Jenkins (third from left) supervises SDSU social work interns at the San Diego County Probation Department.

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