Investment in retention of social workers is essential said the British Association of Social Workers
Osborne has pulled off the classic conjurer’s trick, distracting attention from the 6.7% real terms cut in local authority budgets.
The study found that those who were most open to considering children with special needs had been formally seeking to adopt for some time and had completed government-required SAFE assessments and training.
To prevent that happening, members of the Social Workers’ General Union are seeking to win all eight elected seats on the Social Workers Registration Board. Boasting the largest membership in the sector, the union represents about 1,000 of the city’s 20,000 social workers (you may run into paywall here depending on how often your read SCMP)
“Social workers are often … characterized as being focused on helping solve individual problems … but we’re also involved in changing the social conditions and … problems of poverty and inequality and racism and exploitation,” Gates said.
University of Calgary: Edmonton Social Work Professors Julie Drolet, left, with colleagues Rick Enna, Linda Kreitzer and Janki Shanka, all experts on immigration and refugees working to raise money with the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers to cover housing, food, clothing and transportation for a Syrian family of five for one year in Edmonton.
We are nearing a serious crisis. If the present strained relations between wealth owners and wealth producers continue much longer they will ripen into frightful disaster. This universal discontent must be quickly interpreted and its causes removed. It is the country’s imperative Call to Action, and cannot be longer disregarded with impunity (1892).
Mary Boyd, director of the MacKillop Centre for Social Justice, wants to know why child poverty rates in P.E.I. are on the rise.
In the Spending Review on 25 November, George Osborne again spoke of the hard choices he faces. Yet, to a large extent, these difficulties are increasingly self-inflicted, the result less of the financial crash seven years ago than the targets the Chancellor has set himself. The aim of achieving a Budget surplus by the 2020 general election is a political choice, not an economic necessity.
Elderly women playing mahjong at a nursing home in Beijing. Some 15.5 per cent of the population was aged above 60 last year.
An ID card for an infant held at GEO’s Karnes detention center for immigrant women and children. “Most of these children are fleeing violence, so they don’t come from a so-called normal background,” Dr. Luis Zayas told the Houston Press. “But by putting them in these places, we’re truncating their possibility of living as normal of a life as they could.”
While glossing over the very real consequences of colonialism, the mythical version of Thanksgiving creates a fairytale of land theft, betrayal, brutality, and genocide, virtually functioning to erase the very real and traumatic experiences of entire indigenous nations. This phenomena of whitewashing and outright erasure of indigenous history, in many instances, is not only inhumane and oppressive to the indigenous people, but it is also unfair to all Americans who stand to learn from rich and equally tragic history.
Nickola Ceglia began working at Youngstown State University as a part-time instructor in the Department of Social Work in 1982.
Mothers chatting at the entrance to a tenement building in Dublin, circa 1945.
Marilyn Ali, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, resident assistant, former doo-wop singer, former EE bus driver and current Uber driver, is 65 years old with no plans of slowing down anytime soon. The aspiring social worker wants to study the field’s clinical component so she can reduce problems or eliminate them all together instead of addressing tragedies and psychological issues after they become problematic, Ali said.
Luiz Fuentes, who is accused of killing his three sons in a car in South Los Angeles, appears in court Sept. 16. He’s on suicide watch in L.A. County Jail.
Some unaccompanied minors who don’t qualify for asylum can apply instead for a visa called Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, or SIJS.
People often see Seattle as a progressive city and a leader on gay rights. But some city leaders and local researchers say there’s a segment of the community that is underserved and often forgotten about.
Janet Steed’s mother directs as she hangs photos in her mother’s new apartment at the Country Club of Woodland Hills retirement community last month.
Former White River Junction VA director Deborah Amdur, MSW speaks during the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Colburn Park in Lebanon, N.H., earlier this month. Amdur announced her departure for the Phoenix, Arizona VA on Monday
the richest 1 percent are supersizing their feasts. For example, three families will spend $45,000 – each – for Marie Antoinette-style meals, gold flakes and all, at the Old Homestead Steakhouse in New York City. That’s up by $10,000 from the restaurant’s Thanksgiving fare for eight last year. It’s more, for one meal, than the average American worker earns in a year.
Lawmakers will undoubtedly spin this as a tax cut that will benefit hardworking Americans and improve our economy, but the reality is that this bill mostly helps the wealthy and the well connected. . . . It’s been this way for nearly three decades.
In 2004, 39 babies were discharged from a Delaware hospital after being treated for NAS. Last year, 300 babies received that diagnosis – nearly 3 out of every 100 born here.
An Uber car drives in New York City. The premise is seductive in its simplicity: people have skills, and customers want services. Silicon Valley plays matchmaker, churning out apps that pair workers with work. Now, anyone can rent out an apartment with AirBnB, become a cabbie through Uber, or clean houses using Homejoy. But under the guise of innovation and progress, companies are stripping away worker protections, pushing down wages, and flouting government regulations. At its core, the sharing economy is a scheme to shift risk from companies to workers, discourage labor organizing, and ensure that capitalists can reap huge profits with low fixed costs. There’s nothing innovative or new about this business model. Uber is just capitalism, in its most naked form.
Tania Clarence smothered her three children at home in New Malden
Pictures made by refugee children in the temporary kindergarten at Vienna’s main railway station.
President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to survivors of the Abuja twin bomb blast(above). Social workers under the umbrella of the Nigeria Association of Social Workers have resolved to support President Buhari, State Governors and other stakeholders in the fight against social menaces such as insurgency, kidnapping, terrorism, corruption, armed robbery, human trafficking and examination malpractices among others.
Lewis “Jim” Fogle sits in his Indiana, Pa., apartment. “When I was arrested, for once in my life I had everything I wanted — a job, a heck of a good wife, two children in my life. To me, I had the world at my feet and then all at once — Bam! — it all went away.”
It was Clark Kerr (above), a former chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, who most memorably defined the role of a university administrator: to arrange parking for the staff, sex for the students and sports for the alumni.
Dr. Mason (above), who found himself embroiled in controversy after he accused the council of ‘dishonest practices’ in assessing people’s needs and published a report calling for the council to review a programme of closures of centres for adults with learning disabilities, served in the role for two and a half years.
On November 11th, Judge Johansen ordered that a child be removed from the home of a married lesbian couple, claiming that the child would be better off in the home of a heterosexual couple over the objection of the foster parents, the Utah Division of Child and Family Services and the Guardian Ad Litem Office assigned to represent the child.
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In Britain, it’s skivers v strivers, in the US makers v takers – but behind the rhetoric it’s all about trading public services for private profits.
People write messages with chalk at Republic Square, where makeshift memorials were set up, three days after terrorist attacks in Paris, November 16, 2015.
Jeremy Corbyn has said that he wants to organise a constitutional convention. We should seize the opportunity.
Monty Johnson and Kuei Johnson of Waukesha laugh over a game of bingo at the Memory Cafe at Cranky Al’s
Today’s philanthrocrats share Carnegie’s gospel of wealth. To take back the mantle of justice and equality, the Left must delegitimize private foundations and refute the centrality of charity in solving the world’s most pressing problems.
Kaiser psychiatric social worker Genna Brodsky said patients wait weeks for mental health appointments.
Children participate in a running event that’s part of an awareness campaign to change attitudes and prevent child marriages, in Gondor, Ethiopia
The rage against the country’s political class is unabated.
Wadia, a village in north Gujarat, close to Rajasthan border, is famous for prostitution. Aside from a few exceptions, most of the boys are raised to be pimps, and the majority of girls, some as young as 12 years old, earn a living selling sex.
In the first decade of the 21st century, as the red and white buildings disappeared from the 70 acres of land between Wells St. and the Chicago River, tens of thousands of people were displaced away from the area.
Donna Keddy, the Oregon Department of Human Services’ licensing and regulatory oversight director, testifies before a Senate panel looking at foster-care legislation.
University lecturer and researcher Xanthe Whittaker from London: ‘I get to the end of the month and I can’t get the tube because I can’t afford it.’
Social worker Debbie Reimer stands on the stairs at Province House on Monday. Reimer and others expressed concerns over changes to the Children and Family Services Act.
The political revolution envisioned by Bernie Sanders could restore the social-mindedness the U.S. has largely lost.
Hector Terrero, with his son Ivan, 16, says he usually searches on the Internet for tips about how to discuss sex with his son. The fathers-and-sons program grew out of Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos’s work with more than 3,000 families in the Bronx since 2001. He and another NYU Silver School of Social Work professor, James Jaccard, worked with a scientist at the C.D.C., Patricia Dittus, to create an earlier intervention program, called Families Talking Together.
Maria, who survived a gang rape at Florida State University almost three decades ago, walks across the campus for the first time since that brutal attack. CNN agreed not to use her real name.
A young child, wearing a sweater and a knitted cap, eats a sandwich, next to a tarpaulin serving as a makeshift shelter, beside a railroad track on a rainy day, near the town of Gevgelija, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on the border with Greece.
The Child and Family Agency said it was too early to draw any conclusions as to whether or not anyone was subjected to abuse as a result of the files having lain undetected for a number of years.
DCF is experiencing a shortage of social workers in many regions of the state, especially western Kansas. Statewide, DCF has 375 social workers and 61 social worker vacancies. The agency also has 59 social work supervisors, and six social work supervisor vacancies.
Citing a new discipline guideline, the commission warned party members against making remarks that contradicted the central leadership’s decisions or spreading opinions that contradicted the party’s policies.
A postcard from around the start of the 20th century showing Rue Bichat from the intersection at Rue Alibert in the 10th Arrondissement.
Irish government minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has also called for the creation of safe, supervised heroin injecting centres in Dublin.
The Public Service Association, the union for social workers, filed an equal pay claim today alleging social workers at Child, Youth and Family do not receive equal pay on the basis of gender.
A woman collects garbages from a dump yard near a tannery at Hazaribagh along the polluted Buriganga river in Dhaka, 2014.
The problems can be complicated, and the work for Ruifeng employees can be grueling. “We are like a nerve ending,” said a Ruifeng social worker. “We need to communicate with everyone, to figure out their needs and provide services accordingly.”
The Modesto nonprofit animal rescue Wags and Whiskers held its annual open house Saturday. Two adoptable pups look out as visitors walk by.
Some elderly New Yorkers receive too much income to be eligible for assistance, but not enough to pay for the services they need. Frederick Jones lives two flights up in his Brooklyn walk-up apartment building. The steps are a grueling endurance test for him.
You are at war, you Sarkozys, Hollandes, Valls, Camerons, Netanyahus, Obamas. You are at war, you and your political allies, you and the your friends who own the multinationals. And you have dragged us in as well, without even asking for our opinion.
“The only reason that we are recommending this offer is that we were absolutely convinced that legislation was coming … and a settlement would be imposed on us and it would take away our job security,” she said in an interview. “It has left a sour taste in our mouths. This is not bargaining.”
George Segal’s “Breadline” sculpture, part of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a stark reminder of the desperation that defined the Great Depression—a time which conservatives have apparently forgotten.
Ms Jay (above), previously Chief Social Work Adviser to the Scottish Government, has more than 30 years’ experience of working in local government with, and on behalf of, disadvantaged people and their communities. She led the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham, authoring the resulting report published in August 2014.
Holding a beer in his hand a man walks by an empty lot on 21st Street in Irvington in 2011.Between 21st and 22nd streets were more than 15 abandoned houses in the area.
To their university classmates, they were simply “The Marshalls” — a mom and her two daughters with a reputation for the best study group in the social work program.
The 1,400 Northern California psychologists, therapists and social workers are members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers.
The Canterbury District Health Board must pay the amount to Mary-Anne Beckingsale, who said she was subjected to “16 months of systematic targeting, bullying and undermining”.
In 2011, the final report of the congressionally mandated Commission on Wartime Contracting estimated that somewhere between $31 billion and $60 billion taxpayer dollars had been lost to fraud and waste in the American “reconstruction” of Iraq and Afghanistan.
The campaign to elect Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party has planted the seeds of what could be the largest movement for social change in a generation. Momentum, the grassroots network that emerged out of the campaign, is developing an organising force for that broad, mass movement.
Social worker Dearbhaile O’Hagan at the Women’s Footprint Centre located in Poleglass, Belfast
Students protest for lower tuition at Hunter College in New York on Thursday night, part of nationwide protests against rising college costs and student debt.
Staff training to prevent harassment and assault is crucial at all facilities, and full access to health care is imperative.
Like many from the one-child generation, Liu Jia, 27, is struggling to decide whether to have a second child. “I can’t give my son a sibling, it’s too expensive,” she said.