Stork fetish: our cultures encourage us to believe that the breeding instinct is universal.
UW-Superior students Brooke Hofmeister, Samantha Roark, Samantha Almond, Alison Haider and Spencer Adams listen as Russian students Gleb Kolos, right, and Irina Pelukova explain life in Russia.
Catharyn Andersen (above) said that students enrolled in the Inuit Bachelor of Social Work program will take the Labrador Inuktitut Training Program as part of their degree program.
Most prisons spend a lot of time and effort keeping inmates from escaping. In Japan, the greater challenge is convincing convicts to leave.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the appointment of Douglas Paxton as the new director of the VA Roseburg Healthcare System (VARHS). Paxton has a Master of Social Work from Delaware State University and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Maryland.
Occupy Wall Street targeted rising inequality, as many did in the Progressive Era.
Figure 1: Predicted annual earnings, after controls, by class background, for those in NS-SEC 1 (higher managerial and professional occupations, with 95% confidence intervals)
Poorer boys are especially vulnerable when growing up in close proximity to wealth.
Lord Janner allegedly used his position as an MP and a campaigner for children to abuse young boys at a local children’s home in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
The recent arson attack against a refugee hostel in Tröglitz has made headlines around the world. But a similar attack last December in Vorra, a town near Nuremberg, went largely unnoticed. A former hotel, which had been slated to house asylum seekers, was set ablaze and swastikas were daubed on a nearby building along with the message: “No asylum seekers in Vorra.”
Suicide rates are declining, but we can never be complacent and we must continue to work together.
Some 450 people attended the Social Work Action Network (Swan) conference in Paisley last weekend. Key themes were resisting racism and the international struggle against austerity.
Jean-Benoît Doré, 51, was killed in his apartment on Pigeon Ave. in Montreal North on April 7, 2015. The family knew the alleged killer, had contacted the police about him the night before and had previously tried to get him psychiatric help.
Eric Harris was shot by a 73-year-old reserve deputy who said he thought he was using his stun gun instead of his service weapon when he opened fire.
Homeless man Darren Richards spends time in the Stanley A. Milner Library in Edmonton. The library will keep its three full-time social workers, Reimer said, and staff will continue to be welcoming to all patrons, including those who are marginalized.
Diana Garland is stepping down as Dean of Baylor University’s School of Social Work
Henry Rayhons at the grave of his wife, Donna Lou Rayhons, an Alzheimer’s patient who died last year. Credit
Hillary Clinton speaks about “The Power of Women’s Economic Participation” as part of the re-launch of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University in Washington, Oct. 30, 2014.
Kendra Gottschall, who suffered brain trauma in a car accident, is now making her experience part of her master’s thesis in social work.
“[City Planning] approaches a community to do a zoning study, and many community board people say, okay, let’s do a study. But the blueprint is already laid out; the formula is already clear,” Angotti said. “The City Planning Department has already had a discussion with developers who know the pattern. So they have already moved in and bought land. Property owners have already been alerted to the possibility to an upzoning. So there is a tremendous up-value of the land, and [all these players] can make a killing.”
Put simply, you’re in the ruling class if you’re part of the small minority of the population that owns or control what Marx called “the means of production”–that is, the workplaces and factories, the hospitals, businesses and the machinery or infrastructure needed for production. The other major class under capitalism is the working class. You’re in the working class if you don’t have any control over the means of production and you sell your ability to work in return for some sort of wage.
Many in the community say gentrification is making the area seem younger, harder-partying, and less gay. An explosion in bars and restaurants has changed the neighborhood’s feel and led to more late-night confrontations. Capitol Hill is close to downtown and to South Lake Union, where technology employers that include Amazon and Facebook are adding thousands of workers. As a result, an industry that’s otherwise showering Seattle with jobs and money has become a scapegoat because so many of the neighborhood’s new apartments seem affordable only to software developers making six-figure salaries.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called for social security reform, saying the growth of the program is currently unsustainable. Perhaps if GE, Starbucks, Apple et al. paid their fair share of taxes the problem would be solved.
Dr. Deborah Waldrop has been honored with the prestigious Award of Excellence in Research from the Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network.
The UN agency said the number of child refugees fleeing the Islamists had doubled over the past year, with many ending up in other parts of Nigeria, Niger, Chad or Cameroon, cut off from their families, education and health care.
Standing Tall stars Catherine Deneuve, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier and Rod Paradot, who plays the main character, juvenile delinquent Malony, following his upbringing from childhood to adulthood, as a children’s judge and social worker try to save him.
Garcia also failed to capture the public backlash against privatization. For reasons unknown, he did little to expose the racket Emanuel and private contractors are running. A company gets a contract, then pays a kickback in the form of a campaign contribution. The Chicago Tribune ran a surprisingly hard-hitting expose on this corruption. Earvin “Magic” Johnson got an $80 million custodial contract with Chicago Public Schools, then promptly donated $250,000 to the Emanuel campaign.
California Forensic Medical Group (CFMG) is the brainchild of Dr. Taylor Fithian, president and medical director. According to the company’s website, it has 87 percent of all the private medical contracts with county jails in the state and 92 percent of juvenile facilities.
Danielle Meitiv waits with her son Rafi Meitiv, 10, for Danielle’s daughter, Dvora Meitiv, 6, to be dropped off at the neighborhood school bus stop in Silver Spring earlier this year.
The bill instructs the state’s superintendent of education to “adopt a curriculum developed or recommended by the National Rifle Association or its successor organization” within 30 days of becoming law.
Several council workers in Fife were sacked for accessing confidential social work files surrounding the tragic Mikaeel Kular (inset) case, it has emerged.
Mr Ford, a former social worker, has been Northern Ireland’s justice minister since April 2010 – the first local minister in that role in nearly 40 years.
The Target Logistics facilities near Williston, N.D. accommodate more than 1,000 workers. Grand Forks City Council member Bret Weber, a social work professor at UND and the other half of the North Dakota Man Camp Project team, said he and Caraher often have struggled finding workers to interview while visiting man camps for research because the people who live there are usually either sleeping or working, with little free time.
An evidence photo shows a Chevy Malibu that Cleveland police officers riddled with bullets after a chase that ended in the deaths of an unarmed man and woman. Officer Michael Brelo, who investigators say fired 34 shots at the car and then climbed on the hood and fired 15 more through the windshield, is on trial on two counts of voluntary manslaughter.
Mi’kmaw social worker Corrina Milliea said every situation is different, every family has its own story. She’s a community social worker for the Millbrook First Nation now, but started her career at Mi’kmaw Family & Children’s Services doing child protection.
As I wrote some years ago, calling for cuts to Social Security has long been seen inside the Beltway as a “badge of seriousness, a way of showing how statesmanlike and tough-minded you are.” And it’s only a decade since former President George W. Bush tried to privatize the program, with a lot of centrist support. But true seriousness means looking at what works and what doesn’t. Privatized retirement schemes work very badly; Social Security works very well. And we should build on that success.
For most of the 116,000 individuals who take advantage of the loophole, many of them among the richest people in the world, the annual charge is small change. They enjoy the rights to live in Britain – indeed, they relish our freedoms and benign political system – and to use British public services, without contributing anything by way of taxation in return.
New research published by False Economy shows an increase of more than 500,000 court summons in England, as the poorest households are hit by a £490 million cut in council tax support.
Kane Blacque, a former foster child, reads through copies of his child welfare records. In 2014, Blacque filed a Freedom of Information request with Alberta Human Services to see his entire child welfare record.
Michael Megginson has had 70 physical confrontations with officers in 18 months at Rikers Island.
Thirteen-year-old Liam is the kind of semi-feral, self-destructive trouble magnet who drives his mum and social worker beyond despair. But whereas others might see only a case study, Campbell finds a sweet-hearted, vulnerable, charmingly amusing little boy.
The Liberal Democrat care minister, Norman Lamb, has accused mental health campaigners in his North Norfolk constituency of trolling him on Twitter.
Family members who have loved one’s battling drug addiction say using these negative labels only hurts one’s recovery.
Freetown’s Lumley neighbourhood, normally bustling with activity, is deserted during a three-day “stay-at-home”
Over the summer Angel and Manuel lived together in an empty house near 51st and Throop, an area where vacant homes are common.
She will also share two films that she executive produced: “Storied Streets,” a look at homelessness, and “Waiting for Mamu,” a portrait of social worker and 2012 CNN hero of the year Pushpa Basnet.
Students at a Copenhagen school during a discussion of sex led by a group seeking to raise Denmark’s birth rate.
A UKIP supporter campaigns for Mark Reckless in Rochester, Kent. There were boys in the London school where I was teaching in the early 1970s who couldn’t wait to leave school and start work. They did not welcome the raising of the school-leaving age from 15 to 16 in 1972, and were occasionally given to teasing us teachers for accepting what they thought of as a low-wage, uninteresting job. They were mostly vindicated, as there were real jobs awaiting them. That changed in the 1980s. I had left school-teaching by then, and I often wondered what happened to those lively and over-confident boys when Margaret Thatcher laid waste to manufacturing in this country and broke the trades unions in the process.
Prof. Ray Jones. This is the first of four articles, to be published over the coming weeks, on the state of children’s social work.The reflections will cover social work within and outside local authority children’s social services, but there will be a particular focus on statutory children’s social work as this is now such a challenging and contested arena.
The homelessness case workers, who are members of Unison, argue that they do a job equivalent to caseworkers in other departments who are on a higher pay grade and taking home £5000 a year more.
People march in participation with the Maagdenhuis occupation, March 13, 2015.
The SA coroner has damned child protection authorities over the death of 4 year old Chloe Valentine, who was left in the care of her neglectful and abusive parents despite 20 notifications.
Jessica Durling poses for a photo at Province House on Wednesday. Durling supports an amendment to the Vital Statistics Act which will allow people to change the gender designation on their ID without having to undergo gender reassignment surgery.
“This thing hit me in the gut,” said Ralph Munro, Republican secretary of state in Washington state. He couldn’t believe the rows of brown Army tents at Camp Pendleton, filled with refugees from Vietnam. Social workers from the University of Washington School of Social Work insisted the refugees settle in Seattle’s Rainier Valley, but the state refused, instead choosing to send the refugees all over the state.
The home on Spruce Street in Elmwood Park, N.J., where the authorities say Michael Juskin, 100, murdered his wife, Rosalia, 88, with an ax before taking his own life on Sunday.
Three Tulane School of Social Work graduates are taking an active role in the creation of the trauma response team, in collaboration with the Tulane Institute for Psychosocial Health. From left are Karaline Ziegler (social work class of 2012), Rochelle Gauthier (class of 2011) and Leah Krandel (class of 2011).
Farrier Frank Jackson demonstrates proper horse hoof maintenance. Being from a family of social workers, Morones saw a much greater need for organizations that helped.
A man walking between tents at Australia’s regional processing center on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea
Lateline speaks exclusively to three former Save the Children workers who were based at the Nauru detention centre. They say the Department of Immigration knew about allegations of sexual abuse of children for 17 months but failed to respond adequately.
Miriam Browne, executive director and registrar of the Manitoba College of Social Workers, says the idea behind mandatory registration is to protect the people who are being helped by social workers.
Ted Hughes, seen during hearings in the Phoenix Sinclair inquiry in 2013, says anyone doing social work in Manitoba, regardless of their title, should be registered with the new Manitoba College of Social Workers.
Student Onno Selbach interacts with two nursing home residents at Humanitas in the Netherlands. Selbach helped create an intergenerational program there that offers students rent-free housing.
For more than a century, this collection of images was hardly seen by anyone outside his family, but they are now published as the book Spitalfields Nippers, where they are reunited with the pictures purchased by the Bedford Institute – permitting a full assessment of his achievement for the first time.
Asylum seeker children play in the dirt at the Australian-run immigration detention centre on Nauru.
Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross (above) apparently doesn’t agree everyone working in social work needs the college’s regulation. Her assistant deputy ministers have rescinded a memo that initially told 478 government workers they would have to register with the college as a condition of their jobs. A flip-flop directive, sent a day before the college opened, means only 45 workers are expected to register.
The Chicago Police Department has spent millions on high-tech spying equipment, including cell-phone tracking technology, but is extremely secretive about its use.
In late March, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (above), the populist Democrat from Massachusetts, introduced an amendment to the Senate budget resolution calling for protecting the program’s solvency and expanding Social Security benefits.
A church building on Chicago’s West Side with a banner in support of Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Working-class Chicagoans have been mobilized by Jesus “Chuy” Garcia’s mayoral campaign. Leftists can’t sit this one out.
More than 750 Guatemalans filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. city of Baltimore against Johns Hopkins University, drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb and The Rockefeller Foundation over their alleged roles in experiments that intentionally exposed Guatemalan subjects to sexually transmitted diseases in the 1940s and 1950s.
Receiving aid: A senior citizen walks amid temporary housing in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture. The March 11, 2011, earthquake left many of the region’s poorer residents unable to recover from the disaster.
The progressive alternative Jesús García speaks to a pre-runoff election crowd in a Chicago church.
Anna Holmes cataloged the “hoary ideas of womanhood” on display in her Brooklyn neighborhood, which has “overpriced boutiques filled with one-of-a-kind maternity clothes and hundred-dollar sets of receiving blankets made of ‘all-organic cotton.’ ”
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel campaigned on transparency but has failed to release emails to and from his top donor. Vote for Garcia tomorrow?
According to the Department of Education data, administrative positions at colleges and universities grew by 60 percent between 1993 and 2009, which Bloomberg reported was 10 times the rate of growth of tenured faculty positions.
In 1997, I was sexually assaulted by a fellow student at the University of Virginia. At a closed hearing, the university’s committee on sexual assault found him responsible. His punishment? A letter in his file.
The recent demise of DrugScope – the totemic membership organisation for drug treatment providers – has mostly passed without remark outside of the social care sector. But the news has wider implications, and should provoke pause for thought throughout local government and beyond.
But the Tories dismissed the claims as “desperate stuff” and accused Labour of scaremongering.
The government is effectively undermining the power of Medicare as a single payer and the role of Medicare as a universal provider.