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wisb0000The Conversation | IAEA Seibersdorf Historical Images

The good news is that as long as there are smart, interesting people doing science, there will always be some good science.

Posted in News on 09/30/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

wellfewIn These Times | M Mozart

Despite its good-guy reputation in some quarters and its professed commitment to building trust, however, Wells Fargo was a central player in the lending practices that contributed to the housing crisis of the late 2000s.

Posted in News on 09/30/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Taylor is looking forward to graduating in the spring and beginning his social work career in earnest.

Posted in News on 09/30/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

image-959302-galleryV9-ajhe-959302Spiegel | S Döring

An image of the February 18 bus incident. The refugees unintentionally plunged Clausnitz into a crisis, dividing the village into two camps: those wanting to help the refugees and those wanting to be rid of them.

Posted in News on 09/30/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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year-downtown-eastside-20121225CBC | J Hayward/The Canadian Press

Vancouver City Council voted unanimously to support the work of Youth Matters, a coalition of agencies aimed at helping Indigenous youth in government care and vulnerable families in the Downtown Eastside.

Posted in News on 09/29/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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image-20160927-10594-94jtm2The Conversation | L hurley/PA

‘Named person’ opponents outside Supreme Court ahead of judgment.

Posted in News on 09/29/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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In recent years, corporate profits have reached record highs, and so too has the amount of untaxed profits U.S. corporations have stashed offshore: $2.4 trillion. And it is estimated corporations could owe as much as $700 billion on those profits. Should we jail the CEOs until it is all paid back?

Posted in News on 09/29/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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scmp6666South China Morning Post | KY Cheng

Baptist University social work lecturer Shiu Ka-chun (above) also acknowledged the importance of uniting his sector, which saw an unprecendented five-horse race and infighting among pan-democrats during the Legco elections.

Posted in News on 09/28/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

WatsonAmy16-270x406Columbia Chronicle | UIJACSW

Dr. Amy Watson, a Professor of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said while there are a lot of great changes discussed in the grant, she worries about funding.

Posted in News on 09/28/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

uwindsorWindsor Star | D Melmer

A look inside the University of Windsor’s new School of Social Work in the former Windsor Star building

Posted in News on 09/28/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

migrant_housing_00In These Times

Posted in News on 09/28/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

2805100020_a5feebec8c_o-a_0Socialist Worker

The Census Bureau generalizations about median income dramatically downplay the deep concentrations of poverty that exist across the country.

Posted in News on 09/28/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

3504Guardian

NGO Disability Rights International has campaigned for institutions to be closed for years but despite progress, there are still shocking instances of abuse

Posted in News on 09/28/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

pkws000truthdig | G Broome

Protesters block a highway after Tuesday’s police killing of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C.

Posted in News on 09/28/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

scmp5555South China Morning Post | S Tsang

Outgoing social work lawmaker Peter Cheung Kwok-che, a member of the Community Care Fund and the Commission on Poverty, said it was logical to scrap the one-off allowance because the fund’s original intention was to help those who did not benefit from government protection.

Posted in News on 09/27/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

2016_0922trumptruthout | G Skidmore

“”inverted totalitarianism” … Thus the elements are in place: a weak legislative body, a legal system that is both compliant and repressive, a party system in which one part, whether in opposition or in the majority, is bent upon reconstituting the existing system so as to permanently favor a ruling class of the wealthy, the well-connected and the corporate, while leaving the poorer citizens with a sense of helplessness and political despair, and, at the same time, keeping the middle classes dangling between fear of unemployment and expectations of fantastic rewards once the new economy recovers. That scheme is abetted by a sycophantic and increasingly concentrated media; by the integration of universities with their corporate benefactors; by a propaganda machine institutionalized in well-funded think tanks and conservative foundations; by the increasingly closer cooperation between local police and national law enforcement agencies aimed at identifying terrorists, suspicious aliens, and domestic dissidents.”

Posted in News on 09/27/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Screen-Shot-2016-09-21-at-10.16.53-AMJacobin | A Westvang

The basic goal of a critical education is to interrogate the sacrosanct and consecrated. We do this by fighting. No theory is worth anything if it doesn’t put us in a better position to eradicate injustice. No pedagogy is worth employing if it doesn’t help students understand the transformative potential of theory. Insofar as the corporate university treats justice as a threat to brand equity, we must then seek the eradication of the corporate university.

Posted in News on 09/27/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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pro_israel_demonstration-620x412Salon | C Allegri/Reuters

Pro-Israel demonstrators in Times Square,October 18, 2015.

Posted in News on 09/26/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

spb000Daily News

We have reached a saturation point with police brutality. It’s real. Reasonable people know it’s real and more people than ever before have seen the ugly evidence that it is not only real, but deeply traumatic and constant.

Posted in News on 09/26/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

kchafsWHAS | KCHFS

Rep. Tom Burch, a Louisville Democrat who held a legislative hearing last week on working conditions of social service workers, had harsher words for cabinet officials. “These people are hypocrites,” Burch said. “If they (the social workers) hadn’t spoken out, none of this would have ever come out.”

Posted in News on 09/26/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

dpcuDr. Desmond Patton, Assistant Professor of Social Work at Columbia University has studied the use of social media by gang members in Chicago

Posted in News on 09/26/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

image-20160923-29902-cvncmrThe Conversation | Tulsa Police Department Handout/Reuters

A still image captured from a video from the Tulsa Police Department shows Terence Crutcher with his hands in the air.

Posted in News on 09/26/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

ngmhaad_456pxCDC

September 27 is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day of action to focus on what each of us can do to reduce the toll of HIV among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM).

Posted in News on 09/26/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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24fd-sanders-master768NY Times | A Sanz

Larry Sanders cast a ballot for his brother, Senator Bernie Sanders, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In 1969, after graduating from Harvard Law School, he moved to Oxford, England, where he has devoted his career to social work and the law and been an advocate in areas like mental health and education.

Posted in News on 09/26/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

tisa-protestCommon Dreams | GGAADD

‘The deal, a spiritual and practical sibling of the much-maligned TTIP and TPP free trade agreements, is designed to drive deregulation across the vast global services sector’

Posted in News on 09/25/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

sub-23UP-snap-master768NY Times | S Wenig/AP

Buying groceries with government help in New Jersey

Posted in News on 09/25/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Dr. Nurius is the Grace Beals-Ferguson Scholar and Professor at UWSSW

Posted in News on 09/25/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

hc-hometown-hero-tynisha-tyson-0925-20160924-001Hartford Courant | P Raycraft

“I love my job,” says Tynisha Tyson, the school social worker at Milner Elementary School in Hartford. Tyson has worked at Milner for the past four years.

Posted in News on 09/25/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

consentedCBC | R Campbell

ConsentEd is an interactive exhibit about consent and sexual assault at Wilfred Laurier University. informed consent. A former social work student at WLU, Eleanor McGrath based ConsentEd on her Master’s research, through which she found people often knew far less than they thought they did about what constitutes informed consent.

Posted in News on 09/25/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

mmmmenmswWicked Local Hanover

Michael Andrade is a graduate of Rhode Island College, where he also received his Masters of Social Work

Posted in News on 09/25/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

nicolae-ceasescuInternational Business Times | Keystone/Getty

Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s “pro-natalist” policies led to a huge number of children abandoned to the state

Posted in News on 09/25/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

ITA-boatrefugees_24Jun14-440x330LabourList

This week Alf and the Bishop of Durham tabled a new amendment to the Children and Social Work bill to safeguard these children and ensure that no child who has family here in Britain or is eligible for our protection is left to fend for themselves in the camps in Europe.

Posted in News on 09/24/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

3000ffffffGuardian | D King/Channel 4

Jo Brand (left) says she has long hoped to make social workers ‘seem like real people’ and address negative stereotypes

Posted in News on 09/24/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

htconfNBC24 | WNWO

“Human trafficking affects more than just the victims, it hurts the whole community,” said Celia Williamson, UT professor of social work and director of the Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute.

Posted in News on 09/24/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

nodapltruthdig | N Harnik/AP

In front of the Army Corps of Engineers offices in Omaha, Neb., members of the Ponca, Santee, Winnebago and Omaha Tribes in Nebraska and Iowa protest the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Posted in News on 09/24/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

57e2060d9f9a2.imageThe Shorthorn | C Moore

The joint program between the College of Liberal Arts, the School of Social Work and University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute involves researchers programming a humanoid robot to recite and perform a visual interpretation of a sonnet by Shakespeare with older adults.

Posted in News on 09/24/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

Rich-Wolitski-USCA2016-smiling-on-stage-resized-and-brightened-sep-2016-768x577AIDS.gov

Dr. Rich Wolitski, Acting Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, at 2016 USCA

Posted in News on 09/24/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

COURTS-Boy-162244.jpg-e1473956132508The Courier | Press Association

It comes with the case Liam Fee (above), the toddler murdered by his parents near Glenrothes, still in the headlines for social work failings.

Posted in News on 09/24/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

mpicrowdScience Daily

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AP_16257542672086Center for Public Integrity | AP/C Kaster

FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg, shown here speaking at the White House in February 2014, has used the statistic that 100 million Americans suffered from chronic pain to illustrate the importance of keeping painkillers accessible, despite the escalating toll of opioid addiction and abuse in American communities.

Posted in News on 09/23/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

seac6666Science Daily | SC

Teens in the intervention received an initial engagement session with a clinician, evidence-based treatments delivered in the primary care clinic and regular monitoring by the care manager for one year.

Posted in News on 09/23/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

marcusWJLA | T Roussey

“He was studying social work instead of criminal justice, so that once he got into the MPD he could work with the youth,” said Edwards’s mother Nicole Ausberry-Brooks.

Posted in News on 09/23/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

2016_0919lbtruthout | Sachab/edited: LW

Leading economists had no clue about what was going on in the economy at the time of the crash, they got the recovery completely wrong, and they still don’t seem to have a clue today. But they are good at making up stories about the lack of marketable skills of less-educated workers.

Posted in News on 09/23/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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union+buildingsTimes Live | Gallo Images/iStockphoto

Union Buildings in Pretoria.

Posted in News on 09/23/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

0ab3ea3ce3a536ec1bb289300d32053cThe Advertiser | C Robertson

Shaun and Blue Douglas-Galley with Joshi and Dilly.

Posted in News on 09/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

jared-tkachukCBC | H McIntyre

Jared Tkachuk (left) is a social worker at the Edmonton Public Library.

Posted in News on 09/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

rtarrDaily Observer

Reggie Tarr has built a life in Grand Forks by helping fellow immigrants do the same, and now Washington, D.C., is taking notice.

Posted in News on 09/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

Peter_Ranis_book_thumbDemocracy at Work

Prof. Wolff provides updates on declining US incomes, parental leave policies, rising medical deductibles, social security dependence, officials who take big, corp jobs.

Posted in News on 09/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

Center for Public Integrity | AP/M Hudetz

Jennifer Weiss-Burke, executive director of a youth recovery center in Albuquerque, N.M., stands by one of the rooms at the recovery center named after her son, Cameron Weiss. He died of a heroin overdose in 2011. Weiss-Burke said her teenage son’s descent into drug addiction started with an opioid prescription a doctor wrote for him for a wrestling injury.

Posted in News on 09/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Massey University Head of the School of Social Work Associate Professor Kieran O’Donoghue.

Posted in News on 09/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

NICE_officeCare Appointments | pnlive

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, said: “It’s important that a range of professionals recognise and know how to effectively respond to this kind of behaviour, which can be challenging – and understand that some children may themselves be suffering abuse or exploitation so that appropriate action is taken.”

Posted in News on 09/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

wugpssssThe Western Australian

South Korean grandparents update kid care skills

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robin_hood_taxCommon Dreams | RobinHoodTax

A demonstration in favor of a financial transaction tax, also known as a Robin Hood Tax.

Posted in News on 09/21/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

lachildLA Daily News | S Abram

Teddy bears, candles and balloons lining the sidewalk near the Echo Park home where Yonatan Aguilar was found dead in Echo Park, California

Posted in News on 09/21/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

tuslaIrish Times | Tusla

Private foster care companies have grown in the past few years in Ireland to fill a need Tusla has been unable to meet.

Posted in News on 09/21/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

xxholocaust1-master768NY Times | A Stiller

Gyorgy Rozsa, 77, a Holocaust survivor, in his home in Budapest. Survivors’ needs are growing in complexity and cost as they age, and funding from sources that have provided for them over the past two decades is starting to dry up. Credit

Posted in News on 09/21/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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jbraNew Statesman | N Cunard/Rex/Shutterstock

When we see child welfare services on TV, it is usually in parables of Victorian squalor and modern blame-seeking: the middle-class social worker whose fear of appearing judgemental leads to a fatally wrong move, the cynical senior management arse-coverer, the lost child in the photograph identified only by an initial. We

Posted in News on 09/21/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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kchaddsKentucky New Era | KCHFS

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jfseMassLive | AG Flynn

The main office Jewish Family Services of Western Massachusetts is on Lenox Street

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cleveland-2016NY Review of Books | A Webb/Magnum Photos

Cleveland, 2016. Eberstadt has a different purpose in mustering these numbers. His new brief book is not really about our troubled labor market. Instead it is an attack on America’s too-generous social net, which he sees as the real culprit for low labor participation.

Posted in News on 09/20/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

image-20160915-30580-9zjda4The Conversation | J Dubinsky/Reuters

White Americans might be more vulnerable to psychosocial risk factors.

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850515602_135809_1431571075465451023Hong Kong Free Press | K Cheung

Julian and Mark.

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sake cupJapan Times

The rising cost of supporting the aging population — almost 32,000 people were eligible to receive the gift this year, up 4.5 percent from last year — has prompted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government to present cups made of silver plate rather than sterling silver.

Posted in News on 09/19/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

8320Guardian | D Levene Rochester Row almshouses in Westminster, central London, a short stroll from the river Thames.

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McCoy-300x154Chicago Sun-Times | UIC

Associate Prof. Henrika McCoy, UIC’s Jane Addams College of Social Work

Posted in News on 09/19/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

4368Guardian | M Godwin

Freshers week at the University of Sussex. A thousand students there have signed a petition calling for rent caps.

Posted in News on 09/19/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

liulockoutJacobin | CUNY Academic Commons

The Long Island University lockout is over. A rank-and-file librarian explains how faculty won and why it matters for public education around the country.

Posted in News on 09/19/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

hc-op-campbell-diaper-bank-0918-20160915-001Hartford Courant | G Zucker

Joanne Samuel Goldblum formed the National Diaper Bank Network in 2011 with other diaper banks around the country. They now count 320 diaper banks in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Guam.

Posted in News on 09/19/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

image-20160909-13348-enn44mThe Conversation | F Christol

French temperance poster | The fact is that, ultimately, nature does not really care much about our moral choices. Even the nutritionally virtuous will die one day, just like the rest of us.

Posted in News on 09/19/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

bmj333Science Daily | BMJ

An “automatic assumption” to link terrorist acts with mental illness unfairly stigmatises the millions of people with mental health problems and impedes prevention efforts.

Posted in News on 09/18/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

2016.16.9_Nyhan_origtruthout | Unspalash/Pixabay

What will it take for the next breakthrough that will push the percentage of Americans living below the poverty line into the single digits?

Posted in News on 09/18/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

ncrlThe Atlantic | J Practt/Hechinger Report

The Martinez family has lived in rural North Carolina for nearly two decades.

Posted in News on 09/18/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

Cindy-Blackstock.web_McGill Reporter | D Sweet

Cindy Blackstock is one of Canada’s leading activists for First Nations children.

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tcds0000The Conversation | Shutterstock

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0,,19203138_401,00Deutsche Welle | C Schmidt/dpa/picture-alliance

Activists have long tried to draw attention to inequality in the world’s fifth-richest country

Posted in News on 09/18/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Commenting on the report launch, Emma Lewell-Buck MP (pictured, right), Chair of the APPG on Social Work, said: “The current medical model treats the person as a patient, not an individual, and is overly dependent on budget restraints and workplace targets. Our new vision of a better mental health system is one that is holistic and person centred.

Posted in News on 09/17/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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A portion of New Mexico State University’s School of Social Work students and college faculty member Phillis Newton (far right) are working with La Clinica de Familia.

Posted in News on 09/17/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

sgoodkindGNN LIberia

This award by the National Peace Corps Association will take place at its annual conference in Washington D.C. and will be graced by prominent American scholars in recognition of Goodkind’s work as founder of Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Camps, now implemented in Peace Corps countries worldwide.

Posted in News on 09/17/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

image-20160914-4948-rmsj3dThe Conversation | ThorPorre

Potential medicine, or dangerous drug?

Posted in News on 09/17/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

Rothman-The-Profound-Anger-of-Hillbilly-Elegy-1200The New Yorker | A Behrman/AP

J. D. Vance’s home town of Middletown, Ohio, is one of the once flourishing Rust Belt towns that feature in his memoir, “Hillbilly Elegy.”

Posted in News on 09/17/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

fgm-londonIndependent | Getty

FGM has been illegal in Britain since 1983 but there has never been a prosecution

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Wildfire_590truthdig | J McColgan/USDA

So far, 2016 is the hottest year on record. So was 2015. So was 2014.

Posted in News on 09/17/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Townsville grandparents John (above) and Sue Sandeman petitioned both sides of Queensland Parliament to change the law after the death of their grandson Mason Parker in 2011.

Posted in News on 09/16/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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crowded-hallway-budget-cut-stories-bSocialist Worker

It’s become an annual tradition for officials at every level of government: Cut public schools to the bone and then blame teachers for the result.

Posted in News on 09/16/2016 | Link to this post on IFP