Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods. Since the 1850s hundreds of thousands of Swiss children were taken from their parents and sent to farms to work – a practice that continued well into the 20th Century.
The aim of the RDoC initiative is to accelerate the pace of research that translates basic science into clinical settings by understanding the multi-layered systems that contribute to mental function. The RDoC approach emphasizes neurodevelopment and environmental effects, in keeping with modern views about the genesis of mental disorders.
The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Services (DOCCS) has agreed to update its policies to further limit use of solitary confinement for inmates under 18 years old. The revisions are part of a settlement reached last week with Prisoners’ Legal Services.
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Social and Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing at a dialogue with social service staff. The new law will allow appointed social workers access to such vulnerable adults, so that they can check if reports of abuse are true. Currently, social workers have their hands tied if family members do not allow them to speak with the elderly.
Sara Rowbotham, who worked as Rochdale Crisis Intervention Team coordinator from 2004, claimed police had put a “ceiling” on the number of victims they could interview and people they could arrest.
Now, more than half of likely 18-29 year-old voters want a Republican-led Congress, according to a new poll from the Harvard University Institute of Politics.
Hassina Sarwari, who runs a Kunduz shelter, with a photo of the girl who was raped by a mullah. Credit
Philip Mazeikas, who enjoys composing music, first experienced symptoms of schizophrenia and mental illness when he was 18. “What we saw as parents was a person who was very artistic,” his father Mike Mazeikas said. “Extremely intelligent. High IQ. We were just always proud, and feeding it in a way — even when it was so eccentric. I didn’t see the signs until it got extreme.”
The luxury suites in modern stadiums are reminders that capitalist society values elite consumption over public enjoyment.
The Metropolitan Police has denied using press briefings to encourage journalists to blame social workers for death of Baby P.
Annie Hudson became the first chief executive of the College of Social Work last summer
Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, and archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu have spoken of their horror at child abuse within the Church.
Debra Morrow, center, a 35-year veteran of county social services who now manages Senior and Adult Services, is consolidating a range of services in her division, including guardianship, conservatorship and the county’s volunteer programs for older adults.
USF School of Social Work researcher Manisha Joshi says strangulation is a tactic is used by abusers as a way to exert control.
New York’s supposed progressive alternative is being treated with contempt by the “Democrat” it endorsed. Consider the Green Party Hawkins/Jones ticket for change.
The Burke Family, left to right: Sarah Burke, Hunter, 8, Roslyn 5 (in front of Hunter), Elijah, 2, and Eric Burke. Because of illness, the family lives in poverty.
These are the next steps for Washington state on mental-health challenges, found through months of conversations with mental-health professionals, policymakers, elected officials and the people who have been caught without the help they need — people with mental illness, and their families.
A poster depicting Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying being beaten by Hong Kong-American martial artist Bruce Lee. Many of those pro-Beijing ballots come from trade groups representing a negligible fraction of the city’s population and economy who were added at the central government’s insistence and who appoint rather than elect members, said Ken Tsang, a committee member who elected to represent social workers. “It’s difficult to find a fisherman in Hong Kong anymore, yet there are 60 of them within the 1,200, the same ratio as teachers, social workers and lawyers,” Tsang said.
Riverside County social services officials are asking to use vehicles that don’t bear the county seal, seen here, to protect investigators looking into complaints of abuse and neglect.
Sharon Shoesmith, the former director of children’s services at London’s Haringey council, talks to the media in 2011 after winning her court of appeal battle over her sacking.
After her sons were taken into care, Mags took an overdose. She is now given the support she needs to get by, but had she had such help earlier, her family may have been able to stay together. The Hear Me initiative, based in the Highlands, involves parents with mental health problems sharing their own stories, which are then used in training for professionals such as social workers, healthcare staff and police officers.
Rita Beaulieu, 85, talks with SASH Coordinator MJ Merchant at Town Meadow senior housing.
The high point — or really the low point — was in the mid-1700s. “Things had got slightly out of hand in England,” says Maxwell. “We’d actually got to the point where the consumption per person in England was over four cases of gin a year.”
In office and in opposition, Gough Whitlam’s advocated for the Commonwealth Commission of Inquiry into Poverty.
A social worker with a decade of experience, Dismas founder Katerina Plhakova (second from left) runs the cafe and sweet shop together with her mother Alena Pesanova.
For the next step in her career development she is heading to New York, as one of two Australians selected to represent social work at the Mount Sinai Medical Centre. She will participate in the centre’s eight-week International Enhancement of Leadership Program.
Hong Kong’s digitally connected protesters are mounting a thoroughly modern campaign for democracy, but the state too has updated its mechanisms of control and surveillance.
Extremist Republicans turned their government into a lab experiment of tax cuts and privatization. And now they may be losing control of one of the reddest states in the nation.
The Oxford department that AH Halsey (above) headed at Barnett House for 28 years trained graduate social work and probation students. His role as an activist ran through what it did: his view of sociology was always a broad one, encompassing social and community work at the applied end.
Fossil fuel companies’ profits are morally illegitimate. The public has the right to take those profits—to clean up their mess.
Last year Madrid’s city and regional governments sold almost 5,000 rent-controlled flats to private equity investors including Goldman Sachs and Blackstone. At the time, the tenants were told their rental conditions would remain the same. But as old contracts expire, dozens of people have received demands for higher rent, been told their rents will increase dramatically, been threatened with eviction or moved out to escape the insecurity.
Cheung is a registered social worker and president of the Social Workers’ General Union.
Cuomo, who supports the expansion of charter schools despite opposition from teachers and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, has recently been shown to have received campaign funds from charter school supporters. In August, the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) union decided it would not endorse Cuomo, in part because of his support of charters.
Spitalfields nippers: In such large families, with both parents working long hours, it fell upon older children to take care of siblings and undertake household chores. They were left to devise their own entertainment.
Despite the language we use about drugs, many people don’t see themselves as “drug users” but as rational adults who aren’t on a mission to seek moral disintegration and cause themselves harm. People who use drugs are just people who happen to use drugs (they might also do yoga, go the cinema, get degrees, litter the streets or be into base-jumping) – normal people who care about their loved ones, their health and well-being and want to make the most of that wonderful thing that we all share: life.
Tsegazi Hadish, a refugee from Eritrea, in his container dwelling in an asylum home in Seevetal, Germany. Hadish survived a tragic shipwreck off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy, when a boat carrying hundreds of refugees sank. Over 300 refugees died in the tragedy, including Hadish’s wife. ‘Why did I get on that boat?’ he says.
Mariam Al Hammadi, manager of the Women’s Protection Centre, at the shelter in Sharjah.
“Relative to young adults, there is less research on older drinkers,” explained Dr. John Clapp, Associate Dean for Research, and Professor of Social Work at The Ohio State University.
The United States’ 34-year-long experiment with Reaganomics has been a complete failure and libertarian economic policies, while they might sound great, have done unprecedented damage to our economy and way of life. Let’s not lose the next generation of Americans to the insanity that is libertarianism and Reaganomics.
Brunel Professor Peter Beresford OBE has been selected to sit on the Board of Skills for Care
When he was elected in 2010, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback began to slash core government services and privatize the rest. His austerity politics resulted in the state being downgraded by S&P in August 2014, and his privatization initiatives have also drawn criticism, causing one leading Republican to state, “I had hoped that it wouldn’t be as extreme as it’s been … what we didn’t know was that Sam would use this state as crash test dummies for his own fiscal experiments.” Kids receiving child support payments from absent parents would be among Brownback’s first crash test dummies.
Instead of beds, the homeless now sleep on pillowless cots, set inches apart in a windowless room.
The Waltons, the Walmart heirs, have more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of Americans—estimated at $102.7 billion in 2012.
Child protection social workers and health staff are today at a point of complete meltdown, facing job losses, funding cuts and fragmentation of services. Dealing with the impact on families of debt, benefit cuts and rotten housing conditions results in impossibly high caseloads concerning very complex family problems.
BASW Cymru’s annual Social Work Awards saw Welsh Assembly Members, including Minister for Health and Social Services Mark Drakeford, gather to pay tribute to the profession.
Ken Burns plies the Roosevelt family upbringing as a panacea for the nation’s wounds.
PET scans revealed that ketamine rapidly restored bipolar depressed patients’ ability to anticipate pleasurable experiences by boosting activity in the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (yellow) and related circuitry. Picture shows PET scan data superimposed on anatomical MRI.
Dr. Bala Raju Nikku, visiting social work lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Deputy City Attorney Will Pirkey has helped settle three cases of alleged dumping by area hospitals, resulting in cumulative fines of $1.4 million. He also works with hospitals in the effort to get them to institute “discharge protocols” for indigent patients.
Army Capt. Susana Guerrero, MSW, a behavioral health officer, listens intently as one of her soldiers discusses the day’s cases at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Oct. 3, 2014. The El Salvador native immigrated to the United States with her family in 1980 and has served in the military for more than 10 years.
Jasmin Collado (left and right) works as a Health Advisor at the Plaza del Sol Family Health Center (center) in Corona, Queens. Professor Vincent Guillamo-Ramos is the Co-Director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, run out of New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. He and his team of researchers have been working on outreach-based sex education programs encompassing safe sex, abstinence, access to information, and parental involvement for the past fifteen years, in a variety of different Latino communities around the country, from New York to California. “Study after study has shown that parents are influential when it comes to making decisions about sex,” Guillamo-Ramos said.
Studies show the U.S. leads the world in incarceration with 2.2 million, producing more prisoners than engineers, nursing assistants, secondary school teachers, social workers or lawyers.
Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission report predicts number of households in absolute poverty will rise by one third this decade
Chicago Public Schools former CEO Arne Duncan can smile for the kids, but not for their schools. Judging by a new study put out by the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity (IMO) at the University of Minnesota, Chicago’s charter school experiment has failed.
Texas’ Rick Perry is the latest to join this elite club. He was indicted in two charges related to threats to cut off funding for a surly arm of state government that Texas Republicans especially love to hate—the anti-corruption unit in the Travis County prosecutor’s office.
Students carry chairs between classrooms at the Little Singer Community School, on the Navajo Nation near Winslow, Ariz. Classroom buildings at the school have problems with asbestos and radon.
Tony, 48, became homeless after losing his job. Unable to find work or a place to live, he slept wherever he could – first under a bridge and later in the local forest where he felt safe. It was a particularly bad winter. Cold and desperate, he went to his council for help, but despite having a heart condition, they turned him away with no choice but to continue sleeping rough.
In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott (above) has made growing for-profit education one of his top priorities. And, in doing so, he helped out his political buddies and donors while screwing over Florida’s students. One of the biggest winners in Scott’s privatization push, for example, was an ALEC-linked company called K12, Inc. that actually got an “F” from Florida’s education department.
Despite the West End having the second-lowest level of child poverty in Dundee, councillor Fraser MacPherson (above) said the figure was still “too high”. He added: “It doesn’t matter if it is one in four, one in five or one in ten, to have any child living in poverty in the 21st century is unacceptable.
Not all British period dramas are the same. They don’t all involve servants faithfully tendering to lovable members of the aristocracy. Many do, of course, especially given the commercial imperative of appealing to affluent Americans, most of whom like Britain’s history posh.
Nearly one in four Californians live in poverty, a higher fraction than in any other state, according to U.S. Census figures released this week that take into account the high cost of housing and other basic needs in places like San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
Another obvious question was asked by Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price before Duncan died: Did the fact that he didn’t have health insurance play a role in his receiving substandard treatment? “Presbyterian is a boutique hospital next to a little Ellis Island,” Price told the Washington Post, referring to the largely immigrant neighborhood where the hospital is located. “If you don’t have insurance, you’re not going to get treated. That’s the elephant in the room.”
A high school football team heads out to the field from the locker room.
Jusoisatu and her son, Sam, are among the 30-some survivors living in the old Lassa Fever ward at Kenema Hospital.
In the deep state, politics becomes the domain of the ultra-wealthy, the powerful few who run powerful financial services, big corporations and the imperious elite of the defense industries and other components of the military-industrial complex. Corporate interests such as ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel companies, megabanks such as Bank of America, and defense industries such as Boeing, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin are powerful lobbying groups and as such have control of the major seats of political power and the commanding institutions necessary to insure that the deeply anti-democratic state rules in the interests of the few while exploiting and repressing the many.
Premier Denis Napthine has acknowledged to the Victorian parliament that homosexual acts between consenting adults should never have been a crime.
Through August 2014, as many as 200 tents stood in Oppenheimer Park as part of what activists and homeless people described as a call for affordable housing.
Female genital mutilation campaigner Jaha Dukureh at this year’s Girl Summit in London.