Jessica Elm (LePak), MSW, Research Assistant at University of Washington’s Indigenous Wellness Research Institute
Pepper often played in Foothill Park — the same park near which he was found dead in September.
Juan injects heroin into his arm after receiving a kit with clean syringes from social workers from the Cambie program in Dosquebradas, Colombia. Social workers of the program supported by the Open Society Foundation and government agencies tour the streets of the town every night in search of heroin addicts to swap out their used syringes so they don’t end passing from arm to arm, increasing the risk of transmitting HIV or hepatitis.
Kyle, South Dakota (above). “In every category, girls in the juvenile justice system find themselves there having experienced more adversity than boys,” said Sherman, whose report was done in partnership with The National Crittenton Foundation.
The 500 largest U.S. companies would owe an estimated $620 billion in U.S. taxes were it not for the more than $2.1 trillion in offshore cash that most of the firms hold in foreign tax havens, according to a report released this week.
Susan Powell with her sons. Suit alleged Washington state didn’t do enough to ensure the boys’ safety; judge rules social workers were not at fault
Fatal shootings by police around the US are being ruled suicides. Are officers avoiding scrutiny, or just being used as weapons?
The court found that Facebook and other digital operators do not provide customers with protection from state surveillance.
The slogan of the Magnet Clinic in San Francisco on a T-shirt worn by the nursing director Pierre-Cedric Crouch. The clinic did 9,600 H.I.V. tests last year.
Dr. Mary Caplan, an Assistant Professor in the University of Georgia’s School of Social Work discussed a study she recently conducted involving 29 women living in the Athens area who depended on various forms of welfare and borrowing to live on a day-to-day basis.
On the market since 2005, Paro is one of the earliest robots to be used in dementia care.
A homeless man Sept. 23 on Skid Row. As an Angeleno who lives alone and works alone, I’ve often wondered what might happen if I had, say, a stroke out on the street. Enter Jan Crary, who for 28 years has worked as a licensed clinical social worker at L.A. County+USC Medical Center.
A 13-year-old girl left in Sudan by her mother has returned to England after social services bosses took legal action fearing she was at a risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Jamie Coyne started rehabilitation program, Ice Breakers, with his grandmother, Margaret Gordon, after recovering from addiction. Margaret had spent 31 years working in the Great Southern prison system as a social worker.
Around 2,000 staff and students at the University of Hong Kong took part in a silent rally on Tuesday afternoon to protest against the Council’s vote not to appoint Professor Johannes Chan as the pro-vice-chancellor of the University.
Kelly Sylvester. As Children & Youth officials were leaving the property, Sylvester appeared in the window of the home with a handgun.
The Bugaboo Chameleon3 only $1189 for the base model with no accessories like the Madaleen Bag for an additional $1029. Childhood has become a period of high-stakes preparation for life in a stratified economy. Childhood is now a curated experience for the rich, and a desperate challenge full of lotteries and high stakes for the middle-class and working-class families who aspire toward upward mobility. But it is not a particularly pleasurable one anymore.
Speaking to Egyptian satellite channel CBC on Sunday night, Jaber Nussar, president of Cairo University, said, “We will cut off the heads of anyone who leaves his work or organises protests without permission from the university.”
Lara Sobel served and protected the children of Vermont for nearly 14 years as a social worker in the Department for Children and Families. On August 7, 2015, Lara’s life was violently and tragically ended by a client as she was leaving her office to begin the weekend. Lara’s beautiful daughters, Julia and Elahna, are bravely facing a new future; without a Mom, burdened with a sense of loss and grief.
In a large US study a structured programme of walking, strength, flexibility and balance training in older people already showing some reduction in physical function reduced mobility disability compared to a health education programme.
UTSA Social Work Assistant Professor Alfred Pérez is an advocate for foster youth and scholar of child welfare policy.
Aswad Thomas, 27, shows where a bullet was removed after he was shot twice during an armed robbery attempt. Thomas graduated from Elms College in Chicopee, Mass., and later earned a master’s degree from UConn’s School of Social Work.
You might think that there was a defensible economic case for the obsession with cutting taxes on the rich. That is, you might think that if you’d spent the past 20 years in a cave (or a conservative think tank). Otherwise, you’d be aware that tax-cut enthusiasts have a remarkable track record: They’ve been wrong about everything, year after year.
Police are investigating if the apparent drug overdose death of a man on the 3300 block of West Ohio Street on Oct. 2, 2015, is related to possibly tainted batches of heroin.
Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, MSW, principal investigator and associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.
These killings should be seen as the canary in the coal mine: Secular voices are being censored and others will follow.
In years of careful study, Katsuyoshi Kawai, a professor of social work at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo, has charted the breakdown of family networks that used to support low-income pensioners in Japan.
My recent Sunday Review essay, adapted from my book “Reclaiming Conversation,” made a case for face-to-face talk. The piece argued that direct engagement is crucial for the development of empathy, the ability to put ourselves in the place of others. The article went on to say that it is time to make room for this most basic interaction by first accepting our vulnerability to the constant hum of online connection and then designing our lives and our products to protect against it.
Dr. David Patterson is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis who has long studied issues around Native American health.
The White House confirmed that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan would be stepping down. The Badass Teachers Association, an education activist organization with over 70,000 supporters nationwide, celebrate this decision. Sadly, at the same time we rejoice the resignation of a man who has done more destruction to public education than any other sitting Secretary, we are horrified that President Obama has chosen to replace him with John King.
For Serena Rice, the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey that she heads up is just the latest platform for easing the life of the poor
he attacks on graduate students are part of a broader restructuring of the US university system that has proceeded on a number of fronts: students are treated as “consumers” making an “investment;” declining state aid causes tuition to soar; universities increasingly push the pursuit of profitable research and the privatization of research as public funding dries up. More broadly, university structures are increasingly corporatized — administrations act as profit-maximizers and are treated as high-paid corporate executives, while university workers are increasingly casualized.
As campus First Amendment lawyer Ari Cohn put it the following day, “Feinstein and her husband (above) think college students should be expelled for protected free speech.”
The Torgau correctional facility in East Germany housed children the Communist regime believed to be insufficiently conformist. More than 4000 children lived here between 1964 and 1989.
Liverpool Hope University Social Work students and their lecturers are collecting vital supplies for the refugees at Calais and will be delivering them there on October 17.
A national debate without the myths associated with unemployment is needed as we start to rethink social welfare after the crisis.
ome of Auckland’s homeless may be put up in motels thanks to a $2 million funding boost for the city’s emergency housing. Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett said the extra money would fund up to 120 places a year for homeless families and individuals, with support to help them find longer-term housing.
An Indian woman with H.I.V. shows her antiretroviral drugs at her home in New Delhi.
Can social workers embedded in public housing sites significantly reduce the costs associated with providing affordable housing?
Dr. Cheryl Lanktree served as the keynote speaker for the Advocacy Day Conference that took place at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
Carpenter Chris Housely demonstrates a tiny portable shelter he built, which is meant to be towed behind a bicycle.
In a recent study on automation from the University of Oxford, researchers tried to quantify how likely jobs are to be computerized by evaluating how much creativity, social intelligence, and dexterity they involve. Choreographers, elementary school teachers, and psychiatric social workers are probably safe, according to that analysis, while telemarketers and tax preparers are more likely to be replaced.
Peter MacKinnon, social worker and DCF president of SEIU Local 509, mades commenta at the State House on Monday, with Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Governor Charlie Baker.
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley wants early intevention to involve more contraceptive advice.
Could the U.S. economy spread its wealth—if the public and political class understood how today’s unprecedented domination by monopolistic corporations have undermined opportunity, wages and income, and public confidence in the future?
The University of Liberia has approved the curriculum for social work leading to the award of Bachelor Degree in Social Work.
Jesse is one of a small subset of foster kids whose cases are overseen by probation officers, not social workers.
There are no official statistics, but aid organizations, social workers and volunteers note that ethnic, social, cultural and religious tensions are on the rise in Germany’s overcrowded refugee shelters.
Mark Tuffney, head of Lowther Primary in Barnes: ”Every child should have that right, in my view, to a healthy hot meal”
Protesters near the Tsim Sha Tsui pier on Sunday remember, celebrate and in many cases mourn the movement that shook Hong Kong.
George Osborne promised what he called a ‘national living wage’ in his summer budget.
‘Class War’ protesters in Shoreditch on Saturday night. “Our communities are being ripped apart – by Russian oligarchs, Saudi Sheiks, Israeli scumbag property developers, Texan oil-money t***s and our own home-grown Eton toffs. Local authorities are coining it in, in a short sighted race for cash by “regenerating” social housing.
“One of the reasons Jeremy Corbyn secured such unprecedented support in the Labour leadership election was that he doesn’t indulge in the type of tiresome marketing-speak that was the hallmark of New Labour. There’s a lesson here for universities. Stop insulting the intelligence of students, at all levels, and transfer some of that marketing budget to rather more worthwhile aspects of the university experience. You know it’s #MeantToBe.”
Perhaps a better approach is for corporations like Facebook to pay the taxes they avoid.
Pope Francis will visit this Philadelphia prison on September 27 2015.
An inmate grasps the bars on his two-person cell at Menard Correctional Center during a media tour of the prison in Chester, IL. Dr. Carrie Pettus-Davis, co-director of the “Smart Decarceration Initiative,” said justice needs to be redefined in America. She told the group of 150 people to find ways science can play a central role in determining which programs are effective at rehabilitating criminals.
Between 1964 and 1976, the number of Americans getting cash assistance through AFDC nearly tripled, from 4.2 million to 11.3 million. This dramatic rise was driven in part by the efforts of the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO). A group led by welfare recipients and radical social workers, the NWRO brought poor families to welfare offices to demand aid and put pressure on program administrators to treat applicants fairly.
Beginning in the fall of 2016, Southern University at New Orleans will begin offering its first doctoral program ever — and it’s in social work.
Mourners in Barre place flowers on the ground in memory of Lara Sobel behind the state building, on Aug. 9.
“We are pleased that Dr. Kauppi (above) has been appointed to this position, in recognition of her major contribution to the advancement of social work research here at Laurentian University,” Dean Couture said in a release.
Sarah Hong, 20, became a resident adviser at the University of Michigan a few years after a friend told her she had been sexually assaulted. ‘No one seemed to care and I didn’t know what resources to direct her to,’ she said.
LaCrosse, WI. In response to neighborhood safety issues and an increasing number of child protective services referrals, La Crosse County will begin to have social workers in local neighborhoods.
Elizabeth Evans, 88, needs to decide who will be her health care proxy should she become incapacitated.
This house in Southern Oregon has a gradually sloping walkway connecting the sidewalk to the step-free entrance. The single-story house was built with universal design principles that will allow occupants to age in place.
plaque on the front of the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village notes the site of the 1969 Stonewall uprising.
Flowers on the United Flight 93 national memorial in Pennsylvania after ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack.
Community members gather for a prayer for Native Americans who were buried in the parking lot of Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz, Calif. on Saturday Sept. 19, 2015. Tataviam descendants Caroline Ward Holland and Kagen Holland are leading the Walk for the Ancestors which will visit every mission in protest of the canonization of Junipero Serra.
Child and Family Services in Kalispell. Money and management are two reasons given for a breakdown in child welfare services, though Dr. James Caringi at the University of Montana School of Social Work, said the true root of the problem likely runs much deeper.
According to Carey McWilliams (editor of The Nation from 1955 to 1975), in his classic 1945 book Southern California: An Island on the Land, the missionaries didn’t even much mind runaways, because that gave them a reason to go on fugitive-hunting expeditions to distant villages from which they could round up more natives and bring them back to the missions. “With the best theological intentions in the world,” McWilliams wrote, “the Franciscan padres eliminated Indians with the effectiveness of Nazis operating concentration camps.” “So far as the Indian was concerned,” McWilliams wrote, “contact with the missions meant death.” Some radical, to make of Satan a saint.
Michael Baker speaks about his childhood to a senior class of social worker students Monday at the Ohio State University at Marion. Baker is serving nine years at Marion Correctional Institution for vehicular homicide after a 2008 crash in Richland County that killed a woman.