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apple-tax-700x525trughout | Bargainteers

It is more than taxes.

Posted in News on 08/30/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Diane Keaton with her therapist in Annie Hall

Posted in News on 08/30/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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I asked Dr. Sue Pearlmutter, Dean of the Rhode Island College School of Social Work if this means that the DHS is moving away from social workers advocating on behalf of clients and towards data entry technicians assisting clients using the computers. “That has been my impression,” said Pearlmutter.

Posted in News on 08/30/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

tahlleibovitzrio_2016_08_26_q01_iTimes Ledger | USA Table Tennis/S O’Neil

Queens resident Tahl Leibovitz, MSW has made a name for himself as one of the most dominant table tennis players in the world and now he’s looking to add to his impressive resume with a fifth trip to the Paralympics in Rio next month.

Posted in News on 08/30/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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The Overdose Aware app aims to raise awareness among those who are experiencing drug use and their families, of how to recognise overdose signs and respond accordingly.

Posted in News on 08/30/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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7789412-3x4-340x453ABC Capricornia | J Mackay

Sister Anne Marie Kinnane pioneered social work in the Rockhampton community.

Posted in News on 08/29/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Beth Zimmerman, left, and Amy Riccio are social workers with the Fargo School District.

Posted in News on 08/29/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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The overdose deaths of two brothers in one night last summer on the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl reflect a growing public health threat in Vermont and across the country. Dennis, 34, died of an overdose in June, 2015.

Posted in News on 08/29/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

Faculty_Forward_850_565In These Times | SEIU Faculty Forward

The NLRB has shifted back and forth over the past several decades on issues regarding who, among all the people on a university campus, is a worker and thus has the right to organize a union.

Posted in News on 08/29/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Sheung Shui in North District.

Posted in News on 08/29/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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‘Poetry has helped me in times of crisis before and I am glad to welcome back my old friend in this time of need.’

Posted in News on 08/29/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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U.S._Democratic_Party_logo_(transparent).svgIn These Times | J Sullivan/Getty

How the term ‘progressive’ became an empty marketing tool for corporate Democrats.

Posted in News on 08/28/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

os-ucf-downtown-donation-bbt-001Orlando Sentinel | UCF

The site where the Amway Arena once stood will be the new home for several programs, including social work, legal studies and the bachelor’s degree in human communication

Posted in News on 08/28/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

2-a-dayThe Intercept | $2 a day

Right-wing praise for Bill Clinton was a reoccurring theme at the event. Robert Rector, a Heritage Foundation scholar who has been dubbed the “intellectual godfather” of welfare reform, claimed that Clinton took up the same cause as Ronald Reagan, allowing him to outmaneuver George W.H. Bush. “In my perspective that’s the issue that put Clinton in the White House in ’93,” Rector said.

Posted in News on 08/28/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Kimatra Maxwell, 33, of Fitchburg is running for the state representative seat of the 3rd Worcester District, which includes Fitchburg and part of Lunenburg.

Posted in News on 08/28/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

1472089357734Stuff.co.nz | 123RF

Around 1 in 100 New Zealanders meet the definition of homelessness, according to the University of Otago.

Posted in News on 08/28/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

25xp-overdose-master768NY Times | D Ryder/Reuters

A man injecting himself with heroin in Seattle last year. The number of deaths by heroin overdose in the area has spiked in the past few years. Credit

Posted in News on 08/27/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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St. Louis County, Minnesota will hire 30 additional workers in its Public Health and Human Services Department and Initial Intervention Unit, to help deal with staffing shortages and heavy caseloads, following protests by AFSCME Local 66 (Council 5) members.

Posted in News on 08/27/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Sharon Shoesmith, the ex-director of Haringey’s children’s services, spent years trying to survive a media onslaught

Posted in News on 08/27/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

dapltruthdig | J MacPherson/AP

Native Americans protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in southern North Dakota. Federal regulatory agencies, including the Army Corps of Engineers, quietly approved DAPL, which will transport Bakkan crude oil from North Dakota through South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois.

Posted in News on 08/27/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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The most common cause of lead poisoning in children is ingesting household dust that contains lead from deteriorating lead-based paint.

Posted in News on 08/27/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

map-nauru-300NPR | A Hurt

Viktoria Vibhakar, a former aid worker for Save The Children Australia, says abuse is a serious problem at the detention camp and has been largely ignored. She was hired to work in Nauru in 2013, and spent a year coming and going to the island. “One of the first things I got, which was the most striking, was a deed of confidentiality, which was a couple pages and it basically said, you cannot say anything about what goes on in this facility and if you do, you are liable for two years in jail for each disclosure.”

Posted in News on 08/26/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

00rent-devi-master1050NY Times | T Chang

Parvati. RENT BURDEN: 51 percent INCOME: $1,014 ($820 in supplemental security income; $194 in food stamps). RENT: $465.89 for a two-room, rent-stabilized apartment, and $55 to $120 in utilities.

Posted in News on 08/26/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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These austerity programs – generally comprising severe cuts to social expenditure, along with regressive tax hikes, and reforms to pensions, social welfare and labour protections – are intensifying despite ample evidence of the negative impact on human rights.

Posted in News on 08/26/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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photo_78143_landscape_850x566Chronicle of Higher Education | B Sklar

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PACE, a program to help keep older people out of nursing homes, allows Vivian Malveaux, 81, to live at home in Denver. InnovAge, which runs her program, converted to a for-profit company last year.

Posted in News on 08/25/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Mufti Ismail Berdiev (right) is a religious leader in the Republic of Dagestan. When a report documented female genital mutilation in this republic, he said all women should be circumcised “to end depravity.” He later said he was joking. Above, he poses with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a Kremlin ceremony in March.

Posted in News on 08/25/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

regina-sk-august-23-2016-michelle-apps-at-the-universitRegina Leader-Post | D Healy

Michelle Apps at the University of Regina where she has completed her research about the sexual barriers of those with disabilities.

Posted in News on 08/25/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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He started out as a group worker at Pillsbury Settlement House in Minneapolis. Next, he worked at a residential treatment center for older adolescents with the Community Services Society in New York City, and practiced hospital social work with psychiatric patients in New Jersey and Minnesota before joining the world of academia.

Posted in News on 08/25/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

bbeee3Chronicle of Social Change

Brittney works for Ozone House, a nonprofit organization for at-risk and homeless youth. In addition, she works with Speak Out, Michigan Youth Opportunity Initiative, and the Parkwest Foundation. Brittney will be pursuing a degree in both music therapy and social work at Eastern Michigan University.

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The ability of fentanyl, an opioid, to freeze chest muscles within minutes may be to blame for some overdoses, a new autopsy study shows.

Posted in News on 08/24/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Amber (center) and colleague Julia work at Central City Concern, an organization that does outreach and job training to combat homelessness and addiction. . . . The law Clinton signed allowed states to use federal TANF funds for things other than welfare. And when state budgets were stressed after the Great Recession, that’s exactly what many of them did.

Posted in News on 08/24/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

0001ffrpThe Conversation | L Nicholson/Reuters

A Halloween gathering in Los Angeles for children who live on the street, in shelters or in cars.

Posted in News on 08/24/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Imagine if we reverted to a world without antibiotics. We would lose modern medicine as we know it.

Posted in News on 08/24/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Sarah Jaffe’s new book Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt is out next week from Nation Books.

Posted in News on 08/23/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Smith College School for Social Work student Courtney Tucker finished her address to a rally outside of Seelye Hall on Tuesday with a recitation of “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou, to which many in the crowd of 250 replied, “still we rise.”

Posted in News on 08/23/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Koch gave $108 million to 366 colleges and universities from 2005 to 2014 and still more since then…. Some of these grants come with strings attached. At Florida State University, the initial memorandum of understanding between the Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) and the school’s economics department gave the foundation control over hiring decisions and the curriculum.

Posted in News on 08/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

Naureckas_US_Coup_Murder_Rate_Clinton_NYT_850_593In These Times | Y Gonzales

A man protests during the 2009 Honduran coup.

Posted in News on 08/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Protesting_DAPL_590truthdig | No Dakota Access in Treaty Territory – Camp of the Sacred Stones

The fight against DAPL continues.

Posted in News on 08/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

photo_credit_allsdare_hicksonScience & Diplomacy | K Hickson

Five months after Giulio Regeni’s brutal abduction, torture and murder by Egypt’s security services, protesters in London gather outside the British Foreign Office to demand that the British government take action.

Posted in News on 08/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

retire panamaThe Nation | A Franco

 Eric Carlson, 57, originally from Bonita Spring, Florida, in his backyard in Boquete, west of Panama City, Panama. Panama has become a hot spot for American retirees, who come for the natural beauty, the weather and, perhaps more important, the low cost of living.

Posted in News on 08/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

ssmithGuardian | F Clay

Sharon Shoesmith (above), who was at the centre of the political fallout eight years ago from the tragic death of toddler Peter Connelly, known as Baby P, said the political response to child deaths had become one of “blame, fear and denial”.

Posted in News on 08/21/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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IMG_2_LS_COURAGEHOUSE_06_8_1_015THP5P_L162668546Sacramento Bee | L Sterling

Jenny Williamson, left, talks with a staff member at Courage House in September 2015.

Posted in News on 08/21/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Stella Creasy has proposed bold new measures to stop the suffering of child refugees in Calais.

Posted in News on 08/21/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Former BHS owner Philip Green is a particularly disgusting example. After taking more than £580 million in dividends, rental payments and interest on loans out of the firm, he sold it for £1 with a pension deficit of £571 million. As 11,000 BHS workers got sacked and their pensions slashed Green was buying his third yacht, joining a speedboat, helicopter and Gulfstream jet. Green’s yacht Lionheart.

Posted in News on 08/21/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Wandsworth Council has been given an improvement notice from the Department for Education.

Posted in News on 08/20/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

081916-a-katerst65p-14020940NorthJersey.com | M Yasukawa

Kate Drumgoole, MSW was a guidance counselor and coach at Paramus Catholic High School when she was fired in January over her marriage to Jaclyn Vanore, background.

Posted in News on 08/20/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

wwwwThe Progressive | UW

According to a Wall Street Journal Sunday editorial “researchers at the University of Washington” have found that Seattle raising the minimum wage was “reducing employment.”

Posted in News on 08/20/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Scott Trainor, MSW, a resident of East Longmeadow, has been a farrier, a blacksmith that specializes in horseshoes, for 26 years.

Posted in News on 08/20/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Dr. Kathy Black is a Professor of Social Work at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.

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Divya3The Better India

Divya Rawat came from Uttarakhand to Delhi to pursue her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in social work. After that, she found a job in a leading NGO, where she worked on human rights issues.

Posted in News on 08/19/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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worldawareGuardian | WorldAware

WorldAware is an online travel information service designed to inform business travellers about the security situation in individual countries around the globe, help them plan more effectively and stay safe whilst abroad.

Posted in News on 08/19/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

5760gggggGuardian | D Kitwood/Getty

With cuts to funding and no clear statistics on the extent of the problem, homeless people are being failed repeatedly

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dcauhCare Appointments | Zak Waters Media

Professor Croisdale-Appleby has been appointed a Visiting Professor at the University of Huddersfield, where the School of Human and Health Sciences offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate social work courses.

Posted in News on 08/19/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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auprisThe Conversation

Communal area and classrooms of the Intensive Learning Centre facility, Mid North Coast Correctional Centre, NSW

Posted in News on 08/18/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

rs-police-rape-5d0997bc-317b-4006-83bb-a72689cfcdb3Rolling Stone | J Tallis/AFP/Getty

A new Justice Department report exposes how the Baltimore P.D. isn’t doing enough for victims of sexual assault – but they’re not the only ones. Dr. Debra Patterson, an associate professor at the Wayne State University School of Social Work, studied police interactions with sexual assault survivors and found that up to half experience secondary victimization as a result of reporting the crime.

Posted in News on 08/18/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

Dilley_131468963266Washongton Post | I Panich-Linsman

The entrance to the South Texas Residential Facility in Dilley, Tex., subject of a $1 billion deal to provide detention facilities for asylum seekers.

Posted in News on 08/18/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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India_child_labor_ap_imgThe Nation | C Anand/AP

 Ragpicker children rest at a yard on the outskirts of Jammu, India.

Posted in News on 08/18/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Siptu president Jack O’Connor (above) says report fails to address the plight of older workers

Posted in News on 08/17/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Students in a writing class at KIPP Memphis Collegiate Middle School in Memphis

Posted in News on 08/17/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

smithyyyyDaily Hampshire Gazette | K Gutting

Smith College School for Social Work student Manuel Ortiz speaks during a rally outside of Seelye Hall on Tuesday to protest alleged racist rhetoric and attitudes experienced by students in the Masters in Social Work program.

Posted in News on 08/17/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

997720_1_0812canadasuicides_standardChristian Science Monitor | F Gunn/Reuters

In this December, 2011 file photo, a tattered Canadian flag flies over a teepee in Attawapiskat, Ontario, an aboriginal community that has seen one in every 15 residents attempt suicide since last fall.

Posted in News on 08/17/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

kofideborah.jpg.size.custom.crop.1086x669Toronto Star | J Rankin

Kofi Antwi-Boasiako and Deborah Goodman helped write a paper looking at poverty and Ontario’s child protection system.

Posted in News on 08/17/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

jzH0I1KaCommon Dreams | Democratic Party

As Walter Benn Michaels has observed, “the answer to the question, ‘Why do American liberals carry on about racism and sexism when they should be carrying on about capitalism?’, is pretty obvious: they carry on about racism and sexism in order to avoid doing so about capitalism.”

Posted in News on 08/17/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

3500bbbGuardian | D Lipinski/PA

Social networking is enabling service users to develop their own conversations and new forms of collective action.

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cnautSouth China Morning Post | N Tam

“There is a large demand for support services, and families often face immense pressure, but there aren’t many services dedicated to the needs of parents,” Sandra Tsang Kit-man, an Associate Professor from the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Social Work and Social Administration.

Posted in News on 08/16/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

cuttingThe Conversation | Shutterstock

I interviewed 26 young women in alcohol and drug treatment services in Victoria. More than half of them disclosed a history of sexual abuse and 20 spoke about cutting themselves.

Posted in News on 08/16/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

636053044534014554-Issues-02Battle Creek Enquirer | A Lassen

Battle Creek Central High School Interventionist Kari Masters, MSW helps kids heal through trauma and other life challenges.

Posted in News on 08/16/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

question_austerity_epi_republicansCommon Dreams | badsci

Republican lawmakers “have embraced and enforced fiscal austerity, and the result has been the most discouraging recovery on record,” says the Economic Policy Institute.

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160811085627_1_540x360Science Daily | Virginia Tech

Prof. Wen You at the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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In the mornings, the boxes they sleep in are folded up and kept out of the way. “These people don’t beg, they don’t pan-handle, and they don’t look dirty,” said Yoshinori Ogawa, a social worker for non-profit agency Tenohasi.

Posted in News on 08/15/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

08827ba7cThe Atlantic | W Atkinson

Judith Schagrin, who works for Baltimore County Children’s Services, reflects on 30 years of involvement in the foster-care system.

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University_of_Manchester_-_Whitworth_Building_resized2Science Daily | UM

Aerobic exercise can significantly help people coping with the long-term mental health condition schizophrenia, according to a new study from University of Manchester researchers.

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Allegations involving children make up more than 50% of the 2,000 leaked reports of the Nauru files from the detention centre on the remote Pacific island.

Posted in News on 08/14/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Chamique Holdsclaw and Rick Goldsmith at the Labor Department.

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