What I’d like to know is: First, why are our police becoming increasingly militarized? Second, how did they get this military hardware? Third, by what constitutional authority were we placed under house arrest for 18 hours?
The Koch’s are attempting to win the Senate back for the Republicans by airing a barrage of targeted television through their Freedom Partners fundraising network. Americans for Prosperity, one of those groups backed by Freedom Partners has been far outspending the top Democratic super PACs in nearly all of the Senate races the GOP is targeting this year. It has aired more than 18,000 broadcast TV commercials those states.
All five women are third-year students at the Institute of Technology in Sligo, working on their applied social care certification and needing 400 hours of hands-on clinical work they had pledged to St. Christopher’s Inc. in New York.
Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare director Arlene Happach speaks while lawyer Eric Thompson of Children’s Rights Inc. listens Friday during a meeting at the bureau. Although the caseworker statistics were “a red flag,” Thompson said, children’s safety improved.
There is something slightly creepy about the bourgeois cybertopia of Start-up City, all hi-tech doodahs and rustic jumpers. . . . It’s all a little bit Pleasantville – if you ignore the vagrants, addicts and angry activists. That’s the sort of ignoring that takes practice. “In downtown SF the degenerates gather like hyenas, spit, urinate, taunt you, sell drugs, get rowdy, they act like they own the centre of the city,” wrote Greg Gopman, a former start-up CEO, on his Facebook wall last December. “There is nothing positive gained from having them so close to us.”
Dr. Shulman who joined the UB Social Work faculty in 1997, has been a social work practitioner educator for more than 40 years. He has done extensive research on the core helping skills in social work practice, supervision and child welfare.
While segregation as it is practiced today may be different than it was 60 years ago, it is no less pernicious: in Tuscaloosa and elsewhere, it involves the removal and isolation of poor black and Latino students, in particular, from everyone else. In Tuscaloosa today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened.
The Department of Social Protection received 171 complaints about named officers in 2013, up from just 27 in 2010.
Volunteers sort through donations of food at the headquarters of the Trussell Trust in Salisbury.
The recently created BrainSpan Atlas of the Developing Human Brain incorporates gene activity or expression (right) along with anatomical reference atlases (left) and neuroimaging data (not shown) of the mid-gestational human brain. In this figure, the location and expression level of the gene TGIF1 is shown of a brain from 21 weeks post-conception. Knowledge of where and when particular genes are expressed will facilitate research surrounding human brain development and disease.
The Chicago Teachers Union went on strike in September of 2012, protesting layoffs and cuts in funding. Yet a series of recent revelations show that Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues to place corporate interests above residents’ basic needs.
Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux announced an extra $2 million in funding Tuesday in a bid to improve B.C. adoption rates.
Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to “register” with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Israeli media.
Social workers and investigators with the Department of Children and Families walk a picket line outside the department’s New Bedford office on North Front Street in New Bedford
Nic Haughton, manager of Yorkshire and Humber Adoption Consortium, with adoption social workers, from left, Dawn White, Kirsty Edwards and Susanne Hayes, at the Being Family roadshow.
The chairperson of the Irish Association of Social Workers Ineke Durville has expressed concern that new child abuse laws will not be effective due to lack of resources.
Under the regime of neoliberalism, especially in the United States, war has become an extension of politics as almost all aspects of society have been transformed into a combat zone. Americans now live in a society in which almost everyone is spied on, considered a potential terrorist, and subject to a mode of state and corporate lawlessness in which the arrogance of power knows no limits.
On Tuesday, April 4, India’s highest court said the South Asian nation’s transgender community would from now on be treated as a third gender, which is neither male nor female. The ruling has paved the way for equal rights for India’s three-million-strong transgender community.
Taxpayers are paying billions of dollars for a swindle pulled off by the world’s biggest banks, using a form of derivative called interest-rate swaps; and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has now joined a chorus of litigants suing over it.
Complaints about dangerous disciplinary practices involving shock weapons are cropping up all over the country. . . . The Taser, the most popular of these weapons, uses a powerful electrical charge to create intense spasms that drive the suspect to the ground.
Social workers and police authorities agree the number of Roma have surged in the 6th arrondissement lately, but only because police have chased them out of neighboring areas like the 11th arrondissement.
The type of transformation happening in Vidigal is known as gentrification: wealthier residents replacing poorer ones in an urban community. It is an old phenomenon that has also been observed in cities like Berlin, New York and London. But apart from the resulting high prices, Da Silva is also worried about his district “losing its identity.”
“Our philosophy is that as a social worker you are here for the child and the family – you are not here for the convenience of the council.”
Palmerston North social work student and former beneficiary Rebecca Battersby says an increase in the amount of abuse towards Work and Income staff can be partly explained by how hard it is to get a benefit now.
Cllr Gordon Gillick. Two examples of Cllr Gillick’s actions were cited – the first during a discussion about the role of social workers in respects of representing the interests of looked after children.
It’s a stark room, and small, but it’s a private space for V, who would otherwise be homeless — and it should be enough to get him back on his feet. “Sometimes all they need is a temporary roof and a bit of a helping hand,” says France Desjardins, who heads the Maison du Père shelter, where 31 of these transition rooms are opening.
With unprecedented access to the NHS and Social Services’ older adults care teams in Birmingham, Protecting Our Parents follows cases over a year from the perspective of the professionals, families and the elderly.
Last spring, a student, Craig Thompson, conducted a survey for an economics course, and his findings shook the campus. Of 377 student respondents, 35 percent admitted to violating the honor code at least once in the 2012-13 academic year.
Rahm Emanuel. According to a report by the taxpayer watchdog group Good Jobs First, the supposedly budget-strapped Windy City — which for years has not made its full pension payments — has mountains of cash sitting in a slush fund controlled by its poverty-pleading mayor. Indeed, as the report documents, the slush fund now receives more diverted property taxes each year than it would cost to adequately finance Chicago’s pension funds.
There are many possible explanations for why my 5-year-old daughter has yet again asked if she can change her name to Sam. Sam can also be a girl’s name, I explain hopefully. No, she clarifies, sighing at the dullard she has been given for a mother. She wants to be Sam the boy’s name.
A six-year-old herds cows for his father in Ghana. The family’s economic circumstances make it unlikely he’ll ever go to school.
At the Stroke Survivors conference at Croke Park yesterday were Martin Quinn, Tipperary, Sinéad Hamill, Dublin, and David Bowe, Portlaoise.
We wouldn’t know that James Boyd was turning away from three Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officers when they decided to fatally shoot him March 16 in the Sandia foothills just outside Albuquerque, New Mexico, if it wasn’t for the body-worn cameras embedded in the officers’ helmets that captured the gruesome events. But the presence of the officers’ helmet cameras certainly didn’t prevent the officers from taking Boyd’s life, even though the officers were reportedly carrying nonlethal Tasers in addition to their guns.
Jennifer Lawrence, a social worker at Boston Medical Center, says the emphasis on “Boston Strong” had had some unhappy consequences. “A lot of it is portraying that people are so resilient and so strong. While that is absolutely true, we are neglecting that people still have hard days,” she said.
As the British establishment posthumously patronises those it went all out to destroy, it’s worth remembering Tony Benn’s own description of the way ruling elites treat those who lead movements for change: ‘It’s the same each time. First they ignore you, then they say you’re mad, then dangerous, then there’s a pause and then you can’t find anyone who disagrees with you.’
During the cold of last November, an initiative in Paris gave smartphones to a group of homeless men and asked them to tweet about their lives.
Christi Griffin, author of Incarcerations in Black: The Subjugation of Black America and the founder of The Ethics Project
School 12 social worker Erica Vera, right, listens to student during a group meeting.
Michael Corbat (left), CEO of Citigroup, for example, didn’t just grab a 15 percent increase in bonus pay, but nearly three times that. His total haul was $16 million. Then there’s Jamie Dimon (right), boss of JPMorgan Chase. He had a really terrible year in 2013, forcing his shareholders to shell out some $22 billion in penalties for tallying up a long list of illegalities. But that didn’t stop Jamie from taking a 74 percent hike in bonus money this year — he pulled in a cool $18.5 million.
A senior male with the Jewish fundamentalist group, Lev Tahor, walks with a small group of children near their motel in Chatham, Ont., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.
University at Buffalo: School of Social Work’s Dr. Louanne Bakk said “[g]iven the increase in the older adult population, it’s critical social workers are knowledgeable and have an understanding of these people’s needs and the issues surrounding their ability to remain independent within the community.”
Dr. Roni Strier, University of Haifa School of Social Work
Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald opened the Pavee Point conference on Roma children’s rights in Dublin
Dr. Roe-Sepowitz is an Associate Professor at ASU’s School of Social Work in the Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research and an expert on exploited children and adults, prostitution and the sex industry.
An associate professor in the School of Social Work, Holleran Steiker is a nationally recognized expert on substance abuse and the prevention and treatment of drug and alcohol addiction in youth. She’s also the winner of a long litany of teaching awards—but none with a presentation quite like this.
Graduate students in the UC Berkeley School of Education picket on the first day of a system-wide strike on April 2.
Volunteer Evelyn Burns-Weinrib, who has lived with depression, and Dr. Robert Madan, who spearheaded a website for seniors living with depression, pose for a photograph at Baycrest in Toronto.
Occupiers stuck with the rulebook and used their energies to create hosts of community organizations.
Little is known about the government’s welfare system review announced by Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews (pictured).
Native Silence tells the story of two Native American grandmothers who were ripped from their families as children.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly visits the Outdoor Sportsman store in Stockton. Donnelly said Tuesday that he would abolish the state’s Child Protective Services system and start over “from the ground up,” saying social workers often remove children from their homes without sufficient reason.
David Behan, chief executive of the Care Quality Commission: ‘We’re going to be changing the way we inspect at probably the most challenging time for services’
Professor emeritus Emanuel Gale has taught for 47 years and despite his age, he continues to teach with the same passion.
In Gov. Perry’s (above) Texas, within two hours of the Shelby decision, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott announced that the state’s voter identification law—which had previously been blocked by a federal court—would be immediately implemented.
As leading education writer and New York University Professor Diane Ravitch wrote in the New York Review of Books: “[Moskowitz] had asked for eight new schools—more than any other single applicant—and de Blasio gave her five. Most school leaders would be thrilled to win five new schools. But Eva cried foul and publicly accused the mayor of “evicting” her students. This was despite the fact that two of the three rejected schools did not exist, so no students were affected. The third was Moskowitz’s request to expand her elementary school that was already co-located with P.S. 149 in Harlem; Moskowitz wanted to add a middle school. But adding a middle school meant kicking out students with disabilities in P.S. 149, which de Blasio refused to do. To fund her crusade, Moskowitz tapped her “friends on Wall Street and the far-right Walton Family Foundation who paid out nearly $5 million for television ads attacking Mayor de Blasio,” Ravitch continues.”
Termonbacca children’s home was a ‘warm and loving place’ a former senior social worker in Derry has told the inquiry investigating institutional abuse at care homes run by the Sisters of Nazareth.
The number of complaints filed about the social services is on the increase, with Regional State Administrative Agencies (AVI) and the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira) receiving 60 per cent more complaints last year than in 2010.
For the past 40 years, we have eroded the fabric of our democracy by checking our conscience at the courtroom door. After four decades of waging a failed war on crime in poor communities, we’ve spent $1 trillion and arrested 45 million people, and drugs are as inexpensive as ever and more widely available. The prison system, serving as an economic engine for rural communities across America, is bursting at the seams.
So, rather than go out and spend 57 cents per car, or a little over $1.48 million to fix all of its cars with the ignition switch problem, GM essentially performed a cost-benefit analysis, and found that fixing the vehicles, and saving American lives, wasn’t worth losing that $1.48 million. To put that in perspective, GM’s net income in 2013 was $3.8 billion. So, the ignition switch fix would have only cost .0003 percent of the company’s 2013 net income.
Pseudo-model Monique Chau Hoi-ying was caught with ketamine in a lavatory at her North Point school last September.
High-stakes test prep leaves less time for projects like the one above, created by students at PS 29.
Maurice Daniels, Dean and Professor at the School of Social Work, speaks at the Donald L. Hollowell Lecture at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.
Sponsorship reeks of colonialism, pure and simple—privileged, mostly white people using their position to manipulate poor brown people, with callous disregard to how much family or cultural disruption it may cause. Sponsorship programs ensure that children get their material needs met and sponsors get to feel good while parents and extended families are undermined and humiliated.
He is an accomplished ranter, whose disputes with the city are numerous and varied but tend to revolve around the ruination of the Lower East Side by luxury apartments, ugly corporate chain stores, overpriced parking meters, pretentious restaurants and college students who vomit on the street. The stranglehold of gentrification tightens on NY.
After returning from work where he is a leader on a recycling crew, Brian Loch, 43, holds his daughter, Lily, at their home in Menahga, MN. A big challenge for Loch is figuring out daycare and affording the payments.
Silvio Berlusconi has had a meeting with a social worker to determine whether he can be reinserted into civil society after serving his time for tax fraud, in the latest humiliation for the billionaire former prime minister.
Rajiv Shah, director of the Agency for International Development, is increasing science funding at his agency.
Food pantry handler Kenneth Willis carries bags of food for the Emergency Assistance Department at Chicago Catholic Charities.
Dr. Keith Kilty, an Ohio State Professor Emeritus of Social Work, looks for a grass-roots push for a war on poverty.
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Bharati Sethi has images from her Do You See What I See? A PhotoVoice Exhibit on display in a Laurier Brantford building at 97 Dalhousie Street in Brantford, Ontario. Sethi assembled the exhibit from 525 participant-generated photographs and interviews with 17 immigrant women who were given cameras to record their employment & health experiences, as part of her doctoral thesis at Laurier Brantford in the faculty of social work.
Crowded and anonymous, much harassment and abuse occurs in public transportation
Smoking, drinking alcohol, eating too much fat, salt and sugar – all of that can ruin your health. As a result, Britain is again debating the ‘nanny state’ and how much it should interfere in peoples’ lives.