When the government took her from her family, it outsourced her safety to a for-profit corporation. Nine months later she was dead.
Springer Publications announces the appointment of Dr. Lisa Schelbe and Dr. Bruce A. Thyer as the new Co-Editors of the Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal.
As a psychiatrist practicing for 20 years, I must tell you, this is insane. At least one in four women in America now takes a psychiatric medication, compared with one in seven men. Women are nearly twice as likely to receive a diagnosis of depression or anxiety disorder than men are. For many women, these drugs greatly improve their lives. But for others they aren’t necessary.
In the short term the British Medical Association has been quick to warn that the NHS budget must not be used to prop up social care. But the centrifugal force of hospital finances is so powerful that the greater risk may be the opposite – that social services spending comes to be seen almost exclusively through the prism of the needs of local hospitals.
Margaret Thatcher died of a stroke on April 8, 2013, at the age of eighty-seven. But the legacy of her eleven years in power—measured in inequality, decaying trade unions and public institutions, and the Labour Party’s ceaseless retreat from its socialist origins—is as strong as ever.
The Wall Street Journal cited several such examples in a recent investigative report on corporate giving to the Clinton Foundation. In one reported case in 2012, the WSJ stated that Hilary Clinton lobbied the Algerian government on behalf of General Electric to pick the US company to build power plants there. A month later, the foundation announced a partnership between itself and GE, along with a donation of $500,000 to $1 million. Months later GE won the contract with the Algerians. In another 2012 case, the WSJ reported that Walmart pledged to donate $12 million to a public-private partnership Clinton created at the State Department and $500,000 to a charity she had helped create. One month later, during a trip to India, she lobbied against the country’s ban on retail stores such as Walmart. Later, former President Clinton asked Walmart’s CEO, Mike Duke, to change his chedule so he could be on a panel at the Clinton Global Initiative.
Clinton Foundation fundraising, particularly from foreign governments, came up repeatedly at Hillary Rodham Clinton’s confirmation hearings for secretary of state.
Adjuncts and their supporters rally at Temple University in Philadelphia.
The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 will transform the way social services are delivered, promoting people’s independence to give them a stronger voice and more control over the services they need. It will also encourage a renewed focus on prevention and early intervention.
Brain-scanning techniques promise to give an objective measure of whether someone is in pain, but researchers question whether they are reliable enough for the courtroom.
Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews has outlined a comprehensive set of education measures to tackle violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence in a written statement.
I’m not even going to get into Clinton’s reference to former Secretary of State (“my friend Madeline Albright” who apparently once said “there’s special spot in hell for women who don’t help other women,” even as she endorsed sanctions that led to the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqi women and children in the 1990s. (That’s not my idea of feminist foreign policy.)
What does it mean to say the whole working class is oppressed, in ways that are distinct from, though interwoven with, the special oppression of different sections within the class?
Since July 2014, CBS 58 has been staying on top of backlog issues reported at the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare. At that time, the Bureau reported a backlog of about 2,800 cases and hired consultants to bring that number down. As of February 2015, CBS 58 has learned the backlog is down to 653 cases.
Carl Mills, who murdered Kim Buckley, 46, her daughter, Kayleigh, 17, and her granddaughter, Kimberley, six months.
H.221 aims to drastically reduce Vermont’s inmate population and eliminate the need to send prisoners to private out-of-state prisons.
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,br>Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern, R- Oklahoma City, watches on the floor of the Oklahoma House in Oklahoma City. Kern is the author of legislation that prohibits state oversight of the practice of “conversion therapy” to change a person’s sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual. The measure has been condemned by state and national professional organizations involving social work, psychology and medicine.
Brian Bride, the head of the School of Social Work at Georgia State University
On the second Tuesday of every month, residents of Chicago’s St. Leonard’s House gather for an hour of pure poetry. Started seven years ago, the poetry class provides residents, all former inmates, an opportunity to read, debate, and write poems.
Review recommends welfare system overhaul: Social Services Minister Scott Morrison.
Associate Professor Philip Mendes (above), from Monash University’s Department of Social Work, said those on the pension might be attracted to rural areas because of cheaper rent.
Speaking out is becoming a crime in many Asian countries, leaving media and civil society less space to operate, Amnesty International’s Richard Bennett told DW, as the rights group released its annual report.
Tens of thousands of Scots struggling to cope with draconian welfare cuts have been awarded a total value of £46 million is Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs), new figures reveal.
Care home owners will become more accountable for their services under a new law to strengthen the protection of children and adults and improve the quality of care and support in Wales.
Food Lion President Meg Ham and Livingstone College President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. examine the newly opened Blue Bear Food Pantry on Livingstone’s campus. Social work students will be able to take on a leadership role with the food pantry through internship opportunities and community service projects.
Jonas Echevarria, whose livelihood depends on the catch of the day, lives in a shantytown called Little Swamp on the fringe of the Rio Almendares.
‘They were held incommunicado for much longer than I think should be permitted in this country – anywhere – but particularly given the strong constitutional rights afforded to people who are being charged with crimes,” said Sarah Gelsomino, the lawyer for Brian Jacob Church.
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive C.Y. Leung (above, centre) rang in the Lunar New Year earlier this week with a noteworthy speech urging the citizens of Hong Kong to change their ways. Renowned for his calculated frankness, and his cracking faux pas, Leung said during the height of last year’s umbrella uprising that the whole problem with democracy (mín zhǔ) is that it takes from the rich and gives a dominant voice to the poor.
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Hillary Clinton toadie Rahm Emanuel shakes hands with Rick Osterloh, president of Motorola Mobility, at the April 22, 2014 opening of the company’s headquarters in Chicago. After his time as a top aide in the Clinton White House, Emanuel made more than $18 million in two-and-a-half years as an investment banker, brought into the business by the man who just became Illinois’ new Republican governor, billionaire venture capitalist Bruce Rauner.
The Tonto National Forest in Arizona (above). In December, two Republican senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, pushed Congress and the president into giving away what could amount to over $130 billion in public property.
A new report shows that states and cities effectively tax the 1 percent at only 5.4 percent—half what they tax the poor (10.9 percent).
Food stamp resentment, as Arthur Delaney has coined it, is a year-round phenomenon. It’s when a random shopper decides that he or she has the authority to dictate what poor people buy.
The pro-immigrant projection over a December 2014 far-right rally in Dresden. In Germany, a “modernized” far right is marrying neoliberalism and racism.
Greek Finance Minister Giannis Varoufakis: “The truth of the matter is that 90 percent of that money never arrived in Greece.”
The 70 most popular videos depicting drunkenness on YouTube account for more than 330 million views, with little portrayal of the negative outcomes of excessive alcohol consumption, according to a new analysis.
A woman stops to leave a message at a growing memorial of flowers and messages decorating the entrance of Bliss Clothing Boutique on Avenida Del Mar after the murder-suicide of John Patrick Dillard, 59, and Cynthia Jean Rosier, 64, both San Clemente residents in October.
‘It’s a battle to keep talented young scientists interested in mental health, as the funding path is not as clear.’
House in Sderot hit by mortar shell during Operation Protective Edge. Not only is the Sderot mental health clinic left with only one psychiatrist, the social worker has quit.
The man on the cover is Martin Bergmann, one of New York’s most esteemed psychoanalysts, who worked for more than 50 years. Like most of the subjects, he appears wistful, even funereal, in his office. He represents a bygone era; and, in fact, Bergmann died last year.
The car containing the body of Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, the man accused of the two shootings which led to two civilians dead last weekend in Copenhagen. The 22-year-old, who was killed in a shootout with police, had been member of “Brothas,” an inner-city immigrant gang in Copenhagen, but was reportedly kicked out because of his temper. “He got into fights with members of other gangs. So when they wanted to make peace agreements with other gangs, they threw him out,” said Aydin Soei, a social worker who’s been researching Denmark’s gang scene and who met El-Hussein in 2011.
The American Red Cross recently sent ProPublica and NPR a request for corrections to our series of stories about the charity’s failures in responding to Hurricane Isaac and Superstorm Sandy, misleading donors about how money is spent, and other issues. We stand by our reporting and have found no instances of errors.
Dr. Lisa Reyes Mason (left) poses with her research team while conducting a study on water security in Baguio City, Philippines.
The children of Dhaka’s waste pickers are forced to study in a makeshift school surrounded by rubbish.
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University will continue Project Newborn, now in its 21st year, with a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The study, which originally enrolled more than 400 babies born at MetroHealth Medical Center, is examining the subtle lifelong effects of prenatal cocaine exposure on infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
Actress Samantha Morton has claimed she was abused in Nottinghamshire care homes as a teenager.
Minister of State for equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (above) has said Government is moving to prohibit discrimination against tenants in receipt of rent supplement. He said legislation would be amended to ensure people seeking to rent accommodation were not disadvantaged because they are in receipt of certain social welfare benefits.
Compared to their American counterparts, Israelis prefer ‘free range’ parenting over the hovering ‘helicopter’ type
Deprivation and trauma and early childhood can affect the developing brain.
Anna C. Faul, D.Litt., has been named executive director of the Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging at the University of Louisville. The institute was created in September 2014 to examine the needs of the growing population over age 65.
Poverty and high unemployment in Detroit are potential contributory factors to depression.
Kaye is a forty-something social worker and single mother. A incident at work has resulted in her transfer from Hackney to Pagford. Kaye was fully exonerated, but it still haunts her.
In the United States, employers’ use and threatened use of permanent replacements has effectively undermined the right to strike in the private sector over the past several decades.
The daughter of two antiwar activists, Frida Berrigan (above) was raised in a faith-based community with a mission of social justice advocacy. In her book, It Runs in the Family, Berrigan writes about being raised by radicals and gives advice on how to integrate child rearing into fighting for change.
While positive trans visiblity is on the upswing, it’s undeniable that real legal and economic disparities face U.S. trans citizens daily, especially those who are multiply marginalized by intersecting identities of race, gender, and class. The ongoing epidemic of fatal violence against trans women of color is one major indicator.
State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council member Aditi Rao of Cedar Falls (center) testifies at subcommittee meeting.
Mary “told me she had once been very beautiful, but that was a long time ago.”
But inequality doesn’t just happen. It is the product of economic, business and political decisions of what, how and where to invest and distribute money and resources. The current revival of Detroit – and cities like it, such as Glasgow or Newcastle, needs to be seen in this context. Detroit’s safer, more attractive downtown contributes to growing inequality across the city. It does little to address the poverty, unemployment, poor health and abandonment in 95% of the city.
Most people pay a Social Security tax of 6.2 percent on their income throughout the year, on every dollar they earn. But the top 1 percent of working Americans are only taxed during the first six weeks of the year, on a small portion of what they earn. They pay the Social Security tax only on the first $118,500 of income, the amount at which Social Security payments are capped.
Charles, 53, has been unable to find steady work. Until recently, he and his 9-year old son, Pablo, lived at a homeless shelter in New Orleans.
Newly unionized UConn students rally for higher education funding at the state capital in Hartford.
The Aylesbury estate stands resolutely at South London’s frontier. A sprawling mass of monumental concrete blocks, it was home to 7,500 residents – the size of a small town. For years, the estate has been vilified and painted as the black hole of London, sucking in unsavoury types to create a crime-riddled nightmare of poverty. But the stereotype of the ‘sink estate’ – or ‘hell’s waiting room’ – is fuelled by an outsider perspective
The Merkato in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In July the city will host a UN conference to discuss finance and investment for developing countries.
Shneur Kesselman and his family are not planning on leaving Malmö, despite having to endure anti-Jewish sentiment in the city.
In 1954, 1.8 million children participated in the Salk polio vaccine trials.
Bryan McKenzie described a quiet boy who later emerged as ‘a compulsive liar’ who maintained secret contact with family through Facebook.
Thomas Mücke runs a Berlin-based organization called the Violence Prevention Project. Mücke has a team of about 50 social workers. Many of them come from Muslim immigrant families.
Occupy Wall Street protesters gather for the one year anniversary of their movement’s beginning.
Historian Robert Orsi tells of protestant social workers trying to change the way Italian-Americans raised their families on a very intimate level from what they had for breakfast to how they swaddled their babies.
The center serves as a training ground for students from social work, nursing and pharmacy to learn how to work as a team.