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leadmoThe Atlantic | B Wiseman

Social mobility has never been easy.

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Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1

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2330485012Edinburgh Evening News | G Macvean

Birth certificates, offending records and social work case notes were abandoned at council-run Wellington Special School in Penicuik (above) after the campus was shut down last month amid dwindling rolls.

Posted in News on 07/22/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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William Poray, outpatient program coordinator at Marworth Treatment Center in Waverly Twp. He has been working in the field for more than 25 years after earning a master’s degree in social work.

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After he left the Fleet Air Arm he did a social work degree at Plymouth University, and went on to be a social worker in the city.

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163094Guardian | University of Sussex

Dr. Lel Meleyal is lecturer in social work and social care at the University of Sussex. Her paper Defensive behaviour in public and private domains: The impact of regulation on English social workers will be delivered at JSWEC, Royal Holloway, University of London on 24th July 2014

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2014_28surveillanceNew Statesman | H Bayer/Private Collection/Christie’s Images/Bridgeman Images

All-seeing: new legislation could entrench and extend the ablility of the state to monitor us.

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CHILDREN RESCUED FROM INSTITUTION IN ZAMORAThe Conversation | EPA

Mattresses thrown over a playground at the Gran Familia children’s home, Zamora.

Posted in News on 07/20/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

siobhan-lyons-300x225Irish Echo

Siobhan Lyons has been executive director of the Irish Immigration Center for five years.

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185588056_wide-77e0a0a0819a0c032ff07b136c5a193c871549f4-s40-c85NPR | S Platt/Getty Images

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dzys3p8m-1405675825The Conversation | Iamnotunique/CC BY-NC-SA

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192217_630x354ABC | Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Four years later. Faces of Meth

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18wt08rayWiltshire Times

Dr. Ray Jones claims the story created by the Press and politicians has done enormous damage.

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imgID8124735Northern Echo

Councillor Tony Hall has heralded the transformation of children’s social care in North Yorkshire

Posted in News on 07/19/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

koch_0Mother Jones | J Rodriguez/Flickr

The pair had received a $150,000 commitment from the Independent Television Service (ITVS), a Corporation for Public Broadcasting-funded organization that bankrolls projects aired on PBS. They would later learn that their film, Citizen Koch, which explores the post-Citizen United political landscape and the rise of the tea party, had touched a nerve among public television officials worried about angering a generous benefactor, David Koch, who served on the boards of Boston’s WGBH and New York City’s WNET.

Posted in News on 07/19/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Shawn Jack suffered serious head injuries after being beaten in North Sydney.

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0,,17537584_303,00Deutsche Welle | picture-alliance/dpa

Life is dangerous for Africa’s gays and lesbians, despite a resolution from the African Commission for Human Rights.

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7172014mj-blog480NY Times | D Berman

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Susan St. Amour panhandles on a median in Portland, Maine. The city tried to ban loitering on medians last year, but a judge found the law unconstitutional.

Posted in News on 07/19/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Abu Sayyaf gunmen abducted four government social workers Thursday afternoon in the hinterland of Talipao, Sulu, police said.

Posted in News on 07/18/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

First shift at Master Lock in MilwaukeeWorld Socialist

First shift at Master Lock in Milwaukee. Milwaukee is one amongst many cities in America’s so-called Rust Belt, including Cleveland, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; Detroit, Michigan and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which have been ravaged by decades of deindustrialization. This has contributed to a dramatic rise in income and wealth inequality, unemployment, poverty, and food insecurity.

Posted in News on 07/18/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

hunger-america-mcmillan-toensing_81735_990x742National Geographic | N Toensing

A woman in Osage, Iowa, cans homegrown vegetables to supplement what her family, classified as “food insecure,” receives from the local food bank. Millions of working Americans are food insecure.

Posted in News on 07/18/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Lucas, 13, polishes shoes on a street in La Paz, Bolivia. While most of the rest of the world is trying to diminish child labor, Bolivia is on the verge of becoming the first nation legalize it from age 10. Congress has approved the proposal and all that?s now required is President Evo Morales? signature.

Posted in News on 07/18/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

Flüchtilingsunterkunft in MünchenSpiegel | DPA

The German government is expecting around 175,000 people to file applications for asylum this year, the highest number in two decades. Regional politicians are acting surprised, but there have been signs of this development for years now.

Posted in News on 07/18/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

file-pics-the-health-service-executive-has-announced-cuts-of-19-390x285thejournal.ie | E Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The social work teams were commended for their handling of the case.

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The SSSC Challenge opens at 7am on Friday 18 July 2014 and will be open for approximately three weeks. It is an opportunity to contribute ideas about how the social work degree can best deliver social workers who are fit for practice in the 21st century.

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msdnzstuff.co.nz | NZMSD

More than 80 new Child, Youth and Family social workers are to be recruited, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says. The move comes after a review found CYF staff lacked the time or resources to manage their caseloads properly.

Posted in News on 07/17/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

bee-hivesVancouver Sun | D Toulgoet

Sarah Common (right), a social worker in the Downtown Eastside since 2006, first installed a beehive in the garden next to the supervised drug injection site on East Hastings Street in 2011. She quickly saw sweet results. – See more at: http://www.vancourier.com/news/main-street-community-garden-breaks-out-in-hives-1.1206083#sthash.oFfaUDCW.dpuf

Posted in News on 07/17/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Dr. Susan Grettenberger received her Bachelors from Albion College in Psychology and Education. She has since received a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois, Chicago and Ph.D. in Social Work from Michigan State University. She Director of the Central Michigan University Social Work program.

Posted in News on 07/17/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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“One lesson for us as social workers is to be wary of accepting how we are presented in the media. One of the concerns around the Baby P tabloid story was that social workers came to believe that this was the right story and what actually happened. Social workers need to be more sceptical in terms of how they read about their colleagues and the judgements they then make.”

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0713TEDGUP-master675NY Times | K Essenpreis

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swscotlandThe Scotsman | Social Work Scotland

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americassssBrooklyn Rail

Eureka, CA: This is what America looks like outside the cities of the coast and sunbelt.

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British Flag WallpapersBBC | raafix.blogspot.com

The main ongoing investigations and inquiries into historical abuse allegations in institutions around the UK.

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Prof Peter Voswinckel, who is trying to find out more about Charlotte Meyer, who fled Nazi Germany.

Posted in News on 07/16/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Merchants Corner, while significant in its own right, will also be part of an emerging “North End Community Campus,” which includes the University of Manitoba’s Inner City Social Work Program, the outstanding Aboriginal adult education program, Urban Circle Training Centre, which works in collaboration with Red River College, and the recently constructed Makoonsag Intergenerational Childcare Centre, which offers first preference to children whose parents are attending one of these educational institutions.

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mziefertEastern Michigan University

Prof. Marjorie Ziefert

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stress-single-mom-final_wide-3704ddef15c5e3e1d24178e200f75936adcf16b9-s40-c85NPR | J Neufield

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Dezirae Sheldon

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JS41747466Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Jane East. After a decade working with young homeless people and as a family and childcare social worker, Jane moved into international aid work, holding senior roles with Amnesty International and Christian Aid, working in Africa for a time.

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Justice Sir Mark Hedley pictured speaking to ITV’s Exposure.

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nn_14jail_LEDE_FOR_COVERdallasnews | CR Arbogast/AP

A veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder sits in a holding pen at the Cook County Jail after he was arrested on a drug charge in Chicago. The number of those with serious mental illnesses surpasses 20 percent in some jails.

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rikersmmNY Times | R Perry

Andre Lane

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BUTLER-SLOSSThe Conversation | J Stillwell/PA

Wrong pick: Elizabeth Butler-Sloss presiding in court.

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An asylum seeker from Uganda covers his face with a paper bag in order to protect his identity as he marches with the LGBT Asylum Support Task Force during the Gay Pride Parade in BostonHuman Rights Watch | Reuters

An asylum seeker from Uganda marches with the LGBT Asylum Support Task Force during the Gay Pride Parade in Boston, Massachusetts on June 8, 2013.

Posted in News on 07/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Theresa May: “I think she would have done an excellent job”

Posted in News on 07/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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In 1992, a 44-year-old attorney made the following remarkable assertion: “For goodness’ sake, you can’t be a lawyer if you don’t represent banks.” The attorney was Hillary Clinton.

Posted in News on 07/14/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

hobart-lead-master1050NYTimes | L Davis

Anna, outside the Barn, a campus dance hall, said she was sexually assaulted there weeks into her freshman year at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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20140620-nationalaffair-x600-1403296646Rolling Stone | T Gutierrez/AP

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truthout | J Rodriguez

Nearly 40 years of bipartisan policies of the “4 Ds” of neoliberalism – deregulation, decrease in union strength, defunding of public goods and decreases in taxes on the rich and corporations – have produced inequalities in income and wealth that rival those of the Gilded Age.

Posted in News on 07/14/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

1405100159173Boston College | Pellegrini

University President William P. Leahy, SJ, shakes hands with Roman Blanco, president and CEO of Santander Bank US, at a July 8 signing ceremony to extend BC’s international social welfare doctoral program, headquartered in the Graduate School of Social Work.

Posted in News on 07/14/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

11om24bookOxford Times | C Hide

Left to right: Elizabeth Peretz, George Smith and Teresa Smith outside Barnett House. Barnett House was founded in honour of late 19th century clergyman and social reformer Canon Samuel Barnett. Following the canon’s death, a group of Oxford professors and reformers, led by Sidney Ball, founded Barnett House as a ‘citizens’ house’ – an institution intended as a centre for social action, social reform and social enquiry.

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20140712_brp505The Economist | Alamy

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Out in the cold: About a dozen homeless people, who have made the Durban City Hall surrounds their home, are angry at eThekwini metro police for manhandling them. They say they live on the streets as they have nowhere else to go, but do not cause a nuisance. Many of the men left soon after the photograph was taken, and their names could not be recorded.

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facebook-spyingMother Jones | JaysonPhotography/Shutterstock

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tgt-and-familyMoyers & Co | Witness to Hunger

Tianna Gaines-Turner, center, and her family.

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sirota_big_money_permanence_850_593In These Times |T Evanson/Flickr/Creative Commons

This tale is not just another ‘I was for it before I was against’ anecdote. It is also a bigger parable providing a two-pronged lesson: Partisan politics can abruptly shift; yet money politics almost never changes.

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leadnypppThe Atlantic | L Riley/Flickr

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Peter Barclay, lawyer and social reformerGuardian

Peter Barclay helped shape government policy on social work and housing, and between 1984 and 1993 was chairman of the social security advisory committee

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Deserted Farm in South AustraliaGuardian | Corbis/PA Souders

Above: Gawler, South Australia. Social work practice in rural Australia faces high staff turnover, burnout and difficulties in recruitment and retention. A lack of supervision and professional development opportunities have been identified as contributing to difficulties.

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13MODERNLOVE-superJumboNY Times | B Rea

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NMC_10refugee1greyDallas News | A Jacobsohn

Dr. Walter Nguyen, Director of Mosaic Family Services, has worked with unaccompanied refugee children in the past, but he says the stream of Central American youngsters pouring across the Texas border is unlike any he’s seen. Nguyen, a native of Vietnam who has a doctorate in social work from UT-Arlington, lived through the Vietnam War and tried to escape four times. At age 30 in 1982, Nguyen landed in a refugee camp in the Philippines.

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Beresford_peter_0Guardian | disabilityow

Peter Beresford is professor of social policy at Brunel University and chair of Shaping Our Lives, the national disabled people’s and service users’ organisation and network

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57dca4da-cf1b-4427-b3c6-a88f0dd359b2-460x276Guardian | Taiwan Association of Social Workers

Young, unmarried male social workers have the most health problems, a survey found.

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parliament children's servicesGuardian | DIGITEYES/Alamy

Unison and Children England have already noted that the government has left a back door open for profit-making companies to set up their own non-profit subsidiaries to take over the function of deciding how best to protect vulnerable children. Thus they could still profit from children’s social care contracts by channelling funds back to parent firms. There could also be serious conflicts of interest, as many profit-making companies are already involved in running children’s homes. Under the new proposals, those same companies could be involved in deciding whether children are taken into care or not.

Posted in News on 07/11/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

AP168958813448PREPPEDCenter for American Progress | AP/M Irvine

Twins Abigail and Noah Thomas ride on the motorized wheelchair of their mother, Jenn Thomas.

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Dr. Trocmé is the Philip Fisher Chair in Social Work at McGill University and directs the Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF), positions which he has held since joining McGill in 2005.

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nareycrpCommunityCare | M Lloyd/Rex

Government adviser Martin Narey. “My report is littered with evidence. The only people who have been saying that are a handful of academics who are resistant to change.” Perhaps a graduate level course in critical thinking about evidence would help you to understand that evidence isn’t “litter” Martin.

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CapturetjEurasiaNet | D Trilling

A sex worker waits for a drug delivery in the courtyard of her Dushanbe home. More than 500 sex workers in Tajikistan have been detained within the first few days of a new initiative against “immoral crimes.”

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Timm Ranson and his son DannyGuardian Witness | T Ranson

Timm Ranson with his son, Danny. ‘I always dread this job. I try and leave it as long as possible.’

Posted in News on 07/10/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

15368791-mmmainMassLive | MS Gordon

Front-line social workers and investigators in the Holyoke office of the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families, members of Local 509 of the Service Employees International Union, raise their voices on Main St. in May as they continue their efforts to raise awareness of the high number of caseloads and the negative effects on workers and client families.

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2014_709_koch_sttruthout | F Thompson/Flickr
Billionaire oil industrialist Charles Koch in the center. Many commentators have noted that the father of the controversial Koch Brothers, Fred Koch, was a leader of the John Birch Society from its founding in 1958 until his death in 1967. But, in fact, Charles Koch followed his father’s footsteps into the John Birch Society for years in Wichita, Kansas, a hub city for the organization in that decade of tremendous societal unrest as civil rights activists challenged racial segregation.

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Jobs Not Cuts National Day of Action Rally, Chicago, November 17, 2011

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Carrie Wilkens works with substance abusers and families at the Center for Motivation and Change in Manhattan.

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humphreys46-e1404740423261UConn | P Morenos

Dr. Nancy Humphreys, Professor and former Dean of the School of Social Work.

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Alan Wood, president of Association of Directors of Social ServicesGuardian | S Lee

Alan Wood, president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services.

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px125_7633_7South China Morning Post | S Tsang

Sze Lai-shan, of the NGO Society for Community Organisation, estimated between 200,000 and 300,000 people became eligible under the ruling.

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08mental-tmagArticleNY Times | T Bower

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ripper-street-ep4-pic13New Statesman | BBC

Dramas like “Ripper Street” like nothing more than to tie women down.

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Children’s Rights Alliance’s Tanya Ward said one in ten children within the child protection system did not have an allocated social worker or care plan.

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Northamptonshire County Council said it was already implementing changes to its children’s services

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social co-operatives care servicesGuardian | H Dixon/Alamy

Llangattock, Wales (above). In Wales, co-operative approaches to care delivery are specifically advocated in the Social Services and Well Being (Wales) Act which received royal assent at the beginning of May.

Posted in News on 07/08/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

ap-mental-hospital-forgoWWLP | AP/Oregon State Hospital

This undated photo rprovided by the Oregon State Hospital shows a copper urn containing the cremated remains of Wencel Devorak, a former patient at the Oregon state mental hospital. More than 3,000 urns were discovered a decade ago and dubbed the “forgotten souls.” A research effort to unearth their stories, and to reunite them with surviving relatives, takes center stage Monday, July 7, 2014 as officials dedicate a memorial to those patients who were never claimed.

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social work definitionGuardian | Alamy

From the 1957 global definition: ‘Social work tries to contribute towards greater harmony in society’.

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williams_vanstee_818_460UMSL News | A Jennewein

Stephanie Van Stee (left), Assistant Professor of Communication, and Sha-Lai Williams, Assistant Professor of Social Work, have received a University of Missouri Research Board Grant to study which health messages will best reach African American college students.

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451098210New Statesman | Getty

Manchester Town Hall: Labour has come up with a New Deal for England, involving devolving powers.

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