The Australian Government spent $34 million in commissioning some of the initial data analysis on welfare dependency from consultancy firm PwC.
In this painting by community organizer Allen Schwartz, people line up to get school supplies for their children in Newark.
Joseph and Shannon said Gabriella has just blossomed since her adoption.
When Sanders defended Denmark’s social-welfare state during a Democratic primary debate in October 2015, Clinton scoffed, “We are not Denmark.” True, the United States is not Denmark. But Sanders was not wrong in asking what makes Scandinavian welfare economies so successful, and what Americans can learn from them.
Social work academics labelled the delay unprecedented and “unacceptable”, particularly as the Department of Health (DH) had promised to announce funding allocations by the beginning of June.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is at the centre of a row over freedom of speech after barring a Danish journalist from campus because his magazine published a series of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed in 2005.
Harold Bodmer, a man of great principle, began his social work training in South Africa before moving to the UK in his 20s.
I have seen people open their hearts when some otherized soul is revealed to be a member of their own family, or a friend. Our culture is making progress as a result. But too many people are still met with hatred because whoever and whatever they are is something others have never been compelled to imagine.
Civil rights activists march in Durban, South Africa, at the start of the 21st World Aids Conference
“I am a democratically elected person and it turns out I was put under surveillance for a long time because I campaigned on human rights issues and was involved in justice campaigns.”
Thiel (above) has railed against “political correctness” and “multiculturalism” many times before.
Director Melissa McDaniel said she moved to Chicago 16 years ago to attend the University of Illinois campus there, where she earned a bachelor’s and a master’s in social work. Her master’s has a focus on community development and nonprofit administration.
The first ever recorded figures for female genital mutilation (FGM) show that between April 2015 and March 2016 there were 5,702 new cases in England.
DCF Commissioner Joette Katz having dinner with boys at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School.
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Supporters of President Erdoğan protest against the failed coup in Istanbul’s Taksim Square.
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister of Canada Carolyn Bennett says policing must be a focus in the MMIW inquiry.
Thaddeus Desmond, MSW of Philadelphia will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philly on Tuesday
A World War I soldier being treated with an early analogue of ECT. ECT as we know it was developed in 1934.
The University of Alabama School of Social Work and the Alabama Department of Mental Health have partnered on an $8 million project to expand a substance abuse and mental health program to underserved areas of West Alabama.
Yukari Hamaguchi, head of Kochi Help Desk, shows the Rainbow Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Guide in Kochi Prefecture
Nathan, 34, talks about putting his bachelor’s degree on hold because of his criminal record. Anderson is hoping to be a counselor for drug addiction, but can’t obtain an internship because of his convictions.
SINGAPORE — In light of recent high-profile cases of child abuse, the laws are being reviewed to enhance deterrence of family violence and to ensure that those responsible are appropriately dealt with, said Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin (above).
Professor Ray Jones: ‘A narrative promoted widely by politicians and the media is that the public sector is sluggish and self-serving.’
Pudensiana Simeo Baitu, Gender Desk Officer for Mbeya District Council. Officers like Pudensiana have been trained to handle cases of child abuse and violence against women. When Pretty was found, Pudensiana took charge of the case.
Woman holding the dapivirine vaginal ring tested in the NIH-funded ASPIRE study.
The deaths are striking evidence of the so-called “cheque effect,” dangerous binging among drug abusers and alcoholics believed to occur after the monthly dump of social-assistance money, say the scientists’ new study.
For HIV-infected mothers whose immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding essentially eliminates HIV transmission by breast milk to their infants, according to results from a large clinical trial conducted in sub-Saharan Africa and India.
Del Graff, Alberta’s child and youth advocate, says the child welfare system is ‘clearly not working’ for Indigenous families.
In 1968 Jean Packman moved to lead a postgraduate social work training course at Exeter University, where she remained until 1990.
In most of southern and eastern Africa, HIV incidence in young women (less than 25 years) continues to remain unacceptably high. About 380,000 new HIV infections occur in adolescent girls and young women aged 16-24 years each year.
A cheering crowd greeted Sanders at a Pennsylvania rally in April. “The driving force of the Sanders campaign, contrary to the fantasies concocted by Clinton surrogates,” writes Johnson, “has been a diverse coalition of voters revolting against the inequities produced by global capitalism — a system that has handsomely rewarded a select few while producing stagnant or declining incomes for everyone else.”
Stefanie Rodriguez, left, Gregory Merritt, fourth from left, Patricia Clement, front-second from right, and Kevin Bom, back-right, were present for their arraignment at the Criminal Courts Building on charges of child abuse and falsifying records.
A woman stands near a poster as relatives of victims of the Magdalene Laundries hold a candle lit vigil in Dublin, Ireland, in February 2013. The Irish government apologized for the laundries in 2013.
What does charter school expansion mean for urban school districts? The words “smoking ruin” best describe the findings of a new study by school finance expert David Arsen of Michigan State University.
Many of the children, particularly the girls, work in textile factories like this one. Their shifts are long, up to 12 hours per day and even more.
First responders are exposed to several occupational hazards such as heat, smoke and sleep deprivation.
“There is actually no incentive to go out to work or increase one’s hours,” explained Nicole Dahan of Hebrew University’s School of Social Work. “The state is giving with the left hand and taking with the right, and in the end everyone loses.”
This is not simply about individual offenders stopping offending. It’s much more about building and re-building the positive pro-social relationships that will nurture and sustain a law-abiding lifestyle – relationships with prison staff, prisoners’ family and friends, employers, and the communities to which they will return when they are released.
With certain Nice residents still desperately searching for loved ones, some say it’s too soon to return to normal life
Dr. Guilamo-Ramos, a Professor and the co-director of the Center for Latino and Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH), was among 61 scholars honored at the graduation of the second class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
The white police/black community divide has been with us from the beginning, and there is a reason for that.
Draft platform includes language that disavows the rights of women, same-sex couples, trans people, Palestinians, immigrants, and more.
Volunteer Deborah Watson-Graff prepares toiletries and other items that will be given away to homeless women at The Gathering Place for Women at the Unitarian Universalist Church.
Belmont High student Marcos Gaspar rushes to get ready for work at his Westlake apartment.
Dr. Courtney Cogburn, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Columbia University
Moko Rangitoheriri has become public property: the face of New Zealand’s appalling child abuse record.
The Cats for Companionship program is the brainchild of Kati Loiselle and is supported by the Humane Society of Bay County. Loiselle, 28, had the idea for the program while in her senior year at Saginaw Valley State University’s social work program. At the time, she was interning at the Commission on Aging in Saginaw.
How nice of the Times to give one of our corporate overlords a chance to let us know he’s doing the right thing!
6 Pack Band’s growing popularity – their cover of the Pharrell Williams hit Happy has been seen on YouTube more than 2 million times – is raising awareness of transgender rights in the country
Vulnerable girls at a “toxic and destructive” Church of England children’s home were drugged and sexually and physically abused over nearly 20 years….Revelations of sexual abuse, ill-treatment and physical abuse at Kendall House in Gravesend, Kent, between 1967 and 1986 were outlined in an independent review.
Passing a K2 cigarette on Thursday in Brooklyn. New York City officials are concerned that use of the synthetic drug is rising, not dropping.
So what kind of prime minister will Mrs May make? Don’t worry. . . she apparently has a BA and worked at the Bank of England for 12 years.
Councillor Barry McCulloch, convener of housing and social work services, said: “It’s great news that the Care and Repair North Lanarkshire service continues to help residents across our communities. It’s testament to the excellent local partnerships in place here and the fabulous volunteers who make this service possible.
Katie Rhoades, the founder and Executive Director of Healing Action.
Beds for foster children, such as this one at Jonathan’s Place in Dallas, are in short supply in Texas.
“One particular course offered by Trump U presented a particularly blunt strategy for making money: target destitute, “completely disabled” homeowners headed into foreclosure and convince them to sell their homes at a discounted price. That is, exploit disabled people for profit.”
It’s not only the death and destruction of endless war for bloodlust and profit.
Protesters marched through the central train station in Cologne, Germany, to call for an end to violence against women after dozens of attacks shook the city on New Year’s Eve.
A Tory-dominated committee of MPs has delivered a scathing critique of radical government proposals to reform children’s services, saying they fail to tackle the core problems faced by social workers and could make services worse. The Commons education select committee said key parts of the Children and Social Work bill, currently being debated in the House of Lords, contained significant weaknesses and were potentially detrimental to the social work profession.
Dr. Marina Barnett brings her Widener University class up to speed on Delaware County’s poor.
ADCS President Dave Hill. “This may not happen in practice, but in theory it means [children’s minister] Edward Timpson, or [education secretary] Nicky Morgan or whoever is in the government at the time, could directly have a role to play in decisions about an individual social worker.
The Counted is a project by the Guardian – and you – working to count the number of people killed by police and other law enforcement agencies in the United States throughout 2015 and 2016, to monitor their demographics and to tell the stories of how they died.
Deplorable: The Maltese Association of Workers says the comments made by social policy minister Michael Farrugia (pictured) on the number of care orders issued were untrue.
If the state of siege of our inner cities were lifted, if prisoners were allowed to return to their communities and if evictions, which destroy the cohesion and solidarity of a neighborhood, were to end, the corporate state would face a rebellion. And the corporate state knows it. It needs to maintain these pod-like police states if it is to continue the relentless drive to further impoverish the country in the name of austerity. The continued cutting or closing of the few social services that keep people from facing total destitution, the massive unemployment that is never addressed, the despair, the hopelessness, the retreat into drugs and alcohol to blunt the pain, the heavy burden of debt peonage that sees families evicted, the desperate struggle to make money from the illegal economy and the forced bankruptcies all are about social control. And they work.
She knew that what she put her and her loved ones at risk, but she didn’t care. Along with the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) — an organization my mother co-founded — she defended Indigenous communities and gave her life. Today, our family, the Lenca people, and thousands of Hondurans are demanding justice.
Can someone explain to me what qualifications Martin Narey has to justify his reviewing social work?
An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighter. The “defense” budget is a trillion-dollar graft factory flooded with cash that could be better spent elsewhere. One example: the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter which doesn’t work and which no one wants. Pricetag: $400,000,000,000 and counting. Another example: The Osprey, a military plane that kills Marines with dreary regularity because it also doesn’t work. Pricetag: $23,000,000,000.
Saturday 16 July 2016: The joint demonstration organised by The People’s Assembly Against Austerity and Stand Up To Racism will assemble at 12 noon by the BBC HQ in Portland Place, London W1.