Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. On 7 February 2017, 330 academics, including myself, were dismissed from public service. During peaceful protest against this action, professors were beaten and dragged along the ground by police officers. The police officers, who are around 20 years old and whose education background is unknown, not only physically beat academics – including veteran professors – but humiliated them.
Tax avoidance by the wealthiest Americans is drying up our heartland communities and squelching opportunities for our young people.
Each group of speakers at the Open Labs fora on “Cities that Learn” in Mexico City explained their unique methodology and shared success stories for political organizing.
She liked the officer who took her statement, she said, because it felt like he believed her. The officer took photos: a bleeding ear; a swollen jaw; broken glasses. Then the officer told Dilawar she was under arrest, along with her husband.
The Kenney administration announced that Amber Hikes (above) will take the helm of the Office of LGBT Affairs as Executive Director.
‘The files were opened by social workers on foot of an allegation of child rape against the Garda whistleblower that turned out to be entirely false. Yet even after Tusla knew the allegation to be wrong, the falsehood remained on his children’s files. Nobody followed up with either McCabe or the alleged victim during that time.’ Inset; Garda Maurice McCabe
Dr. Carl Hart is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University
Despite more than a quarter century of constant economic growth, social, economic and ecological inequality in Australia is on the rise.
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, left, speaks at a news conference Thursday with Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George, UVM Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Stephen Leffler and Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo.
Liam Gibson, of NY Harm Reduction Educators, displays a rescue kit in New York City
Martin Wolf examines the economic flaws and false assumptions of the Higher Education and Research Bill
West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan said West Australia has the “worst rate of methamphetamine usage in the country”.
Yanes holds her mother’s hands. “I try to make her feel comfortable, feel safe.”
“In the 2015-16 Budget, the government invested $60.5 million net expenditure over 4 years to progress Tranche One of WPIT. On 19 December 2016, the government announced it is investing a further $313.5 million net expenditure over 4 years to progress Tranche Two.” (http://bit.ly/2lPltPz) Did anyone do the math here?
Depression, a major cause of disability worldwide, is characterized by a complex and heterogeneous symptomatology. With this respect, cognitive deterioration represents a major problem that has a strong impact on a patient’s function. Thus, within the context of a depressive phenotype, it is important to characterize the mechanisms that sustain cognitive dysfunctions and may represent an important target for pharmacological intervention.
After months of subsisting in overcrowded camps, migrants turned an empty building in the Greek capital into a remarkable experiment in self-managed living.
The study also found a remarkable difference in opioid prescribing habits by doctors in the very same emergency rooms: “High-intensity prescribers” doled out narcotics during 24.1 percent of patient visits, on average, while “low-intensity prescribers” called for them only 7.3 percent of the time.
In Jordan Harrison’s science fiction drama, holographic androids called “primes” help persons living with dementia recall memories. Because primes are artificial, they also provide tireless, patient companionship and comfort. When you’re spending as much time dealing with doctors, nurses, social workers, memory specialists, pharmacists and insurance administrators as you are with your loved one, it’s easy to see why these pixelated caregivers would be so swiftly welcomed.
What about the American Psychiatric Association’s 1973 Goldwater Rule (Goldwater above in 1964)?
An Ontario court has ruled in favour of thousands of Indigenous people who were stripped of their cultural identities when they were taken from their homes on reserves by child protection workers and placed with white families.
39-year-old Clinton Smith was found dead in Washington Park at 720 Elysian Fields Ave on January 11, 2016.
Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan says the reduction in the number of such cases is ‘inadequate’
In the early 1960s Roy Parker undertook research into foster care for which he gained a PhD, making him among the first academics to investigate this topic
The government built modern homes like this one, in the town of Norvelt, for poor coal miners in the 1930s.
Could a collection of tiny home-style units, clustered into a village with on-site social workers, help Bozeman get a handle on homelessness?
These eight men own as much wealth as the world’s poorest 3.6 billion people. Is that acceptable?
Maurice McCabe: The case appears to show a litany of errors involving Tusla, including failing to inform Sgt McCabe about the original allegations.
Thereasa Abrams, an assistant professor in UT’s College of Social Work and a burn survivor herself, has developed an app called the Bridge to help them heal faster.
‘I’ve invested 35 years of my life with a commitment to northern social work… and I feel it very, very deeply,’ says Dawn McInnes of the proposed cuts.
“It is the most amazing background to have,” she said. “If we only knew someone’s story, everything they do or say would make perfect sense. That is the training I got from social work.”
After the Patriot Act was passed, librarians began hanging signs to let patrons know the FBI could be watching them.
In a week in which 330 more academics were purged from Turkish universities, dismissed academics have provided University World News with testimony of being subjected to indefinite arbitrary detention without access to a lawyer; dismissed with their passport and credit cards blocked and prevented from working in academia at home or abroad and denied a pension; or subjected to mob violence and threats of a lynching.
The dismissals target the best academics in Turkey and aim to liquidate universities as such and replace them with something along the lines of submissive high schools. I believe this process can be defined as ‘academocide’. Since the 15 July 2016 coup attempt, about which information remains largely obscure, the government has gradually dismissed more than 5,000 academics, among more than 100,000 public employees, on charges of belonging to or being affiliated with the Gülenist or other loosely defined terrorist organisations.
As I walked through the two floors of the museum I kept asking myself, where am I in this celebration of upper-class gay white male creativity?
Ken Libertoff, a mental health advocate, testifies at a hearing Tuesday on the status of front-line mental health workers.
He’s spent decades helping the city’s poorest and campaigning for greater social justice, but Ho Hei-wah is still grappling with the challenges ahead
In Mr. Bauman’s view, it all connected. He argued we were witnessing a transition from the “solid modernity” of the mid-20th century to the “liquid modernity” of today. Life had become freer, more fluid and a lot more risky. In principle, contemporary workers could change jobs whenever they got bored. They could relocate abroad or reinvent themselves through shopping. They could find new sexual partners with the push of a button. But there was little continuity.
Fourth year student Stephanie Sindori says she is relieved Laurentian University’s English, French and Indigenous Social Work programs have been accredited for two more years.
The status quo in Washington’s child welfare system is not working. The Legislature should restructure services into a new Department of Children, Youth and Families.
As the backlash against feminism grows, let’s highlight the unrecognised female labour upon which capitalist patriarchy depends.
A lawyer for a woman charged with killing three relatives and a social worker in 2015 said Friday he will no longer pursue dismissal of the case on the grounds that his client is incompetent because he doesn’t have evidence to support that argument.
Despite years of hearing that trade deals are simply a done deal, it appears the Trump administration is renegotiating several major agreements that had previously received bipartisan backing. But will the new deals be any better for workers—in the U.S. and abroad—than the old ones?
Months after making tutors on its “overstaffed” Bachelor of Social Work course redundant, Witt has scrapped this year’s first year intake because it doesn’t have enough staff to run the course.
A large crowd gathers to hear Senator Ron Wyden speak during a town-hall meeting at Linn-Benton Community College’s activity center in Albany, Oregon
CDC’s NCHHSTP AtlasPlus is an online resource which can be used by policy makers, prevention staff, government personnel, and the general public. This online tool allows users to create customized tables, maps, and other graphics with the most current CDC surveillance data on HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs and TB.
Well, I am pushing back at the pushers and their push-notifications. There is nothing cool about the values being pushed to us by Silicon Valley. Under the pretence of joining something liberating and modern, we are giving up information and control to a class of secretive billionaires. This dichotomy will define the next generation: disciplined people creating addictions for ill-disciplined ones, and then profiting from that dependency.
Prof Eileen Munro, whose social work review inspired the Children and Social Work Bill, said the opt-outs create “more dangers than benefits”.
Rental applicants who rely on private landlords to accept City-sponsored housing vouchers are running into trouble.
San Francisco, March 1961: Police arrest three protesters of the House Committee on Un-American Activities hearing at City Hall.
A search is underway for families to give homes especially to younger unaccompanied minors.
Again and again, Democrats expect demographics to hand them unearned election victories. Vapid centrist campaigns assume that coalitions of minorities and educated white professionals will rally around candidates just because there’s a D next to their names. Strategists target upscale suburban women—the proverbial soccer moms—as the key swing voters, and they lose elections that should have been won.
Senior social work major Lydia Smith (left), and Bernie Newman, the interim Social Work department chair, transformed a lounge on the ninth floor of Ritter Annex into a safe space for breastfeeding mothers in October.
Decrease in the thickness of the cerebral cortex after psychotherapy in the left parietal cortex (marked in red).
The US may be on the verge of witnessing how democracy ends. We must fight the normalization of Trump and his actions.
Katherine J. Cramer about her new book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker (above)
Alex Gervais is shown in a handout photo from British Columbia’s representative for children and youth.
“AARP opposes Medicaid block grants and per capita caps because we are concerned that such proposals will endanger the health, safety, and care of millions of individuals who depend on the essential services provided through Medicaid”
So began a concerted effort by Nixon, and later Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, to divide the black and white working class, the groups with the most vested interest in social welfare programs. Using subtly race-infused language, Nixon shored up an army of white working class voters that railed against the perceived excesses of American liberalism by the “undeserving” (i.e., black) poor. In the 1990s, Clinton used the same rhetoric to justify passage of his welfare reform bill, which slashed benefits and criminalized the poor, taking aim specifically at poor people of color.
Scientists who accept funding with the tacit agreement that they keep their mouths shut about the government are far more threatening to an independent academy than those who speak their minds.
Family members of the psychiatric patients commemorating their deaths.
The United States is coming to resemble two countries, one rural and one urban. What happens when they go to war?
1 in 4 babies born at Methodist hospital are born addicted. Many other Indiana hospital report similar numbers.
Eugene Police Bicycle Patrol Officer Beau Rankin (left) joins a group congregating on the corner of Broadway and Olive in downtown Eugene.