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coleman quiltNY Times | E Murphy

“Trail Blazers,” by retired social worker Marion Coleman, was inspired by the annual parade held by the Oakland Black Cowboy Association.

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Bernie-MadoffScience Daily | C Gallagher

Bernie Madoff

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The new cohort of 61 scholars was chosen through a rigorous process that began with more than 600 applications. Scholars were selected based on their leadership growth potential and the strength of their personal leadership projects aimed at improving the civic or social good by addressing a problem or need in a community, profession, or organization.

Posted in News on 02/06/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

danielsThe Red & Black | D Powers

Maurice C. 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.

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An advocacy group for young people in care has called on the State to apologise to the young people at the centre of the foster care scandal and to promptly allocate social workers to almost 450 children in care here.

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kiva2Science Daily | KiVa

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20160105__05KraigPowellSlate | Park Record

Utah Republican Rep. Kraig Powell would like to restore old rules, by making it official state policy to favor heterosexual adopters over same-sex ones.

Posted in News on 02/05/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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cpdswDaily Herald | J Starks

Sue Blechschmidt of the Lake in the Hills Police Department is the only police social worker in McHenry County.

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3992Guardian | S Lee

Kit De Waal wanted to use her book advance to ‘do something that could make a difference, rather than just buy a car. I wanted to give somebody a chance.’

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TuslaLogo2014_largeIrish Examiner | TUSLA

The Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW) said it feared there could be more cases like ‘Grace’, the young disabled girl left for years in a foster home known to be abusive, because of the rapid turnover of staff and the relative inexperience of those working on the frontline with children at risk.

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thediplomat_2016-02-03_10-36-47-386x257The Diplomat | Flickr/Takver

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02DREAMS-master675 (1)NY Times | J Rosen

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houstonmethHouston Chronicle

The meth problem is even greater now than in 2005, according to Dr. Jane Maxwell from the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work.

Posted in News on 02/04/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

201602-bianca-ramirez-utsa-child-care-fbgroup-360x480Texas Observer | UTSADTMattersToo

Student-parent Bianca Ramirez and a group of graduate social work students are holding two upcoming rallies demanding child care facilities at UT-San Antonio’s downtown campus.

Posted in News on 02/04/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

pickard_joe_students_20160128_F5799-16x9818UMSL Daily | A Jennewein

Greg Faupel (far left), Dr. Joe Pickard and Gina Garbo from the University of Missouri–St. Louis School of Social Work, conduct a role-playing exercise to practice effective Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment techniques.

Posted in News on 02/04/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

3264Guardian | T Phillips

He Xiaobo nd his wife Yang Min. He was detained on 3 December as part of a government crackdown on Chinese labour activists in the southern province of Guangdong. Incensed at the poor treatment of such migrants, He set up the Nanfeiyan Social Work Service Centre, a group that is credited with helping hundreds of wounded workers secure compensation from their employers after becoming injured or ill on the job.

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1337638623728_ORIGINALPeterborough Examiner | C Skarsted/QMI

Trent University campus in Peterborough, Ontario

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photo_75111_square_650x650Chronicle of HIgher Education | D Miller

\Dr. Marc Edwards, a Professor of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech. “I am very concerned about the culture of academia in this country and the perverse incentives that are given to young faculty. The pressures to get funding are just extraordinary. We’re all on this hedonistic treadmill — pursuing funding, pursuing fame, pursuing h-index — and the idea of science as a public good is being lost.”

Posted in News on 02/03/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

56af9a9155a09.imageSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

Deidra Thomas-Murray manages the St. Louis Public Schools Office of Students-in-Transition.

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0,,19021017_403,00Deutsche Welle | B Wustneck/picture-alliance/dpa

Young refugees headed north

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burnette-hrVirginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Burnette’s research interests include health, mental health and psychosocial problems of older adults, particularly in the context of changing social structures in low-resources settings.

Posted in News on 02/03/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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The process has been paused while an independent commission examines cases affected by inaccurate testing by the Motherisk Drug Laboratory run by the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.

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8d8911ec-c8c7-11e5-868b-f448094ead18_1280x720South China Morning Post | D Wong

Social work student Althea Suen is poised to be HKU’s next student union president as the lone candidate in the race.

Posted in News on 02/02/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

exposedThe Intercept | J Daniel

This is the first crux of Harcourt’s argument: The expository society exploits, rather than represses, our desires. The second crux is his observation that government and commercial surveillance infrastructures have wholly merged.

Posted in News on 02/02/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Dorothy Gallagher (above center), a social work activist for early Mexican communities of Kansas City. She joined a Catholic women’s group called the Agnes Ward Amberg Club and dedicated her life to KC’s first wave of Mexican immigrants and their struggle with the climate of “white-only” in our city.

Posted in News on 02/02/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Out of the 62,000 kids in California who are in foster care, only 3 percent of them will graduate college. Amber Boggs, 27, beat the odds — thanks to Casa Youth Shelter, a youth home located in Los Alamitos.

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Anyone surprised?

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untitledYorkshire Post | Barnardos

Senior officials at the Barnardo’s charity have revealed that they need £500,000 in funding to cope with a 169 per cent increase across the UK for expert advice and support, after providing help to 3,200 vulnerable children last year alone.

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A police barricade around the time of the Baltimore Uprising last spring.

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uberfucksGuardian | C Platiau/Reuters

To put it bluntly: the reason why Uber has so much cash is because, well, governments no longer do. Instead, this money is parked in the offshore accounts of Silicon Valley and Wall Street firms. Look at Apple, which has recently announced that it sits on $200bn of potentially taxable overseas cash, or Facebook, which has just posted record profits of $3.69bn for 2015.

Posted in News on 02/01/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

thorpolice_590truthdig | marinjez/Shutterstock

To avoid serious civil rights issues, companies working on this technology and police departments using it need to be transparent, Stanley said. Otherwise, the public will face a risk it doesn’t fully understand. Just as the police don’t want to go into a situation without knowing the dangers, citizens don’t want to interact with police without understanding the dangers posed to them.

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stopshThe Conversation | D Drobet/Shutterstock

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Group-Photo-of-Representitive-to-the-Syposium-22nd-Jan-2016Internatiopnal Federation of Social Workers

Representatives to the symposium

Posted in News on 01/31/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Dean Steven Huberman, Ph.D., Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, with Lisa Twerski, LCSW, and Chaim Sender, LCSW, Co-Chairs of 19th Annual NEFESH International

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savilleThe Conversation | L Whyld/PA

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4000llhGuardian | Bloomberg/Getty

Lansdowne Road in Kensington and Chelsea, one of London’s most expensive boroughs. Property tax would force global super-rich to subsidise affordable housing, say researchers.

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1454040166554Sydney Morning Herald | J Piper

The royal commission recommended a national redress scheme for 60,000 abuse survivors be established no later than July 1, 2017.

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0,,19013534_403,00Deutsche Welle | R Casilli/Reuters

Priests shout slogans against same-sex civil unions

Posted in News on 01/30/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

mybrobsNew Statesman While Larry built a life in England, working as a social worker and for an NHS mental health trust, he watched Bernie’s political career unfold. After seven years as chairman of the left-wing Liberty Union Party in the 1970s, Bernie became America’s most successful independent politician, serving in the US House of Representatives for 16 years, then as senator for Vermont since 2007.

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29CHIRLANE-master675NY Times | CW Lee

Chirlane McCray, wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio, at a City Council hearing on Thursday on the administration’s plan to improve mental health services. With her is Richard Buery, deputy mayor for strategic policy initiatives.

Posted in News on 01/30/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

International-Federation-of-Social-WorkersInternational Federation of Social Workers IFSW wishes to support our social work academic colleague in Turkey who is facing detention along with other academics following their support for a petition calling for peace and criticizing Turkish military operations in the Kurdish south-east.

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tycojtruthout | Tyco/Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls Inc. and Tyco International PLC have announced a $14 billion merger, with the resulting company pretending to be “Irish.” This is called an “inversion” and is all about dodging taxes.

Posted in News on 01/29/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

BH012616_04-792x470The Badger Herald | J Kampf

Dr. Nick Yackovich, a clinical assistant professor in UW’s School of Social Work and expert in inmate reentry into communities, said prison education programs often aren’t heavily subsidized, as some people view such funding as a move to be “soft on crime.”

Posted in News on 01/29/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

24480213852_3db2be69bd_b.sm_aSocialistWorker | G Skidmore

Over January, Clinton campaign officials fed articles to the New York Times and Washington Post to signal their displeasure with Sanders, whose left-wing populism was tolerated in the early months of the campaign–but who now shows alarming signs that he might be more than an also-ran. . . . Democrats like Israel and Nixon are less worried that they they’ll be damaged by Sanders’ left-wing platform than that they’ll be exposed by it.

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635895391317323733-PointInTime-012715-SG20Detroit Free Press | S Georges

Volunteers find Benjamin, 55, on Woodward Ave. in Detroit. He has been homeless for more than a year

Posted in News on 01/29/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

5615Guardian | G Turner

Lyn Romeo (L) and Isabelle Trowler (R), chief social workers for England. With the two chief social workers saying they don’t pretend to be the voice of the profession, there is confusion as to who, exactly, is speaking for social workers.

Posted in News on 01/29/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

KarenHealy2012Sydney Morning Herald | University of Queensland

Professor Karen Healy.
For significant service to community welfare in the field of social work, particularly child protection, and to higher education and research.

Posted in News on 01/29/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

flint_michigan_850_593In These Times | L Parton

Snyder said, “I will fix it.” Lead poisoning is irreversible. It can’t be fixed. In addition, now, two outbreaks of Legionnaires Disease that sickened 87 and killed 10 have been linked to the foul water. There’s no fixing dead people. . . . when it all falls apart like it did in Flint, it’s amazing how quick those Republicans put their hands out for a federal bailout. That’s what Snyder did. He’s a venture capitalist, after all. That’s the Wall Street way.

Posted in News on 01/29/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

6274834-3x2-940x627ABC | J Donegan

Course Director in Social Work Programs, Dr Cate Thomas, said the $22b plan is about public and non-government providers working to redevelop social housing sites and build new ones.

Posted in News on 01/28/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

feature-rebecca-meyers-2Westword | A Camera

Rebecca Meyers co-founded the Alliance to gather stories from Colorado caseworkers.

Posted in News on 01/28/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

mmooresnyderCommon Dreams

Michael Moore. Here’s what you and I need to do: 1. Demand the removal and arrest of Rick Snyder, the Governor of Michigan.

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ca-abReuters | C Wattie

Cindy Blackstock (R), executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society Caring Society, speaks during a news conference regarding a ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde in Ottawa.

Posted in News on 01/28/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

4cf4_42eeCommon Space

Colin Turbett, author of ‘Doing Radical Social Work’ and ‘Rural Social Work Practice in Scotland’, reflects on a recent summit in London of social work professionals, and argues that social workers feel “beleagured and betrayed” by the UK Government’s reforms.

Posted in News on 01/28/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Migrants queue on a street to enter the compound outside the Berlin Office of Health and Social Affairs (LAGESO) for their registration process in Berlin, Germany.

Posted in News on 01/28/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

ST_20160127_RAYELDERLY27_2020111Straits Times

The social hub can be a place for the elderly to meet, take part in activities and get opportunities for training, employment or volunteering.

Posted in News on 01/27/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

56983303abd1c.image (1)Effingham Daily News | D Schabbing

Meghan Rewers, MSW of Effingham, is spearheading the idea to open a Crisis Nursery.

Posted in News on 01/27/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

2016_0126wp_truthout | B Greeson/NY Times

Filters and bottled water stacked up on a truck to be delivered to residents in Flint, Michigan. This was a crime committed against a predominantly Black, predominately poor population that Michigan’s Republican Gov. Rick Snyder couldn’t give less of a damn about.

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Cindy Blackstock (R), executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society Caring Society, speaks during a news conference regarding a ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde in Ottawa, Canada, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Cindy Blackstock (R), executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society Caring Society, speaks during a news conference regarding a ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde in Ottawa, Canada, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

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Gamez (1)Forsyth County News

Amy Gamez knows, perhaps better than most, that it takes more than a teacher for a child to be successful in school. It takes the whole community.

Posted in News on 01/27/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

4540Guardian | D Kitwood/Getty

Social work is criticised by the media, politicians and the public.

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flineBBC | Frontline

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wnbnymagNY Magazine

The state said a 19-year-old with an intellectual disability wasn’t equipped to look after her baby and whisked the newborn off to another family just after birth—a decision the mother was ready to fight. But how smart do you have to be to raise a child?

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11608381Vancouver Sun | Stotesbury

News conference with Bob Plecas on his report into the Ministry of Children and Families. Victoria, B.C.

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safricacampusThe Conversation | K Ludbrook/EPA

Most young South Africans can’t afford tuition fees and are left out of the higher education system.

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IMG_1055VT Digger | C Donnelly

The Beacon Apartments in South Burlington are newly renovated permanent housing for the region’s homeless.

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_87922918_hi004012349BBC | SPL

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article_largeThe Telegram

Ken Reid, MSW shows affection for one of several dogs used as a therapy dog by St. John Ambulance.

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JS80788934Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Prof Adele Jones (center), leader of the One-in-Three domestic violence project at the University of Huddersfield, with health care expert Prof Minhua Ma (left) and Gill Kirkman, subject leader in social work.

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msf-sgThe Straits Times | MSF

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1453622644787Sydney Morning Herald | L Kennerley

The university has been accused of making the changes “largely in secret”. The merger of faculties will lead to Arts and Social Sciences taking under its wing Education and Social Work, and Sydney College of the Arts.

Posted in News on 01/25/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

image-20160119-29758-1wbbtm7The Conversation | merc67/shutterstock.com

There is now good evidence that many foods in the Mediterranean diet including vegetables, pulses, whole grains and olive oil contain protective substances that help counter alcohol’s harmful effects.

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UberCanadian Centre for Policy Alternatives | R Geoffroi

How the “sharing economy” has turned San Francisco into a dystopia for the working class

Posted in News on 01/25/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

mural_olabisi_590truthdig | J Berbeo

Noni Olabisi’s “To Protect and Serve”—the most controversial Los Angeles mural since David Alfaro Siqueiros’ “America Tropical”—has suffered sun damage, defacements and the shortsightedness of city officials for the past two decades. But with the completion of a restoration this month, a new generation of viewers will have an opportunity to see this splendid piece of art—located at the corner of 11th Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard, west of downtown Los Angeles.

Posted in News on 01/25/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

012116_patrickbordnick730_1Tulane University | University of Houston

The new Dean of the Tulane School of Social Work is Dr. Patrick Bordnick of the University of Houston, whose research interests are in assessment and treatment of addiction, as well as eating disorders and other mental health problems.

Posted in News on 01/25/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

0708_hookahs_970-630x420drugfree.org | Bllomberg

These questions include long-term effects of hookah smoking, the potential health effects for the many users who only smoke hookah a couple of times a month, and whether hookah users are more likely to switch to cigarettes.

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9550280862_483f00383c_b_850_564In These Times | Michigan Municipal League/Flickr

Flint’s poisonous water is merely the latest, and most high profile example of a bankrupt system of neoliberal governance.

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Dr. Allan V. Kaufman

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635889917315093911-holloman2Alamogordo Daily News | J Devine

The first group of 700 refugee children will begin to arrive at Holloman Air Force Base Sunday, Jan. 24. A total of 250 children will arrive first.

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moneyschoolthewesterlysun | AP/S Senne

Buildings at St. George’s School rest on top of a hill in Middletown, R.I. The exclusive New England boarding school, whose alumni include Astors, Vanderbilts and Bushes, has been rocked by a sex abuse scandal. Dozens of former students say they were raped or molested by employees or schoolmates over the past four decades.

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160121155511_1_540x360Science Daily | J Miller/UW-Madison

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hrw_debt_final3Common Dreams | B Stauffer/Human Rights Watch

‘Rubber stamping debt buyer suits threatens the rights of poor people and ultimately undermines the basic integrity of the courts.’

Posted in News on 01/23/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

screen_shot_2016-01-20_at_3.36.03_pmAlternet

Democrats also abandoned the white working class. . . . Both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama ardently pushed for free trade agreements, for example, without providing the millions of blue-collar workers who thereby lost their jobs any means of getting new ones that paid at least as well. They also stood by as corporations hammered trade unions, the backbone of the white working class. Clinton and Obama failed to reform labor laws to impose meaningful penalties on companies that violated them, or enable workers to form unions with a simple up-or-down votes.

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image-20160106-14966-gvt1i8The Conversation | HG Charing

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image-945873-breitwandaufmacher-ifkn-945873Der Spiegel | M Keiler

German feminists Alice Schwarzer and Anne Wizorek

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mindcharPolitics Home | Mind

CEO of the charity Mind, Paul Farmer, says bold changes are needed to help people with mental health problems into work.

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