Walgreen’s, the giant drugstore chain, recently announced that it is considering moving its corporate headquarters from the U.S. to Switzerland to avoid $4 billion in U.S. taxes over the next five years. According to a recent report from Americans for Tax Fairness, nearly a quarter of Walgreen’s $72 billion in sales last year came from Medicare and Medicaid.
Campaigners against the Bedroom Tax, a measure that could add to the financial burden of disabled people
Back in the 1930s and ’40s, real estate courses unabashedly taught students the Gresham Law of Neighborhoods, which posited that lower-ranking racial or nationality groups would drive out good families and depress neighborhood values. Instructors even provided a hierarchy of races and nationalities for ready reference: English, Germans, and Scandinavians made the best neighbors; Mexicans, blacks, and Southern Italians were at the bottom of the list. It’s hard to imagine such a detestable ranking today. Unless, of course, you were to consider the so-called “poor door” policy in New York City.
The number of children in state custody has reached a record high. Refugee kids are also taken into care and should have the right to aid, says Heinz Hilgers, president of the child protection body Kinderschutzbund.
The word is German, but the feeling of schadenfreude is universal. Even two-year-olds showed joy in another’s misfortune during a recent study.
MISSION, TX – JULY 24: Immigrant Melida Patricio Castro from Honduras shows a birth certificate for her daughter Maria Celeste, 2, to a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the U.S.-Mexico border on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants, many of them families or unaccompanied minors, have crossed illegally into the United States this year and presented themselves to federal agents, causing a humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. The Rio Grande sector has the highest traffic of illegal immigration, especially of Central Americans, on all the U.S.-Mexico border.
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan wants poor families to work with government agencies or charitable nonprofits to craft “life plans” as a condition of receiving federal assistance.
Sometimes there are 20 protesters, sometimes there are several hundred. Rallies outside refugee shelters aren’t common in Germany, but local refugee councils are worried aggression towards asylum seekers is on the rise.
When we more closely examine the skills and attributes deemed necessary to succeed in our supposed meritocracy, we find that we all remain hostage to the largely unfounded claims of middle-class judges – whose self-proclaimed “merits” are treated as if they were universally and naturally valid.
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What Matthew didn’t know, nor had the Social Security office told him, was that due to her teaching in the public school system, Caroline is considered a government employee and hence ineligible for survivor Social Security benefits in the state of Maine and 14 other states.
Sharyn Feir’s Ed-U-Care brings awareness to issues facing LGBT people. Fein’s group is currently developing a curriculum with Harriet Cohen, an Associate Professor at TCU’s Department of Social Work and an expert on elder LGBT care, for caregivers who often face their own set of challenges.
Janos Acs was among more than 20 people rescued in 2009 by RCMP from the hands of human traffickers who lured them from their native Hungary on the false promise of work.
Sharat Parameswaran, M.D., says the health care system will continue to need psychiatrists with specialized training, but how they will be incorporated into the revised system is not yet clear.
Somerset County Council child protection boss earning £318,000 can recruit social workers Read more: http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/pound-318-000-boss-council-t-recruit-staff/story-21936214-detail/story.html#ixzz38VIFxfKZ Read more at http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/pound-318-000-boss-council-t-recruit-staff/story-21936214-detail/story.html#UECsBLmxVRHXf1va.99
Social workers in Auckland say there’s a hidden but growing problem of abuse against elderly migrants, who are living in constant dread and loneliness.
Kierra’s home on Peguis First Nation. The 21-month-old died July 17. RCMP have ruled the case a homicide.
“We showed that crows can discriminate between different volumes of water and that they can pass a modified test that so far only 7- to 10-year-old children have been able to complete successfully. We provide the strongest evidence so far that the birds attend to cause-and-effect relationships by choosing options that displace more water.”
The FDA has approved a new opioid pain reliever that contains naloxone, which blocks the drug’s euphoric effects and should prevent abuse, regulators say.
A border patrol agent assisted an unaccompanied minor from El Salvador after he crossed the Rio Grande into the United States on Thursday.
Victor Groza, a Professor of Parent-Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University, is hoping that a program run by he and his colleagues will encourage more Romanian families in that country to adopt Romanian orphans.
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.
The state’s move to hire more social workers in the wake of two child homicides this year is only a stopgap measure, DCF chief Dave Yacovone (above) said Thursday
Social work academics were upset by Wood’s recent comment in Society Guardian that academics are churning out “crap” social workers.
Imani Henry launched the an anti-gentrification selfie campaign in hopes of putting a face to those affected by gentrification.
The Cato Institute has been trying since 1983 to undermine support for Social Security by creating doubts among the young that it will be there for them when they retire.
Rep. Dean Arp, a Republican from Monroe and a primary sponsor of the House bill that became law last session. About 1,818 people in Wake County receive Work First benefits, and though not all would have to undergo drug testing – the law requires testing only if social workers suspect drug use. Apparently drug testing of state legislators who receive public funds is not being proposed.
A student at South West College in Dungannon, Alice (above) hoped to become a social worker and work with children. Alice had taken a tablet she thought was Ecstasy but which actually contained cathinones and 4,4-dimethylaminorex, a stimulant linked to 20 deaths across Northern Ireland in the last year.
Professor Brigid Featherstone – Central Academic Staff, Professor, Social Work Faculty of Health & Social Care Research
SINGAPORE: The social service sector must be elevated to be equally important as national defence and healthcare, said Social and Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing (above), at a conference organised by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).
Melvin Hooks found the body of his daughter, 10-week-old Grace Lynne Hooks, at the Weymouth homeless shelter where they were staying. He said he was aware of safe-sleep guidelines and followed them.
Research by Ruth Neil, lecturer in social work at the University of the West of Scotland
Holly Giovengo, 21, a rising senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in French and sociology, is spending eight weeks working this summer in the Millvale Garden as a Browne Leadership Fellow, a program operated through Pitt’s School of Social Work.
People “may suffer harm” if steps are not taken to improve the council’s ability to recruit. In the short term the only answer is to pay up to 15 per cent more to attract experienced staff and managers.
A sex worker checks her smartphone as she and others wait for customers in a brothel at Dolly prostitution complex in Surabaya, Indonesia.
Four current and former workers at Riverview Psychiatric Center say serious staffing problems continue at the 92-bed state mental health hospital, which last September lost federal certification and $20 million in funding.
Delegates listen to speeches at the Girl Summit in Walworth academy, south London.
On Sunday, the New York Post reported that the 40 Riverside Boulevard development, poor doors and all, was approved by the city’s Department of Housing, Preservation and Development.
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.
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.
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.
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
All-seeing: new legislation could entrench and extend the ablility of the state to monitor us.
Mattresses thrown over a playground at the Gran Familia children’s home, Zamora.
Siobhan Lyons has been executive director of the Irish Immigration Center for five years.
Dr. Ray Jones claims the story created by the Press and politicians has done enormous damage.
Councillor Tony Hall has heralded the transformation of children’s social care in North Yorkshire
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.
Life is dangerous for Africa’s gays and lesbians, despite a resolution from the African Commission for Human Rights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The social work teams were commended for their handling of the case.
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.
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.
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
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.
“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.”
Eureka, CA: This is what America looks like outside the cities of the coast and sunbelt.
The main ongoing investigations and inquiries into historical abuse allegations in institutions around the UK.
Prof Peter Voswinckel, who is trying to find out more about Charlotte Meyer, who fled Nazi Germany.
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.