ustice Thomas Gove, in his inquiry 20 years ago into the death of four-year-old Matthew Vaudreuil found only a third of the social workers who dealt with the case were properly trained. In his recommendations, he said people providing direct services to children and their families should “at minimum, be required to have a bachelor of social work degree as a basic qualification. A master of social work should continue to be preferred.”
MARCH 8 is International Working Women’s Day, and though its revolutionary history is typically overlooked, it was inspired by the struggles of working-class women–and declared by socialist women as part of the fight for working-class self-emancipation. Also often overlooked is the German socialist who proposed International Working Women’s Day. Clara Zetkin (above left) called for the holiday at the second International Conference of Working Women in 1910, in response to mass strikes and protests by women workers in the U.S.
In some senses, Sanders is the unlikeliest of prospects: an independent who caucuses with the Democrats in the Senate but has never joined the party, a democratic socialist in a country where many politicians fear the label “liberal,” an outspoken critic of the economic, environmental and social status quo who rips “the ruling class” and calls out the Koch brothers by name. Yet, he has served as the mayor of his state’s largest city, beaten a Republican incumbent for the US House, won and held a historically Republican Senate seat and served longer as an independent member of Congress than anyone else. And he says his political instincts tell him America is ready for a “political revolution.”
Yet a careful look at budget figures for the U.S. military — a bureaucratic juggernaut accounting for 57% of the federal discretionary budget and nearly 40% of all military spending on this planet — shows that such claims have been largely fictional. Despite cries of doom since the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration surfaced in Washington in 2011, the Pentagon has seen few actual reductions, and there is no indication that will change any time soon, as these militarists waddle up to the public trough.
Social worker Margaret Miles speaks on the challenges of parenting an adolescent as part of a series of workshops Wednesday at the Sandman Hotel.
In the movie Goodfellas, the main character, Henry Hill, succinctly lays out the Mob’s business philosophy regarding those who are struggling to make ends meet:
“Business bad? Fuck you, pay me. Oh, you had a fire? Fuck you, pay me. Place got hit by lightning, huh? Fuck you, pay me.”
In other words, they’re going to get paid one way or the other. If the insurance industry can’t screw you by charging triple rates for your pre-existing condition, they will get their pound of flesh some other way, like denying or delaying approval of an expensive prescription for a serious medical condition that will ruin your body and your life. But they are going to get that pound of flesh, and nothing is going to stop them.
The U.S. imprisons a higer percentage of our population than countries like Russia, China and Iran.
Age UK laments the ‘distressing human cost’ of loneliness, isolation and upset.
Members of the Lev Tahor ultra-orthodox Jewish sect walk down a street in Chatham, Ont. They have since departed for Trinidad and Tobago, which now appears ready to send them back to Canada.
The new figures, which were released to TD Tommy Broughan through a parliamentary question, show that 555,000 Public Service Cards (PSCs) have already been rolled out with almost 239,000 of these issued in Dublin.
Flyers protesting an Asian-themed party hosted by Kappa Sigma fraternity appeared around campus.
Ian Walker. The main character in Walker’s book is social worker Mark Jordan who, after a resident at a group home in Owen Sound is murdered, takes the investigation into his own hands.
With the government raising the poverty line in most parts of the country, 60,000 more people are eligible for public subsidies for lower-income families this year, an official with the Ministry of Health and Welfare said, as she promoted a new hotline offering information on subsidies and welfare.
Emily Logan, Ombudsman for Children: said her office should not have to investigate same issues over and over again.
Charities who operate foodbanks told the Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee it was obvious benefit cuts and sanctions, often wrongly imposed, were leading to greater poverty and hunger.
Michael Ighodaro, right, exchanges contact information with Michael Basillas, left, at a support group meeting in New York City so that they could coordinate a global day of action in support of gay rights in Nigeria, Feb. 24, 2014.
The Working Families Party’s Sauda Baraka has provided a voice for working families as the chair of the Bridgeport, Conn. Board of Education.
Agronomist Francisco Ramírez, a member of the Cuscatlán vegetable producers’ cooperative, and his family, in one of the greenhouses where they grow tomatoes.
Though Clinton’s reps had been telling progressive groups and unions in private meetings that she believed a single-payer health insurance program made sense, she and her aides had ruled it out for her health care initiative (due to the political opposition such a proposal would draw) and had opted for a much more complicated overhaul based on a requirement that employers provide health insurance through HMOs.
The Scotland’s Outlook claimed more than 870,000 people in Scotland were living in poverty, with a fifth of children in Scotland living below the breadline and 23,000 people having turned to food banks in the past six months.
Ketoprofen, an anti-inflammatory agent commonly prescribed to treat arthritis, reduces neuronal damage in rats that have been exposed to chronic stress and methamphetamine. If this finding of a recent NIDA-supported study extrapolates to humans, anti-inflammatory medications may gain a place in the treatment of methamphetamine addiction.
“The ideas are actually small and tired.” Of course what would one expect from a man that asserted rape is a ‘method of conception’.
Students’ bumper fees are helping fund big pay rises for university bosses.
A new report suggests Canada is falling short when it comes to dealing with youth homelessness.
Tulane’s School of Social Work will move into this building at 127 Elk Place.
Across the EU, enough houses are lying empty to house all of the EU’s homeless people, according to British media. Insiders criticize that houses are increasingly being used as investment objects, instead of as homes.
Antoinette “Toni” Wells, a former neighborhood leader, social worker and YMCA branch director, was passionately protective of her community, friends say.
Thhe 1992 presidential campaign focused primarily on the economy. But “Clinton did not depend on an economic message alone; rather, he decided to engage in his own racial pandering,” writes Haney López. Clinton campaigned as a ‘New Democrat’: “one resistant to black concerns, tough on crime and hostile to welfare.” Clinton distanced himself from African-American voters and politicians, publicly sparring with Rev. Jesse Jackson.
“Boys will be boys,” explained an American prosecutor to the mother of a five-year-old rape victim last week, and suddenly everything was OK.
Social worker Gwen Watts says the more people talk about the issue of abuse, more victims of abuse will be inspired to come forward with their stories.
Christopher Fields seeks spare change from motorists last year. A historian suggest that outside forces play a big role in poverty.
The vulnerable must be kept safe from the greedy pirates who grow rich from them.
Human Rights Watch estimated in 2010 that 140,000 US inmates have been raped. Shaun Attwood (above) has written three books on life inside and his latest, Prison Time, details the sex – consensual or otherwise – the prostitution, the pimping and the equal, loving relationships behind bars
A customer selects marijuana strains at the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary in Denver, Colorado.
Gubernatorial candidate Charles D. Baker Jr. discusses changes ahead for social workers during the Boston Graduate School of Social Work Forum “Health Care Reform: From Policy to Practice.”
Erika McCurdy, 40, a nursing assistant, holding an earnings statement recently at her home in Chattanooga, Tenn. She makes $9 an hour.
Mark Wood, 44, was ruled fit for work against the advice of his GP and despite having complex mental health conditions. He weighed 35kg (5st 8lb) when he died.
Legislature is moving too fast, with too little thought, in overhauling and privatizing the care of foster children in Georgia
Google Donates $6.8 Million to Give Kids Free ‘Muni Ride’
“Love curry? Love social care? You are in!” This friendly though unlikely-sounding invitation greets you at the top of the website of the Social Care Curry Club, which brings hundreds of like-minded people together for a quarterly dose of much-needed bonhomie over a spicy meal out.
Members of the Lev Tahor sect have been under investigation by Quebec police and child protection authorities in Quebec and Ontario for years.
Rebekah Brooks is one of seven people on trial for offences relating to phone hacking. Mrs Brooks said “balance went right out the window” in attacks on social work leader Sharon Shoesmith after the death of Peter Connelly – known as “Baby P”.
For Glasshouse, performers had to connect and empathise with the homeless and ex-homeless theatregoers.
B.C. representative for children and families Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says there is far more demand for foster care than the system is currently able to support.
First Fridays ambassador Gilberto Perez Jr. talks with Goshen Middle School seventh graders Louis Macon, 12, left and Deven Love, 13, right in this file photo. Perez, an Associate Professor of Social Work at Goshen College, said he is confident a new generation of Latinos will make their mark in Goshen.
Dr.Susan Grettenberger, Associate Professor and Director of Social Work at CMU announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination
Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse helped wealthy Americans hide billions of dollars from U.S. tax collectors for several years and federal prosecutors have done little to hold violators accountable, according to a U.S. Senate subcommittee report.
Utah’s Asia campus (above) will offer three undergraduate degrees: Communication, social work and psychology and one graduate degree in public health.
The universe of people who will critically examine the goings-on at the institutions they work for is always going to be a small one. As Upton Sinclair said, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”
“I’m for democracy and letting everybody live but you gotta have some respect. You can’t just come in when people have a culture that’s been laid down for generations and you come in and now shit gotta change because you’re here? Get the fuck outta here.”
Homeless men try to get sleep at a Metro station entrance as temperatures dipped into the single digits on Jan. 7 in Washington
A man sorts through garbage in New York City.
It is estimated that subpostmasters in disadvantaged areas look out for between 20 and 50 vulnerable people at a time. Yet post offices could arguably do more to improve the health and wellbeing of residents.
Prior to coming to Vermont, Deborah Amdur was chief consultant for Care Management and Social Work Service with overall responsibility for five national programs in the Department of Veterans Affairs
Tiffany Washington PhD., Assistant Professor of Social Work, in her office in Tucker Hall at the University of Georgia
The job of the press, in the words of the Irish-American satirist Finley Peter Dunne, “is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable”. The modern media, however, with their relentless frenzy over social security payments to those at the bottom rather than corporate welfare payouts at the top, have shamelessly turned Dunne’s dictum on its head.
The smokestacks of Kremikovtzi steel mill on Sofia’s outskirts may have shut down years ago, but ancient cars ensure that Bulgaria’s capital is still the most polluted in Europe. When the steel plant went bankrupt in 2008, it did little to improve the thick smog that still hangs over Sofia. Experts say old cars and chronic traffic jams are to blame, made worse by the capital’s location in a lowland surrounded by mountains
“It’s had a devastating effect,” the labor leader Marty Beil, said of Wisconsin’s law curbing union power.
More than 400 San Francisco city workers, many dressed as Cupid, marched in protest of Twitter’s ‘sweetheart’ tax break last Wednesday.
Dr. Michael Siegel, a public health researcher, says that e-cigarettes could help end smoking.
Since I ditched my last full-time job in social work 10 years ago to try to eke a living from writing, the question of “what do you do?” is one that I have repeatedly sought to dodge, deflect, or downright lie about.
Pastor Jeffrey Timms Sr. (left), Gennaro Jones and Latonia Williams pray at Community Baptist Church.
Members of the UIC faculty union hope their action will compel the Illinois Board of Trustees to start bargaining seriously with them.
In a Feb. 2, 1993 speech, President Bill Clinton promises to ‘end welfare as we know it.’ Will Obama’s promises to fix inequality turn out to be as hollow as Clinton’s were?
Representative Justin Pierce favors an Arizona bill that would let religious beliefs be a legal justification for denying service.
For some, a typical A.A. meeting is an anguishing choice between sobriety and hypocrisy.
Just one more win. One more press of the button and the pictures spin round and round again. Will a winning combination appear this time? The chances are small, but that’s how slot machines work. Lulled by the games’ monotone jingles and flashing lights, compulsive gamblers are drawn in again and again – some even gamble away a fortune.
“America’s highest paid government workers are not your local teachers, social workers or corrections officers,” said CMD’s Executive Director Lisa Graves. “Rather, America’s highest paid government workers are the corporate executives who profit from reckless privatization deals across the country.”