Above: Local social worker Grace Brown, who, along with her husband and son, moved from the Northern Territory to the Coast in December, 2017. She spent eight years as a social worker in Darwin and is continuing her social work career here with the Department of Human Services.
S.A.F.E. Child Advocacy Center Program Manager Susan Loesby and Erin Walker-Tolles, executive director of Catholic Community Service, at the CCS building in Juneau.
The Charity Tax Commission, which is supported by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), was launched in October 2017 to undertake a full review of the impact of the tax system on charities.
The study found that during the first two years after high school graduation, 23 percent of young adults had ridden with a marijuana-impaired driver at least once, while 20 percent had ridden with an alcohol-impaired driver, and 6 percent had ridden with a driver impaired by glue or solvents or harder, illicit drugs, such as amphetamines, opioids, cocaine.
Social workers, like Tee Taylor of Lorain County Children’s Services, help pick up the pieces when families are torn apart.
But the optimism surrounding Clinton’s election — and favorable assessments of his time in office since — ignore the destruction his administration brought to poor and working people, especially African Americans, and mask not only the continuation but intensification of anti-poor policies. Rather than offering a reprieve from punitive austerity, Clinton took the Reagan-Bush agenda a step further. If his administration was a turning point, it turned us in the wrong direction. In 1994, Clinton signed the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, the largest crime bill in history, which allocated $10 billion for prison construction, expanded the death penalty, and eliminated federal funding for inmate education.
Provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that almost 45,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in the 12-month period ending July 2017, up from about 38,000 in the previous cycle. (Those data are likely to change, since many death certificates have not yet been reported to the CDC.)
The iron wall is rising. It will cement into place a global system of corporate totalitarianism, one in which the old vocabulary of human rights and democracy is empty and where any form of defiance means you are an enemy of the state. This totalitarianism is being formed incrementally. It begins by silencing the demonized. It ends by silencing everyone.
John has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and does not want to have involuntary treatment.
Kimberly Thomas was arrested on gun charges in the Bronx that were later dropped. “For 396 days I have been fighting for my life, my freedom and my sanity,” she said.
“It’s clear that the intranasal method of ketamine delivery is not as simple as it first seemed,” said lead author UNSW Professor Colleen Loo (above), who is based at Black Dog Institute.
Unions and veterans’ groups came together on March 1 to discuss saving the VA from privatization.
The Social Welfare Bureau (IAS)
It will be impossible to end poverty without replacing the system that creates it.
A different type of narcotics detective is busy at work in a pan-European effort involving 19 countries — but not in the way you might expect. These “detectives” are sampling sewage water that comes from city inhabitants in 56 different cities to see if they can find traces of narcotics in the wastewater.
The shortage, though more significant in some places than others, has left many hospitals and surgical centers scrambling to find enough injectable morphine, Dilaudid and fentanyl — drugs given to patients undergoing surgery, fighting cancer or suffering traumatic injuries. The shortfall, which has intensified since last summer, was triggered by manufacturing setbacks and a government effort to reduce addiction by restricting drug production.
Johnny Red and fiancé Kneasha live with their dog Trigger in a homeless camp off Campbell Street. The couple and several others will be forced to move in about two weeks as the land they are living on will be used for the soccer stadium.
Not a single social worker will remain in the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District next year under a major staffing cut that axes the equivalent of about three dozen full-time positions in an attempt to bring the district’s budget in line with what taxpayers can afford.
Scientists and government officials waged a concerted
campaign to obtain funding from the alcohol industry for
research that may enshrine alcohol as a part of a healthy diet.
The former offices on Chapel Street
COMMUNITIES AT RISK: Social workers are at the forefront of providing support for communities in areas like Manenberg, the scene of several shootings over the years.
In the end, Peers, who headed the investigation, concluded that the massacre was a failure of leadership, from the commanding general on down. He concluded that 28 officers and enlisted men had committed war crimes – murder and rape – or conspired to cover up the crimes. . . . The darkest side of American exceptionalism is the belief that somehow we are more moral than others and that our troops would never slaughter innocents civilians. Americans need to understand that in every war in the history of humankind, soldiers commit hideous acts. Even our troops. It is inevitable.
The chief of the First Nation where Tina (above) was raised said only a public inquiry can get to the bottom of what happened.
Legislative Bill 998 would create the Collaborative School Behavioral and Mental Health Program, which would put a social worker in each of the state’s 17 educational service units to help students who have behavioral or mental health problems.
More than 1,000 people from around the world have signed a petition calling on major journal publishers not to censor their offerings within China in response to governmental pressure. The petition pledges a peer-review boycott, stating, “we will not agree to provide peer review service until editors confirm that their publications do not censor content in the [People’s Republic of China], and we call on all others to do so as well.”
Migrants at a makeshift camp blanketed by snow at the Saint-Martin canal in Paris.
Four bullets killed Marielle Franco (above). The same thugs killed her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes. Marielle died because of her struggle, because she was Black, because she was a woman, because she came from the Rio favela called Maré, because she dared to confront the system that oppresses and kills her people.
Statistics has Guinness to thank for the Student’s t-test.
Malcolm alleges that the accused falsely accused him of rape after their illicit affair ended.
A protester attends a demonstration during a pensioners nationwide protests against tax increase in Paris, France, March 15, 2018.
There are some 3,000 children in the foster care system. More than 1,000 of them are under the supervision of the Summit Institute.
The review made five key findings in relation to the services provided to Becky between autumn 2011 and her murder in February 2015.
The European Commission has taken more concrete new initiatives to further deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights.
Any conversation about inequality in Manchester clearly reflects a much bigger national story: in particular, that of the knuckle-headed Westminster austerity that has hacked down the city’s budgets by about a third, cut the council’s workforce by almost 40%, and had dire effects on levels of homelessness and the city’s housing policies.
Psychology professor Sanda Dolcos and graduate student Yuta Katsumi explore how suppressing negative emotions affects brain function and memory.
An interview with former Council on Social Work Education Minority Fellow Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, PhD.
For people living on the economic margins, even minor offenses can impose crushing financial obligations, trapping them in a cycle of debt and incarceration for nonpayment.
Public transit should be a right for everyone in Toronto. Using subways, buses, and streetcars shouldn’t require paying fares, or user fees, that penalize riders with lower incomes.
Above: Refugees arriving in Spain.In an interview with the Guardian, Ruth Stark of the International Federation of Social Workers said, “the emotional trauma of change is something that social workers know a huge amount about,” though she went on to say they had a lot to learn.
Why would 16 Democratic senators join their Republican colleagues in pushing a bill that lays out a rich banquet of goodies before some of America’s worst bankers, and increases the risk that taxpayers will have to bail them out? Here are 24 million reasons: These 16 Democrats have collectively received $24,488,961 in campaign contributions from savings and investment firms and commercial banks. They have also received $42,246,555 from lawyers and law firms, some of which represent banking interests, and $4,318,208 from lobbyists. They include: Debbie Stabenow (D-MI – above), an NASW Pioneer
DeVos said that she was “frustrated” that Stahl neglected to ask her about any of her “really good ideas” for the nation’s schools, such as “purchasing guns for teachers with money that is currently being wasted on books.”
Officials at the University College of the Cayman Islands say they are addressing a need for social workers by introducing a three-tiered program this fall that will allow students to pursue everything from a certificate to a bachelor’s degree in the field.
Poverty and Wealth by William Powell Firth, 1888.
21) She is extremely biased and partisan. She is supposed to serve the public interest, but her radical Christian Fundamentalism and anti-LGBT activism make her untrustworthy to serve in that capacity. Statements such as “There is enough philanthropic dollars in America to fund what is currently the need in education… Our desire is to confront the culture in ways that will continue to advance God’s kingdom,” do not help.
Academics have ceded the academic project to the empty rhetoric of efficiency. For academics to collectively resist these processes, they need to put up their hands to take on leadership roles and to participate in processes aimed at keeping the academic project as their university’s central driving logic.
A new organisation was formed to represent the individuals who have completed their professional course of Master in Social Work (MSW) in the State. Above: Dzukou Valley, Nagaland