Opioid overdoses have claimed more than 300,000 lives in the last 15 years, including some 33,000 in 2015 alone. But those numbers do not tell the full horror of this epidemic, which has devastated the lives of countless children whose parents have succumbed to addiction to prescription painkillers and other opiates.
Calvin College Professor Joe Kuilema, a social work instructor, made the Turning Point USA Professor Watchlist more than a month ago.
Dr. Jennifer Greenfield is an assistant professor at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work. Her research focuses on how social policies shape the financial choices families make around health care and caregiving.
In a project run by Brauer, 40 staff of the Mindshare media agency were fitted with the Lumo Back posture device, which sends a pulse to remind wearers to sit up straight, and the NeuroSky portable EEG headband, which measures brain activity and emotions…. Brauer said the next development would be “biometric CVs”, with job applicants required to present evidence from monitoring to show they are biometrically qualified.
The wake for Manuel Evangelista, one of five people killed by masked men in a vigilante raid.
DeVos is a billionaire who grew up in the Christian Reformed Church and would like to see religious schools supported by public funding. She once described education reform as a way to “advance God’s kingdom.” Born into the powerful Prince family of Michigan, DeVos is part of the Christian right royalty in the United States. Her father, Edgar Prince, helped found the anti-gay Family Research Council. Her brother, Erik Prince, is founder of the mercenary group Blackwater Worldwide, which received large contracts from the government during the Iraq War. Betsy later married into the DeVos family, billionaires who founded the Amway company and also have deep ties to the Christian right. The two families have contributed generously to anti-gay and anti-labor causes over the years.
An April 30, 1966 file photo of King Jr. addressing a rally in Birmingham, Alabama
Keishla Mojica, 23, glances behind to look at her partner, John Rodriguez, 23, while visiting a friend in November 2016 in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. The two met three years ago at National University College.
“The cash injection will see the expansion of the successful Frontline programme across the country…” I’m sorry. Did I miss the studies that ‘prove’ Frontline is successful?
An electroconvulsive therapy machine is seen at an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London in 2012.
Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows.
As these misleading, anti-government movements gain momentum, it is important to understand them for their true purpose: to remove restrictions on business that could limit corporate profits. Watch for these initiatives coming to ALEC-controlled statehouses in the form of model bills and resolutions. Understanding the effects and true purposes of this legislation is our best defense!
Matthew walks to the bus stop from the rooming house in Iowa City, where he’s lived for two years. The 20 to 25 low-income people who live there are having to move because the owners are renovating and selling the building to a University of Iowa fraternity.
This “microdose,” about a tenth of your typical trip-inducing tab, is “low enough to elicit no adverse side effects, yet high enough for a measurable cellular response.”
Rep. Tom Price has seen about a 400 percent paper gain in his investment in Australian biotech company Innate Immuno, stock trading records show.
Researchers have shown that cannabis and cannabinoids can reduce pain in some patients and can help alleviate nausea and vomiting in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Also, there is good evidence that smoking marijuana does not increase the risk of cancers, such as lung cancers, often associated with tobacco use. But the committee did find a link between regular weed smoking and other classic “smoker’s ailments” such as more frequent bronchitis episodes, chronic cough, and increased phlegm production.
‘Securing sustainable funding for social care is a challenge that successive governments have failed to meet.’
Nurse practitioner Joe Hufford takes the blood pressure of Michael J. Reece on in Seattle. Reece meets with a nurse every other Monday through the Mobile Palliative Care for the Homeless program.
Rep. Brattin attends Abundant Life Baptist Church. He is a member of the NRA, Chamber of Commerce and the NFIB. Rep. Brattin is a 1999 graduate of Lee’s Summit High School. Born July 22, 1980 in Harrisonville, Rep. Brattin currently resides there with his wife, Athena. He is the proud father of Mariah, Kayla, Rick III, Garrett, and Hannah.
Clifford Rowe resides at the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence, a new building in the District built in part for homeless vets. Rowe is a musician and once played in a backup band for Elvis Presley.
This is a story about when things fall apart, told through our three perspectives. Having navigated the choppy waters of interdisciplinary disagreement, we feel we have some hard-earned guidance to impart to colleagues in similar situations.
Refugees staying in an abandoned warehouse near Belgrade’s central bus station warm themselves by a bonfire. Many of them are young Afghans sent alone by their parents to escape the Taliban.
Death from homelessness is totally preventable, but we currently have more people dying from being homeless than being murdered in Seattle.
Governor Gina Raimondo has tapped Trista D. Piccola (above), the deputy director of the Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services department in Cleveland, Ohio, as the new head of the state Department of Children, Youth and Families.
Hundreds of children were affected by the dismantling of the unofficial refugee camp in Calais known as the ‘Jungle’
The Haruv Children’s Campus brings together, in one location, a comprehensive array of services for abused and neglected children, including emergency treatment, therapeutic facilities and child advocacy assistance.
Social work researcher Beth Archer-Kuhn teaches students how to ask the right questions while directing their own learning.
When the House of Lords explored the clauses in detail, peers voted to strike them out.
The Children and Social Work Bill would let local councils apply to set aside children’s rights and checks on care to try out innovative ways of working…. About 50 organisations publicly oppose the proposed exemptions – including the British Association of Social Workers, The Care Leavers’ Association, Women’s Aid, Liberty and the National Association of People Abused in Childhood.
A new study by Prof. Noelle St. Vil has found a variety of strategies that African American women use to survive intimate partner violence.
Dr. Richard Wolff: Over the last century, capitalism has repeatedly revealed its worst tendencies: instability and inequality. Instances of instability include the Great Depression (1929-1941) and the Great Recession since 2008, plus eleven “downturns” in the US between those two global collapses. Each time, millions lost jobs, misery soared, poverty worsened and massive resources were wasted. Leaders promised that their “reforms” would prevent such instability from recurring. Those promises were not kept. Reforms did not work or did not endure. The system was, and remains, the problem.
Nail stickers with QR codes that can help identify dementia patients when they get lost are now being offered to elderly people in the city of Iruma in Saitama Prefecture
Students in the United States march against president-elect Donald Trump. Were students and progressives so caught up in a bubble of politically correct “trigger warnings,” “microaggressions” and “safe spaces” that they didn’t see Trump’s election victory coming?
Bob Bymoen, president of the SGEU, called the social service vacancies in northern Saskatchewan ‘alarming,’ and said Minister of Social Services Tina Beaudry-Mellor ‘doesn’t want to work with’ the union to find a solution.
The symposium, which will be held on January 21, is the culminating event of a semester-long project planned by Olivia Amato,Yosha Dotson and Tiffany Hope Rogers, as well as several other students from the School of Social Work.
To proponents of academic freedom on and off campus, the push from state Sen. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater (above), and others to seek out bias in the operations of the university — and to use the prospect of budget cuts as a means to push for changes, as Nass has — is a troubling overreach.
Court social worker Rowena Pang tries to help people get through court proceedings.
In a remote corner of Colorado, a radical experiment is underway to rehabilitate the state’s most downtrodden residents.Above: Fort Lyon.
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Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, which has filed numerous human rights complaint against the federal government regarding its treatment of First Nations children.
Gov. Sam Brownback signs a proclamation on mentoring. Annie McKay, director of Kansas Action for Children, a group that opposes the welfare policy changes in Kansas, said 22,000 more children in the state live in poverty than prior to the Great Recession. But the number of children receiving assistance has dropped. She argues Kansas law doesn’t create jobs or boost wages, but rather makes obtaining assistance more difficult.
Darryl Eason, an attorney for Elaina L. Brown, hugs co-defendant Kelly Williams as her attorney, Deanna Kelley, hugs Brown after a hearing in front of Judge Kenneth King. King ruled that the felony counts — involuntary manslaughter and second-degree child abuse charges — against the two Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Child Protective Services workers were insufficient and dismissed those charges.
Four years ago, I was living at Queen and Spadina, just living the city life, working at American Apparel. It was an interesting time because I had taken a little break from acting just before the fire happened.
In 2007, only after historian Alexandra Minna Stern had spent years researching eugenics in the American west, culminating in a published book, did she find the motherlode.
The University of Iowa’s School of Social Work released a report to assist with funeral arrangements.
There were close to 34,000 gun deaths in 2014, more than half of which were suicides. If public health issues were funded based on their death toll, gun violence injuries would have been expected to receive about $1.4 billion in federal research funding over about a decade — compared with the $22 million that it actually got, the study found.
After graduating with a master’s degree in social work in May, Bergen will owe nearly $100,000 in student loans.
Inside President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal antidrug campaign in the Philippines
Perhaps 2016 will be remembered as the year the UK social care services reached crisis point.
Jeremiah Monell & Tara O’Shea-Watson. A bill to establish a pilot program in Ocean County, under the name “Lisa’s Law,” passed an Assembly committee in October, but hasn’t come up for a vote before the full Assembly. It was inspired by Letizia “Lisa” Zindell of Toms River, a social worker for the New Jersey Divison of Youth and Family Services, who in 2009 was strangled to death by her ex-fiancee, a day after his release from confinement for the last of several restraining-order violations.
Kitty Dukakis and her husband, Michael, a former governor of Massachusetts, last month with a therapy support group at their home in Brookline, Mass.
The British Social Attitudes survey shows that, while the vast majority of respondents believe welfare spending should be either maintained or increased, most people view the welfare state for those of working age with suspicion. This despite the fact that workless households are the group most harshly affected by poverty.
Chris Jones, has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Florida State University.
Finland has started paying a basic income of €560 a month to randomly selected unemployed people.
Helisnki celebration of Finnish independence. Finland isn’t the first country to consider basic income guarantees. Canada, Iceland, Uganda, and Brazil are all discussing pilot programs, while the city of Livorno in Italy rolled out a guaranteed program to its 100 poorest citizens last June.
First responders remove the body of one of the victims of Sunday’s fire in Jerusalem, which is suspected of being a murder-suicide, January 1, 2017.
Using his love of teaching and this readily available platform, Greg Versen, a retired social work professor from JMU, integrated his love of social work into his volunteer radio position.
Hiram Wesley Evans, a Dallas dentist and grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, marches in Washington DC in 1926.
The Civil Children’s Ombudsman group, made up of 2,000 youth ambassadors aged 17 and under, gave the government an overall score of 15 out of 100 for dealing with their top 10 livelihood concerns in 2016. It was a slight improvement on the 8 out of 100 score recorded in 2015.