In the years following the publication of Galbraith’s short volume, a wave of advocates of a “Third Way” rose to prominence, promising private sector growth and an end to “the era of big government.” Bill Clinton emerged as the movement’s torchbearer, calling forth a “New Covenant” that would revitalize the economy and move the Democratic Party beyond the traditional strictures of “tax-and-spend liberalism.”
Dr. Badry with Minister of Veteran Affairs Kent Hehr at the award ceremony.
Hether Benjamin, director of youth development (left), and YOW Program Director Amy Sutherland say unconventional thinking and interagency collaboration are keys to YOW’s success.
The number of people in Germany without a permanent place to live rose from 248,000 to 335,000 between 2010 and 2014, the German government said on Monday in response to a question from the opposition Left party.
The Women’s Coalition of Hong Kong and Her Fund say social workers continue to offer conversion therapy to young people who say they’re struggling with their sexuality.
Between the 2010 bailout and the 2016 Brexit, Ireland has totally transformed its social welfare regime.
Advocates of the new regime suggest that it has reduced unemployment, by providing training and internships and pushing people into work. Critics, ourselves included, have suggested that the new welfare regime treats the unemployed harshly, increasing stress and pressure, and pushing people into precarious work.
‘When people do call they’re expected to be patient and wait for a call back when they’re in a state of crisis,’ says the BC NDP’s Melanie Mark of the province’s help lines for child protection. ‘There clearly isn’t an investment right now that keeps the focus on children.’
Fermi Wong campaigning for Demosistō lawmaker Nathan Law during the 2016 LegCo elections.
A cellblock at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison in Ossining, N.Y., less than an hour by train from Midtown Manhattan.
The selection of Tom Price to head HHS brings the president-elect into alignment with Speaker Paul Ryan. Price has endorsed the Ryan plan: Earlier this month he said Congress would phase out Medicare in the first six to eight months of 2017. He even laid out how to get it done while avoiding the filibuster. Using budget reconciliation, fiscal items that don’t increase the deficit outside the 10-year budget window can get an up-or-down vote with limited debate.
Dr Nair, who became the first social worker to be elected a member of the Public Service Commission last year, said that “I do what I do because I’m very passionate about the cause”.
A smoker outside of the Melrose Houses in the Bronx. The federal smoking rule will have the biggest implications in New York, which has the nation’s largest public housing agency.
I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach’s study of a working man’s descent into poverty and despair while battling to receive disability benefit, has rightly caused disquiet at the ways the systems and services established to provide welfare can instead cause misery. Many who work in society’s “safety net” – social workers among them – have tried since the film’s release to show that they are shoulder-to-shoulder with people who have been disempowered.
When recent Columbia social work grad Christina Egan opened her mail and found a handwritten card addressed to her, she figured it was an invitation from a friend or a holiday card — not her New York state ID she lost a year ago.
Dr. Gao Yaojie, who helped expose H.I.V.-tainted blood sales in Henan Province, in her apartment in New York last month.
At the Eighth White House Tribal Nations Conference in late September, Barack Obama made some big claims about what his administration has done for Native Americans. Yet even as he spoke about his time supposedly championing Native rights and the sovereignty of Native people over what is supposed to be their own lands, protesters at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota had been facing off for weeks against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on sacred tribal lands.
MDMA. The illicit drug has shown promise in helping people with debilitating post-traumatic stress disorder.
A clinical trial found that cancer patients who took psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, experienced significant relief from anxiety and depression.
World AIDS Day 2016 marks an alarming milestone in Russia; not only did the country register its 1 millionth case of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, but experts also have reason to believe up to 1 percent of the Russian population could be infected with the virus.
Joel Israel, second from left, and his brother Aaron, right, pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court. In 2013, the agreement says, the brothers demolished the kitchens and bathrooms of two apartments in a building in the Bushwick section that they had bought six months earlier. The families living in the apartments refused to leave, then lived without running water for 17 months as vermin entered through holes created as part of the demolition…. People hired by the Israels patrolled the halls with pit bulls, baseball bats and sledgehammers and invited non-tenants to use drugs in common areas, according to the agreement.
State Sen. Konni Burton, R-Colleyville, filed Senate Bill 242 this month requiring schools to share all knowledge about students if parents ask — instead of just written records and reports. If a teacher has “personal, direct or incidental knowledge,” the bill requires them to share it with parents if they inquire…. Unless students are planning to harm themselves or others, social workers believe “the client ultimately should be the one disclosing personal issues about themselves, no matter what the client’s age,” especially when the issues deal with sexuality and gender.
The Democratic National Committee leadership and the party’s operatives (like the repulsive David Brock above) gambled with the lives of working-class people when they went all in for Hillary Clinton, a wildly unpopular candidate with an out-of-touch strategy. They lost that bet. Donald Trump won the election, and now we’ll be paying for their mistakes for the next four — or, god forbid, eight — years.
In 2014, as part of a $210 million program aimed at reducing all crime in 15 public housing developments, the de Blasio administration started an awareness campaign in grocery stores and nail salons, encouraging people to report domestic assaults. That program also established a team of 10 social workers to respond to family violence in public housing.
Jan Marshall, third from left, spoke about domestic violence on reserves in a presentation at the social action fair put on by Indigenous social work students at St. Thomas University
As bullying in middle school – largely driven by the use of homophobic slurs – has been found to be an antecedent to sexual harassment in high school, bullying prevention programs need to address homophobic language and sexual harassment directly.
Syrian social worker Anas al-Basha, 24, dressed as a clown, distributing toys to children in Aleppo
Price, a Georgia Republican who currently chairs the House Budget Committee, was among the first to suggest that not just the ACA but also Medicare are on the near-term agenda for newly empowered Republicans. Privatizing the Medicare program for seniors and disabled people and turning the Medicaid program for the poor back to the states are long-time goals for Republicans in Congress and the White House
Every time there is a big game in town, as there was this particular weekend, when Michigan State played the University of Michigan, thousands of people pour into our small city and drunken revelry ensues. The choice I then face when going to bed is to set multiple fans to drown out the extraordinary noises, or to keep the fans off, so that I will hear if a young woman screams for help.
Yang Sao Xiong, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work and the Asian American Studies Program at UW-Madison, has attended the events and was also impressed by the immediate propensity to give back to the community.
Ms Dhu was a 22-year-old Yamatji woman who died in custody in the South Hedland Police Station in August 2014. Arrested for unpaid fines, she was already suffering from pneumonia and septicaemia caused by a broken rib, inflicted by her partner some months earlier. She became very ill overnight and died.
Australia’s social safety net is not doing nearly enough to counter the economic harms of violence.
The nonprofit AVANCE is partnering with the UH Graduate College of Social Work for a project that focuses on bettering familial environment.
Shops are bursting with toys, mince pies are on the menu and radios are blasting out Christmas tunes — so it’s time for another festive favourite: lying to children.
Under Ceausescu’s policies, the abandonment, neglect and abuse of children was commonplace in Romania.
Albert Woodfox (right), accompanied by his brother Michel Mable, leaving West Feliciana Parish Detention Center in Louisiana after forty-three years in solitary confinement, February 2016
People used to define themselves by their pleasures – by their sexual preferences and lifestyle choices. Today, we increasingly define ourselves by our suffering and our weaknesses.
Arabic-speaking counselors are scarce in Germany, but Mary Atfeh will soon bolster their ranks
Learning by taking practice tests, a strategy known as retrieval practice, can protect memory against the negative effects of stress, report scientists.
The aftermath of the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890. The history of the U.S. has a lot in common with the reactionary agenda that Trump has pushed. It is bloody and violent, and filled with the vilification and scapegoating of immigrants and refugees, whether they were Italian, Irish, Mexican, Syrian or Chinese. We are told that this is the “land of the free”–but the country was built on stolen Indigenous land and the labor of millions of slaves.
The neo-Dickensian Democrats have tried to cloak their cold, neoliberal (hypercapitalist) agenda in the fake-progressive veneer of multicultural identity politics—in a commitment to “diversity” meant to veil their allegiance to the nation’s unelected and interrelated dictatorships of money and empire.
The UK’s home ownership rate for those aged 25-34 fell from 59 per cent in 2003 to 37 per cent by 2015
Dr Edward Chan says most official statistics involve physical rather than psychological abuse.
Canada’s Justyn Knight has evolved into tactically sound runner that makes a point of learning different strategies after a win or loss to apply in his next race. Majoring in social work, Knight is also a believer in setting unrealistic goals.
Scans that illustrate the differences in three brains: a person who’s brain is healthy, left, one with mild cognitive impairment, center, and one with Alzheimer’s disease.
Filmmaker Nance Ackerman, right, expressed pride in Jennifer Justason and her son Isaiah, who were the subjects of her documentary on poverty Four Feet High.
Turkish women protest against a government proposal on Tuesday in Istanbul. The sign in the middle reads: “We will not allow legalized rape with marriage!”
The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has warned that further cuts to councils mean cuts to communities, and primarily the poorest people within communities.
Grand Chief Ed John says current system for indigenous children receiving government care is skewed, and First Nations must be part of overhaul.
The inquiry has been battling to keep the confidence of victims after losing its third chair, Dame Lowell Goddard, and a succession of senior lawyers.
Northern Territory Children’s Commissioner Colleen Gwynne (above). Almost 1,800 children have been abused or neglected in just one year in the Northern Territory, and Territory Families failed to protect almost a quarter of them from more abuse, a new report has revealed.
Keith Adamson (OASW President) presenting awards to Cindy Blackstock and Daniel Poulin
Under current laws, refugees are not permitted to work or volunteer. They must subsist on HK$1,500 per month for rent, HK$1,200 for food, and about HK$500 for utilities and transport. Children are allotted HK$750 for housing.
Amalia Djoumessi, left, talks about her favorite TV character during their IMpower after-school program at Margaretta Carey Elementary School, in Waverly, IA. IMpower was created by Wartburg Assistant Professor of Social Work Jenna Haglund, in partnership with Cedar Valley Friends of the Family.
Without action, we could drift further toward an oligarchy of wealth, with family-controlled philanthropy becoming an extension of private power.
The struggle against Trump must be powered by the fight for generous, universal, and visible social programs. Above: The crowd at a National Nurses United health care forum during the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
A new swinging bridge was built in Manchester, KY, in 2015 but gets little use because of the loitering that goes on near it, some say.
Thanksgiving is an important time to remember that some older Americans aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from. About 15 percent of Oregonians over age 50 are food insecure.