From left to right: Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). All three have different plans to fight climate change if elected to the presidency.
ALEC, Busby explained, “is a ‘bill mill’ funded by corporations and billionaires. It creates ‘model legislation’ by and for industries, which right-wing legislators then take back to their statehouses and enact into law.”
Sen. Barbara Mikulski is the senior senator for Maryland and the senior Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee.
As more women push on the ‘sticky door’, Paula Nicolson reflects on her own experiences over three decades.
As we celebrate 25 years of ADA, we can see the significance of this law. The ADA challenged discrimination and helped remove many barriers, so people with disabilities could lead independent lives.
City authorities in Berlin will implement a new law under which parents who take their children begging will be fined. But critics say the ban goes too far in some cases and not far enough in others.
Thomas Hemming murdered two people in 2014 just to know what it felt like to kill.
Olivia López thought she’d be working with migrant mothers and children in a group-home setting when hired as a social worker at a Texas family detention center.
Do not expect Hillary, Bill or daughter Chelsea Clinton to donate their fees to any organisation but their own global charitable empire. Indeed, when the public University of Missouri at Kansas City could not raise the $275,000 for Hillary’s appearance, they managed to negotiate a mere $65,000 for Chelsea.
Part of the Primary Care Support Program team includes: dietician Michelle Heckbert, mental health therapists Pamela Forbes and Meghan Mahoney, registered social worker Noella Richarde, intake co-ordinator Dana Gustafson, exercise therapist Tabitha Hudson, and program lead/dietician Sarah O’Brien
A’Dorian Murray-Thomas, left, sits with some of the young girls she escorted to a healthy children’s summit held at NJIT in Newark. Murray-Thomas, 20, was awarded a $10,000 grant from her college to promote civic and social responsibility. She decided to come home to Newark and start a leadership program for middle school age girls, some who have lost a parent to violence.
Sex work doesn’t make trans women lesser people; they’re people with fewer options.
Skye Albert, on July 24, 2015, in Crosby, N.D., works as a social worker for Divide County. Albert is a recent University of North Dakota graduate who benefited from a grant program that aims to alleviate the need for child welfare workers in the Oil Patch.
At 13, they were viewed by classmates with envy, admiration and not a little awe. The girls wore makeup, had boyfriends and went to parties held by older students. The boys boasted about sneaking beers on a Saturday night and swiping condoms from the local convenience store.
A displaced family in Cameroon’s Mayo-Sava district sells dried leaves at a local market, something that has become their main source of income since fleeing Boko Haram.
One recently arrested man had been carrying 55 small balloons filled with cocaine, which he had ingested prior to boarding the flight. The 30-year-old is likely to spend at least several years in a German prison for the crime.
While she buried her feelings for most of her life about the destruction and the loss of her mother, Snider said her work as a psychiatric social worker was where she found her only emotional recourse.
If the budget restrictions are not lifted, the Army will be reduced further to 420,000 troops by the end of the 2019 fiscal year, and Army officials say that further cuts would leave them unable to meet their obligations. But many experts believe the Army can do its job even if it declines to 420,000 troops, and Congress can save billions if it approves a new round of base closings for a military that maintains at least 20 percent more real estate than it needs.
Winterbourne View, a residential hospital, where people with learning disabilities suffered terrible abuse.
Between the 1960s and 1980s, an estimated 20,000 indigenous children were taken from their parents by child-welfare workers and placed with mostly white families across Canada and the United States. As a result, many lost touch with their culture and traditional language.
Iraq War veteran Dan Dresen wanted to be a social worker, so he could help other veterans. The University of Phoenix gave him college credit for his military service so he could graduate quickly. That’s what convinced him to enroll. He even got credits for marksmanship.
For learning how to shoot a firearm in the Army National Guard, you got course credits for social work?
Saxony’s racists meet on a regular basis in Freital, a town located near Dresden, where they shout epithets like “foreigners get out!” In the past, the neo-Nazi NPD party has also been voted into Saxony’s state parliament. It lost the most election in the state in part because of the rise of the populist Alternative for Germany party. The sign carried by these protestors reads, “No Place to Flee.”
Since she’s a Cambridge-educated actress with a posh accent, Naomie Harris may not have been the obvious choice to play the tough New York social worker in “Southpaw.”
Dr. Eric Kingson, Professor of Social Work at Syracuse University and candidate for representative in New York’s 24th congressional district, is co-author (with Nancy J. Altman) of Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All (The New Press, 2015).
“San Antonio used to really be a heroin town. It was older Hispanic males,” said Jane Maxwell, research professor at the Addiction Research Institute in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin (above). “Now we look at the state data, it’s younger Anglos who are using heroin.”
Stephanie Cadieux, the B.C. Minister of Children and Family Development
School vouchers were never about helping poor, at-risk or minority students. But selling them as social mobility tickets was a useful fiction that for some twenty-five years helped rightwing ideologues and corporate backers gain bipartisan support for an ideological scheme designed to privatize public schools.
“The issue is not about external regulation,” says Dr Nicholson. “Social workers need better training on the emotional aspects of their work and to get in touch with the emotional language of trauma.
A Ferrari parked outside properties in Kensington, London. Donald Toon of the NCA says: ‘I believe the London property market has been skewed by laundered money.’
The Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence on Friday turned its attention to public awareness campaigns and the vexed issue of how to change community attitudes in order to reduce rates of domestic violence. The federal government has committed A$30 million to a campaign to raise awareness and encourage Australians to speak out against domestic violence.
Thirty-five high-school juniors and seniors recently completed a six-week camp at The University of Alabama and gained insight into social work careers and social work agency internship experience.
A moment in history: Brendan Angotingoar is ready to capture an important moment for his home community of Naujaat on July 2, the day the community changed its name from Repulse Bay. Angotingoar filmed speeches by government officials and elders in the local gymnasium as part of the Nanivara history project.
“XX” is a Saudi lesbian living in the US. She says there is no openly gay life in Saudi Arabia. “No one publicly identifies as gay.”
Heather Messer joined a dozen or so of her coworkers outside of the local Clinical and Support Options office on South Street to picket the management’s contract offers.
The American Red Cross is under pressure this week to answer detailed questions from Congress about the spending of nearly half a billion dollars it raised after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
The newly crowned Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron MP (above) has written to Harriet Harman, calling on Labour to oppose the government’s “shameful” cuts to welfare spending.
eports on two compounds provide limited optimism in the search for pharmaceutical answers to treating Alzheimer’s disease
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (above), who served as European Commissioner for research, innovation and science between 2010 and 2014, will lead a panel of Irish and international experts who will look at gender inequality at all levels of university staff.
This building in River Heights was once the Assiniboia Indian Residential High School. Today it functions as the Canadian Centre for Child Protection including Child Find Manitoba, a somewhat fitting tribute considering its history.
Eleven-year-old Allan’s older brothers were slain by drug gangs in Guatemala. An influx of child migrants at the border last year has resulted in record numbers of minors being detained in Mexico.
“We’re super excited,” said Chris Randall (left), a social worker with StreetForce Youth Centre, the group spearheading the project.
Let me note, as I have before, that what Europe calls technocrats aren’t people who know how the world works; they’re people who subscribe to the approved fantasies and never change their minds, no matter how badly wrong things go.
An unpublished report by the National Child and Family Agency, Tusla, has found that serious cases of suspected child abuse are not being followed up due to pressure on staff resources.
Five people were discovered dead Saturday afternoon in this house in Modesto, California, seen here on Sunday, July 19, 2015. Martin Martinez, biological father to one of the victims, was arrested Sunday in connection to the killings.
Conflict between New Englanders and the region’s indigenous inhabitants runs deep into history. Here Chief Paugus is killed in Pequawket (present-day Fryeburg, Maine), in 1725 during Father Rale’s War.
Despite ongoing questionable behavior (at best) by this “charity” some in Congress see fit to reward this organization.
Even if there are more potential outlets for critical analysis, the same conservatizing forces noted above—tougher job competition, contingent employment, surveillable online instruction, demands for grant-getting and conventional forms of productivity, more stringent accountability regimes, legislative monitoring and related attacks—continue to gain strength. So even if there are new means for reaching non-academic audiences, most professors have good reasons to ignore them. You want to Tweet, blog, or write for websites? That’s fine, just do it in your spare time and don’t expect to be rewarded for it. And be careful what you say.
Jeb! Bush, a boy born to wealth and privilege, whose family owns not a home but a compound of dwellings in Kennebunkport, Maine, and whose wife plunked down $25,600 for one pair of earrings, lectured last week that Americans should work longer hours.
Maggie Mellon, the vice-chair of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW), says warnings about poor evidence in care proceedings must be taken seriously now the removal of children from siblings and families is encouraged on the basis of likely future harm, rather than requiring that harm to have already occurred.
‘It is ingrained in the south Asian community to take care of family members for longer than in the general population.’
Racial sensitivity can no longer be an excuse to ignore the harm and death of vulnerable – usually south Asian – women. The 2014 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act criminalised forced marriage in the UK.
Demonstrators hold their hands up during a protest against the grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case, in Times Square in New York, Dec. 3, 2014.
An issue that is rarely touched on is the brutality of the transport itself: The journey between prisons can be a traumatic experience that lingers long after the hours spent on the road.
While reporting on the drama of African migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, I’ve been startled by how many of them are pregnant or are traveling with a very young child.
Yusuf Koroma, a social worker, chats with 4-year-old Musu Conteh’s grandfather, who has been caring for her ever since her parents died of Ebola.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has expressed disappointment over the lack of progress being made in Rotherham’s child protection services.
Danny Ludeman (left), the former CEO of Wells Fargo Advisors, has teamed up with Carrie-Pettus Davis (right), an assistant professor at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University, to develop a cutting edge way to help people reconnect with their communities after being released from prison. Apparently after exhaustive study of the problem Ludeman had an insight that no one else ever had – “After months of studying the issue, Ludeman described the problem as “criminal.” “It’s been this way for 30 years,” he said. “It blows my mind … it’s not new prisoners. They go back. Nobody talks about that story.”
Partnerships with religious, military and business entities bring particular problems for social work institutions.
We’re not going to endorse Hillary—that’s the reality. We took a poll of our membership, and there just isn’t the energy there to endorse her. So we’ll switch gears, and the issues that Bernie has pushed, we want to continue to move those issues and build a movement, continue to build a movement.
Across Scotland there is a real desire through the Social Services Strategic Forum to ensure we work cohesively and constructively across the spectrum. However we can’t ignore the impact of the spending cuts, especially in local authorities where the work increases as the austerity measures impact on the people we work with, provide services for and aim to protect.
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According to the NYPD, the little girl, who is apparently three years old and named Natalie, entered the Subway restaurant at 281 Saint Nicholas Avenue at 11:23 p.m. with an unknown male who “purchased a sandwich for the child then left the location” and a social worker who happened to be at the restaurant “observed the abandoned child and escorted her to 26th precinct.”
Psychologists were paid to give the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture program a veneer of legitimacy. Here, a detainee held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2009.
Jordanna Southall, 22, who was taken into care at age four and raised by foster parents, has been hired recently as a child protection worker who will help foster children.
El Paso native Ashley Melero at her desk in the Washington, D.C., office of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-TX
A 2013 survey conducted by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s youth high-risk behavior survey found that 15.6 percent of Latina adolescents in the U.S. have attempted suicide one or more times.
For more than a decade, the American Psychological Association (APA) has maintained that a strict code of ethics prohibits its more than 130,000 members to aid in the torture of detainees while simultaneously permitting involvement in military and intelligence interrogations. The group has rejected media reporting on psychologists’ complicity in torture; suppressed internal dissent from anti-torture doctors; cleared members of wrongdoing; and portrayed itself as a consistent ally against abuse. See: Report of the Independent Reviewer and Related Materials
Päivi Mäkinen, a special advisor with Talentia, the union representing professional social workers said that government has since allocated more funding for social worker training.
Lead researcher Esther Calzada (above), Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin, decided to examine the link between parents’ adherence to cultural values related to childrearing and negative emotional responses in kids.
Excessively cheap drinks and other specials contribute to the problem.
It will take years to recover from the damage that Arne Duncan’s policies have inflicted on public education. He exceeded the authority of his office to promote a failed agenda, one that had no evidence behind it.
Gary Bailey, Professor of Practice, Simmons College School of Social Work
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After numerous isolated investigations of Lev Tahor in Quebec stretching back to 2006, the group fled during the night of Nov. 18, 2013, for houses in the Chathan-Kent area of Ontario.
Ms. Katz and her husband had more children but never forgot the son they gave up.
Stevens Point Journal Dalton Connor, a December 2014 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, enjoys a warm day with two residents at the Marshfield Care Center. Connor turned his social work major into a job as the center’s director of social services.