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More than 90% of new HIV infections in the United States could be prevented by testing and diagnosing people living with HIV and making sure they receive early, ongoing treatment.

Posted in News on 06/25/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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My journey with chronic migraine began in 2007 just before my 30th birthday. I had completed my Masters in Social Work, with honors, while working in a community outpatient mental health program and had passed all my licensing exams.

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Tarleton State University has named Dr. Vimala Pillari as its founding dean for the university’s College of Health Sciences and Human Services.

Posted in News on 06/24/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Iowa State researchers (l-r) Tricia Neppl, Brenda Lohman and Meghan Gillette — pictured at The SHOP, a student-run, on-campus food pantry — have published a new study relating harsh parenting and food insecurity to obesit

Posted in News on 06/24/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said there were now more than 29 million people suffering from drug use disorders worldwide, well up on the 27 million reported a year ago.

Posted in News on 06/24/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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A future outside austerity and other economic blunders rests on winning the struggle to exit the EU, removing us from its neoliberal politics and institutions. Corporate bureaucrats in Brussels working as agents of the big banks and transnationals’ now exert control over every aspect of our lives. Neoliberal policies and practices dominate the European Commission, European Parliament, European Central Bank, European Court of Justice and a compliant media legitimises the whole conquest. This has left the EU constitution as the only one in the world that enshrines neoliberal economics into its text. Therefore the EU is not—and never can be—either socialist or a democracy.

Posted in News on 06/24/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Children play in the Calais refugee camp.

Posted in News on 06/24/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Spokesman Khaled Bin Abdulaziz Abalkhail said “we have started reviewing the list of eligible beneficiaries after aligning databases inside the ministry and discovered that a number of recipients were not entitled to such payments. therefore, they were halted.”

Posted in News on 06/23/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds execute a maneuver at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium. In the era of the long war on terror, Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, was a tough day for the U.S. military. Two modern jet fighters, a Navy F-18 Hornet and an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, flown by two of America’s most capable pilots, went down, with one pilot killed. In a war that has featured total dominance of the skies by America’s intrepid aviators and robotic drones, the loss of two finely tuned fighter jets was a remarkable occurrence. As it happened, though, those planes weren’t lost in combat. Enemy ground fire or missiles never touched them nor were they taken out in a dogfight with enemy planes (of which, of course, the Islamic State, the Taliban, and similar U.S. enemies have none). Each was part of an elite aerial demonstration team, the Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds, respectively. Both were lost to the cause of morale-boosting air shows.

Posted in News on 06/23/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Dr. Beth Angell, Associate Professor, Rutgers School of Social Work

Posted in News on 06/23/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Social work student Courtney Figler helped out with day to day operations of the camp, just outside Athens.

Posted in News on 06/23/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Dr. Eusebius Small, Assistant Professor of Social Work, said he wants to use his Fulbright Scholar grant as a give-and-take experience: He plans to teach in Sierra Leone while gaining valuable knowledge from the community.

Posted in News on 06/23/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Social Work officers at council HQ are believed to be disappointed with the grades handed out.

Posted in News on 06/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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RashidawebpiccropmynewsLA | California State University: Long Beach

Students with unstable housing conditions are not required to say so, and many are reluctant to seek help because of the shame associated with homelessness, said Dr. Rashida Crutchfield, of the School of Social Work at Cal State Long Beach, who led the first phase of the study.

Posted in News on 06/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Dr. Elena Delavega is with the University of Memphis Department of Social Work. She noted: “a lot of people have had to settle for part time work or work at much lower wages.”

Posted in News on 06/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

brownback_2000x1124Mother Jones | K Hammerstad

In 2012, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback launched a “real live experiment” in conservative governance. He slashed income taxes for top earners and eliminated them for more than 330,000 small businesses, promising the cuts would be “a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy.” Instead, the result has been disastrous. By the end of 2015, the state had lost nearly $3 billion in revenue and was behind most other states in job growth. And when the courts challenged the constitutionality of the bare-bones budgets, Brownback and his allies launched an all-out war on the state’s judges.

Posted in News on 06/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff speaks while former Police Chief Sean Whent looks on

Posted in News on 06/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Sex trafficking, defined as the trade in which someone has been forced, coerced or tricked into prostitution, involves some 110 gangs just in San Diego County, dubbed one of 13 hot spots for child sex trafficking in the US by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Posted in News on 06/22/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Compassionate release is a policy that allows for the early release of incarcerated people who are aging or terminally ill so that they can die at home surrounded by loved ones. The policy is used very sparingly: In 2013, the Office of the Inspector General found that, on average, only 24 people are granted compassionate release each year.

Posted in News on 06/21/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Bob Holman at Family Action in Rogerfield and Easterhouse (Fare) in Glasgow in 2001.

Posted in News on 06/21/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Pat received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Metro State when she was in her 30s, after years of moonlighting as a student.

Posted in News on 06/21/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Kookie Williams holds a photo of her son, Reginald Murray, and his sisters. Murray is undergoing treatment at Atascadero State Hospital after having spent time in prison.

Posted in News on 06/21/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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One researcher who has interviewed hundreds of adults who were bullied as teens posits an interesting new theory.

Posted in News on 06/21/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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The McCulloh Homes public housing project in West Baltimore served as a setting for the HBO series “The Wire.” Its children are among the city’s poorest and most impacted by violence.

Posted in News on 06/21/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Manchester town hall(above) plans to spend £10m hiring scores more social workers ahead of a crucial Ofsted inspection later this year.

Posted in News on 06/21/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Brenda and Larry Daml were photographed in their kitchen after Larry arrived home from work.

Posted in News on 06/20/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

Trigger-Warning-e1429852004751-604x442The Atlantic | legalinsurrection

the historian and former Chicago president, Hanna Holborn Gray stated: “Education should not be intended to make people comfortable, it is made to make them think. Universities should be expected to provide the conditions within which hard thought, and therefore strong disagreement, independent judgment, and the questioning of stubborn assumptions, can flourish in an environment of the greatest freedom.”

Posted in News on 06/20/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

576441b02300e.imageThe Plattsmouth Journal | B Hardin

Keryl Mines has spent two decades helping Plattsmouth families develop positive skills to use in their lives.

Posted in News on 06/20/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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 A striking teacher from Michoacán demonstrates in Mexico City in front of a line of police. Canadian and US teachers have organized the TriNational Coalition to Defend Public Education to support Mexican teachers’ efforts to defeat proposals to introduce standardized testing and remove job protections, which have come from USAID and private foundations promoting corporate education reform.

Posted in News on 06/20/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Because of the efforts of the University Consortium, Savannah State University is to send 12 students and two faculty members to the University of Liberia in early July for a study abroad program that is to explore the possibility of establishing a School of Social Work at the university in Monrovia.

Posted in News on 06/20/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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George Yeung’s wife died when his son Leland was three months old. He relied on a foster home to continue working full-time.

Posted in News on 06/20/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Labour Party MP Jo Cox, who was shot and killed by a lone gunman on Thursday, pictured in her constituency in Yorkshire, England.

Posted in News on 06/20/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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A major international review of suicide prevention has confirmed that some methods do work in reducing suicides, whereas others currently in use still have little proven effectiveness.

Posted in News on 06/19/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI, above)) is “sick and tired of being sick and tired of the criminalization of poverty,” specifically the discriminatory attempts by some conservatives—including Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker—to require those receiving federal assistance to pass drug tests.

Posted in News on 06/19/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Nicola Sturgeon with social campaigner Bob Holman. Bob inspired then Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith to set up the Centre for Social Justice, a think tank who campaigned to improve the lives of the poor, after his 2002 visit to Bob’s Easterhouse project in Glasgow.

Posted in News on 06/19/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Family life is the most important web of meaning for most people, interwoven with those spun with friends and neighbours. The study revealed the importance of place in people’s knowledge and understanding of themselves both in terms of where they had been reared and where they were now living.

Posted in News on 06/19/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Who says nothing is made in the USA anymore?

Posted in News on 06/18/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

wcdolIn These Times | Dept of Labor

Since just 2003, more than 30 states have passed laws that have “reduced benefits for injured workers, created hurdles for medical care or made it more difficult for workers to qualify”

Posted in News on 06/18/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Michael Standing Soldier, an ex-con, works in the Tok Ata Yika program in the restrictive housing area at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Posted in News on 06/18/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Enrique L. Rios, a 25-year-old social work student who was visiting the Florida city for a friend’s birthday celebration.

Posted in News on 06/18/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Dr. Silverman challenged the notion that grief is something to “get over.”

Posted in News on 06/18/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Army medic James Worster (left) with fellow soldiers in Baghdad, 2006. Worster, who worked in a combat support hospital, suffered from PTSD and died of an overdose days before the end of his second tour.

Posted in News on 06/18/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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A homeless person sits on a footpath in Bangkok.

Posted in News on 06/18/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Mona McConnell was named Ulster ‘Mum of the Year’ in 2015

Posted in News on 06/17/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

Hernan_Marina_Abrazo_naranja98_otu_imgThe Nation | H Marina

The Orlando shooter violated a sanctuary, but his desecration will not defeat us.

Posted in News on 06/17/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Tara La Rose, MSW, PhD, RSW, is assistant professor in the bachelor of social work program at Trent University Durham.

Posted in News on 06/17/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Global Zero demonstrates against nuclear weapons during President Obama’s nuclear summit

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Coming full circle in her academic and professional career, School of Social Work alumna Angela Ruppel is now the manager of Mercy Hospital’s oncology center where she had completed her practicum only a few years earlier.

Posted in News on 06/16/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern (above). Red Cross officials, including McGovern, have repeatedly told the public that the charity retains 9 percent of donations to cover management and administrative costs. But Grassley found that a full 25 percent of donations — or around $125 million — were spent on fundraising and management, a contingency fund, and a vague, catchall category the Red Cross calls “program costs.” On top of that 25 percent, the Red Cross sent the bulk of the donated money to other nonprofits to do the work on the ground. Those other nonprofits then took their own cuts for overhead costs — as much as 11 percent.

Posted in News on 06/16/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Attawapiskat Chief Bruce Shisheesh is in Ottawa where he is meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss the suicide crisis in his community.

Posted in News on 06/16/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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If areas such as Cornwall no longer produce homegrown social workers, employers will have to attract graduates from further afield – which could prove difficult.

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image-20160606-13043-1nm51paThe Coversation | Sclafani

Why do we forget our dishonest actions?

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Women from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi participate in the world march of woman in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. The women marched to protest against early marriage, sexual harassment, Female Genital Mutilation and all forms of violence and inequality against women.

Posted in News on 06/15/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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The massive protests and strikes that have rocked France will reach a new pitch on June 14 as France’s Senate begins deliberations on a revision to the country’s labor code that would eliminate long-held workers’ protections.

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image-20160325-17844-c93e7xThe Conversation | ieat31415

Children are being increasingly exposed to violence. What’s the impact?

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Professor Iain Ferguson

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Two social workers eye functional constituency seat, including Occupy activist Ken Tsang (above); the other contender may be a social work lecturer.

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Enrique Rios was one of the 49 men and women killed during the Orlando nightclub shooting.

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Rosalind Hall in the Tulsa County Jail. She has spent almost 18 months behind bars, in short stints, for failing to pay a number of fines and fees related to petty crimes.

Posted in News on 06/14/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

americandream1Common Dreams | Alochonaa

According to a recent report by Oxfam, the world’s richest 62 people now have more wealth than the poorest half of the global population combined. Their assets have risen by more than $500 million since 2010, while the bottom 3.5 billion people have become poorer by $1 trillion. This is globalization at work.

Posted in News on 06/14/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Austerity policies and and welfare cuts are causing poverty and inequality, according to a damning United Nations (UN) investigation into children’s rights in the UK.

Posted in News on 06/14/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Richard Tracey when he was in foster care

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San Francisco’s Zygmunt Arendt House provides apartments for formerly-homeless seniors.

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Psychologists should reject their growing role in death-penalty sentencing.

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Honduran human rights activist Ana Mirian Romero has been awarded the 2016 Front Line Defenders Award for nearly a decade’s work defending her community’s land rights and local environment.

Posted in News on 06/12/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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A FairWork decision has found in favour of a researcher disciplined over controversial racism research.

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-11641bc4f04461daNOLA | Times-Picayune

Ernest Burrell, 52, takes over a dozen medications to treat his high blood pressure, depression and Stage 3 kidney disease. He’s also a former longshoreman, homeless, unable to work and a prime candidate to keep getting the medications he needs to live when Medicaid expands.

Posted in News on 06/12/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Chris McCauley is shown in his Barrie home.

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160910-perry-pantoja_75be9490bc7dd23c7612c902a497ec8b.nbcnews-ux-600-700NBC News | W Perry

Antonia Pantoja (left) and Wilhelmina Perry (right) in Boston. They lived and worked together over 30 years between the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Both Pantoja and Perry earned Master’s degrees in social work and dedicated their careers to improving the lives of thousands through community development.

Posted in News on 06/12/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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A Unison survey asked the thought of 100 social workers who have sat the accreditation test what they thought about it

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UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

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Job recovery not shared in rural Ireland or disadvantaged urban areas

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Josephine Cochrane stands at her graduation from the College and Community Fellowship, which helped her receive her bachelor’s degree from Fordham University.

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The University of Wisconsin-Superior will hold a retirement celebration for Elizabeth Twining Blue, Professor of Social Work and Interim Dean of Faculties and Graduate Studies.

Posted in News on 06/11/2016 | Link to this post on IFP

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Roxanne Moonias, mother to an infant with a chronic illness, demonstrates one of the steps she takes to ensure her baby is not exposed to contaminants in the water. Roxanne lives in Neskantaga First Nation and says that it takes her an hour each time to properly wash and rinse his bottles.

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French authorities say they are now investigating 14 soldiers in connection with abuse allegations in Central African Republic

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The case was heard at Cork’s Circuit Criminal Court

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