News – information for practice http://ifp.nyu.edu news, new scholarship & more from around the world Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:15:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 My Story: The Journey with Chronic Pain http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/story-journey-chronic-pain/ Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:15:51 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1036945 National Pain Report 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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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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The elder abuse issues paper (podcast) http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/elder-abuse-issues-paper-podcast/ Sat, 25 Jun 2016 02:36:31 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1036891 AU/ALRC

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Note. We are anticipating a server shut down tonight 8-10 pm. http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/note-anticipating-server-shut-tonight-8-10-pm/ Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:04:39 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1037369 The post Note. We are anticipating a server shut down tonight 8-10 pm. was curated by information for practice.

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Vimala Pillari Named Tarleton State University Health, Human Services College Dean http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/vimala-pillari-named-tarleton-state-university-health-human-services-college-dean/ Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:04:51 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1036939 India West | CAU Tarleton State University has named Dr. Vimala Pillari as its founding dean for the university’s College of Health Sciences and Human Services.

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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.

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Harsh parenting, food insecurity predicts obesity for young women http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/harsh-parenting-food-insecurity-predicts-obesity-young-women/ Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:50:46 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1036936 Science Daily | K Davis/Iowa State University 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

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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

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UN warns of global increase in drug addiction in new report http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/un-warns-global-increase-drug-addiction-new-report/ Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:53:17 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1037239 Deutsche Welle 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.

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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.

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How the European Union Turned Into a Neoliberal Nightmare http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/european-union-turned-neoliberal-nightmare/ Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:17:41 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1036104 alternet | K Mehta/Shutterstock 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 …

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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.

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Children in the Calais refugee camp are at risk. Social workers must act http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/children-calais-refugee-camp-risk-social-workers-must-act/ Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:41:42 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1037197 Guardian | S Lecocq/EPA Children play in the Calais refugee camp.

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393 denied social security cover http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/393-denied-social-security-cover/ Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:06:01 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035474 Saudigazettte 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.”

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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.”

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Dominating the skies—and losing the wars: Shoveling more down the military rat hole http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/dominating-skies-losing-wars/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 23:29:44 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1037188 truthdig | Beverly & Pack 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 …

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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.

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Racial disparities in stroke incidence and death http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/racial-disparities-stroke-incidence-death/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 22:13:40 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035481 NIH

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Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental Illness http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/ending-discrimination-people-mental-illness/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:13:57 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035442 Rutgers Today Dr. Beth Angell, Associate Professor, Rutgers School of Social Work

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How police union contracts are shielding killer cops http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/police-union-contracts-shielding-killer-cops/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:52:54 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035454 In These Times

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Volunteering in refugee camp unforgettable experience for Memorial University student http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/volunteering-refugee-camp-unforgettable-experience-memorial-university-student/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:19:52 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035448 CBC Social work student Courtney Figler helped out with day to day operations of the camp, just outside Athens.

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

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Fulbright Scholar Small aims for big change http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/fulbright-scholar-small-aims-big-change/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:12:11 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1036942 The Shorthorn 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.

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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.

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South Lanarkshire Council told to make improvements to elderly care services http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/south-lanarkshire-council-told-make-improvements-elderly-care-services/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:18:07 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035445 Daily Record Social Work officers at council HQ are believed to be disappointed with the grades handed out.

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

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Kent School of Social Work gets grant for fatherhood research http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/kent-school-social-work-gets-grant-fatherhood-research/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:39:24 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1037190 WLKY

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Con vs. Con http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/con-vs-con/ Wed, 22 Jun 2016 23:28:00 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035451 truthdig

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Tough times for CSU students: One in 10 homeless http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/tough-times-csu-students-one-10-homeless/ Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:04:28 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035432 mynewsLA | 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.

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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.

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Memphis economy: Recovery since the recession http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/memphis-economy-recovery-since-recession/ Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:42:01 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035426 WREG | University of Memphis 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.”

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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.”

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A Brief History of How Kansas Republicans Destroyed Their State http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/brief-history-kansas-republicans-destroyed-state/ Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:11:08 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035478 Mother 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. …

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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.

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Police crimes too big to hide http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/police-crimes-big-hide/ Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:36:15 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035457 Socialist Worker Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff speaks while former Police Chief Sean Whent looks on

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San Diego sex trafficking industry worth $800m annually, federal report finds http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/san-diego-sex-trafficking-industry-worth-800m-annually-federal-report-finds/ Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:11:46 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035439 Guardian | L Ignelzi/AP 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.

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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.

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E-cigarettes: Gateway or roadblock to cigarette smoking? http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/e-cigarettes-gateway-roadblock-cigarette-smoking/ Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:03:12 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035296 Science Daily | CSUR

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Aging, Sick and Incarcerated: The Need for Compassionate Release http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/aging-sick-incarcerated-need-compassionate-release/ Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:24:40 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035305 truthout | J Rodriguez 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.

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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.

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Prof. Bob Holman was an anti-poverty activist who lived his dream http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/bob-holman-anti-poverty-activist-lived-dream/ Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:06:52 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035435 Guardian | M Macleod Bob Holman at Family Action in Rogerfield and Easterhouse (Fare) in Glasgow in 2001.

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Obituary: Patt Adair was first female warden of a high-security state prison http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/obituary-patt-adair-first-female-warden-high-security-state-prison/ Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:48:07 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035009 Star Tribune 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.

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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.

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Mentally ill inmates are swamping the state’s prisons and jails. Here’s one man’s story http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/mentally-ill-inmates-swamping-states-prisons-jails-heres-one-mans-story/ Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:48:12 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035078 LA Times | B Davidson 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.

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How Being Bullied Affects Your Adulthood http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/bullied-affects-adulthood/ Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:15:13 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035299 Slate | Aleutie/Thinkstock One researcher who has interviewed hundreds of adults who were bullied as teens posits an interesting new theory.

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‘I don’t know if people understand what is happening in Baltimore’ http://ifp.nyu.edu/2016/news/dont-know-people-understand-happening-baltimore/ Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:49:59 +0000 http://ifp.nyu.edu/?p=1035287 Washinton Post | J Chikwendiu 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.

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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.

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