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Posted in News on 05/28/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Longreads | M Carlaw

In this oral history, a produce truck driver and former lettuce worker recounts the sexual harassment she faced while working in the fields of Salinas Valley, California. Above: Farmworkers tending rows of lettuce in California.

Posted in News on 05/28/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

New Republic | M Ceuppens

Employers exercise vast control over our lives, even when we’re not on the job. How did our bosses gain power that the government itself doesn’t hold?

Posted in News on 05/28/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

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Social worker Nicole Benjamin (above) wants to represent Yonkers on the Westchester County Legislature.

Posted in News on 05/28/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

JRF

Posted in News on 05/28/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Irish Times | HSE

In a statement to be delivered to the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday, the social worker alleges the HSE has continuously sought to hide the ongoing failures by the organisation.

Posted in News on 05/27/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

PRI | Perana

Reading at the Naunihal shelter

Posted in News on 05/27/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Seton Hall University

Seton Hall Associate Professor Widian Nicola organized the trip. She said, “This event gave our students the opportunity to engage in domestic and global conversations about pressing and relevant social work issues.

Posted in News on 05/27/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

World Socialist Web Site | Flipboard

All of the promises to address this humanitarian crisis—from Republican Governor Rick Snyder and President Barack Obama to Democratic and Republican officials at the state and local level—have come to nothing. More than 20,000 residences are still hooked up to lead service lines and most of the city’s corroded water mains remain in place. Claiming the water is safe, Snyder has stopped subsidizing residents’ water bills and is ending the state’s bottled water program.

Posted in News on 05/27/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Health Affairs

According to a February 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fact sheet, estimated annual HIV infections in the United States declined 18 percent overall from 2008 to 2014.

Posted in News on 05/27/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | HI Mohammed/Reuters

Saudi women during a visit by Melania Trump in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, this month. “The patriarchal and extreme Saudi mentality views women as property which belongs to the state and the family.”

Posted in News on 05/27/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NYU: SSSW

Dr. Guterman was most recently the Dean of the School of Social Service Administration and the Mose and Sylvia Firestone Professor at the University of Chicago. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on child abuse and neglect and children’s exposure to violence more broadly. The primary focus of Guterman’s most recent research has been on advancing services to prevent children’s victimization before it occurs. He is the author of Stopping Child Maltreatment Before it Starts: Emerging Horizons in Early Home Visitation Services (2001), and co-editor of the forthcoming reference volume, Child Maltreatment Prevention.

Posted in News on 05/26/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Pridesource | CUNY: KCC

Dr. Lourdes Follins is an Associate Professor at Kingsborough Community College/CUNY

Posted in News on 05/26/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Daily Herald | R West

Elgin school social worker Mary Abbott, who was recently named the 2017 Illinois Social Worker of the Year. writes of the challenges facing her profession today. One is the number of students living with multiple traumas.

Posted in News on 05/26/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Brighton-Pittsfod Post | J Freedman

“Ted Studebaker and I became friends when we were fellow social work students at Florida State University. After we received our master of social work degrees in 1969, Ted, a conscientious objector whose draft board told him he could do alternative service in America, volunteered with Vietnam Christian Service to go to Vietnam.”

Posted in News on 05/26/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Conversation | PA

Floral tributes left outside St Ann’s Church, Manchester

Posted in News on 05/26/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

AAUP

Labor historian David Montgomery devoted much of his career to studying the conflict between industrial workers and their employers over the control of factory production in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Both changes in technology and “new methods of industrial management undermined the very foundation of craftsmen’s functional autonomy,” he wrote in Workers’ Control in America in 1979. Workers who once had unique and essential skills found themselves underpaid or unemployed in the wake of industrial transformations over which they exercised no control.

Posted in News on 05/26/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

South China Moring Post | N Tam

Hard working Hongkonger Lam Kam-sing has been a social worker for more than four decades, quitting a successful job to do what he loves most

Posted in News on 05/26/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Nation | J Galemore/Savannah Morning News/AP

 Thelma Jones Scott, a Meals on Wheels client, talks with volunteer Betsy Davis after a meal drop-off at her home in Savannah, Georgia.

Posted in News on 05/26/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Human Rights Watch | L Sainty

Posted in News on 05/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | G Etheredge

Ayisha Gomez | Did you think of quitting that first year? “No. I’m not a quitter. It was very hard. My daughter kept me going. She wants to be a social worker.”

Posted in News on 05/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Common Dreams | M Monaghan

Wendell Phillips Academy High School is a public school located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.

Posted in News on 05/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

KHN | W McNamee/Getty

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). In some states, said the report, “less healthy people would face extremely high premiums, despite the additional funding that would be available” in the bill to help offset those increases.

Posted in News on 05/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

KU

Michelle Mohr Carney, professor and director of the School of Social Work at Arizona State University, has been named dean of the school and will officially join the KU faculty in July.

Posted in News on 05/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Guardian | J Taylor/Getty

Protesters demonstrate against the US president, Donald Trump, in London.

Posted in News on 05/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | H Alyer/Pratt Institute

It may sound surprising, but many colleges in the Deep South are welcoming environments for gay students. Until my freshman year at the University of Mississippi, I never felt free to be myself.

Posted in News on 05/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Guardian | R Atanovski/AFP/Getty

Refugees on the Greece-Macedonia border. Delegates at next week’s conference will debate the movement of vast numbers of people to northern Europe.

Posted in News on 05/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Red Flag

Australia: This year’s federal budget trotted out a new round of attacks on the unemployed, most notably the trialling of drug-testing for people on the dole. Emphasising the moral inadequacy of the unemployed, Social Services minister Christian Porter said the trial would “ensure taxpayers’ money is not being used to fund drug addictions for dangerous substances such as ice and that people in these situations are given every assistance to improve their lives”.

Posted in News on 05/24/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

WSWS | B Plante/AAEC

This budget demonstrates Trump and DeVos’ well-documented disdain for public education. DeVos has previously characterized federally-funded public education as “arcane” and ineffective; she has also headed an organization, the Acton Institute, that advocated for the repeal of child labor laws.

Posted in News on 05/24/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 05/24/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Northern Echo | DU

Students, who were told about the proposals last week, have until May 31 to respond to the consultation. They have launched an online petition against the proposals, which has been signed by more than 200 people.

Posted in News on 05/24/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

JStor Daily | iStock

Private prisons are, in theory, a practical solution to a thorny problem. The state has too many prisoners and not enough prisons. The public sector is unable or unwilling to build more.

Posted in News on 05/24/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

UN | JM Ferre

Special Rapporteur Maud de Boer-Buquicchio.

Posted in News on 05/24/2017 | Link to this post on IFP


Spiegel | O Stefatou

Mohammed says he lost his parents in an attack in Afghanistan. He claimed to be an adult to escape the violence of the notorious Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, but now he gets turned away from mainland shelters for underage migrants.

Posted in News on 05/24/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Guam Daily Post | NM Taruc

One of the commenters, Dr. Gerhard Schwab, a professor of social work who chairs the University of Guam’s Division of Social Work, is among those who support the proposed casino ban, not only from the annual carnival, but also from village fiesta celebrations.

Posted in News on 05/23/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

SWAA

The Rumble for Human Rights, a social work and human services track at the 2nd International Gathering of Social Movements on Water and the 2nd National Legal and Legislation Summit on Water. Organized in conjunction with the Social Welfare Action Alliance (SWAA) and the New Poor People’s Campaign.

Posted in News on 05/23/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

CNN | USDoE

Posted in News on 05/23/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Human Rights Watch

Posted in News on 05/23/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times J Lo Scalzo/European Press Photo

President Trump plans to unveil on Tuesday a $4.1 trillion budget for 2018 that would cut deeply into programs for the poor, from health care and food stamps to student loans and disability payments, laying out an austere vision for reordering the nation’s priorities. (above) Workers at the Government Publishing Office

Posted in News on 05/23/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Freedom from Religion Foundation

The two organizations have received multiple complaints about the annual Florida Faith Symposium, a conference co-sponsored by the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council. The event is described as bringing “together more than 500 faith and state government leaders.” The symposium includes invocations, speeches, workshops, and other programming that promote religion in general, and Christianity in particular.

Posted in News on 05/23/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

INternational Politics & Society

But globalisation as widely understood by politicians, academic economists, policy-makers and the public has failed to fulfil the promises made by its advocates. What is more, as Karl Polanyi predicted in his book The Great Transformation, it is the failure of globalisation to deliver on its promises that is driving the rise of nationalisms and protectionism across the globe.

Posted in News on 05/23/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Conversation | M Hutchings/Reuters

Men march against. violence against women and children in Cape Town, South Africa.

Posted in News on 05/22/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Daily News

More than 1,370 New Yorkers died from overdoses in 2016 — twice the number of deaths from homicides and car wrecks combined. Roughly 80% of the overdoses involved opioids. Out of those, 90% were caused by heroin or fentanyl, a powerful synthetic drug.

Posted in News on 05/22/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

rdnewsNOW | Wikipedia

The social workers are indigenous and their job will include travel throughout the province, including to remote communities.

Posted in News on 05/22/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

BASW | NIASW

Posted in News on 05/22/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Pew Charitable Trusts | Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics

An Oklahoma narcotics agent displays 20 pounds of Mexican crystal meth seized from a drug dealer. As federal, state and local health officials focus on the opioid epidemic, the supply and use of methamphetamine is surging in Oklahoma and other Western, Midwestern and Southern states.

Posted in News on 05/22/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Kaiser Health News | Getty

Only 30 percent of older adults feel lonely fairly frequently, according to data from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project, the most definitive study of seniors’ social circumstances and their health in the U.S.

Posted in News on 05/22/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Current Affairs

How much can suicide hotlines do?

Posted in News on 05/22/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Inside Higher Ed | iconfinder

The story of “Uncle Rapey”

Posted in News on 05/21/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Spokesman-Review | K Plonka

The Spokane area’s largest assisted-living facility is closing its doors to more than 100 residents with severe mental illness and complex medical problems, and social workers are scrambling to find them new homes. “I just don’t want to end up on the streets like I was,” Angela (above) said Friday as she talked about having to move out of the Carlyle Care Center in downtown Spokane.

Posted in News on 05/21/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel |

The Wisconsin model. Under the Wisconsin model, Bradley-funded groups recruit conservative candidates, propose and defend conservative policy, dig up dirt on liberals, draft conservative legislation and provide legal support throughout the process. These 14 groups, dubbed the “Wisconsin Network,” received more than $13 million from Bradley from 2011 to 2015.

Posted in News on 05/21/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

FAU: PHSSW

FAU announced a $7 million gift from longtime benefactors Phyllis and Harvey Sandler to name The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work

Posted in News on 05/21/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | B Rasmussen

In her 40 years as a photographer in the Denver area, Jill Kaplan (above) did not think she would need her social work degree. But when it became harder to make a living as a professional photographer, she joined a growing army of part-time workers across the country who help older people living independently, completing household tasks and providing companionship.

Posted in News on 05/21/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The King’s Fund

Posted in News on 05/21/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Common Dreams | R Drew/AP

“The presidency of Donald Trump wouldn’t have been possible had not Ailes raised a generation of viewers on these paranoid storylines,” writes Taibbi. “But the damage Ailes did wasn’t limited to hardening and radicalizing conservative audiences.”

Posted in News on 05/20/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Regina leader-Post | M Bell

Sabrina during a break from a workshop, hosted by Aboriginal Family Defense League. The workshop was meant to support parents with children in foster care.

Posted in News on 05/20/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

UKNow

Dr. Kay Hoffman (above) is a Professor and former Dean in the College of Social Work where she has served since 1998. She teaches in the MSW and doctoral programs and was the Dorothy A. Miller Professor in Social Work Education.

Posted in News on 05/20/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NHPR

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Xufanc/Wikimedia Commons

A painting of a Pla Beuk at a Thai temple.

Posted in News on 05/20/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Deutsche Welle

The brutality of a recent rape and murder has drawn attention to an alarming rise of sexual violence in India. Activists say the surge is part of a deeper social dysfunction.

Posted in News on 05/19/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Common Dreams | J Moore/Getty

In any event, early talk about safety-net cuts by Republicans whispering to Politico should be taken with a large grain of salt. Yes, many of them would love to cut SNAP and what’s left of “welfare” and restrict eligibility for Social Security Disability along with Medicaid. But they aren’t being driven tragically to those extreme steps because they are obsessed with budget deficits or can’t imagine passing tax cuts without “offsets.” The one thing that Trump-era Republicans share with their predecessors of the last 35 years is a determination to pursue high-end tax cuts to hell and back, under any imaginable circumstances. If that tasty entrée comes with a side order of budget cuts affecting the poor, that’s even better, but the GOP is not going to pass up tax cuts out of concern for the country’s fiscal health.

Posted in News on 05/19/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

KPPC

A mom in L.A. County gets a postpartum home visit from a representative of First 5 LA’s Welcome Baby Home Visitation program. These programs are designed to keep new moms and their babies healthy, prevent child abuse and neglect, encourage positive parenting, and promote child development and school readiness.

Posted in News on 05/19/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

APA

Special Issue: Homelessness Among Veterans, Other Adults, and Youth

Posted in News on 05/19/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Conversation | City of Newcastle/AAP

Australia’s population is highly concentrated in a few cities, so once centres like Newcastle have absorbed the spill-over from high-cost capitals, where will the talent go?

Posted in News on 05/19/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Tulane | R Rivet

Paula Burch-Celentano will step from behind the camera for a day to receive a master’s degree from the Tulane School of Social Work

Posted in News on 05/19/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

red pepper

“I was an animal in a cage with no open doors,” said Olga. Coming from Russia on a six-month tourist visa, Olga was detained for over a month in one of the UK’s most notorious detention centres in Bedfordshire. This is the same place where over a thousand activists descended on last Saturday 14 May.

Posted in News on 05/19/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

CommunityCare

The Conservative and Lib Dem coalition government introduced both programmes during its time in office.

Posted in News on 05/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Seven Days | Google

Hotel Travelers is being converted into market rate rentals. AB 423 would have prevented owners of Oakland’s SRO hotels from using the Ellis Act to evict tenants and turn these low-income housing units into condos, boutique hotels, offices, or to even demolish this crucial type of low-income housing.

Posted in News on 05/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

WAVE3 | S Richard

Dr. Erlene Grise-Owens (above) said she was approached by social work faculty and students in Spring 2016. They were upset after one student said another showed a gun in a school parking lot, saying, “I’m tired of these people f___ing with me.” Grise-Owens said the Department Chair alerted all faculty in the social work school, except for three faculty members of color. She said she believes she was fired for speaking out about the flaws in the system that impact safety. AAUP Report > http://bit.ly/2qouoZj

Posted in News on 05/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Columbus CEO | C Hergesheimer/Dispatch

The tipster, Katie Huenke, a now-retired supervisor over district social workers, testified at Ey’s hearing that she had noticed attendance records used in truancy cases were disappearing before cases went to trial, a phenomenon that escalated toward the end of the 2010-11 school year. It caused truancy cases to be dismissed.

Posted in News on 05/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Jacobin

A ransacked Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) office during the Palmer Raids.

Posted in News on 05/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

BASW

Posted in News on 05/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Deutsche Welle

A silent protester on Taksim square in Istanbul. Amnesty International say we need to protect human rights defenders

Posted in News on 05/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Independent | Getty

The UK now ranks among the bottom 10 global performers in the arena of improving rights of the child, after it achieved the lowest-possible score across all six available indicators in the domain of Child Rights Environment (CRE), according to the KidsRights Index 2017.

Posted in News on 05/17/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Chronicle | NEA

Posted in News on 05/17/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Atlantic | J Ernst/Reuters

Several researchers now believe depression, one of the most common medical diagnoses in the U.S., might be one underlying cause that’s driving some patients to seek out prescription opioids and to use them improperly.

Posted in News on 05/17/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Washington Post | AP/DRJ Geppert/Sentinel

Researchers at the Hamilton Project found that students who studied finance, engineering and computer science tend to make the most money after graduation, while those who majored in counseling, social work and early childhood education saw the lowest wages — but in fields computers aren’t likely to dominate.

Posted in News on 05/17/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Hazlitt

In retrospect, what I truly wanted was some authority outside of myself to validate what had happened to me. Having relived the trauma of anorexia in my writing, I wanted to verifiably attribute it to some cause other than an inborn deficiency—point to a reason that was larger than me. Give my pain context and meaning.

Posted in News on 05/17/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

South China Morning Post | C Stephens

Posted in News on 05/16/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Human Rights Watch | T Peter/Reuters

Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China (above). “Mass DNA collection by the powerful Chinese police absent effective privacy protections or an independent judicial system is a perfect storm for abuses,” Richardson said. “China is moving its Orwellian system to the genetic level.”

Posted in News on 05/16/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Cincinnati.com | L Dufour/Enquireer

The announcement that Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil is demoting Major Charmaine McGuffey (above) is troubling on several counts.

Posted in News on 05/16/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Posted in News on 05/16/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Human Rights Watch | L nicholson/Reuters

An ICE detainee rests his hands on the window of his cell in the segregation wing at the Adelanto immigration detention center, which is run by the Geo Group Inc, in Adelanto, California

Posted in News on 05/16/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Guardian | C Thomond

“This sort of practice may be common in the corporate world but it is extremely rare in universities,” he said. “They have broken an unspoken moral contract that it isn’t going to act like a corporate firm. It is going to change the tone very markedly. Manchester University never used to be a business.”

Posted in News on 05/16/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Conversation | Shutterstock

“Gamification” in schools teaches children that they should expect their every move to be watched, rated and possibly shared publicly. It makes a lack of privacy appear normal and prepares young people to accept mass surveillance in their adult lives.

Posted in News on 05/16/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

CommonSpace

Social worker and author Colin Turbett recaps a recent event aimed at bringing a number of parties together to better understand the issues facing the traveller community

Posted in News on 05/15/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Nation | | C Krupa/AP

FiveThirtyEight reported last May that “the median household income of a Trump voter so far in the primaries is about $72,000,” or roughly 130 percent of the national median. Trump’s real base, the actual backbone of fascism, isn’t poor and working-class voters, but middle-class and affluent whites.

Posted in News on 05/15/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Globalnews.ca

“It’s important because we have the second-largest urban indigenous population in Canada,” Prof. Amber Dion (MacEwan University Social Work) explained. “They don’t always have access to culture, to ceremony, to teachings.”

Posted in News on 05/15/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NIH Research Matters | wir0man/ iStock/Thinkstock

DNA-PK activity lowers the number of mitochondria, shown here, which turn fat into energy to fuel the body.

Posted in News on 05/15/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Washington Post | L Davidson

“It’s a beautiful city to drive through. But I could never live there. I wouldn’t fit in,” she said. “I don’t have the toys, the education, the money to live there. We have nothing in common. That divide is why you see lower income people rising up, being mad at affluent people.” And teeth, she said, “are the telltale, visible sign of wealth.” …. “I am trying to think that this is not demeaning,” she said as she cleared the chair for the next person in line. “But it is. It’s like a Third World country.”

Posted in News on 05/15/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Irish Times | Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said the 354 cases, reported in the first three months of 2017, are among a total of 1,895 historical and retrospective cases “on hand”.

Posted in News on 05/15/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

PBS Frontline | B Thibodeaux

C’Artis Harris’ children run off to the playground. Without finding housing to use her Section 8 housing, Harris and her children continue to live with a friend.

Posted in News on 05/15/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Spiegel | DPA

Some refugees are studying at the University of Fine Arts in Leipzig.

Posted in News on 05/15/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | E Lo

When seeing your mother means a trip to prison.

Posted in News on 05/14/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Brattleboro Reformer Laura Geidel will next be attending Smith College in pursuit of a Master of Social Work.

Posted in News on 05/14/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Longreads | G Porter

Posted in News on 05/14/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | L Huang/HA Roberts/ClassicStock/Image Works

Even if we ended up intensely disagreeing about politics, her angry idealism and devotion to creating a more just world was infectious. It has made me who I am. I wish I could call her now, to tell her that.

Posted in News on 05/14/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

medium | A Spratt

As Mother’s Day approaches, I think back to how we celebrated a few years ago when my mom was serving her sentence.

Posted in News on 05/14/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Guardian | P Byrne/PA

Tragic and avoidable baby deaths were found to have occurred at Furness Hospital in Barrow, Cumbria.

Posted in News on 05/14/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Science Daily | NTNU He says that the European Social Survey confirms what scientists have known about social status and alcohol use: people who are well off drink the most. “Overall alcohol consumption is highest in the upper social strata, but binge drinking is most common in the lower social strata, he explains.

Posted in News on 05/14/2017 | Link to this post on IFP