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Lansing State journal | McLaren Greater Lansing

Michelle Loree, LMSW, OSW-C (right), and Heather Spotts, OSW-C (left), are licensed oncology social workers who meet with cancer patients and provide them with tools and resources to navigate their cancer journey.

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Dissent | The Epoch Times

In spite of ratcheted up forms of control—manifesting itself in everything from new laws aimed at limiting what NGOS can do, to persecution of lawyers, to the detention of the Feminist Five in 2015, to televised broadcasts of coerced “confessions” by human rights activists — protests continue.

Posted in News on 04/09/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Irish Times | TUSLA

When asked last month by The Irish Times how many cases of historical abuse had not been allocated a social worker, Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, said it did “not have data available to answer”.

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Oregon Live | B Wojahn/The Oregonian

MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility

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Courier | M Putney

Dr. John Berry completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work at Southern University.

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CDC

The ticks that transmit Lyme disease can sometimes cause other diseases, too.

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NY Times | D Shin

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The Guardian | Photofusion/Rex/Shutterstock

With the capping and cutting of benefits, if you are poor you will become poorer. And the public services you may need to call on are being cut too.

Posted in News on 04/08/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Parliamnet | WikimediaHouses of Parliament from the London Eye

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Leinster Express

Scene of the stabbing on Portlaoise street this morning

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In These Times | S valadi

In reality, what mobile global capital has done is to massively enrich the 1% and to massively increase inequality while at the same time rendering the lives of millions of people incredible insecure, not only in terms of public services, but also in terms of employment and rights….To my mind, globalization is first and foremost the detachment of markets and capital and money from the oversight of regulatory democracy. That way financial markets can avoid regulations and any of the friction involved in, for example, paying taxes where they make profits.

Posted in News on 04/07/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Science Daily | M Matthew Walker & B Mander

As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed in youth.

Posted in News on 04/07/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | L Bengiveno

As America’s population ages, opportunities for a secure retirement should increase. But the opposite is happening. And things are likely to get worse in the Trump years.

Posted in News on 04/07/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Jacobin | S Abesamis

Forcing employers to be transparent about compensation puts Iceland at the front of the pack in protecting worker rights. In many countries, including the United States, the onus is on the employee to uncover pay discrimination, and bring about legal action to remedy the situation.

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NIH:NCCIH

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The Times | N French/Pres association

The Royal British Legion is among 11 charities fined for unlawfully using information about generous donors.

Posted in News on 04/07/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Parliament

The Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS has slammed the ‘short sightedness’ of successive governments for failing to plan effectively for the long-term future of the health service and adult social care.

Posted in News on 04/06/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Edmonton Examiner | D Bloom/Postmedia Network

Outreach workers at seniors centres typically have a long list of duties. These include visiting seniors at their homes, making trips to other agencies, referring seniors to services, assessing their needs and attending community events.
It can be a lot for one person, as Francisco Yu learned when he was a second-year social work student completing his field placement at Strathcona Place 55+ Centre a few years ago.

Posted in News on 04/06/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthdig | G Skidmore

On the same day the stockbroker for then-Georgia Congressman Tom Price bought him up to $90,000 of stock in six pharmaceutical companies last year, Price arranged to call a top U.S. health official, seeking to scuttle a controversial rule that could have hurt the firms’ profits and driven down their share prices, records obtained by ProPublica show.

Posted in News on 04/06/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Haida Gwaii Observer

Dozens of Ministry of Children and Family Development employees came out to demand higher wages and proper training for B.C. social workers in Vancouver Tuesday.

Posted in News on 04/06/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthout | Pixabay

What if the coming demographic shift was actually an opportunity and not a crisis? Stated differently, what if we allowed ourselves to imagine life beyond neoliberalism and in a post-productive society?

Posted in News on 04/06/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Youth Today | PADHS

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Irish Times

Some 512 allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse had been made against 146 priests, brothers, and sisters belonging to the four congregations, five of whom were convicted in the courts.

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CommunityCare | Frontline

In statements, the Scottish Social Services Council and the Northern Ireland Social Care Council said they had reached the view that Frontline “does not meet the full range of initial social work training” required in their countries.

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The Arkansas Traveler | S Wenzler

Evan O’Callaghan, now a UA undergraduate student studying social work was once one of these men making his way through the plant.

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Chronicle of Social Change

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RWJF

Drug overdose deaths are fueling a dramatic increase in premature deaths nationally. This community is taking action—here’s how.

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Common Dreams | Steve Loco

Fifty years ago Tuesday, Martin Luther King, Jr. warned that “a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”

Posted in News on 04/05/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Common Dreams | United Nations

A pregnant woman in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, where the United Nations Population Fund supplied much-needed equipment to a national hospital to reduce maternal mortality rates.

Posted in News on 04/05/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Human Rights Watch

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truthout | Minethis1

I find it striking that the WHO highlights poverty and unemployment as leading causes of depression, yet suggests exercise, school-based prevention programs, therapy and medication to solve it. If poverty and unemployment are major causes of depression, shouldn’t our remedies address economic drivers of poverty and unemployment, rather than narrowly focusing on school programs and exercise? Is expanding mental illness solely a health issue, or is it also a foreseeable response to expanding economic stress?

Posted in News on 04/04/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

CBC

Cora Morgan, Manitoba’s First Nations advocate for children in care, says she is beyond frustrated that the federal funding isn’t flowing to child welfare agencies.

Posted in News on 04/04/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Des Moines Register

It’s not enough to simply acknowledge that despite reports to police and social workers, 16-year-old Natalie Finn somehow slipped through the cracks of the system and died as the result of severe neglect in her West Des Moines home.

Posted in News on 04/04/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Jacobin | M Micciche

Trump’s victory signals a deep crisis of neoliberalism.

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MRN

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Irish Times | PA

A child at the Calais Jungle: so far 25 unaccompanied minors from the camp in Calais have come here since the Government committed, in November, to take 200 young people. Tusla social workers have been visiting centres around France to identify other minors suitable for resettlement in Ireland.

Posted in News on 04/04/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

TheStraitsTimes | NYTimes

Each family in Reykjavik receives $430 a year for a child between six and 18 for extra-curricular activities, including sports.

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truthout | J Rodriguez

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Nurse Sheri Juan gives patient Gerald Chinchar a check up as part of the Sharp HealthCare Transitions program in San Diego, CA.

Posted in News on 04/03/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthdig | United State of Art

The FBI is using facial recognition technology to store over 50 percent of all American adult faces in perpetuity in databases for law enforcement agencies to access. The technology is part of a 2010 FBI program called Next Generation Identification. The program uses facial recognition, finger and palm prints and iris scans to track people and put them in repository systems for law enforcement to use. No warrant is required, and all citizens, including ones with no criminal record, can be recorded.

Posted in News on 04/03/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | T Enthoven

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CMAJ

Firearm injuries are a substantial cause of morbidity and
mortality among children and youth. They have a high case-fatality rate and, among survivors, leave lasting repercussions with associated high direct medical and indirect costs. In Canada, an average of 1300 firearm-related deaths occur annually and many more firearm injuries lead to hospital
admissions or emergency department visits.

Posted in News on 04/03/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Deutsche Welle | E Conroy

With local help refugees have a chance to share their expertise

Posted in News on 04/03/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

In These Times | R Baker/In Pictures/Getty

Without pinpointing a specific reason, Deaton and Case suggest that the cycle of “deaths of despair” comes from the collapse of jobs and benefits for these workers who then tumble into heart-breaking problems of physical and emotional health, family difficulties, drugs and just plain survival. It is a portrait of cascading hopelessness, where workers go from stagnating wages to joblessness to dropping out of the job market.

Posted in News on 04/02/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Conversation | EPA/A Vigaray

Many political thinkers have argued over the respective merits of narrow definitions (where “violence” is chiefly seen as physical attack) and wider ones (encompassing indirect, unintended harm). Given that today’s conscientious protesters face the risk that disruptive but nonviolent methods might be recategorised as violent security threats or their equivalent, a clear, narrow definition of violence is probably the safest for their purposes.

Posted in News on 04/02/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

CDC

The rise in syphilis requires awareness, attention, and action. To underscore the importance of this issue, CDC is dedicating all of STD Awareness Month (April) to syphilis prevention.

Posted in News on 04/02/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Spiegel

Nayane became a widow and a single mother with a baby when police shot her husband in an incident that is anything but an isolated in her country.

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truthout | CAAT

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New Statesman

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NPR | R Scott/Ikon Images/Getty

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CBC | A Mosher

Dawn McInnes, a board member with the Association of Social Workers in Northern Canada, has been advocating to keep the social work program at Aurora College.

Posted in News on 04/01/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

LA times | M Rourke/AP

According to the USDA-funded study, shoppers using food stamps spent a larger share of their budget — 9.25% to be exact — on sugar-sweetened beverages than other shoppers. Even more startling: Food-stamp shoppers bought more soda than any other single grocery item.

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In These Times | I Khayyam

An abandoned house in Fayette, Miss.

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The Socialist Worker | Humanosphere

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for instance, generously donates computers to schools and libraries across the country, incidentally helping to accustom new generations of consumers to Microsoft products.

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Harvard School of Public Health

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LSE | Whenhub

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South China Morning Post | X Chen

Leaflets of this year’s budget being handed out to members of the public in Tamar.

Posted in News on 03/31/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

thetyee.ca | BC Gov’t

Social Development Minister Michelle Stilwell’s argument that people on income assistance are only there temporarily doesn’t hold up.

Posted in News on 03/31/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

CBC | M Blinch/Reuters

Smoke and flames from the wildfires erupt behind a car on the highway near Fort McMurray, Alta., on May 7, 2016. Social work researchers in the province say a co-ordinated response strategy could help social workers assist those affected by disaster.

Posted in News on 03/31/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | Y Paskova

A naloxone kit at Washingtonville High School in Orange County, N.Y.

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The Guardian | M MacLeod

Experts say the survey’s findings are consistent with reports of an increasing reliance on food banks.

Posted in News on 03/31/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Youth advocate Tupua Urlich said the new ministry was that is supposed to provide hope, and being negative towards it removes a bit of that hope.

Posted in News on 03/31/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Herald.ie | HAP

A tenant, who is on the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) scheme, was informed via email that the landlord letting a north Dublin property required almost €6,000 before they could move in.

Posted in News on 03/30/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Winnipeg Free Press | C Sanders

(From left) Elder Wally Swain, Swan Lake First Nation Chief and AMC women’s committee chair Francine Meeches, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett.

Posted in News on 03/30/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Westword | A Camera

At the time of the story, a former caseworker named Rebecca Meyers (above) had been working with the Colorado chapter of the National Association of Social Workers to hold focus groups and collect stories from caseworkers across Colorado’s 64 counties to find their greatest needs.

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Inside HIgher Ed | CCA

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Inside Higher Ed

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Jacobin | N Castellini

As long as food is produced for profit and not need, people will go hungry.

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VOCM

A group of students at Memorial University have launched a video that highlights the importance of Public Libraries and protests the possible closure of 54 locations across the province.

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Guardian | M Barraud/Getty

Social workers are reluctant to climb the career ladder because of austerity, a ‘blame culture’ and fewer opportunities to work directly with service users.

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IRISS/SASW

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KHN | M Nagle/Bloomber/Getty

UnitedHealth Group is one insurer offering Medicare Advantage plans, which cover about one third of people on Medicare.

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Science Daily | Schnyer, Clasen, Gonzalez & Beevers

Region of anterior thalamic radiation that revealed significantly lower axial diffusivity and mean diffusivity values in those with major depressive disorder relative to healthy control participants. From the top left clockwise — coronal, sagittal, 3-D render and axial projections.

Posted in News on 03/29/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthdig | R Alswang/Office of the President

Donald Trump and Bill Clinton meeting at Trump Tower in 2000.

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Herald Tribune | T Bender

On average, women spend about 17 years in widowhood, according to University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee professor Kathy Black, who focuses on aging studies and social work. Trends differ significantly based on gender, Black added.

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BASW

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The Conversation |

Moo Dar Eh feeling isolated at her new high school.

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Bangor Daily News | AL Conti

Emma Brickman (left) and 92-year-old Joan Logue look through a photo album at Logue’s home in Orono. Brickman visits with Logue one hour per week as part of Project Generations, a new program supported by the Eastern Area Agency on Aging and the Maine Center on Aging aimed at connecting student volunteers with senior citizens in the area, helping students appreciate the challenges of aging in place and giving seniors a lively young connection to the community.

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delawareonline

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The Atlantic | Guyco

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PBS | C Segal

Rainbow flags hang outside the nightclub Atmosphere Ultra Lounge in Charleston, West Virginia.

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Science Daily | Emory University

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NY Times | R Vigourt

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University World News

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truthout | J Bosveld

Splinterlands is a message to the world that it’s not too late to get out of the hot water we’re in. Dystopias are about a world gone bad. They extrapolate from existing trends to the point of exaggeration in order to serve as a warning. Avoid complacency at all costs, the dystopian novelist is saying: bad things do not go away by themselves.

Posted in News on 03/27/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Winona Daily News

For her efforts, Michaela is Lewiston-Altura’s selection for the Above and Beyond award. She plans to attend Winona state next fall to study social work.

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The Citizen | LJ Nelles

Workers are demanding, among other things, the introduction of a rural allowance, the absorption of unemployed social workers on a permanent basis and improved conditions of service for employees in the department.

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The Conversation | P Salen/XYX Lab/Monash University

This is a question being asked by a team of researchers from the Monash University XYX Lab who are collaborating with Plan International Australia to identify and illuminate why women and young girls often feel unsafe in Australian urban spaces.

Posted in News on 03/27/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Center for Public Integrity | JS Applewhite/AP

The survey, by the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation (PPC), found that while Trump has proposed a $54 billion boost to federal spending for the military, a majority of Americans prefer a cut of $41 billion. While Trump has proposed a $2.8 billion increase for homeland security, a majority of Americans favor a $2 billion cut.

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The Sunday Times | Alamy

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The Conversation | AP Gurneys to remove bodies from the house in San Diego, California, March 27, 1997. Heaven’s Gate – also known as the “UFO cult” – burst into American consciousness 20 years ago this month, when, on March 26, 1997, law enforcement discovered 39 decomposing bodies in a San Diego, California mansion.

Posted in News on 03/26/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Intercept | W Widmer

Cows graze on land bordering the Dupont/Denka plant in Reserve, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. It took the work of several divisions of the EPA over the course of many years to finally convey the scope of the problem — that the plant was pumping out a chemical that gave local residents the highest risk of cancer from air pollution in the country.

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In These Times | Patrick

News publications like the New York Times fail to offer readers a full understanding of the budget.

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Longreads | Hazlitt

Katherine Laidlaw (above). How naive I was, to have thought that when someone hurts you, the polite response is to ask him to stop.

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NY Magazine | BA Kenneally

On the train heading back to the Bronx, Bolden and Vena eat meals they pick up from the CHiPS soup kitchen in Brooklyn.

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Guardian | Alamy

‘It’s like I’m trying to sell a car that could well turn out to have a faulty engine.’

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South China Morning Post | J Wong

October 2016 protest (above). Apart from legal reform, Dr Phyllis Wong King-shui, an assistant professor in Chinese University’s social work department, urged the government to offer more support to mentally disabled victims of sexual abuse. “A social worker [from the Social Welfare Department] would be assigned as case manager when an abuse case involving a child is reported,” she said. “But a similar mechanism is unfortunately not offered to mentally disabled victims.”

Posted in News on 03/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

CBC | A Wyld/Canadian Press

Cindy Blackstock says the federal government is still short-changing kids, a year after the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled the First Nations child welfare system is underfunded and discriminatory.

Posted in News on 03/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

WREX | J Roberson/AP

Mary Lytle-Gaines leaves her office, with the help of a walker after a recent knee injury, in St. Louis. With her mobile home paid off, the 61-year-old social worker had hoped to semi-retire next year and work part-time.

Posted in News on 03/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Star Tribune | L Navidi

Kate Coleman, outreach coordinator at the Minneapolis Central Library, met with Byron Brooks about his housing issues.

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