Today in China, there are around one million abandoned children, and that number is growing by ten thousand per year. According to Vanderklippe . . . as many as 98% of these children are disabled, left behind by parents who are unable or unwilling to care for them. Some of these children are handed over to the welfare system while others are left to die. Many children do not survive abandonment, or the health conditions that they were abandoned for, but those who do are placed in understaffed and underfunded orphanages where few will ever be adopted.
Darrell Major talks about the challenges of finding a place to stay
Jean Moore (left) fixes her sister’s collar while taking a break from shopping.
“When we look at… the poverty, the despair, the unemployment, the trauma, the food insecurity, which creates not only health problems but mental health problems, … you see a much different picture of people who are actually being resilient in the face of incredible struggle,” she said.
Language has become unmoored from critical reason, informed debate and the weight of scientific evidence, and is now being reconfigured within new relations of power tied to pageantry, political theater and a deep-seated anti-intellectualism, increasingly shaped by the widespread banality of celebrity culture, the celebration of ignorance over intelligence, a culture of rancid consumerism, and a corporate-controlled media that revels in commodification, spectacles of violence, the spirit of unchecked self-interest and a “survival of the fittest” ethos.
Fianna Fáil’s welfare spokesman Willie O’Dea
Connectedness, purpose and reciprocity – including finding someone to attend football matches with – were vital to Andrew’s recovery.
NYPD removes “Arrested Trump” from Trump Tower. Much anti-Trumpism thus legitimates institutions needing serious liberal and left critique while diverting attention from the Republican Party that is actually ruling the nation. It takes away time needed to expose in depth truly horrific GOP domestic policies, such as weakening Dodd-Frank banking and consumer regulations, opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling and taking health care away from millions.
‘Poverty is setting many children and young people up for a lifetime of disadvantage.’
A British Association of Social Workers study suggested more than half of workers are thinking about quitting.
Donald Trump speaks to the media after the Congressional Republican Leadership retreat at Camp David, Maryland, U.S.
Shattered Dreams and Broken Homes in Kumasi
Holden, G. & Barker, K. (2018). Should social workers be engaged in these practices? Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work. doi: 10.1080/23761407.2017.1422075
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Amy Sacco, a social worker for Iowa’s Department of Human Services, answers questions from the attorneys during Nicole Finn’s trial for murder and kidnapping.
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Obamacare failed. Medicare for All won’t.
Herefordshire rural dean Nicholas Lowton, out and about in the shadow of the Black Mountains. He is responsible for 24 parishes.
One of the homeless people who was refused aid by a local welfare office.
Four cities in the Pacific Northwest are proving the case for living super-small — and their experiments can teach the rest of us a thing or two about building real community. Above: The mural in Dignity Village.
A 2015 survey of food workers found that half “always” or “frequently” went to work while sick. And a survey of doctors and other health care providers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found that even though 95 percent of them thought showing up to work sick puts patients at risk, 83 percent of them did it anyway. Colds were the most common cause of working sick.
In the 2017–18 election cycle, 11 of the top 20 recipients of financial sector donations have been Democrats. That sector is easily “the largest source of campaign contributions to federal candidates,” according to OpenSecrets.org. House Speaker Paul Ryan ranks first, and Republicans take in more donations overall. But three Democratic senators place second, fourth and fifth: Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Tim Kaine (Va.) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio).
Governor Charlie Baker often points to his efforts to strengthen the state Department of Children and Families since taking office three years ago, with the hiring of 350 new social workers, the appointment of the agency’s first medical director, and the rollout of new policies designed to protect abused and neglected children.
Recovery Institute of South Florida’s facility in Davie.
We will be treated to a rerun of horror stories designed to convince United Statesians that Social Security is unsustainable. The claim will once again be that either we’ll have to accept steep cuts to Social Security payments or privatize it, putting our retirements in the hands of Wall Street.
The award-winning rapper Professor Green (above center), who grew up on a council estate in east London and left school without qualifications, has called for more support at an early age to help white working-class boys and their families engage with education.
Adam Mack tracks the astonishing ways in which supermarkets worked sex appeal into everyday shopping—whether through Muzak, carefully placed aromas, or the suggestion that male grocery store employees were there to serve them. Ads, like one that represented a housewife as a bikini-clad model squeezing a juicy tomato, writes Mack, “held out the image of the postwar housewife as a highly sexual being, but one who happily contained her desires within the confines of an institution—the supermarket—that helped her fulfill a conservative domestic role.”
As a toxic slur, the “trailer trash” brand works to stigmatize an entire category of people marginalizing them from mainstream society.
At just six months old, Down Home North Carolina has big plans for the coming year.
In the midst of the current cold wave, 8,000 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents were without heat by midday Wednesday. Heating systems in five public housing developments were shut down completely, according to city records, with some residents having lived in these bone-chilling conditions for days. Above: The Woodside Houses, where more than 1,300 units were without heat Thursday
The Conservative leader of Windsor Council has asked the police to clear the area of homeless people ahead of the royal wedding in May.
Shiori Ito told the police she had been raped by Noriyuki Yamaguchi, then the Washington bureau chief for the Tokyo Broadcasting System and a biographer of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Unlike last year, when surveyors like Bob Peeler recorded homeless residents’ answers on paper, this year the city is upgrading to a smartphone app.
Two and a half gallons of “raw water” will cost you $36.99 at the Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco, California. A Silicon Valley phenomenon reveals the ugly side of back-to-the-earth, stripped-down lifestyle trends.
Dr. John Coburn, an emergency physician at Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento, Calif., says his department sees the cannabis-related vomiting illness every day.
Scholars and political leaders describe increasing concerns about Chinese government influence over teaching and research in the U.S. and Australia.
In total, 3,000 payments were delayed which the Department say is due to a ‘technical issue’.
Here in a corner of Missouri and across America, the lack of a college education has become a public-health crisis.
Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott says she will raise concerns about Manitoba’s child welfare system at an emergency meeting with her provincial counterparts later this month.
Chief Marcia Brown Martel is a lead claimant in the ‘Sixties Scoop’ court settlement with Canada. Under the settlement, First Nations and Inuit children who were taken from their homes between 1951 and 1991 will be eligible for personal compensation.
Microglia release cytokines and other proinflammatory molecules, as well as detect signaling factors from peripheral immune cells (1). Together, these signals can enhance the release of excitatory neurotransmitters from pain-transmitting neurons, leading to increased neuronal firing (2). Normally, when glial cells called astrocytes detect an increase in the extracellular concentrations of neurotransmitters, their cellular processes called endfeet begin to take up greater amounts of the molecules in an attempt to bring the hyperactive synapses under control (3). In persistent pain, these cells contain fewer of the molecular transporters responsible for this neurotransmitter removal. Glial cytokines and chemokines can also cause greater numbers of receptors to be displayed on the postsynaptic terminal of the pain-transmitting synapse, further promoting neuroexcitability (4).
Stuart, 40, from Windsor, has been living on the streets for the past four months since losing his private tenancy.