The Presbyterian Church of Ireland announces that ‘same-sex couples are not eligible for communicant membership’ following General Assembly
The Social Security Administration’s main campus is seen in Woodlawn, Md. The government’s annual assessment is a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. The report from program trustees says Social Security will become insolvent in 2034, no change from the projection last year.
Our subsidized food system, as activist and community organizer Karen Washington (above) points out “skews the cost and value of food.”
“These changes are an important acknowledgement of the principles and values that we share and are foundational to our own profession – recognition of the dignity of all persons, self- determination, social justice and inclusivity,” Lynn L. King, executive director of the Alberta College of Social Workers, said.
Rheinau Abbey is one of the chief attractions of the area.
These are different borders, continents apart, but sewn through with the same heartbreak.
Hospira issues a voluntary nationwide recall for two lots of Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection, USP, in the Carpuject™ Syringe System due to the potential presence of particulate matter
Zoot suiters. (above). This all dates back to the Zoot Suit Riots. The days-long attacks by white military servicemen against Mexican Americans in East Los Angeles and downtown happened 75 years ago this week. The events have been interpreted for film, stage and song. Nearly a dozen scholarly books have documented the riots of 1943 from different angles, from the women who dressed the pachuca part to — I kid you not — how the comic strip “Lil’ Abner” set the stage for Mexicans to get a beatdown. Activists and academics universally depict the Zoot Suit Riots as a miscarriage of justice, which they absolutely were. But to remember them as a singular event masks the riots’ most disturbing legacy: how the Los Angeles press, including this newspaper, created a hate template used against young Latinos ever since — including by the Trump administration today.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (bottom left quadrant above).
Dr. Veeder (above), an Associate Professor who taught at BCSSW for 40 years, cited the pioneering Chicago social worker Jane Addams as an inspiration for her teaching. Friends and colleagues described Dr. Veeder as deeply committed to social justice, but with a strong belief that social work should be guided by a rational approach to implementation and review of results.
“These raids are significant for many reasons. One, our government is using SWAT-team style tactics to arrest ordinary workers who pose no threat to anyone. It’s an outrageous misuse of tax dollars. Two, our government is doing this without any regard at all for the consequences of their actions. What happens when Mom or Dad doesn’t come home tonight? Who picks up the children from school? Who makes them dinner and helps them with their homework?”
It’s really important that ‘good’ people get to feel good and it’s also important that people who don’t generally get to feel good can feel positive about themselves too.
Fiona McKenzie, CEO of Centrestage Communities
Preliminary results of a recent study show that teen girls reported a higher degree of interference of daytime sleepiness on multiple aspects of their school and personal activities than boys.
Knock Knock Give A Sock, an organization Lichtman created to break down the stigma of homelessness and help those in need by sharing socks.
The number of college assistance programs for current and former foster youth is growing, but there are still major gaps in helping students access them, according to a national survey of state-run colleges.
Oregon’s child welfare director, Marilyn Jones, talks about the challenges and promising new developments happening in Oregon’s Foster Care system
Some ideas always seem to keep coming back, like the proverbial bad penny. Ideas in philanthropy and charity are no exception.
A group of members in both chambers, led by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Penn.) have asked President Trump to use executive branch powers to protect faith-based providers that refuse to recruit foster and adoptive parents if they have to approve LGBTQ or unmarried candidates.
Klein’s new book is titled The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists.
The report by the Child Care Law Reporting Project (CCLRP) examined why lengthy cases become protracted and complex. As well as scrutinising the cases in detail the project also interviewed dozens of the key participants.
The solution? We need to heavily decrease and demilitarize our police forces. We don’t need men and women with guns—above the law—running around our streets at all times.
Those who know Chad Dion Lassiter (above) weren’t surprised to hear on the first day of his new job last month as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC), the North Philadelphia native plunged head first into an ugly incident that resonated not only in Pennsylvania but around the world.
When the rep, who requested to go by her initials, M.S., voiced her concerns to her manager, she was told that Subsys patients were “already addicts and their prospects were therefore essentially rock-bottom,” according to a recently unsealed whistleblower lawsuit that M.S. filed after leaving Insys in 2016. To boost her numbers, the manager allegedly advised M.S. to “behave more sexually toward pain-management physicians, to stroke their hands while literally begging for prescriptions,” and to ask for the prescriptions as a “favor.”
Housing action group StART have taken on the property developers in London – and they’re not done yet.
The Department of Children and Family Services struggles to find appropriate homes for young people with mental illness.
Arizona legislators passed a number of bills related to children and youth that ultimately made it to Gov. Doug Ducey’s (R) desk for a signature. The issues addressed by the legislature included child marriage, the opioid crisis and adoption costs. Above: Arizona State Capitol Building
The author (Rory Truell) is Secretary-General of the International Federation of Social Workers
As all this shows, striking teachers across the US are taking on some powerful forces — the billionaires and corporations that are driving austerity, propping up far-right politicians, and pushing school privatization. The strikes may be occurring in different states, but they all face similar corporate forces and a similar agenda that is the source of the chronic underfunding of public education. Teachers get this — and it’s part of the reason their demands have gone well beyond things like (well-deserved) pay raises and protection of benefits. As the teachers’ fight continues, it will be important to continue to identify and map out the key corporate players behind austerity and school privatization — so as to better challenge their damaging agenda.
Nicole Withers displays her bachelor’s degree in social work.
ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder pointed out that some 152 million children aged 5 to 17 are in child labour worldwide. Between 2012 and 2016, there was “almost no reduction in the number of children aged 5 to 11 in child labour, and the number of these most vulnerable, youngest children in hazardous work actually increased.”
Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission looks at how issues surrounding adopted children and their rights have continually hit brick walls and delays in the Government’s legislative process.
June 5 is an important anniversary in the history of HIV and AIDS in the United States. On this date in 1981 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), describing cases of a rare lung infection, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), in five young, previously healthy, gay men in Los Angeles.
‘It would take a whole series of plays to adequately portray all that goes into the daily tasks of a social worker.’
Sister Helen Cole stands for a portrait at her North Camden organization, Guadalupe Family Services. Cole, who was once a teacher and is now a social worker, founded the organization more than 20 years ago.
The research explored how accurate human participants are at two key processing stages of emotional face perception: detection, which refers to being able to tell there is an emotion present, and recognition, which refers to knowing which emotion, such as fear or happiness, is present.
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Sunday called on mainland China to promote democratic political reform and guarantee human rights, while urging Beijing to release Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) and ensure his safe return to Taiwan.
While the violence and bloodshed that rocked Beijing 29 years ago may be fading from public consciousness, for some in the capital on that fateful night, the experience remains etched in their memories, and has profoundly shaped the course of their lives.
Annual Tiananmen massacre candlelight vigil. June 4 is significant because it was one of the Party’s biggest single massacres of Chinese citizens, and the most recent. Commemorating it is also a way of remembering that the Communist Party has always been a criminal regime that will stop at nothing to defend its monopoly on power. Indeed it has destroyed tens of millions of lives in order to do so…. To commemorate June 4 in Hong Kong is an act of resistance: we refuse to forget, we refuse to let the Party have its way with China, we refuse to let it have its way with Hong Kong.
Grieving for family members killed during 1989 pro-democracy student movement
The state can gather more information, more easily, than ever before. Do not underestimate the risks. Xinjiang is the nightmarish extreme that the new technology makes possible: a racist police state. Fearing insurrection and separatism, China’s rulers have reinforced techniques of totalitarian control—including the mass detention of Uighurs for re-education—with digital technology. In parts of the province streets have poles bristling with CCTV cameras every 100-200 metres. They record each passing driver’s face and the car’s numberplate. Uighurs’ mobile phones must run government-issued spyware. The data associated with their ID cards include not just name, sex and occupation, but can contain relatives’ details, fingerprints, blood type, DNA information, detention record and “reliability status”. All this and more is fed into the Integrated Joint Operations Platform (IJOP), an AI-powered system, to generate lists of suspects for detention.