“Donald Trump’s call for police brutality was not his first public incitement to violence. He has on multiple occasions encouraged crowds to attack protesters and journalists.”
Representatives of the Coalition for the Homeless and Legal Aid Society called on the city Wednesday to stop police from conducting warrant sweeps across city shelters.
The consequences for children and families cannot be understated. Medicaid is the nation’s largest health insurer for children, covering 37 million, or about 1 in 3 children. It also covers nearly 10 million parents. Had the federal government capped its payments to state Medicaid programs, in 1981 or in 1995, millions of children would not have realized the gains in overall health, educational attainment, and earning power that Medicaid coverage made possible, and millions of families would not have had the financial protection it provides.
London South Bank University (LSBU), on the edge of my parish at the Elephant and Castle, has introduced a training scheme for cleaners and catering staff to help them spot students at risk of being drawn into radicalisation. Getting them to spy on students is all part of the government’s widely unloved Prevent strategy, but what are staff supposed to look out for as evidence of radicalisation? Ordering hummus and mint tea in the student cafeteria?
Tawi-Tawi native Paramisuli Aming witnessed how the conflict in Marawi City started in May.
“We need major investments in universal public programs to rebuild the social safety net, ensure early childhood education as well as debt-free higher education, and good-paying jobs.”
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Br>From left, Anne Kosem, immediate past-president of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers (APOSW), and Helena Gutierrez-Richards, APOSW’s social worker of the year.
Facebook is working on advanced facial recognition technology to identify users by creating digital faceprints. The company has begun lobbying state legislatures feverishly to protect its investments in the technology.
Hong Kong’s newly appointed bishop has pledged to speak out on issues of freedom and human rights, but insisted that the Catholic Church could not compromise on biblical teachings against homosexual behaviour.
The agonies of being overweight — or running a diet company — in a culture that likes to pretend it only cares about health, not size.
Marriage and high school diplomas are a distraction. To end poverty, we simply have to structure our economy to ensure nobody falls below the poverty line.
Big Brother poster illustrating George Orwell’s novel about modern propaganda, “1984.” The book was first published in 1949 and describes a future in which a totalitarian regime controls what people think.
Night-time lighting – seen here in Chongqing, China – is one of many aspects of city living that can make us more stressed.
Of all the possible tragedies of childhood, losing a sister or brother to early death is almost too awful to contemplate. Yet it is startlingly common. In the United States, 5 to 8 percent of children with siblings experience such a loss.
The USOC is honoring FLAME, a program that encourages minorities – including LGBTQ athletes – to take leadership roles in Olympic and Paralympic sports.
These cuts will make you sick — perhaps literally. They would hurt millions of older Americans, including the two-thirds of nursing home patients who rely on Medicaid for their care. Their tax cuts would also be bad for the country’s economic health. As the experience of recent years has confirmed, government spending cuts also slow economic growth and increase the risk of recession.
Universities in Australia have a serious problem with sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Priests hold the Eucharist during a Mass of Hope and Healing for victims of sex abuse April 26 at St. Anselm Church in Brooklyn, N.Y.
All the men condemned to death in California live at San Quentin prison. California has 745 people on death row, more than any other state but has not carried out an execution since 2006, when issues with the legal injection process led to a de facto moratorium on the death penalty.
Supporters cheer as Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Brooklyn, New York, April 2017.
A view from 7 DeKalb Avenue, an apartment tower in Downtown Brooklyn. Eighty percent of its 250 apartments are subsidized units, for which there were 87,754 applications when it opened.
Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD (above) and his team have made new progress in our understanding of the biology of conscious thought.
The Indian coast guard, apparently tipped-off by intelligence agencies, intercepted a drug-laden vessel off the Gujarat coast. The street value of the heroin is estimated at almost $550 million.
After the Senate fell short in its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is poised to use its regulatory powers to accomplish what lawmakers could not: shrink Medicaid.
So no, socialists and neoliberals are not united in shared pursuit of common goals. Neoliberalism is not “pragmatic” socialism any more than a charter school is a “pragmatic” public school, or Obamacare is “pragmatic” Medicare for All. They are altogether different approaches to the provision of services and care.
But the attacks on “government schools” have a much older, darker heritage. They have their roots in American slavery, Jim Crow-era segregation, anti-Catholic sentiment and a particular form of Christian fundamentalism — and those roots are still visible today.
Whereas the 1950s sanctified unfettered capitalism as a rebuke to communism and symbol of freedom, in the 1960s many began to eye it with a new skepticism as corporations pumped pollution into rivers and produced cars unsafe at any speed.
Lee went on to get a master’s degree in social work at the University of California, Berkeley, and became active in the failed presidential campaign of Democrat Shirley Chisholm, the first black candidate to seek a major party’s nomination.
The recent protests at the St Louis Workhouse jail serve as a brutal reminder that American prisons are oppressive hellholes.
Data privacy advocates consider biometric face recognition programs unlawful. Andrea Voßhoff, Germany’s federal data protection commissioner, accepts the test, but has “fundamental reservations” about the technology. “Should these systems be put into actual use, it would be a considerable imposition on fundamental rights,” she said.
Families living in the so-called hubs will have their own self-contained bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as access to shared living areas including a kitchen and dining area, large outdoor play area and picnic tables.
I came to New York because I needed the city, and New York is for people who need cities, for those who cannot function outside of one. Open and permissive, insulating you with the sort of anonymity you can’t find in a small town or suburb, the city allows us to expand, experiment, and become our truest selves. In the New York of the early 1990s, there was no better place to perform that labor than the East Village.
So the next time you hear the president, the secretary of defense, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, or a hawkish lawmaker claim that the U.S. military is practically collapsing from a lack of funding, don’t believe it for a second…. In government terms, make no mistake about it, the Pentagon & Co. are the 1%.
Dr. Justin Baker, director of the Quality of Life and Palliative Care Division at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis with a patient, Emma
Colyssa left her baby upstairs while she went downstairs to receive a delivery of baby formula. She lost custody for six months.
Ruby Partin, 63, and her adoptive son Timothy Huff, 5, wait for a free clinic to open in the early morning of July in Wise, Virginia. Hundreds of Appalachia residents waited through the night for the annual Remote Area Medical clinic for dental, vision and medical services held at the Wise County Fairgrounds in western Virginia. The county is one of the poorest in the state, with high number of unemployed and underinsured residents.
Women vastly outnumber men in Korea’s social welfare industry, according to data from the Korean Social Workers’ Association. Up to last year, the accumulated number of female workers was 638,897, nearly 2.8 times higher than their male counterparts of 225,372.
Much of the scientific research on resilience — our ability to bounce back from adversity — has focused on how to build resilience in children. But what about the grown-ups?
We are still not sure what causes depression, but some researchers believe that biological changes are at the root of it. Some of these changes could be influenced by sugar and sweet taste.
Clockwise from left, Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Mary Agnes Carey of KHN, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Sarah Kliff of Vox.com team up in KHN’s studio to record the latest episode
A family of four in San Francisco, Marin or San Mateo with an annual income of $105,350 is now considered “low income,” according to a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) report, which helps determine who qualifies for subsidized housing.
A pregnancy resource center helped Taylor apply for Medicaid. Now 21, she is caring for her 19-month-old son and training to become a nursing assistant.
Originated by homeless individuals as an act of social protest, a homeless village can be defined simply as a group of homeless people living together as a self-governed community with basic hygiene facilities and trash service. Though most villages are more primitive than Emerald Village — lacking plumbing, for instance — they are cost-effective and humane compared to mass shelters, advocates say, and provide a social infrastructure that helps houseless people heal from trauma.
Sarah Coats, an Auburn social worker and foster care advocate, announced Tuesday she will run for the Kansas House.
Katie Yow, a 31-year-old social worker and anarchist, has been called to testify before a federal grand jury in Greensboro on July 31. She won’t be complying. Instead, supporters from across the state will hold a rally in front of the federal building at 9 a.m. to express encouragement for her act of resistance.
The success rate in appeals against refusals of social welfare payments has increased by almost one-fifth in over the past four years, according to figures obtained by Fianna Fáil.
Associate Professor Katherine Hill (above) has begun to weave voting registration and engagement as a potential tool for social workers into her classes in the St. Kate’s – St. Thomas School of Social Work; she believes it is one way to empower social work clients to have a voice.
MRI data shows (left) areas of the skull preferentially affected by the amount of Neanderthal-derived DNA and (right) areas of the brain’s visual system in which Neanderthal gene variants influenced cortex folding (red) and gray matter volume (yellow).
ews that Boston scientists achieved what was once deemed impossible—inducing regrowth of the vital but perishable sensory hair cells in human inner ear tissue—suggests that the door has partially opened to reversing hearing loss in millions of people.
For years Conor Fogarty (18) has dreamed of working at his local supermarket, a few minutes’ walk from the housing estate where he has grown up in Sutton,
A conversation about hyper-gentrification with Vanishing New York author (and social worker) Jeremiah Moss.
The “Goldwater rule,” named for 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, prohibits psychiatrists from offering opinions about the mental state of public figures.
At an office for Healthy Minds in High Wycombe, England, psychological well-being practitioners perform hourlong evaluations over the phone to decide what type of therapy is most appropriate for people who call asking for help.
Wilson Sun, sharing his experience as a former foster youth at the Asian Foster Family Initiative
A sign for help with addiction is displayed in a section of Philadelphia that has become a hub for heroin addicts. In Pennsylvania in 2016, Medicaid expansion helped 124,000 people get treatment for their substance use disorder.
Hon. Nnaji (middle), others, and graduands at the Auxiliary Social Work Certificate Training Programme and Certificate Award Ceremony organised by Twinning for Health Support Initiative, Nigeria,held at Emene, En
Holders of Canadian First Nations status lined up to collect their $5 annual treaty annuity payments during “Treaty Days” in Winnipeg, Manitoba, last month.
Self-described “body hacker” Jowan Osterlund, of Biohax Sweden, holds a microchip device similar to those implanted in workers at the Epicenter digital innovation business center during a party at the co-working space in Stockholm on March 14. Microchips are being implanted into volunteers to help them open doors and operate office equipment, and it’s become so popular that members of the Epicenter cyborg club hold parties for those with the chips embedded in their hands.
In companies like Google and Uber, employees find the HR department ineffective in addressing harassment.
Nancy MacLean, a professor of history and public policy at Duke U., has riled libertarians with her new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America
Donald Trump with the Rev. Pat Robertson in 2016. On the surface it appears to be incongruous that the Christian right would rally behind a slick New York real estate developer who is a very public serial philanderer and adulterer, has no regard for the truth, is consumed by greed, does not appear to read or know the Bible, routinely defrauds and cheats his investors and contractors, expresses a crude misogyny and an even cruder narcissism and appears to yearn for despotism.
Treating Liu Xiaobo’s death as symbolic of the end of all meaningful dissent in the country is misleading
The small health club on a narrow road in Shanghai’s Baoshan district stands out from the rest of the neighbourhood. Senior citizens mill around the front door, chatting and waiting their turn to sit in one of a dozen elaborate chairs.
Members of the National Domestic Workers Alliance gather in Washington, D.C.
Faced with mounting questions and anger on campus, USC announced Friday that it was hiring an ex-federal prosecutor to investigate a report by The Times that the former dean of the university’s medical school associated with criminals and drug abusers and used methamphetamine and other drugs with them.