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International Federation of Social Workers

Posted in News on 02/05/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthdig | A Martinez

Progressives must not let Trump become a great red cape in the hands of the ruling-class matadors. We charge, screaming “Down with Trump” while the owners plunge their weapons into our passing hides. We must learn to head for the masters who hold the swords and spears behind the cloak. Those masters are the same, whichever major party and personalities hold power in Washington. Resist Trump/Bannon we must, but we cannot afford obsession with Trump.

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The resumption of a rollout of regional call centers later this year is expected to open the “flood gates” to reports of suspected child abuse and lead to a spike in social workers’ caseloads, the head of the Department of Social Services warned legislators Thursday.

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Kingsfund

Social prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services.

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Science Daily | M Carrel/Fotolia

team of researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and Hong Kong report that people who use profanity are less likely to be associated with lying and deception.

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Derry Now | Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland

Kieran Downey, Executive Director of Social Work/Director of Women’s and Children’s Services, Western Trust said: “Child Sexual Exploitation can have a major impact on young people, making them feel trapped and manipulated. This feeling can lead to anxiety, depression, drug or alcohol abuse or self-harm and can have long term consequences on school work and family life”

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

Study Breaks | B Schell/The Oregonian

Portland’s South Park Blocks, flanked by Portland State University on the right. As students struggle to afford the rising costs of college, one program is confronting the reality of student sex workers by supporting them.

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

Sciene News | Sage/FABBS The earlier that autism is diagnosed and treated in children, the better outcomes they will experience for future relationships and careers. However, most children aren’t detected and diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) until around age four, with children from economically disadvantaged or minority backgrounds detected and diagnosed up to two years later, on average.

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

rdnewsNOW | J Hall

e gift of warmth cannot be understated. That’s what motivated a group of Red Deer College Social Work students to take to Ross Street Tuesday night with 70 scarves and toques.

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

The Baptist Standard

“We can expect to see an influx of out-of-town victims and trafficking solicitations during Super Bowl weekend. Much of that will take place online,” said human trafficking expert Elizabeth Goatley, assistant professor in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.

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NY Times | CS Neal

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The Atlantic | B Snyder/Reuters

The Trump administration may be considering a measure that would “deny admission to any alien who is likely to become a public charge,” meaning they would need benefits like food stamps, housing assistance, or Medicaid.

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

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Members of the new Cumbria-Lancaster Social Work Teaching Partnership: Front row from left to right: Jane Pye (Lancaster University), Sonyia Curran (Cumbria County Council). Back row from left to right: Professor Karen Broadhurst (Lancaster University), Nick Waterfield (Cumbria County Council) and Richard Simpson (Barnardo’s)

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Nottingham Post

Mr Stollery and the beach in Sousse

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SSSA

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Mother Jones | T Williams/Congressional Quarterly/ZUMA

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ViewNews

Reinvigorating Social Work Group – Class of 2016

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truthout | DB Gleason/LW

At over $600 billion a year and counting, the Pentagon already receives significantly more than its fair share of federal funds. If President Donald Trump has his way, though, that will prove a sum for pikers and misers. He and his team are now promising that spending on defense and homeland security will increase dramatically in the years to come, even as domestic programs are slashed and entire civilian agencies shuttered.

Posted in News on 02/03/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NYU Data Services

The first week of the Trump administration has been a disastrous assault on many fundamental human and academic rights.

Posted in News on 02/03/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Deutsche Welle | L Baeck Institute

George Orwell’s “1984” is not the only classic that’s celebrating a comeback. Hannah Arendt’s philosophical essay “The Origins of Totalitarianism” has also spiked in interest recently.

Posted in News on 02/03/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

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Ava Pennill, Chair, Social Work Department, University of Belize

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CTV

A 60s Scoop survivor cries at the Manitoba Legislature on June 18, 2015.

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Florida State University School of Social Work

Stephanie Prost

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truthdig

The encampment at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in December 2016.

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Public News Service | Wikipedia

The nation’s largest senior advocacy group, AARP, is launching a campaign to block congressional efforts to turn Medicare into a voucher system.

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

Evening Times

In a report to the Integration Joint Board which overseen health and social care services, Susanne Miller, chief social work officer, said: “The service is not targeted exclusively to those with a social care need.”

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Huffington Post

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Caregivers Film

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The Guardian | D Dubber/The Orders of St John Care Trust

‘Despite knowing for nine years that we have ever-increasing demands on social care, we can’t agree how to fund this.’

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Chronicle of Higher Education | D Desaulniers/AP

Signs line the fence surrounding Boston Common after the Boston Women’s March for America on Saturday.

Posted in News on 02/01/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Chronicle of Social Change

Los Angeles County’s Department of Children’s Services is conducting a search. Top picks could also be considering the now vacant leadership position at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services.

Posted in News on 02/01/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | JM Lange

Just 29 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds in rural areas are enrolled in college. John Dunn is one of them. Christopher Bush, a social work major at Portland State University, also experienced a cultural divide on campus.

Posted in News on 02/01/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthout | danbruell

Protesters march through Lansing, Michigan, during the Women’s March, January 21, 2017. As people resist Trump’s policies in the streets, two public advocacy organizations have launched an impeachment investigation into the new president.

Posted in News on 02/01/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Jacobin | G Livingston

A photo from Dulles International Airport in Virginia

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NY Review of Books | Adoc-photos/Art Resource

he neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot holding the arm of a female patient suffering from locomotor ataxia, Hôpital Salpêtrière, Paris, circa 1885

Posted in News on 02/01/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Guardian | TFN

The UK’s fostering system cannot be held together by the goodwill and persistence of foster carers indefinitely.

Posted in News on 01/31/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Denver Post | A Cross

Homeless man seeks out sunshine to warm up before entering the Denver Central Library. Two social workers and three peer counselors are helping link patrons with services.

Posted in News on 01/31/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Health Affairs

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Baltimore Sun

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Jacobin | J Bruskey

Perhaps the most effective advocate of school choice is New Jersey senator Cory Booker, who many Democrats are touting as the party’s savior in the post-Obama era. Liberals swooned when Booker opposed his Senate colleague Jeff Sessions, the right-wing racist Trump tapped to be the next attorney general. But however laudable, Booker’s actions didn’t take much in the way of courage. Booker’s funders — hedge-fund managers and pharmaceutical barons — don’t care about such theatrics. They’re more concerned that he vote Big Pharma’s way and keep up his role as a leading member of Democrats for Education Reform, a pro-privatization group. They want to make sure he continues attacking teachers’ unions, the strongest bulwark against privatization.

Posted in News on 01/31/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Evening Times

Homelessness services in Scotland’s largest city are in “crisis” according to staff, who claim they are being forced to turn desperate people away without help – despite their legal obligation to house them – because they have no accommodation to offer.

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NY Times | B Bragg

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DorsetECHO

Sara Tough, director of children’s services at Dorset County Council

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NY Times | S Deng

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NY Times | D Mills

The 70-year-old 7-year-old

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ScienceNews | Skyhobo/IStockphoto Days of conflicting reports and leaked documents have hit federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency hard, leaving scientists worried about access to unbiased scientific information.

Posted in News on 01/30/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Conversation | S Zizek

Quite apart from the anxiety and stress associated with increasing levels of personal debt, a whole range of pathological symptoms have been identified in many consumers, including consumption as a form of addictive behaviour, buyer’s remorse and even so-called Buyer’s Stockholm Syndrome, in which consumers feel trapped by their purchases. The promise of consumerism is as illusory as the promise of dumbed-down and hate-fuelled political visions. They both offer an entirely false remedy to the very pathologies they induce and profit from.

Posted in News on 01/30/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Providence Journal | Wikipedia

Louis Cerbo, director of behavioral health at the state Department of Corrections, tells a legislative panel that 11 social workers are assigned to serve about 3,000 inmates.

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NY Times | A Koch

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Deutsche Welle M Scholz/picture-alliance

German doctors are diagnosing too many children and young people with autism, a new study by a team of child psychiatrists and researchers has found.

Posted in News on 01/29/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

ABC10

She has a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Sacramento as well as a Masters of Social Welfare and Masters of Social Work from California State University, Sacramento.

Posted in News on 01/29/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Tacoma Weekly | L LaRue

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The Intercept

Naomi Klein explains how the Trump administration might take advantage of coming crises to Jeremy Scahill at the Women’s March

Posted in News on 01/29/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

myPalmBeachPost | DD Vereen/Washington Post

At the EAT Cafe in Philadelphia, owner Mariana Chilton talks with customer Mathilda Jones in the dining room.

Posted in News on 01/29/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Review of Books | E Lopez

Onlookers at a crime scene under investigation by the SOCO (scene of crime operatives), Tondo, Manila

Posted in News on 01/29/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

YLE | K Matson-Mäkelä

The legislation was passed in 2012 to help educational institutions to better control issues relating to disqualification and to improve the safety of patients, traffic and minors. The regularions apply to students studying for degrees in social work, healthcare, education, technology and transport.

Posted in News on 01/28/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

KHN

President Donald Trump’s administration made explicit this weekend its commitment to an old GOP strategy for managing Medicaid, the federal-state insurance plan that covers low-income people — turning control of the program to states and capping what the federal government spends on it each year.

Posted in News on 01/28/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthout | The Lens

Orleans Parish Prison, the city jail for New Orleans

Posted in News on 01/28/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Public News Service

Judith Solomon, vice president for health policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, said going from a Medicaid program that covers anyone who qualifies to one that gives states a set chunk of money comes with a catch. She said that the budget plans passed by the House so far this year will fund Medicaid below what states need.

Posted in News on 01/28/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthdig | B Scupham

U.S. arms contractors sold $209.7 billion in weaponry in 2015, representing 56% of the world’s production.

Posted in News on 01/28/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Irish Times | Simon

More than 80 per cent of the homes available to rent are too expensive for people on state housing benefits, the Simon Communities in Ireland has said.

Posted in News on 01/28/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Spiegel Online | Y Paz-Soldan

Cielo works at her family’s baked-goods stand in La Paz

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CQC

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The Conversation

George Orwell at the BBC

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KHN | photowords

Dr. Lonny Shavelson heads Bay Area End of Life Options, a Berkeley, Calif., medical practice that offers advice and services to patients seeking aid-in-dying under California’s new law, enacted last June.

Posted in News on 01/27/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Public News Service | ECig Lounge

The report gave the Lone Star State an F in all five categories: tobacco prevention and cessation funding, smoke-free air, tobacco taxes, access to cessation services, and raising the legal age for tobacco use to 21.

Posted in News on 01/27/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

ProPublica

The exterior of 2783 3rd Avenue in the Bronx. The upper floor was previously used by Montego.

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Inside Higher Ed

If passed, the new policy would reduce the termination notice given to tenured faculty members from at least 12 months to at least 90 days.

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Open Culture | B Schwabe

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LSE

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Liverpool Echo

Protest outside Wallasey Town Hall over the proposed parking charges in Wirral.

Posted in News on 01/26/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Public News Service | Colorado General Assembly

Daniel Ramos, executive director of the group One Colorado, said the law would effectively roll back key protections for LGBTQ and other communities.

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Chicago Tribune | EPL

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UMSL Daily | A Jennewein

Growing up in Arkansas, Sharon Johnson’s experience in a low-income, Mississippi River Delta town spurred her career in social work. Last August she was named dean of the UMSL School of Social Work.

Posted in News on 01/26/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

theday | D Straszheim

Kirsten and John in their apartment in New London talk about their son “Dylan,” who nearly died in a Groton foster home.

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The Advertiser | D Coker

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New Yorker | D Winters

An armed guard stands at the entrance of the Survival Condo Project, a former missile silo north of Wichita, Kansas, that has been converted into luxury apartments for people worried about the crackup of civilization.

As public institutions deteriorate, élite anxiety has emerged as a gauge of our national predicament. “Why do people who are envied for being so powerful appear to be so afraid?” Johnson asked. “What does that really tell us about our system?” He added, “It’s a very odd thing. You’re basically seeing that the people who’ve been the best at reading the tea leaves—the ones with the most resources, because that’s how they made their money—are now the ones most preparing to pull the rip cord and jump out of the plane.”

Posted in News on 01/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Source | Colorado State University

Georgia and Ben Granger with their dogs Khari and Casey at the Platte Valley Youth Services Center.

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KHN | Getty

Super-utilizers, people with complex problems who frequent emergency rooms, account for 50 percent of health care spending.

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Common Dreams | P Hunter

A San Francisco protest in solidarity with North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux and their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Care Appointments | BASW

As pressures mount for social workers, NIASW is calling on each political party to make manifesto pledges supporting the creation of a workforce strategy to ensure staff workloads are manageable, and for the reduction of bureaucracy in social work practice.

Posted in News on 01/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Conversation | V Karavaev

In 1974, the World Food Conference declared that: “Every man, woman and child has the inalienable right to be free from hunger and malnutrition in order to develop their physical and mental faculties.” The conference set as its goal the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition within a decade.

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The Conversation | M Hutchings/Reuters

Pregnant women in South Africa who live in poor communities are more likely to consider or attempt suicide than the general population.

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Inside Higher Ed | rickbrattin.org

Rick Brattin is the member of the Missouri State House of Representatives. He graduated from high school and has four children.

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University of Calgary | R Brandt

University of Calgary professor Bruce MacLaurin looks forward to the collaborative opportunity to develop recommendations to protect Alberta’s children.

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CBC | Supplied by families

Jolynn, 12, left, and Chantel, 12, centre, from Wapapeka First Nation in Ontario, died by suicide this month. Chantel is survived by her twin sister, Chanel, pictured far right. Highest rate of suicide is among children aged 10 to 14, according to First Nations statistics.

Posted in News on 01/24/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | M Albans/NY Daily News/Getty

Students celebrated during Baruch College’s 41st commencement ceremony. A large new research project — analyzing millions of anonymous tax records — found that many colleges are boosting large numbers of low-income students into the middle class and beyond. And they’re not Ivy League colleges.

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The Times

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The Conversation | Shutterstock

Astronomer Dominique Eckert submitted the joke paper “Get me off Your Fucking Mailing List” to IOSR journals. The paper consists of “get me off your fucking mailing list” repeated hundreds of times. While one cannot fault the paper for clarity of expression, it isn’t suitable for an academic journal. But less than a week after Eckert submitted the paper, it was accepted for publication. The “reviewers comments” were “quality of manuscript is good”. Manuscript handling charges were US$75 (A$100).

Posted in News on 01/23/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NET

Last week, three state senators announced bills designed to address child welfare and juvenile justice issues.

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Dissent | 350.org

Climate activists protest Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearings

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Tampa Bay Times

Social worker William “Bill” Denham

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The Nation |  Reuters/Y Gripas

 Protesters call for businesses to sever their relationships with Donald Trump as they demonstrate outside the site of a new hotel owned by Trump.

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In These Times | R Scoble

Davos Man has no particular interest in a free market or unregulated economic system.

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TheStar | Dreamtime

‘African Nova Scotians have always known that they were being disproportionately targeted for surveillance by the police,’ social worker Robert Wright said in a statement.

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Health Affairs

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CDC

January is National Stalking Awareness Month.

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The Conversation | R Sprich/Reuters

Finally, we had the general secretary of the Communist Party of China giving a pro-free-trade keynote speech at the World Economic Forum, emphasising categorically that the world’s woes were not a result of globalisation.

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Science Daily | Columbia University

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