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The Beachwood Reporter | USPS

The 10 stamps showcase 10 of the projects or purposes of the WPA. Their topics include providing wage work opportunities, encouraging work safety, promoting domestic tourism, and building tennis courts, zoos, airports, national parks, hiking trails, and docks.

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Reuters | A Ismail

Children walk together as they flee deeper into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Syria December 13, 2016.

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newws.com.au | News Limited

Department of Human Services secretary Kathryn Campbell defended the need to call in debts over the Christmas period during a senate inquiry into the Centrelink “robo-debt” recovery scheme.

Posted in News on 03/09/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Aliran

Today, Iceland tops the European table for the cleanest-living teens. The percentage of 15- and 16-year-olds who had been drunk in the previous month plummeted from 42 per cent in 1998 to 5 per cent in 2016. The percentage who have ever used cannabis is down from 17 per cent to 7 per cent. Those smoking cigarettes every day fell from 23 per cent to just 3 per cent.

Posted in News on 03/09/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NIH

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CBC | S Craggs

“I always miss it,” says Ty Laframboise of wrestling, which he stopped when awkwardness around his gender identity made it too difficult to continue. “It’s always something I’m looking to get back into. It’s just a matter of how.”

Posted in News on 03/09/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | A Ferguson

The flight deck of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf in August 2015. President Trump’s proposed budget would cut $54 billion from discretionary civilian spending to increase military spending.

Posted in News on 03/09/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Oxford University Press | NCT/Wellcome Library, London

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Common Dreams

Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe

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CommunityCare | Parliament

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KHN | L Clark

ALS patients and their families rallied for expanded access to experimental drugs in Washington, D.C. on May 11, 2015.

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Science Daily | APA

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J Dahm | Rojas + Rubensteen Projects

The Attica prison (above) uprising lasted five days. Some people have spent four decades living with the cover-up. It took a historian 13 years to get to the bottom of what actually happened.

Posted in News on 03/08/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthout | Unpakt

As reported in Politico, Senator McCain is now calling for large increases in this already bloated budget, to $640 billion for fiscal year 2018 — $54 billion above the current budget projections. Adding in the $60 billion projected spending for Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and other interventions could bring total Pentagon spending next year to more than $900 billion.

Posted in News on 03/08/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | A Bianchi/Reuters

Marie Collins, who was molested as a child by a Roman Catholic priest, quit her post on a high-profile papal commission, accusing the church of “fine words in public and contrary actions behind closed doors.”

Posted in News on 03/07/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

In These Times | Rural Futures Lab

An old barn on a wind farm.

Posted in News on 03/07/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Texas Observer | Houston Press

Pressure from the governor to get CPS reforms passed quickly has hushed most criticism of the $279 million privatization plan.

Posted in News on 03/07/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Health Affairs

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UB School of Social Work |

Guests Karen Zgoda, Rachel L. West, and Patricia Shelly describe how they are using macro social work Twitter chats to promote support for and education about all forms of macro practice activities

Posted in News on 03/07/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | H Walker/LIFE Picture Collection/Getty

John F. Kennedy in West Virginia in 1960.

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New Statesman

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Science News | J Arehart/Shuterstock

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Guardian | G Arias/AFP/Getty

A section of the US/Mexico border fence at San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora state in northwestern Mexico.

Posted in News on 03/06/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

CBC | MCSW

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Gwinett Daily Post | E Wells

William Campbell and his wife, Lola, have impacted the lives of many young people through Community Connections, a Stone Mountain-based nonprofit child placing agency.

Posted in News on 03/06/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | K Rice

Dorothy Rice in 2013. She studied the costs of treating various diseases.

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NY Times | Lynnie Z

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Huffington Post | PG/Magnum Photos

All of these unbearable statistics lead to the same conclusion: It is still dangerously alienating to go through life as a man attracted to other men. The good news, though, is that epidemiologists and social scientists are closer than ever to understanding all the reasons why.

Posted in News on 03/06/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

UToday | University of Calgary

Dora Tam, PhD, and Siu Ming Kwok, PhD, new additions to the University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work’s Lethbridge campus, are at the forefront of China’s social transformation.

Posted in News on 03/05/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Common Dreams | Women’s March

“We halt our work to highlight just how meager, how lackluster, and how dysfunctional the world would be without us.”

Posted in News on 03/05/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

KUT 90.5

Ruthe Winegarten earned a masters in social work and began a Ph.D. in history, but left academia to pursue her passion for telling the stories of powerless or “forgotten” women.

Posted in News on 03/05/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Mother Jones | KnockEveryDoor

How a group of Democratic organizers fell in love with “deep canvassing.”

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NYR Daily | D Becerril/Reuters

Cuban migrants stranded on their way to the US, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

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Common Dreams

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Scottish Daily Record

Alison Douglas with daughter Julie. Dumfries and Galloway council promise review following claims they “just aren’t interested”.

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Care Appointments

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Inside Philanthropy

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

WomenInWisconsin

Deer was born in Keshena as a member of the Menominee Tribe. Her mother was a strong advocate for Native American rights, and Deer followed in her footsteps. She was the first Menominee to earn an undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin. In 1961, she was the first Native American to receive an M.S.W. from the Columbia University School of Social Work.

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

Science Daily | M Moody

Dr. Steven Dobscha directs the Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care, based at the VA Portland Health Care System. His team has been exploring the use of OpenNotes in mental health care.

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

NPR | N Carson/AP

The site of a former home for unmarried mothers and their babies, run by nuns in Tuam, Ireland, between the 1920s and 1960s. A government commission says excavations have revealed the remains of children buried there during that time.

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

The West Australian

Centrelink workers sift through print, broadcast and social media for individual complaints.

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

LSEPS

people conform was first posed by Hannah Arendt and then pursued conceptually and experimentally by social psychologists exposed to the moral, cultural and psychological devastation that followed World War 2 in Europe. We do as we are told. Or do we? Exploring the psychological roots of obedience and rebellion, this event will present the feature documentary Shock Room and revisit Stanley Milgram’s controversial experiments on the banality of evil, asking whether it is conformity rather than resistance and rebellion that guides everyday political behaviour.

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

The Peninsula

Qatar Foundation for Social Work employees at its 2017 annual forum.

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

Oregonian | M Zacchino

Trevor, 29, spent last night in this tent along the Peninsula Crossing Trail in the University Park neighborhood, Dec. 29, 2016. A life-long resident of Portland, Trevor has been living on the street since he left prison 3 1/2 years ago.

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

Health Affairs Today

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KHN | H de Marco

An electronic billboard near downtown Bakersfield displays a public service announcement about sexually transmitted diseases in February. The Kern County public health department has embarked on a massive information campaign with the slogan “Know Your Risk.”

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

VICE | HIGHWIRE

Doctors are already getting spooked out of prescribing painkillers, and new rules could make life in some of America’s struggling communities even worse.

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

University of Zurich | Wikimedia Commons

Around 3,000 heroin addicts currently receive opioids such as methadone, buprenorphine or morphine as part of their treatment in the Canton of Zurich.

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

red pepper | SWWB

Social Workers Without Borders was formed by social workers from across the UK in March 2016. It is an organisation of social care practitioners, students and academics who believe that our professional social work skills and knowledge can be utilised to minimise risk and promote the rights and dignity of those affected by borders.

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

The Conversation | T Hawk

Does your nose grow if it’s a falsehood, not a lie?

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

The Scientist | J Varney

Eugene Garfield, founder of the Institute for Scientific Information and The Scientist, has passed away at age 91.

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

Salon | C Tsai

The pervasive stereotype in our culture of someone suffering from an eating disorder is that of a tiny, emaciated girl who thinks she is fat but is really withering away. But it’s so much more complicated.

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

Atlanta Black Star

From left) Miller Center Director of Public Programs Douglas Blackmon, activist DeRay McKesson, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Harvard professor Dr. Elizabeth Hinton were on the panel at a discussion, titled “Race: The American Cauldron,” held recently a the Carter Center.

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

Oxford University Press

Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors 2017 conference: BPD for the Future: Social Work Educations, Allied Professionals, and Students

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Washington Post | M Joseph

A young student at Educare in Washington in 2013.

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Disability News Service

Capita’s freelance social workers stayed at plush three-star hotels such as the Bartley Lodge, the city’s Jury’s Inn hotel and the New Place (pictured), while they were being paid more than £1,000 a week to cut disabled people’s support to live independently.

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

RNZ | CYF

New Zealand: There are calls for an independent authority to be set up to act as a watchdog investigating complaints and failures by Child, Youth and Family (CYF).

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Diverse | TWU

Dr. Nila Ricks

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University Observer

Loneliness is a common feeling among the student body of UCD. Mental health surveys done in the UK have found loneliness to be an issue that affects those in the 18 – 24 year old age bracket as it does the elderly.

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

finder | Australian Council of Social Service

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Calgary Herald | L Hennel/Postmedia

Patricia MacDonald, former social worker for Alex Radita,15, who was starved to death by his parents, speaks to media at Calgary Courts Centre

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NY Times | O Gronner

One of the arguments in favor of the A.C.A. was that it would reduce or eliminate job lock.

Posted in News on 03/01/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthout | Pixabay/JR

This story is the first in a new Truthout series, Severed Ties: The Human Toll of Prisons. This series will dive deeply into the impact of incarceration on families, loved ones and communities, demonstrating how the United States’ incarceration of more than 2 million people also harms many millions more — including 2.7 million children.

Posted in News on 03/01/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Irish Times

Grainia Long: “I have long suspected that our a child protection system has one hand tied behind its back.”

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The Conversation | L Nicholson/Reuters

On Feb. 22, President Donald Trump’s administration revoked protections allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms of their chosen gender identity. The joint letter from the Justice Department and Education Department rescinds the May 2016 guidelines issued by former President Barack Obama.

Posted in News on 03/01/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

BBC | Thinkstock

Professor Paul Bywaters from Coventry University led the research…and described the study as “holding up a mirror to the child welfare sector.” The research found about one child in every 60 was in care in the most deprived parts of England, compared with one in 660 in the most affluent places.

Posted in News on 03/01/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

CBC | K Larsen

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver says a guaranteed income for British Columbians would help combat growing unaffordability throughout the province.

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NY Times | B Wiseman

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WINK | FGCU

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WacoTrib | UTA

Dr. Cynthia Franklin

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Science Daily | The Stuber Lab/UNC School of Medicine

Green: NAc-projecting prefrontal cortex neurons become active during the presentation of a reward-predictive cue, and this activity drives reward-seeking behavior. Purple: PVT-projecting prefrontal cortex neurons inhibited during reward-predictive cue.

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NY Times | E Taylor

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LA Times | G Molina

“I know she can’t hear, can’t see, but I always talk to her,” Mohamed Bzeek says.

Posted in News on 02/27/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Moyers & Company | J Dworkin

A young girl living with her father out of their van in Santa Barbara, California.

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Baltimore Sun

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CUMSPH

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The Guardian | T Härkönen

Mari Saarenpää with her dog Oiva in Paltamo, Finland. She was randomly selected to take part in the basic income experiment.

Posted in News on 02/27/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | J Pons

Doris with her children, Roberto and Kendra.

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In These Times | Indian Health Service

President Donald Trump issued a memorandum last month freezing the hiring of civilian employees throughout the federal government with the exception of military personnel and “to meet national security or public safety responsibilities”…. In addition, it directs the Office of Management and Budget to come up with a plan to reduce the size of the federal government through attrition. Under this order, except in “limited circumstances,” any federal agency jobs vacant as of noon on January 22, 2017 cannot be filled.

Posted in News on 02/27/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

AFTE

The bulletin was prepared by Mohamed Abdel Salam, a researcher at Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression

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Texas Monthly | J Huskin

Ursula

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E-TownNOW | Elizabethtown College

Dr. Susan Mapp a Professor of Social Work at Elizabethtown College, has studied and taught courses on human trafficking for more than 10 years.

Posted in News on 02/26/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

CBC | M Ferrier

“I lost everything, including my name. I lost my family. I lost my language. I lost everything about my culture,” says Marcia Brown Martel, about the Sixties Scoop.

Posted in News on 02/26/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

KHN A new premium spike may be in store for those in their 50s and 60s. As Republicans consider how to bring down costs for younger people, lawmakers are considering relaxing or eliminating the restrictions on how much more insurers can charge older consumers.

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IRISS | S Ahmad

Imagining the Future was a programme of work developed by Iriss between 2013-2014 and involved input from over 800 people from the health and social care workforce across Scotland.

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indy100 | JB Barrington

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truthout | N Cannon/NYTimes

Protesters watch as structures are burned around them at the Oceti Sakowin protest camp before a 2 pm deadline to vacate in Cannon Ball, North Dakota

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NIH | R Corriveau/NINDS

Connecting vascular disorders and dementia – The science of VCID overlaps between blood vessel disorders, including stroke, and cognitive decline and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Posted in News on 02/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

UM:Flint NOW

UM-Flint seniors prepare to participate in a “Privilege Walk” professional development activity.

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Mother Jones | J Loscalzo/DPA/ZUMA Press

As a senator, Sessions voted against reauthorizing the bill, and his hardline views on other issues have amplified concerns.

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MDRC

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Dr. Andrea Dibben, who is an academic, full-time lecturer with the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, chairperson of the Woman’s Rights Foundation and a mother

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NY Review of BVooks | The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Death the Vaccinator” an engraving published by the London Society for the Abolition of Compulsory Vaccination, late nineteenth century

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Center for New York City Affairs

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Public News Service | Equality Texas

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Jacobin | Brookings

For all its pretensions of transcending the schism between left and right, the Third Way shift amounted to a hostile takeover of the center-left by a new generation of center-right technocrats whose main achievement was welding a refurbished lexicon of liberal progressivism to the processes already initiated by the likes of Thatcher and Reagan. To this end, the political grammar of figures like Clinton and Blair synthesized and dulled many of the traditional idioms of liberalism, conservatism, and social democracy, redeploying them in the service of manifestly neoliberal causes. A sweeping, pro-corporate agenda of labor outsourcing, privatization, financial deregulation, welfare reform, and means-testing was implemented on the back of antiseptic management-speak incessantly declaring itself loyal to no ideology at all.

Posted in News on 02/24/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Huffington Post | DC Rutledge

Those of us who have followed your lead to this point are eager to see evidence of your message being heeded, but we will not support a party if it doesn’t support us or share our values. We cannot gain significant power within a party whose leaders actively sabotage progressive candidates. Although I know you will always stand up for us, I hope that you will also stand with us outside the Democratic Party if its establishment refuses to change. Whether or not that is the case will become clear this week in Atlanta as members of the DNC choose their next leader and thus the future of the progressive movement within the party.

Posted in News on 02/24/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Independent | Sow Ay

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Cyprus Mail

The pilot programme for fostering is being co-funded by the asylum, migration and integration fund and the Republic of Cyprus.

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