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The Conversation | Reuters

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Common Dreams

So yes, let’s pull down the monuments, let’s make the holidays more inclusive, let’s rewrite the textbooks and children’s literature. But let’s also challenge the fundamental structures of ownership, power, and privilege that have given us such a skewed constellation of heroes and holidays.

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University of Mississippi News

Daphne Cain (left), chair of the UM social work department, and social work faculty members Amy Fisher (second from left), Drew Leffman (second from right) and Na Youn Lee (right) welcome LGBTQ studies expert Elaine Maccio, (third from right) and her wife, Sherry Desselle.

Posted in News on 10/08/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | A Spear

An abandoned storefront in downtown Elyria, Ohio. For some American workers, the wounds of the recession have never fully healed — and there is mounting evidence that the scars may never fade.

Posted in News on 10/08/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Jerry Reed, PhD, MSW, Portfolio Leader, Injury, Violence, and Suicide Prevention, Education Development Center, Inc.

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University of Arkansas News

Competitively funded research by Dr. Johanna Thomas, of the School of Social Work in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences suggests that educators and social workers play a particularly pertinent role in the development of bonds or attachments to education and other social institutions.

Posted in News on 10/08/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Common Dreams | J Raedle/Getty

“Life in this entitlement environment shapes how the awesomely affluent interact with the world. They come to see their privilege as the proper order of the universe. The wealthy deserve to be served. Those without wealth do not. If those without wealth did rate as deserving, after all, wouldn’t they already be wealthy?”

Posted in News on 10/08/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

CSWE | HRSA

HRSA hopes to make significant contributions to the development and growth of the behavioral health workforce through the BHWET program, seeking to serve populations across the lifespan, including in rural and medically underserved areas.

Posted in News on 10/08/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Conversation | Irudayam

Dissociative identity disorder has been studied by doctors and scientists for well over 100 years. In 1980, it was called multiple personality disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which outlines the symptoms of psychiatric conditions. Its name was changed in the 1994 edition of the DSM.

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Bracknell News

Pene Turnell, Terry Murphy, Judith Ramsden (director of people services at WBC), Dr Andrew Turnell, Prof Eileen Munro, Estelle Kelleway (principle social worker), Jannie Goussard and Emma Cobb

Posted in News on 10/07/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Mother Jones

In Bangladesh, more than 1,000 Rohingya gravitate toward a truck filled with private donations of rice. The surge of refugees into Bangladesh has caused a humanitarian crisis, as aid workers struggle to feed and shelter the exodus.

Posted in News on 10/07/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

ODPHP

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TheCourier

At 21, Aossey is a senior at the University of Northern Iowa and made the Dean’s List. She’s working on a bachelor’s degree in social work, with a minor in communications.

Posted in News on 10/07/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthout | J Barton

Recoil-less rifle cartridges on the north shore of the Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. According to a recent study, some fish and shellfish from certain reefs surrounding Vieques contained elevated levels of metals like arsenic and selenium.

Posted in News on 10/07/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Pew Charitable Trusts | M Evans/AP

A couple rebuilds their house in Long Beach Township, New Jersey, after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Posted in News on 10/07/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Deutsche Welle | M Menou/picture-alliance/maxppp

The notion that a man can take four wives while a woman can marry only one, strikes at the heart of the concept of gender equality, say activists opposing male polygamy, a practice that pits religious and cultural conservatives against liberals and gender rights activists.

Posted in News on 10/07/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Irish Times | B Fitzsimons

Centre attendants at Brookfield Youth and Community Centre, Tallaght, Christy Donovan, Kieran Walsh, Gemma O’Reilly and Nicola Nagle, who have been sleeping at the centre since its sudden closure.

Posted in News on 10/06/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

FIU News

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The Stranger | Lummi Nation

Melinda Brockie, a 31-year-old Western Washington University graduate and Lummi Nation tribal member working towards her Masters in Social Work at the University of Washington, was one of the hundreds of people injured in the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

Posted in News on 10/06/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

independent.ca | D Smith

Protesters occupy the Toronto constituency office of Indigenous-Crown Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett on Oct. 2.

Posted in News on 10/06/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthout | R Arduengo / AFP / Getty

A car drives under tilted power line poles in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico on October 2, 2017. Puerto Rico’s new infrastructure, particularly in a context of growing environmental threats related to climate change, cannot be built on a foundation of austerity. Puerto Rico needs meaningful debt relief and investment in order to recover and ultimately, transform.

Posted in News on 10/06/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

AlterNet | RT

https://www.alternet.org/media/editorial-googles-threat-democracy-hits-alternet-hard

Posted in News on 10/06/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

RightsInfo

After coming into force in October 2000, the Act enshrines many of our most valuable and essential rights into UK law. Without it, it would be much harder to access justice, equality and fair treatment.

Posted in News on 10/05/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthdig | elycefeliz

The policy of guaranteeing every citizen a universal basic income is gaining support around the world, as automation increasingly makes jobs obsolete. But can it be funded without raising taxes or triggering hyperinflation?

Posted in News on 10/05/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Legal Connection | Tenth Circuit

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The Nation’s Health | City of Hope

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Tulane University | Burch-Celentano

Thanks to a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield, the free monthly event brings together providers to perform screenings such as vision checks and 1-minute HIV testing, with the chance to pick up a healthy snack and learn about topics like backyard mosquito control. At the September health spot, there was a place to sign up for Medicaid benefits and a fully equipped mobile dental clinic.

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NIAAA

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Chronicle of HIgher Education | N Amoscato

The standard career path promotes people who bag the big grant and pump out publishable units, and tends to ignore scientists who convey creative stories that don’t translate easily into numbers on a spreadsheet. We think it’s time to reimagine scientific careers as choose-our-own-adventure stories rather than a race to the top of Mount H-index.

Posted in News on 10/05/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Guardian | Isakovic/AFP/Getty

The number of child migrants arriving in Ireland is growing, including those being admitted from shelters in Greece via the European resettlement scheme.

Posted in News on 10/04/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Guardian | K Smeallie

Hispanic groups storm San Francisco City Hall to protest the proposed Mission housing project supported by Trauss and the yimbys.

Posted in News on 10/04/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NIH

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PNS | S Camargo/Pixabay

South Dakota is one of five states where state law says people experiencing a mental health crisis can be held in a correctional facility.

Posted in News on 10/04/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Common Dreams | M Mozart

All the big companies — technology, pharmaceutical, oil, chemical, agriculture, finance — owe their great profit-making success not so much to individual, self-made, “start with nothing” innovation and entrepreneurship; but rather to the taxpayer-funded research and development that built the foundations for these industries while the middle class trusted in the American work ethic. Now the middle-income jobs are going away, leaving underpaid service-oriented jobs. The tax money withheld by the big corporations is desperately needed to restore living-wage opportunities to millions of workers. But these companies refuse to pay for all the benefits they’ve happily taken over the years.

Posted in News on 10/04/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Moyers & Company

As people in Puerto Rico are dying and President Trump lashes out at San Juan’s mayor, Bill talks with social anthropologist Yarimar Bonilla (above) about the challenges Puerto Ricans face in the wake of the storm

Posted in News on 10/04/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Guardian | M Kemp/Corbis/Getty

‘In 40 years I’ve never seen the headline “Social worker does good job”.’

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The Guardian | H Vivas/Getty

Offerings for the dead at the Colonia Obrera factory. Who died and who survived the collapse remains unknown.

Posted in News on 10/03/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | J Cen

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SocialistWorker

Over the last two decades, Puerto Rico’s economy has been systematically degraded while Wall Street and European capital loaded up its public sector with more than $70 billion of unpayable debt. As a result, the basic infrastructure of the island–its health care, water and power systems–were already in the grips of a desperate crisis before the hurricanes hit. For ordinary Puerto Ricans, life under successive austerity regimes had become increasingly intolerable–and it will only become more so now.

Posted in News on 10/03/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Selma Times-Journal | A Nettles/University of Alabama

Selma native Joyce O’Neal was inducted into the Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame last Friday. O’Neal, who retired in 2009, spent 35 years with the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

Posted in News on 10/03/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Jacobin

Clinton didn’t just take black voters for granted. He pointedly used African Americans as a foil to demonstrate that Democrats had abandoned racial liberalism. He snubbed Jesse Jackson, denounced Sister Soulah, executed Ricky Ray Rector, and adopted punitive, racialized stances on welfare and criminal justice. (Above) A pro-labor march in San Francisco on April 4, 2017.

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CLASS

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The Guardian | S Loos/Getty

Bodo Mende (left) and Karl Kreile celebrate after saying their vows. They have been in a civil partnership since 2002.

Posted in News on 10/03/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

astroAWANI | fotoBERNAMA

The proposed Social Workers Profession Bill to improve the effectiveness of professional welfare service delivery to the people will be tabled in the Cabinet, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (above).

Posted in News on 10/02/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

billmoyers.com | Charter for Compassion

As Trump and the GOP push massive tax cuts for the rich, new data shows that the wealthy are doing better than ever.

Posted in News on 10/02/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

People’s Policy Project

In 1989, the top 1 percent owned 29.9 percent of the wealth in this survey. In 2016, it was up to 38.5 percent.

Posted in News on 10/02/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

CBPP

Forty years ago last Friday, President Carter signed into law the landmark 1977 Food Stamp Act, setting the framework for the modern Food Stamp Program — or, as it’s now known, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Posted in News on 10/02/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | A Russo

Drug overdoses, nearly two-thirds of them from prescription opioids, heroin and synthetic opioids, killed some 64,000 Americans last year, over 20 percent more than in 2015. That is also more than double the number in 2005, and nearly quadruple the number in 2000, when accidental falls killed more Americans than opioid overdoses.

Posted in News on 10/02/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

University World News | Shanghai Expat

Ideologically-correct articles posted online could earn academics credits that could lead to promotion within the university, similar to credits earned from papers published in academic journals, according to universities that have received the diktat.

Posted in News on 10/02/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

RightsInfo | BBC

The Grenfell Tower fire has been one of the most complex human rights issues this year, as well as unprecedented national disaster.

Posted in News on 10/02/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Common Dreams | vietnamfulldisclosure.org

In fact, it is precisely our lying about the Vietnam War, both then and now, and our knowledge of those lies, without ever having openly, unambiguously repudiated them, that continues to make the War seem dishonorable. The dishonor, of course, belongs not to the millions of soldiers who served there but rather to the War itself. It belongs to the institutions—both public and private—that profited from the War and lied to justify it, and to the people whose silence and knowing acquiescence made them complicit in the lies.

Posted in News on 10/01/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

In These Times | J watson/AFP/Getty

The conservative majority on the Supreme Court is clearly determined to tilt the power of the country in favor of big business and against unions for at least a generation, and they care little about how just or fair their decisions appear to the public.

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CLASS

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Village Voice | N Wang

Dylan, a 22-year-old street kid from Utah who lives off handouts and odd jobs while sleeping in parks, beaches, and the occasional hostel, is the primary subject of documentarian Nanfu Wang’s ”I Am Another You.”

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In These Times | M Herman/NurPhoto/Getty

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner—a longtime school privatization advocate—signed the new school funding bill in late August.

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The Guardian

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BMJ

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NY Review of Books | DM Henry

First Ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Rosalynn Carter, and Betty Ford, International Women’s Year presiding officer Bella Abzug, and Torch of Freedom relay runners at the opening ceremonies of the National Women’s Conference, Houston, November 1977

Posted in News on 09/30/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Foreign Policy | A Wroblewski/Getty

Residents look at flood waters days after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico

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ASUNow | M Ingram

Linda Ingram and Charles Redman are supporting aspiring social workers like Izzamar Gracia Basaca (center) through the Redman Family Scholarship.

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The Conversation | P Sison/AP

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IHE

As ed tech heads toward becoming a $250 billion per anum market by 2020, I keep wondering what the hell is it we’re buying.

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KFF

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Amnesty International

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Independent

“Grenfell is not just the result of bad political decisions. It stands for a failed and broken system which Labour must and will replace.”

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The Nation | P Nicholls/Reuters

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives his keynote speech at the Labour Party Conference, September 27, 2017.

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Mother Jones | E Flake/New Yorker

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Santa Fe New Mexican | L Sancez-Saturno

Wesley Sandel holds a master’s degree in communication from the University of Southern Mississippi and a social work degree from New Mexico Highlands University. “The city’s moving in the wrong direction, and it’s not alone. The whole country’s been moving in the wrong direction for years,” Sandel said. “What we’ve got is increasing economic polarity.”

Posted in News on 09/29/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Politico | E Vucci/A?

DHHS Secretary Tom Price’s private-jet travels included visits with colleagues, lunch with son

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The Atlantic | AP

GOP budget proposals take aim at one of America’s most significant bipartisan achievements.

Posted in News on 09/29/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

It may be difficult to calculate the reputational damage done to the University of Louisville during Rick Pitino’s run as the Cardinals’ head men’s basketball coach, but the cost of firing him could be in the neighborhood of $44.5 million

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HIV.gov

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NSCSW

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Evening Express | SASW

The Scottish Association of Social Workers (SASW) said uncertainty around a new code of practice for the scheme could result in a “better safe than sorry” approach to referrals, leading to a bottleneck in the system.

Posted in News on 09/28/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Chronicle of Higher Ed | B Taylor These days, landing a big research grant from the National Science Foundation or the National Institutes of Health typically requires an extraordinary combination of merit, persistence, and luck. Nonetheless, some administrators are still expecting assistant professors to have big federal grants in order to be awarded tenure.

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HIV.gov

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Baltimore Sun

The Enoch Pratt Library is working with the University of Maryland of Social Work to provide social workers in four of its branches.

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CDC

More than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever.

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Radio New Zealand | L Tupou

South Auckland social workers Liz Samuel and Rebbecca Njeru

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gov.wales

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The Conversation | Y Davidovich/Shutterstock

Perhaps the biggest problem with galas is that they frequently fail to raise more money than they cost to throw or barely break even, many nonprofit experts find. In those instances, only the venues, the entertainers and other vendors profit financially. It is true that even when they don’t make a dime, events may generate intangible benefits, such as strengthening ties between nonprofits and their donors and raising a charity’s profile. But the point is that there are more economical ways to accomplish those goals.

Posted in News on 09/27/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthdug | Youtube

Police use bolt cutters to remove a lock around James Cromwell’s neck during a protest at a New York power plant.

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Science Daily | logotype101

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NY Times | VJ Blue

The scene outside the emergency room at Centro Medico in San Juan on Tuesday.

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FDA

Based on additional review, FDA is advising that the opioid addiction medications buprenorphine and methadone should not be withheld from patients taking benzodiazepines or other drugs that depress the central nervous system (CNS).

Posted in News on 09/27/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthdig | Mr. Fish

Historians, like journalists, are in the business of manipulating facts. Some use facts to tell truths, however unpleasant. But many more omit, highlight and at times distort them in ways that sustain national myths and buttress dominant narratives.

Posted in News on 09/27/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

reliefweb

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CDC

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K Raff | NY Times

The infant section of the Lehi City Cemetery in Utah, where Penny Mae Cormani, a toddler who died after ingesting heroin, is buried.

Posted in News on 09/26/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Irish Times

Six people describe why they engaged in counselling, how it went, and if it worked.

Posted in News on 09/26/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Guardian | Alamy

The significant fall in NHS child psychiatrists was discovered by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Posted in News on 09/26/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

LocalGov | BASW

The campaign — entitled Respect for Social Work: The campaign for professional working conditions — follows an independent study which found 52% of UK social workers intend to leave the profession within 15 months — a figure that increases to 55% for social workers working in children’s services.

Posted in News on 09/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Common Dreams

American corporations aren’t overtaxed. It’s the opposite.

Posted in News on 09/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Think Progress | D Ofosu/AP

A White House official said they “really aren’t sure” what the impact of the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would be, as Politico reported Friday—but a number of analyses have found the bill would hurt every state and leave 32 million people without insurance by 2026.

Posted in News on 09/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Socialist Worker

Protesters pour into the streets of St. Louis to demand justice for Anthony Lamar Smith

Posted in News on 09/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Selma-Times Journal

“Mrs. Blalock played a large part in the integration of our public library in Selma in the sixties long before the new building was built by opening the doors to all people, Nichols said. “She believed there were no borders and no boundaries.”

Posted in News on 09/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthout | Harvard Graduate Students Union-UAW

Harvard is asking the National Labor Relations Board to change how union elections are run, as part of its ongoing fight against graduate student unionization.

Posted in News on 09/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

WebJunction

Denver Public Library has created a team of community resource specialists, including two (soon to be four) social workers committed to connecting people to needed services.

Posted in News on 09/25/2017 | Link to this post on IFP