Social workers in hospitals across the metro area are working to find facilities willing to take in at-risk adults who’ve been abandoned by families and sometimes other long-term care facilities, like nursing homes.
Social Work students voted in a general assembly to strike against unpaid internships for the fall semester and are calling for student participation in a week-long mobilization this November.
At the beginning of October, Amazon was quietly issued a patent that would allow its virtual assistant Alexa to decipher a user’s physical characteristics and emotional state based on their voice. Characteristics, or “voice features,” like language accent, ethnic origin, emotion, gender, age, and background noise would be immediately extracted and tagged to the user’s data file to help deliver more targeted advertising.
Ms Melissa Chew, winner of the Outstanding Social Worker Award this year, has made a difference in the lives of many.
Angel Zelaya, 7, from Honduras, rests on a truck in the road that connects Irapuato with Guadalajara, Mexico, Monday, November 12, 2018.
Last year Walmart made more than $13 billion in profits. Unfortunately, instead of using its profits to raise their low wages, Walmart plans to buy back $20 billion of its own stock over a two-year period to enrich its executives and shareholders.
Research synthesis by Institute for Work & Health examines programs and policies aimed at reducing the misuse and abuse of prescription opioids and preventing overdose deaths
Twente Hall houses the School of Social Welfare researchers who will collaborate with statewide partners for the Kansas Strong for Children and Families project.
Governor Jeff Colyer and Department for Children and Families Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel discuss problems in the foster system at the Kansas Capitol. Meier-Hummel and Colyer are being sued over the civil rights of Kansas’ foster children.
Reeducation camps, mosque monitoring, an extensive network of security checkpoints—these are just a few features of the surveillance apparatus China is developing to police Uyghur Muslims. Above: A “convenience police station” near the center of the Uyghur district in Ürümchi
The top ten priorities for research has been released today and is welcomed by BASW to influence the future agenda within adult social care ensuring that good social work practice is grounded within strong evidence.
“There’s no one size fits all: All students should borrow or all students should not borrow,” says Turner, “but loans aren’t always a bad thing.”
Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) has introduced the EITC Modernization Act to tackle some of the worst deficiencies of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Ketamine offers a new option for people with stubborn depression that doesn’t respond to other medications.
A protester holds a sign at an anti-Amazon HQ2 rally in Long Island City, Queens, NY. New York and Virginia politicians and activists could still make changes to Amazon HQ2 packages—or at least stop the next bidding war from mirroring this one.
E-cigarettes may help tobacco smokers quit. But the alluring devices can swiftly induce a nicotine habit in teenagers who never smoked. This is the tale of one person’s struggle.
Nicole-Holt Smith, James Holt Jr. and Antroinette Worsham hold a press conference during a protest against high insulin prices outside a research facility for the pharmaceutical manufacturing giant Sanofi in Cambridge, MA. The three parents are grieving children who recently died while attempting to ration insulin needed to treat Type 1 diabetes.
Amber (left) looks to many places for guidance on experimental treatments for her son, Garrett (second from right), who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
While searching the residence, detectives seized 27 pounds of fentanyl pills, 2 kilograms of powder fentanyl, 1 kilogram of bath salts, 1 ounce of heroin, 50 bricks of packaged heroin, drug production and packaging paraphernalia, a 9 mm handgun, hollow point ammunition, a firearms suppressor, body armor and more than $20,000 cash, police said.
‘I sincerely share Dr Alexander’s deep anxieties relating to MHA assessments, particularly where one has no other alternative to detaining a highly disturbed patient on a hospital ward’
A group of mostly LGBT Central American migrants are the first to reach northern Mexico. On Sunday about 80 of them arrived in Tijuana. They plan to apply for asylum as early as Thursday.
Katerina Klawes, a former student at Northern Michigan U., was warned not to discuss suicidal thoughts with other students. She says she is one of dozens of students who received threatening emails from the dean of students’ office who weren’t included in a settlement.
Seraphina Galante returned to graduate school in her 50s to study social work and borrowed around $35,000. Even though she’s made payments for nearly two decades, she owes nearly $40,000 because she’s barely able to keep up with the interest on her debt, which grows quickly at 8 percent.
A member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee discusses the retaliation prisoners face when fighting for their rights.
Frustrated by rampant heroin trade, residents of the street Zeedijk forced a public-private real-estate partnership to protect the street while preventing community displacement.
NSW Labor MP @TaniaMihailukMP and Greens MLC @ShoebridgeMLC at yesterday’s protest against the forced adoptions Bill. Mahailuk said the proposed changes to adoption laws are draconian.
Renderings illustrate a prototype for the modular, streamlined, hyper-affordable Envision tiny-house community.
Library director Diana Brawley Sussman (above) named Shyenda Jacobs and Joy Greer-Medley, both first-year masters students in SIUC’s social work program, as this year’s interns. Brawley Sussman said the program began in 2015.
A resident of Community First! Village outside of Austin, Texas.
Street children in Guatemala
A rash of new regulatory findings detail mistreatment of psychiatric patients at Vermont hospitals, raising questions about treatment standards in the state’s overtaxed mental health system. This story is the first in a three-part series on psychiatric treatment in Vermont hospitals.
Medicare for All threatens top Democratic donors’ interests, so Democrats offer the public option as a watered-down compromise.
The social work regulatory bill titled, “National Council for Social Work” was passed by the House of Representatives in 2016 but the bill is still awaiting further legislative process at the National Assembly, before it goes to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent.
At the scene of a fatal stabbing in Tulse Hill, south London
Third-year politics undergraduates have been warned not to access it on personal devices, to read it only in a secure setting, and not to leave it lying around where it might be spotted “inadvertently or otherwise, by those who are not prepared to view it”. The alert came after the text was flagged by the university as “sensitive” under the Prevent programme.
Chief Social Worker Sean Holland said a rising problem was the use of social media to intimidate workers
The University of Kansas School of Social Work. Then-KU social work professor Michelle Johnson Motoyama and current KU economist Donna Ginther received a grant to research the effects of safety net policies on child welfare.
“Within the past 24 hours we began rolling out the activation of this fund,” foundation executive director Cyd Wilson said. “The relief fund … [will] be administered on the ground by the Actors Fund social workers.”
Colorado’s new case management system, in the middle of a multi-phase upgrade, is riddled with problems. Its latest reboot left social workers with corrupted data, missing referrals and inaccurate child welfare reports.
Social workers are calling for a night shelter to keep homeless people safe in response to multiple deaths of homeless people each year on Auckland’s streets.