In early January, faculty and staff moved from temporary offices on the Fayetteville Square into the ground level of Gregson Hall (above), a historic 1948 dorm located at the top of Dickson Street.
Dr. Jamie Harris (above) who is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology said personal and social identities are always works in progress.
Nevada, she said, has one of the fastest growing “graying populations,” adding that this year for the first time the population for those 55 and older is projected to outnumber those who are 54 and under.
Federal Housing Advocate Marie-Josée Houle has released a new report on tent encampments, but longtime housing advocate Julia Janes (above) says there’s nothing novel about it.
The Reggio-Emilia children’s centre in Italy is at the leading edge of high-quality early childhood education and care, showing here its Ray of Light Atelier
House Bill 2120, sponsored by first-term lawmaker David Marshall, R-Snowflake (above), passed its first hurdle out of a committee on Monday by a party-line 8-7 vote.
Across all complaints, just 18 were fully upheld last year, but Ofsted was found to be partially in the wrong in 263 cases. The inspectorate is responsible for monitoring various educational and childcare settings, such as schools, early years and social care providers.
Less than a year after a California regulator shut down its two juvenile halls, Los Angeles County is again being slammed for housing youth in substandard conditions at poorly staffed facilities.
AH, 22, left, MM, 34, RM, 50, walk downtown earlier this month. The team is part of a small pilot project that pairs police with people in recovery, known as peers, to respond to people who want help. The field of peer support has undergone a rapid expansion, driven largely by significant investments through Measure 110.
Traditionally, the image of a figleaf was used by artists to cover the body parts (think Adam and Eve) that they were not supposed to show in their paintings. As I use the term, a figleaf is a communicative device that provides just a bit of cover for something that one isn’t supposed to show in public – like racism. To see how this works, let’s first take a closer look at Trump’s call for a Muslim ban.
The conservative charge that academic historians are out-of-touch radicals bent on indoctrinating America’s youth is old, with roots in the Red Scares of the 20th century.
The lived realities of sex workers across Europe raise serious human rights concerns. It is crucial to approach this important and complex issue with a full understanding of the human rights consequences of the experience of high levels of violence and inadequate protection from law enforcement and the justice system; stigma; and multiple layers of discrimination that result in isolation and limited access to essential services, including housing and healthcare. All these factors pave the way for a persistent culture of impunity for crimes committed against sex workers, which in turn leads to even more violence.
Corrosive substance violence is horrific in any case. But what is often left out of the discussion is that it is a form of gendered violence that mainly targets women. While acid attacks are perpetrated against both men and women, the vast majority of victims – 80% globally – are women, and the majority of perpetrators are male.
Opening of the Educational and Training Centre for Social Work in Chernivtsi.
The true culprit for cultural radicalism, Judis and Teixeira argue, is the Democrats’ “shadow party”—advocacy groups, think tanks, foundations, and other donors as well as liberal media that have pushed the party toward positions that make no sense to working-class voters. Basically, Judis and Teixeira think that neoliberal economics and cultural radicalism make a deadly combination, appealing to an elite but not to the mass of voters. They want Democrats to move left on economics and toward the center on culture to recreate the politics that sustained the New Deal.
Dr. Kendra Nixon, a Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the U of M, says it’s troubling not to acknowledge the deaths as such…. “We’ve experienced seven years of escalating rates of intimate partner violence in this country. It is an epidemic and we need to do something about it, [but] in order to solve a problem, we first have to identify it and name it. Above: Children’s toys were seen in the yard of a home in Carman on Monday, surrounded in yellow police tape.
Today’s new report… warns that child poverty ‘is not only limiting the life chances and outcomes of tens of thousands of children and families across the North East – and their ability to benefit from everything this part of the world has to offer – it is holding the whole of our region back.’
City of Grand Junction officials make a strong case for why they’ve approved $500,000 to be used to help graduates of Colorado Mesa University’s master’s of social work program repay loans. The funds will come from the city’s allotment from the American Rescue Plan Act — the same source that was tapped to establish a resource center for the unsheltered.
View of a sign in front of the Office for Migration in the Marienthal district. Hamburg is the first German state to have started issuing payment cards to asylum seekers instead of cash, after state leaders largely agreed on the new way to provide welfare benefits.
Now celebrating her 20th year as a qualified social worker, Jean Ritchie won the title at the Scottish Social Services Awards.
An 18-storey mass timber building that will include 180 units for middle-income households in the City of North Vancouver is among the first three BC Builds projects announced. But both supporters and critics of the program to build middle-income rental housing wonder if it can be sufficiently scaled. Counting all existing and contemplated BC Builds projects, some 4,300 units could become available by 2026.
Laura Wright with her husband Tim and their daughter, Mira.
According to Dr. John Gallagher, Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas School of Social Work, he’s seen an increase in counties. Washington County saw an increase of 104 people struggling with homelessness in 2023 compared to 2022. Benton County saw an increase of 42 people.
Tatiana Roberts graduated from West Virginia University around 10 years ago with a degree in social work. She came back to Dauphin County to work for its Case Management Unit, which provides services in the areas of intellectual disabilities, mental health and early intervention. That difficult job took its toll on her, and one day after a particularly tough case, she knew she had to leave.
“What we’re hearing out there is that the need is great,” said state Sen. Matt Lesser, D-Middletown, co-chairman of the legislative Human Services Committee. “Due to a shortfall in federal funding — federal funding has returned to pre-pandemic levels — but the need out there has not. There are families out there who are trying to get through the entire winter on only $180 in heating assistance. It is 21 degrees outside in Hartford today, and $180 just does not go very far in terms of buying heating oil or other heating sources.”
Ecstasy pills that contain about twice the average dosage in NSW are being sold by drug dealers around the state. The MDMA drug is being sold in a tablet with a skull-design and a ‘MYBRAND’ logo on the back. The pills have been found in pink-orange and blue, containing 181 to 216 mg of MDMA.
The council is to invest £500,000 a year to recruit nine new social workers as it is “unable to meet standards” in assessing social care needs.
MLA Gary Grewal’s public disclosure statement shows he is an investor in the Thriftlodge Motel on Albert Street in Regina.
The deep-pocketed donors powering the GOP’s laser focus on school privatization have always found vouchers to be a tough sell. Perhaps the main reason for this is that, even with organizations like Moms for Liberty working day and night to gin up chaos and controversy around K-12 education, most parents are still fond of their kids’ public schools.
But for GOP lawmakers and conservative talk show pundits, such as DeSantis (above), “woke” is a pejorative word used to describe those who believe that systemic racism exists in America and remains at the heart of the nation’s racial shortcomings.
“New Hampshire lawmakers, please protect New Hampshire children by passing SB 359,” writes Lynn Stanley, LICSW, of Concord, the executive director of the National Association of Social Workers, New Hampshire Chapter.
A new bill in California aims to ban homeless encampments near “sensitive community areas” statewide. The bipartisan Senate Bill 1011, introduced earlier this month, would ban people from “sitting, lying, sleeping or storing, using, maintaining or placing personal property upon a street or sidewalk” if a homeless shelter is available.
This agreement forms part of the Government of the Netherlands policy to provide targeted support for children on the move including migrant and displaced people that are vulnerable to all forms of violence, exploitation and abuse. Over the next three years the Government of the Netherlands will support UNICEF to enable the protection of thousands of children on the move through service provision and strengthened institutional capacity in Libya.
The 519, a city agency, hosted “Love in Action: Unity Day for LGBTQ+ Refugees” in honour of Valentine’s Day. Usually, the agency provides services to all members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, but on Tuesday, it had its staff focus solely on the needs of newcomers.
Portugal cut its number of fatal drug overdoses by 80% at a time when drug deaths here in the U.S. were exploding out of control. Now the Portugal model, which focuses more on health care and less on tough crime laws, has emerged as a flashpoint in the debate over how to solve America’s fentanyl crisis.
Holding her infant patients, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha felt a deep sense of frustration. “I’m doing everything I’m supposed to do as a pediatrician,” she told me, describing counseling her patients’ parents about vaccines, a healthy diet, safe sleeping, and car seats. But Hanna-Attisha practices in Flint, the poorest city in Michigan and one in which more than half of children grow up in poverty.
Will ideology trump science? Here, a stockpile of testosterone sits on a shelf in BBH’s kitchen…. she has been carefully dosing the drug given to her 16-year-old because she is fearful of losing care for her son who came out as transgender about four years ago as some states have worked to ban gender-affirming for minors.
Gary “Trey” Taylor, a licensed clinical social worker and author who specializes in breaking barriers and stigma surrounding mental health care, will lead the session.
Thank you for featuring the extraordinary civic leadership of Katherine and Hubie Jones… As one of Hubie’s many longtime mentees, I always enjoy being reminded of his countless contributions. However, I was disappointed that the article did not mention his inspired leadership as dean of the Boston University School of Social Work from 1977 to 1993. As the school’s first Black dean, he shaped that institution for decades to come.
Our research project has shown that health should be made a central factor in all national policy and guidance that shapes urban spaces. The World Health Organization recommends explicitly including health in housing policy – and tracking its impact with recognised metrics. UK politicians have largely failed to respond.
In 1954, Dr. Brock Chisholm, the first director-general of the World Health Organization, declared, “There is no health without mental health.” While we have certainly made great strides in behavioral care in the seven decades since Dr. Chisholm’s statement, it often seems as though we have not yet taken his words to heart.
Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center, in partnership with California State University of Northridge and the Los Angeles Police Department, celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Family Justice Center… a one-stop facility that provides indispensable services to victims of domestic abuse and interpersonal violence including the grand opening of the “mock courtroom” – an area that will provide child and adult victims the opportunity to prepare for the courtroom environment using a trauma-informed space and the assistance of healthcare and social work professionals.
As a team lead for Grand Rapids-based Arbor Circle’s outpatient counseling program in Newaygo, Nicole Klomp became familiar with the mental health needs of the rural West Michigan community as well as with its police department.
“The university identified SJGC as a suitable space to temporarily accommodate the Department of Social Work when it was determined that they would need to be relocated from the Benjamin Banneker Building, which is being demolished as part of FAMU’s capital improvement plan,” SJGC Dean Mira Lowe said.
We encourage all social workers (and all healthcare professionals) to engage with the government at every opportunity to encourage evidence-based and compassionate policies as the government works to disaggregate Alberta’s healthcare system.
Trails Carolina bills itself as a program to help adolescents between the ages of 10 and 17 work through “behavioral or emotional difficulties, build trusting relationships with their family and peers, and achieve academic success”…. Their “wilderness therapy program” was founded in 2008 and they are licensed by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service.
New research estimates nearly 40,000 youth with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities were in the U.S. foster care system in 2016.
Morven Day Services is under threat after it was announced that East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership ( EAHSCP) had withdrawn funding. The community hub currently supports more than 130 people living with mental health issues in the area.
Growing up in the foster-care system in Detroit, 27-year-old Elizondo said he had to fend for himself in most areas of his life, but he has used his story to inspire others and to advocate for change. He is now part of Pepperdine’s Horizon Scholars Program, an initiative dedicated to supporting current and former foster youth students in their pursuit of higher education, working as a student assistant.
Care-oriented societies are more equal and offer a bulwark against the erosion of democracy and social cohesion. Europe is however experiencing care, ageing and ecological crises. We are all undermined by society’s failure to support us to care for and care about each other and our collective world.