The social work part of the overspend is mostly due to the fact that councils have been told they must now care for looked after young people until the age of 26, although they have not been given any extra funds to cover the costs.
Cllr Matt Storey (above) said: “One of the things I think the TVCA could do to benefit all local authorities on Teesside is to invest in training and support to encourage people to go into social work as a career”
Indigenous people in the US die by suicide at a far higher rate than other Americans. In the remote Native Alaskan village of Buckland, one family’s painful losses have exemplified a public health emergency.
CalTrans crews clean up a homeless encampment along State Highway 99 in Modesto, CA.
From left, Ajay Pandhi, President of the Alberta College of Social Workers , Joel French, Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta, and Sandra Ngo, of the Edmonton Social Planning Council held a media conference to release a new report on the state of child and family poverty in Alberta
The Trump administration didn’t invent the policies that redistribute wealth and income to the top, but it has doubled down on them in characteristically cruel and petty ways.
As a part of the Early Action Together Programme two social workers and a protecting vulnerable people investigator are co-located alongside 999 and 101 call handlers from 5pm – 1am to enable shared information and to provide a professional and timely safeguarding response to vulnerable children and vulnerable adults.
The Couple in the Street (1887)
In 2018, researchers in Philadelphia partnered with the community to convert vacant lots into small parks as part of a violence prevention strategy. The city contains over 44,000 vacant lots, many located in low-income areas. Researchers randomly assigned over 500 of these lots to three groups. The first group of lots were cleaned and “greened” with vegetation, the second set were just cleaned, and the third were left untreated. The first two groups of lots that received treatment had significant decreases in crime and violence.
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron, second from right, and other leaders are calling on the federal government to transfer more than $1.5 billion over the next five years to First Nations to run their child welfare systems.
Manchester City Council’s chief executive Joanne Roney (above) said some social work at the time “fell far below the high standards we now expect”, adding: “We want to reassure people that, more than a decade and a half of learning later, we are in a much better place.”
Bradley Whitford as Clyde, Peter Dinklage as Joseph, and Walton Goggins as Leon in Three Christs, directed by Jon Avnet
Nearly 90 per cent of people surveyed said they would want to spend their final days in the familiar surroundings of their community.
If you start listening to everyone as you would scan headlines on a celebrity gossip website, you won’t discover the poetry and wisdom that is within people. And you withhold the gift that the people who love you, or could love you, most desire.
A homeless person in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The Brattleboro Retreat.
In August, President Trump proudly proclaimed that he had directed the Department of Veterans Affairs to buy “a lot” of a drug known as esketamine, the first new major depression treatment with a novel mechanism to hit the U.S. market in decades.
The chair of the parliamentary Health and Social Policy Committee, Ines Strenja said there were over 700 nursing homes in Croatia and that many did not provide adequate care and lacked qualified staff.
An analysis of U.S. death certificate data by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, found that nearly 1 million people died from alcohol-related causes between 1999 and 2017. The number of death certificates mentioning alcohol more than doubled from 35,914 in 1999 to 72,558 in 2017.
While waiting for free firearm storage devices at gun safety events held in sporting goods stores across Washington, nearly 3,000 people filled out a one-page survey asking how they stored guns at home and other household information.
“Get the fuck out of my life.”
Sam’s voice wobbles and cracks, confessing to youth and vulnerability that his venom-filled words otherwise mask. The door slams in my face, as my youngest child runs — literally runs — to meet his drug dealer.
“We can brag we have the most expensive healthcare. We can also now brag that it delivers the worst health of any rich country,” economist Anne Case said at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association.
Study looked at characteristics of loneliness in a senior housing community and the strategies residents used to overcome it
It would be easy but too simplistic to blame just automation and lost jobs: The problems are also rooted in disastrous policy choices over 50 years. The United States wrested power from labor and gave it to business, and it suppressed wages and cut taxes rather than invest in human capital, as our peer countries did. As other countries embraced universal health care, we did not; several counties in the United States have life expectancies shorter than those in Cambodia or Bangladesh. Above: Dee Knapp visiting the grave site of four of her five children, near her home in Oklahoma. The family previously lived in the same rural Oregon town as Nicholas Kristof.
Lady Smith (above) published interim findings from the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, concluding that children in homes run by Aberlour Child Care Trust, Quarriers and Barnardo’s suffered physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
History shows that tumult is a companion to democracy and when ordinary politics fails, the people must take to the streets. Above: Police in Hong Kong
We need greater democratic oversight of AI not just from developers and designers, but from all members of society.
In December the Los Angeles Police Department rolled out the BolaWrap (above), a hand-held weapon that shoots a Kevlar cord with hooks on it that wraps tightly around the targeted person.
Interstate 20/59, known as a “superhighway” for traffickers and their victims (above). The total number of on-line sex trafficking ads in Alabama, just in 2017, as counted by the University of Alabama’s College of Social Work: 641,000.
Section 8 vouchers should give low-income people the opportunity to live outside poor communities. But discriminatory landlords, exclusionary zoning and the federal government’s hands-off approach leave recipients with few places to call home.
Demonstrators attend a protest against attacks on students at JNU.
Lake View Elementary principal Nkaujnou Vang-Vue oversees the district’s only bilingual Hmong-English immersion program. “I started my career in Wisconsin Rapids as a school social worker,” she says. “I spent five good years there working with students and staff and the school and building a strong school community, all in service of students being successful as learners.”
Too many health professionals underestimate the importance of social work to mental health care.
Dr. Laura Nissen, principal investigator and former dean of the School of Social Work, said the center will train social work educators as futurists.
Dr. Mélanie Maxine Doucet (above), of the Centre for Research on Children and Families at McGill, also recommended that young people occupy paid positions on a government advisory panel, as is currently the case in B.C.
Researchers from King’s College London have shown that the brains of young adult Romanian adoptees who were institutionalised as children are around 8.6% smaller than the brains of English adoptees who have not suffered this form of deprivation.
Girls around the world deserve to have their childhood intact and free of the abuse of forced marriage. Their lives and futures should not be so carelessly mistreated and damaged.
“It came about through personal experience of being a life-long renter and then finding myself as an owner, which was unusual,” said Jenn Griffin (above), who admits the lead character of Hilary is drawn from Griffin’s own life in the arts and in social work.
In this undated photo provided by Camden Coalition, its staff members discuss patient engagement. Results published in New England Journal of Medicine show that after six months, readmission rates were the same for those in the program and others given usual care. Researchers say more effort must focus on homelessness and addiction, which complicate medical care.
Millions of ‘outdated’ tests being performed on healthy females 15 to 20 years old
At EmberHope Youthville in Newton, Kansas, a group home for the child welfare system, Natalie Zarate said she was poorly treated. The operators defend their care.
Families across England are having to cut back on food because current housing benefit levels do not cover their full housing costs, according to new research from a leading homelessness charity. Above: Vauxhall Food Bank
The average Brit has already caused more emissions in 2020 than a Rwandan will in a year.
Opened by Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership to much fanfare in 2013, Drumbrae received successive reports by inspectors in 2017 and 2018 rating staffing and care as “weak”.