Billboards and hashtags won’t fix America’s mental health crises.
Nick Lovell, member of the BASW UK Heritage Steering Group and BASW Cymru
A Flint, Michigan, resident returns home pulling a wagon loaded with donated mineral water given out by volunteers in a neighborhood church in 2019.
Willow Allen is going to school in Saskatchewan, with the goal of following her mother’s footsteps into a career in social work. She hopes to work in the fields of mental health and addiction, with a focus on Indigenous people.
Short of a total lockdown, universal mask-wearing is the most effective way to slow the relentless rise in hospitalizations and deaths from Covid-19.
It’s too soon to know. But some recent data, especially from specific groups, is cause for worry.
The resignation of Oranga Tamariki boss Gráinne Moss signals the end of a protracted ideological dispute over child protection policy. But as is often the case with social work in liberal capitalist states, this represents the end of a specific battle rather than the resolution of a long-running war.
A new book has opened up a conversation in France about the sexual abuse of children within the family. The discussion of this taboo topic, usually shrouded in silence, was long overdue, says Luisa von Richthofen.
Joan Fratter pioneered many changes in fostering and adoption with the children’s charity Barnardo’s, including addressing the lack of diversity in both applicant families, and social workers placing children
It is crucial to understand that this had nothing to do with anything Bernie did — other than be Bernie in the only way he knows how. Like so much of his historic 2020 primary campaign, the symbolic power of the mittens was the work of the “us” in “not me, us,” a decentralized movement of movements that represents thousands of grassroots organizations and tens of millions of voters, and that stands for policies supported by majorities of Democratic voters, according to many polls, but are still rejected by its elite.
It’s a male thing. It’s like manspreading, but with masks. Call it manslipping. Above: Bill Clinton at the Biden inauguration.
Iowa Democratic Party members selected State Rep. Ross Wilburn, MSW, as their state party chairman
Advocates for Medicare for All have won the policy debate — a recent study from the Congressional Budget Office shows again that single-payer saves money, controls costs, and covers everybody, including for long-term care. There is tremendous popular support for Medicare for All. But we lack the backing among enough elected officials to win politically, including from the newly inaugurated President Joe Biden.
Since publishing the first compendium of child abuse statistics for England and Wales, the Office for National Statistics has been exploring the feasibility of a survey to measure the current prevalence of child abuse in the UK.
The German city of Ulm has introduced a unique solution for rough sleepers during the winter months – warm sleep pods placed in parks and other places where homeless people are known to sleep.
Born in Larbert, Donald was the son of psychiatric nurses and spent his early childhood living in the grounds of a psychiatric hospital, which was known at the time as ‘Stirling District Lunatic Asylum’.
Doing time during a pandemic can mean fighting for your turn to wash your body or call your family. Inside one man’s battle with an inaudible loudspeaker, weary guards and a dysfunctional process.
We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
A photo of Clyde Meikle from a graduation ceremony for his associate’s degree on display in his mother’s home.
In the wake of a loss comes the urge to create. Above: Detail from Jacob Vosmaer, A Vase with Flowers, c. 1613.
From the Coutumes de Toulouse manuscript (1295-97).
On January 6th, as a Trumpist mob threatened to shut down Congress and the democratic process, a well-known picture of law enforcement bias was made evident once more. As white men and women broke police barriers, smashed windows, and stormed the Capitol, they were often treated with kid gloves by police who seemed surprised these people could turn violent.
Three-quarters of parents in a new national poll think peers better understand teen challenges, compared to teachers or counselors in the school.
Researchers surveyed 312 students found that while some students had concerns about the lack of privacy or their home environment, 41% of the 276 respondents cited their appearance, as their reason not to switch on their cameras on zoom.
We will continue to push back on leaders who advocate for increased carceral responses to violence. Investment in our communities and in our youth will not only help put an end to gun violence, it will also create a support system for marginalized communities where the ripples of trauma are deeply felt.
It is now well documented that the pandemic has generally contributed to a number of mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression. But what role do restrictions on movement play in this? And how do they differ?
Some 52,000 premature deaths could be prevented each year if cities met recommended levels on air pollutants, study shows
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire Cabinet resigned to take political responsibility for a scandal involving investigations into child welfare payments that wrongly labeled thousands of parents as fraudsters. Above: View of Binnenhof, the seat of the Dutch government in The Hague, Netherlands
Graham Riches is an Emeritus Professor of Social Work at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Food Bank Nations: Poverty, Corporate Charity and the Right to Food.
Some 631 homeless New Yorkers died between July of 2019 and June of 2020, a 52% increase compared to the prior fiscal year, according to data released Tuesday by the de Blasio administration, a grim indicator of the effect of the coronavirus on people lacking permanent housing.
Many protesters at a Harlem rally Monday held signs decrying the city’s child welfare agency in strong language.
While describing her study as exploratory, Siham Elkassem, a graduate of King’s University College’s social work program and current doctoral candidate at Memorial University, found several key takeaways when looking at substance use and misuse among Muslims.
Faculty members criticize ‘inherently risky’ protocols and charge that they were excluded from spring planning
In an era of data surveillance and ‘digital capitalism’, where our personal data is mined and collected for commercial purposes, we must give due consideration to the ethical and privacy issues surrounding this technology.
Our findings indicate that such misidentifications are built on particular origin stories that people reach for when asked about their backgrounds. These accounts tend to downplay people’s own, fairly privileged upbringings and instead reach back into working-class extended family histories that incorporate grandparents and even great-grandparents.
Josepha Madigan (above) also clarifies comments about mother and baby homes
The July-October suicide rate rose 16% from the same period a year earlier, a stark reversal of the February-June decline of 14%, according to the study by researchers at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology.
Dr. Mitra Naseh grew up in Iran and had a first-hand view of what refugees from neighboring Afghanistan experienced as they fled their worn-torn country
The poster read, No Slums In The Sunset. It informed residents that a “7-story, 100-unit high-rise slum” was planned for the neighborhood and predicted that within two years the property in question — at 26th Avenue and Irving Street — would “become the best place in San Francisco to buy heroin.”
For decades, the voter-suppression wing of the Republican Party (perhaps a distinction without a difference?) has promoted myths about voter fraud. These falsehoods are then deployed to push so-called election reform, such as enacting legislation that suppresses voters (rather than enfranchises them) in Black and marginalized communities.
Dr Nicholas (left), a strong supporter of Black students at WVU, spent 20 years as a faculty member in the social work department.
The NHS is in the grips of a winter crisis like no other. Friday was the ninth day in a row in which the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid hit a new high, with 32,975 patients now on wards across England.
Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman acknowledged that some elements of the commission of investigation’s report into the mother and baby homes are a ‘disappointment’ to survivors.
Baby girls were sold for 70,000 rupees and boys for 150,000 rupees to childless couples, police said
Militia members associated with the Three Percenters movement conducting a military drill in Flovilla, Ga., in 2016, days after Trump’s election. After his 2020 defeat, Three Percenters were involved in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Targeted neuromodulation tailored to individual patients’ distinctive symptoms is an increasingly common way of correcting misfiring brain circuits in people with epilepsy or Parkinson’s disease. Now, scientists have demonstrated a novel personalized neuromodulation approach that — at least in one patient — was able to provide relief from symptoms of severe treatment-resistant depression within minutes.
You don’t need an A.U.D. diagnosis to find your drinking problematic, though. Alcohol can impair sleep, cause weight gain, exacerbate anxiety, or subtly change your personality.