<br><br>Hannah Arendt wrote of a phenomenon she called “defactualization.” Facts are fragile, the late political philosopher argued, in that they tell no story in themselves.
A prisoner with a life sentence investigates a solitary confinement coverup in Texas prisons
Examples of tasks that tap into o, from top left: 1) Are these two objects identical despite the change in viewpoint? 2) Which lung has a tumor? 3) Which of these dishes is the oddball? 4) Which option is the average of the four robots on the right? Answers: 1) no 2) left 3) third 4) fourth.
Ocasio-Cortez asserted that “all our leaders—regardless of party—must recognize this constitutional crisis for what it is.”
“At this point we should be well beyond partisanship,” she added. “Members of Congress have sworn an oath to the Constitution. It is our duty to check the Court’s gross overreach of power in violating people’s inalienable rights and seizing for itself the powers of Congress and the president.”
Gov. Gavin Newsom told the San Jose Mercury News, ”If you’re calling for eliminating police, no…If you’re talking about reimagining and taking the opportunity to look at the responsibility and role that we place on law enforcement to be social workers, mental health workers, get involved in disputes where a badge and a gun are unnecessary, then I think absolutely this is an opportunity to look at all of the above.”
Over the past several decades, corporate lawyers, right-wing activists, Republican officials, and dark money groups with deep pockets have been laying the groundwork for a far-reaching legal assault on the federal government’s ability to regulate U.S. industry—including the oil and gas sector threatening the planet. On Thursday, their investments bore major fruit.
Angela Constance, Minister for Drug Policy, says she is looking for action from Dundee City Council and the wider Dundee Partnership on recommendations issued by the Dundee Drugs Commission in 2019. The Commission issued a follow-up report in March slamming the response to their original report as not “far enough, deep enough or fast enough”.
The scientists showed that a group of nerve cells in the hypothalamus (so-called AgRP, agouti-related peptide neurons) control the release of endogenous lysophospholipids, which in turn control the excitability of nerve cells in the cerebral cortex, which stimulates food intake.
The city, for all its mechanical speed, artificial light and industrialisation, is the most uncanny of human habitats
After graduating from what is now Texas Woman’s University at 19, she worked for the Works Progress Administration, interviewing workers about their health
<br><br>Coercive control is “about domination and control,” noted Dr. David McLeod, an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at the University of Oklahoma, who has published papers on intimate partner violence. “If the abuser feels he is losing control, he will push his partner back into compliance.”
Ridley-Thomas, who was suspended from the council following his indictment in October, faces trial along with former dean of the USC School of Social Work Marilyn Flynn (above).
The study found that three months after discharge, more participants in the healthcare system model were tobacco-free for at least seven days (which was biochemically verified), compared to the quitline model. But at six months — three months after healthcare system intervention ended — the difference in smoking abstinence rates between the two models had narrowed and was not statistically significant.
Councillor Davidson said: “Scotland has amongst some of the worst drug deaths in the developed world. In recent years that’s been as high as three times the European average. It’s time for a different approach. We urgently need to see investment in social work and health-based alternatives.”
<br><br>Social care staff in Glasgow are experiencing “significant levels of anxiety” over plans for a National Care Service, a health boss has reported. Susanne Miller, Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership’s (HSCP) chief officer, said concern among workers is “inevitable” as the proposal is developed.
My two years of sobriety were gone in less than the length of a song
Faith’s mother, Joanne
Researchers have developed a small, soft, flexible implant that relieves pain on demand and without the use of drugs. The first-of-its-kind device could provide a much-needed alternative to opioids and other highly addictive medications. It works by softly wrapping around nerves to deliver precise, targeted cooling, which numbs nerves and blocks pain signals to the brain. After the device is no longer needed, it naturally absorbs into the body — bypassing the need for surgical extraction.
People often call these killings senseless, but tragically, they do make sense: we are seeing exactly the results the system is designed to achieve. We know that most countries have vastly lower rates of firearm-related violence and deaths. And yet we in the United States choose to give ready access to weapons of war to people who will use them to hurt themselves and destroy others.
Children conceived through medically assisted reproduction (MAR) fare better at school but are slightly more likely to have mental health problems by their late teens, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL and the University of Helsinki.
“LGBT-free zones” seek to ban what local authorities see as the promotion of homosexuality and other minority sexual identities
Almost all councils (98 per cent) responding to a Local Government Association survey on the Government’s adult social care reform agenda say they do not have confidence that the funding earmarked for the reforms is sufficient.
Co-regulation is the interactive process by which caring adults (1) provide warm, supportive relationships, (2) promote self-regulation through coaching, modeling, and feedback, and (3) structure supportive environments.
These academic spaces are intended to be used by the School of Nursing, School of Health and Exercise Science, School of Social Work, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship, UBC Vice President of Research, and the Wine Research Centre.
The new Mental Health Coordinator Ashley Hammond, MSW
Across years and several southern states, these organizers have helped drive the massive gas pipeline to the brink of defeat.
Students for Life has taken credit for authoring and introducing 27 bills in 19 states in the last two legislative sessions, including its signature “Life at Conception” bill already passed in Oklahoma and Arkansas, which bans abortions even in cases of rape or incest. (Students for Life is vehemently opposed to exceptions in cases of rape and has openly claimed that abortion is never medically necessary to save the life of the parent, despite ample scientific evidence to the contrary.)
Professors with unpopular views are being punished for unrelated infractions. That’s terrifying.
Terminal cancer patient Ruth Nuku Stanshall (Ngati Maru and Ngaruahine) has worked for 18 years as a dedicated social work lecturer at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
The Supreme Court is relentlessly funding and empowering Christian fascism. It not only overturned Roe v. Wade, ending a constitutional right to an abortion, but ruled on June 21 that Maine may not exclude religious schools from a state tuition program. It has ruled that a Montana state program to support private schools must include religious schools. It ruled that a 40-foot cross could remain on state property in suburban Maryland. It upheld the Trump administration regulation allowing employers to deny birth control coverage to female employees on religious grounds. It ruled that employment discrimination laws do not apply to teachers at religious schools. It ruled that a Catholic social services agency in Philadelphia could ignore city rules and refuse to screen same-sex couples applying to take in foster children. It . . . .
During its markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the House Armed Services Committee approved by a 42-17 margin Rep. Jared Golden’s (D-Maine) amendment to boost the topline budget by $37 billion. The longer the Democrats support anti-social, DoD sycophants like this, the longer they will keep losing.
If you doubted that Christian Nationalism was a threat to the country before . . .
In March this year it was revealed that a “significant number” of social work services staff were off sick with work-related stress following the height of the pandemic.
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York said Sunday that right-wing U.S. Supreme Court justices who “misled” senators during their respective confirmation hearings about whether they supported overturning Roe v. Wade should be impeached for lying under oath.
A convicted sex offender who walked into a social work office armed with two knives and a pair of scissors has been jailed.
The Rustic Steakhouse & Saloon employed ten people on April 4, 2020 when it received $62,000 in PPP. On March 6, 2021, the restaurant received $82,327 for its reduced workforce of five.
Kathryn McPhillips is the executive director of the sexual violence survivors’ support organisation HELP Auckland.
Workers at Amy’s Kitchen report a breakneck work pace, denial of bathroom breaks, and surveillance, threats, and firings for speaking up.
Arrest data from Portland and five other major West Coast cities show that the neighborhood outcry is fueling the vast criminalization of the homeless for largely nonviolent violations, according to an analysis by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. It’s a phenomenon that is generating unaffordable fines for unhoused individuals, sapping police resources and failing to address the core problems fueling homelessness.
This court will, with the Roe ruling and with a slew of other rulings from the past weeks, go down as arguably the most destructive court in United States history, certainly the most destructive in the post-Civil War era.
Inspections by Hiqa found that children experienced multiple changes in social workers over short periods of time, and continued to experience delays in accessing the service or a care placement that was appropriate to their needs.
Are we social workers or social control agents?
Increasingly, Justice Department attorneys are leveraging the law to try to overcome some of the rampant discrimination that people with substance use disorders face. The cases typically center on people who are penalized because they take medication for opioid addiction — treatments that are considered the gold-standard — and on people who are denied those medications, particularly in the criminal justice system. The underlying argument rests on the idea that imposing barriers on treatment for a disability is tantamount to doing so on the basis of the disability itself.
The purpose of any fighter jet is to drop bombs and kill people (and only secondarily to star in Hollywood recruitment movies). Canada’s current stock of CF-18 warplanes has spent the last few decades bombing Iraq (1991), Serbia (1999), Libya (2011), Syria and Iraq (2014-2016), and flying provocative flights along Russia’s border (2014-2021). These operations have killed, injured, traumatized, rendered homeless, and made enemies of large numbers of people.
The shelter’s navigation center will be staffed 24 hours a day with medical workers, social workers, and case managers.
Naomi Turner, left, and Gigi Vargas recently graduated from Greenwich High School after interning at CCI in Greenwich.
American poverty is stacking up in particular cities, towns, and counties. When local governments are populated mostly by low-income people, there is typically much less money for public services. Weak, broke local governments make it harder for residents to lead decent lives on low incomes or get their families out of poverty. Entire towns become poverty traps.
Abortion is hard to write about, hard for many even to talk about. Of course, there’s no shortage of commentary from politicians, pundits and philosophers on the moral and legal arguments, for and against. What we need more of—particularly now… are words that describe the true, complicated experience of willfully ending a pregnancy. But who should speak and write about the experience of abortion? And how?
Responding to the bill, Scottish Association of Social Workers (SASW) national director Alison Bavidge said: “This is a major piece of legislation that will bring significant change to social work and social care in Scotland. It is a high-level framework bill, with much of the detail expected to be fleshed out through secondary legislation.” Above: Scottish Parliament building
After 35 years of an abortion ban, the Irish people voted to legalize abortion in 2018.