The financial interests of high-level Democrats in the for-profit college industry includes many, especially the Clintons. Bill Clinton earned $16.5 million working for the for-profit Laureate Education and Hillary was paid $225,000 by Academic Partnerships, a for-profit online subcontractor, for one of her infamous money-grubbing speeches. Among her election campaign bundlers were former lobbyists for the University of Phoenix. Above: Betsy DeVos
Sixty profitable corporations paid no federal taxes in 2018, twice the number that typically paid nothing in the years before the 2017 tax breaks took effect. In fact, it’s worse than that. Fifty-seven of these corporations demanded rebates from the government – which means taxpayers like you and me paid them to exist. These are corporations on the dole. They claim to hate socialism if it means Medicare for All, but they sure as hell love socialism when it’s welfare for them.
Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, is preparing a report to the United Nations’ General Assembly on technologies used in social protection systems and their impact on the protection of human rights.
IASSW, ICSW and IFSW are delighted to announce their ongoing joint commitment to the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social development and that the three organisations will be jointly holding world conferences in 2022 and 2024 with the expectation that joint conferences will continue into the future.
Behavioural problems in young people with severe antisocial behaviour — known as conduct disorder — could be caused by differences in the brain’s wiring that link the brain’s emotional centres together, according to new research led by the University of Birmingham.
Food security is an unlikely subject for contemporary art. And government technology experts don’t usually document their frustrations with public services through sculpture or installation. But that’s the direction that artists Xena Ni and Mollie Ruskin felt compelled to take for Transaction Denied. Above: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes in the exhibit.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Capt. Seth Lockard, with the Lexington Fire Department, is in charge of the program. He said, the staff found themselves searching for agencies to help these patients get what they needed, everything from oxygen tanks to addiction recovery resources. In time, he turned to Dr. Allison Gibson (above), an Assistant Professor in the College of Social Work.
Today, Canadian politicians still pander to large corporations instead of pursuing meaningful industrial policy. Trudeau’s Liberals imagine that they have managed to negotiate the binary between economy and environment but that binary only exists because they continue in their well-trod rut.
Results from the Ontario Child Health Study (OCHS)
Symbols for wheelchair accessibility, sign language interpretation, and low vision access. A fourth pictogram of a brain symbolizes cognitive impairment accommodations.
These findings suggest that changes in social judgment occur before changes in thinking or memory are recognizable.
In San Antonio, workers must earn at least $20 an hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment. Residents of Fremont, Calif., must earn a six-figure salary to rent a median-priced one-bedroom apartment.
While many high schools nationwide lack counselors on staff, 67 percent have a police officer.
Contracted private agencies provide approximately 33 percent of foster care placement services and 59 percent of family preservation services.
For six months, a labor organizing campaign has roiled one of Portland’s largest and fastest-growing social service nonprofits, the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization. IRCO employees are demanding better wages, consistent hours and more input in designing programs.
New government data shows that, of the 4.1 million children in poverty overall, there has been an increase in the number of children caught in severe poverty to 2.8 million.
Oxfam’s new chief executive says that the changes needed are both systemic and cultural.
An independent monitor has found that many of the city’s most vulnerable remain stuck in troubled adult homes too long and that the state loses track of them once they move out. Above: NB at his apartment.
Boston College School of Social Work Associate Professor Christina Matz seeks to better understand and improve emotional and physical health later in life
Starting in 2020, Medicare Advantage plans — private health plans that contract with Medicare — will be allowed, but not required, to offer chronically ill enrollees nonmedical services for social needs that affect health.
Such gifts aren’t just a private matter; they cost the state, too. For one thing, and certainly in the eyes of some Gilets jaunes, these philanthropists are offering only a small fraction of enormous fortunes they have amassed partly by avoiding taxes otherwise needed to fund basic public services. And since their proposed gifts are destined for France’s national heritage, the bulk of them could benefit from major tax exemptions — up to 90 percent if a proposed bill presented this week were to pass.
At a time when the public’s confidence in our elected officials and our institutions is especially low, the specter of big corporations avoiding all income taxes on billions in profits sends a strong and corrosive signal to Americans: that the tax system is stacked against them, in favor of corporations and the wealthiest Americans.
[S]ome sectors of the business community, particularly around Silicon Valley, “have begun to recognize that the greed of the real estate industry is making it harder to do business,” Dreier says, because the lack of affordable housing makes it harder to recruit workers.
Corruption in the governance of higher education institutions included examples of political interference potentially threatening institutions’ autonomy, examples of which were found in Australia, Brazil, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Turkey and the United States.
Around 300 people use spice in Sheffield, compared with 4,500 who use heroin, but they place a high level of demand on services.
Equally dangerous are new nonprofit “universities” like Western Governors University or Southern New Hampshire University’s College for America. Western Governors and College for America are nonprofit and claim to serve the needs of working Americans in need of degrees. But such institutions are not universities. A small group of experts designs their curricula. In some cases, curricular development is taken out of teachers’ hands and outsourced to companies like Pearson. Students themselves do not interact directly with professors but with standardized online modules and learning “coaches” and “mentors” hired to implement a pre-existing curriculum.
Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education, and Social Services — also known as WisCARES — is a South Side veterinary service coupled with social services for some of the area’s neediest pet owners.
Agriculture policy in the original New Deal sprang from a heady mix of class struggle and uneasy alliances. The Green New Deal will have to stitch together a different coalition that can challenge the dominant mode of agriculture and create a more just food system.
Most child welfare experts and policymakers at all levels seem to agree that our nation needs to reduce the use of group homes and other non-family placements (often called “congregate care”) for foster youth.
Above: An F-35 Lightning II sits on stage during the United Kingdom F-35 delivery ceremony | Every bomb dropped, every missile launched, every bullet fired, every rifle snapped to order arms, every uniform donned and then stained with blood, every body bag filled and every faraway city reduced to rubble is money in the bank for a small cadre of well-connected profiteers you will never meet. This is the United States, after all, where our business is business. War is the most profitable business of all, and we have more “customers” than we know what to do with thanks to all the weapons we’ve sold to former “customers,” lather-rinse-repeat.
The trauma informed library transformation partnership between UGA and the library was designed to incorporate a trauma-informed framework at the library by involving social work interns.
The number of people living on the streets has risen by 165% since the Conservatives came to power (in 2010 coalition), more than 500 die sleeping rough each year and 82,000 households are homeless across the country.
Families need help: Michelle Murphy, Social Justice Ireland.
Los Angeles public school teachers protest ahead of a planned strike
If we’re to have reasonable debate and distortion-free policymaking on this vital issue, we need more quality research, not unsubstantiated and inaccurate claims that smack of the “Reefer Madness” hysteria of the 1930s.
The telepsychiatry center is 770 square feet and includes nine video-equipped workstations. It will be used by a 35-person multidisciplinary team, including psychiatrists, behavioral-health clinicians and social workers.
The yellow vests reverberate as a primal scream from working-class France at the tax-avoiding, wealth-hogging Parisian glitterati enabled by a government now headed by one of its own, Mr. Macron, a former investment banker. “Having to make sacrifices while rich people aren’t paying taxes anymore,” Ms. Bonnin says, “there’s a sense of despair, as well as a sense of social injustice.”
Students listen to a presentation about applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
West Dunbartonshire Council offices in Dumbarton (above) | Unison claim lives are being put at risk as a result of 250 unallocated cased in the children and families section of social work services – a fact disputed by the council.
Getting off my antidepressant was hell. I’m not alone—and the pharmaceutical industry isn’t helping.
Dr. McClain Sampson, associate professor in the Graduate College of Social Work
The bill didn’t pass the committee stage – but it reflects how radical America’s anti-abortion movement has become. . . . As I have argued before, it’s no coincidence that the states with the most restrictive abortion policies also have the worst records for women and children’s health.
Gayle took care of a 15 day-old foster child at her home on March 17.
The researchers found that higher levels of alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use before age 19 correlated with smaller gray matter volume in two brain areas