Before taking on the world, social work major Johnna Gracik is helping others on campus and in the community.
A car passes by Facebook’s corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, California
Dr. Patricia Cohen in 2016. She stayed in touch with the children in her long-running mental health study and over the years revisited them to assess their well-being as they grew into their 20s and 30s.
These inspections were undertaken across the city and in a variety of sectors and are part of ongoing measures being undertaken by the department to detect instances of false self-employment and other possible abuses of the PRSI system.
An Amazon fulfillment center in Fife, Scotland
That is NASW Social Work Pioneer Debbie Stabenow’s vote on this insane pork barrel giveaway to the war machine and their corporate colluders.
Amber Ruth, a social worker with People Incorporated, talks about a case with St. Paul police mental health unit coordinator Sgt. Jamie Sipes at the St. Paul Police Department headquarters
According to the Family Institute at Northwestern University, nearly 3 percent of teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 have eating disorders. Boys as well as girls may be affected. Even when the disorder does not reach the level of a clinical diagnosis, some studies suggest that as many as half of teenage girls and 30 percent of boys have seriously distorted eating habits that can adversely affect them physically, academically, psychologically and socially.
Hong Kong’s poor have their dignity slowly stripped away by being forced to buy essential items that come from unknown sources.
People walk past a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Manhattan borough of New York, 2015.
A woman prays in front of hundreds of shoes that were displayed in memory of those killed by Hurricane Maria in front of the Puerto Rican Capitol, in San Juan, on June 1.
Radical cuts will also fall on road maintenance budgets, home-to-school transport, refuse services, museums and libraries.
The Treasury secretary floats a plan to hand $100 billion in capital gains tax savings to his moneyed friends. It’s almost certainly illegal.
As Purdue Pharma faced mounting criticism over deaths linked to OxyContin, rival drugmakers saw a chance to boost sales by stepping up marketing of similarly dangerous painkillers, such as fentanyl, morphine and methadone, Purdue internal documents reveal.
Suggests that by reducing the time that clinicians need to spend with individual patients, computer-based CBT training may enable treatment programs to accommodate larger caseloads and increase access to treatment.
In the mountain town of Juyaya, Puerto Rico, last October, children watched as U.S. Army helicopters brought a team of physicians to assess the medical needs of the local hospital and residents. Going forward, health economists say, the U.S. territory will need continued federal help to deal with its overwhelming Medicaid expenses.
A poster placed by the Swiss Initiative for an Unconditional Basic Income is displayed on the Plainpalais square in Geneva, Switzerland in 2016.
The Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe ruled in favor of two patients who sued the states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, claiming they had been illegally restrained for long periods of time against their will. Above: Dr. Karl Beine, psychiatrist
Above: Still from ACORN and the Firestorm | In addition to registering millions of voters, ACORN assisted the working poor to buy homes and avoid foreclosure, challenged banks’ racist and predatory lending practices, stopped companies from spewing cancer-causing pollution in low-income neighborhoods, got local governments to fix up abandoned buildings that had become havens for crime, and fought for fair treatment by employers, landlords, insurance companies, and government.
Ensemble members Priscilla Page, left, Maria Jose Gimenez and Nathalie Vicencio take part in “Quiero Volver: A Xicanx Ritual Opera” at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton on Sunday. The multimedia performance by Northampton artist Diana Alvarez closed out “Ofrendas: Solidarity with Migrant Families.”
Socialist New York State Senate candidate Julia Salazar on electoral politics, the Democratic Party, and why strikes matter.
It makes no sense to put slot machines in areas with socieconomic problems, argues Jani Selin of the THL.
An analysis of suicide statistics by the Samaritans of Singapore showed that while the total number of suicides in general dropped to its lowest levels since 2011, suicides among the elderly have increased.
Based on wealth rankings compiled by Canadian Business magazine and data from Statistics Canada, the report found that Canada’s most affluent families are worth $3bn on average, while the median net worth in Canada sits at just over $295,000.
Above: Supporters of Bernie Sanders during an event to introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2017 in Washington DC. A new study from a libertarian think tank admits that Medicare for All would save a whopping $2 trillion.
Why is this happening? Based on interviews with more than a dozen policymakers, advocates, and researchers, a 2016 Education Week report concluded: The reasons are often a mix of weak state regula-tions, the millions of dollars spent on lobbying, and the support of well-connected allies.
In order to prevent but also to better identify and assist victims of these crimes, the Global Action against Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants(GLO.ACT) facilitated a three-day workshop on trafficking in persons.
I lived ‘the dream’, as it were. And what a ‘dream’ it was, I thought, when I saw a dead Brit floating naked in a swimming pool.
Drug prohibition and its enforcement have long been tied to the villainization of vulnerable populations.
Above: Old Mount Carmel Baptist Church. Johnson C. Smith University originally planned to convert the building into classrooms for its School of Social Work and administrative offices.
On July 1, California passed a budget allocating $105.8 million to treat the 22,000 inmates with hepatitis C currently held in its state prisons.
A team of social work interns help garden crew members find stable employment and housing. The interns also help the crew find resources to address other obstacles like transportation, substance abuse, and mental health problems.
The street sleepers’ shelters on the footbridge in Sham Shui Po. “The general public expects the government to expedite action in tackling the problems caused by street sleepers on the footbridge,” a district office representative says of their eviction.
Missy Franklin before her heat in the 100-meter freestyle. The camaraderie that Schmitt experienced during workouts at Arizona State, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in social work, kept her coming back.
Mr. Dellums introduced hundreds of bills and resolutions that went nowhere, and was rarely on the winning side of fights. But he was an outspoken critic of presidents, Republican and Democratic, and for many Americans beyond his tiny Congressional district, he championed a progressive mantra: Stop war. Cut military spending. Help people. Address the nation’s social problems. “If being an advocate of peace, justice and humanity toward all human beings is radical, then I’m glad to be called radical,” he told The Washington Post. “And if it is radical to oppose the use of 70 percent of federal monies for destruction and war, then I am a radical.”
“While wages have risen by 12.9 percent overall since 2006, wages adjusted for inflation (so-called ‘real wages’) have actually fallen by 9.3 percent,” notes Vox’s Emily Stewart. “And between the first and second quarters of 2018 — after the tax cuts were enacted—real wages fell by 1.8 percent.”
He attended San Francisco State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, then went to UC Berkeley and got a master’s degree in social work. “Ron was adamant about serving the community and making sure people received a response from their government,” said Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, who entered politics as an intern for Dellums as a graduate student. “He would say that the only question we should ask when we made decisions about anything is: ‘Is this the right thing to do?’ Don’t ask about political expedience. That’s how he got his staff to think.”
A demonstration in support of migrants in Ventimiglia. The town is a major transit hub for migrants attempting to cross into France
Members of Yellowstone County’s Indian Child Welfare Act team, including District Court Judge Rod Souza, right, meet in a fifth floor jury room at the courthouse in Billings, Montana
Medigap covers some or all of the out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare (deductibles, copayments and coinsurance), minimizing the financial risk to seniors. Under original Medicare, there is no limit to an individual’s out-of-pocket liability. (By contrast, Medicare Advantage plans limit out-of-pocket costs to a maximum $6,700 a year.)