Europeans brought an appreciation of social welfare programs that still resonates
Researchers have discovered some of the secrets to longevity with new research revealing not smoking and being social engaged throughout older age are common traits of New Zealand centenarians.
Such models are rapidly expanding, especially as roughly half of police-perpetrated killings involve someone living with mental illness or disability.
Social worker Lau Ka-tung weeps outside court, recounting his arrest.
Friedlander called Miranda-Straub a “proven leader, an advocate, activist, social worker and educator” and said her career in trauma intervention, resilience and violence prevention will be essential as she takes over management of the social service agency.
A member of the far right militia, Boogaloo Bois, walks next to protesters demonstrating outside Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Metro Division 2 just outside of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina
Geraldine Poirier Baiani, President of the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers, said social workers should be accompanying police officers on all wellness checks.
Given the unprecedented nature of the lockdown and the uncertainty it has caused, it is to be expected that some Israelis will experience feelings of distress, according to Dr. Eli Somer, a clinical psychologist and professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Haifa’s School of Social Work.
The report was co-authored by Dr Katy Hayward and Ben Rosher from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast.
The behaviors were physical activity, not smoking, light-to-moderate alcohol consumption, a high-quality diet, and cognitive activities.
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke stands trial in Sept. 25, 2018, for fatally shooting teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times. Despite video evidence that McDonald was walking away when he was shot, Chicago’s police union vehemently defended Van Dyke to the end.
By 2060, the number of Alzheimer’s disease cases is predicted to rise to an estimated 14 million people, with minority populations being affected the most.
Dr. James Herbert Williams, Director & Arizona Centennial Professor, ASU School of Social Work
To combat the inequities facing the district, López is running on a broad left-wing platform, including Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, expansive labor rights and a Homes Guarantee to vastly increase affordable and public housing. And she’s been endorsed by a string of progressive heavyweights including Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Working Families Party and the New York City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America
As social inequality and class tensions have grown over the past four decades, the size and budgets of the police have grown proportionately. The police account for between 20 and 45 percent of discretionary funding in the budgets of major US cities. Overall, spending on the police stands at $115 billion, up from $42 billion 40 years ago, in inflation-adjusted terms. Above: Heavily armed Arizona state police open fire with teargas and rubber bullets on Phelps Dodge strikers in September 1984
Four percent of American children, or 2.7 million, currently have an incarcerated parent; that’s 1 in 28 kids. Unsurprisingly, there are stark racial disparities. While 1 out of every 57 white children had an incarcerated parent, 1 in 28 Hispanic children and 1 out of every 9 black children had a parent behind bars.
A study by a team of researchers led by a Texas A&M University professor has found that not wearing a face mask dramatically increases a person’s chances of being infected by the COVID-19 virus.
Eviction moratoria provide limited protection. Rent bills still accumulate, so some renters may owe as much as three or four months’ rent when their moratorium ends. The HEROES bill, passed by the House in May, has languished in the Senate, but could provide up to $100 billion in rent assistance.
Work and Pensions Committee examines some of the policy options for mitigating the impact of the minimum five week wait for a first payment faced by people making a claim for Universal Credit.
Demanding that Congress “prioritize our safety and our future, not more war,” Rep. Barbara Lee on Monday unveiled a resolution proposing up to $350 billion in cuts to the Pentagon budget by closing U.S. military bases overseas, ending ongoing conflicts, scrapping weapons programs, and eliminating President Donald Trump’s Space Force. Rep. Lee received her MSW from received her MSW from the University of California, Berkeley,
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Vice-Chief David Pratt (above). The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) has had a mandate since 1981, reaffirmed in 2018, to put Indigenous Peoples in charge of their children in care.
Margot Antonetty, manager of San Francisco’s supportive housing programs, takes part in the Tenderloin homeless count in January 2019.
The mayor and governor postured, but did little to staunch the wounds. The rich fled to their summer homes. . . . Meanwhile, a city government that claims to be on the brink of bankruptcy is still shoveling money at the NYPD — as, each night, its officers have been out cracking skulls and pepper-spraying faces, with a glee only enhanced by all the overtime they earn with every hour. After fewer than six years on the job, a New York cop can be earning six figures (including overtime payments), and in many counties in the New York metro area, officers retire with annual pensions of an equivalent amount. Since a police pension is determined by a combination of salary and overtime, New Yorkers will be paying for these beatdowns for decades to come.
High levels of emotionality and conscientiousness are indicators for stockpiling behavior
The AASW has called for an end to mandatory detention of asylum seekers in its submission to the Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020 [Provisions] inquiry.
University of Alberta associate professor Kathleen Lowrey was dismissed as associate chair of undergraduate studies in the department of anthropology in March. Lowrey says she believes she was dismissed over her critical views of gender.
As legal historians such as Nancy MacLean have pointed out, the assault on higher education is a well-orchestrated, deeply funded project that dates back to the school desegregation cases of the 1950s—yes, that’s not typo. As MacLean’s research shows, families such as the Koch brothers have funneled millions into altering the purpose and final outcome of higher education for decades. The winners are conservative economic and business schools. The losers are the humanities Above: A 2016 African American Studies spring lecture.
The latest Los Angeles homeless count found 66,433 people now live on the streets, in shelters and in vehicles around LA County.
An Austin police officer points a weapon at protestors in Austin, Texas on May 30, 2020.
Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Juliari P. Batubara
All of Us will make data gathered through these activities broadly accessible to approved researchers over time, in future releases of its data platform, the Researcher Workbench, now in beta testing. Analyses may help reveal the origins of entry, spread and impact of COVID-19 in the United States.
If a £3,000-a-month home rated “good” by the Care Quality Commission, with ample supplies of personal protective equipment, clinical support on site and a reputation among families as clean and caring, was unable to stop the virus, what tactics are needed to better handle a widely feared second peak?
China’s social insurance program is not aging well. The trade war with U.S. and the coronavirus pandemic forced the government to repeatedly offer generous stimulus to ease Chinese companies’ burden of social welfare contributions.
TeamHealth, a medical staffing firm owned by private-equity giant Blackstone, charges multiples more than the cost of ER care. All the money left over after covering costs goes to the company, not the doctors who treated the patients.
Jason Fulford, whose cousin Eric Garner was killed by police in 2014, has a message of solidarity for the family of George Floyd.
The George Floyd protests represent another major inflection point in American history. Americans of all backgrounds have a generational opportunity to choose love over fear, King’s “Beloved Community” over “Law and Order,” investing in racially segregated and economically impoverished black neighborhoods over punishing, containing, surveilling, and imprisoning black people. We have had such stark choices in the past, as Harlem and Watts reveal, and picked the wrong path every time. We have, just as we did in 1968, a stark moral and political choice to make. I choose hope.
Some lawmakers have floated creating a Social Work Reinvestment Commission, which would conduct a comprehensive analysis of the needs of the social work workforce and articulate a plan to address them.
Dean E. Robinson is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, at Amherst. His teaching and research focuses on racial and class inequalities in health In the United States.
Protesters raise a fist during a march on June 10, 2020, in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.
People suffering from post-traumatic distress disorder report that cannabis reduces the severity of their symptoms by more than half, at least in the short term
Recent talk of disbanding police departments is about ending police violence — and in many cases — ending policing itself and delivering a semblance of power to the people. What happened in Camden seven years ago was a policy decision that was one piece of a comprehensive initiative that took power out of the hands of Camden residents and placed it into the hands of the state; it was municipal paternalism.
Decreased child abuse allegations during coronavirus have alarmed many. But for some low-income parents of color, the change comes as a relief.