The initiative—#TobaccoExposed—is billed as a counter-campaign against the systematic and agressive tactics used by the tobacco industry to hook a new generation of users. WHO is calling on young people to join the fight against Big Tobacco and aims to empower them through knowledge about industry manipulation.
From the ecological to the social, “resilience” is a buzzword for our crisis-ridden age. But what is resilience exactly, and where did the idea emerge from?
Social worker Hannah Everard from Thurrock Council discusses the importance of future planning and her grandmother.
The first time I saw the photo, nearly 20 years ago, I was so moved it almost made me cry. That may seem an odd reaction to a picture of a bunch of people learning basic home repairs. But the people learning to patch holes in drywall and fix wiring were therapists. Their master’s degrees were in social work or related fields.
Ottawa nurse Kathrine Slinski has taken a job in a long-term care facility fighting a COVID-19 outbreak in order to make ends meet.
KN95 masks made by some Chinese manufacturers are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
A child plays in a temporary tent camp near the camp for migrants in Moria, Lesbos which is overcrowded and lacks adequate hygiene facilities and sanitation, putting migrants, including pregnant people, at particular risk amid Covid-19.
‘Some families have been making efforts to extricate relatives from residential settings – far from easy, especially if the individual is subject to safeguarding measures – but few are calling to inquire about admission.’
I began to plead that we seek to obtain better data as quickly as possible to best inform our actions. I think lockdown was justified as an initial response, given what little we knew about this new virus, but I also think we needed better data to decide on next steps. And given what we know now, it is reasonable to consider alternatives to population-wide lockdown, even as we continue preventive hygiene measures, exercise local infection controls, focus on protecting those most at risk, and support health care systems to care for patients who are sick.
After lockdown was announced, authorities realised rough sleepers were the one group physically unable to follow government advice to stay at home.
Like many during this pandemic, my coworkers and I were told on September 11, 2001, to possibly risk our lives by staying on the job. Instead, we walked out.
Growing up in foster homes, there were days when Genesis Osuna (above) felt hopeless about the future. But today, the Class of 2020 graduate and the first in her family to earn a college degree, is looking forward to what’s next in her life.
We took a deeper look at how difficult it might be for people to navigate their way through the U.S.‘s patchwork of social safety net measures as they try to stay afloat during the pandemic and economic downturn.
Mr. Kramer in 2017. “Once you got past the rhetoric,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, an adversary who became a friend, “you found that Larry Kramer made a lot of sense, and that he had a heart of gold.”
M.K. Arundel is the co-ordinator of field education at King’s University College’s school of social work.
Winnicott’s legacy is often defined in relation to the central position he enjoyed in what became known as the ‘Middle School’ of British psychoanalysis. This title is apt for Winnicott, not just because he sat between the warring neo-Freudian sides in the United States and the United Kingdom – between the ‘Ego-psychology’ and the ‘Kleinian’ schools respectively – but because he saw the area in between self and other as the proper domain of mental life and the place where it develops.
The ANASIG association has shared a number of testimonies to throw light on the role and importance of social workers.
How does treatment change when your patients are on a screen?
TAY Americorps member Ivette Esquival followed up with many California foster youth as part of iFoster’s survey.
At the Oregon capitol, on May 2nd, hundreds protested lockdown measures instituted by Governor Kate Brown, hoisting signs representing a variety of right-wing ideologies.
Before the pandemic, we were already in the middle of a mental health crisis. Now it’s even worse. We need a Medicare for All system not just to treat our medical needs, but our mental ones, too.
By almost every measure, the impact of Covid-19 has been felt most by women. Now is our chance to fundamentally rethink the world of work, and welfare, to build a more equal post-pandemic society.
Some of the work from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab estimates that there are billions of dollars in cost of the U.S. economy every year from sick buildings. Some of the costs at the individual level are worker absenteeism, loss of productivity, and increasing presenteeism. Buildings are also associated with infectious disease transmission. Buildings can act as a tool to fight infectious disease—or work against us in that regard.
Pandemics are often described as crises of communication, when leaders must persuade entire populations to suspend their lives because of an invisible threat. Watching Ardern is a lesson in rhetorical blending: epidemiology brightened with empathy, law leavened with mom jokes. And it has been strikingly effective.
We’re seeing how what we have compares with what others have, and the differences can matter a lot.
“We’ve failed you. I’m sorry.”
So said my attending physician to a patient. This apology validated the feeling of helplessness that had gripped me for the previous few days.
The Wolverines for Diversity & Social Justice community is a partnership between Housing and Residential Life, the Social Work Department, and the Intercultural Center.
He lived in a tent in San Francisco, but he saw in the city an opportunity to rebuild his life. “It was a place where I could do what I wanted to do,” he said.
Nearly half of parents of children under age 18 say their stress levels related to the coronavirus pandemic are high, with managing their kids’ online learning a significant source of stress for many.
The 1970 act established the principle of equal pay for equal work after a strike by women at Ford’s Dagenham plant. Above: Barbara Castle (right), secretary of state for employment and productivity, shares a cup of tea with the leaders of the female machinists’ strike from the Ford plant in Dagenham in 1968.
Open your door; go for a walk. Feel the spring in your step, the buoyancy in your spine, the loose-limbed gait, as more than clichés. Take one last, lingering moment to appreciate this miraculous thing before we lose it forever.
Victoria Fleming, MSW, Santa Rosa vice mayor
According to a review paper from McGill University published today in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, most pain research remains overwhelmingly based on the study of male rodents, continuing to test hypotheses derived from earlier experiments on males.
Class war—waged methodically from the top down—is so constant and pervasive that it might seem unremarkable. The 24/7 siege to make large companies more profitable and the wealthy more wealthy is going on all around us. In the process, it normalizes avoidable death as a cost of doing business.
Even before the world was, in effect, put on pause, when non-essential workers were asked to work from home if possible, Randia Marie Dickerson chose to be the kind of person who could help others.
The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), Pakistan’s largest federally funded social safety net, has been at the centre of the federal government’s response to Covid-19.
It is imperative that policy-makers join forces: working together in the face of a supranational calamity such as this is the only solution.
The cup-bearer (2800-2300 BCE), marble figurine, Cycladic culture, Greece.
“This is an incredible opportunity to create an active and meaningful interchange of ideas between those with lived experience of suicide and others involved in suicide-related work,” Dr. Julie Cerel, director of the CoSW’s Suicide Prevention and Exposure Lab (SPEL), explained.
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Dr. Charles Emlet has spent his entire career researching HIV/AIDS and aging. “We’ve been looking at aging as a process for hundreds of years, but for this group of people we’re barely twenty-five years into it,” says Emlet, a Professor of Social Work at the University of Washington Tacoma.
A homeless man pushing a wheelchair with his belongings on Madison Avenue at 71st Street, New York City, April 2020
The wellbeing support line is available 7am-11pm, 7 days a week to help NHS and social workers look after themselves, so they can continue to help look after others.
Social distancing and lockdown mean that many couples are now spending too much time with each other – and not enough time apart. As couples struggle to provide and care for children, the basic rhythm of everyday life has been turned upside down – conditions which have undoubtedly put couples under enormous strain.
Signs pleading for help hang in windows at the Cook County jail complex on April 9, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.