Heather McGhee writes that racism increases economic inequality for everyone.
New findings suggest why anti-bullying programs don’t work. A new study demonstrates that teens’ rivals are often their own friends.
Here’s what it’s like to lose the person who raised you to a far-right cult.
In response to the increase in opioid overdose deaths in the United States, many states have implemented supply-controlling and harm-reduction policy measures aimed at reducing those deaths. But a recent study from Indiana University found the policies may have had the unintended consequence of motivating those with opioid use disorders to switch to alternative illicit substances, leading to higher overdose mortality.
Kreitzer said it’s critical that administrators “be particularly cautious in how SETs during the pandemic are incorporated into personnel decisions.” They should not make direct comparisons between professors’ scores during the pandemic and before or after “because of the multitude of ways in which remote teaching during the pandemic is different,” she added.
UK councils’ reliance on Chinese surveillance tech has sparked concern among privacy advocates and lawmakers
Graduate students Rwanda Carter, Jacqueline Pantoja and Tania Carrillo were selected for the Council on Social Work Education’s 2020-21 Minority Fellowship Program.
The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has expanded to help support more college students who have been impacted financially by the pandemic. Some students now will be eligible to receive up to $200 monthly to pay for groceries.
Iowa’s Republican-controlled legislature is considering a bill to eliminate tenure at the state’s three public universities — Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Northern Iowa. The bill to kill tenure is necessary, legislators have said, so institutions can fire faculty members who discriminate against students expressing conservative political views.
Pension Reiter is one of several hotels helping people experiencing homelessness
As of today, all social workers have access to Community Care Inform’s guide to managing fear, written by Brian Littlechild, Professor of Social Work at the University of Hertfordshire
A mural at The Cove that was painted by Cove youth. It is a representation of how their lives have changed at The Cove.
Mexico has registered nearly 80,000 missing people, most of them victims of gang-related violence since the start of a ‘war on drugs’ in 2006
“This bill is an assertion that substance use disorder is a treatable brain disease from which people recover,” Davis said on Monday. “This bill is about reaching each and every person living with substance use disorder before they ever touch the criminal legal system. It provides genuine pathways to recovery, it provides hope.”
The #ForceTheVote debate is about how to hold members of Congress accountable — not whether to do so.
Mental health worker Annie Haider has been seeing a lot of young people and people accessing help for the first time, at Sale’s new dedicated mental health clinic.
The use of “invisible” tracking tech in emails is now “endemic”, according to a messaging service that analysed its traffic at the BBC’s request.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori, who resigned on Friday after making sexist remarks, is the latest Japanese official whose comments about women have sparked outrage.
Jenn Budd uses her experience to advocate for migrant rights and call for accountability on border
The report makes many sound assumptions but also some questionable ones that are overly pessimistic. Yet, overall, its bottom-line estimates should reassure those concerned about the economic feasibility of single payer: The CBO projects that such reform would achieve universal coverage, bolster provider revenues for clinical services, and eliminate almost all copayments and deductibles—even as overall health care spending fell.
Here are two longer-term solutions the Biden administration should pursue aggressively, in its first 100 days and beyond: 1) establish a floor of income support for children; and 2) confront America’s ongoing housing affordability crisis.
Such an unrealistic timeframe, coupled with knowledge of the review chair’s previous proposals for aspects of children’s social care, has led many members and others in the sector to believe the shape of reform has already been set. This undermines the argument that the review will be both evidence-based and inclusive.
Our national faith in education can become a trap if it succeeds in distracting us from what matters most in reducing inequality: the collective economic and political power of workers themselves.
Inspectors found that the service area’s capacity to match children to foster carers best placed to meet their individual needs was severely compromised
Though the internet has helped raise awareness of abuse among young women, it has also brought new forms of exploitation and risky behaviour
The branch committee is not sufficiently confident in the current chair’s ability to undertake the role with the independence and expertise necessary to ensure maximum benefit for children, young people and families in this ‘once in a generation’ review
Both the Tea Party and many in President Barack Obama’s inner circle were calling for a “grand bargain” to shrink the size of government by capping future public outlays and slashing Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. Despite the still-fragile recovery and evidence that corporations were already paring back retirement benefits and ratcheting down real wages, the idea gained steam.
With COVID-19, we lost time—and probably lives—because of the assumption that interventions encourage recklessness. It’s time we put this assumption to rest.
Democrats need to stop playing games and use their majorities to pass a $15 minimum wage right now—we can’t wait any longer.
The findings from the study could help predict who is at greatest risk of developing anxiety during stressful life events in early adulthood and inform prevention and intervention efforts.
Trafalgar Square in London in December. In Britain, some therapists have told clients to cope with isolation by breaking lockdown guidelines.
Koulla Yiasouma, the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
A supervisor at Green City Growers Cooperative in Cleveland packages lettuce with employees.
On January 8, Québec entered a strict second lockdown, becoming the first province in Canada to enact a nighttime curfew to stem community transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Under the curfew, citizens caught outside of their residence for any unauthorized reason between the hours of 8 pm and 5 am (in red zones) face fines ranging from $1,000 to $6,000.
As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) began tracking disruptions in care for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) and identifying steps that federal and state policy makers, insurers, and health system leaders could take to maintain access to OUD treatment.
Biden left hospitals completely out of his proposal for Covid-19 relief, even as he lavished some $1.9 trillion on other priorities. Some of his campaign advisers were rankled by the health care industry’s seven-figure ad blitz against the public option, which ran during the Democratic primary season.
New data shows that between April 2008 and March 2018, 108 men were killed by women they had been in a relationship with – either at the time of the killing or some time previously. In comparison, nearly eight times as many women (840) were killed by partners or ex-partners during the same period.
We face a mounting constitutional crisis—one that, in turn, amplifies the crises of voter suppression, racial and economic inequality, and climate change—with a majority will that is repeatedly thwarted by minority rule in every aspect of policy. Ultimately, building a serious blue-state threat to secede is the only way to end this crisis and create a nation based on equal representation for all.
First, segregation blocked this Florida community from equal education and other public goods. Then the military–industrial complex sickened residents and destroyed their property.
The federal agency’s teams have killed an average of 22 suspects and bystanders a year.
The high stakes of first dates require would-be partners to make and interpret first impressions. But, can we rely on these first impressions to accurately assess someone’s personality?
During the COVID-19 lockdowns, many opportunities for social learning have been lost. How will this affect children’s development – and what can we do about it?
People are able to approach social conflicts more wisely if they have trained themselves in advance by practicing a distanced self-talk technique, referring to themselves with third-person pronouns such as ‘she’ or ‘they’ rather than the first-person pronouns of ‘me’ or ‘I.’
In 2018, a faulty electric transmission line ignited the Camp Fire in Northern California, ultimately consuming 239 square miles and several communities, including the town of Paradise, which was 95 percent destroyed. At least 85 people died.
Colton outside the Agapé Boarding School in Missouri.
Among the panel’s list of policy recommendations is Medicare for All, a system that would “cover all residents under a single, federally financed plan providing comprehensive coverage” at a lower cost than the current fragmented, for-profit system. President Joe Biden opposes Medicare for All and has instead proposed more incremental reforms like a public option, an approach the commission warns would leave many with “onerous co-pays… and deductibles, and millions of people would remain uninsured.”