Southwest Key Programs’ Estrella del Norte facility in Tucson
We shadowed a superintendent in a Harlem complex to see what saving the nation’s largest public housing system really looks like on the ground.
Jose and Elaine Belardo’s lives were upended last year when he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
The closed social work office
Rent control supporters show their support at a press conference announcing the collection and submission of over 588,000 voter signatures for a statewide ballot measure on rent control.
Harold Crawford is set to graduate this December with a degree in social work and aims to work with at-risk youth, helping them avoid some of the pitfalls he experienced in his own life.
The practice has been a topic of debate since 1987, when the JRC was given a “consent decree” allowing it to continue the practice of shock therapy. The school has since been condemned and investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on torture, and currently, the FDA.
THE NEOLIBERAL attacks on the working class and the poor in the U.S. have resulted in a health care industry that is worth nearly $3 trillion and a system where annual spending on health care is well over $9,000 per person — more than twice the amount in other advanced economies like Japan and the United Kingdom. Needless to say, this is a lucrative business, and hospital administrators and health insurance bosses won’t simply walk away from it.
President Emmanuel Macron is boosting their fortunes by trampling underfoot the opposition of the vast majority of the French population to his attacks on pensions, wages, health care, and unemployment insurance. His denunciation of the “crazy amounts of money” that he said France spends on social services reflects the boundless arrogance of the bankers and super-rich that dominate French and European society.
Park Hill Estate, Sheffield. The politicians charged with solving the housing crisis are in the pockets of the landlords and property developers who directly profit from it.
Female adult dog tick, or Dermacentor variabilis, crawls on a vial of blood. Dog ticks can transmit pathogens that cause tickborne diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia.
Diversity in the hands of the white power elites—political and corporate—is an advertising gimmick. A new face, a brand, gets pushed out front, accompanied by the lavish financial rewards that come with serving the white power structure, as long as the game is played. There is no shortage of women (Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and Donna Brazile), Latinos (Tom Perez and Marco Rubio) or blacks (Vernon Jordan, Clarence Thomas and Ben Carson) who sell their souls for a taste of power.
The UK hosts its first ever Global Disability Summit and calls on international partners to tackle the prejudice faced by disabled people.
Poorly designed sidewalk and crosswalk infrastructure make it more difficult for people with limited mobility. For example, a utility pole blocking the middle of a narrow sidewalk might not pose an issue for an able-bodied person, but a wheelchair user, a person with a walker, or a mom pushing a stroller would have to find another route, or walk in the street to get around the pole.
Professor Fiona Measham is the co-founder of drugs testing initiative, The Loop.
Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development Desmond Lee (third from left) at the launch of the non-profit IT company iShine Cloud, a collaboration between Singapore Pools and NCSS, at the Social Service Summit
A tent city for homeless residents of San Francisco, where a ballot initiative could raise up to $300 million for housing.
Brandy Staples, right, canvassing in Bath, Me., last October for support of the Medicaid expansion, which state voters approved.
Swedish activist Elin Ersson (who is studying to become a social worker at Gothenburg University) refused to sit down on a plane in order to keep an Afghan man from being deported.
Training on how to spot human trafficking is given not only to doctors and nurses but also to registration and reception staff, social workers and security guards.
Representatives from the six Indigenous Child and Family Services agencies announced in April they are taking the Manitoba government to court over its long-standing practice of clawing back federal funds earmarked for children in care.
Norbert Leitinger, Ph.D. (left), and Vlad Serbulea, Ph.D., of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, have determined why obesity causes harmful inflammation that can lead to diabetes, clogged arteries and other health problems. Doctors may be able to use this knowledge to battle these chronic diseases and others driven by damaging inflammation.
Britain’s first social supermarket: Community Shop in Goldthorpe, Yorkshire.
As part of our Rural Poverty series, Dr Greg Thomas (Powys County Council) uses Powys as a case study to explore the issues surrounding rural poverty.
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa pictured with Turaga na Vunivalu Navokai Ratu Netava Vukivuki and students of Vunisei Kindergarten during the Early Childhood Education Week at Vunisei village in Toga, Rewa.
The Portuguese city of Porto. Business confidence has rebounded in Portugal, production and exports have taken off, and economic growth is at its highest level in a decade.
Congresswoman Lee received her Masters of Social Work from the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in psychiatric social work.
The Trump administration wants to rebrand social programs that millions of Americans rely on as “welfare.” Will we fall for it?
Elizabeth Hill poses for a portrait with her live-in student Julio Hernandez, in her home in Toronto.
Last month, Gregory Acevedo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work, joined students from the Graduate School of Social Service on the Lower East Side—and then in London—to lecture on the origins of the settlement house movement and examine how settlement houses have evolved along with the communities they serve.
A tiny subdivided flat in Kennedy Town, Central and Western district.
A key takeaway from the research, conducted by Ohio State University’s College of Social Work on behalf of the city of Columbus, is that immigrant and refugee communities should play a bigger role in helping newcomers make their way.
The National Guideline Clearinghouse is a federal database intended to help doctors answer almost any medical question you can think of. . . last week the Department of Health and Human Services took it offline, the latest casualty in an administration determined to eliminate science from the government’s agenda. Information for Practice maintains a related resource here: Guidelines Plus
People relying on social assistance are increasingly turning to aid programmes run by local NGOs to try and make ends meet, in part because income support payments from the state-owned benefits administrator Kela have been late.
Officers unload drugs from the SY Marcia at Newlyn harbour.
People who received complementary therapy for curable cancers were more likely to refuse at least one component of their conventional cancer treatment, and were more likely to die as a result, according to researchers.
The deaths have left school officials of the 2,500-student district, teachers, mental health professionals and parents in the small village of about 7,000 wondering what can be done to support those affected by the recent deaths and spot others who may be at risk of harming themselves.
Brain scan research shows that a person with ADHD often has less neural activity in the regions of the brain that control executive function — working memory, attention, self-control. For people with ADHD, Adderall and similar medications increase activity in those regions and appear to normalize functioning.
According to advocates and former shelter workers, immigrant minors are told they may lose privileges or never get out of ORR shelters if they don’t take their pills.
This month, approximately 300 academic institutions in Germany and Sweden lost access to new papers published in Elsevier’s journals due to a standstill in negotiations for nationwide subscription contracts.