Child poverty has been growing across the country and is predicted to increase from 4 million to 5 million by 2024.
The objective of the conference was to help clinicians understand the unique needs of and provide effective services for LGBTQ individuals and their families.
“Lennon walls”, like this one at the University of Hong Kong, have been used by pro-democracy groups
A sex worker poses for a photo in a drop-in center in Metema, Ethiopia
Why do we keep mistaking data for knowledge?
DH, who has autism, struggled with sensory overload when he was in prison. State officials often fail to identify prisoners with developmental disorders, a group that
faces overwhelming challenges behind bars, from bright lights to noises to social dynamics.
Students, clockwise from top left, Dasia Hyder, Gwendolyn Noonan, Naja Cotton and Lastasia Peacock are the ECSU’s first students to participate in the North Carolina Child Welfare Education Collaborative.
As premier of Saskatchewan in the 1940s and 1950s, Tommy Douglas—over the fierce objections and active opposition of most regional doctors—built a system of publicly funded universal health coverage in that province.
The project helps to connect girls with nearby safe houses
Recent studies from China show that patients infected with Covid-19 in clinical settings exhale large amounts of virus, which remain present in the air and can be sampled and detected.
The Scottish Welfare Fund, which the Scottish Government claims is there to help people who need it most, has failed to act as a safety net for thousands of families facing financial crisis during the pandemic
As a Miami University Assistant Professor of Social Work, Dr. Cosgrove embraces classic social work values to confront problems and injustices caused by deep structural inequities, and he uses a method called participatory action research to bring those he strives to help directly into the process.
The claim that the Democratic Party ran too far to the left is ludicrous. This is a right-wing capitalist party, whose most significant influx over the past two years, in terms of leading personnel, has been the entry of a layer of former CIA and Special Forces operatives, along with former military commanders and top civilian advisers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Voters in red and blue states may be in accord on nothing else, but they passed measures to liberalize drug laws.
Inspired by his father and grandfather, Sean Carlisle is organizing to win stronger safety measures for his fellow workers.
Just as Republicans always spin every economic policy as a reason to cut rich people’s taxes, corporate Democrats and their allies have a left-bashing propaganda machine powered by a finely tuned algorithm designed to silence progressive leaders — whether it’s AOC, Bernie Sanders or anyone else — and to turn every election result into a rationale to protect billionaires, corporate power and the status quo.
Students at the University of Hong Kong, where a wall of protest posters that students erected last summer was recently dismantled.
Amid the 1970s economic crisis in Britain, Lucas Aerospace workers, threatened with redundancy, developed a plan for socially useful work. It’s an idea whose time has come.
Long-time Inuk social worker says abuse is normalized in Nunavut, Canada households
On the campus of the old Central State Hospital, in Milledgeville, Georgia, peer mentor Cathy Wrighton (right) and program director Gena Garner have seen the state’s approach to mental health care change dramatically in recent years.
The B.C. College of Social Workers (BCCSW), under the authority of the Social Workers Act, has a mandate to confirm the qualifications of its membership, but social workers who work with MCFD are not required to register.
The gig companies wrote new labor laws that are almost impossible to change.
Vijay Prashad is an Indian historian, editor and journalist.
A variety of new technologies – including robots – have been developed to help people age well
Scotland’s Children’s Minister Maree Todd (above) said: “I’m very pleased that Scotland has become the first part of the UK to legislate to ensure that children, without exception, have the same protection from assault as adults.
Making guns less accessible is a key step in suicide prevention
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf calls on the General Assembly to enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year.
The 2021 national security budget is $740 billion. That’s more military spending than next 10 highest-spending countries combined.
Too many prisoners, too few officers leads to violence.
About 10,000 young people move out of the care system in the UK every year. For some there’s a sudden cut-off with little support on the other side.
The Future Social Care Coalition – a new cross-party alliance of more than 80 organisations and individuals – says an immediate £3.9bn* emergency support fund is needed from the government to get the care sector through the pandemic’s second wave.
She had been seeing a counselor when the pandemic hit and she lost her job and health coverage. “These are some of the most challenging months I’ve had in my whole life,” she said. “And I was unable to turn to my therapist.”
Our student population is more than 60 percent white, with a high number of first-generation college students. Despite it being an hour’s drive away, many of them have never been to Manhattan.
Andy Aodisho hopes his song ‘Unignorable’ will make city get real about child poverty
Democrats based much of their 2020 campaign on support for the Affordable Care Act. But the law has become less popular as the pandemic has exposed its flaws while continuing to enrich insurance companies.
Kitbag equips social workers and carers with a toolkit to promote socially and emotionally literate relationships between children, professionals and carers.
It is with great sadness that we must pass on the news of the death of our friend and colleague Hans-Uwe Otto, Senior Research Professor at Bielefeld University.
While other studies have found poorer school and cognitive performance among children raised in impoverished environments, this study shines a light on the specific importance of the neighborhood context in a child’s development, regardless of that child’s household income.
This article is part of a series on Amazon workers produced in partnership with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project
The hallucinogenic chemical psilocybin produced in some mushrooms helped people with major depression in a study that also included supportive psychotherapy.
Shadow Housing Secretary says “it is essential that renters and homeowners have re-assurance that they will be safe in their homes.”
On a sweltering summer afternoon, I stood with our mental health team, waiting while a guard unlocked the door to a solitary confinement cell on Rikers Island (above).
As activists target female vaccinators, Pakistan remains one of only two countries worldwide not to have eradicated polio. Above: A health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Karachi, Pakistan
How can we be shocked when kids are subjected to a desensitized world, where congressman, senators and even Presidents, literally get away with rape and sexual harassment?
Gabriela Bernal-Leroi, MSW, is the chief operating officer, Santa Rosa Community Health