The HEROES Act, originally passed in the House last May, would raise the maximum benefit under SNAP by 15% through September of next year. But there has been no increase in the benefit in COVID relief bills passed by Republicans in the Senate.
The unprecedented nature of the pandemic undermines how we process information and assess risk. Need proof? Look around.
Against the capitalist creeds of scarcity and self-interest, a plan for humanity’s shared flourishing is finally coming into view
After much deliberation, she decided to pursue a career in social work. She completed a conversion course in social policy and enrolled in the Master of Social Work programme in UCC. “Then I didn’t work a day in social work,” she says.
An encouraging draw from the fishbowl.
Kinship caregiving—placing a child in a relative’s home if the child cannot safely stay in the family home—is becoming more common and is a preferred option for children, says UBC Okanagan Assistant Professor Sarah Dow-Fleisner.
The Wealth of the Nation by Seymour Fogel
It is shameful that child food poverty exists and continues to grow in England in 2020 – and it is unforgivable that this week, elective representatives have been trying to shift blame and stigma onto families.
With coronavirus cases still rising, wearing a mask is more important than ever. In this animation, you will see just how effective a swath of fabric can be at fighting the pandemic.
According to media reports, more than 51,241 cases of violence against women were reported in the country between January 2011 and June 2017. Conviction rates, meanwhile, remain low, with the accused in just 2.5% of all reported cases ending up being convicted by the courts.
Our most insightful urban commentators generally agree that the liveliest cities are those with greatest diversity. Diversity of activities, diversity of people.
Dr. Wallace at the beach in recent years
A tragic history of how we’ve treated elderly citizens, for profit
Over nearly four years, the Trump administration has “defunded, buried, and constrained dozens of federal research and data collection projects across multiple agencies and spheres of policy: environment, agriculture, labor, health, immigration, energy, the census.” This is an accounting of the damage.
Despite a legal system that does not fully protect them, the shaming they may receive from families and the fact that so-called “honour killings” still happen, the women and girls of Egypt are speaking out more than ever.
Security is one thing to a Black mother in a favela, another to a politician keen on law and order. They should be the same.
Although around 480,000 special votes are still to be counted, the margin is so great there is no chance these will alter the final outcome. Consequently, the End of Life Choice Act 2019 will come into force on November 6 2021, one year after the official vote is announced next week.
The Illinois Fair Tax proposal would benefit the working class, communities of color and women by finally taxing the super-rich.
Law enforcement releases little information about their K-9s, despite injuries and death.
The Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) made the claim as data showed drug-related hospital stays have tripled over the last two decades.
“In contrast to the stories of violence and antisocial behavior widely reported postdisaster in the media, in most cases, people show solidarity with one another and often develop a special sense of community in the face of shared affliction by ‘the dangers and privations imposed by the disaster agent.’”
Distressed patients flood support services after hack of private firm Vastaamo
Advocates briefed senators on allegations that a doctor working with an ICE detention center performed unnecessary or overly aggressive procedures. Above: The Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, GA
Haley is a 25-year member of NABSW, following in the footsteps of her father the late Dr. Fredrick E. Smith, who was a NABSW pioneer and longtime president of the St. Louis chapter.
Public health officials believe many cases are going undetected as clinics close during the pandemic and testing supplies are diverted to coronavirus screening.
Care-work platforms incentivize workers to expose themselves to establish their trustworthiness.
Representatives from the department and NAPE will work together to address issues identified by social workers, including safety, stress and workload.
Researchers who are also former wards of the state have stressed the key changes needed to ensure any Māori-run alternative to Oranga Tamariki doesn’t just turn a “white bureaucracy to a brown bureaucracy”.
All of the offences occurred at a post office in Limerick
Each year, thousands of foster children in Texas are shuffled into little-known “treatment centers” where they are frequently neglected and abused. State officials have largely ignored allegations of wrongdoing and calls for reform.
Researchers find that strong state firearm laws are associated with fewer firearm homicides — both within the state where the laws are enacted and across state lines. Conversely, weak firearm laws in one state are linked to higher rates of homicides in neighboring states.
“It’s not about social work partnering with police; it’s about approaching the issue in a novel manner with trained mental health professionals” noted Dr. Diane Elze, a faculty member in the UB School of Social Work.
There is no shortage of outreach programs for the unhoused. But the process of knowing what to apply for, how to apply for it and whether you qualify is complicated.
Free marketeers do not traffic in economic miracle cures. They promote the more worldly arts of constraining governments from public spending; putting assets in trusts to shield them from taxation; establishing arbitration tribunals where corporations can sue governments for lost profits; subjecting public services to time-wasting audits; writing tax codes that allow the wealthy to write off losses and avoid income tax; prohibiting workers from unionising.
The Scottish Poverty and Inequality Research Unit at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has received funding from the Scottish Government to map out-of-school activity and food provisions for children, young people, and their families.
In celebration of Care Leavers’ Week (26 October – 1 November), the University of Sheffield has announced it has become a signatory of the Government’s Care Leaver Covenant (CLC).
Terri King, left, team lead for the resting space at Atlohsa, and Andrea Jibb, the agency’s Indigenous community planner, show some of the beds available for short stays. That service would be just the beginning of a larger homelessness plan based on Indigenous understandings that Atlohsa has prepared.
WA Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has asked the Federal Government to support grandparents raising grandchildren
Oh yeah . . . . this will make things better.
A National Institutes of Health study of 5,000 women has found that approximately 1 in 4 experienced high levels of depressive symptoms at some point in the three years after giving birth.
The Executive Director of the New Zealand Maori Council has called for wide ranging reform of the child care and protection system in Aotearoa as the final day of evidence is presented to the Waitangi Tribunal hearings into Oranga Tamariki.
Psychological science can now measure and nurture wisdom, superseding the speculations of philosophy and religion
Jill Stoddard, a clinical psychologist and author of a book about managing anxiety, told us, “Our anxiety and discomfort are products of evolution. Anxious early humans who avoided uncertainty had a survival advantage.” Modern life makes it even harder to tolerate anxiety.
Deborah Onwu, a Calgary caseworker, died early Oct. 25 after she was stabbed during an apparent fight with one of her clients.
Dr. Maurice Vann spent much of his early career doing social work in high-stress environments
“You’ve got counties being greedy, not wanting to spend money on medical care, and companies saying, ‘We can do this, we can do it cheaper for you.’”
Dashni Murad speaks with UNFPA staff at a reproductive health clinic.