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5 hours ago
A royal commission recommended the extension of free care as long ago as 1999, says Robin Wendt; plus Gillian Dalley on private sector planning; David Herriott on a ‘death tax’ and Bernie Evans on short-term thinking in government generallyYou suggest (Editorial, 17 October) that “the gradual [...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareCriminal Justice
6 hours ago
Monthly budgets don’t work for those on low incomes, says Ruth Patrick; ministers should try living on benefits, writes Nick RobertsYour editorial on universal credit sets out what it describes as its “unimpeachably sensible” goal of simplifying benefits so they mimic a monthly pay cheque (19 [...]
PovertyEducation
8 hours ago
Communities secretary calls for ‘big increase in all types of home’ including social housing and shared equity homesThe government will partially reverse its austerity doctrine by borrowing to invest heavily in new homes and associated infrastructure to tackle the housing crisis, Sajid Javid has[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
9 hours ago
Study finds risk of postpartum depression among new mothers also affected by other factors such as length of pregnancy Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely to suffer postnatal depression than at other times of year, a study has shown.Other factors affecting the risk of postnatal [...]
HealthWomenChildren and ParentingWomens Issues
9 hours ago
hich stated : ‘The only people responsible for increased children in care are the ADCS – don’t blame austerity – adopt the Reclaim Social Work Model’. In this one tweet, the pressures on families and on children’s social services, leading to ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
10 hours ago
ejal (name changed) was just 15 when she realised her unhealthy addiction to sex. It might sound like a “phase” that some teenagers go through, but for Sejal the curiosity grew into an obsession that steered her life for many years till she finally ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
11 hours ago
MPs suggest six-week wait for first benefit payment could be reduced to a month despite May’s insistence system is workingThe government appears to be edging closer to a U-turn on the universal credit benefits system, with Conservative backbench critics of the policysaying they had been assured th[...]
11 hours ago
usan Cusack made her career on the frontlines of social services in the Halifax Regional Municipality, dedicating her life to bettering the community around her and standing up for the downtrodden. “She gave a voice to people who believed they didn’t ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
12 hours ago
ou suggest (Editorial, 17 October) that “the gradual extension of free care, starting with critical care and extending to those with substantial needs as money became available” would be a key part of the reform of social care funding. A solution on ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
13 hours ago
Letter insists 450 operators amend or remove ads featuring cartoon characters and other material appealing to childrenRegulators have launched a crackdown on child gambling by demanding online gambling sites remove “unacceptable” adverts featuring cartoon characters likely to appeal to children.[...]
ChildrenChildren and Parenting
13 hours ago
Yorkshire MESMAC says its policy on staff pursuing sexual relationships with service users was misconstrued but that it will be redraftedA leading Yorkshire LGBT charity working with child abuse victims and vulnerable young adults has been criticised for allowing staff to embark on sexual relationsh[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
13 hours ago
Officers welcome MoJ’s new measures for England and Wales, including trial of incapacitant spray, but say nothing can replace correct staffing levelsPrison officers are to receive body-worn cameras as part of a £3m investment to improve safety in jails, the Ministry of Justice has announced.
17 hours ago
Former NT chief minister says Keating deliberately declined to use his veto power in 1995 to kill off euthanasia legislationThe former Northern Territory chief minister Marshall Perron has accused Paul Keating of hypocrisy in the euthanasia debate after the former prime minister urged Victoria not t[...]
23 hours ago
Risks grow as police closures force sex workers to rent Airbnb and other short-term propertiesThe growth of “pop-up brothels” in Airbnb and other short-term properties is to be investigated by MPs. The all-party parliamentary group on prostitution will launch an inquiry on Monday after reports o[...]
23 hours ago
No information is revealed about the effects of expensive treatmentI fully support the children’s commissioner’s request to NHS England to provide information about how local clinical commissioning groups are spending their increased budgets on community-based provision for children with mental [...]

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2 days ago
Childhood emotional, behavioral, and social problems are serious developmental challenges affecting the lives of a substantial number of youths. Estimates suggest that 20 percent of children in the United States have difficulty with attention, disruptive behavior, and mood. Severe social, emotional,[...]
 

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2 days ago
Over the past few decades, the role of religion and spirituality in health and mental health clients’ lives has caught the attention of a variety of helping professionals, including social workers. Research indicates that not only does the inclusion of religion and spirituality have the potential [...]
 
3 days ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor A 4-year-old boy was brought into a North Carolina hospital emergency room in August after his mother’s boyfriend picked him up by his legs and threw him across the room. He told his grandmother, “Mommy didn’t protect me.” Family violence happens every day [...]
 
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Last week, President Trump took steps to further undermine the health security of millions of Americans by ending a critical cost sharing program for low income individuals and removing vital consumer protections on the sale of health insurance. While few observers of the health care debate are surp[...]
 
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Posted October 17, 2017  As a member of the consortium Partners for Understanding Pain, NASW observed Pain Awareness Month in September. Although the observance has ended, NASW encourages social workers to educate their colleagues and clients about resources to prevent and address pain—and to adv[...]
 
6 days ago
Social worker Rufus Sylvester Lynch says one out of three children in our nation would better thrive if public policy was more inclusive of fathers’ contributions to the well-being of children. Research and studies show that children who are involved with their fathers, even when they don’t live[...]