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8 hours ago
A mid-seventies account of how and why London acquired one of its most controversial tall buildings still reads resonantly today
As Hilary Osborne reported last month the Centre Point building, which for decades was London’s towering symbol of developer greed, is being converted from an office [...]
HousingCriminal Justice
11 hours ago
In this extract from her book Ghettoside, Jill Leovy describes how the son of an LAPD detective was tragically caught up in the violence on the city streets
• Jill Leovy: the reporter who put faces to LA’s murder statistics – Q&A


It was a warm Friday evening in Los Angeles. S[...]
Criminal Justice
12 hours ago
Being a guy used to be easy. Now it’s just confusing. Are you an ultra dad or a lumbersexual? And who’s the better role model – David Beckham or Louis CK? Max Olesker asks what’s happened to masculinity, and if it has a futureIn the far-flung misty past, being a man was a simple thing. You l[...]
Children and ParentingEducationHealth and CareWomens Issues
13 hours ago
As we harvest ever more human genomes one fact remains unshakeable: race does not existBarely a week goes by without some dispiriting tale of racism seeping into the public consciousness: the endless stream of Ukip supporters expressing some ill-conceived and unimaginative hate; football hooligans p[...]
14 hours ago
he Reagan administration escalated urban plight by cutting back social service programs and job training, while at the same time privatizing many public services, including prisons. Building prisons and keeping them full became big business. Then drop ...
General Social WorkCriminal Justice
14 hours ago
We agree that your billing system for shelter expenses is adequate and appropriate,” wrote Richard Morrow, the state director of social services. The city was unable to provide documentation detailing how King’s challenge was settled ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
14 hours ago
wo other names have also been flagged as potential starters. Social Services Minister Scott Morrison and Trade Minister Andrew Robb are less fashionable but would be more acceptable to the conservative wings of the Liberal Party. Among declared Coalition ...
General Social Work
14 hours ago
Why are we so captivated by people writing about their own imminent death? It’s because we don’t believe in our own…Sometimes it comes quietly, yawning, and other times it appears storming out of the sea to grab a man in the prime of his life and drag him away into the wet and green. You will [...]
Health and Care
14 hours ago
A mother with young children is being abused by her husband. Mariella Frostrup says she needs to summon all her courage, seek professional help and leave him…If you have a dilemma, send a brief email to mariella.frostrup@observer.co.ukThe dilemma I am married and have two young kids with my husban[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
14 hours ago
uhasrao Hiremath, the Akhil Bharatiya Saha Seva Pramukh of RSS made the remarks at a press conference called to announce an upcoming mega event, a congregation of around 800 social service organisations affiliated to the outfit, in the capital.
General Social Work
15 hours ago
long the way they create a project to improve the community. The topics they've explored involve education, business, government and social services, and their classes culminate in the creation of an event or program aimed at improving the community.
General Social WorkEducation
15 hours ago
uhasrao Hiremath, the Akhil Bharatiya Saha Seva Pramukh of RSS made the remarks at a press conference called to announce an upcoming mega event, a congregation of around 800 social service organisations affiliated to the outfit, in the capital.
General Social Work
15 hours ago
ince 1974, Briar Cliff’s social work program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. For 40 years, BCU’s social work graduates have been recognized for their skill and commitment to serving as agents of social change. Now ...
General Social WorkEducation
17 hours ago
Please don’t inflict Rachel Reeves’s superwoman work ethic on the rest of us feebler mortalsThe forthcoming general election is scheduled for a neat five weeks before the due date of pregnant Labour MP Rachel Reeves.Should Ms Reeves be offered a cabinet post in the wake of a Labour victory, howe[...]
WomenWomens Issues
20 hours ago
Figures show 65 young people died in detention over four yearsFigures have revealed that 65 children and young adults have died in detention during the last four years, an average of one a month.The figures, in a report by campaign group Inquest, prompted renewed calls for a fundamental rethink abou[...]
Children and ParentingCriminal Justice
20 hours ago
In the wake of Stoke Mandeville’s report on Jimmy Savile, an award-winning project that works with prisoners has cut reoffending rates by 83%Mike Smith is a sex offender who served a 10-year jail sentence for abuse he carried out within his family. On release, he was sent to a hostel in London, un[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
20 hours ago
The tech industry says it can tackle inequality, and governments are keen to let it try. The choice that citizens now face is not between the market and the state, but between politics and non-politicsThe outside world might regard Silicon Valley as a bastion of ruthless capitalism but tech entrepre[...]
20 hours ago
Criticising Britain’s punitive penal policy is seen as pro-crime and anti-victimNick Cohen raises a number of important issues regarding the inhumanity of super prisons (“Super-jails are the inhumane mark of ignorant politicians”, Comment). However, he misses two important points. First, despi[...]
Children and ParentingHousing and PovertyCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
20 hours ago
n weekends, she is a barrista at Starbucks. The aim is to eventually earn her way to the point, Martinez said, where she isn't dependent on social services, such as rent subsidies, free day care for her sons and food stamps. She dreams of a house with a ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
22 hours ago
Domestic violence experts warn malicious software is increasingly being used to compromise victims’ computers and phonesDomestic violence experts have warned that the use of specialist technology that enables abusers to stalk victims online and via mobile phones is growing at an alarming rate.A se[...]
Criminal Justice
23 hours ago
any Republicans in the new Legislature are opposed to Proposal 1 (or any kind of tax increase, for that matter), and see its defeat as an opportunity to force dramatic reductions in government spending on workers, public health and other social services.
General Social WorkHealth and Care
23 hours ago
ast year Martha’s Mission, working in partnership with the County Department of Social Services, fed more than 8,300 people. “The mission is a vital link in meeting the needs of the citizens of our community,” Ms. Bell said. For more information ...
General Social Work
23 hours ago
Ann and T.J. both played varsity basketball this winter for Methuen High. Tyrone, who earned his degree in sociology from BC then his master’s in social work from Boston University, does psychiatric crisis evaluation for Lahey Health Behavorial ...
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General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareMental Health
23 hours ago
amilies who wish to admit their loved ones refer to Social Services Director Donna Rohr. Along with admitting residents, she responds to resident concerns and describes her office as the “hot spot” of the facility. “I’ve made a lot of friends in ...
General Social Work

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1 day ago
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) today launched its celebration of National Social Work Month in March and the 60th anniversary of the association with activities that highlight this year’s theme, “Social Work Paves the Way for Change.” NASW is the largest professional social [...]
 

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5 days ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Reading about social welfare policy from a textbook is one way to learn, but hearing about it from the people who actually do the work is an added benefit, say social work students. NASW, the Council on Social Work Education, the Coalition on Human Needs, and Sunny Harris[...]