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19 hours ago
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egistration for the 2018 NASW National Conference is underway and we are excited to announce our Pre-Conference Workshop schedule! The 2018 conference is slated for June 20-23, in Washington, D.C. It is the ultimate gathering of more than 2,000 social workers and like-minded individuals. Our confer[...]

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7 hours ago
No one’s watching over what councils do or spend, because scrutiny bodies were abolished on Pickles’s watchBehold the hand of Eric Pickles. The former Tory communities secretary may have left parliament last year but his legacy lives on, in Northamptonshire, where the bankrupt council is struggl[...]
Gerontology
7 hours ago
Growing distaste over privatised, outsourced public services gives charities a chance to step in and prove their valueOver the past 25 years charities have had to become more business-like. They now earn more than half their income and raise less than half through donations. Twenty five years ago it[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
11 hours ago
Breaches of capped annual and lifetime costs have seen some elderly patients overcharged by tens of thousands of dollarsLabor has demanded the government reveal the full extent of “unacceptable” failings with a system that has wrongly charged residents of aged care homes tens of thousands of dol[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareGerontology
13 hours ago
he Capital Area Food Network, meanwhile, had little legal or political clout, but was engaged with a wide range of actors and resources throughout the community—nonprofits, social service groups, urban farmers, food banks, health care groups.
General Social WorkHealth and Care
13 hours ago
ounty social services has jurisdiction on educational neglect. The Minnesota Department of Education does not have jurisdiction to investigate concerns of educational neglect of any student. As with other types of abuse or neglect, mandatory reporters ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducation
14 hours ago
n one community where the foundation works, social services and families were at loggerheads. Parents saw social workers as the people who took children away while social workers viewed parents as uncooperative, hostile people who slammed doors in their ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
14 hours ago
ocial work, and nurturing kids into adulthood. On the latter, I hope to see rise and support of an even more celebrated “caring economy” in a world of increasing automation. This vision of a “caring economy” conjures images of a world where ...
General Social Work
14 hours ago
New rules in England and Wales advise punishing emotional or psychological abusePerpetrators of domestic abuse are more likely to be sent to prison – even if they inflict emotional or psychological rather than physical harm alone – under new guidelines being published by the Sentencing Council. [...]
Mental HealthCriminal Justice
15 hours ago
A groundbreaking new study shows antidepressants are effective – we should get on with taking and prescribing themIt’s official: antidepressants work.They are not a multibillion-dollar conspiracy dreamed up by Big Pharma Bond villains. They are not a snake oil distilled in secret laboratories, d[...]
Health
16 hours ago
Researchers hail ‘surprising’ findings about sugar after analysing more than 3,000 casesPeople who regularly consume at least one sugary soft drink a day, no matter the size of their waist, could be at increased risk of cancer, according to a new study.Researchers from Cancer Council Victoria an[...]
HealthHealthEducation
19 hours ago
Dr Valerie Murphy was responsible for Connor Sparrowhawk’s care when the 18-year-old drowned in a bath at NHS care unit in 2013A senior psychiatrist has been suspended for 12 months following the death of a vulnerable teenager who suffered an epileptic fit and drowned in a bath at an NHS care unit[...]
Health and CareGerontologyMental HealthGovernment Policy
20 hours ago
e has no known political experience and little name recognition in Venezuela. Still, he insists he will capitalize on the social work of his church, which he said has served millions of bowls of soup to the poor during Venezuela’s crippling economic ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
21 hours ago
Shortage of almost 100,000 staff is affecting performance, says NHS ImprovementOne in 11 posts in NHS England are currently unfilled, equivalent to almost 100,000 vacancies, official figures show. The number of vacancies was published for the first time in NHS Improvement’s quarterly performance r[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
21 hours ago
I have seen the vital work the charity does around the world and I admire its willingness to examine its practices and changeIf there is one clear thing we have learned from the revelations about the behaviour of certain Oxfam staff in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and in Chad in 200[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
22 hours ago
requent changes in social workers are associated with a lack of trust among children in care, according to a major study into their wellbeing. The Our Lives Our Care report, by Coram Voice and the University of Bristol, said there was a “statistically ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
22 hours ago
t`s named after one of B.C.s first black politicians, a man whose decades of social work helped the city's troubled youth and broke down barriers in the community. On Feb. 25, Braithwaite will be honoured during a dinner at the Bonsor Recreation ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
22 hours ago
he mindset shift also prompted her to quit her job in insurance and return to college, where she is studying social work and recently got a job working with autistic children. The condition cannot be cured but the symptoms can be managed. While the ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationDisabilities
22 hours ago
on Cordova, a top Health and Human Services Department official, is placed on administrative leave after a news story exposed his social media posts that attacked multiple people. In his posts, Cordova blasted Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Sen. Ted Cruz ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
23 hours ago
Prime minister defies calls to scrap UK commitment to spend 0.7% of national income on aidThe UK’s aid budget will not be cut as a result of the sexual exploitation scandal affecting the sector, the prime minister has confirmed in a push back against the right wing of her party.There have been cal[...]
Charities
23 hours ago
he cuts will cost the city more than $45 million over the next two years, officials said. In a recent letter to Cuomo, a group of social service organizations that provide Close to Home services expressed concern over the funding cuts and implored Cuomo ...
General Social Work
23 hours ago
S: We need more tax literacy so everyone can understand how government is run. This way they will trust the government with the type of social services we are providing and that they are well funded. WCT: What additional measures would you advocate for to ...
General Social Work
23 hours ago
Health secretary admits official failings over a number of medical treatment issuesJeremy Hunt, the health and social care secretary, has launched a nine-month review into how the NHS addresses concerns about medical treatments, including vaginal mesh devices.Speaking in the Commons, he admitted the[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy

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Registration for the 2018 NASW National Conference is underway and we are excited to announce our Pre-Conference Workshop schedule! The 2018 conference is slated for June 20-23, in Washington, D.C. It is the ultimate gathering of more than 2,000 social workers and like-minded individuals. Our confer[...]
 

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