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6 hours ago
A series of reports with 'stark evidence' of abuse were presented to both councillors and police in Rotherham and ignoredAs calls intensified on Wednesday for Shaun Wright to step down as police commissioner, his record as Rotherham council's cabinet member for children and young people's services [...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
7 hours ago
Shaun Wright, ex-councillor for children and young people's services, refuses to quit after allegedly failing to act on abuse reports Continue reading...
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
8 hours ago
Windhoek — The Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Richard Kamwi has appealed to Namibians seeking prayers and spiritual healing from Nigerian preacher TB Joshua to hold over their plans until the deadly Ebola virus is brought under control in ...
AllAfrica.com via Google News 
General Social WorkHealth and Care
9 hours ago
Blatant failures by police and social services contributed to the sexual abuse of well over a thousand children in Rotherham over a 16-year period, a damning report has revealed. The inquiry, led by former chief inspector of social work Professor Alexis Jay, ...
The Week UK via Google News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
10 hours ago
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) requires its registrants to re-register on a set date every two years. This autumn sees social workers renewing under the new system for the first time. Social workers who have transferred across from the ...
CommunityCare.co.uk via Google News 
General Social WorkHealth and Care
10 hours ago
Tracy went into social work because of her own personal family experiences of social services. “As a child I observed the difference it makes to people to have someone who can support families through difficult times,” she says. “I felt that I wanted to do ...
CommunityCare.co.uk via Google News 
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
11 hours ago
Report says failings in political and police leadership contributed to gang rape and trafficking in South YorkshireBlatant failures of political and police leadership contributed to the sexual exploitation of 1,400 children in Rotherham over a 16-year period, according to an uncompromising report pu[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
11 hours ago
Specialist access is piecemeal for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, says the Royal Australasian College of PhysiciansAccess to government-subsidised medical specialists for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is piecemeal and rife with barriers, according to the leading organisation [...]
HealthEducationHealth and Care
11 hours ago
But keeping secrets about how children died while under the care of the S.C. Department of Social Services — and whether changes need to be made to prevent another child's death — is not the way to protect them. And sadly, 41 percent of all children ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter via Google News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
12 hours ago
When Uttarakhand was ravaged by the Himalayan flash floods in 2012, Quamrul Huda, a second-year student at the Delhi School of Social Work (DSSW), University of Delhi, decided to do his bit to help the affected people in the region. He visited the area ...
Hindustan Times via Google News 
General Social WorkEducation
12 hours ago
In a further step toward divesting government of all responsibility for social services, the Abbott government this month unveiled a scheme to outsource the processing of claims and payments under the public health insurance and pharmaceutical benefits ...
World Socialist Web Site via Google News 
General Social WorkHealth and Care
12 hours ago
A new alliance of people working in the creative arts aims to reverse the government's austerity programmeMusic and art have always been a vehicle for political protest: from Bob Dylan and Bob Marley to Billy Bragg. Now a new group of British artists and musicians are hoping to use art, song, theatr[...]
EducationCharities and Volunteerism
12 hours ago
The Queen Anne's County Department of Social Services' Child Support office provides services to both noncustodial and custodial parents. The office can help with the establishment of paternity via an affidavit of parentage or by providing genetic testing ...
MyEasternShoreMD via Google News 
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
12 hours ago
law suffered two strokes, and mother in law became confined to a wheelchair, we hoped that 2 daily visits from Social Services would enable them to remain independent. It failed miserably. Granddad and Grandma’s age ...
Back in the 1990s, when my father via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
12 hours ago
he key phrase in the report comes a little later: “nobody could say 'we didn't know'.” It is understatement to say that the police and social services “failed” the children of Rotherham. “Betrayed” might be a better word – which is why some ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
13 hours ago
LEVELAND, Ohio – Eight more Cleveland schools have named social service agencies to start organizing tutoring, attendance drives, parent engagement and other services for students and families. The eight are the second wave of "wraparound" schools ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducation
13 hours ago
urrent social work graduate student, Morgan Lisby, echoes this sentiment noting that she pursued the MSW degree because her career options with her bachelor’s in Psychology felt too broad. “After exploring the multitude of options that UCF offers for ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareMental Health
13 hours ago
ordan regularly checks up on Robinson by telephone, visits his home so he better understands his environment, helps him manage his diet and medications, answers health questions, and connects him with social services for medical care, food, housing ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
14 hours ago
ime and again, when a scandal such as Rotherham is revealed, we cry out, ‘How could our social services have let this happen?’ We should ask ourselves a more fundamental question: does social work actually work? The report from Rotherham suggests that ...
General Social Work
14 hours ago
World Health Organisation closes lab involved but says testing will continue at second facilityThe World Health Organisation (WHO) has shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola.At least 1,427 people have died and 2,615 have been infected since the disease [...]
Health and Care
17 hours ago
Harriett Gainer to share lessons learned in the field of social work with classmates, under the direction of ASU professor Dr. Tonyesima Furro. Barron and Gainer responded to the question: “Do you think a school social worker is beneficial for the school ...
The Albany Herald via Google News 
General Social WorkEducation
17 hours ago
The Australian Council of Social Service has led a large delegation of community sector representatives to Canberra to call on Parliamentarians to reject harmful social security changes in this year's Budget. The delegation has released a Statement signed by ...
Pro Bono Australia via Google News 
General Social Work
18 hours ago
zoka once called upon Sister Agnes Mary Mansour, who was head of Michigan Department of Social Services, to resign because the agency funded abortions through Medicaid. He defended his positions, telling Reese: “We have to do it no matter what the ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment Policy
18 hours ago
Labour links rise in self-harm and suicide attempts to 'intolerable' pressure from staff and budget cutbacksGrowing numbers of people being treated in mental health units are harming themselves and trying to take their own lives, new NHS figures suggest.The number of such incidents at 29 of England'[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy

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NASW’s Social Work Policy Institute represented the association in co-hosting a workshop on enhancing diversity in science during the 4th International Conference on Sociology and Social Work in May. SWPI Director Joan Levy Zlotnik presented “Enhancing Diversity in Science: An Effort in Working [...]
 

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A research study finds that a 20-minute conversation with a social worker has the potential to significantly reduce the functional decline of those diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury, according to a news article posted on the University of Washington website. The research was published in [...]
 
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Recent, highly publicized cases of police using deadly force against people of color, including the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. on Aug. 9,  underscore the need for the social work profession to call for reforms in the nation’s law enforcement systems. This issue is important for th[...]