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PIERRE – The state Department of Social Services decided it could increase Medicaid reimbursement rates to nursing homes by 4 percent this summer, on top of the 3 percent raise that the Legislature approved last winter. Several legislators made clear ...
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General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment Policy
8 hours ago
A Henderson minister has taken over Bill Scarlett's seat on the Vance County Department of Social Services Board of Directors. Vance County social services Director Tony Pedroza said she is excited to welcome Keith Benze to the board. “It is great to have ...
Daily Dispatch via Google News 
General Social Work
9 hours ago
From pens and paper, erasers and glue, to backpacks and even uniform clothing, Catholic Social Services is working with other local organizations to ensure that students have what they need to head back to school this month. “We want to do what we can to ...
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General Social WorkEducation
10 hours ago
If there are to be vaccines and drugs against Ebola, trials in outbreaks will have to be doneIn 2002, scientists writing in a leading American medical journal discussed the possibility that the Ebola virus could be used in a biochemical weapon. It would be technically difficult and unlikely to cause[...]
HealthHealth and Care
10 hours ago
If a patient at Heywood Hospital requires an interpreter, need helps with cultural differences or is reluctant to seek help for mental health issues, the director of social service and multicultural services finds someone to assist. Her staff of social workers and ...
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General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
10 hours ago
FITCHBURG -- "Community effort is a passion of mine. It gets me out from in back of a desk." As operations director, Leona Shaw spends plenty of time behind her desk, assisting the executive director and keeping the Montachusett Opportunity Council ...
Sentinel and Enterprise via Google News 
General Social Work
10 hours ago
Independent investigator says Southbank International failed to take references and did not act when concerns were raisedSerial paedophile William Vahey drugged and abused dozens of boys left in his care after a series of serious failings by the elite London school that employed him, an independent [...]
ChildrenEducationHealth and CareCriminal Justice
10 hours ago
LAS CRUCES >> Donna L. Wagner has been named interim dean of the New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services. Wagner fills the void left by Tilahun Adera, who accepted a university leadership position at Evangel University in ...
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General Social WorkEducationHealth and Care
11 hours ago
Where a plaintiff was denied disability benefits after a back injury, the administrative law judge did not (1) misconstrue the medical evidence or the law, (2) erroneously exclude evidence of her visits to a chiropractor or (3) fail to give appropriate consideration ...
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General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
11 hours ago
Schools closed and villages quarantined as epidemic claims more than 700 lives across three west African nationsLiberia and Sierra Leone have declared states of emergency, ordering the closure of schools and markets and the quarantining of affected communities, in an attempt to halt the Ebola epidem[...]
HealthEducation
11 hours ago
The Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign supports Andy Burnhams call for a moratorium on tendering of NHS services.At last there is a public acknowledgement of the extent to which the NHS is being privatised. All over the country, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are subjecting NHS services to compet[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
11 hours ago
On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014, I published an article titled, Wal-Mart Being Sued for Disability Discrimination by the EEOC in Chicago, here on Social Work Helper. My article summarized the press release the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ...
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General Social WorkDisabilities
13 hours ago
Police warn public not to approach 40-year-old as they reveal news of escape from open prison 12 days after eventA violent armed robber has absconded from open prison in another blow for the government on a day of damning revelations for the Prison Service.Wayne Whitley, 40, who was serving a life s[...]
Criminal Justice
14 hours ago
LINCOLNWOOD, IL (JULY 29, 2014)– St. Matthew Center for Health, part of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois has been added to the Legacy Healthcare portfolio. The deal was agreed upon for approximately $10.5 million. On July 28, 2014, the property will ...
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General Social WorkHealth and Care
14 hours ago
based organization is dedicated to preventing and ending family homelessness in Washtenaw County through partnerships with individuals, businesses and organizations, social service agencies and professionals. Mark Van Ameyde ...
The nonprofit community via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
14 hours ago
MB transitioned from male to female but decided as a Christian to stay married to wife of 38 yearsA transgender person's claim to be entitled to receive the female state pension at the age of 60 has been rejected by the appeal court.MB, who cannot be identified, transitioned from male to female but [...]
Children and ParentingCriminal Justice
15 hours ago
LUMBERTON — Former Robeson County Attorney Hal Kinlaw has been granted a six-month contract with the county's Department of Social Services to work on conflict cases, a decision that the chairman of the department's board called “kind of ...
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General Social Work
16 hours ago
or example, he said, 37 percent of the budget was for social services, such as the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, basic education, public health and social housing, while about 27 percent was for economic services, the biggest chunk of which ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and Care
16 hours ago
Officer was attacked by inmate at HMP Nottingham on Wednesday and was treated at Queen's medical centre in cityA prison officer had part of his ear bitten off by an inmate during an attack at Nottingham prison.Nottinghamshire police said it was called to HMP Nottingham just before 9.30am on Wednesda[...]
Health and CareCriminal Justice
17 hours ago
ther experts offered the mall could be reworked to attract the demographics and population that live around the mall now or in one case, turn it into a social services super center. Originally built by former San Francisco 49ers owner DeBartolo in 1973 ...
General Social Work
17 hours ago
GATESVILLE – Three years ago, Geoffrey Marett said he didn't think for a single moment that his career in Social Services would land him in Gates County. Now he can't believe he's leaving. July 25 marked Marett's last day as Director of the Gates County ...
Roanoke Chowan News Herald via Google News 
General Social WorkHealth and Care
17 hours ago
Ministry of Justice figures show serious assaults in year to March up by 30% and number of suicides at highest level since 2005A rising tide of violence inside prisons across England and Wales has been revealed by official figures showing serious assaults soaring by 30%, three murders in the past 12[...]
Criminal Justice
18 hours ago
awejje lived with his biological mother for a year, but she worked three jobs and was rarely home. Calls to the police and social services were routine, until finally, she kicked him out. “There’s a little bit of anger,” he says. So Mawejje moved in ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
18 hours ago
ne social service that does seem to be in short supply is legal help. Many in the Arlington courtroom said they had called a list of potential legal providers, but had gotten only refusals or busy signals. Rebecca Walters, an attorney at Ayuda ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
18 hours ago
New measures for training have been unveiled, following two recent reviews into improving social work education. One was by Martin Narey, commissioned by government, and the other was an independent review by David Croisedale-Appleby. Both are ...
The Conversation via Google News 
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2 days ago
Ending discrimination at the state-level: On July 29th, the Commonwealth of Virginia became the newest state to join the ‘changing landscape’ of marriage equality in the United States.   The 31 states that continue to have restrictions on marriage to include “one man and one woman”  are t[...]
 

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The National Association of Social Workers is concerned by the massive influx of unaccompanied child immigrants from Central America, and is developing a brief that will include recommendations to help alleviate the crisis. Many of these recommendations were developed by The First Focus Campaign for[...]