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General Social Work
51 minutes ago
To accomplish these objectives the proposed law merges all public health and social service institutions in a given region into an integrated centre of health and social services (CISSS). The Montreal region, due to its size, will be divided into five new distinct ...
Huffington Post Canada via Google News 
General Social WorkHealth and Care
1 hour ago
In partnership with Guam's Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), the telemedicine program will provide real-time, video conferencing program with primary care user sites in Guam. Consultations and medical advice will include ...
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General Social WorkHealth and Care
1 hour ago
4 will be allowed to remain there, and city social services is pressuring the landlord to make repairs. Natalie Moore, 87, has lived at 624 N. Coronado St for 40 years. On Nov. 4, the Los Angeles Housing Department declared the building unsafe for habitation, ...
Downers Grove, IL Patch via Google News 
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyGerontology
3 hours ago
On Monday, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the plea of Ock Chul Ha, President of the Korean Social Service Center, a not-for-profit organization, for operating a pervasive scam on primarily elderly Korean-Americans for more than three years. Ha allegedly falsely promised clients – [...]
Linex Legal (press release) (registration) via Google News 
General Social WorkGerontology
8 hours ago
Scheme to improve diagnosis rates that has been fiercely criticised by GPs and patient groups will not be renewed in MarchA controversial scheme to pay GPs’ practices £55 each time they diagnose a patient with dementia is to be discontinued, the head of the NHS in England has announced.GPs[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
9 hours ago
PM says accident and emergency units are 0.3% behind their target of 95% of patients waiting no more than four hoursDavid Cameron has admitted the NHS is under pressure and suffering problems caused by a surge in patients visiting accident and emergency units.The prime minister acknowledged that the[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
10 hours ago
Council education spokesman Bryan Poole said there is a clear correlation between social work staff being cut from 182 in 2009 to 155 in 2011 and a corresponding increase in children now being placed in foster care and residential placements. Costs to that ...
The Courier (USA) via Google News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
10 hours ago
The New Trier Township Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a 4 percent increase in funding to support three dozen local social service agencies which rely upon the township's financial support. Pictured here, right, is Diane Tye, the township's director of ...
Chicago Tribune via Google News 
General Social Work
11 hours ago
Report calls for new charter of rights for people with learning disabilities after Winterbourne View scandalSign up to Society briefing email Continue reading...
Disabilities
11 hours ago
EVESHAM parents, who came close to losing their children after the father left their toddler alone in his car for five minutes, have spoken out about their ordeal. Julie and Tim Haines were faced with an unexpected battle against social services to keep their ...
Evesham Journal via Google News 
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
11 hours ago
Move to protect network of safe havens for women as councils divert funds to other housing is welcomed by charitiesA £10m injection of money to protect the national network of women’s refuges has been welcomed by charities working with domestic abuse victims.The government announced the extr[...]
WomenCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyWomens Issues
11 hours ago
The Social Ministry Organizations that will be active in the consortium include Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSSMN), Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota (LSSND), Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota (LSSSD) and Lutheran Family and ...
PR.com via Google News 
General Social Work
13 hours ago
Suspects aged between 16 and 47 are being questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to commit sexual acts with a childSeven people have been arrested as part of an investigation into child sexual exploitation.Six men and a 16-year-old boy are being questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to commit sexual [...]
ChildrenChildren and Parenting
13 hours ago
Scheme in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea in London runs weekly debates and creative writing classes over the phone

• German centres bring lonely older people and children togetherBarry Devney spent his career as a news reporter for the Express newspaper, a busy job that kept [...]
Children and ParentingHealth and Care
14 hours ago
Te Unga Waka Social Services was set up with all the best intentions of helping people in great need. Partly government funded, it was supposed to offer a service for people who had been in prison or suffered acts of family violence or drugs and alcohol.
3news.co.nz via Google News 
General Social WorkCriminal Justice
15 hours ago
Westbrook partners investor attacked for £4m home as firm plans offshore ownership for flats to avoid corporation taxThe Mayfair investor overseeing plans that could lead to the eviction of dozens of low-income families on an east London estate has bought a £3.9m country mansion, prompting an[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
15 hours ago
With prisoner numbers falling and jails closing, Swedish criminal justice works, says director-general Nils Öberg“Our role is not to punish. The punishment is the prison sentence: they have been deprived of their freedom. The punishment is that they are with us,” says Nils Öberg, director[...]
Criminal Justice
16 hours ago
As a new report paves the way for the closure of Winterbourne-View-style units, where 2,600 people with learning disabilities are being treated, their families are fighting to bring them homeEvery morning, 17-year-old Tianze Ni crosses off another day on his calendar at the Middlesborough hospital u[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities

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With the issuance of the St. Louis County grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, the National Association of Social Workers urges reforms that would help end the excessive use of police force. The association also hope[...]
 

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In recent years, there has been a growing national movement to challenge the practice and premise for using solitary confinement as a method of behavioral control in the nation’s prisons, jails and juvenile facilities.The strong opposition to solitary confinement is primarily based on questions ab[...]
 
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The National Association of Social Workers applauds President Obama’s decision to issue an executive action that will likely lead to as many as five million previously undocumented immigrants to be able to remain in the United States. This action was very meaningful to immigrant families with chi[...]
 
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By Paul R. Pace, News staff Participation at public hearings to develop a national strategy to eliminate child maltreatment deaths has exceeded expectations, said NASW member Michael Petit, president of Every Child Matters Education Fund. Petit and social worker Marilyn Bruguier Zimmerman, director [...]