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5 hours ago
Despite some positive developments across the United Nations system, the task of protecting civilians has become more onerous as conflicts have become increasingly vicious, with the brutalization of women a deplorable persisting trend, a senior UN relief official said today, as she urged the Securit[...]
GerontologyWomens Issues
8 hours ago
Nothing makes me happier than taking this moment of physical movement and social stillness to dive into a stranger’s lifeA Catholic priest once slept on my shoulder for two hours as we rattled through northern France. A lavender-scented woman once talked to me the whole way from Edinburgh to Londo[...]
Criminal Justice
8 hours ago
Banned twice in Iran, this uncompromising account of the life of an Iranian woman is now one of the country’s all-time bestselling booksThis epic account, translated by Sara Khalili), of the life of Massoumeh, an Iranian woman, spans 50 years of repression, deprivation, abuse and misery, and opens[...]
Women
8 hours ago
Sarah Vine, Daily Mail columnist and wife of Michael Gove, says drunken women are not without reproach if they are sexually assaultedLabour’s deputy leader, Harriet Harman, has criticised those who blame rape victims for the crimes against them, after Sarah Vine, the Daily Mail columnist and wife [...]
Criminal JusticeWomens Issues
8 hours ago
Saturday sees tenants, trade unionists and campaigners march on London’s City Hall to protest the lack of affordable homes in the capital. Share your images and stories from the march - and tell us your own housing stories
Housing is high on the political agenda, nowhere more than in London, wh[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
9 hours ago
White House calls on Congress to fund data-driven initiative focused on individual makeup rather than a ‘one-size-fits-all’ method of careBarack Obama on Friday unveiled details of a major research initiative that would invest $215m in the development of medical treatments tailored to a person[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
9 hours ago
I’ve spent a decade slipping in and out of depression, but thanks to the right medicine and loving people, I’m back to being me againIt’s often said that depression isn’t about feeling sad. It’s part of it, of course, but to compare the life-sapping melancholy of depression to normal sadne[...]
HealthHealth and Care
9 hours ago
The UK’s female prison population has doubled in 20 years. Justice minister Simon Hughes says half of them should not be there. But what is the alternative?“When I was taken down, they said, ‘Look, when you get to prison, you have to put your head down and walk forward.’ So that’s what I d[...]
WomenCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
9 hours ago
Care Quality Commission scathing over Essex hospital’s ‘understaffed and uncaring’ A&E department, but trust says report is not balancedThe A&E department at Colchester hospital, where a major incident was declared last year after patients were found inappropriately restrained and seda[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontology
9 hours ago
New report from Wrap and Green Alliance outlines employment opportunities from circular economy, particularly in the north-east and West MidlandsWe hear a lot about how we are running out of resources, but for many people it is hard to visualise. Sometimes I’m asked: “Could it really happen?” [...]
9 hours ago
Nine mental health charities thank readers for their support, and will use donations to challenge society’s stigma towards illnessGuardian and Observer readers have raised almost £400,000 for mental health charities following the 2014 Christmas appeal, almost double the amount raised in the[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental Health
10 hours ago
Anne Kirkbride’s funeral is a reminder of a lost era, when Coronation Street and EastEnders showed our changing times back to us. Maybe it’s become hard to depict Britain on screen because so much of British life is now conducted in front of oneThe funeral of Anne Kirkbride, the actor who played[...]
Mental HealthCriminal Justice
11 hours ago
Our generation can haul ourselves out of our wages crisis and become self-sufficient if we turn our anger into political actionFor those in need of further proof that the younger generation is being royally shafted from all sides, you need look no further than today’s Institute of Fiscal Studies r[...]
Children and Parenting
11 hours ago
Strathclyde police research found that on days when Rangers played Celtic domestic abuse incidents rose by up to 138.8%Police will deliver personal warnings to known domestic abusers as part of a pioneering strategy responding to dramatic spikes in such violence around Celtic and Rangers games, as G[...]
Criminal Justice
12 hours ago
Studying how other countries around the world deliver healthcare could result in better treatment for patientsWe in the UK are justifiably proud of our NHS, with about 70% of us regarding our health service as among the best in the world.But sometimes our obsession with how to improve it can appear [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
13 hours ago
Rising levels of university applications have been accompanied by falling numbers of students actually taking up places each year The latest data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) confirm expectations that the number of students applying for university places this coming a[...]
EducationChildren and Parenting
13 hours ago
Expert advice from our online discussion on tackling workloads Catch up with the full discussion Terence Herbert, associate director for operational children’s services at Wiltshire council Related: How can high social work caseloads be tackled? It is not just about good self careIt is often [...]
CareersPolicyChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
13 hours ago
British Medical Association has concerns that doctors will not reach the necessary level of expertise as a result of proposed changesLeading doctors have warned that proposals to shorten medical training in the UK could compromise patient safety.They claim there is a lack of evidence for changes tha[...]
EducationHealth and Care
15 hours ago
Excessive bureaucracy and health and safety is stopping us from giving food, shelter and help to those most in needWhen David Cameron launched his concept of the “big society” and urged people to become more engaged with local needs, there were many who were outraged. Because they had been doing[...]
CharitiesHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
15 hours ago
he social service agency Wings for Children and Families ... Sandy Butler is professor of social work and is the graduate program coordinator in the School of Social Work at the University of Maine. Luisa S. Deprez is professor and department chair ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducation
15 hours ago
cademicians, professionals and students from the field of psychology, medicine, social work and allied field of medicine from various cities like Pune, AIIMS New Delhi, IIT Patna and psychiatrists from across the state have registered for this workshop.
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareMental Health
15 hours ago
arhan Kazmi, an official of the social work organistation Edhi Trust, said the casualties could rise since there were around 400 people in the Imambargah when the explosion took place. "It was a makeshift Imambargah and the roof caved in immediately due ...
General Social Work
16 hours ago
Managing a specialist homecare provider means I can properly support clients and make sure care staff are valuedMy day usually starts about 6am, a quick shower, breakfast and then the drive to the office with my partner Simon and my dog Lilly. The drive in is a great opportunity to talk strategy and[...]
Careers
16 hours ago
ov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled more than $31.5 million in spending cuts Friday in his second round of emergency budget reductions, with social services, public colleges and universities and state court system again taking the heaviest hits. A shortfall of ...
General Social WorkEducationCriminal Justice
17 hours ago
ichard Steele, an assistant deputy minister with Community and Social Services, sent the memo last Friday to ... When asked by the Star about the memo, a spokesperson for Community and Social Service Minister Helena Jaczek said many of the problems ...
General Social Work

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2 days ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff The number of people age 65 and older is growing. And that growth adds the potential for increased cases of family conflicts in addressing an older person’s care and well-being. A newly developed practice modality, eldercaring coordination, can help families and older a[...]
 

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1 week ago
FROM PRESS RELEASE: WASHINGTON – The John A. Hartford Foundation has awarded the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Foundation a $1 million, three-year grant that will be used to launch a program through NASW chapters in New York City, Maryland, Illinois and Florida to improve the deliv[...]