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3 hours ago
Report calls for new charter of rights for people with learning disabilities after Winterbourne View scandalMinisters are giving qualified support to a report on Wednesday calling for £30m of bank fines to be used to kickstart a drive to close hospital units such as the one at the centre of th[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
3 hours ago
Study of data from 67 countries shows that with breast cancer survival, by contrast, the UK is now up with the bestLung cancer survival rates is worse in every part of the UK than in most of Europe and other wealthy countries, while breast cancer survival is now up with the best, according to a stud[...]
HealthChildren and Parenting
6 hours ago
The Jackson County Department of Social Services will begin accepting applications for North Carolina's Low Income Energy Assistance Program on Monday, Dec. 1. LIEAP is a federally-funded program that provides a one-time vendor payment to help ...
The Sylva Herald via Google News 
General Social Work
7 hours ago
Stuart Turner does not have the use of his legs or arms but is working with scientists to fly from a drone’s perspectiveStuart Turner is hoping he’ll soon be able to see the more of the world from his bedroom. The quadriplegic computer expert is helping to develop technology that will open up ne[...]
Education
7 hours ago
The families were the recipients of Thanksgiving dinner baskets, a part of the 2014 Holiday Sponsorship Program organized by Saline Area Social Service. More than 100 baskets were made by donors including local businesses and individuals. Extra goody ...
Heritage via Google News 
General Social Work
7 hours ago
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The introduction of pre-paid Visa cards for persons eligible for Social Service benefits was described as “revolutionary” by Minister of Social Services, the Hon. Melanie Griffin, during a visit to Grand Bahama on Monday. She said ...
thebahamasweekly.com via Google News 
General Social Work
7 hours ago
Jennifer Lindsay, AHS '11 and daughter of Jon and Janette, Archbold, is a member of the social work club at Ashland University. The purpose of the club is to provide students with programs and experiences as an added dimension to the classroom.
Front Page via Google News 
General Social WorkEducation
8 hours ago
Lutheran Social Services will host a Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6, at their Distribution Center, 31860 Claypool Hollow Rd., McArthur. Hundreds of Christmas gifts as well as decorations, wreaths, and gift baskets for all ...
Vinton County Courier (registration) via Google News 
General Social Work
8 hours ago
Coroner rules that deaths of three other children at hospital were not connected to difficulties with medical procedureA 12-year-old cancer patient may have died because of problems in a stem cell freezing process used by Great Ormond Street hospital.Technical failures at the children’s NHS trust [...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
8 hours ago
Home secretary says she is concerned that so many young people think it is ‘OK for the boyfriend to hit the girlfriend’Too many young men still think it is OK to hit their girlfriends, while many young women do not realise such relationships are unhealthy, Theresa May, the home secretary, has sa[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontologyWomens Issues
9 hours ago
The Charles County Department of Social Services honored adoptive families and their children in recognition of Adoption Promotion Awareness Day on Friday at the Charles County Courthouse in La Plata. Department members and community partners ...
So Md News via Google News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
10 hours ago
Strapped holiday shoppers can get budgeting help this season from Lutheran Social Services. The organization's Center for Financial Resources is offering private sessions for individual consumers and group classes about shopping-list planning and ...
Sioux Falls Argus Leader via Google News 
General Social Work
11 hours ago
ssistant Minister for Social Services Senator Mitch Fifield told the Senate on Tuesday that any inquiry would be the responsibility of State Governments. “All colleagues would be concerned to hear of allegations of abuse or mistreatment of people with ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
11 hours ago
ormer Ceop social worker Emma Howard, who left in May, said social work at the centre " became very very difficult because it didn't fit into a traditional law enforcement approach". She told BBC2's Newsnight: "It was seen as peripheral, it wasn't valued.
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
11 hours ago
Guardian headline writers can answer for themselves, but Professor Baigent and Dr Osman (Letters, 24 November) are absolutely wrong to imply our inspection report into HMP Elmley that you reported on 12 November “over-hyped” the level of violence.It is not possible to exactly assess levels of vi[...]
Criminal Justice
11 hours ago
he nonprofit is jointly owned by Lutheran Social Services of Michigan and Wellspring Lutheran Services. About 500 children are in the program, which facilitated 492 adoptions statewide through 10 offices last year. The children who participated were ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
12 hours ago
hey shouted. Different groups gathered in this march. The students came from the organizations Ayotzinapa Sin Fronteras and the Master of Social Work Student Organization. Centro Sin Fronteras and M.E.Ch.A del Chuco were local groups that joined the protest.
General Social WorkEducation
12 hours ago
A pioneering scheme in Derbyshire has had some success in tackling the lifestyle factors that cause early deaths among mentally ill peopleEach year, 12,000 people with serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, die prematurely from heart disease – on average 20 years earl[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
12 hours ago
'll be friends with them for the rest of my life." Nicholas will be graduating on time in the spring with a degree in social work. "But I'll be coming back next year to get my master's," he said, "and I'll possibly go overseas to play professionally."
General Social Work
13 hours ago
r Chua, 66, was honoured for his leading role in the Chinese community and contributing to its diverse groups, from business and social services to medical and clan organisations. Six others received the Meritorious Service Medal: Competition Commission ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
13 hours ago
Former UN secretary general says failure to confront mental health problems undermines human rights of millionsThe former UN secretary general, Kofi Annan has called for the tackling of depression to be made a global priority, with mental health incorporated into a new UN Millennium Development Goa[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental Health
13 hours ago
New alliance puts people with learning disabilities at the centre of campaigns on issues such as austerity cuts and mistreatment in institutions
More than 90 organisations including self-advocacy and family-led groups and some 1,200 individuals have launched the Learning Disability Alliance En[...]
DisabilitiesCriminal Justice
14 hours ago
Can’t afford the heating? Pneumonia. Can’t afford petrol? Hospital appointments are cancelled. Is this a crisis yet?Lorna Jamison is selling things from her home in Haverhill, Suffolk to buy her two sons winter coats. Family photo frames, ornaments and toys; whatever she can get her hands on and[...]
PovertyChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
14 hours ago
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Orange County Social Services Agency; 211 via Live.com News 
General Social Work

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1 day ago
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[...]
 
4 days ago
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 [...]