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19 hours ago
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allers who wanted to talk to a Department of Social Services worker by phone last month had to wait an average of 39 minutes and 29 seconds to do so. That's down from one hour and 13 minutes in February. Social service officials say it's a sign that things...
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7 hours ago
Kate Granger was diagnosed with terminal cancer aged 29 and chose to have palliative chemotherapy to prolong her lifeA few months ago, my consultant oncologist sat with me in his room and wrote on the top of a consent form "Palliative chemotherapy with the intent of relieving symptoms". Th[...]
HealthChildren and Parenting
9 hours ago
The growing 'grey vote' contains a preponderance of women. That, surely, is a hopeful sign. A grandmatriarchy would replace alpha male dominationThere's been a bit of a ruckus at the unit. I learned about it at the community centre lunch the other day, following an unexpected comment from Cecil.&quo[...]
Womens Issues
9 hours ago
Pioneering community care lawyer Nicola Mackintosh has been made an honorary QC after years of tirelessly defending the rights of vulnerable peopleThe rank of honorary Queen's counsel is a rare accolade which the lord chancellor bestows on just a handful of the most respected lawyers each year. It's[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
10 hours ago
At one of 98 GP surgeries in England under threat of closure there is despair that NHS reforms could kill off good care"Give it a year and I think we will have to close," says Naomi Beer, a frustrated and angry GP who works in a surgery which has been providing care to a largely poor and d[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
10 hours ago
"They have lost not only their memories, but their hopes," said Nancy Malcom, social services director for Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, of those members of our society who have been stricken with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Malcom and...
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General Social WorkHealth and Care
11 hours ago
Group says UK had three beds per 1,000 people in 2011, compared with 8.3 in Germany and 6.6 in PolandThere are fewer hospital beds in Britain than most other European countries, with less than half the number of many, a report has found.According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Dev[...]
HealthHealth and Care
11 hours ago
COLUMBIA – The state's two top candidates for governor are clashing over how good a job the state Department of Social Services has done handling cases of child abuse and neglect as the agency's director prepares to address a Senate panel on the issue...
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General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
11 hours ago
Saskatchewan Social Services Minister June Draude is in political hot water again after appointing a close family friend to the arm's-length Social Services Appeal Board. Rita Crone, a cousin of Draude's husband, has been co-chairwoman of the Social...
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General Social Work
13 hours ago
asipa earned a degree in social work at the University of South Africa. She went back to the institution and completed a degree in law, graduating in 1974. Masipa worked as a news carrier during the repressive days of apartheid, reporting for publications ...
General Social WorkEducationWomens Issues
13 hours ago
OLUMBIA, S.C. — The director of South Carolina's Department of Social Services is expected to testify before a Senate subcommittee created to investigate the agency. Director Lillian Koller is scheduled to appear before the panel on Wednesday.
General Social Work
13 hours ago
f the sum, $263 M went to the Strategic Planning, Admin and Human Services department, $8.7 B to Social Services, $429.9 M to the Labour Administration and $382.5 M to the Child Care and Protection Agency.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
13 hours ago
ourt, who is a church minister and is heavily involved in social work, is in Malaysia for Thursday’s Women@Work forum presented by General Electric, in conjunction with the BMW Malaysian Open at the Royal Selangor Golf Club.
General Social WorkCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
13 hours ago
As popular culture grew exponentially in the 20th century, its influence on this generation has presented somewhat of a paradigm shift in how social work services are delivered. need job 300x225 Reaching the Millennials, A Social Worker's Plight Jobs with...
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General Social Work
16 hours ago
he rest, $1.5 million, goes to social services like the Gateway Battered Women's Shelter, Sungate Kids, Aurora Mental Health Services and Arapahoe House. Safety is the claimed priority for both sides. Chief Oates says in Aurora, accidents have decreased ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental HealthWomens Issues
16 hours ago
eantime at the State Capitol, lawmakers used Taylor as an example of what drastic cuts to social services can lead to. "We have got to make sure child care subsidies are increased," says Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
17 hours ago
Religious leaders and faith groups ask David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg to tackle the causes of food povertyReligious leaders and faith groups have called on the government to take action to tackle a "national crisis" of rising hunger and food poverty, as latest figures suggest mo[...]
Housing and Poverty
17 hours ago
Published to coincide with the end of Lent, this letter is signed by over 600 British church leaders in addition to the 57 undersignedThis Lent we, and thousands of others, made the rise of hunger in the UK the focus of our fasting. It has been a time of sorrowful and deep reflection on a rise we se[...]
Poverty
17 hours ago
Harder served in the Cabinets of five governors from both political parties and his 18 continuous years as head of the Kansas' largest social services agency made him the longest-serving state Cabinet secretary. After leaving state government, he was the...
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General Social Work
18 hours ago
Husband of Facebook COO and author of Lean In reveals household chores are distributed between them 'more like 60/40'Her bestselling book urges every woman to make her partner "a real partner" by ensuring that household responsibilities are shared equally in the home. But even Sheryl Sandb[...]
WomenHealth and Care
18 hours ago
The philanthropic and non-profit community in Illinois is bracing itself for what is expected to be a "painful" budgetary year. "It's going to be tough," said Valerie Lies, president and CEO of the Donors Forum, a member association working to strengthen the...
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General Social Work
18 hours ago
s she told VICE: “Because I was very outspoken about the diversion program, being out there protesting and also being a student of ASU School of Social Work, I feel like the police knew about me,” Monica said. ”I was very loud, so they could pick ...
General Social WorkEducationCriminal Justice
18 hours ago
According to North Charleston police, 27-year-old David Shane Foster was arrested after the 3-year-old boy was seen by an official at the Orangeburg Department of Social Services. The assaults are believed to have happened in February. When police...
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General Social WorkCriminal Justice
19 hours ago
Callers who wanted to talk to a Department of Social Services worker by phone last month had to wait an average of 39 minutes and 29 seconds to do so. That's down from one hour and 13 minutes in February. Social service officials say it's a sign that things...
The CT Mirror via Google News 
General Social Work
20 hours ago
Far more than salt reduction (Fall in salt consumption has helped cut deaths in UK, researchers claim, 15 April), a leading factor in the decline in deaths from heart disease is the reduction in the consumption of hydrogenated fat (transfats) over the past decade. Just a month ago this plastic-like [...]
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2 days ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff The NASW Wisconsin Chapter is working to keep social workers and other human services staff safe from a law that allows homeowners to use deadly force in potential home invasions. Wisconsin lawmakers in late 2011 passed the Castle Doctrine, which states that if a person h[...]
 

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is altering the delivery of behavioral health services, moving toward a model of behavioral health integration in primary care settings. Learn about this rapidly changing practice area from Suzanne Daub, LCSW, an NASW member and Senior Integrated [...]
 
6 days ago
President Barack Obama will join former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush this week at the LBJ Presidential Library Library in Austin, Texas, to honor the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. The gathering of the current and former presidents is associated with the Civil [...]