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y Paul R. Pace, News staff Carol McEntyre had a “life-changing moment” during her MSW field placement at a community church in Texas. “After being there a few months I felt like, gosh, there is nothing else I wanted to do in my life besides serve God through the church,” McEntyre said. “I[...]

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6 hours ago
Consuming too much alcohol more than doubles risk of developing memory impairment, study showsDrinking too much can lead to memory loss in later life, a study has found.Scientists questioned 6,542 middle-aged Americans about their past alcohol consumption and assessed their mental abilities over a p[...]
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7 hours ago
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General Social Work
8 hours ago
Chinese and American researchers settle on lower number than seven-a-day recommendation of English studyThose who despaired of ever being able to eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day, as suggested by a team of scientists earlier this year, can probably relax. A new and even bigger study [...]
HealthHealth and Care
8 hours ago
Vaccinating boys as well as girls could cut incidence of genital warts and several cancers, write doctors in medical journalBoys should be vaccinated against the HPV virus as well as girls to protect them against some types of cancer, according to an article in a leading medical journal.Boys should [...]
HealthChildrenEducationHealth and Care
11 hours ago
Jonathan Barfield Jr. was recently elected chairman of the New Hanover County Social Services Board. Barfield succeeds Evelyn Bryant, an appointee of the N.C. Social Services Commission, who has served since July 2008 and has been chairwoman since ...
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General Social Work
11 hours ago
inners are chosen from many fields, including private care, hospice, social work, counseling, assisted living, nursing, therapy and volunteer work. The award pays tribute to Oliver Halsell, who founded Fairhaven in 1911. To nominate an individual for the ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
11 hours ago
ikelsons is a former youth social service leader who worked with youth justice, industrial reforms, human service delivery and public policy, and also served in the Royal Australian Navy and worked with Indigenous communities across the country.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
12 hours ago
Where the legal representative of a care center resident appealed the denial of the resident's MassHealth benefits, but (1) never provided written authorization from the resident that permitted him to act on his behalf during the appeal process and (2) was not ...
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General Social WorkHealth and Care
14 hours ago
Around 150 Principal Social Workers (PSWs), working in both adults and children and families services, will be attending the conference, which will focus on sharing best practice and evaluating how PSWs can make a positive difference to social work ...
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General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducation
14 hours ago
The governments work capability assessment (WCA) presumes that there are too many people on disability benefits because disabled people are too lazy or too comfortable living on benefits to work. It is founded in the idea that disabled people need to be harassed and hounded out of a comfortable life[...]
Housing and PovertyEducationDisabilities
16 hours ago
The link between leadership profile and service effectiveness requires decisive action on equality in the public servicesTwo years ago I attended the launch of a Social Work Reform Board report at which black and minority ethnic (BME) waiters outnumbered black and minority ethnic social work leaders[...]
Health and CareGerontologyMinorities and ImmigrationGovernment PolicyCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
16 hours ago
I'm back on Capitol Hill in the office of Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge. Rep. Fudge represents Cleveland and Akron, Ohio and currently serves as chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus. Rep. Fudge sits on the Committee on Agriculture and the ...
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General Social Work
16 hours ago
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 the Legislature approved last winter. Several legislators made it clear Monday ...
Rapid City Journal via Google News 
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment Policy
17 hours ago
Australian 'Keeping the Body in Mind' programme imported to boost fitness of UK mental health patients
A groundbreaking "lifestyle medicine programme" developed on the surfers' paradise of Bondi Beach in Australia will be used by the NHS to improve the scandalously neglected physica[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
18 hours ago
Jobcentres have failed young people abysmally. This redundant service should be replaced by effective local job brokeragesThose of us whose job it is to help young people find work have known for some time that reform of the jobcentre system is long overdue. I would go further and say that these in[...]
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Ryan suggests that states experiment with a new approach to means via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
18 hours ago
The Curtain Up Players supports people to live well with serious illness and isolation

The government is still failing its ageing population
Event: Whose responsibility is it to prepare for an ageing society?People used to retire at 60 or 65 and then, from the pension providers' vi[...]
Health and CareMental Health
19 hours ago
Landing a new job that has scant security is not going to undo the damage to individuals who were suddenly thrown on the scrapheap, or the breakdown in community life that resultedIt has taken six and a bit years, but last week brought confirmation that UK plc was at last cranking out more goods and[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
19 hours ago
Doctors at John Peter Smith hospital in Forth Worth say Kent Brantly is 'terrified' of the disease progressing furtherKent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.Now Brantly is himse[...]
Health and Care
20 hours ago
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham says reforms have led to structural confusion and creeping privatisationThe deterioration in the NHS under the coalition is putting lives at risk, with higher emergency waiting times, record numbers of patients visiting A&E, longer ambulance response times, m[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy

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11 hours 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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15 hours ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Carol McEntyre had a “life-changing moment” during her MSW field placement at a community church in Texas. “After being there a few months I felt like, gosh, there is nothing else I wanted to do in my life besides serve God through the church,” McEntyre said. “I[...]
 
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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[...]
 
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By Rena Malai, News staff The 40th anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, a key piece of legislation that addresses child abuse and neglect, was recognized at the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, held April 30-May 2 in New Orleans. The only federally sponsor[...]