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23 hours ago
T
he government absolves itself of guilt for the crisis its policies have produced by blaming disabled and poor people for their own difficultiesI was struck looking at The Mirror's now famous crying, hungry child front page, not only by the poignancy of the image, but its contrast to another headlin[...]

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4 hours ago
Kate Davies wants more social housing, but accepts that creating it means catering for wealthier homeowners and private renters tooIn the nine years since I first interviewed Kate Davies, chief executive of Notting Hill Housing Group, she has come a long way. Then she had just taken the helm at one [...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
4 hours ago
Does an agreement between police, NHS trusts and paramedics that aims to reduce the use of custody for people in mental health crisis stand any chance of success?When Kim Hayden was 20 she was held in a police station cell for eight hours, not because she was under arrest for any crime, but because [...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
5 hours ago
Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova among those writing movingly of value of reading during their incarcerationBooks make up your entire world when you are a prisoner, Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has written, in support of a campaign to persuade the British government to overturn a[...]
Criminal Justice
6 hours ago
They fear that the Abbott government's commitment to privatising services and eradicating “waste and inefficiency” will further undermine professional values that are pivotal to social work's identity. Social workers are a varied professional group but most would probably ... is likely t[...]
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General Social Work
6 hours ago
That family value led her into social work which, in turn, earned her the Crossroads Hospice “Caring More” award, honoring social workers who go “above and beyond.” The Director of Social Service at Trinity Community in Beavercreek was recognized for...
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General Social Work
7 hours ago
Senators aren't satisfied with what they're hearing from the director of the S.C. Department of Social Services, who got a chance to defend her agency last week against allegations that it favors numbers over child safety. On April 16, Lillian Koller, director of...
Free Times via Google News 
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
8 hours ago
COLUMBIA – A Senate Democrat is again taking aim at the director of the state's social services agency, this time with allegations the agency is committing multiple violations of the law in handling cases involving children. But a spokesman for the agency said...
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General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
10 hours ago
class tradition that goes back at least a ...
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General Social Work
10 hours ago
n February, when he sold his instant messaging company to Facebook for $19 billion, he picked a meaningful spot to sign the deal — a disused Social Services office where, at the age of 16, he and his mother once stood in line to collect food stamps.
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
11 hours ago
... Twitter Delicious LinkedIn Digg MySpace. By KHI NEWS SERVICE KHI News Service April 22, 2014. TOPEKA — State budget analysts have revised upward their estimates of Kansas' costs for social services in the current and coming fiscal years.
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General Social Work
12 hours ago
Advertisement, which was shown in the north-east of England, showed tumour growing in beer glass as a man takes a drinkAlcohol industry complaints that a television advertisement linking drinking with an increased risk of cancer was misleading have been thrown out.The Advertising Standards Authority[...]
Health
12 hours ago
Fewer people sought A&E treatment as a result of violence last year, study finds, and fall in binge drinking may be a reasonA decline in binge drinking and the rising price of alcohol is behind a dramatic 12% fall in the number of people injured in serious violence across England and Wales last [...]
EducationHealth and Care
12 hours ago
Decision on Herceptin-style drug which costs £90,000 but can prolong lives by nearly six months heavily criticisedA Herceptin-style drug that can offer some women with advanced breast cancer nearly six months of extra life has been turned down for use in the NHS because of its high cost.In draft gu[...]
HealthGovernment PolicyWomens Issues
12 hours ago
Reformers demand closure of Wolverhampton youth jail condemned as squalid, unsafe and inhumane by Nick HardwickPenal reformers have called for the immediate closure of a young offender institution labelled by the chief inspector of prisons as the single worst jail he has visited since he took over t[...]
Children and ParentingCriminal Justice
12 hours ago
With her breast cancer having spread to lymph nodes and her options limited, Kim Mawby joined a new drug trial in 2011Kim Mawby, from Nazeing, Essex, was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2010. She was put on Herceptin and had surgery the following May at the Royal Marsden in London.Doctors [...]
Health
13 hours ago
WILKESBORO — State inspectors with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services found a number of deficiencies in the operation of the Wilkes County Department of Social Services during a recent on-site inspection. Wilkes County...
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General Social WorkHealth and Care
13 hours ago
The DSS report cites ... WILKESBORO — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released a six-page evaluation report shedding light on major deficiencies within the Wilkes County Department of Social Services (WCDSS).
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General Social WorkHealth and Care
14 hours ago
New Director of Social Services welcomed to Botetourt By Cathy Benson | The Botetourt View roanoke.com. After the retirement of Bill Burleson at the end of March, new Social Services Director for Botetourt County, Penny Hall came aboard on April 1, 2014.
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General Social Work
14 hours ago
ccording to WYFF4, Social Services was called, and the children were placed in protective custody. They were later released to their father. Atkinson was taken to the Spartanburg County Detention Center, where she remains Tuesday night.
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
15 hours ago
Recent fighting between Government forces and Kachin rebels in Myanmar, and the resulting displacement of thousands of people, has significantly increased the risks to young people, including possible recruitment, limited access to basic services and the threat of landmines, the United Nations Child[...]
Children and Parenting
15 hours ago
SPRINGFIELD - Positions in health care and social services accounted for a third of jobs posted at FutureWorks Career Center in Springfield in March, said Kevin Lynn, manager of business services at the one-stop career center. Lynn said posted job...
MassLive.com via Google News 
General Social WorkHealth and Care
15 hours ago
CATSKILL >> A Cairo woman is facing felony charges for allegedly stealing more than $3,500 over a five-month period from the Greene County Department of Social Services, according to authorities. Christina Bell, 26, was arrested Friday by Greene County...
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By Rena Malai, News staff NASW nominated several people to serve on the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, which was created by the bipartisan Protect Our Kids Act. NASW was involved in getting the act passed into law last year. Two of the commissioners NASW nominated are so[...]
 

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By Rena Malai, News staff NASW Social Work Pioneer® Alfred Kadushin was a giant in social work, said NASW-Wisconsin Executive Director Marc Herstand. Kadushin was soft-spoken and gentle, Herstand said, but his impact on the social work profession was — and continues to be — enormous. Kadushin d[...]
 
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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[...]