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y 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[...]

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55 minutes ago
New data released today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shows the need for urgent action to end female genital mutilation and child marriage – two practices that affect millions of girls across the globe.
Children and Parenting
5 hours ago
Claimants not told about hardship system and sanctions imposed when they were not at fault, DWP study findsSystematic problems in the way the government administers and imposes benefit sanctions, including disproportionate burdens on the most vulnerable, are revealed in a report commissioned by the [...]
5 hours ago
Reforms include holding parents responsible and better police response to honour-based violence such as forced marriageThe government is to set up a female genital mutilation unit, as part of a wide-ranging package of reforms to stop the practice in the UK.Speaking at the Girl Summit a major intern[...]
HealthWomenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
5 hours ago
Unison and Royal College of Midwives say they will ballot members after government rejected 1% recommended riseHundreds of thousands of NHS workers will be balloted over strike action in a row over pay, it has been announced.The union Unison said it would ask 300,000 of its members to back walkouts [...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 hours ago
Report released after months of coalition wrangling is expected to say EU is now much larger than when rules were createdBenefits for European Union migrants need to be reviewed because the system was introduced before many new countries joined the bloc, a controversial Home Office report is expecte[...]
7 hours ago
Australia's experience with methadone programs means it can explain why they should be reinstated in Crimea, UN envoy saysAustralia could prove critical in convincing Russia to change laws preventing heroin addicts from accessing opiate treatment programs, the UN secretary generals special envoy for[...]
HealthCriminal Justice
7 hours ago
Peggy Price, director of the Department of Social Services, will also present information on contracted services with San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus. She is asking for the supervisors to approve an agreement with them for CalWORKs ...
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General Social WorkEducation
8 hours ago
timthumb.php KUANTAN: Siti Fairrah Ashykin Kamaruddin, the woman caught on video abusing an elderly man and battering his car with a steering lock, was today fined RM5,000 and ordered to carry out 240 hours of community service. Bernama reports that ...
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General Social WorkGerontology
8 hours ago
One-third of calls go unanswered amid huge rise in callers seeking advice on rent and mortgage arrears, claims charityBenefit cuts and rising pressures on household budgets have driven a surge in the number of people on the brink of homelessness, according to the charity Shelter, which warns it can [...]
HousingCharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
10 hours ago
Before they do that, they will consider three last appeals for additional funding from the city's social services budget. All three requests were turned down by the city's Social Service Funding Board, which includes community members with past or current involvement with the local nonprofit[...]
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General Social Work
10 hours ago
Cancer-fighting drug romidepsin has been shown to expose hibernating HIV, making it susceptible to attackDanish researchers have used an anti-cancer medicine to to activate HIV hidden in the cells of patients taking anti-HIV drugs, exposing the virus to the immune system and making it susceptible to[...]
HealthHealth and Care
11 hours ago
e hopes his experience as a gay youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems will help other LGBTQ young people, and is planning to pursue a master’s degree in clinical social work. “I want to help kids like I was,” he said. “I want to be ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
12 hours ago
Jan Elliott came out of eight years of retirement earlier this month to take the director's job. She worked for 36 years in social services, with her last years spent as both a county director and a regional director employed by the state Division of Social Services.
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General Social Work
12 hours ago
eep that in mind and Cobra Deos ad becomes less ridiculous and more of a social service. This ad could introduce SEC B men to a brave new world and show women that she can take things into her own hands. If that isnt serving the greater good, then what is?
General Social WorkWomens Issues
12 hours ago
Several social programs are connected to Electronic Benefit Transfer cards here in California. We have CalFresh for food assistance and CalWorks for cash assistance to name the main two. But Social Services says that abuse can occur. Terri wrote to me and ...
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General Social Work
13 hours ago
he First Lady, who was accompanied during the tour by Namibia’s Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Mrs. Petrina Haingura, also visited Namibia University School of Medicine. The School of Medicine which opened its doors in 2010 has a ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and Care
13 hours ago
Grant applications in the tens of thousands are expected to flood the Federal Department of Social Services as its new $800 million grants program applications close in the next 24 hours. Peak welfare body ACOSS says it understands that a large number of ...
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General Social Work
14 hours ago
Prostitutes are subject to repression, violence and abuse even at the hands of law enforcement, research showsSex work must be decriminalised if the world is to stand a chance of controlling the Aids pandemic, say scientists contributing to a series of research papers in the Lancet medical journal.[...]
HealthHealth and CareCriminal Justice
14 hours ago
Transfield extends social services contracts (00:55). Transfield Services Limited (ASX:TSE) scores $145 million of contract extensions in the social services sector. 22/07/14. 99 Wuxian Limited's (ASX:NNW) June quarter delivers growth in all key performance.
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General Social Work
14 hours ago
Transfield Services Limited (ASX:TSE) scores $145 million of contract extensions in the social services sector. 22/07/14. 99 Wuxian Limited's (ASX:NNW) June quarter delivers growth in all key performance. Up next... 99 Wuxian quarterly performance delivers ...
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General Social Work
15 hours ago
ou can’t pick and choose.” Karen Ferguson, director of the refugee program at Catholic Social Services in Anchorage, where she works with refugees from Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Bhutan and Burma, has a similar take. She will be moving to Haifa in August ...
General Social WorkMinorities and Immigration
16 hours ago
Cameron pledges tougher law as study reveals 137,000 girls and women in England and Wales have been mutilatedParents will be prosecuted if they fail to prevent their daughter being cut, and all victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) will get lifelong anonymity, David Cameron will say on Tuesday.[...]
HealthWomenChildrenChildren
16 hours ago
The Cumberland County Department of Social Services is offering up to $600 in assistance for families who need help paying for energy costs. Embed.