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7 hours ago
Admissions to English hospitals for skin cancer rose from 87,685 in 2007 to 123,808 in 2011, new figures showThe number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer has increased by 41% in just five years, new figures show.There has been a significant rise in admissions for skin cancers, which are[...]
HealthHealth and Care
8 hours ago
Local council took data from office, accused me of insensitivity and tried to sack me, researcher claims on PanoramaA Home Office official who investigated the sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham accused the council of being involved in the unauthorised removal of information from her offic[...]
ChildrenChildren and Parenting
9 hours ago
Te Tuinga Whanau Support Services Trust social services manager Piki Russell said staff were often confronted by aggressive people on the edge of breaking point. PHOTO/JOHN BORREN. Tauranga social service workers were forced to barricade ...
New Zealand Herald via Google News 
General Social Work
11 hours ago
Five year-old boy being treated in Malaga hospital under police guard while parents in 'preventive custody' in Spanish jailAshya King, the five year-old boy with a brain tumour, is now being treated in a Malaga hospital under police guard while his parents are in what their lawyer termed "preve[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
11 hours ago
Jonathan Freedland (The PC gone mad defence is itself a form of racism, 30 August) labels as being guilty of the laziest form of prejudice any who assumed that the British Muslim community would be anything other than enthusiastic participants in the prosecution of abusers in their midst. In the sam[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
11 hours ago
Hohman teaches courses on substance abuse treatment, motivational interviewing and social work practice, including motivational interviewing. As undergraduate program coordinator for the School of Social Work since 1998, she developed the community ...
SDSU Newscenter via Google News 
General Social WorkEducationHealth and Care
11 hours ago
Will Pooley remains in isolation unit at Royal Free hospital in London after being evacuated from Sierra Leone eight days agoHopes that the first Briton to contract the deadly Ebola virus will make a full recovery have been raised after his father said he was doing "pretty well" and eating[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and Care
12 hours ago
Officials worry that marijuana consumption, like alcohol, will increase traffic incidents, but studies still lack answersAs states liberalise their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers using the drug will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers,[...]
13 hours ago
Denmark has become the first European country to allow legal change of gender without a medical expert statement. Why are clinical diagnosis and surgery still insisted upon elsewhere?In one leap, Denmark has changed its law on trans rights, taking it from a country where transgender people were forc[...]
Health and Care
13 hours ago
learning programs are the best investment in preparing kids for school success. Social services like food programs, health care and foster care increase school effectiveness. Our children can’t learn if they’re hungry, sick or homeless.
Early via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareCriminal Justice
13 hours ago
coated belligerence of the humanitarian militarists (social work with guns). There are a few advocates of rational grand strategies, of the kind that have worked in the past. Then there are mad emotional “strategies”, suitable for ...
There are the sugar via Live.com News 
General Social Work
13 hours ago
ut Haynes says it is her job that keeps her going. The relief center is part of Napa county’s health and social services division. Less than an hour after the quake, they were prepared to help the most devastated. “In the first 24 hours plus of our ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
14 hours ago
ulkerson started her career in social work but rapidly moved into the health insurance industry before joining the Nonprofit Center in January. Fulkerson has been married to David Fulkerson, the deputy administrator of
General Social WorkHealth and Care
15 hours ago
On Labor Day, one well known social service organization in town is already gearing up for a different holiday that is a "make or break" time for many charities. We're talking about the Salvation Army of Allen County.
ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (21Alive) via Live.com News 
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
15 hours ago
From uniforms to study trips, state schools don't do enough to mitigate the corrosive effects of poverty on their least well off pupils, say campaigners."It's a nightmare at this time of year. We just don't have the money." The new academic year is imminent, and for Hattie, who is a full-t[...]
EducationPovertyChildrenHousing and PovertyHealth and CareDisabilities
16 hours ago
Couple who removed son with brain tumour from Southampton hospital tell Spanish court they do not want to be extraditedThe parents of Ashya King, who are under arrest in Spain after removing the five-year-old from a Southampton hospital where he was being treated for an aggressive brain tumour, have[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
16 hours ago
AN investigation has found that 55 businesses across Australia sold banned items to welfare recipients on the BasicsCard, prompting Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews to ask his department to work with the Department of Human Services to investigate.
The Australian via Google News 
General Social Work
17 hours ago
Rules on patient confidentiality prevent doctors explaining their actions, but there has clearly been a rare loss of trustFor all the public discussion of the tragic tale of Ashya King, the boy with a brain tumour whose parents spirited him out of a British hospital to Spain, there is a crucial info[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and Care
17 hours ago
Ballymoney and Moyle Times
Ballymoney and Moyle Times via Google News 
General Social Work
17 hours ago
The teachers of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) observed a work abstention on Monday protesting the attack on Social Work Department chairman Prof Neaz Ahmed allegedly by a student. Campus sources said the teachers ...
Prothom Alo (English) via Google News 
General Social WorkEducation
18 hours ago
Key moments in divisions between family of sick boy, Hampshire police and hospital officials2.15pm: Ashya King is taken from ward at Southampton General hospital, seven days after extensive surgery for an aggressive brain tumour. As part of his rehabilitation, Ashya was permitted to leave the ward u[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
22 hours ago
In a YouTube video posted before his arrest, Ashya's father defended his actions and said the police hunt was 'ridiculous'The parents of a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, who fled to Spain with him, are due to appear in court on Monday as police rejected criticism they had been heavy-handed i[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
22 hours ago
ut to look at Christina, who’s had nightmares of sleeping on the streets and her kids getting taken away by social services, is to see pure relief. This isn’t a home, it’s an interim arrangement – but it’s one that, given the lack of other ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
22 hours ago
Incident in Devon in which patients suffered complications will intensify political debate over outsourcing of NHS servicesNineteen NHS patients have had the outcome of their cataract surgery reviewed after at least two had problems with their eyes following operations at a private hospital.The priv[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
22 hours ago
Labour stepped up the battle to woo the "grey vote" yesterday with a plan to give 2m pensioners up to £10,000 a year to spend directly on social services. The proposal to give the elderly more control over home help, meals on wheels and nursing care - the ...
Financial Times via Google News 
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6 days ago
NASW’s Social Work Policy Institute represented the association in co-hosting a workshop on enhancing diversity in science during the 4th International Conference on Sociology and Social Work in May. SWPI Director Joan Levy Zlotnik presented “Enhancing Diversity in Science: An Effort in Working [...]