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10 hours ago
Cities fail their people when it comes to air quality, green spaces, crime ... the list goes on. But could they be re-engineered to make our lives better? With over half the world’s population now living in cities, and two billion more people due to join them by 2035, urban “liveability” has b[...]
HousingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
10 hours ago
Top US health officials have warned that the growing use of e-cigarettes among young adults will undo decades of progress in ending the ‘tobacco epidemic’The US’s top health officials warned growing e-cigarette use among young people threatens decades of progress in shrinking tobacco use, in a[...]
HealthHealth and Care
10 hours ago
Estimated 1.2 million women and 650,000 men were victims of domestic abuse in year to March, statistics agency reportsIncidents of domestic abuse, mostly involving violent attacks on women, make up one in 10 crimes recorded by the police and account for one-third of all reported violent crimes, acco[...]
Criminal JusticeWomens Issues
10 hours ago
The coalition’s discredited staff appraisal system is just one of the Whitehall programmes being junked as Brexit loomsCivil service unions are celebrating the apparent end of the much-loathed “rank and yank” performance management system introduced by former Cabinet Office minister Francis Ma[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareGerontology
11 hours ago
Seema Malhotra leads campaign as figures reveal hundreds of women were killed by partners or ex-partners over six-year periodMore than 60 MPs have written to Theresa May asking that the government immediately ratify the Istanbul convention, an international agreement aimed at ending violence against[...]
WomenWomens Issues
11 hours ago
The number of suicidal children referred to my team has skyrocketed - we’re overstretched and I can’t bear to think what the future holdsThe phone starts ringing on the dot at 9am. It is my day as duty worker in our busy child and adolescent mental health service (Camhs) and the phone is ringing[...]
HealthChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth
11 hours ago
There’s a new homeless crisis in Britain as a cocktail of cuts simultaneously swells the numbers of street sleepers while denying them state-funded shelter“It’s the increasing numbers that shocks people,” says Lily Axworthy, 25, from the Greater Manchester Winter Night Shelter (GMWNS). “I [...]
HousingCharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
13 hours ago
Surgeon general acknowledges more research is needed on e-cigarettes but says: ‘Your kids are not an experiment’The US surgeon general has said e-cigarettes pose an emerging health threat to young people. In a report released on Thursday, Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research into t[...]
HealthHealth and Care
13 hours ago
IPPR estimate includes counselling and addiction treatment for problem gamblers, but not other costs such as A&E admissionsGambling addiction costs the UK more than £100m a year in mental health and counselling services, according to a landmark report commissioned by the charity GambleAware.The[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental Health
14 hours ago
Labour and campaigners express concern as government figures show 156 children’s centres closed in 2015, up from 85Labour and an early-years charity have expressed alarm after government figures showed that 156 Sure Start children’s centres closed in England in 2015, almost double the number whi[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducation
15 hours ago
The government’s new grant making standards have been widely welcomed but charities and universities seeking to influence policy could still be gaggedThe government’s new standards for grant making, published last week, have been presented as an end to the anti-lobbying clause - the controversia[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
15 hours ago
here b oxes are loaded for delivery to people at their place of work or to 150 families identified by social service agencies as being in need. Together they produce $1.3 million in foodstuffs for the Burlington market annually and provide 30,000 pounds ...
General Social Work
15 hours ago
Official figures show steep drop in 2015/16 funding, a week after the government announced £4m Libraries Deliver grantIs your library under threat? Share your experiences
A brutal year for the UK’s public libraries has been topped off with the revelation that the sector took a £25m hit to its[...]
Education
15 hours ago
Israel, social service organization that is a registered State House lobbying group. JCRC, which is supported by the ...
Meanwhile, the group of state representatives arrived last Saturday for a 10 via Live.com News 
General Social Work
16 hours ago
They didn’t look like they were alive. They were limp.” “Our law enforcement, buildings, fire and social services personnel will not rest until we can answer what has given rise to this heartbreaking incident,” de Blasio said. The medical ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
16 hours ago
satisfied middle classes. This architecture began to unravel in 2007, built, as it was, on unstable foundations. The 1992 Maastricht Treaty, which established the ...
who survived on low wages thanks to access to low via Live.com News 
General Social Work
16 hours ago
Two states urge leaders at Council of Australian Governments meeting to make domestic violence leave a workplace entitlementVictoria and Queensland have launched a concerted push to convince all jurisdictions, state, territory and federal, to agree on concrete measures to help victims of family viol[...]
16 hours ago
We will ask questions and work to get answers about what happened here—transparency is key.” Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Bankssaid Wednesday the other families living in the building would be removed to another ...
General Social Work
16 hours ago
ut now, Alia Bhatt is “taking a break”. Ask Alia if she is hinting at a social cause and she says, “Yes, it’s got something to do with social work (pauses), but it doesn’t completely fall in that bracket. You will soon see what I am going to ...
General Social Work
16 hours ago
Adults living in regional areas more likely to be overweight, while country South Australia has the nation’s highest obesity rate A report on obesity rates in Australia shows a widening gap between country and city.An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report has found adults living[...]
HealthHealth and Care
17 hours ago
ow, three years after the rescue, the boy and his mother have brought a lawsuit against Larson as well as Union County and the Union County Department of Social Services for failing to remove him from an abusive environment. The suit, filed last month ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
18 hours ago
Daniel Andrews to announce ‘way forward’ on assisted dying in limited circumstances after parliamentary committee recommended legalising itThe Victorian government will introduce a bill to legalise assisted dying into parliament in the second half of 2017.
The premier, Daniel Andrews, says an[...]
HealthHealth and Care
21 hours ago
Only 70% of families now receive review of their child’s progress after six to eight weeks, one and two years, report saysBabies are no longer receiving vital checks of their health and development at key stages of their young lives because the number of health visitors is falling, ministers have [...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
21 hours ago
Government’s chief medical officer says those aged 50-70 should delay retirement or volunteer to stay mentally and physically activeThe baby boomer generation, now in their 50s to 70s, should stop thinking about putting their feet up when they retire – and maybe not retire at all for the sake of[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
21 hours ago
Committee on Advertising Practice says it is bringing print and web in line with TV rules, but campaigners say it is not enoughJunk food adverts aimed at children are to be banned online, in print and in the cinema after a detailed consultation on the damage they do by encouraging children to eat fa[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and Care

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1 day ago
The Let’s Improve Child Welfare Outcomes: The Workforce Matters briefing addresses the importance of a well-trained, educated and staffed workforce within child welfare.  Providing a continuum of child welfare services that will improve child well-being and positive child outcomes is dependent on[...]
 

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2 days ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff In the past several decades, Barbara Silverstone, an NASW Social Work Pioneer® and leader in the field of aging, said she became increasingly alarmed by two trends: the diminution of the role of supervisor and the acceleration of de-professionalization in social services[...]
 
3 days ago
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is thankful the Obama Administration has listened to the concerns of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and stopped construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. Members of the tribe and their supporters from around the natio[...]
 
5 days ago
On December 1st,  President Barack Obama issued a Proclamation recognizing World AIDS Day.  He stated that “by shining a light on this issue and educating more communities about the importance of testing and treatment, we have saved and improved lives. Although we have come far in recent decade[...]
 
6 days ago
More than 100 nations include graphic warnings on cigarette packs and tobacco products.  Large, pictorial warnings have been shown to be effective in discouraging smoking and educating individuals about the harms of tobacco.  Social workers should be aware that the World Health Organization endors[...]
 
6 days ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor Social worker Reeta Wolfsohn received a message from a client she had worked with well over a decade ago.   Back then, “she was a college graduate, an expert in working with the deaf,” Wolfsohn said. “The only work she could get was shadowing a high school s[...]
 
1 week ago
Social work practitioners should be aware of a recent phishing scam. On November 28, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a listserv announcement warning covered entities and their business associates about a phishing email that disguises itsel[...]