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9 hours ago
S
en. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) on March 2 announced she will not seek reelection and will retire in 2016. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) thanks Mikulski for her 38 years of leadership in Congress and for her strong and unwavering support of the social work profession and issues impo[...]

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5 hours ago
My brother Wren Hoskyns, who has died aged 59 following head injuries incurred falling from his bicycle, was described by the first medical firm he worked for as an enigma. Enigmatic he may have appeared, but quirky, stubborn, idealistic, kind and driven might be more apt descriptions.The eldest son[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
5 hours ago
Dr Bill Kirkup, chairman of the investigation into Furness general hospital in Barrow, concludes that failures of care may have led to the deaths of three mothers and sixteen babies. The Morecambe Bay investigation was set up by the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, in 2013 to examine concerns over wha[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 hours ago
Mukesh Singh, convicted of brutal rape of Jyoti Singh in 2012, told British documentary victim would not have been killed if she hadn’t fought backIndia has reacted with shock after national television channels broadcast scenes from a British documentary featuring an interview with one of the men [...]
EducationCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
6 hours ago
No party can claim to be ‘pro-business’ if it is soft on tax avoiders and market fixers – that only hurts other businessesDespite the best efforts of some of its members to discredit it with market rigging, tax avoidance, and unjustified bonuses, the business community is still held in awe in [...]
6 hours ago
The late actor’s Full Body Project was bold and radical. It was the first time I’d seen women like me presented as objects of beauty instead of punchlinesI didn’t realise it until after he died – for whatever reason, I’d just never done the mental arithmetic – but Leonard Nimoy is respon[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingWomens Issues
7 hours ago
The latest horrors exposed by Channel 4 at Yarl’s Wood immigration centre must spark wholesale change. Tinkering and business as usual is not acceptableThere was a lot of noise at Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre in Bedfordshire on Monday evening as female detainees watched the Channel 4 N[...]
Housing and PovertyHealth and CareMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
7 hours ago
Schemes that match young people priced out of renting with older people with a spare room and in need of company are not the simple solution to live-in care they may appearOn paper, homesharing sounds perfect. It matches young people, like myself, who can’t afford London’s rocketing rents, with [...]
HousingHealth and Care
7 hours ago
International Narcotics Control Board report says US and Uruguay are breaking drug treaties and warns of huge rise in abuse of ADHD treatment RitalinThe United Nations has renewed its warnings to Uruguay and the US states of Colorado and Washington that their cannabis legalisation policies fail to c[...]
Health
9 hours ago
I have leukaemia and my five-year-old daughter is disabled but we’ve been waiting two years for appropriate accommodation. We’re apparently not a priority – and we’re not aloneA mother with leukaemia. A five-year old daughter so disabled she can’t even throw an arm around the shoulders of [...]
HousingHealthChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyDisabilities
10 hours ago
Pensions and healthcare benefits vary widely across the globe as do people’s perception of their happinessAustralia’s notoriously labyrinthine $150bn (£75.8bn) welfare system last week underwent a major review, which essentially recommended an overhaul. However the Commonwealth-funded age [...]
Health and CareWomens Issues
10 hours ago
For 25 years the Council of Europe has been fighting torture. As its head, I urge all our states to commit to erasing police and prison brutalityIn an Austrian prison 25 years ago, a team of foreign monitors heard repeatedly from prisoners who had been beaten in police custody. Over an eight-day per[...]
Children and ParentingMental HealthMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
11 hours ago
Severe winter weather is predictable. Governments need to take responsibility for the poor and homeless dying on their streetsFor many, cold winter winds may mean donning warm winter garb or snuggling up by a fire on a comfortable sofa. For those who are homeless or precariously housed it’s often [...]
PovertyHousingHousing and Poverty
12 hours ago
David Cameron has pledged to build 200,000 cut-price new homes in England to be sold to young first-time buyers, while lifting the obligation on developers to provide affordable housing Continue reading...
HousingHousing and Poverty
12 hours ago
None of the main parties is having an honest debate about relieving the distress and discomforts of people living longer with failing health“Be careful what you wish for”, says Charlie, ever the cynic.Pre-bingo coffee time in the community centre and we’d been discussing the election and what [...]
Health and Care
12 hours ago
Business minister Nick Boles says system needs to be looked at after election, despite colleagues’ defence of sanctionsA senior Conservative minister has criticised the “inhuman” application of benefit sanctions, despite the government’s official position that there is no need for a further [...]
EducationGerontology
12 hours ago
Professionals who fail to protect children could face five years in prison under new plans to be set out by David CameronChildren’s social workers, teachers and councillors could face five years in prison if they fail to alert police to evidence of child abuse, under new plans to be announced by p[...]
ChildrenPolicyChildrenChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareGerontology
12 hours ago
How Oxfordshire is working to prevent a repeat of the failings that led to hundreds of children being abused by gangs over two yearsDI Laura MacInnes has worked in child protection in Oxfordshire for 25 years. When asked how the county’s police could have turned a blind eye as hundreds of children[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
13 hours ago
called democracy? Democracy is a means to ...
The industrial sector is still lackluster via Live.com News 
General Social Work
13 hours ago
o new aid pledges were expected at the Brussels conference. Koroma said Sierra Leone was looking for debt relief, grants and concessionary loans and was seeking support to rebuild social services and to revamp the private sector. (Editing by Gareth Jones)
General Social Work
13 hours ago
old "Salò" or "Killer Joe" or a Gaspar Noé film — but mostly it's up to the parent.
Sure, there are a few obvious maybe via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
13 hours ago
t’s a joint effort of the Jersey Battered Women’s Service and a consortium of law enforcement and social service agencies. “This will make it easier for people who have been victims of crimes to get the counseling, services and information they ...
General Social WorkCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
13 hours ago
eybel said situations such as Gan’s are common in Israel and that his organization represents “hundreds and hundreds of parents” whose children have been removed without cause by social services. Leybel took Gan to the airport on Feb. 19 ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
13 hours ago
11 and 911 systems are still operating. The Council General Government and Social Services Committee meeting and 3 p.m. Work Session are both canceled today.
General Social Work
13 hours ago
Could thinking differently help children to find a match with a new generation of parents?
Too many children in care, and not enough adults willing to foster or adopt them. That’s always been the story. But it seems that, with adoption at least, that story is becoming more nuanced – and in s[...]
ChildrenPolicyChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
13 hours ago
The government’s plan to criminalise social workers, teachers and care staff if they turn a blind eye to child abuse will only result in defensive practiceShould you go to prison if you don’t do your job properly? That is the concept behind the government’s new regime for teachers, social work[...]
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7 hours ago
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is a partner in the Campaign to Change Direction, a nationwide movement led by Give an Hour to address the urgent need to get more people to discuss mental health, mental illness and mental well-being. NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, on March 4 [...]
 

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7 hours ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Field education in social work has reached a new level of importance, says Jo Ann McFall, associate director of Field Education and Community Programs at Michigan State University School of Social Work. “Field education is in the most exciting place it has been in the 3[...]
 
9 hours ago
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) on March 2 announced she will not seek reelection and will retire in 2016. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) thanks Mikulski for her 38 years of leadership in Congress and for her strong and unwavering support of the social work profession and issues impo[...]
 
3 days ago
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) today launched its celebration of National Social Work Month in March and the 60th anniversary of the association with activities that highlight this year’s theme, “Social Work Paves the Way for Change.” NASW is the largest professional social [...]
 
1 week ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Reading about social welfare policy from a textbook is one way to learn, but hearing about it from the people who actually do the work is an added benefit, say social work students. NASW, the Council on Social Work Education, the Coalition on Human Needs, and Sunny Harris[...]