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t has been more than two months since a policeman in Ferguson, MO, shot and killed unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown, sparking protests in that city and around the nation. Despite the tragedy the National Association of Social Workers and other organizations see the incident as opport[...]

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37 minutes ago
Communities worried about immigration will be better served by inclusive local integration efforts, not political hard talkAs Ukip continues to bask in its increasing support across the UK, Conservative and Labour politicians are busy seeking ways to counter the Ukip surge. The main focus is immigra[...]
Minorities and Immigration
1 hour ago
Training scheme teaches taxi drivers and other firms how to respond to needs of visually impaired customersIf I get into a taxi, I can tell if the driver has been on one of the courses, says Dennis Callaghan, 96, from Walton in Liverpool. They immediately want to help, from the minute they see my tw[...]
Health
1 hour ago
Report by chief inspector draws out details of life in adult male prisons that he said contributed to prisoners vulnerability

Rise in prison suicides blamed on staff shortagesThe human impact of the highest level of suicides in prisons for 10 years was described by the chief inspector as [...]
HealthCriminal Justice
1 hour ago
Affordable housing is crucial, but we have to make sure that homeless people can benefit from itTheres a lot more to housing than just bricks and mortar. True, we are desperately short of affordable homes, and renting and ownership are likely to be leading election issues. But something incredibly i[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
2 hours ago
Sex and religion have long vexed self-appointed guardians of US school and library reading habits, but now objectors are trying to add social inequality to their list of unacceptable topicsLate last month, for the 32nd year in a row, Banned Books Week was marked across the US. Spearheaded by the Ame[...]
PovertyHousing and PovertyEducation
3 hours ago
The Five Year Forward Review is the NHSs own answer to whether it can survive as a unique system of healthcareSimon Stevenss arrival as NHS Englands new boss on 1 April was greeted with great warmth and relief across the service. In some quarters he was regarded almost as a messiah the man who[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
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Indiana Family and Social Services Administration v. Saint Catherine Hospital of Indiana, LLC (In re Saint Catherine Hospital of Indiana, LLC), 511 B.R. 117 (S.D. Ind. 2014) addressed the appeal from a bankruptcy court decision which granted summary ...
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General Social WorkHealth and CareCriminal Justice
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New laws aim to relax rules for care homes at a time when a report reveals 100 allegations of abuse to residents every dayWhen inspectors arrived at the 82-bed specialist dementia care home in Peterborough, and ventured beyond the immaculate reception area, they first smelled the urine and then foun[...]
Health and CareCriminal Justice
5 hours ago
Chief inspector of prisons says resource, population and policy pressures are to blame for rapid deterioration in safety

Inmate suicide figures expose human toll of prison crisis
Shortages of experienced staff and resources combined with a growing prison population are to blame for t[...]
Criminal Justice
5 hours ago
The Clinton County District Attorney's Office and Social Services conducted the investigation that led to the result, the Sheriff's Department said in a press release. Stickney was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court and placed on pre-trial release. Her next court ...
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General Social WorkCriminal Justice
6 hours ago
Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky describes herself as the first victim of cyberbullying and admits she was in love with then-US president Bill Clinton at the time of their affair. In a rare public appearance in Philadelphia she says she was the first person to have their reputation destroye[...]
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The Department of Health and Social Services' Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health calls it the "Partnership for Success" program, an expansion of the state's efforts to reduce the rates of underage drinking and drug use among young adults and ...
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General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
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nd further requires that funeral homes contract with the Chenango County Department of Social Services in order to be paid for their services. For funeral homes that don’t contract with the county, DSS will pay for transport of the deceased to a local ...
General Social Work
7 hours ago
he outsourcing of social services involving vulnerable population is backed by influential groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which has developed a raft of model bills to privatize state services and has had model bills to ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
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he scholarship is awarded to professionals who serve seniors in various fields including nursing, mental health, social services, dining, administrative and fitness. “I am grateful and honored to be selected as one of the LeadingAge Washington ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontologyMental Health
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General Social Work
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Joelynn Stickney, 38, of Peru was arrested Oct. 15 after allegedly filing false information with the Clinton County Department of Social Services and, as a result, collecting $3,000 in benefits. She was charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, ...
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General Social WorkCriminal Justice
8 hours ago
The Children's Administration at Washington's Department of Social and Health Services works with hundreds of contractors throughout the state. All receive the same fees no matter the quality of services they provide. A 2012 law directed the Children's ...
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General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
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teve retired as Division Chief from the Department of Health and Social Services after 27 years to travel the world and enjoy his family and the fruits of life. Steve was an avid reader who enjoyed singing, as well as traveling with the Diocesan Choir.
General Social WorkHealth and Care
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n Monday evening Evans reposted a statement by Teen Mom Truth on Twitter declaring the legitimacy of a Social Services letter they obtained confirming no signs of substance abuse found in Evans' home. Evans' decision to retweet the statement seems to ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
9 hours ago
he National Council of Social Service will disburse S$5.9 million to the mental health sector for this financial year. This will go towards supporting 25 mental health programmes run by 13 member agencies.
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
10 hours ago
orld War II had just started. He was 23 and studying law, she was 20 and a social work student. "Quite the most delicious thing I'd ever seen," she recalled for a biographer years later. Height may have helped, too: with her standing 188cm, Whitlam's ...
General Social WorkEducation
12 hours ago
Alyson Campbell with Social Services says there have been days in the past week calls were handled in six minutes. DSS also says the number of e-mails from their customers have gone down in the past three weeks. Social services also reported to the ...
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General Social Work
12 hours ago
aipur: Chief Minister Raman Singh has nominated nine eminent personalities from fields of art, culture, social service, and industry as 'nine gems' to ensure their significant contribution to the 'Clean India' campaign in Chhattisgarh. 'Navratna' (nine ...
General Social Work

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It has been more than two months since a policeman in Ferguson, MO, shot and killed unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown, sparking protests in that city and around the nation. Despite the tragedy the National Association of Social Workers and other organizations see the incident as opport[...]
 

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By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social workers can aid millions of Americans in signing up for health care coverage as the next open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, under the Affordable Care Act, takes place Nov. 15 to Feb. 15, 2015. NASW and other social work organizations are p[...]
 
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Dear Colleagues: On Thursday the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)  joined a small group of key leaders— 16 national organizations—at the White House to discuss Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation with Obama Administration officials. The agenda for the meeting included the over[...]
 
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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is working with other organizations to the end the practice of trying, sentencing and jailing youth under age 18 in the adult criminal justice system. That is why NASW wants to make you aware that October is Youth Justice Awareness Month (YJAM). Thro[...]
 
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By Rena Malai, News staff Social workers can be instrumental in helping unaccompanied, undocumented minors find legal representation and other services once they cross the border into the United States. Tens of thousands of minors have arrived at the U.S. border within the last few months, fleeing f[...]