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Children News

5 hours ago
It’s official, kids have taken over… at least for today – World Children’s Day – celebrated annually on 20 November, which this year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, and also saw young people take over roles in government, media, and even at th[...]
Children and Parenting
10 hours ago
It was introduced to simplify benefits and encourage people to work. Yet from a bungled rollout to Kafkaesque rules and the infamous six-week payment delay, universal credit has caused untold misery. John Harris meets people who have had their lives turned upside down. Photograph by Mark Pinder for [...]
PovertyChildren and Parenting
16 hours ago
Smoking and drinking among young people is at lowest level on record. We’d like you to tell us what you think about the change in trendsYoung people in England born since the turn of the century are the most clean-living generation in recent times, with the rates of those choosing to smoke cigaret[...]
Children and ParentingEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
16 hours ago
ver 60,000 youth and families per year are served by Youth First’s school social work and afterschool programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
22 hours ago
The Wayback project recreates coronation day in 1953 on 3D film using actors, period costumes and props, right down to fish-paste sandwiches. The effect is to bring back vivid memories for those struggling with the presentIn a comfortable armchair, glass of sherry at her side, Elspeth Ford is gettin[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
23 hours ago
Smouldering fires. Haphazard explosions. Malnourished children. The disintegration of law and order and the absence of social services. In 1999, images such as these sparked widespread public anger around the world and the dispatch of an ...
Dili, East Timor via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
23 hours ago
Despite global progress, one in 12 children live in countries with prospects more limited than those of their parents, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Monday.
Children and ParentingMinorities and Immigration
1 day ago
off locations and 70 recipient organizations, such as Westchester County Social Services, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry, Toys for Tots covers all corners. Last year, the local chapter ...
With more than 300 drop via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 day ago
unday he became angry thinking about how she was killed for no apparent reason by a stranger. Before going to work in social services for Shasta County, she was a teacher who worked many years to help children. Troy McFadyen said he often worried about ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducation
1 day ago
Alongside the human costs, cuts have hurt our economy, and we’ve now reached a dangerous tipping point, say Joseph Stiglitz, Ha-Joon Chang and 111 othersSeven years of austerity has destroyed lives. An estimated 30,000 excess deaths can be linked to cuts in NHS spending and the social care crisis [...]
Children and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducationH
1 day ago
The real story of Hull’s year as City of Culture is how it’s transformed the lives of local people. Here they discuss 2017’s highlights – and what its legacy might beIn July 2016, Sheila Annis and her daughter Caron Mincke saw an ad for volunteers for Hull UK City of Culture. “We fancied h[...]
Children and Par
2 days ago
A specialist NHS centre in London is helping thousands of young people who are having difficulties with gender identityAt a time when transgender issues occupy the centreground of today’s culture wars, a clinic in an unpreposessing 1920s office block in north-west London has found itself on the fr[...]
ChildrenHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 days ago
Cross-party support for amendment looks likely to lead to defeat for the government, which favours a code of practiceTechnology firms could be subjected to tough new regulations to protect the privacy and mental health of children as a result of a cross-party campaign that is likely to inflict a def[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGerontology
2 days ago
tong is currently being held at the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility waiting for extradition back to New York. WHAM reports Lily is currently in the care of San Diego Social Services and her family has been notified.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
2 days ago
tong, 32, was taken to San Diego's detention center and is awaiting extradition. The child is being cared for by San Diego social services. Rochester police said the family has been notified. No updates would be provided until at least Monday.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
2 days ago
My small charity team provides vital early help for vulnerable children, but devastating cuts mean we are being left to pick up the pieces when crisis hitsWhen a teenage girl came to our early intervention service recently to help her to work through past domestic violence, it soon became clear she [...]
ChildrenCharitiesChildren
2 days ago
At least 200 children take their own lives each year in the UK. Teachers are in a unique position to support vulnerable pupils, but more awareness is neededHarry Biggs-Davison is a former headteacher and trustee of the charity Papyrus
The tragedy of losing a child is unimaginable. Losing a child [...]
EducationHealthCharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
3 days ago
Measures being trialled to prevent ‘parental alienation’ feature penalties including permanent loss of contact with childDivorcing parents could be denied contact with their children if they try to turn them against their former partner, under a “groundbreaking” process being trialled by the[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
3 days ago
With the outside world descending on fundamentalist Mormons in Utah and Arizona, families struggle for basic needs: ‘Everything just shut down’Sign up to our monthly Outside in America newsletter
In an isolated, rural community in a far southern corner of Utah, oversized houses stand testamen[...]
HousingPovertyChildren and ParentingWomens Issues
3 days ago
Equalities watchdog says Tory tax and benefit reforms over seven years will slash incomes of poorest by 10%, while richest only lose 1%Disabled people, single parents and women have been among the biggest losers under seven years of austerity, according to a report by the equalities watchdog.While t[...]
PovertyWomenChildren and Pa
3 days ago
As part of children’s grief awareness week, the staff who support families caring for terminally ill children on the need to be honest and consistent Anne Harris is director of care, Rainbow Trust children’s charityA father whose daughter had died, once told me his grief was like a snow globe. L[...]
CharitiesChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
4 days ago
few weeks ago, I had the honor and absolute pleasure of representing ONE’s U.S. volunteers at the 2017 ONE Youth Ambassadors Summit in Brussels, Belgium. This annual meeting brought together 200 young advocates from across Europe for three days of ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
ourt records say Michelle Ward, who had custody of the boy, had Ramona Ward take care of Isaac while Michelle worked in tribal social services. Michelle Ward will plead guilty to a lesser charge in the case and agreed to testify against her mother as part ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
4 days ago
Peabody Trust says 42-day wait means 60,000 households, with over 40,000 children, will receive no income until after festive seasonClaimants signing on to universal credit from this week will not receive any income before Christmas because of the existing 42-day wait for payment, putting the financ[...]
PovertyChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
4 days ago
The new GP in Hand app fails to provide equality of access and undermines practice revenues Last week, with very little warning – even to those of us working in general practice – along came GP at Hand. Private doctor provider Babylon caused shockwaves with its offer to sign up patients from acr[...]
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3 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff The nation’s opioid crisis is creating a new threat in some of the hardest hit states: a social work workforce shortage in child welfare and addiction treatment. “The demand for social workers has always been high, but it is particularly true now,” says Michael Patc[...]
 

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4 weeks ago
Childhood emotional, behavioral, and social problems are serious developmental challenges affecting the lives of a substantial number of youths. Estimates suggest that 20 percent of children in the United States have difficulty with attention, disruptive behavior, and mood. Severe social, emotional,[...]
 
4 weeks ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor A 4-year-old boy was brought into a North Carolina hospital emergency room in August after his mother’s boyfriend picked him up by his legs and threw him across the room. He told his grandmother, “Mommy didn’t protect me.” Family violence happens every day [...]
 
5 weeks ago
Social worker Rufus Sylvester Lynch says one out of three children in our nation would better thrive if public policy was more inclusive of fathers’ contributions to the well-being of children. Research and studies show that children who are involved with their fathers, even when they don’t live[...]
 
17 weeks ago
The conditions of the rural white working class and poor have been receiving increased attention lately. What do we really know about this demographic? Studies of their conditions could help illuminate their lives and highlight the social needs of this population. In a recent issue of the NASW Press[...]
 
17 weeks ago
The “feminization of homelessness” is a growing social problem. In 2010, the last year for which such data were available, 37.2 percent of all homeless people were in families with children, and the overwhelming majority of these families were female-headed. Group participation provides homeless[...]
 
17 weeks ago
By Maren Dale, News contributor Although progress continues to be made toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) equality in the U.S. — as evidenced by marriage equality and better recognition of and respect for people who identify as LGBTQ — this progress is not felt by[...]