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Children and Parenting News

7 hours ago
Young people must be meaningful partners in conflict prevention and sustaining peace, and the United Nations should think outside the box on how to relate to youth globally, Secretary-General António Guterres told a ministerial event held today on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual deba[...]
Children and Parenting
8 hours ago
We don’t need more demonising headlines about fostering, we need more foster carers, says Javed Khan of Barnardo’s, while Mike Stein points out that with proper support fostered children make good progress from poor starting pointsDawn Foster is, sadly, right when she writes that fostering tends[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareCriminal Justice
16 hours ago
n addition to Kroger, the First 5 Lex program has several partners including the University of Kentucky, city Social Services, Community Action/Head Start, Reach Out and Read, UK Pediatrics, Lexington Public Library, KET, Child Care Council, United Way of ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
18 hours ago
Safeguarding girls from genital mutilation and avoiding complacency must remain priority, says Operation Limelight leaderClaims of racism over female genital mutilation (FGM) investigations should not be allowed to disrupt a police initiative targeting families coming into the UK from countries wher[...]
HealthWomenChildrenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
20 hours ago
Send us pictures of the local sculptures and artworks that have inspired civic pride, raised eyebrows and provoked lively debate in the pub Related: Rachel Whiteread: Turner prize winner criticises 'plop art' Turner prize winner Rachel Whiteread is not a fan of ‘plop art’: public sculptures plo[...]
Children and Parenting
20 hours ago
oth brothers have come a long way in their development and sense of security levels. With a master’s in social work from the University in Washington, Kaas had worked for DSHS since 1998. She was a mother herself who had moved to Port Angeles to ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducation
21 hours ago
There is no period more critical in a child's development than the first 1,000 days of life, and yet 32 countries – including Bangladesh and the United States – lack three basic national policies to support parents of babies and young children, says a new United Nations report issued [...]
Children and Parenting
21 hours ago
About 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics, signalling “a learning crisis” that could threaten progress on global development goals, a report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organ[...]
Children and ParentingEducation
1 day ago
Over 50% of teachers tell survey they don’t have adequate training in what to do when a child has a mental health problemMore than half of primary school teachers say they do not feel adequately trained in supporting pupils with mental health problems, research suggests.Just one in 10 “strongly [...]
EducationHealthChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
1 day ago
Trial unexpectedly shows combination of osteopathy, life coaching and neuro-linguistic programming helps children with CFS/ME get betterA controversial treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) called the Lightning Process can help children get better, a trial has shown, much to the surprise of t[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingEducation
1 day ago
The North Korean government needs to move past its denial of sexual abuse of children in North Korea, and ensure that survivors have access to comprehensive health, legal, and social services without fearing stigma or retaliation,” Robertson said.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
1 day ago
Call for additional evidence comes before public examinations into claims involving council homes and schools in RochdaleMore alleged victims of the former Liberal MP Cyril Smith and officials who investigated him should be allowed to testify at the child sexual abuse inquiry, a preliminary hearing [...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingEducation
1 day ago
Global study finds girls are considered vulnerable and protected, while boys are set free to roam and explore, with lifelong consequencesAcross the world, from Beijing to Baltimore, children are straitjacketed into gender roles in early adolescence, with the world expanding for boys and closing in f[...]
ChildrenChildren and Parenting
2 days ago
David Willetts warns of ‘housing catastrophe’ as he launches study that lays bare intergenerational inequalityMillennials are spending three times more of their income on housing than their grandparents yet are often living in worse accommodation, says a study launched by former Conservative min[...]
HousingChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
2 days ago
Enterprise. Two employees of the state Department of Social Services’ Care Licensing Division inspected Worman’s home the day after Addison’s death. Worman told the investigators that she had been ...
Watkins, wrote in a Facebook message to The Press via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
2 days ago
In the 1920s, Harry Leslie Smith was shunted from one cold, dirty, overcrowded hovel to the next, fleeing by night when his father could no longer pay the rent. Nearly a century on, little has changed for many working-class familiesOn my many recent trips across Britain, I’ve seen on a few occasio[...]
HousingPovertyChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
2 days ago
Children’s commissioner for England calls for rewrite of rules that withhold payments from children who ‘consented’ to abuse
The children’s commissioner for England has condemned draft government rules that mean children as young as 12 could miss out on compensation because they “consen[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
2 days ago
Christian Brealy pays tribute to Rosie and says: ‘We urge everyone to get their kids immunised against the flu’The family of an eight-year-old Melbourne girl who died of the flu have urged other parents to vaccinate their children. Christian Brealy said his “beautiful princess” Rosie died ho[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
2 days ago
In Newham, the council’s licensing scheme for private landlords has uncovered abuses and exploitation. So why isn’t the government interested?Sir Robin Wales is mayor of Newham and John Healey is shadow secretary of state for housingA mother with a baby charged £350 a month in rent for living i[...]
HousingChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
3 days ago
ide range of behaviors MNCASA (mncasa.org) collected data from August 2016 to June 2017, drawing from previous studies, personal stories and interviews with professionals working in child care, Head Start, social services, mental health services ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
3 days ago
he report, “Bearing the Cost of Early Care and Education in Colorado” by the Butler Institute for Families at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and Brodsky Research and Consulting, found that more than100,000 children age 4 or ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
3 days ago
UK’s lead police officer on child protection says he wants such groups to stop, but says ‘I am not winning that conversation’The UK’s lead police officer on child protection has said forces will “potentially” have to look at working with so-called paedophile hunters.
Senior officers h[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingGerontologyCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Exclusive: Draft rules could mean children as young as 12 being held responsible for their abuse and so refused compensationMPs have urged the justice secretary, David Lidington, to rewrite “extremely damaging” official guidance that means children as young as 12 could be held responsible for th[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
3 days ago
As the 2017-2018 school year starts, more than 1.5 million children across West and Central Africa risk going to school hungry or dropping out altogether, due to lack of financing for nourishing school meals, the United Nations food relief agency said today.
Children and ParentingEducation
3 days ago
as the director of social services. The weakening of the link between the statutory director role and the social work qualification is perhaps another way in which the social work profession has been devalued. When council children’s services ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingGerontology
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Latest Blog

9 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[...]
 

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9 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[...]
 
9 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[...]
 
10 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff To stop the spread of HIV, it cannot be treated as a health or medical problem alone, says Tom Fenn, project director of the Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children). “It’s not going to go away if we act like it’s the health sector’s responsibility[...]
 
11 weeks ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor When Maura Nsonwu was a teenager and her mother, Mary Anne Busch, was working on her master’s degree in social work, her mother called the children into the room to try out a family therapy technique: family sculpture. It calls for the client and all family membe[...]
 
13 weeks ago
It’s known that depressed parents may negatively influence the well-being and outcomes of their children. However, prior research has mostly addressed mother’s depression rather than the father’s; furthermore, the research has mostly addressed effects on early childhood and not adolescents. To[...]
 
20 weeks ago
The Trump AdminThe Trump Administration policy of deporting large numbers of immigrants who are in the United States illegally is having a significant impact on the social work profession. Staff from the National Association of Social Workers Arizona, California, New Mexico, New York City, Texas and[...]