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Children and Parenting News

17 hours ago
mma's mother said she has contacted Wood County Social Services. "They are doing an investigation with Helping Hands, the school district and the bus garage," Zimmel said. Newsline 9 reached out to Helping Hands of Central Wisconsin but received no comment.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
19 hours ago
olunteer work is the backbone of any community. It’s been a part of our society since America’s inception, à la Benjamin Franklin’s volunteer firehouse in 1736. Now it’s 2018, and the selfless intentions of our forefathers still ring true across ...
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19 hours ago
even of the alleged victims were adults and the others were children as young as 2. Mary Parks, senior public information officer for Riverside County Social Services, told ABC News today that the main priority is for the minors to be taken care of by the ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGerontology
1 day ago
A Guardian investigation reveals that thousands of under-fives are being squeezed into temporary housing with nowhere to safely play or crawlAgne speaks calmly, but the longer she talks, the more obvious it becomes that she is quietly frantic. For nearly two months, she and her 11-month-old daughter[...]
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1 day ago
aroline Roesch is a single mother living near the Mission Mountain Range in Lake County, Montana, with her three children, and for her, social service programs were ... The committee states that social services for people in rural areas across the country ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
1 day ago
In previous roles, Esther McVey never cared about the impact of her policies and appeared to relish removing disability supportAs backlashes go, the days following Esther McVey’s appointment as the new work and pensions secretary have seen intense criticism. Between 2012 and 2013, as minister for [...]
PovertyHealthChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
1 day ago
tudents at Hope College will receive Holland’s 2017 Youth Social Justice Award for their leadership in organizing the Tuesday, Oct. 31, march and rally held to advocate for those impacted by DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). The award will ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationCriminal Justice
2 days ago
he Positive Families Partnership has been jointly commissioned by Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Bexley, Merton and Newham councils and is designed to support 350 young people involved in antisocial behavior or substance abuse who are at risk of being taken into ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
2 days ago
ealth experts in the UK have issued a warning to parents about a new dangerous trend among teenagers, called 'Tide Pod Challenge', which sees them eating laundry detergent capsules. Fears over the new craze started in the US, but now health experts here ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
2 days ago
As the Bay of Bengal region gears up for cyclone and monsoon seasons, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is warning that more than 500,000 Rohingya children already living in “horrific” conditions in makeshift settlements in Bangladesh may face compounded risks of disease and d[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and Care
2 days ago
disabled children from the care of their parents, the most senior family court judge in England and Wales has warned. Sir James Munby says parents may “justifiably ...
Council social services bosses must think long and hard before trying to take severely via Live.com News 
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2 days ago
Bethany Shipsey, who took overdose of diet pills, died at Worcestershire Royal hospital ‘on exceptionally busy day’The mother of a young woman who died after taking a overdose of diet pills had to help treat her daughter herself because accident and emergency staff were too busy, an inquest has [...]
Children and ParentingHealth and Care
2 days ago
The Labour MP and former cancer patient tells how her mission to change Britain’s drinking culture is not a moral crusade – it’s about saving livesAfter the elation of becoming an MP in May 2015, Thangam Debbonaire was still getting used to life at Westminster when she got the bad news. “I w[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
2 days ago
he list of people who are worried about what technology and social media are doing to our kids’ brains is growing. Last week, the Lancet published (pdf) an editorial calling for social media companies to step up. “Key to protecting children on social ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
2 days ago
If you break our laws by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child, we reward that child with U.S. citizenship and guarantee of full access to all public and social services this society provides,” he complained. “And that ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
3 days ago
o be effective, those social services and outreach efforts should specifically target youth and young men, Waller said. They could include youth inclusion programs similar to those in place in Glasgow, Scotland, or a combination of outreach, mentoring and ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Dowager Countess of Lucan, whose husband vanished more than 40 years ago, was found dead at home in SeptemberLady Lucan, whose husband famously vanished more than 40 years ago, has left her fortune to a homeless charity after cutting her children out of her will, Shelter confirmed. Veronica, the Dow[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
4 days ago
Only in the first 14 days of the year, more than 30 children have been killed in escalating violence in Syria's East Ghouta, where an estimated 200,000 children have been trapped under siege since 2013, the top United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) official in the Middle Eastern country said[...]
Children and Parenting
4 days ago
MPs call for urgent action over reported rise in illicit use of potent tranquilliserA growing number of children are using the anti-anxiety drug Xanax to “self-medicate” against mental health problems, prompting calls from senior Labour MPs for an investigation into the escalating use of the tra[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareGerontologyMental Health
5 days ago
NHS surgeons removed multiple teeth from under-18s in England a record 42,911 times in 2016-17, figures showNHS surgeons are performing record numbers of operations to pull out rotten teeth in children. Related: Rotten state of children's teeth in England exposed in hospital data Continue reading..[...]
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5 days ago
Gregg, a youth mental health expert who is known for writing books like The Princess Bitchface Syndrome, said children under 12 should be banned from using social media. "It is as simple as that — yet I go to primary schools right across ...
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General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareMental Health
5 days ago
Our job is to tell compelling stories without trivialising people’s lives – and to promote a more nuanced narrative about how to achieve lasting changePity, guilt and shame are easy emotional levers to pull, and ones that have become tempting to indulge in as funding is squeezed. We have seen ho[...]
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6 days ago
eferrals to council children's services reached 646,120 last year, according to new figures from the Local Government Association (LGA). The figures also show more than 500 child protection investigations were started on average each day in 2016/17 ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
6 days ago
Patrick McGorry calls for a significant expansion of support services following Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett’s suicidePatrick McGorry has warned bullying can be as damaging for youth mental health as child abuse, while calling for a major expansion of support services following Amy “Dolly” Everett[...]
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6 days ago
EW YORK—Audiences may be surprised when they go see “The Children” , a play now making its American debut. "If they are waiting for little children to come on stage we are the children," Francesa Annis said. Veteran British actress Francesca Annis ...
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4 weeks ago
Black and male youths are over-represented at every stage of juvenile justice processing. Despite laws passed decades ago to mitigate these disparities, they persist to this day. That racial bias may be a potential cause of the over-representation of minority youths should be of great concern to soc[...]
 

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12 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[...]
 
12 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,[...]
 
12 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 [...]
 
13 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[...]
 
26 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[...]
 
26 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[...]