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Children and Parenting News

10 hours ago
What do you do when everyone in your life loves a drink, but you’ve barely touched the stuff? Is 53 too old to develop a bad habit?‘I wish you’d bloody drink, get some colour into your cheeks,” my father grumbled one day. I was 12, maybe 13. Then, and for many years afterwards, I shrugged it[...]
Children and Parenting
14 hours ago
Scandal over Manchester lab raises doubts about evidence used in thousands of child protection cases in England and WalesThe government’s forensic regulator has called for fresh scrutiny of drug and alcohol testing carried out for the family courts, after a scandal at a Manchester laboratory raise[...]
Children and ParentingCriminal Justice
14 hours ago
Councils recognise the importance of services for young people, but have had to cut funding; partnerships offer a new modelIt amazes me how many adults attribute part of their success to youth centres, sports clubs and arts programmes. The opportunity to forge diverse friendships, have somewhere to [...]
ChildrenChildrenCharitiesChildren and Parenting
20 hours ago
Obesity Policy Coalition highlights need for a sugar tax, saying physical activity guidelines alone won’t suffice Young Australian adults are nearly twice as likely to be obese as their parents and one in five children are now overweight before they start school, a report has found.The rates of ob[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingEducation
1 day ago
Exclusive: Leaked government paper reveals plan for waiting time cap – but cuts mean it cannot be rolled out for four yearsChildren with anxiety and depression will be guaranteed treatment within four weeks in a new effort to improve mental health care, but lack of NHS staff and funding means the [...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 day ago
profile child deaths, record numbers of children entering foster care and recent reports of the Kansas Department for Child and Families using gag orders to cover its shortcomings, the agency is clearly in crisis. Kansas ...
In the aftermath of five high via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
1 day ago
ANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Smart phones and anything to do with social media are hot items once again this year on many parents’ gift lists, though experts warn buying these types of gifts can have negative consequences, like addiction to social ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
1 day ago
Financial insecurity keeps women trapped in violent relationships. FreeFrom, a California not-for-profit, wants to break the cycle
A month ago Christine and her children were living in a shelter for survivors of domestic violence. Now she lives in her own apartment and runs a business selling aro[...]
Children and ParentingWomens Issues
2 days ago
A Family, the community Christmas celebration at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds and Social Services. Beginning Friday, barrels will be located at Sonora City Hall, Fire Department ...
The organizations are: Center for a Non Violent Community, ATCAA Adopt via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
2 days ago
Frances Crook of the Howard League for Penal Reform says we should be closing down our youth prison system, not expanding it; David Scott says England and Wales stand virtually alone in the EU in the use of child life sentencesShauneen Lambe is right that our child prisons are a disgrace and that th[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
2 days ago
Diane Wall writes that the privatisation of care homes means there is no limit what they can charge when demand is so highYour article (Soaring care home costs mean you now pay £34,000 a year, 18 November) fails to give an accurate account of the financial obligations of self-funders. This happens [...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareGerontology
2 days ago
our of the candidates running for the Board of Supervisors want to make significant changes to the county’s social services programs, potentially overhauling one of the biggest duties of county government. The leading candidates — all vying to succeed ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
2 days ago
Connect House in Mitcham, London, is a converted office block in the depths of an industrial estate that is temporarily home to vulnerable people, families and young children. We meet two young mothers who tell us what daily life is like there. An estimated 120,540 children with their families live [...]
HousingChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
3 days ago
ow well governments provide social services, job opportunities and the ability for them to live up to their potential will be paramount to combatting the growth of young people joining terrorist networks. By doing such, we are able to destroy the ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
3 days ago
buja—THE Minister of State Labour and Employment, Professor, Stephen Ocheni, has called for improved youth access to education and vocational studies as a deliberate strategy to check youth’s illiteracy and its antecedent vices, such as moral ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducation
3 days ago
Hummel has been involved in Kansas’ social service system for decades. She joined the Children’s Shelter in 2015. Prior to that, she served in positions within the Kansas Department for Aging and ...
Kansas.com & The Wichita Eagle via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingGerontology
3 days ago
profit organization providing shelter, support and education for its residents. Historically, Birth Haven has had a ...
NEWTON, NJ via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducation
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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 ...
lohud.com via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
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Latest Blog

4 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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5 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,[...]
 
5 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[...]
 
18 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[...]
 
18 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[...]
 
18 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[...]