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10 hours ago
Researchers say they have found a strong association between consuming higher levels of sugar and depression in men – a link not mirrored in womenMen who consume a lot of added sugar in drinks, cakes and confectionery run an increased risk of depression, according to a new study.Researchers from U[...]
EducationHealth and CareMental HealthWomens Issues
1 day ago
Samsung, Google and Saga have millions of employees sitting at desks, but realise the value of getting them up and walking on a daily basisFriedrich Nietzsche once declared that “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” This is backed up by studies by Stanford University which have[...]
HealthEducationHealth and Care
2 days ago
ric Garland is the associate dean for research in the College of Social Work at the University of Utah and director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development. Credit: University of Utah "It was really exciting and quite ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and Care
2 days ago
I was first prescribed depression medication five years ago and it’s now part of my self-care routine. It’s good for young people to take control of their mental healthI have been on the antidepressant citalopram for the best part of five years now – popping my pill is as much a part of my mor[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
2 days ago
‘Holiday hunger’ means charities are stepping in to replace free school meals outside term time. Without us, struggling families go hungryJulie Coates is manager of Hailsham food bank, East SussexWhen politicians talk about holiday hunger, they always make it seem like an abstract idea; a recent[...]
CharitiesPovertyChildrenEducationChil
2 days ago
No fault evictions allow private landlords to turf tenants out without any reason. It’s legal but its use is on the rise and it needs to stopDan Wilson Craw is director of Generation RentFor every school in England there are five children without a home. The Local Government Association reports th[...]
HousingPovertyChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducation
2 days ago
New data shows number of fast food outlets in England has increased by 4,000 since 2014, sparking fears that councils are losing battle to limit obesity levelsInteractive map: how many takeaways are near you?The total number of takeaway food shops in England has risen by 4,000 in the past three year[...]
PovertyHealthHousing and PovertyEducation
3 days ago
Under-fours made up 27% of the children receiving emergency food supplies last July and August, Trussell Trust research showsHalf of the children needing help from food banks last summer were in primary school and more than a quarter were under the age of five, according to research.
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ChildrenPovertyChildren and ParentingEducation
3 days ago
Lemonade fine | Cloistered lawyers | Call me Pat, Pet | Clive James | Austen’s cricket-loving heroineAbout 30 years ago I wrote a computer-simulated lemonade stall for primary schoolchildren. Included in the model were potential disasters like thunderstorms and competition from cheaper stalls near[...]
Children and ParentingEducationCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
3 days ago
Amid warnings that heavy drinking will kill 63,000 people over the next five years, we want to hear from readers who have sought help to stop drinkingHealth charities are urging the government to bring in minimum unit pricing of alcohol and to crackdown on drink advertising to avert the “public he[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 days ago
We’re facing a recruitment crisis, surgeries are closing and have to undergo inspections, and GPs are doing more for less

• David Turner is a GP “A GP, eh? Well I guess there are worse things you could do.”
That was the only careers advice I got in my final year at medical school. [...]
HealthEducationHealth and Care
3 days ago
Technology feeds social exclusion and without the means to access support online, young people can get trapped in a cycle of disadvantage and vulnerabilityChris Ashworth is programme director at Nominet TrustIt’s barely a few hundred yards, but might as well be 100 miles. MediaCity in Salford Quay[...]
ChildrenCharitiesChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducation
3 days ago
nd this could make it difficult to work with parents afterwards. The study, published in the Child and Family Social Work Journal, was undertaken by academics from the schools of law and of applied social studies at University College Cork. It involved ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationCriminal Justice
4 days ago
hiruvananthapuram: It is common for old students to come together and do something for their alma mater. But, this story is not about a bunch of students doing something for their own school. The 1998 batch of students from the Holy Angels Convent school ...
General Social WorkEducation
5 days ago
aipei, July 22 (CNA) Daniel Ross (羅四維), an American priest and pioneer in the field of social work education in Taiwan, died at the age of 83 at a hospital in New Taipei City on Saturday, the Society of Jesus, Chinese Province, said Saturday.
General Social WorkEducationHealth and Care
6 days ago
ACOMB, IL – The Commission on Accreditation (COA) has extended the accreditation of Western Illinois University's undergraduate social work program for another eight years, until June 2024. The accreditation was approved at the COA's June meeting.
General Social WorkEducation
6 days ago
From Georgia to India, social media and apps are teaching young people about sex and relationships Almost half the world’s population is online and billions of young people use social media. So why doesn’t more sex education happen across these channels? The first Global Advisory Board for Sexua[...]
EducationHealth
1 week ago
Researchers in Manchester say drug is being sold in variety of forms including cigarettes dipped in vials of the chemicalDrug dealers are finding “innovative ways” of circumventing a police crackdown on the sale of the banned drug spice, according to drugs experts.Academics at Manchester Metropo[...]
Charities and VolunteerismEducationCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Yes we do a traumatic job but what makes it worse is a harmful management cultureWhen I was 15, a teacher found me during lunch break and asked if she could have a word. Confused, as I was generally well behaved, I followed her to the office. I was told that a close friend of mine had been found by [...]
HealthCareersChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
Why are so many doctors opposed to assisted death? As a practising physician, Haider Javed Warraich has witnessed both sides of this gruelling battlegroundKaren Ann Quinlan lived two lives. Her first life was that of a regular middle-class girl in Scranton, Pennsylvania: she swam, she skied, she dat[...]
HealthEducation
1 week ago
Researchers admit prevention estimate is a ‘best-case scenario’, but stress that action can be taken to reduce dementia risk
More than a third of dementia cases might be avoided by tackling aspects of lifestyle including education, exercise, blood pressure and hearing, a new report suggests.A[...]
HealthEducation
1 week ago
IPPR thinktank says permanently excluded children in England face significant disadvantage because of ‘broken system’ Half of all pupils expelled from school are suffering from a recognised mental health problem, according to a study.Those who are permanently excluded find themselves at a signif[...]
ChildrenEducationHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
Prof Pamela Taylor on mental health problems and Prof Mike Stein on the tough-on-crime youth policyOur prison system is in crisis and is causing suffering (Editorial, 19 July). Suicide, other deaths, self-harm and violence in prisons are rising; even purpose-designed protective procedures are failin[...]
Children and ParentingEducationHealth and CareMental HealthCrimin
1 week ago
Royal College of Emergency Medicine says hospitals must more than double current number of consultants to ensure safe careHospitals are being urged to urgently more than double the number of consultants on duty in A&E units in order to ensure that patients receive safe care. The NHS in England m[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Two reviews want to hear from children and adults with experience of the care systemJimmy Paul is a care experienced adultPeople who have experienced care remain one of the most neglected and stigmatised groups in society. Their outcomes continue to be poor compared with peers who have not been in c[...]
ChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal Jus
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The National Association of Social Workers on June 27 held  a Congressional briefing that identified strategies to prevent child maltreatment of infants from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The briefing enhanced awareness about NICU families, identified their unique needs and reviewed prog[...]
 

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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[...]
 
4 weeks ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor A year ago Heidi L. Allen’s sister died. “She lived in Idaho, which did not expand Medicaid under the ACA” (Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare), said Allen, an associate professor of social work at Columbia University in New York whose focus is low-in[...]
 
5 weeks ago
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and three other social work organizations today released new Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice. The standards were created after two years of discussion and research. Here are some commonly asked questions about them: Q: Who worked on[...]
 
5 weeks ago
Here are four reasons from the National Association of Social Workers for why you should consider pursuing a graduate degree. Authored by: Lauren Waldron It’s never too late to start thinking about your future and career. Whether you are currently employed and considering applying to graduate scho[...]
 
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Here are four reasons from the National Association of Social Workers for why you should consider pursuing a graduate degree. Authored by: Lauren Waldron It’s never too late to start thinking about your future and career. Whether you are currently employed and considering applying to graduate scho[...]
 
6 weeks ago
NASW invites you to participate in a Congressional briefing that identifies strategies to prevent child maltreatment of infants from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The briefing will enhance awareness about NICU families, identify their unique needs and review program and policy solutions t[...]