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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
9 hours ago
Staff losses will intensify recruitment problems at health service, which now has 40,000 vacant nursing postsAround 10,000 EU nationals have quit the NHS since the Brexit referendum, it has emerged.NHS Digital, the agency that collects data on the health service, found that in the 12 months to June,[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
10 hours ago
Prescription drug is handed out too readily and used recreationally, say doctors, with 111 deaths linked to it last yearA prescription drug described as the “new valium” is to be classified as a class C controlled substance after it was linked to a growing number of UK deaths.Pregabalin – a su[...]
Health
13 hours ago
They provide a place for acute care hospitals to confidently refer patients with complex needs because of the level of training, skill and competency of their medical, nursing and rehabilitation therapy staff, as well as that of their social work and ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
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
16 hours ago
Cinemas across the UK are hosting special screenings and reminiscence therapy activities for older audiences as part of World Alzheimer’s MonthIt’s a little after 1.30pm on a Wednesday and a crowd has gathered outside the Rio cinema in Dalston, east London. The first film of the day will not sta[...]
HealthGerontology
16 hours ago
Data shows one in four girls have depression by the time they hit 14. We’d like you to share your thoughts and experiences of mental health issuesAbout 166,000 girls and 67,000 boys aged 14 across the UK are depressed, according to a new study. Government-funded research found that 24% of 14-year-[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental Health
18 hours ago
Alan Barham, who was dismissed by Capita after undercover footage emerged, given caution order by disciplinary panelA benefits assessor who was caught on film mocking disabled claimants of personal independence payments and suggesting they were liars has been found guilty of misconduct by a professi[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
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
21 hours ago
Shocked by the ‘poverty cycle’, British reformers created a safety net for casual workers. Now precarious working conditions are back, and the welfare state is under attack. By Chris RenwickTucked away behind York Minster – the grand cathedral adorned with medieval stained-glass windows that d[...]
PovertyHealthHousing and Poverty
22 hours ago
he committee now thinks it should figure out how to better provide homeless people access to services including health care, social work, housing and jobs. The city Board of Directors originally asked the group to look into best practices for mass ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
22 hours ago
Review of five drugs – including one linked to deaths – says there is no body of reliable evidence behind any of themThere is no magic pill to cure alcoholism, according to a scientific review of the evidence of five drugs being prescribed by doctors.None of the five drugs has a body of reliable[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
22 hours ago
ocial work and education. The Maida Institute is also home to the Better Health senior membership program focused on bringing both educational and social programming to more than 1800 Ocean County residents. As Corporate Chair of Geriatrics at RWJBarnabas ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareGerontology
1 day ago
London has highest rate of practices needing to improve, but ‘super surgeries’ fare better, says Care Quality CommissionAbout 7 million people are being treated at GP surgeries in England that have severe safety problems, according to the first performance review of its kind by the Care Quality [...]
HealthHealth and Care
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
ut on by the Department of Government, the launch featured speakers Heather Ricketts, head of the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Psychology, herself a Grenadian; Prof Rupert Lewis, Clinton Hutton and Bernard Coard himself.
General Social WorkMental Health
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
Retired GP Elizabeth Renton says that she is living proof that age-related macular degeneration is now treatableThe 250 people who will start to lose their sight today (Specsavers/RNIB figures) may never know that half of all sight loss is avoidable. National Eye Health Week (18-24 September) aims t[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 day ago
Nearly 20% of those who quit in first half of 2017 have been successful, with e-cigarettes becoming most popular method of quitting, say UCL researchersSuccess rates for smokers trying to give up have hit a record high in part thanks to the increasing use of e-cigarettes, figures reveal.Nearly 20% o[...]
HealthEducation
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
1 day ago
major recession could put pressure on state budgets and increase demand for social services such as the current Medicaid program. States would no longer be able to adapt dynamically to meet the needs of their citizens, as the current funding partnership ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 day ago
s a fiscal matter, it should be viewed as of a piece with Republican efforts to eliminate the state and local tax deduction: the idea is simply that if states want to tax their citizens highly to provide more generous social services, then the citizens of ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
1 day ago
Gordon of Affinity Community Services, with panelists Ashley Brazil, Senior Career Specialist in the Employment Program at Chicago House and Social Service Agency, and Darryl Grant, who brings nearly 10 years of experience as ...
29: Moderated by Imani Rupert via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
1 day ago
Councils still assess eligibility and allocate resources, but we’ve known for decades that letting people choose and pay for their own care works betterTwo recent high court judgments – Oxfordshire v Davey and Merton v JF – highlight the ways councils assess eligibility for social care and all[...]
PolicyHealth and CareCriminal Justice
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1 day ago
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The Department of Veterans Affairs, one of the largest employers of social workers, this month is running a #BeThere suicide prevention campaign for veterans and service members. The campaign offers tips we can all do to prevent people from dying by su[...]
 

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2 days ago
Mental health services are an important pre-requisite for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.  The mental health practitioner’s role has become more meaningful as the complexities surrounding treatment necessitate caring for the psychological aspects of HIV care, especially as it relates to aspect[...]
 
1 week ago
The Delegate Assembly of the National Association of  Social Workers (NASW) on August 4, 2017 approved the most substantive revision to the NASW Code of Ethics since 1996. After careful and charged deliberation, the Delegate Assembly voted to accept proposed revisions to the Code that focused la[...]
 
3 weeks ago
In accordance with section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, the Office of the Governor temporarily suspends all necessary statutes and rules to allow health care providers employed by a hospital and licensed and in good standing in another state to practice in Texas in order assist with the Tro[...]
 
6 weeks ago
Chronic disease takes a heavy toll on residents in the United States. Heart disease is the leading cause of death. Risk factors for heart disease include diabetes, obesity, poor diet, and physical inactivity. Additionally, mental health concerns also affect a large proportion of Americans and are ma[...]
 
6 weeks ago
     Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Month is in September.      Alcohol use during pregnancy is a leading preventable cause of birth defects and intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities. FASD—the general term that encompasses the range of life-long adverse cogniti[...]
 
8 weeks ago
Senate Republicans yesterday moved one step closer to their goal of repealing the Affordable Care Act. The motion to proceed to debate on health care reform passed narrowly, 51-50, with the help of Vice President Pence’s tie-breaking vote. The vote cleared the way for 20 hours of debate, equally d[...]