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10 hours ago
he Trust is part of the Anglican Church's social services network. Both say they suffered physical abuse that caused psychological scars they still wear today. The Anglican Trust says it needs to meet with the pair and check their claims before it can ...
General Social WorkMental Health
16 hours ago
From food poisoning to fire safety, we strive to keep people away from danger, before they know it is there. But cuts have limited our prevention workI work in local government as an environmental health officer, but you probably don’t know staff like me exist until incidences occur where you need[...]
HealthHealth and Care
16 hours ago
Tanya Gold used drink to drown out the destructive voice inside her head. Will she ever fully recover?It is easy to get morphine in University College hospital, London, if you are a good liar. It hurts, you tell the midwife, although you can’t feel anything, being so high on morphine already that [...]
HealthChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
17 hours ago
Over half a million young people might miss out on mental health support. Reform would be a worthwhile legacy“I’ve contemplated killing myself a few times.” Sensing the pause in my throat the 19-year-old young man quickly followed: “But obviously I didn’t, I self-harmed instead. It was the[...]
PolicyHealthChildrenChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Car
19 hours ago
s well as other social services, like education, health, and human capital development. “The Minister’s statement is in bad taste and we believe he has been quoted out of context as an experienced public servant with over 15 years of high level ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and Care
22 hours ago
s more money will be spent on less commercially viable roads that would not ordinarily attract private sector investment as well as other social services like education, health and human capital development. “The Minister’s statement is in bad taste ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and Care
1 day ago
spokesperson for the ministry of health and social services said the province maintains a database on youth held in confinement in these facilities, but that it counts residents as well as those facing criminal charges. According to Quebec ministry data ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
1 day ago
old social worker and his fiancée, a case manager, were arrested after authorities say they scammed Medicaid out of nearly $160,000, according to court documents. Anthony Handal and Sandra Mora, 46, billed Medicaid between September 2015 and ...
A 58 via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
1 day ago
care? Is it treating yourself? A soft, fluffy robe, bubble baths, maybe some champagne or a massage? That’s what I think about, too. A quick search online, whether it’s a social media hashtag or an article ...
What comes to mind when you think of self via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
1 day ago
ll of these Hoosiers now have access to testing for disease and referrals to housing, health insurance and social services, and more importantly, to treatment. More than 800 people across the state have engaged in substance abuse treatment as a result of ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
1 day ago
Nicola Edgington, who had previously murdered her own mother, killed Sally Hodkin after series of failingsA series of failings by the NHS and police led to a psychiatric patient brutally murdering a grandmother, a report has concluded.Nicola Edgington almost decapitated Sally Hodkin, 58, with a butc[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
1 day ago
More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoeal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today.
Children and ParentingHealth and Care
1 day ago
Calling for immediate humanitarian action amid rising malnutrition, thirst and disease, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today that millions of lives are at risk in four countries stretching from Africa to the Middle East.
Children and ParentingHealth and Care
1 day ago
ne of the most defining moments of the recent UK General Election was when the Conservatives decided to include controversial social care plans in their manifesto. Whilst I didn't agree with what is now known as the 'Dementia Tax', what I was pleased ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
2 days ago
Medical society calls for legal changes, saying spiralling £1.5bn annual bill diverts significant funding from frontline careThe annual cost to the NHS in England of settling clinical negligence claims is equivalent to training 6,500 doctors and is expected to double by 2023, according to the Medic[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 days ago
Public Health England records first downturn in infections in London, thanks to frequent testing and rapid treatment A big drop in the numbers of gay men becoming infected with HIV in London may signal that the Aids epidemic in Britain can be brought to a close, public health experts believe.New dat[...]
HealthHealth and Care
2 days ago
Ninety-tonne cyclotron at Christie hospital will give NHS patients access to treatment that is currently only available abroadA 90-tonne machine that will allow cancer patients to receive state-of-the-art high-energy proton beam therapy on the NHS for the first time is to be installed at a hospital [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 days ago
Policy has caused ‘real misery to no good purpose’ as parents of children under two do not qualify for free childcareThe government’s policy of imposing the benefit cap on tens of thousands of lone parents with children under the age of two is unlawful, discriminatory and has resulted in “re[...]
ChildrenPovertyChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
2 days ago
Why did Kensington and Chelsea, seen in Whitehall and more widely as a safe of pair of hands, handle the crisis so badly?Grenfell Tower has dealt a severe blow to the reputation of local government. It will hit the devolution agenda, reform of council finance and will have ramifications for the futu[...]
Health and CareGovernment Policy
2 days ago
o your social media feeds have you feeling down and like less than your typically fabulous self? It may be time to take a step back from the web and completely disconnect. A telltale sign that social media is screwing with your mental health is when what ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
2 days ago
Nuffield Council on Bioethics calls for social media to take down games such as one that allows girls and boys to alter images of themselvesChildren as young as nine are the target of cosmetic surgery apps and makeover games that are likely to make them feel dissatisfied with their own faces and bod[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingEducation
2 days ago
I was driven to the brink by the poor care my friend received. I finally left over pointless tasksThe first time I thought I should leave the NHS and never return was at my friend’s inquest. After struggling with mental health issues for many years he had taken his own life. At his inquest, I lear[...]
HealthCareersPolicyHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
2 days ago
PrEP is controversial even on the gay scene. Does the drug encourage dangerous ‘barebacking’ or could it be the game-changer that wipes out HIV for good? Matt Cain decided to take it for three months and find outWhen I first heard about the HIV-prevention drug PrEP – pre-exposure prophylaxis [...]
Health and CareGovernment Policy
3 days ago
he Queen's Speech answered few questions about the pensions landscape of the future when it was delivered at the state opening of parliament on 21 June. No information was given on the status of the triple lock, despite the Conservatives being the only ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
3 days ago
Cost-cutting plans could see waiting times shoot up and risk patients’ chance of survival, doctors and charities warnCancer patients in Cheshire could die sooner because they will end up waiting longer for urgent hospital treatment if NHS regulators push through controversial cost-cutting plans, i[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
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2 days 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[...]
 

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3 days 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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Dear Senator Collins, We are writing to share our views regarding the ongoing debate over repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. We appreciate the thoughtful attention you have given this issue and thank you for your careful examination of various proposals being considered.  We underst[...]
 
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The Senate is poised to consider health care legislation before the July 4th Congressional Recess, which will repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act. Like the House-passed American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), the Senate version, being drafted behind closed doors, expects to undermine vita[...]
 
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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[...]
 
2 weeks ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The full fiscal year 2018 budget request released by President Trump would shred this nation’s social safety net, prompting the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) to call on Congress to stand up for our nation’s most vulnerable citizens and reject it. It has ofte[...]
 
4 weeks ago
Social workers work with clients who face various disadvantages due to social stigma, discrimination, and oppression. These disadvantages range from race, to ethnic origins, to gender, to sexual orientation, and beyond. One important factor in social stigma and discrimination that social workers nee[...]