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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
18 hours ago
My daughter, Lindsay Riddoch, who has taken her own life aged 24, was an ardent and articulate advocate for better mental health services. She was a fiercely independent thinker and debater who was intent on exposing injustice, and if she saw something wrong she would try to put it right. She often [...]
EducationHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
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 ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
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
20 hours ago
Data showing 33,000 nurses left in 2016-17 triggers warning of ‘dangerous and downward spiral’One in 10 nurses are leaving the NHS in England each year, according to official figures, raising fresh concerns about staffing shortages in hospitals.Data published by NHS Digital on Wednesday shows th[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
22 hours ago
The Perspective Project hosts art, poetry and writing with the aim of ending stigma and providing an outlet for those with mental health problems. The 24-year-old founder, Mark Anscombe, is already sharing the work of over 30 artists from around the UK, US and Canada, all of whom have various mental[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental Health
1 day ago
Commons public accounts committee has warned against advice to cut spending to NHS’s Continuing HealthcareCalls for cuts to the cost of care for some ill and disabled patients could put safety at risk, MPs have said. Officials want local health bodies to cut the amount spent on the NHS’s Continu[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
1 day ago
This Friday, parliament must not pass up the opportunity to give tenants a fighting chance against rogue landlords
This coming Friday, 19 January, a bill is to be debated in parliament that could hugely improve the lives of many people in England. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill wou[...]
HousingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
1 day ago
Self-belief | Obesity | Mary Shelley | The new Guardian• Hadley Freeman may be right that maleness seemed a necessary factor in acquiring confidence (Weekend, 13 January), but it is not sufficient. Neither I, nor my male friends leaving Huddersfield in the late 1960s for elite universities, manage[...]
WomenHealth and Care
1 day ago
Suicide prevention expert Alys Cole-King wants distressed NHS colleagues to seek support themselves during the winter crisisReports by overstretched NHS staff of the pressures of the winter crisis moved Dr Alys Cole-King to fire off a series of tweets last week:“You matter as much as your patients[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 day ago
If a contractor fails, it’s the public sector that carries the can. We must make profit-seeking firms take more responsibility
Carillion’s cave-in isn’t the first nor will it be the last spectacular failure of a contractor. There are more to come – and soon – in social care, where priva[...]
Health and CareCriminal Justice
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
he International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Donnalyn Kuck, LCSW to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Donnalyn Kuck is an established Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
1 day ago
Like 12% of medical students, the graphic sights of the operating theatre caused me to faint. But slowly, after many queasy incidents, I learned how to cope
Medicine is great, but it involves pain, pus and blood. For some, seeing those things is a problem. When I started medical school, I was wor[...]
HealthEducationHealth and Care
1 day ago
We have much to learn from colleagues in healthcare about raising the public profile of the issues facing the sector Social work leaders must learn to engage with the public and the media if we are to raise public awareness of the issues facing the profession.
Social workers are fully aware of[...]
ChildrenChildrenHealth and Care
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
ommissioners for Franklin County, the most populous county in the state, spent close to $100 million in 2017 providing social services to its 1.3 million residents. The breadth of those services included providing food, housing, clothing, medical and ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth 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 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGerontologyDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 days ago
King’s Fund says physical health services are still getting bigger budgets, five years after ministers promised ‘parity of esteem’Mental health care providers continue to receive far smaller budget increases than hospitals, five years after ministers pledged to create “parity of esteem” be[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
2 days ago
Increase screening for women who start their periods at a young age or those reaching menopause early, experts suggestWomen who start their periods at an early age, or experience an early menopause, are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, new research suggests.While researchers say it is not [...]
WomenHealthHealth and CareWomens Issues
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
Readers air their views on the crisis in the health service, as medical students are urged to volunteer to plug gapsHardware in the NHS has been allowed to decline dangerously, but equally damning and dangerous is the demoralisation of doctors in particular, a process that began 20 years ago with a [...]
Charities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
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6 days ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor When J. David Hawkins was a probation officer in the 1980s, he thought, “Isn’t there something we should have done to prevent these kids from getting to this place?” Programs from that period like “Just Say No” and “Scared Straight” just didn’t work[...]
 

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5 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social workers are the among the behavioral health professionals greatly needed to meet a growing demand for services, says the new leader of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA. Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz is the assistant secretary for [...]
 
8 weeks ago
Abuse has immediate effects on health and, in some cases, is fatal. It has been established that exposure to abuse results in physical, mental, and behavioral health consequences. Maltreatment is a common and significant burden on the health care system that can produce residual effects, both short[...]
 
8 weeks ago
The theme for World Aids Day 2017 on December 1 will be “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships.”   In elaborating on the theme Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy at the [...]
 
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
Over the past few decades, the role of religion and spirituality in health and mental health clients’ lives has caught the attention of a variety of helping professionals, including social workers. Research indicates that not only does the inclusion of religion and spirituality have the potential [...]
 
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 [...]