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2 hours ago
An app which allows women to use their phones to employ the fertility awareness method is becoming hugely popular. What does that mean for other contraceptives?It’s a contraceptive your great-grandmother would probably recognise, only these days it has to, of course, involve an app. The rhythm met[...]
HealthWomenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment PolicyWomens Issues
4 hours ago
As King’s College hospital trust is put into special measures, NHS Confederation urges government to give service more fundingNHS managers have backed the claim by Bob Kerslake, the outgoing chairman of King’s College hospital, that the health service is being denied the money it needs to meet t[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
11 hours ago
Air pollution, an ageing population and smoking causing crisis in A&E departments, says British Lung Foundation reportHospitals need to provide more beds in the winter months to deal with the rising numbers of adults and children who struggle to breathe, according to a report that warns this is [...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
12 hours ago
Insurance companies can only deny people with mental health problems in certain circumstances. We want to hear your experiencesIf you have a mental health condition it can be harder to get insurance and in some circumstances you have to pay more.However, this should only be the case if the insurer c[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental Health
1 day ago
Rachel Reeves argues that welfare state architect William Beveridge would add disconnected society to list of challengesOne of the key architects of Britain’s welfare state would have added loneliness as society’s sixth “giant evil” if he were alive today, Rachel Reeves will say after comple[...]
Health
1 day ago
Bob Kerslake quits as chair of King’s College hospital board, claiming NHS funding ‘desperately’ needs rethink amid unrealistic demands for savings• I’m quitting as a hospital boss: dire NHS funding problems give me no choiceThe boss of one of the NHS’s biggest trusts has resigned in pro[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 day ago
1.4 trillion to the federal deficit, will trigger automatic cuts to vocational rehabilitation services for people with disabilities, social services and housing programs, and Medicare. The Senate passed its version of the tax bill and now, with the House, ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
1 day ago
Demand for children’s social care doubles as sector loses £4.1bn to funding cutsThe children’s services departments of more than 30 councils in England are in special measures, an Observer analysis has revealed.The survey comes amid claims that the child protection sector is experiencing a fund[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
1 day ago
New figures reveal that girls, young women and black people are more likely to be held down by staff on wardsPatients in mental health units were physically restrained by staff more than 80,000 times last year in Britain, including 10,000 who were held face down or given injections to subdue them, n[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment PolicyWomens Issues
2 days ago
Robert Holland on the impact on children, Paul Nicolson on the endless pressure on benefit claimants and Steven Dorner on the psychological impactVisitors to foodbanks are often in distress, so Heidi Allen MP is right to cry (Tory MP cries at universal credit impact speech from Frank Field, 5 Decemb[...]
PovertyHealthChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyMental
3 days ago
Physicist’s dispute with health secretary is reignited as he joins action against changes he fears could lead to more privatisationStephen Hawking has reignited his public dispute with Jeremy Hunt by joining a legal action aimed at scuppering an NHS shake-up that he fears will lead to greater priv[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 days ago
Join us for a panel discussion on technology in the NHS on Wednesday 7 February in London Technology in the NHS is the bane of many healthcare professionals’ jobs. Clinicians have spoken about decrepit computer systems on hospital wards and not being able to access patient information at the right[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 days ago
It took a crisis for me to get the specialist support that children in care should receive from the startAlmost 30 years later, my heart still pounds when I think about the night before I was taken into care at the age of 10. Left alone in the house and sleeping with a knife under my pillow. To this[...]
ChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
3 days ago
The National Forest has not only transformed an industrial landscape, it has given people a new sense of belonging and wellbeing, created jobs and boosted wildlife – benefits that could be replicated across the country Former miner Graham Knight puts his cup of tea down on the cafe table and looks[...]
3 days ago
Averil Hart’s death was ‘an avoidable tragedy’ which shows problems with NHS eating disorders services, says ombudsmanA talented young student died of anorexia because of numerous “clear failures of care” by GPs, hospitals and specialists in eating disorders, a scathing report by the NHS o[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
4 days ago
John Owen recognises only too well the circumstances that led the subject of Aditya Chakrabortty’s article to an early grave. And Aditya’s piece made Jenny Mitton so angry she could burstI’d like to thank Aditya Chakrabortty for his article on the plight of Simon in the Rhymney Valley (Opinion[...]
Poverty
4 days ago
Opposition MPs accuse government of covering up ‘evidence that the NHS is under unsustainable pressure’NHS bosses have been accused of unacceptable secrecy after deciding no longer to reveal how many hospitals come under such pressure during winter that they have to declare an alert. NHS England[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
4 days ago
With services under severe strain, the government must catalyse a culture shift that puts prevention at the heart of careThere has been a plethora of social care papers from governments of all stripes in recent years. The planned green paper on care and support for older people – due next summer [...]
PolicyHealth and Car
4 days ago
hristine Grove is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). Monash University provides funding as a founding partner of The Conversation AU. Victoria State Government provides funding as a strategic partner of The Conversation AU. Knowing ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationMental Health
4 days ago
ctress Daisy Ridley, who quit Instagram this year, said social media is bad for mental health. Reportedly, "The more I read about teenage anxiety, the more I think it's highly unhealthy for people's mental health," Ridley told. Daisy Ridley: Grew up ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
4 days ago
Disability charity Scope and others call for chancellor to withdraw his comments implying disabled people are to blame for sluggish economyDisability charity Scope called on Philip Hammond to withdraw his “totally unacceptable and derogatory comments” after he said Britain’s sluggish productiv[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismDisabilities
4 days ago
Bed shortages prompting concern for patient safety even before onset of winter weather and anticipated major flu outbreakHospitals are already as much as 99% full as the NHS braces itself for the winter – far over the 85% limit experts say must be maintained to protect patient safety. Hospital tru[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
4 days ago
Party says ministers are trying to push through changes that could lead to greater privatisation and rationing of careLabour is demanding that MPs be allowed to debate and vote on “secret” plans for the NHS that they claim could lead to greater rationing of care and privatisation of health servi[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
5 days ago
welve hours of continuing education units (CEUs) have been approved for West Virginia social work licensure, as well as counseling and psychology. Cost to attend is $50 with a possibility of an additional charge of $20 applied for counseling CEUs.
General Social WorkEducationMental Health
5 days ago
. Your own background? You graduated from Ridgewood in 2005. A. Then I went to Dominican University and got my bachelor's in psychology and my master's in social work. Q. And how did you end up with Journeys? A. It was my internship for my degree ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducationMental Health
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5 days ago
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) partnered with the American Psychological Association on the amicus brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The U.S. Supreme Court case addresses the validity of Colorado’s anti-discrimination statute which prevent[...]
 

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5 days ago
On December 2 the Senate passed its version of H.R. 1: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (51 Republicans voted in favor, while all Senate Democrats and Republican Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) voted against).  On Monday, December 4th, the House of Representatives agreed to the motion to go to conference by a vote[...]
 
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November is National Adoption Month. This month we celebrate the families who have already been joined through adoption and call attention to the children and youth who are still waiting for a permanent family. This year’s National Adoption Month is focusing on older youth in care, specifically 15[...]
 
3 weeks ago
STATEMENT: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has joined other members of the Coalition to End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally to welcome the introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) in the Senate. The legislation was introduced by Sens. Jeanne Sh[...]
 
4 weeks ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation once again is grieving over the deaths of innocent people in a mass shooting. Last Sunday 26 churchgoers from the small Texas town of Sutherland Springs were massacred and several others still cling to life. The youngest victim at the First Baptist Church of Sutherla[...]
 
4 weeks ago
During National Family Caregivers Month in November the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is joining the nation’s leading researchers on aging, work and family issues to send a first-of-its-kind letter to Congress urging lawmakers to address the rapidly growing demand for care. These e[...]
 
6 weeks ago
The United States over the past few weeks has been engaged in a national discussion stemming from accusations about sexual harassment and sexual assault against women. Based on reports, these acts involved egregious disregard of the human rights and dignity of women. The national outcry spoke to the[...]