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1 day ago
hite, 20, who will be a senior during her term, is majoring in social services with a minor in sociology, women and gender studies, and law and justice. She is a McNair Scholar and has worked as an assistant in the Office of Student Involvement.
General Social WorkEducationGerontologyCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
1 day ago
Whether they are single, married, separated or widowed, women must be able to enjoy the inviolable right that they are not dependent on anyone, the United Nations has said, marking International Widow's Day.
Womens Issues
4 days ago
Results of Australian study will provide carriers with greater confidence in decisions they make about prevention strategies Women who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations now have the clearest picture yet of their risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.An Australian study led by the Univer[...]
HealthHealthEducationWomens Issues
4 days ago
WVU professor of social work who focuses on women's equality explained in a Charleston Gazette interview that "if other people are uncomfortable, that's social and that's cultural." Emphasizing a historic context, Towner alluded to the sexuality of legs ...
General Social WorkWomens Issues
5 days ago
service providers, such as women’s shelter staff, and police authorities in the province. The accounts “raise serious concerns” about the safety of aboriginal women in the province, HRW said. It urged the national inquiry ...
They also spoke with social via Live.com News 
General Social WorkCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
1 week ago
Joy as deal struck to make Kadcyla, which costs an annual £90,000 per patient at full price, available for routine use
A drug that can extend the lives of women with advanced breast cancer has been approved for routine use on the NHS.Charities and campaigners reacted with huge disappointment whe[...]
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Increased risk of health problems including heart defects, digestive anomalies and malformations of genitals or limbs revealed by major study Women who are obese when they conceive are more likely to have a baby with serious birth defects, a major study has found.The research revealed a sliding scal[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareWomens Issues
1 week ago
ermanent or long term effect on her physical or mental health (Family Planning Association of Northern Ireland v Minister of Health and Social Services and Public Safety [2004] NICA 37 (paragraph 12)). The Northern Ireland courts are currently considering ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment PolicyCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
1 week ago
ocial services, legal protection, and redress for abuses. In particular, women and children face violence, suffer from discrimination, stigma and social exclusion, forced into becoming marginalized within their communities and face social exclusion caused ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingWomens Issues
1 week ago
First long-term Australian study to investigate impacts of intimate partner violence finds those who have survived abuse ‘recorded significantly poorer health’Women who are abused by their partner suffer significant physical and mental health problems that persist throughout their lifetime, the [...]
HealthHealthHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareMental HealthWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
n Paderborn, Germany, in 1849, she founded the Sisters of Christian Charity, a group of women who would dedicate their lives to education, nursing, social work and prayer. By 1871, more than 200 Sisters of Christian Charity were working in 32 ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
Early-phase study of drug that mimics folic acid to attack ovarian cancer cells could hold promise for women who stop responding to traditional treatmentAn experimental new treatment for ovarian cancer led to a dramatic shrinking of tumors in a small, early-phase study.Researchers were testing a dru[...]
HealthWomenWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
Chinese research shows statins associated with reduction in deathAnalysis prompts calls for further clinical trials of cholesterol-reducing drugsStatins – drugs that lower cholesterol – could reduce the risk of death from women diagnosed with breast cancer by as much as 38%, a new analysis has f[...]
HealthWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
Take Theresa May at her word: judge the Tory record on housing and cuts to domestic violence services that have left thousands of women more at risk In 2008, a Conservative MP launched a policy called fair play on equal pay, claiming the party was willing to take action on the gender pay gap if ele[...]
HousingWomenHousing and PovertyCriminal JusticeWomens Issue
3 weeks ago
We want to hear from women in the UK who went abroad for IVF treatment. Share your stories and experiencesAn investigation has been launched into the number of people going abroad for IVF treatment and coming back pregnant with twins or triplets. Doctors fear that hundreds of women are returning to [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
he infographic claims, in part: “In response to many black women being denied access to health and social services, Sanger opens a new clinic in Harlem. It’s endorsed by the New York Urban League and supported by prominent Harlem churches.”
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
even years on, after a Masters thesis about The Role of Forensic Social Work in Terrorism and its impact on society, the pair have become prison regulars. Apart from lawyers and family members, the sisters are the only civilians the Block B prisoners meet.
General Social WorkCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
4 weeks ago
uring the night, Ms. Maloff shared with me that she received her BA in Education and that Mr. Maloff had his Masters in Social Work. These educational pathways are evident in their giving and as residents of South Lake Tahoe, we are immensely grateful.
General Social WorkEducationWomens Issues
4 weeks ago
umors swirl that residents will lose social services if the PRI is defeated. Acuna, of Iberoamerican University, said women vote in greater numbers than men, making del Mazo’s strategy a good one, but questioned how such a program would be funded.
General Social WorkEducationWomens Issues
4 weeks ago
he Vilas County Social Services committee met May 16 to discuss how a recent unborn child abuse judgment decision will affect the services they provide and the actions they can take involving pregnant women. On April 28, a federal court in Wisconsin ruled ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
4 weeks ago
Researchers, co-led by University of Queensland academics, discover five additional DNA sections for disease affecting one in 10 Australian womenResearchers are one step closer to identifying genes linked to a gynaecological disease affecting one in 10 Australian women. A global study into the genet[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareWomens Issues
4 weeks ago
Study finds men with over 40in waist and women with over 35in waist are more at risk of cancer as waist size is as good at predicting cancer risk as BMIAn expanding waistline could be a warning sign that a man or woman is running an increased risk of certain cancers, according to international exper[...]
HealthHealth and CareWomens Issues
4 weeks ago
Obstetric fistula has largely been eliminated in developed countries, but more than two million women and girls still live with the condition, the head of the United Nations women's health agency today said, calling for investment and support to eliminate the debilitating and stigmatizing conditi[...]
Health and CareWomens Issues
5 weeks ago
Natalie Hemming was killed by her partner after she tried to leave him – just one of many deaths in which a coercive and controlling partner is a significant factor. However, despite new laws, progress in raising awareness has been slowMargaret Hammond, 73, sits in a wheelchair, clutching her pink[...]
WomenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
5 weeks ago
new report from Britain’s Royal Society for Public Health says many popular social media sites can be detrimental to young people's mental health. Topping that list is Instagram. Researchers say the popular photo site makes young women and girls feel ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental HealthWomens Issues
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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[...]
 

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14 weeks ago
With the increasing number of women in prison, understanding incarcerated women’s psychological health is a timely and necessary line of research to guide policy and practices within prisons. This understanding influences prison design, service coordination, and intervention development. Social wo[...]
 
21 weeks ago
Hundreds of National Association of Social Workers members attended the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21 and companion marches around the nation. Some wanted to share photos from the event. Here they are:                                           ...
 
21 weeks ago
National Association of  Social Workers Senior Field Organizer Dina Kastner, MSS, MLSP, helped bring hundreds of NASW members to Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington on January 21. She decided to write about her experiences: On Saturday, January 21, 2017, millions of women, men an[...]
 
22 weeks ago
Thanks again for joining the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) at the Women’s March on Washington on this Saturday, January 21, 2107. The March begins at 10am Eastern Time and will kick off in front of the U.S. Capitol at Independence Avenue and Third Street, SW. The rally will dispers[...]
 
24 weeks ago
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is organizing social workers for the January 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington. The March is an opportunity to show that women’s rights are human rights and that women, their partners and their children are ready to advocate for policies that [...]
 
27 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social workers are taking the lead in efforts to reduce the number of human trafficking victims and help keep young people from falling prey to traffickers.   Members of the NASW National Committee on Women’s Issues, or NCOWI, have been updating NASW’s public and pra[...]