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19 hours ago
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egistration for the 2018 NASW National Conference is underway and we are excited to announce our Pre-Conference Workshop schedule! The 2018 conference is slated for June 20-23, in Washington, D.C. It is the ultimate gathering of more than 2,000 social workers and like-minded individuals. Our confer[...]

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13 hours ago
he Capital Area Food Network, meanwhile, had little legal or political clout, but was engaged with a wide range of actors and resources throughout the community—nonprofits, social service groups, urban farmers, food banks, health care groups.
General Social WorkHealth and Care
13 hours ago
ounty social services has jurisdiction on educational neglect. The Minnesota Department of Education does not have jurisdiction to investigate concerns of educational neglect of any student. As with other types of abuse or neglect, mandatory reporters ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducation
14 hours ago
n one community where the foundation works, social services and families were at loggerheads. Parents saw social workers as the people who took children away while social workers viewed parents as uncooperative, hostile people who slammed doors in their ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
14 hours ago
ocial work, and nurturing kids into adulthood. On the latter, I hope to see rise and support of an even more celebrated “caring economy” in a world of increasing automation. This vision of a “caring economy” conjures images of a world where ...
General Social Work
20 hours ago
e has no known political experience and little name recognition in Venezuela. Still, he insists he will capitalize on the social work of his church, which he said has served millions of bowls of soup to the poor during Venezuela’s crippling economic ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
22 hours ago
requent changes in social workers are associated with a lack of trust among children in care, according to a major study into their wellbeing. The Our Lives Our Care report, by Coram Voice and the University of Bristol, said there was a “statistically ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
22 hours ago
t`s named after one of B.C.s first black politicians, a man whose decades of social work helped the city's troubled youth and broke down barriers in the community. On Feb. 25, Braithwaite will be honoured during a dinner at the Bonsor Recreation ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
22 hours ago
he mindset shift also prompted her to quit her job in insurance and return to college, where she is studying social work and recently got a job working with autistic children. The condition cannot be cured but the symptoms can be managed. While the ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationDisabilities
22 hours ago
on Cordova, a top Health and Human Services Department official, is placed on administrative leave after a news story exposed his social media posts that attacked multiple people. In his posts, Cordova blasted Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Sen. Ted Cruz ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
23 hours ago
he cuts will cost the city more than $45 million over the next two years, officials said. In a recent letter to Cuomo, a group of social service organizations that provide Close to Home services expressed concern over the funding cuts and implored Cuomo ...
General Social Work
23 hours ago
S: We need more tax literacy so everyone can understand how government is run. This way they will trust the government with the type of social services we are providing and that they are well funded. WCT: What additional measures would you advocate for to ...
General Social Work
1 day ago
ind of a social service, and that's where they pull people in at first. Not just immigrants, but the poor and ignored or left behind. And that was really interesting to me because there is some shred of good that obviously gets eaten up by the evil of it ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
1 day ago
onfronting these intertwined crises calls for honest debate around the provision of the social services that families need to make all schools sustainable. Historically, comprehensive desegregation has often been hampered by discrimination and racial anxi ...
General Social WorkEducation
1 day ago
EORGE T. MCDONALD, NEW YORK The writer is founder and president of the Doe Fund, a nonprofit that provides transitional housing, paid work and social services to homeless and formerly incarcerated men.
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 day ago
We think we’re losing a lot of talent, a lot of contributions from people that could do very well in our society if only they had at least a minimum of support," said autism researcher Shaun Eack, a professor at Pitt’s schools of social work and ...
General Social WorkEducationDisabilities
1 day ago
ailure to educate a child is not included in the state's definition of neglect, so it cannot be reported to the state's social services. About 1.7 million children in the United States — or about 3.3 percent of kids — are homeschooled, including about ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducation
1 day ago
ntegrating nonmedical social services with medical services is necessary for the United States healthcare system to address unmet social needs, according to a case study published in Health Affairs. Integrating nonmedical social services with medical ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
1 day ago
askal declared her candidacy Nov. 22. During a Feb. 8 forum, she highlighted her work with children and experience in social services before joining the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office in 2006. In 2016, Yaskal left the Columbia County post to ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
1 day ago
service officials locally and statewide said they hope the plan doesn’t become law and added it will face a steep road for passage by Congress. Federal lawmakers from the Springfield area either didn’t express support for the idea or said they ...
The Columbus Dispatch via Live.com News 
General Social Work
2 days ago
hat would be impossible for an organization that claimed some 2 million members in 2011. Because of its size and the social services it is known for providing, it still potentially has a role to play in Egyptian society. Yet the extent of the domestic ...
General Social Work
2 days ago
er parents filed a police report. The Children’s Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services investigated the case, which was turned over to the prosecutor’s office. Andrews was never charged with a crime in that case. The girl’s lawyer ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationCriminal Justice
2 days ago
A North Carolina appeals court says an abused woman can't sue her local social services department over alleged failures that allowed her estranged husband to shoot her in the face and kill her parents as their children watched.
WBTW-TV via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
2 days ago
he center's work is supported by staff from a wide array of disciplines, including respiratory therapy, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory services, dietary, pastoral care, social services, care coordination and environmental services. PMC, formerly known as ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
2 days ago
abat struggles with similar problems. Experts say officials should be more focused on education and social services. While construction does provide some jobs, there are few benefits and no job security. There's no question the new facilities are nice.
General Social WorkEducation
2 days ago
ditorials are clearly marked EDITORIAL at the beginning. This article is from staff writer Asher Beckner, a sophomore social work and English double major. American history brings with it the prejudices of the past. People ignored and oppressed by our ...
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Registration for the 2018 NASW National Conference is underway and we are excited to announce our Pre-Conference Workshop schedule! The 2018 conference is slated for June 20-23, in Washington, D.C. It is the ultimate gathering of more than 2,000 social workers and like-minded individuals. Our confer[...]
 

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