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2 weeks ago
n light of federal efforts to dismantle some social welfare programs, local officials and representatives held an inaugural resource fair Saturday to alleviate residents’ concerns about accessing services. “Helping Hands” — a community event at ...
General Social Work
2 weeks ago
ur study is commissioned by the Department of Health and our findings will feed into plans to introduce a national framework for AMHP certification, and a national register overseen by the proposed new regulatory agency, Social Work England. If you are ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
2 weeks ago
utheran Social Service of Minnesota commends the new resolution supporting ... housing community, public education, social services, businesses and other service providers. The goal of these quarterly meetings is to better facilitate information sharing ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducation
2 weeks ago
ONDON: Under a new legislation to be debated in the UK's House of Lords later this week, children under the age of 13 will be banned from joining Facebook and Twitter to keep them safe from child abuse on the social media platforms. According to a report ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
2 weeks ago
ome secretary Amber Rudd has claimed social media companies have a “moral duty” to tackle child sexual exploitation. Ahead of plans to visit counterparts in the US government in Washington this week, Rudd wrote in the Sun on Sunday tech giants need to ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
2 weeks ago
LGIN, IL — A former patient is suing the Illinois Department of Human Services, alleging that a social worker at the Elgin Mental Health Center made him a sex slave, abusing him for over three years. Benhadin Hurt, 24, of Aurora was sent to the state ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
2 weeks ago
ietNamNet Bridge – Anh Quoc Kiet has dedicated his life to helping fellow gay men seek treatment for HIV/AIDS and overcome discrimination to gain confidence in their lives after what many still see as a shameful diagnosis. Kiet lives in Ninh Hoa ...
General Social Work
2 weeks ago
eginning this month, Campbell County citizens in the southeastern end of the county now will have a new way to get assistance signing up for social services programs. Starting Nov. 14, a representative from Campbell County Social Services will be ...
General Social Work
2 weeks ago
ore time spent on Facebook and Twitter may not lead to poor mental health, according to a study which suggests that how people use social media is more important than the time they spend on it. There has so far been no evidence to support the view that ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental Health
2 weeks ago
ITTLE ROCK—An Arkansas judge dismissed an effort Friday to halt next week's planned execution of a convicted killer despite his attorneys' arguments that he's not mentally competent. The ruling came shortly after Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he was unlikely ...
General Social WorkCriminal Justice
3 weeks ago
esearchers find very few links between different aspects of social media use among young adults and possible mental health problems. Only worrying trend found had to do with vaguebooking, which refers to a person's tendency to write social media posts ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
3 weeks ago
o, more time on social media won’t lead to poor mental health. New research says it’s how you use it that counts. Moral panic. That’s how a bunch of researchers have labelled the ongoing and highly publicised concern over social media and mental ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental Health
3 weeks ago
odern workspaces must be adaptable and ergonomically sound. Cast iron, plywood and hanging plants are also requisite. Dispatching from creative companies and desirable desk spaces, we track down the designers responding to our evolving working behaviours ...
General Social Work
3 weeks ago
ew York, Nov 3 (IANS) The increasing use of social media has always been associated with the deteriorating mental health of the young generation. But take heart, as social media use may not affect mental health, says a new research. The study found no ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
3 weeks ago
aving the courage to stand up and speak in front of an audience can be difficult for anyone. Whilst it can be daunting, however, it can also be an incredibly rewarding experience. Young people all over the UK are raising their voices and their confidence ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
3 weeks ago
he Health Department will cut jobs for the second time this year as it sheds 55 staff and moves hundreds more employees into the Department of Social Services. Health's public servants learnt of the overhaul on Thursday afternoon as the department ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
3 weeks ago
or the past 32 years, Samantha Grier has distributed 200,000 teddy bears for free, as part of her nonprofit Caring for Children. Sharon Chin reports. (11/1/17)
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
3 weeks ago
ROY — The projected cost of a new health and social services facility has grown to $7.25 million, Miami County commissioners were told Thursday. The increase was revealed as commissioners were being updated on the One Wellness Place project by the Tri ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
3 weeks ago
s the inescapability of social media erodes the boundary between public and private spheres, law enforcement faces new questions about online surveillance. Almost all police agencies use social media for criminal investigations. But when police track ...
General Social WorkCriminal Justice
3 weeks ago
ew evidence from the ONS finds that men in the Hampshire town of Hart, the least deprived local authority in England, outlive men in the most deprived area, Blackpool, by almost eight years. How do leading causes of death vary across most & least ...
General Social Work
3 weeks ago
f you walk into the social welfare residential school at Parkal, you would find students reciting the entire periodic table or a bunch of Telugu poems at one go, without batting an eyelid. Surprised? It is all thanks to K. Raghu, a private school teacher ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducation
3 weeks ago
he cost of hosting the Commonwealth Games will not be at the expense of vital public services, the city council’s new leader has confirmed. Labour leader Ian Ward, who will be confirmed as the council’s new leader next week, stressed that the council ...
General Social Work
3 weeks ago
ebah Kamara, 50, of West Chester and formerly of Sharon Hill, had worked at Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia from 2007 to around October 2011. U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III sentenced him Wednesday on charges of conspiracy, aiding and ...
General Social WorkCriminal Justice
3 weeks ago
ccording to the US Attorney General's Office, Kamara had access to the names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth of foster children through his employment with Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia. Beginning in 2008, Kamara began to sell the ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
3 weeks ago
he guidance, published this week, also sets out the social work role in assessments, family reunification, accessing specialist asylum or immigration legal advice, and what parts of the asylum process social workers need to understand. This includes the ...
General Social WorkMinorities and Immigration
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