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Columbia University School of Social Work lecturer recently came to the defense of socialism by blaming capitalism for both world wars and “centuries of slavery.” Professor Anthony Zenkus, who frequently lectures on income inequality and poverty ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducation
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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
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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 [...]
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hey also plan to stay in touch with the Red Cross and Social Services in case they need them. All emergency services staff will be on standby Wednesday night. Kinlaw encourages people to stay off the roads if the weather is bad. Related Article ...
General Social Work
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
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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
Putting my life down on paper – and looking back over my work as a learning disabilities campaigner – helped me to become me, rather than part of a twoI live with a learning difficulty: dyspraxia. In my case, this means I am awkward, clumsy and I don’t see the world as others do. I live in a w[...]
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HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
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CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismGerontology
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HealthHealth and CareMental Health
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Women say requirement to disclose past convictions criminalises trafficking victimsA group of former prostitutes have taken a ground-breaking legal challenge to the high court, arguing that government policy criminalises victims of abuse and trafficking.The women argue they have been stigmatised by [...]
Charities and VolunteerismCriminal JusticeWomens Issues

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