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n June 28, 2016, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) co-sponsored a briefing on the child welfare workforce. This briefing entitled, Let’s Improve Child Welfare Outcomes: The Workforce Matters is part of on-going efforts to educate key [...]


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British children and child refugees ask and answer questions about the refugee crisis. The Guardian and Observer charity appeal 2016 is supporting the work of three charities working with refugee children. This year more than 90,000 children have travelled alone, fleeing war and destitution, across [...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
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By describing traumas they have suffered, brave female MPs are challenging the apathy of mainstream politics and proving that the personal is political
Michelle Thomson’s measured, moving account of being raped when she 14, given at a House of Commons debate yesterday, was testament not only [...]
WomenWomens Issues
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We asked those working in probation services across the UK to tell us how they have been affected since the 2014 privatisation
An official review into the failing performance of the government’s privatisation of the probation service, has been called for by justice secretary Liz Truss.
The p[...]
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Artist George Butler created the Hands Up Foundation after first-hand experience of the devastation in Syria. He explains how we can help – by raising our voicesThe young man with the infectious smile would never tell you, and you’d never know, that he was imprisoned, tortured and beaten almost [...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
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Scottish police say they will contact the Edinburgh West MP after she revealed she was raped aged 14 by someone she knewPolice Scotland have confirmed that they will contact MP Michelle Thomson after she moved colleagues to tears in the Commons on Thursday when she revealed harrowing details of her [...]
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he city added an average of 109 people every day in the previous five years, overwhelming the rental market, adding about 10,000 students to the school system, and pushing social services agencies and charities to their financial limits. Wife and mother ...
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he social services arm of the Catholic community of the East Bay was assessing its resources and looking for the best ways to offer assistance, Kuhn said. Parishes near the fire were being asked what help they needed to meet the needs of people who might ...
General Social Work
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f you become a good listener, you’ll become a great comforter. Rick Redner received his master’s degree in social work from Michigan State University. He has spent many years working as a medical and psychiatric social worker He is the author of the ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareMental Health
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he same navigators that help people sign up for the ACA can enroll children in this program, or you can sign up through your state’s social service agency or marketplace. You may be able to buy an individual policy from an insurance company, but the ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
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t's become clear Laurel's personal styling business is much more than just the superficial. With a background in social work, she believes "fashion should support you, be an enjoyable creative outlet that makes you feel confident, and the process of ...
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lthough this discretionary arrest was appropriate, it's important that we continue to work with our community and social service agencies in identifying alternatives to arrest that can provide meaningful assistance to those in need while addressing the ...
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Teachers aren’t trained to spot mental health problems and could benefit from NHS-commissioned research and expertiseWhen you train as a teacher, one thing you rarely consider is what you’d do if you were confronted with say a confused teenager convinced they were a religious prophet, or being o[...]
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he mayor, who said the inquiry into the deaths was continuing, visited the apartment on Wednesday, accompanied by Steven Banks, commissioner of the Department of Social Services. “I looked at this apartment personally very, very carefully,” Mr. de ...
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e will need to reach $73,250 to serve all 1,465 children deemed eligible by the Department of Social Services to receive help from The Empty Stocking Fund. We plan to stop taking donations on Dec. 22. We have two locations for those wishing to donate in ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
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It’s easy to buy expensive things we don’t need. This year my family is trying something differentDo you remember Peak Stuff? We reached it back in January, if that helps jog the memory. Or at least that was when Ikea’s chief sustainability officer Steve Howard declared that so many people now[...]
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As a lone female student abroad, I was terrified and powerless when I was attacked. The repercussions are still damaging my careerHave you been affected by sexual harassment at university?While in the early stages of my PhD fieldwork, I was sexually assaulted by a member of the community where I was[...]
EducationHealth and Care
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My great-gran told me to remember there’s always someone you can help. The appeal I launched in her memory now helps thousands of peopleMy great nan Elsie was a big part of Christmas in our family. She loved this time of year.As the nights drew in we would make Christmas fairies together and decor[...]
CharitiesHealth and Care
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A toxic trio of high rents, low pay and cuts to in-work benefits have created a perfect storm, with housing costs fueling povertyIs your housing making you poor? This week’s report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) warned that while overall poverty rates remain largely static, the headline f[...]
PolicyHousingPovertyHousing and Poverty
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The ramifications for jobs are obvious, but Amazon Go also changes the relationships between business and employee, governments and citizensAmazon has launched a real-world shop that allows customers to walk in, take what they want and walk out. No checkouts, no queues. As they explain in the FAQ ab[...]
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‘Licensed media characters’ like Dora the Explorer and Miffy would no longer be used to target young children under initiative by Dutch food industryFamous children’s characters such as Dora the Explorer may soon disappear from some commercial food packaging in the Netherlands to discourage un[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and Care
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Many women cannot work or access services because of visa restrictions and are at greater risk of being manipulated by their partnersAustralia’s largest study into family violence against migrant women has found they are already isolated by visa restrictions and language barriers, and vulnerable t[...]
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Nearly 19,000 children received hospital treatment for self-harm in 2015 – a 14% increase since 2012Nearly 19,000 children and young people were treated in hospital in England and Wales after self-harming in the last year, a figure that has risen steeply in recent years, according to a leading chi[...]
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ookeeping at Chester is more like social work. Plus: Extraordinary Weddings ... before it drowns. Time to call social services? No need. Because, one day, Lochley starts swaying and then staggering about the place before collapsing in a corner.
General Social Work
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Leader of the Public and Commercial Services union became ill after apparently contracting a virus from his dogMark Serwotka, the leader of the largest civil service union, has had a successful heart transplant operation, with the medical team at Papworth hospital, Cambridgeshire, saying they were v[...]
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he project will bring social services closer to the people.” Also addressing the Board, AfDB’s Transport and ICT Department Director, Amadou Oumarou noted: “The investment highlights the integrated approach adopted by AfDB in line with the Bank’s ...
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On June 28, 2016, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) co-sponsored a briefing on the child welfare workforce. This briefing entitled, Let’s Improve Child Welfare Outcomes: The Workforce Matters is part of on-going efforts to educate key [...]

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