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10 hours ago
Children should not be routinely given antibiotics for ear infections, watchdog says, amid concerns about overuse reducing effectiveness of antibioticsChildren with common ear infections should not be given antibiotics, a health watchdog has said.New draft guidance from the National Institute for He[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
11 hours ago
Taking the stairs and getting off the bus a stop early are more likely to protect against heart disease and early death than working out, research showsIncorporating physical activity into our everyday lives, from taking the stairs to holding “walkaround” meetings in the office, is more likely t[...]
HealthHealth and Care
11 hours ago
he University of Arkansas School of Social Work, the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese and the Economic Opportunity Agency have collaborated to develop and deliver the first Child Savings Accounts Program in the world specifically targeting Marshallese ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducation
12 hours ago
n 2010, the Korean government introduced the Hope Growing Account (Hope) program. The Hope program combines elements of a social assistance scheme (monthly income grants) with matched funds for savings to encourage the working poor to increase income and ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
12 hours ago
year transformative partnership with The Resource Alliance, a global leader in fundraiser events ...
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General Social Work
14 hours ago
Young people must be meaningful partners in conflict prevention and sustaining peace, and the United Nations should think outside the box on how to relate to youth globally, Secretary-General António Guterres told a ministerial event held today on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual deba[...]
Children and Parenting
14 hours ago
We don’t need more demonising headlines about fostering, we need more foster carers, says Javed Khan of Barnardo’s, while Mike Stein points out that with proper support fostered children make good progress from poor starting pointsDawn Foster is, sadly, right when she writes that fostering tends[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareCriminal Justice
16 hours ago
Staff losses will intensify recruitment problems at health service, which now has 40,000 vacant nursing postsAround 10,000 EU nationals have quit the NHS since the Brexit referendum, it has emerged.NHS Digital, the agency that collects data on the health service, found that in the 12 months to June,[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
17 hours ago
Prescription drug is handed out too readily and used recreationally, say doctors, with 111 deaths linked to it last yearA prescription drug described as the “new valium” is to be classified as a class C controlled substance after it was linked to a growing number of UK deaths.Pregabalin – a su[...]
Health
18 hours ago
8:00 pm. With an increasing number of new students and families moving into Woburn, this event ...
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General Social WorkEducation
18 hours ago
home support, innovative living communities, exceptional rehabilitation services, experienced skilled ...
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General Social WorkHealth and Care
19 hours ago
t comes as the city continues to experience a shortage of housing, including affordable housing, and as the neighborhood struggles with issues associated with the high concentration of social service providers and homeless people there. The parcels used ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
19 hours ago
DCLG estimates that 1.4m houses and 2.9m flats have been sold with such contracts as government considers ban on new sales by developersThe number of leasehold houses in England is significantly higher than previously estimated, according to new government figures released before an expected ban on [...]
Housing
19 hours ago
What Irma didn't do, Maria went and finished," said Jean Alexander, executive director of the Caribbean American Center of New York, a social service agency in Brooklyn. "You don't know who to help because everybody needs help." "I've been an emotional ...
General Social Work
20 hours ago
They provide a place for acute care hospitals to confidently refer patients with complex needs because of the level of training, skill and competency of their medical, nursing and rehabilitation therapy staff, as well as that of their social work and ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
21 hours ago
hey have also argued that the school can make up lost funding through alumni support, federal funding and the UConn Foundation — a luxury not available to people dependent on social services, they said. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has vowed to veto the budget ...
General Social WorkEducation
23 hours ago
n addition to Kroger, the First 5 Lex program has several partners including the University of Kentucky, city Social Services, Community Action/Head Start, Reach Out and Read, UK Pediatrics, Lexington Public Library, KET, Child Care Council, United Way of ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
23 hours ago
Cinemas across the UK are hosting special screenings and reminiscence therapy activities for older audiences as part of World Alzheimer’s MonthIt’s a little after 1.30pm on a Wednesday and a crowd has gathered outside the Rio cinema in Dalston, east London. The first film of the day will not sta[...]
HealthGerontology
23 hours ago
Data shows one in four girls have depression by the time they hit 14. We’d like you to share your thoughts and experiences of mental health issuesAbout 166,000 girls and 67,000 boys aged 14 across the UK are depressed, according to a new study. Government-funded research found that 24% of 14-year-[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental Health

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The Department of Veterans Affairs, one of the largest employers of social workers, this month is running a #BeThere suicide prevention campaign for veterans and service members. The campaign offers tips we can all do to prevent people from dying by su[...]
 

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2 days ago
Mental health services are an important pre-requisite for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.  The mental health practitioner’s role has become more meaningful as the complexities surrounding treatment necessitate caring for the psychological aspects of HIV care, especially as it relates to aspect[...]
 
2 days ago
As many of us are aware, President Trump recently made the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unless Congress passes legislation that protects the nearly 800,000 Dreamers from being deported. The president’s decision to end DACA conflicts with American values[...]