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y Alison Laurio, News contributor “Marijuana has lit up conversations and controversy across the country. It’s a hotly contested and complicated issue for states to weed through, and no doubt will remain high on legislative agendas for the foreseeable future,” the National Conference of State[...]

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5 hours ago
Group representing NHS trusts demands end to austerity funding, warning quality of care will suffer without extra fundingNHS leaders are urging Theresa May to give the health service an emergency cash injection of £25bn before 2020 or risk a decline in the quality of care for patients and lengtheni[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
8 hours ago
Court hears that Stephen Rayner had threatened to kill Elizabeth Hart-Browne on several occasions and left her with multiple injuries
A jeweller wept in court as she was cleared of murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him in the neck at their west London home.
Elizabeth Hart-Browne, 27, told th[...]
Criminal Justice
8 hours ago
Prisoner dies of suspected overdose at HMP Forest Bank in Salford, and Somerset police investigate death of man in TauntonTwo people died on Wednesday in incidents believed to have been related to spice, adding to fears that problems relating to the synthetic drug are growing.A prisoner died of a su[...]
Health and CareCriminal Justice
9 hours ago
Nearly 3m working households with children on tax credits face average loss of £2,500 a year, according to thinktankLow-income working families face significant reductions in income as a result of planned cuts to benefits, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).The thinktank says the f[...]
Children and ParentingHousing and Poverty
11 hours ago
he University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work will host a forum to consider the new presidential administration’s policies, with a focus on how they could affect social work and social workers. “Amplify Your Voice: Beyond the First 100 Days ...
General Social WorkEducation
12 hours ago
Officers have responded to nearly six times as many call-outs over synthetic cannabinoid use in past year as they did two years agoPolice in Lancashire are tackling a sudden surge in spice-related incidents, responding to nearly six times as many call-outs over the drug in the past year than they di[...]
Criminal Justice
14 hours ago
Latest Ministry of Justice data for England and Wales shows 38% rise in assaults on staff and 24% rise in self-harm incidents The scale of the prison crisis in England and Wales is revealed by the latest annual figures showing a 38% rise in assaults on staff and a 24% rise in self-harm incidents in [...]
Criminal Justice
18 hours ago
Telecare scheme in Wolverhampton sees the fire brigade respond to calls from older people who have fallen at homeIt’s 9.30am on a sunny spring day in Wolverhampton. Three firefighters are in the mess at one of the city’s fire stations when a screeching alarm pierces the air. The team jumps up an[...]
HealthHealth and Care
19 hours ago
From the botched universal credit scheme to a housing policy that puts people on the streets, Conservative policies are a masterclass in incompetenceOne of the greatest falsehoods of modern British politics is that the public purse is safe in Conservative hands. As former chancellor George Osborne s[...]
PovertyHousing and Poverty
19 hours ago
New mayors will want big ideas for problems such as rough sleeping in their area. Small local charities need to consider how they can survive thatWe are just one week away from voting for eight new mayors across England. Voters will head to the polls to elect six new metro mayors – in Greater Manc[...]
Charities
19 hours ago
Complaints about the country’s 2,500 housing associations are growing. We need better ways to check they are still fit for purposeAt the beginning of 2016, I received a handful of letters from social housing residents complaining about intermittent hot water and heating, persistently broken lifts,[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
20 hours ago
The outcome of the election for mayor of Liverpool city region on 4 May is not in serious question – but the fate of the ‘sunless Marseilles’ most certainly isLiverpool is a city that has a face, but to gaze upon it you must either be aboard a ship on the Mersey, or looking across the water fr[...]
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party Public Accounts Committee holds the government to account for its use of public money. Today (27 April 2017) it has published three reports, on access to GPs, ambulance services, and the Better Care Fund. On the Better Care Fund the ...
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General Social WorkHealth and Care
20 hours ago
our out of five British children do not feel safe when using social media, according to a new survey. Research conducted by the NSPCC has found that the lack of strict controls on social media platforms leaves young people vulnerable to bullying and ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
21 hours ago
Peeks Social Ltd. (CVE:CA:PEEK) (otcqb:KEEKF) announced today that further to its press release dated April 13, 2017, it has applied to the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV ...
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General Social Work
21 hours ago
United Nations agencies today introduced thousands of girls and women to careers in coding and robotics as part of its annual 'International Girls in ICT Day' celebrations around the world, meant to encourage girls and women to pursue careers in the field of information and communications tech[...]
Health and CareWomens Issues
21 hours ago
he High Court is to review a university’s decision to expel a social work postgraduate student who expressed views against gay marriage on Facebook. In 2016, Felix Ngole was expelled from his social work master’s degree at Sheffield University ...
General Social WorkEducationCriminal Justice

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8 hours ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor “Marijuana has lit up conversations and controversy across the country. It’s a hotly contested and complicated issue for states to weed through, and no doubt will remain high on legislative agendas for the foreseeable future,” the National Conference of State[...]
 

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          Leadership to Advance Cultural Competence: Everyone’s Responsibility Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   ET Credit Hours: 1  CEU(s) Presenter: Carol Bonner,EdD, MSW, MBA Vivian Jackson, PhD, ACSW, LICSW Moderator(s): Rita Webb, MSW This webinar builds upon the 2015 Re[...]
 
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The Republican Party has proposed reducing Medicaid spending through block grants or per capita grants. The National Association of Social Workers is against such a plan because reducing Medicaid services would harm a critical benefit to women, vulnerable populations and those living with chronic ph[...]