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8 hours ago
A Twitter discussion has revealed that you don’t need to moisten your toothbrush before using it. Here are five other tips for top-notch oral hygieneA recent lively Twitter discussion revealed, as these things often do, the existence of a group of utter barbarians: people who do not wet their toot[...]
HealthChildren and Parenting
8 hours ago
Readers, some with experience of aid work and safeguarding, respond to news that critics are ‘gunning for Oxfam’ over alleged sexual exploitation in Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquakeAs someone who has directed humanitarian operations in various parts of the world with the UN, internationa[...]
Charities
8 hours ago
Shags versus mullets | Black dresses at the Baftas | Childhood books | Missing the moon? | Pensioners making a differenceYour “Mullets we have loved” (In pictures, 17 February) was highly flawed. Half of these “mullets” were actually shags (Ronnie Wood, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Joan Jett). [...]
10 hours ago
Founder of the fiercely independent Souvenir Press who arrived in Britain on the Kindertransport on the eve of the second world warErnest Hecht, who has died aged 88, was the last of the great émigré publishers and, remarkably, Souvenir Press, which he founded in 1951 in his parents’ spare bedro[...]
CharitiesChildren and Parenting
11 hours ago
Hospital considers retaining £530,000 it received from scandal-hit charity Great Ormond Street hospital (Gosh) is reconsidering whether to return £530,000 it collected in donations from the controversial Presidents Club after allegations of groping and sexual harassment at a men-only fundraising g[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
13 hours ago
As Oxfam loses supporters and lurches from one disaster to another, all charities should check their crisis planningIt’s been a bad few weeks for the charitable sector. The revelations about the Presidents Club gala, which raised a reported £2m for charitable causes including Great Ormond Street [...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteeri
13 hours ago
ust over six weeks before the Supreme Court ruled that the police owed the public a duty of care in Robinson (see our post here) the Court of Appeal had unanimously rejected the existence of such a duty in the context of social services and vulnerable ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareCriminal Justice
14 hours ago
2017 saw more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths, with large outbreaks in one in four countries, says World Health OrganisationMeasles cases have soared across Europe over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) which is conc[...]
HealthHealth and Care
14 hours ago
She was let down by the system but I have come to respect the decision of the court – so should my fellow doctorsSince Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was struck off the medical register, the medical community has been in uproar. Irate voices continue to be heard within hospitals as well as on online blogs a[...]
HealthHealth and CareCriminal Justice
15 hours ago
Susan Matorin is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the field of Social Work. Established since 1989, the Weill Medical College of Cornell is a renowned institution ...
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General Social WorkEducationHealth and Care
15 hours ago
The need for a cure for dementia is pressing, but practical solutions to benefit those with the condition are also vitalSocial care faces an annual funding gap of £2.3bn by 2021 – by which time nearly a million people in the UK will be living with dementia. With no way to slow or stop the disease[...]
PolicyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
16 hours ago
old had been arrested in two other states for similar schemes, and his tall tale wasted hours of police, social services and rape crisis counselor resources. The Warren County Sheriff's Office said Samuel S. Sebastian went to the ...
Police said the 24 via Live.com News 
General Social WorkCriminal Justice
16 hours ago
hey also show law enforcement and social services had opportunities to intervene. In September 2016, Cruz and his mother Lynda Cruz received a visit from Florida's Department of Children and Families after allegations of medical neglect. The investigator ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
19 hours ago
The latest NHS reorganisation has reawakened fears of privatisation. Only a Labour government can bury them once and for allAfter Brexit, David Cameron’s second worst legacy is his assault on the NHS. His explosive 2012 Health and Social Care Act was designed to privatise it into sm[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
21 hours ago
ruz was cited time and again for fighting, assaults, profane language, insults, detentions, suspensions, all on top of frequent referrals for threat assessments, family conferences and social work intervention. Neighbors say his home life was in similar ...
General Social Work
23 hours ago
Evidence of effectiveness remains ‘limited’, says Medical Journal of Australia editorialDoctors have been warned against rushing to prescribe medical cannabis despite Australians’ acceptance of its use.To date, the evidence on the effectiveness of medical cannabis remains “limited”, say Je[...]
HealthEducationHealth and Care
23 hours ago
acquired portions of its property, including the tribe's Head Start, social services center and human resources building. The grant is part of the EPA's general assistance program, or GAP, for tribes. The program ...
She said the tribe needs to map some newly via Live.com News 
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3 days ago
There are many challenges that face children who age out of the foster care system, including education, housing, and health care. One rarely-addressed challenge is oral health care. Children who have aged out of the foster care system face considerable barriers in accessing oral health care. Althou[...]
 

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3 days ago
The Maine Legislature on February 14 held a hearing on a bill to ban gay conversion therapy. The National Association of Social Workers has long been against such therapy, saying it does not change the sexual identity of people who are LGBT and harms their mental well-being.   NASW Maine Chapter [...]
 
3 days ago
Dear NASW Member, The National Association of Social Workers – Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) offers its heartfelt condolences to the students, staff and families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We share your loss and grief at the senseless tragedy. The outpouring of commu[...]
 
6 days ago
Register today as a 2018 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) National Conference exhibitor! In June 2018, NASW will bring together more than 2,000 social workers and related professionals from across the country and around the world to expand their understanding of the importance of social[...]
 
6 days ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor “Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love. Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness, this terrible brain cancer that has taken so much from me … but would have taken so much more.” “The ...
 
6 days ago
The NASW-Illinois Chapter expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Pamela Knight. Ms. Knight died last week as a result of injuries suffered during an attack on her in September 2017 while working to protect children in her capacity as an investigator for the Illinois Department of Childre[...]