Generally, the fields of child health and child protection are viewed and operate as two separate technical sectors. Like many technical areas in international development, these two sectors operate as silos and working cross-sectorally tends to be more of the exception rather than the norm. 212 more words
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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba died yesterday at the age of 95 years old. His life serves as an inspiration to people who believe that all human beings—regardless of our station in life—have dignity and worth and deserve to live our lives in ways that are meaningful to us. 101 more words
If social workers are serious about our concern for the millions of people who are struggling in today’s economy—and I assume that we are—then you owe it to yourselves and the vulnerable people you care about to read President Barack Obama’s latest speech on the economy. 16 more words
Mental health within athletics
Athletes, while exceling at a physically difficult task and/or having celebrity status, are not immune to mental health disorders. In actuality, they may be more likely to suffer from certain mental health disorders because of the circumstances that they regularly endure, the multiple physical and situational traumas they sustain, and their unique stressors. 378 more words
LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 4,000 children’s social workers are going on strike after contract talks with Los Angeles County officials broke down.
The Service Employees International Union Local 721 announced the walkout Wednesday night. 114 more words