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Why Aren’t We Talking About Sexual Assault On Campus?

Social Work Helper 2015/04/24

By Leah Greenidge, Rosedad Francois, Valerie Jean-louis, Farah Robles As children, we embark on various journeys in life from attending our 8th grade dance, making the cheer-leading team or making the varsity sports team in high school. Then, if fortunate enough, its surviving the hectic and often stressful 4 years of college in hopes of obtaining your… Continue Reading »

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Fighting Violence Against Women Must Become A Top Priority

Nils Muižnieks 2015/04/24

Violence against women remains one of the most widespread human rights violations which takes place every day, and intimate partner violence is still among the major causes of non-accidental death, injury and disability for women. This tragic situation stems from a variety of social, economic and cultural reasons, but a common background condition is glaring… Continue Reading »

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Armenian-Turkish Reconnections and Human Rights

Nils Muižnieks 2015/04/24

History continues to divide Armenian and Turkish officialdom, but there are many civil society, cultural and academic initiatives aiming to reconnect the two societies. April 24 marks the centennial of the beginning of the mass killings, deportations and dispossession of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915, which resulted in the near-total elimination of Armenians… Continue Reading »

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Ursula Unwinds Her Anger: A Mindfulness Book for Children

Creative Social Worker 2015/04/23

Kristina Marcelli Sargent is a mental health therapist who works with children in both outpatient and community based settings.  After competing an art degree, Kristina went onto get her MSW and now combines her creative talents with her passion for mental health through her beautifully illustrated books aimed at enhancing socio-emotional development. Teaching Mindfulness to Children One of… Continue Reading »

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Individual vs Collective Impact

Philip Patston 2015/04/23

At a meeting with one of my regular clients, I was reminded of an important tension and interesting phenomenon in organisational dynamics, and it is blogged about ad infinitum. The tension is the value of meetings over that of individual productivity, and the phenomenon is the power of “collective influence” (Alex Smith). Meetings get a… Continue Reading »

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Social Work Professor Kristie Holmes Elected to UN Women Board of Directors

Deona Hooper 2015/04/23

Dr. Kristie Holmes, Professor at the University of Southern California and 2014 Candidate for the United States Congress, has been elected to the Board of Directors of UN Women US National Committee.  In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women as the entity to address Gender Equality and the Empowerment of women globally. Unemployment,… Continue Reading »

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What Should Social Workers Want from Hillary Clinton?

Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. 2015/04/21

Of all those actively seeking the presidency, former Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton seems to be the most likely successor. It is not just because she is the most qualified among those seeking the presidency, nor is she the least disliked among the candidates, but it’s probably about time a woman… Continue Reading »

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Not an Average Day in the Office: Social Workers from the US to Madrid Come to UK Workplaces for a Day of Unique Learning

Louise Owen McGee 2015/04/21

Social workers from across the world will be turning up at workplaces in the UK for a series of seminars on the final day of the International Federation of Social Workers’ (IFSW) European Conference and Social Services Expo in September. The event hosted by the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) aims to give practitioners… Continue Reading »

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