Social Work Helper


Response to Nicky Morgan’s Speech at the National Children and Adult Services Conference

Social Work Helper 2014/10/31

The College of Social Work’s Chair Jo Cleary said: “The College of Social Work is extremely heartened by the Secretary of State’s, Nicky Morgan, clear and explicit support for a strong and confident profession.  The proposals about a new assessment and accreditation system for social workers, supervisors and managers who hold statutory child care roles… Continue Reading »


Voter Suppression? We’ve Got An App For That

Sarah Moncelle 2014/10/31

These days it seems like there’s an app for everything. If I can map my daily jog, surely I should be able to use this new technology for a greater good. With this in mind, we set about designing an app that would use mobile technology to help prevent and document incidents of voter suppression…. Continue Reading »


HUD Awarded $7.5 Million to Assist Disabled & Elderly Americans Live Independently

Vilissa Thompson 2014/10/31

In late September, HUD’s Secretary Julián Castro made the announcement that nearly $8 million in grant funding will be used to assist thousands of people with disabilities and senior citizens receive healthcare, meals, and other daily living activities and services in the comforts of their own homes, arranged by service coordinators.  Living independently as a disabled… Continue Reading »


Should Republicans Gain Control of the US Senate

Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. 2014/10/29

Should Republicans take control of the United States Senate there will be many political pundits faulting Democrats for their inability to get black voters to go the polls. Why won’t black voters go to the polls in large numbers? Well, it’s a non-presidential election which typically leads to low voter turnout by the party in… Continue Reading »


Stages of Development: Aging Across the Life Span

Alice Fisher 2014/10/28

Working in a legislative office, I’ve come to learn that people are always at least 20 steps in advance of the institutions of learning, government, healthcare and others providers whom we turn to for help and leadership.  As a result, much of what we are taught is the way things were and not the way… Continue Reading »


The Rise of Child Killers

Jack S. Monell 2014/10/27

During these past few weeks we have unfortunately seen high-profile violent killings committed by young people.  On October 15th, a ten year old boy was arrested for killing a 90 year old woman in Pennsylvania, and after making a chilling confession, he is now being held in the Wayne County Correctional facility, though separated from… Continue Reading »


Optimize Your Gmail Experience: Inbox, Timed Filters, and More

Landon Schnabel 2014/10/27

If you want an empty inbox or close to it, I will be giving you several tips on how to use Gmail, one of the most popular free email services, to optimize your email experience. Although many of us get more emails than we can easily manage, some of these emails are incredibly important and time sensitive… Continue Reading »

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