Social Work Helper


Howard University Debates: the Evolution of Ferguson A Movement or Moment

Deona Hooper 2015/04/17

The events in Ferguson, Missouri set off by the death of Mike Brown created a domino effect in raising awareness on the systematic and institutional racial barriers embedded within public systems across all levels of our government. On April 20th at 1:00 PM EST using the hashtag #FergusonHU, Howard University School of Social Work Community… Continue Reading »


Protecting Children’s Rights in the Digital World: An Ever-Growing Challenge

Nils Muižnieks 2015/04/16

Most teenagers spend a substantial share of their time on Internet, often using social media, which have become a major means of socialising. Growing access to the Internet has brought about almost unlimited possibilities for children to access content and exercise their rights, including the right to receive and impart information. However, these benefits go… Continue Reading »


North Carolina Women United Fighting to Improve Outcomes for Women

Deona Hooper 2015/04/15

Failing to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, erasing the State’s earned income tax credits for low wage working, eliminating tax deductions for contributing to your child’s college’s funds, and cuts to public education are just a few examples of  how women and children are being impacted by the 2014 election. While many middle… Continue Reading »


As Arkansas Outlaws Re-homing, Other States Might Follow Suit

Stefano Montanari 2015/04/15

Re-homing, a practice which consists in transferring a child’s custody to non-family members without the oversight of child welfare or judicial authorities, became a nationwide issue after Reuters published an investigation in September 2013. The 18-month investigation revealed that parents used Internet discussion groups to give away their adopted children and sparked heightened debate across the country. In May… Continue Reading »


Duffy Books in Homes Working Towards Literacy for Kids

Philip Patston 2015/04/13

Recently, I spent an hour at Rosebank Primary School in Avondale, Auckland, speaking as a Duffy Books in Homes Role Model. It’s something I’ve done a couple of times each year since connecting with Linda Vagana, Duffy’s GM, when we both did the Leadership New Zealand programme in 2012. Duffy Books in Homes is a nonprofit created for… Continue Reading »


Are Social Workers Disempowering and Contributing to Widening the Power Differential

Alice Fisher 2015/04/13

The last place one would expect to find ageism well and flourishing is in the helping professions, particularly among those who devote their careers to working with, helping, and advocating for older adults. Yet, we often see ageist attitudes prevail in these areas.  Not unnoticed are the unintentional ageist practices in our own field of… Continue Reading »


Glenn Ford Denied Compensation After Spending 30 Years on Death Row

Shreya Mandal 2015/04/02

Glenn Ford, a 64 year-old African American man originally from California, was wrongfully convicted of a murder that took place on November 5, 1983, in Shreveport, Louisiana. The victim was Isadore Rozeman, a jeweler, who was shot behind the counter in his store. Mr. Ford was prosecuted by former lead district attorney, A.M. “Marty” Stroud… Continue Reading »


$30 Million Proposed to Assist Older Foster and Homeless Youth

John Kelly 2015/04/02

A California-based policy shop is asking for a $30 million expansion of the state’s transitional housing program to serve homeless youth and older foster youth with extra challenges. The John Burton Foundation sent a letter to California Assembly Budget Subcommittee Chair Tony Thurmond asking for an increase to the Transitional Housing Program-Plus (THPP), a model designed… Continue Reading »

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