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    How Much Does A Cremation Cost? Depends Who You Call

    How much do you think it costs to cremate a dead body? It’s a question you probably don’t think about until tragedy strikes and you’re planning the funeral of a loved one. One of the last things anyone wants to do when they’ve lost a loved one is make a complicated financial decision. Families want […]

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    Providing Help and Hope to People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Their Caregivers

    The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) was founded in 2002, by Bert E. Brodsky, who was frustrated by the lack of services and support available to families living with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses—a lesson he learned firsthand, while caring for his mother. “My mother lived with Alzheimer’s disease from 1980 until 1992,” Brodsky said. […]

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    Criminalizing Child Welfare: Retired Texas Ranger Takes Over Child Protection Agency

    “Child welfare is a continuum of services that ensure children are safe and that families have the support they need to care for them”, according to the federal Children’s Bureau.  The complexities of serving children and families are many. But, depending on the perspective of the speaker, some are advocating for more law enforcement presence, […]

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    Is Boxing Even Safe?

    Society is at a point of conflict where it concerns head injuries and sports. The extent to which head trauma causes permanent damage is well known, however ratings for extreme sports like boxing and football are at an all-time high. Perhaps that is to be expected. The credo of live fast, die young is a […]

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    BASW Reacts to the Education Select Committee’s Report on Social Work Reform

    United Kingdom – The report published by the Commons Education Select Committee welcomes the government’s focus on social work, but is openly critical of the government’s proposals to reform the profession. The report challenges key clauses contained within the Children and Social Work Bill, currently being debated in Grand Committee in the House of Lords, and […]

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    Sanctuary for Families Honored for Assisting Families of Domestic Violence

    New York – Sanctuary for Families has been recognized by the International Association for Social Work with Groups, Inc. (IASWG) for exemplary leadership in providing counseling and related services, and in particular, creative and innovative group therapy services to victims of domestic violence and their families. Each year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children […]

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    Social Work Professor’s Research Shows Implicit Bias by Institutions

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Susan McCarter has spent the last 20 years researching and talking about disproportionate minority contacts (DMC), or the over-representation of minority youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. She readily acknowledges that even the official name for her work tends to make people defensive. “The word ‘disproportionality’ has taken […]

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    Journey through the Grief of Homelessness

    Subprime loans, adjustable rate mortgages, unregulated equity lines of credit, mentally ill, physically and verbally abused, veterans, runaway children, drug addicts, and prostitutes are all part of the collectively vulnerable voices journeying through the grief of homelessness. Homelessness is not prejudiced it crosses socio-economic, religious, educational, mental capacity, gender, veteran status, sexual preference and racial […]