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    The President’s “Enemy” Rhetoric and the Press

    President Trump’s declarations that the press is the “enemy of the American people,” accompanied by overt hostile acts, are not merely different in degree but different in kind from the tensions and antagonisms with the media that have punctuated many previous presidencies, according to two Utah law professors. RonNell Andersen Jones of the University of […]

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    Why Feminism is Still Important For Social Workers

    Feminism continues to be a fraught issue with fractures within the community of feminists, as well as women in general. Yet, feminism is more crucial than ever given the diversity of challenges women are now facing. Feminism has become a focal point again recently largely as a result of the Presidential election and the response […]

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    Federal Mentoring Grant for Youth Maybe in Danger Under New Administration

    Over 40 youth serving organizations have expressed their support for the Youth Mentoring Grant, the only federal grant dedicated to providing investment in quality youth mentoring, by sending letters to the United States House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Collectively, these groups are demonstrating their commitment to mentoring programs across the country who provide essential support […]

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    American Psychological Association Urges Congress to Reject President’s Proposed Budget

    The American Psychological Association expressed serious concerns regarding deep cuts in the president’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget that the organization says will curtail advances in research and education while threatening the health, well-being and competitiveness of our nation. “The APA is strongly opposed to the harsh cuts to vital domestic programs in the administration’s […]

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    Getting It Right for Every Child

    On March 7, 2017, Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, made a statement in Parliament regarding the Named Person Service and the legal challenges involved in information sharing. Named persons and other service providers will now have the power to share information where it promotes, supports or safeguards the wellbeing of a child or young person. Minister Swinney […]

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    Increasing Minimum Wage Would Reduce Teen Pregnancies

    A $1 increase in the minimum wage would likely reduce the U.S. adolescent birth rate by about 2 percent, according to new Indiana University research. That would mean about 5,000 fewer births annually, and the number could go higher if the minimum wage increase climbed over $1, according to Lindsey Rose Bullinger, the study author […]

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    New Research Shows Split on How People Consider Transgender Rights Issues

    The Trump administration in late February withdrew Obama administration federal protections for transgender students that would allow them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity. Transgender activists protested outside the White House. With two presidents essentially taking opposite stances on the issue within a year, it is obvious how polarizing transgender rights policies have […]

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    Americans Divided on Obamacare Repeal, Poll Finds

    ST. LOUIS — As House Republicans labor to define a new plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), public support for the 2010 legislation is at an all-time high, according to a national survey taken in January by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis. “Among Americans in our sample, those opposing repeal now […]

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    Justin Trudeau: How One Person Can Positively Change The World

    Political ideology is not something everyone thinks about, but for Social Workers it is infused in our profession whether we like it or not. As an eclectic profession whose founders borrowed from psychology, psychiatry, sociology, economics, and political science, we have a long history of working to ameliorate the impact of the political ideology of […]

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