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    Proposed Trump Cuts Imperil Mental Health, Health Care, Education and More

    The budget proposed by President Donald J. Trump threatens critical health, scientific research and education programs that contribute to the social safety net for millions of Americans, according to the American Psychological Association. “This budget, if enacted, would jeopardize our nation’s educational, scientific and health enterprises and limit access to critically needed mental and behavioral […]

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    Obama’s Contributions to Social Change Will Leave a Lasting Legacy

    History is already attempting to rewrite Obama’s presidency. Over his eight years in office, Obama never exuded anything less than class, intelligence and an apparently endless appetite for hope and optimism. He frequently spoke about the progress toward a more perfect union and never publically condemned the colleagues who chose to hold him back. Our […]

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    How Hillary Changed Politics for Women

    She didn’t win the election and we have not yet seen the first female president, but Hillary Clinton’s legacy is still strong and extremely important. Hillary made history the moment that she won the Democratic Party nomination for president, and that will not soon be forgotten. In the past, women have made strides in politics […]

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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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