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University of Pittsburgh: Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center - 301 Engaging Clients from a Strengths-Based Solution-Focused Perspective. Department of Justice Studies - Partnering Agencies - Criminal Justice. The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice provides students an opportunity to gain knowledge and think critically about crime, criminals, criminal justice and the law.

Department of Justice Studies - Partnering Agencies - Criminal Justice

Minuchin Center for the Family - About Structural Family Therapy. Acceptance is Mission Critical. Report.pdf. Columbia Program Merges Therapy and Spirituality. The gay/black divide. I am a perfect example of why the fight against Proposition 8, which amends the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, failed to win black support.

The gay/black divide

I am black. I am a political activist who cares deeply about social justice issues. I am a lesbian. This year, I canvassed the streets of South Los Angeles and Compton, knocking on doors, talking politics to passers-by and working as I never had before to ensure a large voter turnout among African Americans. But even I wasn't inspired to encourage black people to vote against the proposition. Why? The first problem with Proposition 8 was the issue of marriage itself. Maybe white gays could afford to be singularly focused, raising millions of dollars to fight for the luxury of same-sex marriage. Second is the issue of civil rights. But the black civil rights movement was essentially born out of and driven by the black church; social justice and religion are inextricably intertwined in the black community. Explore Topics Highlighting RAND Research. Kiva - Loans that change lives. The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness. CSEFEL: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning. Assessing the New Federalism. Changing research focus: Federalism to Private/Public Context The Urban Institute's Assessing the New Federalism Project closely followed struggling families over the past decade as many left welfare—first in a booming economy, then through a recession, and now in a period when wages have stagnated and health insurance costs have skyrocketed.

Assessing the New Federalism

Building on more than a decade of ANF research, ANF has changed focus to become the new Low-Income Working Families project. While ANF studied public safety-net programs as they shifted largely from the federal government to the states and from cash welfare to work supports, the new project spotlights the private and public sector context for families' success or failure. Low-Income Working Families The Low-Income Working Families project applies rigorous research methods to track families over time and to analyze the risks these families face.

Assessing the New Federalism—Eight Years Later Related UI Research. CLASP: Policy Solutions That Work for Low-Income People. Library Search. Nonviolence Studies and Programs at K-State. Social Workers Speak. Defending Human Rights Worldwide. LGBTQ Student Rights. Harassment of LGBTQ Students All students have the right to be treated equally and to be free from bullying, harassment and discrimination, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

LGBTQ Student Rights

Respecting Transgender and Gender-nonconforming Students' Rights Transgender and gender non-conforming students have the right to be respected and to dress and act in ways that don’t conform to stereotypes associated with their gender. Transgender students also have to the right to be referred to by their pronoun of choice, and to wear clothes and ac­cess spaces such as locker rooms and restrooms that fit their gender identity.

Religion Dispatches. Family Equality - Family Equality Council. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Children's Defense Fund (CDF) : Health Care Coverage for All of America's Children, Ending Child Poverty, Child Advocacy Programs. National Organization for Women (NOW) Quantum Consciousness . Stuart Hameroff. 50 Years of Government Spending, In 1 Graph : Planet Money. Of each dollar the federal government spends, how much goes to defense?

50 Years of Government Spending, In 1 Graph : Planet Money

How much goes to Social Security? How much goes to interest on the debt? And how has this sort of thing changed over time? The graphic below answers these questions. It shows the major components of federal spending 50 years ago, 25 years ago, and last year. A few notes: Everything else is everything not listed separately on the graphic. Defense spending has shrunk significantly as a percentage of total government spending. Medicaid, Medicare and other health services are the huge gainers here.

Safety net programs include unemployment compensation, food stamps and housing assistance. Interest refers to interest the government pays on the national debt. Bonus Numbers! For More: See the full data set from the Office of Management and Budget. See more posts from our Graphing America series: Highest-paying Jobs for Social Workers. Are you thinking about a degree in social work, but worried about not finding the highest-paying social work jobs?

Highest-paying Jobs for Social Workers

Social Work Jobs in the Federal Government. There are 8,114 positions in Social Work in the federal government! When looking at specific openings on , keep the following guidelines in mind: Social Services GS-0187 and Social Services and Assistant GS-0186 : Bachelor’s degree is usually recommended. Social Work GS-0185 : While a bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement, a master’s degree in social work or a related field has become the standard for many positions. Job Profiles Here are examples of recent job openings. Social Worker at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Salary Range: $44,726 - $70,353 per year Duty Locations: Portland, Oregon (and other locations across the country) Job Summary: The Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration provides a broad spectrum of medical, prescription, surgical, and rehabilitative care for U.S. veterans.

Social Worker or Psychologist at the Department of Health and Human Services’ Indian Health Service. USAJOBS - The Federal Government’s Official Jobs Site. Social Work Today. So You Want To Work Abroad? An Interview with David Dininio. In today's Social Work Podcast I speak with David Dininio, Recruitment Manager for HCL Social Care International, about how social workers in the United States can work as social workers in other countries.

So You Want To Work Abroad? An Interview with David Dininio

Let’s be honest. You didn’t become a social worker because you wanted to travel the world. Even if you’re someone who has the travel bug – You’re a social worker. You’re not making a whole lot of money? How are you going to finance it? I’m a big proponent of living abroad.