In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the George Floyd murder, in 2020, Black social workers are finding they are alone in coping with their trauma.
Despite a series of federal measures requiring greater efforts to preserve family unity, many policies make life harder for people swept up in the system.
Families need support to care for their children safely, rather than having their children removed.
Uganda needs to activate the community engagement pillar and resource the new strategy that’s in place.
Tight funding and COVID-related limits on face-to-face contact have forced academics to find other ways to expose students to the real-life work they are preparing them for.
Hailed as an Australian hero, Rosemary Kariuki works to connect refugee and migrant women through their strengths and joys — rather than treating them like ‘problems’ to be fixed.
Rocks exposes the realities of social care, where children feel left out of decisions that shape their lives.
Social work education, policy and practice is lacking when it comes to understanding and caring for black children’s skin and hair.
The United States has 53 million caregivers, according to the latest estimate. And COVID-19 makes what they do much harder.
A narrow definition of family can neglect the experiences of many people and can impact policy and programs. It’s time to expand our ideas of what family means.
Research shows that abuse, violence and poor relationships in families may have dire consequences for society, and specifically children.
A work placement is integral to a degree in social work. But many people who have a history with the justice system would be denied a working with children check, which most placements require.
For decades, those working in social care focused on the risks children face in their family home. But what about when they leave the front door?
The child support grant, as a policy instrument, cannot work alone in ensuring that young people thrive and succeed.
Why social work needs a global truth and reconciliation commission.
Long before Chasten Buttigieg became a ‘not-so-secret weapon’ in his husband Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, another same-sex couple profoundly reshaped American social policy.
In the US, black children wait longer to be adopted and cost less to adopt than white children.
Animal cruelty investigators do challenging and unappreciated work for very low pay, and normally without union benefits or protections.
Why choice should not be the most important factor in elder care.
Children who have witnessed the death of a parent at the hands of another parent will understandably suffer some serious consequences. Research has shown these children need and want to be heard.