Big Business vs. Clean, Alternative Energy

“Scottish government approves offshore wind farm bitterly opposed by Donald Trump“
Which of the following makes more sense: A Luxury Hotel to increase traffic, and profits, to Donald Trumps holdings, or a Wind Farm consisting of 11 turbines which could supply energy  for almost half…

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The Most Free State: North Dakota?

When you think of freedom it’s obvious that one of the first places that should come into your mind is North Dakota. Well the Mercatus Institute thinks so too in their ranking of U.S. states by levels of freedom. This ranking is based on one particular freedom, economic, given that this is an…

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Complimenting Others: Can we go Beyond Looks?

Something I have never been good at is starting conversations with, or speaking to strangers, oddly something you would think as a researcher, social worker and a blogger that I wouldn’t have difficult with but oh do I have this issue outside of the professional context. It’s…

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Your Gene Sequence Might Not be Secure

Stonybrook University had a mandatory class about Social Work’s role in Health Care. In this class we were asked to read a book about ethical dilemma’s in health care. No book seemed more appropriate to me, as a researcher, than The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, written by…

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UN says Lack of Access to Abortion is Torture

The Human Right’s Counsel of the United Nations has released it’s 2013 “Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” written by  Juan E. Méndez. Standing out in this report among many other discussed forms…

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Girls Can be Whatever They Want or Can They?

Girls Action Foundation is a Canadian non-profit that has been advancing girls’ empowerment since 1995. According to a brief put out by Girls Action and Status of Women Canada, significant challenges remain especially for girls who are marginalized. In addition to those related to…

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Youth and Sensitivity Training with Seniors

I came across this story online and had to share it as the focus is both youth and seniors. A grade 5 class in Summit, New Jersey visited Sage Eldercare to participate in a sensitivity training. This is the fourth year this elementary school has visited Sage Eldercare as part of their…

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The Bill Appreciating Social Workers

It seems Congress hasn’t entirely sequestered. S. Res. 78 was introduced on March 18, 2013, “Supporting the goals and ideals of Professional Social Work Month and World Social Work Day.” The bill calls for the American people to recognize social workers and encourages “the people…

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Could Child Abuse Be Causing Autism?

Written by, Courtney Kidd, LMSW, SJS Staff Writer
 
Childhood abuse as a predictive variable in who will have an autistic child. A study put on by JAMA Psychiatry studied 50,000 women, looking at medical records, answered questions relating to childhood abuse(physical, sexual or emotional)…

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