News tagged with social welfare

Project helps states mine data to improve services for kids

When children are placed in foster care, the ultimate goal is to give them the best possible services to achieve permanency, either by returning them home or finding a stable, supportive home environment. A project directed ...

Aug 26, 2014
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S. Korea to tax lip jobs and priests

The South Korean government plans to exploit the country's obsession with plastic surgery by extending taxes to popular procedures like lip jobs to help fund spiralling social welfare costs.

Aug 08, 2013
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Male Holocaust survivors have a longer life-expectancy

Male Holocaust survivors have a longer life expectancy compared to those who didn't experience the Holocaust, according to a recent study conducted at the University of Haifa jointly with Leiden University. The results have ...

Jul 31, 2013
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Negative public images hamper child welfare investigators

Even parents who have had no contact with child welfare agencies believe negative stereotypes about social workers and the likely outcomes of abuse or neglect investigations, misconceptions that complicate agencies' efforts ...

Mar 15, 2013
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Charting locations of marijuana dispensaries in L.A.

(Medical Xpress)—With the debate over medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles still in full fury, Bridget Freisthler, an associate professor of social welfare at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, ...

Sep 06, 2012
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