The technologies which allow us to share information, pictures and ideas among others things are what we call social media. Whether social media is a boon or a bane is a matter of debate. However, one thing is sure that social media has become an integral part of the lives of people of all ages today. Therefore, it is important for students to understand the advantages as well as disadvantages of social media in order to make the right choice for themselves.
Main Provisions of the Act Set of charts summarizing the major provisions of the law. This is a quick and easy summary in "plain language," as contrasted with the formal legislative language of the original text of the law, which is provided in the next section. Other Legal Rulings Other significant legal rulings. A variety of background materials are available on the pivotal Amendments. Passage of the Social Security Amendments Dates and vote tallies for passage of the legislation creating the Social Security disability program. Passage of the Medicare Program in Dates and vote tallies for passage of the Social Security Amendments of which introduced the Medicare program, as well as links to a signing photo and other materials. Note: File is in RealAudio format.
Social work as a profession places a great deal of emphasis on diversity and cultural competency. There are several different aspects to this ethical standard. One is its emphasis on knowledge. Cultural competency begins with having knowledge of different cultures or aspects of social diversity. However, knowledge alone is not enough.
The US is in crisis. The political divisions are crippling; income and opportunities are as unequally shared as they have ever been; and society is divided in terms of the different lives, hopes, and dreams that the rich and the poor have. The starkest marker of this crisis of societal ill-being is the rising rate of mortality due to premature deaths suicide, opioids, and alcohol poisoning, among others primarily among less educated whites. The trend of rising rather than falling mortality rates among an important demographic group is unique to the US among rich countries.