The top news stories, blogs and academic research about "marginal" society and those that work there, grabbing our attention today
"Until recently, researchers have associated post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with being a victim of trauma. Now, new findings from the US suggest that the act of killing or perpetrating violence could be even more traumatic than being a victim.
A condition often experienced by war veterans, PTSD can cause nightmares, flashbacks and feelings of isolation. But there is another group, which also suffers from high exposure to violence, that up until now has been largely overlooked: gang members."
"Social work leaders must learn to engage with the public and the media if we are to raise public awareness of the issues facing the profession.
Social workers are fully aware of the issues: funding shortages, a reliance on expensive locum staff and a workforce propped up by newly qualified social workers. But does the public know this? I am doubtful it does.
Blogs and articles are published regularly by social workers, but it is unlikely they are read by many outside the social work bubble. So what do we do? I believe our leaders need to stand up and make their voices heard within the media and by those who matter – the people we support."
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A film by Amelia Martyn-Hemphill for BBC World Hacks.