Social work

Dictator Francisco Franco stands in military apparel next to his wife at an event.

From Franco’s ‘stolen babies’ to Nazi Germany, social services have a dark past — it’s time for a global reckoning

Conflict & Justice

Despite the many positive changes social services have made in many people’s lives, it has a dark past in many of history’s most brutal regimes. One way the profession of social services could come to terms with this past is through a truth and reconciliation commission.

an illustration of the silhouettes of children on a detention center building

US government uses several clandestine shelters to detain immigrant children

a man looks at an algorithm on a computer screen

Can an algorithm keep kids safe?

Teenage boys play video games at Casa Padre, a facility for migrant children in Brownsville, Texas.

What reporters couldn’t see when they toured a Texas shelter for child migrants