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The Challenges of Setting Goals

My Brains Not Broken

When it comes to living a mental healthy life, setting goals can be a good way to build a strong foundation. Whether your goals inspire massive change or a small shift, setting a goal is an opportunity. I’ll be honest – I don’t always take that opportunity.

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DfE care review response: key points

Community Care

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Agency social worker pay to be capped to that of permanent staff

Community Care

Agency social worker pay in would be capped to the equivalent earned by permanent staff under government plans to reduce the use and cost of locums in statutory children’s services.

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Social work is recognised as essential to Afghanistan’s development

International Federation of Social Workers

(In the photo: Members of the ASO board with IFSW representatives) At a press conference today in Kabul, the Afghanistan Social Work Organization (ASO) invited speakers from The Ministry of […] IFSW

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Get Connected: Using Social Media for Social Work Success

Speaker: Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW.

In this webinar with business development consultant Gary Direnfeld, we will explore the different methods of marketing your private social work practice and boosting your online presence. Gary will provide valuable insight on choosing and using social media to attract viable referrals.

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Free Mental Health Webinars, February 2023

Social Work.Career

This post is part of the monthly series, Free Webinars for Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals, featuring over 50 free webcasts that we could find for you this month in the field of social work and mental health.

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Children are in ‘extreme crisis’: top judge berates DfE’s six-year failure to tackle ‘gross’ lack of secure units

Community Care

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What Do You Say to Taking Chances?

My Brains Not Broken

Here it is, yet another blog post inspired by a song from Celine Dion. The song in question is “Taking Chances,” which is a single from the 2007 album of the same name.

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Towards Peace and Self-determination in Israel and Palestine: A Statement from IFSW

International Federation of Social Workers

This week’s escalation of conflict in Israel and Palestine highlights the failures in developing a step-by-step peace process based on trust, understanding and the acknowledgement that all people have rights. […] IFSW

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The group home industry excuse machine leaps into action after still another tragedy

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Two girls ran from a group home in Arizona. Their bodies were found here. On Jan. 7, two girls, one age 17, the other 15, ran away from a group home in Mesa Arizona. Two weeks later their bodies were found in a nearby pond.

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A course of therapy

Prosper Health Collective

Prior to seeing a psychologist there are some key pieces of information that it is good to know. First and foremost, psychology should ALWAYS be collaborative.

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Unions seek 12.7% pay rise for council social workers

Community Care

Unions are seeking a 12.7% pay rise for council social workers and other local authority staff in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 2023-24.

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Mental Health and Complacency

My Brains Not Broken

There have been many moments along my mental health journey where I’ve felt like I’ve failed. I don’t quite know how I’m failing or in what way, but I feel that I am.

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What is Wayne’s Weekly??

The Critical Blog

During my time as BASW England Anti-racism Visionary, I was fortunate enough to receive staunch support from my allies, colleagues and peers. As part of my work, I managed to build an extensive and wide-ranging professional network on different platforms.

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‘I knew I wanted to stay here for the rest of my life’: how London got its first LGBTQ+ retirement community

The Guardian

The idea is nothing new in other countries, but the UK has been slow to develop housing schemes for older LGBTQ+ people.

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The Fatal Five in IDD: Aspiration’s Dangers and Key Interventions

Relias

Originally known as the Fatal Four (which included aspiration, dehydration, constipation, and seizures), experts in the field of IDD care have identified sepsis as another serious condition for this population. For this reason, the nomenclature has changed to the Fatal Five.

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DfE provides 20% of funding urged by care review in response

Community Care

Sector bodies have heavily criticised the government’s provision of one-fifth of the resources called for by the care review to reform social care in its response today.

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?Member Voices: Accountability is the Key to Progress

Social Work Blog

Black history month celebrate. vector illustration design graphic By Chad Dion Lassiter, MSW My question this month is how well are we living up to our creed to bring the woes of the marginalized to the forefront of the public’s attention?

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Altering the understanding of Alters: Dissociative Identity Disorder

MQ Mental Health

Movies can be great for helping us discuss our mental health experiences. Recently, a TV series has helped shine a light on a lesser known and highly stigmatised condition. Last year, Marvel’s Moon Knight portrayed a character who, like many superheroes, had a mental illness.

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Lemn Sissay accuses children’s commissioner for England of failing children in care

The Guardian

Poet and broadcaster says Rachel de Souza should be pushing ministers to do much more Lemn Sissay, the poet and broadcaster, has launched a bruising attack on the children’s commissioner for England, accusing her of failing to champion children in care at a crucial time and “smothering the voice of her own office”.

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The Fatal Five in IDD: What You Need to Know About Seizures

Relias

Originally known as the Fatal Four (which included aspiration, dehydration, constipation, and seizures), experts in the field of IDD care have identified sepsis as another serious condition for this population. For this reason, the nomenclature has changed to the Fatal Five.

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Specialist child protection social workers to be introduced in DfE care review response

Community Care

Specialist social workers will be appointed to lead child protection cases while a new framework will be introduced to support practitioners at the start of their careers, the government has said in its response to the care review.

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Addressing inequality predicament: trade-offs and the quest for decent employment, poverty reduction and social inclusion

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Virtual Side –event: Addressing inequality predicament: trade-offs and the quest for decent employment, poverty reduction and social inclusion Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Time: 9:45am- 11am EST Please register at: [link] The side- event conceived as a panel discussion takes place during the 61 st session of the Commission for Social Development.

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Working with fathers to protect vulnerable babies from harm

Health & Social Care Workforce

Dr Mary Baginsky,Senior Research Fellow at the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce.

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Three Soft Skills That Every Social Worker Should Master

Famcare

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there are now 708 100 social workers employed in the country. Furthermore, the number of persons involved in social work is always growing. Your main goal as a social worker must be to assist individuals or spread knowledge.

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The Fatal Five in IDD: How Constipation Impacts Health

Relias

Originally known as the Fatal Four (which included aspiration, dehydration, constipation, and seizures), experts in the field of IDD care have identified sepsis as another serious condition for this population. For this reason, the nomenclature has changed to the Fatal Five.

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Social Work England finds broad support for proposed expectations of new graduates

Community Care

Social Work England has found broad support from the profession for its proposed expectations of students’ knowledge and skills on graduation.

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Child Labor and Children in Migration- CSocD61 side event

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Child Labor and Children in Migration – CSocD61 side event Forced child labor deprives children of their childhood, their potential, and their dignity. Join us for this CSocD61 side event that highlights this important issue in line with the ambitious targets for ending child labor (SDG 8.7)

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Ask Nicole: I’m Uncomfortable Working with Certain Clients

Nicole Clark Consulting

Have a question you’d like to be featured? Let me know. In the early years of my social work career, I had a large caseload of individuals from various backgrounds and needs. Some clients were more challenging to work with than others, but I’d say I got along well with everyone I worked with. Yet [.]

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Opioid Addiction Is Here to Stay

Famcare

“Opioid addiction is here to stay,” said a social work professor we recently interviewed. “ But as long as we turn away from the horrors of this widespread addiction and choose to remain in denial, we will not make a concerted effort to widely administer treatment.

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Top Books For Prek-K

Kylie the Creative Social Worker

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Care review lead: government must go further and faster in response

Community Care

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Children to be housed closer to family in overhaul of England’s social care system

The Guardian

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NCCPR in The Imprint: No, “Neglect” Is Not a Gateway Allegation

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Remember the great reefer madness scares in the late 20th Century? Maybe marijuana itself wasn’t so bad, it was said, but it’s a gateway drug!