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One in nine councils granted emergency support to balance books

Community Care

One in nine councils with social services responsibilities are getting emergency government help to enable them to balance their books. Ministers have agreed in principle almost £2bn in financial support overall for the 17 local authorities, with by far the biggest share going to Birmingham (£1.255.1bn), revealed the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) yesterday.

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Why I Work On My Mental Health

My Brains Not Broken

I’m not sure how many other people do this, but I get hyper-fixated on what I do in my day-to-day life. I constantly analyze my habits, hobbies, and what I choose to do (or not do) during my day. Whether it’s for work or fun, I’m in a near-constant state of thought, lost in my head about my choices. But in all this thinking, I forget that I don’t always have control over what impacts my mental health, which is what I’d like to talk about today.

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Four in five apprentices gained social work qualification in first cohort, figures show

Community Care

Just over four in five of the first cohort of social work apprentices gained their qualification, official data has shown. According to Skills for Care , 82.7% of apprentices qualified as a social worker in 2021-22, including all of those who completed the course. The remainder (17.3%) did not finish their training. With the apprenticeship, which takes three years, having been rolled out in 2019 , this represents the first full cohort to complete the degree-level programme.

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week: What Happens The Day Someone Is Sectioned For Anorexia?

MQ Mental Health

This Eating Disorders Awareness Week, MQ’s copywriter Juliette Burton who also works as a writer, comedian, and mental health activist, shares her experience of what happened the day she was sectioned under the mental health act for anorexia. When I was 17 it was decided I was “insane”. So, I spent my 18 th birthday sectioned under the mental health act in hospital.

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5 Must Haves for Case Management

Thousands of nonprofits rely on case management software to help collect data, manage programs, coordinate with agencies, and provide life-changing health and human services. Adopting a cloud-based case management platform is essential for nonprofits and government agencies to operate more efficiently and make better use of their funding and budget.

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IFSW Supports Global Statement of Humanitarian Leaders Calling For An Immediate Ceasefire In Gaza

International Federation of Social Workers

IFSW stands in full support of the recent statement by humanitarian leaders on the extreme peril facing civilians in Gaza.

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Why Do I Snap So Easily And How To Deal With It?

Blurt It Out

Depression can cause us to feel increasingly irritable. This can lead to us snapping at people, which is often followed by a wave of guilt. We might not be able to explain our irritability or know what we can do to reduce our snappiness. What Is Irritability? When we’re irritable, we tend to become annoyed easily. We’re often over-sensitive to both our environment and things that other people say or do.

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Social Work Month 2024: Thank You and a Social Work Month Empowerment Calendar

The New Social Worker

Empowering Social Workers. Please spend Social Work Month with us at The New Social Worker. THANK you for all you do. Follow us all month (March 2024) to celebrate the social work profession and the ways we empower and are empowered.

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Call for Abstract – INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Title: “Uniting for Change: Addressing the Grand Challenges for Social Work in the 21st Century” Date: 22 March 2024 Venue: Virtual, Time: 9.00 am – 11.00 am (CT) Call for abstracts: Organizers invite submissions from social work students across the globe on any of the conference themes. Submissions can be fieldwork projects, case studies, innovative practice models, and research papers.

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“They’re not your children anymore.” Notes on news coverage of a landmark lawsuit

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Yesterday’s post was, in effect, a guest blog. The Complaint filed by the Family Justice Law Center , the New York University School of Law Family Defense Clinic and two private law firms – especially the introductory section – reads like great journalism. So I reprinted that part, in full. Given its pitch-perfect portrayal of how the New York City Administration for Children’s Services treats children and families, it’s no wonder it generated at least nine ten news stories, including: The New Y

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‘Profiteering off children’: care firms in England accused of squeezing cash from councils

The Guardian

A local authority leader claims private equity groups are exploiting vulnerable youngsters in care homes in the pursuit of profit Care companies are insisting on unnecessary and expensive support packages for vulnerable children to boost their profits, a council leader has claimed. Barry Lewis, the Tory leader of Derbyshire county council, said that former family-run businesses acquired by private equity groups were trying to get “as much cash as possible” out of local authorities.

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Get Connected: Using Social Media for Social Work Success

Speaker: Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW.

You may have the clinical skills to manage a private practice, but your success could actually hinge on marketing skills. For a thriving practice, you need to differentiate yourself from others and present yourself in a way that attracts referrals. These days, much of that happens online, including on social media. In this webinar, Gary Direnfeld will discuss how social media marketing can help you build your private practice and grow your client base.

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Pre-court social worker-guardian meetings have potential to improve care proceedings, finds study

Community Care

Pre-court meetings between children’s social workers and Cafcass guardians have the potential to improve the care proceedings process, a pilot study has concluded. However, a longer, forthcoming pilot will be needed to assess whether the meetings can curb current case backlogs. According to Cafcass, the average length of time it worked with families in these cases from July to September 2023 was 44 weeks , well above the 26-week target for the duration of proceedings.

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Conversations on Social Work Careers: Interview With Dr. Jonathan Singer

The New Social Worker

In this episode of Conversations on Social Work Careers, Your Social Work Career Coach Jennifer Luna interviews Dr. Jonathan Singer. Jonathan is the founder of The Social Work Podcast and was inducted as an NASW Social Work Pioneer® in 2023.

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Free Mental Health Webinars, March 2024

Social Work.Career

Happy #SocialWorkMonth to all my fellow social workers! I’m so grateful for all that you do on behalf of our clients and our profession. #SWMonth2024 #EmpoweringSocialWorkers #SocialWorkMonth #NASW This post is part of the monthly series, Free Webinars for Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals, featuring over 60 free webcasts that we could find for […] The post Free Mental Health Webinars, March 2024 appeared first on SocialWork.Career.

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Webinar on Children’s Rights in the context of Cross Border Family Connections

International Federation of Social Workers

IFSW is pleased to announce a webinar jointly hosted by the International Social Service (ISS) and Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB).

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‘A huge step back for the city’: people in Birmingham on council budget cuts

The Guardian

Proposals to reduce funding for services from bin collections to social care, arts and libraries leave many worried for the future It wasn’t long ago that the people of Birmingham were being told the city was on the brink of a “golden decade”, with record levels of investment off the back of events including the Commonwealth Games and the arrival of HS2.

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Dancing for fun and inclusivity

Social Care

DanceSyndrome is an award winning dance charity based in Lancashire with a special focus on including everyone, with or without disabilities. They provide dance workshops, leadership training and consultancy. Their performance artists attend special events and exclusive performances, emphasising what people with learning disabilities can really do. Julie Nicholson, Managing Director of DanceSyndrome, is proud to share the story of its origins through the inspiration of its founder, Jen Blackwell

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Teen Mental Wellness Day March 2nd: Statistics and Resources

Bipolar Bandit

Teen Mental Wellness Day is March 2nd. Please read or watch a video to learn more about it, statistics and resources.

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ORANGA TAMARIKI REVISITED

Reimagining Social Work

Oranga Tamariki has its troubles; always has had in my experience. The recent Ombudsman’s report, Children in care: complaints to the Ombudsman 2019-2023, calls for change “on a scale rarely required of a government agency”. It is clearly written, concise, and worth a read.

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Film Review: The Holdovers

The New Social Worker

Nominated for five Academy Awards and with the tag line "discomfort and joy," The Holdovers is a Christmas film and a Valentine, and a promise that despite the harshness of winter, spring will be ours.

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Councils employing record numbers of children’s social workers on back of 25% recruitment boost

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Councils are employing record numbers of children’s social workers on the back of a 25% boost to recruitment last year, official figures have shown. However, the vacancy rate for local authority children’s practitioners has fallen only slightly, while councils are continuing to increase their engagement of agency staff, amid Department for Education (DfE) plans to curb their use

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‘Pretty dodgy’: alarm over suspect care agencies granted Home Office licence to act as visa sponsors

The Guardian

Campaigners against labour exploitation urge government to conduct more stringent checks before awarding powers Hundreds of newly established care providers have been granted licences by the Home Office to sponsor workers from abroad, despite being newly established and having no track record of providing services in Britain, the Observer can reveal.

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week Information

Bipolar Bandit

Video on Tik Tok Video on Instagram MOST COMMON EATING DISORDERS Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa Pica Disorders: Binge Eating Rumination Avoidant/Restrictive Purge Eating Night Eating Syndrome OSFED (other specified feeding or eating disorder) STATISTICS Ref 1 16% of adult patients screened positive for an eating disorder. Anorexia has the highest case mortality rate and second-highest crude mortality rate of any mental illness. 10,200 deaths each year are the direct result of an eating disorde

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International Women’s Day: What’s It Like To Be a US Fellow for MQ?

MQ Mental Health

This week it's International Women's Day (8th of March) and March is Women's History Month. Women are making history in research, some of them working with MQ Mental Health Research in their work. One such woman is Marisa Marraccini , one of the researchers selected to be a US Fellow for MQ in 2022. Applications to become an MQ fellow in the USA are opening soon.

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What's the worst day to be sectioned? A Christmas Day MHA Assessment

The Masked AMHP

Back in the1980’s, when I used to do out of hours on call duties, Christmas Day was generally considered a good shift to have – you got double pay for the bank holiday, and no-one ever called Social Services on Christmas Day – Boxing Day, yes, New Year’s Day, yes, but never Christmas Day. Unless someone had chosen that day to go mad.

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Sobriety Chat: Simone

Living Sober

Listen to psychologist and addiction clinician Simone talk about her sobriety and the advice she gives clients who are trying to also stop drinking.

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My Life Lost to Bipolar Disorder

Nnatasha Tracy

I have lost many years of life because of bipolar disorder. No, I don’t mean that I have a decreased lifespan because of bipolar disorder (although that’s likely true, too ). What I mean is that there are years of living that are missing because of bipolar disorder. At 46, I can look back at the decades and see these lost years of life very clearly.

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John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA): The Time is Now

Social Work Blog

By Mel Wilson, MBA, LCSW – NASW Senior Policy Adviser The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds the reintroduction of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) by Maryland Democratic Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin. It is without a doubt that in this critical election year, the time is now for the passage of this important legislation.

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Is Reading Good For Mental Health?

MQ Mental Health

At certain times of year, we might have a bit more time to sit down with a good book. World Book Day (7 March 2024) is one such time, a day to celebrate authors, illustrators, books and the joy of reading. World Book Day also encourages young children to dress up as fictional characters, which may also turn out to be potentially good for mental health.

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The Nursing Shortage and Patient Safety

Relias

Nursing shortage statistics continue to show that the healthcare industry still has an urgent need for nurses. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) , the current shortage of RNs in the U.S. is expected to continue trending upward. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 194,500 average annual openings for registered nurses, and nurse employment will grow 9% through 2030.

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The Nordic-Baltic Doctoral Network in Social Work is inviting doctoral students from Nordic, Baltic and countries beyond to participate in the XV Summer School, August 19-23, 2024 at Aalborg University, Denmark

International Federation of Social Workers

The Nordic-Baltic Doctoral Network in Social Work (NBSW) is a joint network of doctoral schools, universities, and other institutions in social work in seven countries.

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NIMH/NIH Loan Repayment Grant Supports Study on LGBTQ+ Youth and Eating Disorders

University of Connecticut

Associate Professor Meg Paceley led a study examining the relationship between family and community environments for LGBTQ+ youth and disordered eating behaviors. The research was published in Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services and supported by the National Institute of Mental Health/National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program ($58,000).

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The Fear Of Leaving The House When Having Mental Illness

Blurt It Out

Mental illness can make it difficult to leave the house. This can be hard for both us and our loved ones to understand. Particularly if we’re someone who’s always been fairly outgoing, independent, and sociable. Anxiety When We Leave The House Anxiety can be part of many mental illnesses; whether diagnosed as a distinct condition or not. Sometimes it feels like we have an anxiety wall in our doorway.

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10 Facts About Eating Disorders

MQ Mental Health

This Eating Disorders Awareness Week we share some facts about eating disorders you may or may not yet know. Further research is needed to understand, prevent and treat eating disorders which is why the work of MQ is so vital. Did you know.? Studies suggest that up to 25% of people with eating disorders are male. Eating disorders can affect anyone no matter their age, race, gender, sexuality or background.

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Try This: Get Your Ideal Community Partners On Board

Nicole Clark Consulting

Try this activity and let me know how it goes for you. Engaging the right community partners to join your partnership is crucial to facilitating a process that’s mutually beneficial. As you plan your introductory partnership meeting, you need to figure out who to invite, and why. You see the value in working with these [.] The post Try This: Get Your Ideal Community Partners On Board appeared first on Nicole Clark Consulting.

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Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program Opens Call for Applications, 2024-2025

CAPC

The call for applications for the Health and Aging Policy Fellows program has begun, with applications due by Monday, April 15, 2024.

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