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Grief. It applies more than just to a loved one.

Gary Direnfeld

People typically understand what is known as grief, that sense of emotional pain and adjustment to a significant loss, typically considered to be a person through death. However there are other kinds of grief, two of which are known as ambiguous and disenfranchised.

International Conference for Social Work Students

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Conference – Social Work as a Human Rights Profession. 9-10 December, 2022. Purpose of the conference: The purpose of the conference is to raise awareness about social work as a global profession focusing on human rights of global citizens.


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1,000 social workers deregistered after paying £90 fee and meeting CPD requirements

Community Care

Just over 1,000 social workers have been removed from the register despite paying the £90 fee and meeting continuing professional development (CPD) requirements in this year’s renewal round.

Christmas Is Coming (Guest Post)

Living Sober

This guest post comes from the lovely and very wise Suzy Morrison who works in the addiction sector and has many years in recovery herself. She shared her 'Sober Story' with us here, participated in an 'Ask An Expert' post here and recorded a Sobriety Chat here.

Marketing Your Social Work Practice: Tips to Boost Your Online Presence

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.

Debunking Myths About PTSD

Gateway Foundation

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a medical condition individuals can develop after traumatic experiences. People can develop PTSD from many experiences, including natural disasters, abuse or other life-altering events.


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4,000 social workers face removal as 96% renew registration

Community Care

Just over 4,000 social workers will no longer be able to in practise in England because they did not renew their registration this year, according to provisional figures.


The International Association Of Schools Of Social

IASSW UN NY NEWSLETTER FALL 2022. PDF FALL 2022 NEWSLETTER (FINAL).docx. Download here : [link]. Featured IASSW UN NY Newsletters News and Updates


Prosper Health Collective

Christmas can be a wonderful time of year where we get to spend time with family and friends, enjoy the rituals of giving and receiving, participate in traditions, and eat, drink and be merry!


Tips to Keep Yourself Mentally Healthy this 2022 Christmas Season

Psychological Health Care

The holiday season is traditionally a time for cheer, family gatherings and spending time with loved ones. Unfortunately, it can also cause some people to feel stressed and depressed.

Vaccination: shared responsibility for Shared Lives carers

Social Care

As the campaign to encourage more frontline care and health workers to book their COVID-19 booster and flu vaccinations continues, we're delighted to share this message from Shared Lives carer, Mike Bishop.


Council’s ‘relentless drive’ to improve children’s experiences helps it shed ‘inadequate’ tag

Community Care

Stoke-on-Trent has shed its ‘inadequate’ status, with Ofsted praising its “co-ordinated and relentless drive” to improve children’s experiences despite pandemic hardships.

“Child welfare” in Washington State: No AMBER Alert, no release of alleged kidnapper’s photo for days after a foster mother allegedly kidnaps a child in her care. And almost no media coverage either.

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS FOSTER CHILD AND/OR THIS FOSTER PARENT? IF SO, PLEASE CALL THE MT. VERNON, WASHINGTON STATE POLICE AT (360) 428-3211 It was more than a week before anyone realized the foster child on the left was missing.

The National Pediatric Palliative Care Task Force Releases New Guiding Principles


Principles come in response to Dobbs vs. Jackson and other related issues. News Bites


A more meaningful and present Christmas

Prosper Health Collective

As we roll into December, this month brings blogs and vlogs on Christmas and the holiday season. I’ll be talking about tips to make Christmas more meaningful for you and to be more present. What does Christmas mean to you? Each person is going to have a different answer.


Indigenous Commission Statement on Human Rights Day 2022

International Federation of Social Workers

The IFSW Indigenous Commission takes this opportunity to put it on record that as Social Workers we understand the importance of Human Rights as it is of fundamental importance to […]. Human Rights

Cafcass staff quizzed on readiness to take industrial action as union heads reject 2.5% offer

Community Care

Cafcass staff are being quizzed on their readiness to take industrial action after union leaders rejected a 2.51% pay offer for 2022-23.

Positive dementia care: a win for staff and residents

Social Care

Meaningful, therapeutic and enjoyable activities are an important part of life in a home specialising in dementia care. Image created]. Care in the round. I’m the home manager at Vida Grange, one of Vida Healthcare ’s care homes based in Harrogate.

Not Seasonal, Just Depression

My Brains Not Broken

The more experience I’ve gained on my mental health journey, the better I’ve gotten at recognizing my depression and the reasons behind it. That being said, depression can still be tricky.

I Never Stop Crying — Depression

Nnatasha Tracy

I never stop crying. I can understand why you might think this isn't true. After all, my cheeks are dry right now. But, believe me, I never stop crying, whether it's external or suppressed enough to be internal. I have found depression can be like that.

IFSW Representative calls for Greater Climate Action at the UN

International Federation of Social Workers

IFSW UN Asia-Pacific Representative Dr Sebastian Cordoba addressed the UN ESCAP Committee on Environment and Development this week advocating for greater climate action from Member States. The statement drew attention […]. IFSW Environment

Ofsted to issue separate judgment on council care leaver services

Community Care

Ofsted will introduce a separate judgment for care leavers in council inspections to help understand their “specific needs and experiences” better.

Navigating uncomfortable party conversation

Prosper Health Collective

When I think of Christmas, I think of a festive season surrounded by people, parties, and food. Whilst an anticipated time with family and friends, conversations around the table can sometimes be uncomfortable.

Elderly Mothers of Adult Children


Women are used to putting their own needs on the back burner. They attend to infants, young children, and teenagers, all the while telling themselves that there will be time enough for themselves when their kids are grown.

Antisocial Behavior and Drug Addiction

Gateway Foundation

Many people who struggle with substance use disorder (SUD) may also display antisocial behaviors.

Care workers hit back at Matt Hancock’s claim staff brought Covid to care homes

The Guardian

Most cases not caused by decision to discharge patients from hospital without testing, says former health secretary Care workers have hit back at claims by the former health secretary Matt Hancock that the Covid virus was brought into homes by infected staff.

‘Failed’ Care Act 2014 must be properly implemented in shift to ‘enabling’ adults’ services, say peers

Community Care

The ‘failed’ Care Act 2014 must be properly implemented as part of a radical shift in adult social care from a ‘transactional’ to an ‘enabling’ service, peers have said.

New York Giants’ football player, Nick Gates, dons National CASA/GAL logo on gameday cleats

National Casa Gal

"I want to pay-it-forward and spotlight the huge need for CASA volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected kids." --Nick Gates. Read More.


Congress’ Year-End Must-Do List Should Prioritize Cancer Prevention, Detection, Research and Palliative Care


Advocates push for palliative care among a list of essential cancer priorities. News Bites


Christmas Almondnog

Living Sober

This is a delicioius and very Christmassy drink! It's quite filling so if you want a thinner version leave out the banana and increase the amount of almond butter to 2 tbsp. This makes two servings.


Case Management 101: How to Start a Non-Profit


The US has one of the best social services infrastructures since there are so many nonprofit groups there. An estimated $1 trillion is added to the US economy annually by the 1.5 million registered non-profits.

Over 800 practitioners apply to rejoin social work register after renewal round

Community Care

Over 800 practitioners have applied to rejoin the social work register in the immediate aftermath of this year’s renewal round. Social Work England said that, as of today, 842 had applied to be restored to the register, at a cost of £135.

Winter is Here

My Brains Not Broken

Every single year, it’s the same old story: winter is coming, coming, coming…then it gets here. And we get sad. Growing up on the East Coast (and still living there today), I’m used to the familiar patterns of the seasons.

The Most Empowering Mental Health Quotes

Social Work Haven

Social work involves working with people who may feel low because of sudden changes in their lives. In addition, the social work role has been associated with burnout, depression, job related stress, poor work life balance resulting in a high turnover in the field.