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We All Need Support at Some Time

Gary Direnfeld

The other evening I gathered my family for a ZOOM call to share the news of my angiogram. It came on the heels of a day that began with a call to go to hospital at 7:00 am.

Technology Disruption Readiness Plan: A Best Practice for the Social Work Classroom

Teaching & Learning in Social Work

In social work education, one lesson we can take away from the COVID pandemic has brought many lessons to social work education is to be ready when a crisis or disruption requires an instructor and students to quickly shift an entire course, a class session, or even an assignment.

Care review urges national social work pay scales to reward expertise and boost retention

Community Care

By Mithran Samuel and Rob Preston.

The Ugly Truth About Mental Health Stigma

Stop Abuse Campaign

← Does Anyone Care? Shocking Barriers Killing Our Mental Health. Growing up, I could always feel my mom’s eyes on me as I walked into the kitchen.

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Empowering people with learning disabilities to make end of life plans

Socail Care

"People with learning disabilities have an equal right to a ‘good death’." Image from]. Talking about death and dying is difficult for most of us, but historically it has been a huge barrier for people with learning disabilities.

The Challenging Child…

Gary Direnfeld

I read the psych-ed report on their child. It wasn’t good news and could easily be difficult to understand by any parent. I explained the results. Although of average intelligence there was difficulty absorbing information as well as getting it out there. It’s kind of like having a reasonable computer, but a lousy keyboard and flickering monitor. On top of that, making some computations is difficult and others easy. Hence, some work is really frustrating.

Arthur and Star cases show need for expert child protection units, finds review

Community Care

The murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson demonstrate the need for child protection practice to be handed over to specialist multi-agency teams of expert practitioners.

When to talk to children about sexual abuse

Stop Abuse Campaign

← My journey of healing my inner child. Talking to our littles about preventing sexual abuse is essential. Yes, we can all agree, but so is talking to our not-so-littles.

Award of the IfSW Andrew Mouravieff-Apostol Medal 2022

International Federation of Social Workers

The International Federation of Social Workers is pleased to announce the award of the highest honour of the Federation – the Andrew Mouravieff-Apostol Medal – to Charles Mbugua and the Council of International Fellowship (CIF) The presentation was made at the IFSW virtual General Meeting on Saturday 14 May 2022.

Emotional Permanence Problems and Anxiety

Nnatasha Tracy

Emotional permanence is a term I recently heard for the first time. It has to do with believing in emotions even when they can't be seen. This concept is taken from object permanence which is the understanding that objects exist even when they can't be seen.

Power, privilege, and passing judgment in “child welfare”: The Massachusetts “Child Advocate” gets it wrong again

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Massachusetts "Child Advocate" Maria Mossaides Consider the relative positions and power of two women in Massachusetts. Crystal Sorey is the mother of Harmony Montgomery, a child who was taken from her because of her illness – drug use - and ultimately placed with her father.

Council at risk of losing control of children’s services as DfE sends in commissioner

Community Care

A council is at risk of losing control of its children’s services after the government intervened in the light of a damning Ofsted report.

My journey of healing my inner child

Stop Abuse Campaign

← The Ugly Truth About Mental Health Stigma. My childhood trauma began at age seven when my mother left us and our father, who physically, sexually, and mentally abused her. He was 27 years older than her. After my mother left, my father abused me.

International Exchange Webinar: IFSW Europe NEW SOCIAL WORKERS Project

International Federation of Social Workers

International Exchange Webinar: IFSW Europe NEW SOCIAL WORKERS Project Veerle Meijer – The Netherlands Friday 27th May 2022 at 5pm CET THIS REGISTRATION FORM Please join us for a meeting of New Social Workers from IFSW Europe.

A Future of Reproductive Justice: Resources for Teaching, Learning and Action

Social Work Futures

The future I will be working on includes reproductive freedom for all. This is (another) rallying moment for the profession of social work.

Monitoring your mood

Prosper Health Collective

Often one of the first things psychologists will get their clients to do is to monitor their mood. Tracking your mood becomes an important resource in the therapy process as it provides information to be able to: identify any patterns. recognise possible triggers or any environmental stressors.

Frontline’s social work qualification rates lower than other fast-track schemes’, data shows

Community Care

Frontline has a lower social work qualification rate than other fast-track programmes, according to data from the providers.

The Promise of Data Informed Patient-Therapist Matching: Context Matters

Society of Clinical Psychology

It may come as no surprise to patients and therapists to hear that the therapist matters when it comes to the quality of psychotherapy.

What to do when there is conflict in our romantic relationship?

Lawson Psychology

The post What to do when there is conflict in our romantic relationship? appeared first on Lawson Clinical Psychology. Adult therapy Couple Therapy Uncategorized arguments conflict couples therapy partner conflict resolving relationship conflict

Sobriety Chat: Greer

Living Sober

Greer Berry is a writer, award-winning journalist, PR advisor, wedding celebrant, wife, mother, and she is sober. Click below to watch or listen to my Sobriety Chat with Greer.

Learning How To Take Time

My Brains Not Broken

I’ll be honest, friends: I’m tired. Physically, mentally, emotionally, I am exhausted. And I know I’ve said it before on this blog (and I’m sure I’ll say it again), but the world can really wear me down.

Twenty per cent rise in children’s social workers quitting sector last year, suggest government figures

Community Care

By Charlotte Goddard and Mithran Samuel. The number of council child and family social workers in England quitting children’s services altogether rose by 22% last year, suggest government figures.

Am I Depressed? Depression Symptoms, Causes, Therapy

Stop Abuse Campaign

← When to talk to children about sexual abuse. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The Stop Abuse Campaign persists in its efforts to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues.

Common Mental Health Concerns for Veterans


Serving your country always comes at a cost, and the brave men and women who serve are well aware of this. Currently, there are nearly 18 million veterans in the United States. Most, if not all, of them report dealing with a variety of mental health issues.

Condolences to the Uvalde, Texas community

National Casa Gal

Protecting children and ensuring their safety are always top of mind at the National CASA/GAL Association for Children. Read More. The post Condolences to the Uvalde, Texas community appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children. Statement


The Role of Social Workers in Advancing a New Eco-Social World

International Federation of Social Workers

Concern The world is facing unparalleled levels of social and environmental crises; climate change, pandemics, persistent inequality, lack of consensus internationally at the geo-political level, and increased conflict.

‘Why only specialist child protection teams will tackle the annual child death toll’

Community Care

By Sir Alan Wood. The level of expectation and ambition for the children’s social care review , led by Josh MacAlister, is sky high, ahead of its imminent publication.

Conor Sharkey on Rugby, Life, and OCD

Beautiful Voyager

As part of my job at Pinterest, I am lucky enough to co-lead an incredible community group called Pinside Out. Through this work, I am connected with incredible people around the world who are also interested in sharing their personal experiences around mental health.

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Shelter Responds to Shooting

Shelter, Inc

Yesterday, 19 elementary school children and two teachers were shot dead at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, by a lone 18-year-old with an assault rifle.

Healthcare For the Homeless


The title of this blog is a testimony to the noble instincts that engender the highest aspirations of America's social services community. The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 initially authorized the Health Care for the Homeless Program. (No

20 Success Stories: Mental Health, Family Reunification, Foster Care and Adoption Support Transform Lives


Everyone goes through tough times. In fact, 2 out of every 3 people have experienced serious childhood adversity like abuse, neglect, witnessing violence, or having a family member attempt or die by suicide.

Review proposals to ‘axe’ child protection conference chairs a ‘massive concern’, warns BASW

Community Care

By Charlotte Goddard and Mithran Samuel. Care review proposals for “expert” social workers to both lead safeguarding cases and chair child protection conferences pose a “massive concern”, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has warned.