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Agency social work ban in NI likely to miss target date but ‘good progress’ being made, says department

Community Care

A plan to ban agency social work in Northern Ireland’s health and social care (HSC) trusts is likely to miss its target of being implemented this month. However, the region’s Department of Health (DoH) said that “good progress” was being made towards ensuring that all social workers at the five trusts – which are responsible for social services in their areas – were permanently employed.

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The Pressure to Make Every Moment Count

My Brains Not Broken

One of my favorite things about working on this blog is how one post will lead me to another. Last week, I wrote about the ebbs and flows of my daily routine. That reflection led to me thinking about time management and how I deal with my free time. From there, my mind turned to why I have trouble managing any free time. Even if it’s only a moment, I struggle with deciding what to do and making the most of a few minutes to myself.

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Even When So Young, They Know.

Gary Direnfeld

The three-year-old had trouble settling at night. There was also difficulty going to daycare or being away from their mother. They called it separation anxiety and tried to let the child cry it out. The child didn’t settle. In meeting with the mom I learned about the conflict between her and her partner. Often it was at night, after the child was put to bed.

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Ministers seek volunteer social care army to speed up hospital discharges

The Guardian

Exclusive: Volunteers sought in England to take equipment and drugs to people’s homes among other tasks Health ministers are to recruit a new volunteer army for social care to ferry medical equipment and drugs to people’s homes in a bid to free up congested hospital wards. Volunteers will also be sent to, though not into, people’s homes to tackle loneliness and carry out shopping and other errands.

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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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Meet a Voyager: Gregorio “Craig” Lewis

Beautiful Voyager

A few weeks ago, Gregorio “Craig” Lewis sent me an unusual email requesting to join the “Meet a Voyager” series. Instead of writing in words, Gregorio sent me a video telling me a little bit about himself and his journey. His genuine warmth and kindness radiated from the screen, and I knew I wanted to learn more about his past. So we did our Q&A in an unusual way: I sent him questions, and he sent me video responses.

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A Reflection on Time Management

My Brains Not Broken

After my latest post about the ebbs and flows of life , I thought more about my day-to-day life. I tend to get stuck in that thought from time to time, reflecting on my daily routine. Most of the time, we’re so busy that our schedule ends up coming together on its own. With the remaining time, we’re free to spend it as we see fit, but since it’s often limited, we try to make the most of things.

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Reconnecting….

Gary Direnfeld

You may have been distant, distracted when your kids were growing up. That may have carried through into adulthood. You may find yourself in different cities as a result, rarely speaking. Hell, you can be down the street too, and distant, barely talking. Do know, there is a likelihood your now adult kid still wants a connection, to feel cared for even this late in the game.

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NASW-Alabama Chapter Applauds SCOTUS Decision Affirming Provisions of Voting Rights Act

Social Work Blog

The National Association of Social Workers Alabama Chapter (NASW-Alabama Chapter) is affirmed in its position regarding the necessity of equity in representation for Alabamians by our elected congressional officials. Today’s landmark decision by the US Supreme Court in the case of Allen v Milligan validates both the historical context and the current realities faced by the underrepresented Black populace of this state.

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Film Review: A Man Called Otto

The New Social Worker

The film opens six months after Otto’s cherished wife Sonya has died. In flashbacks, we learn how Sonya and Otto met, all they loved about each other, and the crisis they faced together. Marisol and other neighbors take an interest in him.

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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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AMHP leads sound alarm over Met Police withdrawal from mental health-related incidents

Community Care

Approved mental health professional (AMHP) leads have sounded the alarm over the Metropolitan Police’s decision to withdraw from attending mental health-related incidents in London by the end of August. The AMHP Leads Network joined organisations including the Royal College of Psychiatrists and mental health charity Mind in warning that the policy risks leaving people in crisis without the support they need.

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Carers Week and our role in building support

Social Work With Adults

Social work practice recognises the importance of encouraging and facilitating downtime and social connection for unpaid carers [Image created by freepik.com ] Carers community spirit This year’s theme for Carers Week (5-11 June), ‘recognising and supporting carers in the community’, really chimes with me, especially after my recent visit to Sefton Carers Centre in Merseyside.

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International Conference of the ASEAN-Social Work Education and Social Development 2023.

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Make a difference-Social Work without barriers: In response to sustainable development and public emergency IASSW invite you to join the International Conference of the ASEAN-Social Work Education and Social Development 2023. The conference entitled, “Make a difference-Social Work without barriers: In response to sustainable development and public emergency” is jointly organised by China and Global Development Network, Department of Applied Social Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Ask Nicole: Should Research Come Before Evaluation?

Nicole Clark Consulting

Have a question you’d like to be featured? Let me know. This question comes from Larissa, a graduate student in Arizona. Larissa write: Hi Nicole, I’m a graduate student currently taking a class about research and evaluation. I also just finished a course in evaluations within education and training. My first assignment is to distinguish [.] The post Ask Nicole: Should Research Come Before Evaluation?

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What Do You Do When You’re Suicidal?

Nnatasha Tracy

I've been unfortunate enough to need to know what to do when I'm suicidal. I know I'm not alone. I know there are many people out there thinking about the same thing. Because, let's face it, while there's lots of advice out there on what to do when you're "down" or anxious or hypo/manic , there's very little advice on what to do when you're suicidal.

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‘Little known’ about which practice models work best amid ‘huge variation’ in approach – evidence body

Community Care

“Little is known” about which social work practice models work best amid “huge variation” in approaches across England’s 153 local authorities. That was among the messages from Foundations , the new evidence body created from the merger of What Works for Children Social Care (WWCSC) and the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF), which formally started work yesterday.

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A new phase for Ultimate Youth Worker

Ultimate Youth Worker

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Carers Week: recognising we are all carers

Social Care

"While caring for relatives and partners is often a privilege bringing joy, fun and peace of mind, it can also take its physical and mental toll." Shared experience It’s Carers Week (5-11 June), an opportunity to not only ‘recognise and support unpaid carers in the community’ (this year’s theme), but also reflect on our personal and professional relationships to caring.

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Self-Care A-Z: A Road Trip to Self-Care

The New Social Worker

One way to think about self-care is by using the metaphor of a road trip. Just like a road trip, self-care requires planning, preparation, and a clear destination.

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Let’s Take Pride Back to its Basics

Social Work Blog

By Cassie Brown, MSW, LCSW PRIDE (noun): 1) a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired 2) consciousness of one’s own dignity. June is Pride Month. Throughout the country, there will be rainbow-bedecked parades, parties, and marches.

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Frontline faces tougher targets for qualifying and retaining social workers in new contract

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Frontline will face tougher targets on qualifying and retaining social workers after winning the right to continue delivering fast-track training for aspiring children’s practitioners in England. The organisation will also be paid by its results in retaining participants, in winning the Department for Education (DfE) contract to train three cohorts , each of up to 500 training social

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Swedish Social Workers Take a Stand Against Mandatory Reporting

International Federation of Social Workers

Photo: Heike Erkers president of Akademikerförbundet SSR Akademikerförbundet SSR, the Swedish Social Work trade union, have criticised government plans that require social and health professionals to report any persons living […]

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Too few people in power really care about those with disabilities | Letter

The Guardian

Academics and an expert adviser point to the case of Sally Lewis, whose death in a care home in 2017 prompted a depressingly familiar ‘scandal-review-inquest-lessons learned’ response Frances Ryan suggests that disabled people in Britain are viewed more as a burden than human ( A decade after the Tories demonised disabled people on benefits, it’s happening again, 30 May ).

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Tracing the significance of executive functioning among people experiencing homelessness

Health & Social Care Workforce

Carolin Hess is a PhD student at the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce, King’s College London.

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UB Social Work Researcher Introduces a New Tool for Treating Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Swhelper

SWHELPER A multidisciplinary team led by a University at Buffalo social work researcher has developed and tested a new assessment tool that has the potential to help people recover from alcohol and drug addiction.

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Over three-quarters of social work roles not offered on part-time basis despite small rise in rate

Community Care

Over three-quarters of social work roles are not being advertised on a part-time or flexible-hours basis, despite a rise in their proportion since last year. Twenty three per cent of online adverts studied by the Social Workers Union (SWU) on two dates earlier this year offered part-time or flexible hours, up from 18.7% in a similar exercise last year.

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Naomi Allen – 2017 Frontline programme fellow

The Frontline

Naomi Allen was part of the 2017 Cohort of the Frontline programme and currently works as a consultant social worker, supporting current Frontline programme as they qualify as social workers. Naomi demonstrates an optimism that is grounded in empathy and application of principles that lead to real positive outcomes for children and families. This manifests in the abundant sense of clarity and enthusiasm in which she speaks about her work.

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Dear Jeremy Hunt, I’d love to get a job. But thanks to your social care crisis, I can’t | Denise Wilkins

The Guardian

I had no other choice but to give up my career to become my mother’s full-time unpaid carer – and there are millions like me The chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has been calling for people to get back to work. But there’s one group of people he’s overlooked. Many unpaid family carers like me would love to return to full-time employment. But the failure of successive governments to fix our broken social care system has left us to shoulder caring responsibilities that actively stop us working.

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Carers Week 2023: crunching the numbers.

Social Care

"Caring, unpaid, for older, disabled or chronically ill relatives or friends is something most of us will experience in our lives." [Image created by freepik.com ].to make the case for support. New research released for this year’s Carers Week reveals we need to think and plan differently for people with unpaid caring responsibilities. The YouGov research, using a poll of 4,000 adults across the UK, found 50 percent of the population has had some sort of experience of providing unpaid care, ei

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The Detroit News does “the fatality series” right

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

And Michigan’s leading family advocate blasts a Children’s Rights McLawsuit consent decree for making things “much worse.” How many times have you read what journalists covering child welfare call “the fatality series”? A now-defunct publication that purported to advise journalists on how to cover child welfare actually said: “Do the fatality series” – with what seemed like the implication that it should be done the usual way: by scapegoating efforts to keep families together and setting off a f

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Legislate to limit social workers’ caseloads, Senedd members tell Welsh Government

Community Care

Welsh councils must be legally required to set maximum manageable caseloads for their children’s social workers and to take all reasonable steps to maintain them. This should be backed by a “comprehensive workforce sufficiency plan”, potentially including national pay and conditions, to ensure authorities have enough practitioners to implement safe workloads.

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Guest Post: Interview with William L Hartwick, Author of The Invisible Backpack

Bipolar Bandit

What the book is about: The Invisible Backpack is a labor of love created from a life-long struggle to come to terms with who the author is and accept himself as he was meant to be. We are all born with an invisible backpack on our backs. It is where we put all the hurts of life. When we are young and courageously climbing the stairs of life, it is extremely light, and we really don’t know it’s there.

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William Elliott Discusses Child Development Accounts with St. Louis Public Radio

Michigan Social Work

Professor William Elliott III spoke with St. Louis public radio about the transformational power of Child Development Accounts and the effect they can have on multi-generational poverty. One of the key things he’s learned, Elliott says, is that the way out of poverty lies along the path of asset accumulation. “Building assets allows people to build their full potential,” he says, “because it augments their ability to tackle the system.

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How Becoming an Adjunct Improved My Social Work Practice

Teaching & Learning in Social Work

Editor’s Note: Christa McCrorie (she/her), LICSW-PIP, is an adjunct instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a social worker with a private practice, Creative Therapeutic Solutions, LLC, where she specializes in queer needs and trauma processing. In this blog post, she shares how her time as an adjunct instructor has improved her own social work practice and offers reflection prompts for those interested in adjunct teaching as a social worker.