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Trina Shanks Appointed Black Administrators, Researchers, and Scholars Board President

Michigan Social Work

Professor Trina Shanks has been appointed board president of the Black Administrators, Researchers, and Scholars (BARS) group.

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Digital Competency Evaluations Can Ease Your Administrative Burden

Relias

The post Digital Competency Evaluations Can Ease Your Administrative Burden appeared first on Relias. Managing competency evaluations is time-intensive, and gaps in skills or knowledge can sometimes go unnoticed.

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New child welfare data from NYC confirm: The “unintended abolition” worked!

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Today: Context for the new study: The Administration for Children’s Services’ own data show that when the agency pulled back, did fewer investigations and took fewer children – child safety improved. ?

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“[Like being] stopped and frisked for 60 days”: NYC family policing traumatizes kids, confuses poverty with neglect and is racially biased. Who says so? Some of their own caseworkers.

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

It’s all in a report commissioned by the Administration for Children’s Services itself. Yesterday: Context for the new study : The Administration for Children’s Services’ own data show that when the agency pulled back, did fewer investigations and took fewer children – child safety improved.

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Let the NYC family police teach you how to dissemble like a pro!

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

ACS Administration for Children's Services child abuse child welfare David Shalleck-Klein Family Justice Law Center family preservation foster careLast month, the New York Law Journal published an excellent article about the Family Justice Law Center.

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Guest Blog: Biden Administration should eliminate, not expand, Title 42 to prevent further harm to migrant children

Social Work Blog

Last week, the Biden Administration announced that it would be expanding the policy to include Venezuelans. Title 42, which was put into place by the Trump Administration in 2020, allows border officials to expel migrants automatically without screening them for asylum.

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Federal Grants Available to Promote Elder Justice

Social Work Blog

Funding source: Administration for Community Living (ACL). NASW Practice Perspectives: Federal Funding for and Administration of Elder Justice Programs. Image description: Multiracial group of seven older adults, all smiling and positioned closely together. Posted April 1, 2022.

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The New York Times rediscovers wrongful removal, class bias and racial bias in child welfare – and gets a lot right. But the story is marred by some glaring errors.

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Monday: Context for the new study : The Administration for Children’s Services’ own data show that when the agency pulled back, did fewer investigations and took fewer children – child safety improved. ?

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President Biden intends to appoint social worker Mia Ives-Rublee to Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

Social Work Blog

Ives-Rublee will join other social worker appointees in the Biden Administration, including Jared Bernstein on the Council of Economic Advisors and Meg Kabat, who is senior advisor for families, caregivers and survivors at the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Secretary.

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Child welfare lessons from New York City’s “unintended abolition”

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

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If there’s another foster-care panic in NYC, it’s on The New York Times

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

One consequence -- the fanaticism with which schools persecute families by rushing to call the city’s family policing agency, the Administration for Children’s Services continues to this day.

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Self-Funders in England: How much choice and control do they really have?

The Social Care Elf

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How to Keep a Pulse on Your Team and Retention with Stay Interviews

CAPC

A palliative care program administrator shares the ins and outs of stay interviews, including how and when to conduct them for team retention. Leadership Palliative Care Models

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Third Season Episode 30: A conversation with Donna Wilson on family conflict at the end of life Third Season Episode 30:

Hospice Chaplaincy

Donna has worked as a staff nurse, nursing supervisor, senior hospital administrator, media commentator, educator, researcher, and professor in Alberta, British […]. In Today’s episode, Saul talks to Dr. Donna Wilson. Donna is a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta, with appointments in the Faculty of Medicine at University of Limerick.

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Ask Nicole: How Do I Avoid Mission Creep?

Nicole Clark Consulting

I recently took a week off from client and partner consulting work to catch up on some administrative tasks that have been piling up. Have a question you'd like to be featured? Let me know.

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Dial 988: Mental Health Hotline Launches July 16

Shelter, Inc

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimated calls and texts to the suicide hotline will more than double in 2022 to 7.6 Help is only 3 numbers away.

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Caseload limits proposed to ease burnout and support effective social work

Community Care

The report cautioned that limits should be considered as a step in the right direction rather than a panacea, given the huge variation in case complexity and the additional impact of administrative pressures on practitioners’ wellbeing.

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

Teaching & Learning in Social Work

Your institution may already offer guidance or have policies established – please check with your administrators, online learning specialists, and offices of disability services.

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Supporting children and youth in the new school year

National Casa Gal

As we prepare for this new school year, it’s important to acknowledge the teachers, school administrators, parents and community members who are working hard to ensure that students can learn safely and make academic progress.

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Why America Needs More African American Teachers – and How to Recruit and Retain Them

Swhelper

Educators and their organizations, school administrators, and policymakers increasingly agree that a lack of diversity among teachers hurts U.S. Michèle Foster. Calls to increase the number of teachers of color, specifically African American teachers, have intensified over the past decade.

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6 hacks for less painful social work documentation

Save the Social Worker

It’s a major problem in social work, with as many as 45% of time being spent on administrative paperwork, as shown in Ferguson’s 2016 study of U.K. Imprison time for administrative work like social work documentation. When I was a student social worker in the U.K.,

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Guide for Clergy Ministering to People With Addictions

Gateway Foundation

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 20.4 million people aged 12 or older experienced a substance use disorder (SUD) in 2019. Addiction is a pervasive issue in our society, and it affects people from all walks of life, including religious people.

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

Community Care

High workloads were linked to the significant levels of administration that practitioners had to carry out – which was taking up 60%-90% of practitioners’ time and leading to several working outside of their working hours. By Charlotte Goddard and Mithran Samuel.

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Social workers could double time spent with families through more efficient systems, report claims

Community Care

By contrast, they spent half of their time on case recording, administration or other IT tasks, and significant time in meetings. Social workers could more than double the time they spend with children and families through more efficient case management systems and fewer meetings.

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Terri Friedline Weighs in on the Student Debt Relief Program in Fast Company

Michigan Social Work

The Biden administration will have to do more if it aims to adequately address these and the many other remaining structural problems with debt and education," she writes

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A call for contributions on book chapters “The Ubuntu Practitioner: Social Work Perspectives”

International Federation of Social Workers

A call for contributions on book chapters “The Ubuntu Practitioner: Social Work Perspectives” To be published by IFSW in November 2022 Editors: Bernard Mayaka – IFSW Administrator; Oluwatoni Adeleke – C.E.O Olive Community Development Initiatives; Anstance Fometu – Independent social worker; Prof Revd Adrian D. van Breda – University of Johannesburg; and Rory Truell […].

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Mental Health Resources to Know And Share During Mental Health Awareness Month

My Brains Not Broken

CRISIS Text Line : 741-741 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline : 1-800-273-8255 The Trevor Project Hotline : 1-866-488-7386 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Hot Line : 1-800-662-4357.

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Social Workers to the Rescue at the Border

Beyond Advocacy

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) issued an emergency call for social workers and other volunteers to assist at the border in meeting the needs of hundreds of migrant children. The Biden Administration has been slow letting media observe the conditions of these children.

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Welsh Government consulting on eliminating profit-making provision for children in care

Community Care

The proposals , which form part of a cooperation agreement between the Labour administration and the Plaid Cymru group in the Welsh Senedd, would restrict registration of service providers to those operating a non-profit model.

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A social worker who left wonders if you should be a social worker

Save the Social Worker

One thing I found administratively tiring was how many application forms I had to fill in for others, because they struggled to understand what was being asked of them. If you enjoy administrative work, you may enjoy the high amounts of time spent on administrative work.

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NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending January 25, 2022

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Unfortunately, the federal Administration for Children and Families hasn’t quite gotten the message. ● The Imprint has a good round-up of research documenting the confusion of poverty with neglect. Raise the minimum wage and you reduce what family policing agencies call “neglect.”

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Supporting the Education Assistant is in Everyone’s Interest

Gary Direnfeld

Nowadays, the EA is often an agent of control on behalf of the administration to keep the assisted student and other disruptive students from disturbing the other non-identified students. I am of an age when the educational assistant used to work only on behalf of the student to which they were assigned. In so doing the EA was to facilitate the student’s academic achievement as best as possible.

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IASSW Online General Assembly 2022

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Rashmi Pandey for her hard work in maintaining all administrative and communications with IASSW Board Members and members. IASSW Online General Assembly 2022. IASSW held its Online General Assembly 2022 on July 13, 2022.

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Violence in Schools

Gary Direnfeld

Not the teachers or administrators. I have had several messages and conversations this week about violence in schools. They were all unrelated. They all had the same themes. Those themes included disbelief at the intensity and frequency of violent events across all age of students.

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Active Learning Lessons, Activities, and Assignments for the Modern Social Work Educator

Karen Zgoda

They juggle these competing academic responsibilities under constant administrative and financial pressures. My book, Active Learning Lessons, Activities, and Assignments for the Modern Social Work Educator has been published!! I wrote this book to address this main question: How do we train the next generation of social workers in classrooms to impact complexity and evolution in the real world? It’s not for lack of trying. Social work educators are busy.

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Bringing My Whole Self to Therapy

My Brains Not Broken

Since this happened more for administrative reasons than incompatibility, I felt a little disappointed that we couldn’t continue with the progress I felt I was making in the almost year I’d been seeing this therapist.

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NASW Member Voices: White House Move to Decriminalize Marijuana at federal level should be followed by states

Social Work Blog

In that announcement, he stated that his administration will pardon individuals who have been convicted in federal court of simple possession of marijuana. Social equity entrepreneurs and marijuana businesses will not have access to funding through the Small Business Administration.

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Councils can arrange Covid vaccines for children in care despite parent opposition, High Court rules

Community Care

Before the hearing, C’s health adviser told his social worker that the boy had no medical issues that raised concerns about the administration of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Developing a new framework for delegated healthcare interventions

Social Care

Delegated healthcare interventions include blood pressure monitoring, insulin administration, catheter care, wound care and more. These include blood pressure monitoring, insulin administration, catheter care, wound care and more.

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“Good Trouble” at School: A Call to Action for School Social Workers

University of Connecticut

This webinar is intended for experienced and new school social workers, principals, and building administrators. Tanya Bulls, DSW, LCSW. Christine L. Limone, PhD, LCSW. Thurs, September 8, 2022. 2 pm – 4 pm. 2 CECs. $40 40 – UConn SSW Alumni and Current Field Instructors. $50 50 – All Others. Webinar link will be emailed when your registration is complete. School social workers don’t always receive discipline-specific clinical supervision in their school setting.