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Social care reform: making mental health a priority

Social Care

Since then, the pandemic has seen social care brought to the forefront of public attention like never before and whilst reform of the sector has been long-awaited, the vital role of mental health provision still needs to be stated.

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Ultimate Social Work Intervention Strategies

Social Work Haven

Knowledge of social work intervention strategies is central to the social work role. Social workers use different intervention strategies to support individuals, families, and communities in times of crisis, using multiple interventions and strategies. Crisis Intervention.

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Crisis Prevention and Intervention in the Age of COVID-19

Relias

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit American shores in early 2020, mental health experts have worried about its potential effects on those they serve — and with good reason. Measures like social distancing necessary to preserve our physical health took a toll on our mental well-being.

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The State of Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training and What it Means for Your Staff

Relias

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans’ mental health has been negatively impacted in several ways. have grown considerably, leading many experts to worry about a potential rise in crisis situations such as suicidal ideation, overdoses, and domestic violence.

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Transitions to 988

Social Work Blog

As America faces a mental health crisis, the need for suicide prevention services is more imperative than ever. Since 1999, the suicide rate has increased more than 30 percent, with a 10 percent increase among individuals ages 15-24 (National Institute of Mental Health, 2022).

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988, Behavioral Health Services, and Better Crisis Response

Relias

Beginning July 16, 2022, the 988 crisis hotline will be fully operational. Those across the United States experiencing or witnessing a mental health crisis will now have a dedicated line to call and talk with a trained counselor. Industry Mental Health Suicide Prevention

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News Items – December 22, 2022

Social Workers Speak

Isabel Logan is a member of NASW-CT: Winning Over Skeptics: More Police Departments Enlist Social Workers For Crisis Intervention. Connecticut Health I-Team. Gail Flack is a member of NASW-OK: Mental Health Expert Shares Ways To Find Support During The Holidays.

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News Items – October 13, 2022

Social Workers Speak

Mental health crises often result in calls to the police. Social workers in law enforcement departments provide mental health services to community residents, specifically crisis intervention and mediation, according to the National Association of Social Workers. Justin Perry is a member of NASW-NC: Mental Health & Our Kids: Here’s what parents should know.

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News Items – April 8, 2022

Social Workers Speak

Melissa Webb is a member: 40 Under 40: Melissa Webb, LCSW, Clinical Director, Red Rock Psychological Health. Melissa Webb is on a mission to treat, educate and destigmatize a broad spectrum of mental health disorders , with an emphasis on sexual health and sexual abuse. But it also illustrates the challenges for transit agencies like New York’s as they seek to address a seemingly intractable crisis that sits well outside the bounds of their missions.

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More than 60,000 children a year re-referred to social care after missing out on early help, research finds

Community Care

Despite the evidence that early help services reduce harm to our children and save money on more costly crisis intervention, the last decade has seen significant budget cuts to these services.

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A Proportional Response

Social Work Tech

The Affordable Care Act helped people access health and mental health healthcare, but the politicians that got that law passed left a lot of blood on the floor for it and we may have to fight in the same way to keep as much of it intact as possible.

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News Items – December 2, 2021

Social Workers Speak

School-age children are seeking out mental health care more than ever. Although getting more mental health resources out to local school districts and surrounding communities is a priority, mental health professionals also wonder if schools have enough staff to address the needs of students. Flashback: Jens was hired in early 2020 as an employee of Wellpath, a company contracted to provide medical and behavioral health care services in the jail. ‘I

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News Items – July 22, 2021

Social Workers Speak

Dan Scholz is a member: [Video] Youth today are facing significant challenges for their mental and emotional health. Dan says youth today are facing significant difficulties that cause challenges to their mental and emotional health. In my most recent promotion, I moved from the therapy department to heading up all of client services at the Resource and Crisis Center as the Deputy Director. Palmer, LCSW, Acting Chief of Behavioral Health for Endeavors , said.

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News Items – June 24, 2022

Social Workers Speak

Lorrie Henderson is a member: This Father’s Day, give yourself the gift of health. The numbers are shocking and as someone who works for an integrated health organization, I want to change those numbers. Two-Spirit is a person that identifies as having both a masculine and feminine spirit,” said Virgil Rambeau, an associate clinical social worker and one of the facilitators for the Two-Spirit Talking Circle at the Sacramento Native American Health Center (SNAHC).