Mon.Nov 27, 2023

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Let’s give social work with older people the recognition it deserves

Social Work With Adults

Lyn Romeo: I am delighted to host this blog from Gerry Nosowska, founder and Director of Effective Practice , which supported the Social Work with Older People research project. For too long, this vital area of practice has been largely unseen. Real improvements in the lives of older people, including outcomes that matter to them, arise out of good social work practice.

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The two questions reporters covering child welfare in NYC should always ask

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Even these two excellent stories leave two key questions unanswered - as almost always happens when reporters write about family policing in New York Brooklyn Defender Services has filed a lawsuit against the New York City family police agency, the Administration for Children’s Services, on behalf of a family that has been subjected to repeated, traumatic investigations as a result of false anonymous reports alleging child abuse.

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How can we scale-up innovations? Lessons from the development of four local Shared Lives schemes

Health & Social Care Workforce

Dr Carl Purcell is a Research Fellow based in the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce, part of the Policy Institute at King’s College London.

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Foreign care workers invited to UK ‘exploited on grand scale’, says union

The Guardian

Some of those asked to help fill skills gap say they have been effectively paid as little as £5 an hour and charged unexpected fees Foreign care staff invited to the UK to help fix a chronic worker shortage are being “exploited on a grand scale”, a trade union has said, after it emerged some had been effectively paid as little as £5 an hour and charged thousands of pounds in unexpected fees.

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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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NASW to join White Ribbon Day in Congress

Social Work Blog

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is a proud partner of White Ribbon VA , a national call to action to eliminate sexual harassment, sexual assault, and domestic violence across the Department of Veterans Affairs. NASW will take part in White Ribbon Day in Congress on December 1, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 2044 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

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Disenfranchised Grief

Hospice Chaplaincy

Kenneth J. Doka Ph.D. Editor’s Note: You can purchase Dr. Doka’s book “Disenfranchised Grief “Here! Every society has external rules or norms that govern how we are expected to behave. Yet societies also have internal rules that set expectations on internal states—how we are expected to think, feel, and even believe.

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Tell us: have you come to Britain to work in the health and care sector?

The Guardian

We’d like to hear from overseas migrants working in the British health and social care sector about their views on plans to curb net migration to the UK The government’s top immigration adviser has attacked plans to prevent overseas care workers from bringing family members to the UK , warning that to do so could be “very dangerous” for the social care sector.

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How do innovations spread? What we can learn from Shared Lives schemes and the role of Shared Lives Plus?

Health & Social Care Workforce

Dr Carl Purcell is a Research Fellow based in the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce, part of the Policy Institute at King’s College London.

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Podcast: A conversation with Pamela Coley on her experiences as a hospice nurse

Hospice Chaplaincy

In today’s episode, Saul talks to Pamela Coley, a former hospice nurse to reflect on her experience of working in hospice. Prior to hospice, she also worked as a school nurse and currently also does some local acting. She is passionate about her faith and about educating people on what happens as we die.

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Look back with hope…

Living Sober

Resist the temptation to drag yourself down feeling bad about things that have happened.

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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.