Mon.Oct 03, 2022

The Most Tragic Loss of All, That of a Child

Gary Direnfeld

I want to speak to those who have lost a child. That child could be of any age. The child could be pre-born. The loss could even be of fertility. These are losses without resolution. A grief without end. Despite the when, why or age, the loss is not just of the child when it happened.

Ten Tips for Doing a Party Sober

Living Sober

I've been to many parties as a sober person and generally I don't have a problem with them (unless I'm just totally not in the mood or it's really not my scene). I've gotten pretty good at working inside my brain to lift my mood so that I can have a good time - sometimes even a great time!

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Some Things Just Suck To Do….

Gary Direnfeld

It’s interesting. The fact that I don’t actually enjoy my cardiac rehab excercise seems to upset some people, including my coach at the program. Several are looking for solutions assuming this is a problem. It’s not a problem for me. It doesn’t get in the way of what I have to do. It does make me wonder though about people’s belief systems. It seems some may think those things we must do, must also be enjoyable or at least neutral. To me that is unrealistic.

Almost 250 deprivation of liberty applications for children in first two months of national DoLs court

Community Care

There were almost 250 applications to deprive children of their liberty in England in the first two months of a dedicated court set up to handle these cases.

Marketing Your Social Work Practice: Tips to Boost Your Online Presence

Speaker: Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW.

In this webinar with business development consultant Gary Direnfeld, we will explore the different methods of marketing your private social work practice and boosting your online presence. Gary will provide valuable insight on choosing and using social media to attract viable referrals.

When The Child is Coached to Badmouth Their Parent

Gary Direnfeld

The child entered my office and barely could contain themself. Quickly they told me about their preference of who to live with, given their parents separation. The child went on to explain how the preferred parent was better than the other. Once told, the child settled. I thanked the child and complemented on being able to share their information. Given the abundance of information I asked if either parent helped them remember all the points they shared.

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Reducing Stigma

Prosper Health Collective

Stigma is when someone is discredited, reduced as a person and made to feel no more than a label as a result of particular circumstance, behaviour, personality or due to one of their traits. For a long time now, mental illness has incurred a great stigma.

‘Perilous’ shortage of homecare workers leaves patients trapped in hospitals

The Guardian

Exclusive: almost one in four people unable to be discharged were waiting for home care, data reveals A “perilous” shortage of homecare workers is the biggest reason thousands of people are languishing longer in hospital than needed, driving up waiting lists and making people sicker, figures reveal.

Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day

University of Connecticut

From the Office of Dean Heller Dear Colleagues, The second Monday in October is Indigenous People’s Day. Also known as Columbus Day, this federal holiday was first established in 1937. Last year, President Biden issued a proclamation to formally recognize Indigenous People’s Day.

Bandaids & the Default Body

Parenthood Understood

Bandaids, and the systemic racism inherent in a single “skin color” option, is an example most are familiar with, right? But knowing it intellectually is very different from experiencing it firsthand. A couple weeks ago, my whole family got our Covid boosters.

Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day

University of Connecticut

From the Office of Dean Heller Dear Colleagues, The second Monday in October is Indigenous People’s Day. Also known as Columbus Day, this federal holiday was first established in 1937. Last year, President Biden issued a proclamation to formally recognize Indigenous People’s Day.

International Syposium on Social Work and War

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

International Symposium on Social Work and War. Social Work and War: Glocal Collaboration in Practice and Education regarding Support to Displaced Persons. Date : November 12 (Sat) 17:00-19:00 (Japan Time). Venue : Webinar. Please click here for more details: [link]. or contact.

Australia’s caring economy to face shortage of over 200,000 workers by 2050, study finds

The Guardian

Third Season Episode 21: A conversation with Suzy Hopkins and Hallie Bateman on their book, “What to do when I am gone.”

Hospice Chaplaincy

In Today’s episode, Saul talks to Suzy Hopkins and Hallie Bateman about their experience as mother-daughter collaborators and how making the book changed their perception of losing a loved one. Suzy Hopkins is a retired journalist who worked for four Northern California newspapers, then founded and ran a community magazine in the Sierra foothills for […]. Podcast

How to Create a Disaster Behavioral Health Plan

Relias

Disasters happen. Whether they are natural or man-made disasters, human services professionals must prepare accordingly. While the steps your organization takes to prepare for a disaster may vary based on its location, there are certain best practices everyone can follow.

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Luke Shaefer Discusses the Pandemic’s Dramatic Shift in Federal Child Spending in the New York Times

Michigan Social Work

Professor Luke Shaefer was quoted in a New York Times article describing the short-term surge in federal per child spending during the pandemic. “In

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