Wed.Mar 22, 2023

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Why Doesn’t Punishment Stop Addiction?

Gateway Foundation

Addiction is a medical condition, not a character flaw. Yet, despite the research and overwhelming evidence in favor of this position, drug addiction continues to be stigmatized. It’s crucial that we understand substance use disorder for the complex yet treatable disease that it is. It cannot be stopped through punishment or incarceration, requiring a comprehensive, therapeutic, and compassionate approach to treat it effectively.

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Oranges are not the only. career?

Social Care

Supermarket recruitment musings: "The idea that working with oranges, apples and pears could be a lifestyle choice intrigued me and made me wonder if working in social care is, or could be, a lifestyle choice too?" [Image created by ] A fresh perspective I dawdled into my local supermarket recently and noticed a banner near the entrance advertising vacancies in store.

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Should We Have a Role in This Partnership?

Nicole Clark Consulting

There’s more than enough work to go around. A habit I’ve picked up from an evaluation colleague is referring prospective clients to other colleagues who may be a better fit, even if I’m interested in the project. I do this as I’d rather an organization choose the best person for their needs, rather than solely [.] The post Should We Have a Role in This Partnership?

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Breaking Barriers: Relationships in the Social Work Workplace

The New Social Worker

It is normal to have stress or anxiety about moving from classroom to workplace. Connect social work knowledge with skills for building workplace relationships that support safety, trustworthiness, collaboration, voice, and cultural responsiveness.

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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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A third of care homes in England have considered closing due to rising energy bills

The Guardian

Care England says there is ‘no justification for charging such financially crippling rates’ A third of care homes across England have considered closing during the past year because of “financially crippling” running costs, as concerns rise that gas suppliers are profiteering at the expense of small businesses. The energy regulator, Ofgem, has admitted that some suppliers may be charging small companies rates that cannot be justified by falling gas market prices.

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I Remember.


Social workers are mission-centric personalities who join the profession to do some good. For the most part they are idealists who gradually get caught up in the minutia of the large bureaucracies they work within, and their vision of a better future gets a little blurry. Every year we like to take a step back to help refocus the collective vision of the ideal future that inspired social workers to join the profession in the first place.

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NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending May 21, 2023

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

● What happens when the racism of policing joins forces with the racism of family policing? Read this harrowing account from Tennessee Lookout. And here’s the latest update. What was done to this family is so harrowing that the Tennessee family police responded immediately – by seeking to prosecute the family and their lawyers for daring to tell their story!