Mon.Dec 05, 2022

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1,000 social workers deregistered after paying £90 fee and meeting CPD requirements

Community Care

Just over 1,000 social workers have been removed from the register despite paying the £90 fee and meeting continuing professional development (CPD) requirements in this year’s renewal round.

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Christmas Is Coming (Guest Post)

Living Sober

This guest post comes from the lovely and very wise Suzy Morrison who works in the addiction sector and has many years in recovery herself. She shared her 'Sober Story' with us here, participated in an 'Ask An Expert' post here and recorded a Sobriety Chat here.

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Cafcass staff quizzed on readiness to take industrial action as union heads reject 2.5% offer

Community Care

Cafcass staff are being quizzed on their readiness to take industrial action after union leaders rejected a 2.51% pay offer for 2022-23.

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Sobriety Chat: Simon

Living Sober

Simon Kozak is a husband, father, grandfather, friend, athlete, former advertising guru, award winning marketer. and he is sober. Click on the links below to watch or listen to Simon's Sobriety Chat.

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Get Connected: Using Social Media for Social Work Success

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.

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“Child welfare” in Washington State: No AMBER Alert, no release of alleged kidnapper’s photo for days after a foster mother allegedly kidnaps a child in her care. And almost no media coverage either.

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS FOSTER CHILD AND/OR THIS FOSTER PARENT? IF SO, PLEASE CALL THE MT. VERNON, WASHINGTON STATE POLICE AT (360) 428-3211 It was more than a week before anyone realized the foster child on the left was missing.

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NASW Member Voices: Unfortunately, mass shootings are small part of the America’s larger gun violence problem

Social Work Blog

Americans over the past three weeks have again witnessed the carnage of gun-involved mass killings. On November 19, 2022, five people were gunned down at a Colorado Springs night club frequented by members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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The Most Empowering Mental Health Quotes

Social Work Haven

Social work involves working with people who may feel low because of sudden changes in their lives. In addition, the social work role has been associated with burnout, depression, job related stress, poor work life balance resulting in a high turnover in the field.

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Depression & Perfectionism

Gateway Foundation

Depression is a complex condition that can significantly impact how a person views themselves and society. While researchers haven’t found one particular cause of the condition, many studies reveal a strong connection between depression and perfectionism.

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Book Review - The Empowered Citizens Guide: 10 Steps To Passing a Law That Matters to You

The New Social Worker

Pat Libby has provided individuals with a “roadmap” to the process of lawmaking with her book The Empowered Citizens Guide: 10 Steps To Passing a Law That Matters to You. Read The New Social Worker's book review

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ASWB Exam Changes!

Therapist Development Center

We’re writing today to share an important update coming to the ASWB exams. This change impacts both the masters level LMSW exam and the clinical level LCSW exams. The ASWB announced: “In January 2023, test-takers will begin seeing a mix … Continued. The post ASWB Exam Changes!