Sun.Nov 26, 2023

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Is this family police agency leader really bragging about misleading the public?

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Perhaps if we all say it often enough we can stop family police agencies from misleading us about this. Last week, Virginia’s Director of Social Services, Danny Avula, gave a presentation to the state Commission on Youth. According to Virginia Public Media : Avula noted Virginia’s rate of placement with relatives is less than half of the national average — a statistic he said is skewed by the fact that local social services departments in the state prioritize informal placements with relatives b

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UK music projects aim to transform lives of people with dementia

The Guardian

Music can reduce agitation and medication and two initiatives are trying to give everyone the chance to benefit from its power Catherine has lived with dementia for five years. She can no longer find the words to talk to her children, but when she sings with her dementia choir she remembers the lyrics to songs from her childhood and joins in with word-perfect gusto.

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Perdita: Encounters with a woman with dissociative identity disorder. Part 1: I'm asked to assess Perdita under the Mental Health Act – but is it the best way forward?

The Masked AMHP

Perdita had suffered horribly for most of her life. She had been abused physically, sexually and emotionally as a child, and as an adult had gone from one abusive relationship to another. Along the way she had developed a wide range of coping strategies, including cutting, overdosing, denial of food, and dependence on alcohol and drugs.

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