Fri.Mar 24, 2023

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Is Fantasy Football Gambling?

Gateway Foundation

In the eyes of lawmakers, fantasy football is not considered gambling. Many people believe it is a game of skill rather than luck. As a result, it can be easy to justify fantasy football gaming as a healthy outlet or harmless activity. But what might start as a fun game played between friends can quickly become problematic for someone who has previously struggled with gambling addiction.

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12 Things I Learned from Teaching a New Class: Disaster Social Work – An Anti-Racist Lens

Social Work Futures

[link] Is all social work – “disaster social work” now? I have kind of had this question banging around in my head the last couple of years. I don’t have a good answer…I’ve seen things that make me debate this with myself on the regular. Slow disasters – like our variety of forms of structural violence in underfunded social care resources – and – fast disasters like pandemics, large scale climate events, and other cataclysmic events like oil

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Social workers seeing increasing poverty and greater need on back of cost of living crisis, finds BASW

Community Care

Social workers are seeing more poverty and greater need for their support on the back of the cost of living crisis, with some resorting to supporting people from their own resources. Those were among the findings of British Association of Social Workers’ (BASW) second annual survey, issued this week Most of its 1,602 respondents – social workers and students who were both members and non-members of the association – also reported struggling with their workloads with a greater p

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UK’s migration bill could put thousands of children ‘into arms of criminals’

The Guardian

Children’s social services bosses in England denounce plans that will ‘irreversibly distort the care system’ Politics live - latest updates Children’s social services bosses have launched an outspoken attack on the government’s illegal migration bill, warning it could lead to thousands of youngsters in care running away “into the arms” of traffickers and criminals.

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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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Introducing the National CASA/GAL executive leadership team

National Casa Gal

The executive team leads National CASA/GAL’s support to and engagement with our network of 939 state organizations and local programs as well external stakeholders. Read More. The post Introducing the National CASA/GAL executive leadership team appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

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Five Ways to Streamline Your Caseload


The demand for enhanced productivity inside teams has emerged as one of the top goals for organizations. Case managers in the human services industry are motivated to increase their caseload capacity, take on more clients, and become more involved in their local communities. However, it's reasonable to say that given the evolving nature of the human services industry and the unique problems faced by social services, simplifying your caseload may seem like a laborious task.

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Tips to Enhance Your Communication About Aging During Social Work Month and Beyond

Social Work Blog

Posted March 24, 2023 March is Social Work Month, and the 2023 theme is Social Work Breaks Barriers. More than 700,000 social workers nationwide entered the profession because they have a commitment to making our communities, our country, and our world a better place for all. During Social Work Month, NASW) is spearheading efforts to increase public awareness about how social workers continue to break barriers in all communities, and how the contributions of this essential profession improve our

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NASW Member Voices: Worsening Systemic Intolerance is an Existential Threat to our Nation

Social Work Blog

By Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA America, seemingly suddenly, finds itself in the middle of the most existentially threatening crisis of racism and intolerance since the events leading up to and including the Civil War. As was the case over 160 years ago, the present-day neo-fascist and white supremacy crusade is directly driven racial enmity – compounded by deep animus toward religious minorities (Jews and Muslims), the LGBTQ+ community, as well as women’s reproductive rights.