April, 2022

Retreat When a Vacation is Not Enough

R.E.A.L. Social Workers

The World is Going Bonkers. The world is going bonkers, and it may feel like you are too. Stress is compounding daily. We are bombarded with negative news, messages and images that increase stress and anxiety. So, how can we Reset? The answer is Retreat.

Stop Playing Diversity - Monica Cox, PhD

Doin' The Work

Episode 52 Guest: Monica Cox, PhD Host: Shimon Cohen, LCSW. www.dointhework.com. Listen/Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , Stitcher , Spotify. Follow on Twitter & Instagram , Like on Facebook. Join the mailing list Support the podcast Download transcript.

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Figuring Out Child Behavior: More Than Meets the Eye.

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The child was almost five. Acting out was an issue. There is much to examine to figure things out. I wonder about a “nonverbal learning disability.” ” While I am no psychologist, kids have their “tells” that can suggest a disorder.

Mental Illness: Communicating When We Don’t Have The Words

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When we’re struggling with our mental health, there’s often a message to communicate. To talk about it. But when we’re struggling to find the words we need to describe our thoughts and feelings, talking feels immensely difficult.

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This post is part of the monthly series, Free Webinars for Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals, featuring over 65 free webcasts that I could find for you this month in the field of social work and mental health.

The Power of Words: Using Poetic Analysis in a Social Work Research Course

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Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by Amber Sutton, LICSW, ABD, a social work instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in collaboration with students from her undergraduate social work research course during the Spring 2022 semester.

JOINT WORLD CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

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Manifest Anything You Want! — Bad Self-Help Advice

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I hate bad self-help advice. I hate overly-simplified pop psychology. I (by and large) hate self-help gurus. The idea that you can manifest anything you want or attract anything you want into your life is b t. Life is more complicated, more difficult, and not to mention far less fair, than that.

Narcissist? No, Others Don’t Get It.

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Separating from a narcissist is like no other. The gaslighting yet charm; the outright lies, yet straight face; the abuses perpetrated yet attributed to you; the misdeeds yet denials. Trying to explain to someone with no experience of this is like spitting in the wind. It comes back on you. Few others will get it and likely offer you things they think may help as if you hadn’t tried everything.

Turnover of social workers led to toddler suffering significant harm, review finds

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A lack of oversight caused by frequent changes of social worker led to a toddler suffering significant harm, a case review has found.

Mental Health: When People Tell You How They Feel, Believe Them.

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Sobriety Chat: Dai

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Dai Henwood is an award winning comedian, actor, TV host, husband, father, and he is sober. Click below to watch or listen to my Sobriety Chat with Dai.

Reclaiming the social in social work

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UK Social Work Education Committee (SWEC) Social Work Education and Research Annual Conference 2022. Reclaiming the ‘Social’ in Social Work. Dates: Thursday 23 June – Friday 24 June 2022 (inclusive).

Managing Self-Awareness and Mental Health

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Over the years, my relationship with therapy has ebbed and flowed. I’ve gone from being skeptical about it to going twice a week and everywhere in between. The common thread is that I’ve never been with one therapist long enough to making any long-term changes – until now.

The Hit that Reverberated to Adulthood

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Global Social Work: Working with the displaced communities from Ukraine

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Looking Inward Instead of Outward

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For the past month, I’ve been getting more into meditation as a daily practice. I’m trying to use meditation as something I look forward to during my day-to-day, instead of adding another item to my to-do list that I need to check off.

Children and Domestic Violence. They Know.

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Man unlawfully deprived of liberty gets £355,000 council payout

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A man who was unlawfully deprived of his liberty in a care home has won a £355,000 payout from the council that placed him there.

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Joint World Conference On Social Work Education and Social Development 2022 – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

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Lessons From the Frontline of the Ukraine Refugee Crisis

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IFSW European President, Ana Radulescu invited the Federation’s Secretary-General, Rory Truell, to visit the social work response at the Ukrainian / Romanian border. These are his reflections: The young mother sat to the side while a social worker cradled her newborn baby in his arms.

A Breath of Fresh Air

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Last week I was feeling a little under the weather , which l ed me to writing about the perfectionism that it brought out in me. After several days of not feeling so hot, I woke up yesterday morning feeling somewhat healthy for the first time in a while.

Child Between Separated Parents

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The child was six or seven. I was seeing this child as part of an assessment to help the courts determine a parenting plan. The child entered my office full of determination to tell me something, to get something off their mind.