July, 2023

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Ethics Alive! Artificial Intelligence: Tricks or Tools for Social Work Education and Practice

The New Social Worker

The simple fact of “using” or “not using” AI does not dictate whether social work students are acting ethically. Similarly, there are both ethical and unethical ways in which students can use a variety of technologies.

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Practice makes (social work teaching) perfect

Social Work With Adults

Social work students and practice educators can inspire each other to learn, develop and grow [Image created by freepik.com ] Inspiring the next generation One thing I really love about my profession is the passion, dedication and commitment social work professionals have for supporting students and newly qualified social workers to develop their skills, knowledge, and expertise in working with individual, families and communities.

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Seventy-five years of health and social care

Social Work With Adults

"[Alongside the birth of the NHS]. a social safety net for all citizens [was created, providing support] for the homeless, disabled people and older people, obliging local authorities to provide suitable accommodation." [Image created by freepik.com ] Parallel evolution As we mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the NHS, it is worth remembering how Clement Attlee's 1945 government embarked on implementing William Beveridge's report recommendations which set the framework for the welfare state.

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Invitation to share social work resources and experiences: OHCHR and Human Rights 75

International Federation of Social Workers

An opportunity to present resources and experience for community inclusion for persons with disabilities is available as the Human Rights Council requests the OHCHR to prepare two reports on support […]

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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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Lessons Learned of Abuse

Gary Direnfeld

He told me that his wife was backing out of the garage. The mirror on the passenger side got caught on the garage door frame. In being pulled back, the passenger side window exploded into pieces. He said his wife came in the house more scared of him, than upset about the window. He was miffed by that. He saw it as a negative reflection on himself by her and that it was undeserved.

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Sharon Shoesmith: how social workers can get their professional pride back

Community Care

Community Care’s Choose Social Work campaign aims to counteract the negative media coverage of the profession, and show the brilliant work social workers do every day. Read about why we’re launching this campaign , and the five steps you can take to support it. If anyone knows the impact that negative media coverage has on social workers, that person is Sharon Shoesmith.

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10 Ways to Stay Sober On Vacation

Sober Courage

Staying sober while on vacation can present unique challenges, as vacations often involve new environments, social situations, and relaxation time. However, with some planning and strategies in place, it is possible to enjoy a sober vacation.

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The NHS is 75 and so is the social care system

Social Care

"At the moment of [the NHS's] foundation in 1948, the social care sector. also came into being. It’s formation coincided with the arrival from the Caribbean of the HMS Windrush." [Image created by freepik.com ] Celebrating health and care system In difficult and uncertain times, it’s important to be thankful for the constancy of institutions and organisations supporting us through good times and bad.

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Court stops Mass. family police from crushing minimal due process rights for families

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families found that their determinations of “child abuse” and “neglect” were being overturned after a hearing half the time. Guess what they did: A. Realized their process for labeling people child abusers was rife with error and fixed it. B. Invented a way to evade the hearings. (After a court saw through DCF’s ploy, the agency started providing the hearings).

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Keep On Keeping On

Gary Direnfeld

I graduated with my Master of Social Work degree in 1985. The first job I landed was with a Children’s Aid Society (child protection services). When I was hired I was told by my supervisor that workers were paired off to cover each other’s caseload in the event of illness or absence. Then I was told the worker I was paired with was on long term disability and I would be responsible for her caseload on top of mine.

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Get Connected: Using Social Media for Social Work Success

Speaker: Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW.

You may have the clinical skills to manage a private practice, but your success could actually hinge on marketing skills. For a thriving practice, you need to differentiate yourself from others and present yourself in a way that attracts referrals. These days, much of that happens online, including on social media. In this webinar, Gary Direnfeld will discuss how social media marketing can help you build your private practice and grow your client base.

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Government seeks new chair for Social Work England

Community Care

The government is seeking a new chair for Social Work England , in the wake of Lord Patel’s resignation from the role in March. The successful candidate will hold the post for up to three years, earning £450 a day for 80 days’ work a year. The chair’s role is to run Social Work England’s governing board, holding its chief executive, Colum Conway, to account for the regulator’s performance.

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A Busy, Busy, Busy Mind

My Brains Not Broken

As someone who lives with anxiety, my brain often feels like it’s moving a million miles per hour. I think we all feel this way at one time or another; we have so many things to do, and it doesn’t seem like there’s enough time to do it all. I’ve noticed the themes of relaxing and slowing down on my posts in recent months, and I think that’s a response to my current state of being.

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NASW seeks clemency for death-row inmate Johnny Johnson

Social Work Blog

On July 20, 2023, the National Association of Socials Workers, including our Missouri Chapter, requested Missouri Governor Parson grant clemency to Johnny Johnson, who is scheduled to be executed by the State of Missouri on Tuesday August 1, 2023. Johnson’s case is particularly concerning given his extensive documented history of mental illness, learning disabilities, abuse, and trauma.

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AI, social care and the problem with horses

Social Care

The Great Horse Manure Crisis of the 1890's can teach us much about the evolution of social care and the role of AI within it. [Image created by freepik.com ] Not a dung deal I am unconvinced AI and robotics will result in a smaller social care workforce. It’s more likely the wide spread use of AI and robotics will result in more, better paid jobs in the future.

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How can a speech pathologist help my child?

Prosper Health Collective

In Australia, it’s very common to have difficulties with communicating. Communication problems may result from a range of conditions that may affect children including stroke, brain injury, cleft palate, learning and intellectual disabilities, developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, stuttering, progressive neurological disorders (e.g. muscular dystrophy), cancer, spinal injury.

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When Mini Me… Isn’t

Gary Direnfeld

He loved skating and playing hockey. He wanted it for his son too. By the age four the lad had his second pair of skates, a stick and pads. He was an awkward, kind of clumsy boy. His ankles spent more time on the ice than his blades. His father pursued. Sure, there were the tantrums, throw downs, running away. The lad was less than interested. Remarkably though, the boy had well-developed fine motor skills.

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Police to stop attending mental health incidents unless there is significant safety risk or crime

Community Care

Police forces across England will, in future, stop attending mental health-related incidents unless there is a significant risk to safety or a crime being committed, and refer cases to health or social care services instead. The plan announced today constitutes the start of a national rollout of a model – known as right care right person – pioneered by Humberside Constabulary in 2021.

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Remembering That I Have A Moment

My Brains Not Broken

After writing a post earlier this week about how busy I feel, I wanted to reflect more. Part of the reason I felt busy was because there was a part of me that thought I shouldn’t be busy. That at this point in time, I wasn’t supposed to be doing what I was doing. This part of me ignored what was actually going on in my life. Instead, it was pursuing an unrealistic vision of a life I don’t lead, doing things I don’t do.

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KVC Health Systems Ranks in Top 1% of Employers Nationwide with 77 Work Wellbeing Score

KVC

“What everyone in the world wants is a good job,” says Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup. His company knows this for a fact; Gallup has surveyed 35 million employees worldwide on work wellbeing. But what exactly is a good job? “Gallup defines a good job as one with 30+ hours of work a week with a consistent paycheck from an employer,” Clifton elaborates.

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Invest in your colleagues to deliver great care

Social Care

Barbara: "I’m here for all employees throughout their time at Vida. My work starts before anyone decides to join the business and continues until they leave." Loyalty is a two-way street I’m the HR and Payroll Manager at specialist dementia care provider, Vida Healthcare. I’d like to provide insight into what goes on behind the scenes at a care home to keep colleagues engaged.

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Speech Pathology Week 2023 – Communciation for Life

Prosper Health Collective

Speech Pathology Week is a special annual event dedicated to promoting the speech pathology profession and the incredible work of speech pathologists who provide invaluable support to 1.2 million Australians with communication disabilities. Communication is a fundamental human right that empowers us to express ourselves, connect with others, and fully participate in society.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR IASSW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Deadline extended up to 31st July The International Association of Schools of ‪Social Work‬ ( IASSW ) announces four vacancies on the IASSW Board of Directors for 2024-2028: There is one position open for President ( years of serving: 2024-202 8) , one position open for Secretary ( years of serving: 2024-202 8) , and two positions for Member at Large of the Board of Directors ( years of serving: 2024-2028).

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Ofsted and BASW raise safeguarding concerns over allowing non-social workers to hold child in need cases

Community Care

Transferring child in need cases to non-social workers may undermine the quality of practice and increase risks to children, Ofsted and the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) have warned. The organisations raised the concerns in response to Department for Education (DfE) proposals to remove the requirement for social workers to carry out hold child in need assessments , under section 17 of the Children Act 1989.

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The Surprising Impact of Depression

My Brains Not Broken

There are several symptoms of depression that can make life challenging. Whether these impacts are on our physical health, our mental health or something else, you don’t always know how these symptoms will impact you in your day-to-day life. After years of living with depression, one thing I’ve come to realize is that my experience with depression has a massive impact on the way I see the world.

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The Opioid Epidemic and Foster Care: The Opioid Epidemic’s Forgotten Victims

Relias

The opioid epidemic has continued to make a devastating impact across the United States. In 2010, officials reported 21,088 opioid related deaths. By 2018, this number had risen to 46,802. The next four years saw an even larger increase, with 68,630 opioid related deaths reported in 2022. Despite public conversation and consistent news coverage of the individuals affected by the opioid epidemic, there remains a large segment of society that is often overlooked: children and youth in foster care.

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The art of being heard: 5 practical tips to improve listening and communication

The Critical Blog

Imagine if no one properly answered your questions. Picture not having your opinions fully taken onboard. Visualise no one acknowledging your comments, laughing at your jokes, or listening to you. Consider being rarely understood. Sounds lonely and frustrating? This is what the situation can be like for those living with dementia, or what it feels like for anyone who struggles to be heard.

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Things a Speech Pathologist can help children with

Prosper Health Collective

As a parent, you want the best for your child, including their communication and overall development. Speech and language skills play a vital role in a child’s social, emotional, and academic growth. However, sometimes children may experience difficulties in these areas, which can benefit from early intervention by a speech pathologist. Here we’ll explore different aspects of your child’s development and highlight signs that may indicate it’s time to seek support from a s

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International Conference -Social Work and Social Policy in Times of Global Crises

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

International Conference Social Work and Social Policy in Times of Global Crises 19 – 22 September 2023, Ohrid IN-PERSON CONFERENCE On the occasion of 65th Anniversary of the Institute of Social Work and Social Policy Download Registration Form Download Agenda : [link]

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Racism driving black and minority ethnic social workers into agency work, finds research

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Racism is driving black and minority ethnic social workers out of permanent local authority posts into agency work, research with over 1,000 practitioners has found. Minoritised staff in London and the South East said they felt forced to leave council posts because of “poor experiences, lack of support and economic necessity”, said the report of the 2022-23 Big Listen survey, ca

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Summertime and the Living is…Busy

My Brains Not Broken

It feels like I write a version of the same post every year. I don’t intend to write this post, and I don’t even know how I get to the point I do. But at some point during the summer, I take a moment, I look around, and I take in just how busy I am. Oh, you thought I’d say how calm everything was at the moment? That after writing about the importance of slowing down, I’d be able to have create more time for myself?

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Revealed: children’s care homes flood into cheapest areas of England, not where most needed

The Guardian

Shocking figures gathered by the Observer show social care provision is dictated by money, not need New children’s care homes are being disproportionately placed in cheaper and more deprived parts of England, according to an Observer investigation. Over the past five years the number of children’s care homes located in areas with the cheapest house sale prices has risen almost three times faster than in the most expensive places.

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Massachusetts pilots the most promising reform in child welfare. Guess who’s trying to undercut it.

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

The Massachusetts Legislature needs to step in and provide the funding to make the approach taken by the Family Preservation Project available in every case. That will require finally standing up to the state’s Fearmonger-in-Chief There’s a new program underway that is exactly what children need in a state where they are torn from their families at a rate 60% percent above the national average.

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What is Schema Therapy?

Prosper Health Collective

Schemas (in general) are our beliefs that we hold about ourselves, the world around us, and the world of others. You can think of schemas as frameworks, or structures, through the lens of which we organize and make sense of our life experiences. These beliefs operate in the background of our awareness, yet they have great influence over our sense of self, our expectations about life, and the quality of our relationships.

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NASW Member Voices: The Democracy Restoration Act is a Civil and Voting Rights Imperative

Social Work Blog

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) on May 18 reintroduced the Democracy Restoration Act (DRA), federal legislation that seeks to restore voting rights in federal elections to the millions of disenfranchised Americans who have been released from prison and are living in the community but are still denied the right to vote. Cardin and his 25 or more original Senate co-sponsors must be applauded for seeking to right an egregious wrong that denies millions of Americans -disproportionately Black and Latino ̵

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‘Positive signs’ on reducing number and length of care proceedings, says family court head

Community Care

There are positive signs regarding the family justice system’s drive to cut the number and length of care proceedings, its head has said. The number of public law cases – most of which are council applications for care orders – have fallen year on year and there are indications further progress is being made, said president of the family division of the High Court Sir Andrew McFarlane, in a note to colleagues issued last week.

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