July, 2022

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5 micro skills in social work that you may have forgotten

Save the Social Worker

I confess. I’m no expert on social work. I’ve been complained about many times from clients. In my last placement, my supervisor wanted to fail me. Twice. You may feel cautious reading this.

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Ep 8: Hiring and Managing People with Mental Illness — What You Need to Know

Nnatasha Tracy

This week, Snap Out of It! The Mental Illness in the Workplace Podcast with Natasha Tracy is talking to Gary Koplin , Founder, and President at HealthyPlace.com , a large consumer mental health site. Gary has a unique perspective as he specifically hires and manages people with mental illness.

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Are We Really Talking About Mental Health?

My Brains Not Broken

I am tired. Tired of a lot of things, but today I’m sharing one specific reason I’m tired. I’m tired of seeing mental illness get weaponized.

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DfE awards Frontline £10m contract to run social work leadership training scheme

Community Care

Frontline has won a £10m government contract to deliver training and development for council children’s social work managers and leaders.

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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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Exploring NASW’s Ethical Principles for Social Work Futures

Social Work Futures

Ethics evolve as the times change. For a while now, I’ve been exploring how futures thinking and practice might intersect with the NASW social work code of ethics.

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IASSW Announces The Release Of Social Dialogue Magazine # 26

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

IASSW Announces The Release Of Social Dialogue Magazine # 26. Dear Colleagues, International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) has launched Social Dialogue magazine volume 26 on Black Lives Matter: developments in de-colonising social work.

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The joy of Homeshare

Social Care

"Homeshare is a simple concept, it brings together people with a spare room with people who are happy to chat and lend a hand.". “It’s It’s been life-changing having my homesharer living here, especially in the dark winter evenings.

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Why My Mental Health Makes Me Feel Stagnant

My Brains Not Broken

It happens to all of us every now and then — at certain points in our lives, we feel stagnant. We feel like we’re doing too may things and not enough at the same time; we feel like we’ve accomplished so much, but at the same time haven’t accomplished anything of value.

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Impact of family safeguarding model hailed as council improves to ‘outstanding’

Community Care

Inspectors have hailed the impact of the family safeguarding model in helping a council move from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’, in a report this week.

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Alaska Social Worker Dr. Yvonne Chase is the new President-Elect of NASW

Swhelper

SWHELPER. WASHINGTON, D.C.

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White Supremacist and My Anger

Gary Direnfeld

I posted about the Papal visit and hoping well for Indigenous Peoples on another Facebook page – a community page. It drew a racist comment in response to my use of the word genocide. The person wanted me to prove it. It was presented as a demand and insinuated I didn’t know what I was talking about.

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Co-building an Eco Social World Webinar

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Co-building an Eco Social World. Strengthening the African Social Work Academic Network. ASSWA will be hosting a webinar next week on the above topic. Please join us when we discuss how we can leverage on each other as African academics. link]. Featured

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Why Maternal Home Visiting Programs are Proven to Work

Stop Abuse Campaign

← What is MIECHV? Overview and Importance of Maternal Home Visiting Programs. Welcoming a new bundle of joy into the world is often a beautiful and rewarding milestone in life, but for many new or disadvantaged parents, it can also be a challenge full of uncertainty and doubt.

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Five Ways To Cope With Limitations

My Brains Not Broken

As I wrote about earlier this week , it’s been a very interesting road to coming to terms with some of my limitations. Identifying my limitations (whether they’re physical, mental, emotional, etc.) is an important part of growth I’m coming to terms with.

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Home Office recruiting 40 social workers to its new asylum age assessment body

Community Care

The government is recruiting up to 40 social workers to join a new Home Office body managing age assessments of young asylum seekers.

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Sobriety Chat: Edith

Living Sober

Edith Moore is of Cook Island M?ori ori descent. She has a Masters Degree in health psychology, is a mother of two, a grandmother of three, and she is sober. Click on the video or audio below to hear my Sobriety Chat with Edith.

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Narcissistic Ex? You need skills, not hand-holding.

Gary Direnfeld

I see so many folks dealing with a narcissistic ex in my practice. My role is to coach them on how to better manage and respond so as to mitigate conflict, control and impact of the narcissist. This is not a touchy feely or emotive approach.

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IASSW Online General Assembly 2022

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

IASSW Online General Assembly 2022. IASSW held its Online General Assembly 2022 on July 13, 2022. It was attended by many members and Board of Directors of IASSW from all five continents/ across the world. Annamaria Campanini opened the meeting and welcomed all members in the General Assembly.

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Dial 988: Mental Health Hotline Launches July 16

Shelter, Inc

Help is only 3 numbers away. As of Saturday, July 16, the national 988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline will go into effect, routing calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255.) Trained counselors will take anonymous calls and texts to the hotline 24/7.

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Why I Can’t Stand Feeling Tired

My Brains Not Broken

It happens to all of us often – several times a week, I get stark reminders that I’m only human. Sometimes those are conscious reminders, but many times the reminders are because of my physical limitations.

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Council social workers offered £1,925 pay rise

Community Care

Council leaders have offered social workers and other local authority staff a £1,925 pay rise for 2022-23.

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Drinking Dreams

Living Sober

It's very hard to explain the intensity of a drinking dream to someone who isn't sober. It's one of those experiences we sober people have that are hard to convey in words to non-sober people. It doesn't sound that bad to say: "Last night I dreamt I was drinking.

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It’s OK to Jump the Train and Leave

Gary Direnfeld

Relationships have a momentum. For far too many, the quality of the relationship has little bearing on the momentum. With that, the relationship follows steps. Those steps can last days to several years. Meet Get to know each other a bit. Continue meeting. Meet friends and/or family of the other.

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The People’s Charter for an Eco-Social World

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

The People’s Charter for an Eco-Social World. People’s Charter for an Eco-Social World. The People’s Charter for an Eco-Social World comes from the People’s Global Summit, ‘Co-Building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind’, held online on 29 June – 2 July 2022.

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Counseling Items I Look For in the Target Dollar Spot

Kylie the Creative Social Worker

The Target Dollar Spot. It seems like everywhere you look someone is talking about something they bought from there.

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Winding Up Versus Winding Down

My Brains Not Broken

Every so often, I deal with situations or moments that I’ve come to recognize as “winding myself up.”

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Minister: ‘national scandal that social workers are overlooked for doing jobs so well’

Community Care

It is a “national scandal” that social workers are “overlooked” because they “do their jobs so well” in keeping children safe and empowering families to improve their lives, the new children’s minister has said.

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Groundbreaking Partnership in Ukraine Begins

International Federation of Social Workers

Photo from left to right: Herbert Paulischin, Rory Truell, Yana Melnychuk, Ana Radulescu & Mykhailo Simashkevych.

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About that Religion….

Gary Direnfeld

Personally, I don’t subscribe to any organized religion. Indeed, I don’t even think about a god and I don’t fret about death particularly, even with what I went through recently. (I I am not fond of pain.). I don’t pray whatsoever. I do not practice the faith in which I was raised although I do identify as Jewish from a cultural perspective as that was my upbringing. I am respectful of those who do subscribe to any particular faith and practice.

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Developing a new framework for delegated healthcare interventions

Social Care

Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Deborah Sturdy, and Skills for Care CEO, Oonagh Smyth, look at the progress being made to create a national voluntary framework to support the safe and effective delegation of healthcare interventions to the social care workforce.

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How Deprescribing Can Mitigate the Problem of Overmedication

CAPC

The importance of reviewing a patients’ list of medications before adding to it—and how to assess if a patient is overmedicated. Clinical Care

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Taking Care of Our Mental Health During the Summertime

My Brains Not Broken

I don’t know about y’all, but I feel like this summer is flying by. Even though this is what happens almost every summer of my life, the strangeness of the summers of 2020 and 2021 have made this summer feel very foreign and unlike any other one I’ve experienced.

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Regulate or ban social work agencies to tackle ‘profiteering’, urges ADCS president

Community Care

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