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Self-Care A-Z: Pause for Re-ing Self-Care

The New Social Worker

Sometimes, we need to pause for a period of time to reflect, recharge, revise, re-vision, rest, re-set, re-re whatever needs to be “re”ed. Dr. Erlene Grise-Owens is taking a pause. Will you? Pausing

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How to Provide Positive Behavior Supports

Relias

Positive behavior support is a holistic approach to improving a person’s quality of life that can reduce challenging behavior.

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Anxiety and the Vagus Nerve

Prosper Health Collective

November was meant to offer a series based on Psychology Week. Unfortunately as of late October, the Australian Psychological Society had still not published a theme, so Prosper Health Collective is going to offer a mixed bag of what clinicians would like to share with you.

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Child protection enquiries reach record levels, reveal official figures

Community Care

The number of child protection enquiries reached record levels in 2021-22, as referrals to children’s social care surged in the wake of the removal of Covid restrictions.

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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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The Angry Child

Gary Direnfeld

The child was about ten. He was angry. With his parents in the room, I asked about the relationship between his parents. Having already met with the parents, I already knew the answer to the question. The parents were well informed where I would go with their child.

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Free Mental Health Webinars, November 2022

Social Work.Career

This post is part of the monthly series, Free Webinars for Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals, featuring 60 free webcasts that we could find for you this month in the field of social work and mental health.

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Increasing number of agency social workers are NQSWs, warn children’s directors

Community Care

Increasing numbers of children’s agency social workers are newly qualified, amid worsening staff shortages and rising demand, directors have warned.

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Accessing Service the Creative Way

Gary Direnfeld

It was many years ago. With nowhere to discharge the teen, then 16, the plan was to simply drop him off at a downtown men’s shelter. This after a several month stay in the children’s mental health centre to get his schizophrenia under control. I couldn’t live with that.

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Five Ways to Manage Automatic Negative Thoughts

My Brains Not Broken

Last week, I broke down a mental health term I’ve learned more about in recent years – automatic negative thoughts. We all process things in different ways, and negative thoughts are a byproduct of that processing.

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Australian Social Work Association’s Statement on Climate Action

International Federation of Social Workers

The Australian Social Work Association’s Statement on Climate Action in preparation for COP27. This builds on previous statements drafted with input from AASW social workers on Climate Action highlighting on […]. Disaster Social Work Environment

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Three-quarters of social workers still to renew registration with one month to go

Community Care

Three-quarters of social workers are yet to renew their registration, with one month to go until the deadline. As of this morning (1 November), 23% of eligible practitioners (22,582) had completed the process.

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The Issue Was Her Parents, Not Him.

Gary Direnfeld

She went to her parents for advice on her marriage. However they never liked him. The advice was biased. Leave. She had to think long and hard about that. She loved him. He was actually a kind fellow. He didn’t drink. Her parents did. They felt he thought he was better than them. It was all projection. Her parents had considerable issues of their own. Their son-in-law’s decency inadvertently forced them to look at themselves. It was easier to scapegoat him.

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Webinar Social Work Practice Education in Europe. Lessons learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic and Future Perspectives

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Webinar on Social Work Practice Education in Europe. Lessons learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic and Future Perspectives. The EASSW co-funded project “Social Work Practice Education in Times of Pandemics, and Beyond. Continuities, Changes, Innovations in Europe (SWOOPED)” has been successful.

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New global research highlights negative working environment for most social workers

International Federation of Social Workers

‘Social workers have among the most difficult working conditions of all equivalent professions’, is the key finding of new research just published in International Social Work journal. This has detrimental […]. IFSW Social Work

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Councils asked to fund backpay for recent leavers following deal on £1,925 boost

Community Care

Councils have been asked to fund backpay for staff who have recently left their roles, following this year’s annual pay settlement for social workers and other local authority workers.

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The Best Affirmative Action is Early Education

Beyond Advocacy

Yesterday, the Supreme Court began hearing two cases concerning admissions criteria using affirmative action as one means of determining who gets coveted entry into Harvard University and the University of North Carolina.

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Webinar on Social Work and War

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Webinar on Social Work and War. An online event co-sponsored by JASWE, IASSW, APASWE, and other Japanese academic organizations to be held on 12th November, 2022. Participation is FREE, Register to receive meeting link: Register here. For more details, please contact.

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GuestPost: Surviving a Major Bipolar Depressive Episode and Finding a Purpose in my Life by Becky Rowland

Bipolar Bandit

Biography I had my first mental illness episode with psychosis symptoms when I was 20 years old in 1982. I had mental illness episodes of extreme anxiety, depression, mania, and psychosis at different times from 1983-1992.

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Supreme Court to hear case on ordinary residence for section 117

Community Care

The Supreme Court will hear a case to determine responsibility for funding mental health aftercare for certain out-of-area placements.

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Investigating the transdiagnostic nature of rumination across depressive, anxiety and eating disorders: A meta-analysis.

Society of Clinical Psychology

Investigating transdiagnostic factors across mental disorders is of high importance as transdiagnostic factors can be targeted for both diagnosis and treatment in a diagnostically mixed sample.

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How to Manage Mental Wellbeing During Pregnancy

Psychological Health Care

Dealing with Antenatal Anxiety and Postpartum Depression. Your mental health and wellbeing are just as important as your physical health during pregnancy and following childbirth.

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NHS yet to see ‘a single penny’ of promised £500m emergency fund

The Guardian

Exclusive: discharge funding to relieve hospital delays promised by Thérèse Coffey in September has not materialised Hospitals and care homes have not received a single penny of a £500m emergency fund promised by the government to prevent the NHS becoming overwhelmed this winter, the Guardian has learned.

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‘Things have never been so bad’ for people needing care, carers and staff, warns ADASS president

Community Care

“Things have never been so bad,” for people needing care, carers and staff, the president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has warned.

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Two stories about “shortages” in Massachusetts “child welfare.” One got it right.

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Last month, the Boston Globe published one of those stories popping up all over the country about a so-called “shortage” of placements for foster children, leading to some having to sleep in offices.

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Lessons in Avoiding Compassion Fatigue

CAPC

KevinMD publishes excerpt from book on caregiving, highlighting ways to avoid compassion fatigue as a caregiver. News Bites

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Anxious intrusive thoughts and how to manage them

Lawson Psychology

The post Anxious intrusive thoughts and how to manage them appeared first on Lawson Clinical Psychology. Adult therapy Child and Adolescent Mental Health Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Uncategorized anxious thoughts Intrusive thoughts Obsessive-compulsive disorder

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Just over half of people receiving care had review of support plan in past year, shows official data

Community Care

Just over half of people receiving council-arranged long-term care had a review of their support plans in 2021-22, official figures have shown. NHS Digital said 55.2% per cent of people who had been receiving long-term support for more than a year were reviewed in 2021-22 , down from 58.4%

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“Maybe we're just too damn intrusive": Tracing the take-the-child-and-run mentality that has endangered Massachusetts children for more than a century

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

If you're a poor child, the moment your family crosses this border heading north the odds that you will be taken from your parents more than double. ?

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Serious Illness Messaging Toolkit Launches to Help with Public Messaging

CAPC

New online messaging toolkit launched this week, helping clinicians and organizations improve messaging. News Bites

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Sex differences in mental health among autistic young adults

MQ Mental Health

This article was written by Miriam Martini, pictured above with MQ Fellow Mark Taylor. Both Miriam and Mark are based at the Karolinska Instiutet in Sweden. Autism is a condition that affects individuals’ social communication, as well as their interaction with the world around them.

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Sharp rise in social workers sharing diversity data with regulator

Community Care

There has been a sharp rise in the number of social workers sharing data on their protected characteristics with the regulator.

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How Re-Entry Programs Improve a Community

Famcare

Every year, nearly 600,000 people are released from prison. More than two-thirds of inmates are arrested again within three years of their release. Former inmates may struggle to re-enter society due to obstacles such as unemployment, homelessness, or a lack of funds.

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GeriPal Podcast: Wellness Debriefings and More

CAPC

Listen to learn more about grief, loss, and wellness debriefings for health care professionals. News Bites

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