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Mounting social care costs leave councils facing £6.2bn black hole over next two years, warns LGA

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Mounting social care costs will leave English councils facing a £6.2bn financial black hole over the next two years, the Local Government Association has warned political parties ahead of the general election. The LGA calculated that authorities would need an additional £4.7bn in 2025-26, compared with 2024-25, to maintain services at existing levels, but would only be able to cover half of

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Arizona Joins the Interstate Social Work Licensure Compact

Social Work Blog

This week, the Arizona State Legislature once again failed to advance lifesaving mental health legislation. Social workers across our country work tirelessly to combat the ever-growing mental health crisis facing our nation. The Social Work Licensure Compact, spearheaded by the Department of Defense, seeks to address the critically important issue of licensure mobility for military spouses and enhances access to critical mental health services nationwide.

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UK care agencies accused of exploiting foreign workers caught in debt traps

The Guardian

Exclusive: Experts raise alarm over ‘national scandal’ that has hallmarks of trafficking and modern slavery ‘He didn’t have a contract for me’: the Indian careworkers who paid agents to work in Britain What are the problems with the UK visa system for care work? British social care agencies have been accused of exploiting foreign workers , leaving people living on the breadline as they struggle to pay off debts run up while trying to secure jobs that fail to materialise.

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Nursing Leadership: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Relias

Nursing leadership is one of the most important ways to motivate and inspire nurses to practice at the top of their licensure. The American Nurses Association describes a nurse leader as one who inspires and influences others to achieve their maximum potential using leadership skills and critical thinking. Nurses can lead by sharing and propelling ideas and innovation at any point throughout their careers and do not necessarily need to hold an official leadership title or role.

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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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Social Work England interim chair set to serve 21 months in post

Community Care

Social Work England’s interim chair is set to serve 21 months in post after the government failed to recruit a permanent leader for the regulator’s board. Andrew McCulloch, who was already on the Social Work England board, was appointed to the interim post in March 2023 following the resignation of founding chair Lord Patel of Bradford. On appointing McCulloch, the Department for Education (DfE), which oversees the regulator, said that he would serve for “up to one year, standi

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Enrollment for the Global Standards for Social Work Education and Training has commenced

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Course starts 17 June 2024. FREE! With certificates at successful completion of each module. Click on the enrollment link [link] For any help, please send your email at iassw.support@vtl.apss.polyu.edu.hk For more details, click here [link] The post Enrollment for the Global Standards for Social Work Education and Training has commenced first appeared on International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW).

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How to Provide Excellent Dementia Care for Patients with Dementia—and Their Families

CAPC

A dementia care program director shares lessons learned from providing excellent dementia care to patients with dementia, and their families.

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Proportion of social work roles offered part-time grows slightly but remains less than a quarter

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. The proportion of social work roles advertised as part-time or flexible hours has grown for the second consecutive year but remains at less than a quarter. Almost a quarter of positions (23.1%) were advertised as either part-time, part-time or full-time or available on a flexible-hours basis, found a Social Workers Union (SWU) study of online job postings in April and May this year.

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‘He didn’t have a contract for me’: the Indian careworkers who paid agents to work in Britain

The Guardian

People paid to obtain visas and sponsorship certificates but arrived to find little or no work, in abuses of care worker visa system UK care agencies accused of exploiting foreign workers caught in debt traps What are the problems with the UK visa system for care work? Akhil Jenny was living in a small town in southern India, struggling with crippling debts, when a work contact offered him a way out.

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Commonwealth Young Carers Urge Heads of Government to Support the Young Carers Charter

International Federation of Social Workers

Eighteen young carers from eleven Commonwealth countries have created a video promoting the Commonwealth Charter for Young Carers, urging leaders to endorse it at their October 2024 meeting in Samoa.

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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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Dear Ninakaye (Guest Post)

Living Sober

"You’re not fully aware of it yet Ninakaye, but very shortly you will embark upon a journey of absolute magnificence, a journey of immense strength and liberation.

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An Inauguration Ceremony on the Global Standards for Social Work Education and Training E-platform

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

On 29 May 2024, in partnership with the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), APSS of PolyU organised an online inauguration ceremony to officially announce and celebrate the opening of the Global Standards for Social Work Education and Training e-learning course. The event signifies a significant milestone in the partnership between IASSW and APSS.

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The Observer view on the social care crisis: whoever wins the election, it needs addressing urgently

The Guardian

Labour and the Tories are avoiding talking about how to fund the overhaul of a system that is failing the elderly and people with disabilities There is one pressing issue affecting millions of people that has been conspicuous in its absence from the general election campaign so far. The parlous state of social care in England – a system that has been described as being in crisis for well over a decade – is leaving too many older people and those with disabilities without the personal care they n

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BE-a-PAL: A Randomized Trial of Algorithm-Based Palliative Care Referrals

CAPC

At the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting, Ravi Parikh, MD, presented the results of the BE-a-PAL study, which examined algorithm-based default palliative care referrals for patients with advanced cancer.

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Forensic social work education around the world: Challenges, dilemmas and hopes for the future

The Social Care Elf

Forensic social work is not recognised as a separate discipline from generic social work education offered at the BA or MA level in universities worldwide (Wormer, 2008; Lattes and Davis,2023). The pedagogy and practice of forensic social work vary significantly depending on jurisdiction. Its focus is on supporting individuals involved in the criminal and legal [read the full story.

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Motivation Matters: Tactics for Teenagers in Therapy

Prosper Health Collective

Parents understand the importance of nurturing their teenagers’ development, and can see the long-term benefits of therapy and support. However, motivating teenagers in their therapy can often be challenging, sometimes just getting them there is the challenge! Understanding why our teens hit this wall is key to finding solutions and moving them along in their journey towards improvement.

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What are the problems with the UK visa system for care work?

The Guardian

Foreign workers say they have faced financial exploitation amid attempts to ease chronic staff shortages in the sector UK care agencies accused of exploiting foreign workers caught in debt traps ‘He didn’t have a contract for me’: the Indian careworkers who paid agents to work in Britain Dozens of foreign workers in social care in the UK say they have faced financial exploitation, paying thousands of pounds to secure full-time jobs and often finding little or no work available when they arrive.

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Study Measures Characteristics of Symptom Burden in Young Survivors of Childhood Cancer

CAPC

In a JAMA Network Open study, researchers did a cross-sectional study of childhood cancer survivors finding that survivors often experience a significant symptom burden years after treatment.

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Jason Harrison & Talia Ingham Receive 2024 Colleen Karim Award for Staff Excellence

Michigan Social Work

Academic Program Analyst Jason Harrison and Field Education Coordinator Talia Ingham received the 2024 Colleen Karim Staff Excellence Award. This award recognizes staff members who accomplish exceptional performance and achievements in their job role, going above and beyond in their day-to-day efforts, championing and supporting the work of others, and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Book Release Webinar Panel

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Join for a celebration webinar of our recently released book The Routledge International Handbook of Social Development, Social Work, and the Sustainable Development Goals. This landmark book examines social development and social work’s contributions to implementing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This includes 23 country-level case studies from around the Global South of how the SDGs are being implemented in diverse contexts.

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Free social care for all should be a Labour policy | Letter

The Guardian

Sally Powell says the policy that her husband introduced in 1991 in one London borough – and from which he now benefits – could be implemented by every local authority It has been reported that the Labour party is meeting this Friday to agree its manifesto. One of the most important challenges people face is the cost of social care for their loved ones.

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Top Ten Tips for Palliative Care Clinicians on Recognizing Psychiatric Symptoms in People with Serious Illness

CAPC

Tips that palliative care clinicians should know about the complex relationship between serious illness and psychiatric symptoms in palliative care.

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Odessa Gonzalez Benson Receives 2024 Doctoral Student Organization Faculty Award

Michigan Social Work

Assistant Professor Odessa Gonzalez Benson has received the 2024 Doctoral Student Organization Faculty Award. The Doctoral Student Organization bestows this award to a faculty mentor who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to mentoring, developing and supporting doctoral students.

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Ask Nicole: Reflecting on 8 Years of Full Time Consulting

Nicole Clark Consulting

Have a question you’d like to be featured? Let me know. Once upon a time, I wanted to be a professional violinist. Then I wanted to start a nonprofit. Today, I’m reflecting on the journey of being a consultant, 8 years after leaving my full time job. Social workers aren’t taught about self-employment or being [.] The post Ask Nicole: Reflecting on 8 Years of Full Time Consulting appeared first on Nicole Clark Consulting.

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Nottingham city council to review case of women found dead in their home

The Guardian

Local agencies’ involvement with Alphonsine Djiako Leuga and her daughter will be subject to inquest and ‘full review’ On the last few occasions Alphonsine Djiako Leuga was seen in her neighbourhood, she is said to have told shopkeepers that she could not afford to heat her home or buy food for her disabled daughter. Months later, Leuga and her teenage daughter were found dead inside their Nottingham home.

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2025 AHA Circle of Life Award Application Period Opens

CAPC

The application for the American Hospital Association (AHA)'s 2025 Circle of Life Award is open. CAPC, an award co-sponsor, invites all palliative care programs and organizations providing best practices and models for the field to apply.

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Brooke Buys Named 2024 MSW Student Government Teacher of the Year

Michigan Social Work

Lecturer Brooke Buys was named the 2024 Student Union Teacher of the Year. This award is given by the School of Social Work student government and recognizes faculty who have demonstrated commitment to improving DEI, made an outstanding and positive contribution to the School’s climate, and whose skills, dedication, understanding and caring have made a positive impact on students.

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IFSW-AP Newsletter Issue 2 is Now Available!

International Federation of Social Workers

We are excited to announce that the second issue of the IFSW-AP Newsletter is now live!

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Member Spotlight: Gordon C. Nagayama Hall, PhD

Society of Clinical Psychology

Today’s spotlight is centered on the legacy of Dr. Gordon C. Nagayama Hall , former Professor of Psychology at Kent State University and Pennsylvania State University , and psychologist at Western State Hospital in Washington state. Dr. Hall recently retired from the University of Oregon , leaving behind his esteemed position as a Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of Research in the Center on Diversity and Community.

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Trends in Early Palliative Care for Patients with Advanced Cancers in the US (2010-2019)

CAPC

Research presented at the ASCO Annual Meeting shows that early palliative care use for advanced cancer remains low despite recent significant increases.

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Laura Yakas Receives 2024 Distinguished Lecturer Award

Michigan Social Work

Lecturer Laura Yakas has received the 2024 Distinguished Lecturer Award. This highly esteemed peer award recognizes excellence in teaching and mentoring students and the very highest ideal of a School of Social Work lecturer.

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Faculty: Request Your NASW Press Exam Copy Today

Social Work Blog

Follow This Link to Learn About Faculty Exam Copies Other Sample Titles Below. The 12th edition of Social Work Speaks is a comprehensive and unabridged collection of policies adopted and revised by the NASW Delegate Assembly in 2020. The Delegate Assembly, NASW’s key policymaking body, meets every three years. The policy statements set the parameters for NASW’s positions and actions on a broad range of public policy and professional issues.

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A politics of hope

Reimagining Social Work

A guest post by Bex Silver. We are entering a dark period in the short history of our nation. There have been dark times before, and we have got through them. We will get through this too.

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Stepped Palliative Care for People Living with Advanced Lung Cancer

CAPC

A randomized clinical trial published in JAMA investigates the effectiveness of a stepped palliative care model for people living with advanced lung cancer

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Linda Chatters Receives 2024 Distinguished Faculty Award

Michigan Social Work

Professor Linda Chatters has received the 2023 Distinguished Faculty Award. This highly esteemed peer award recognizes governing faculty members who demonstrate excellence in domains including longevity of service to the School; national recognition in scholarship and service; excellence in teaching and mentoring; outstanding service to the School and the University; and contribution to the professional community.

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