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Finding Inspiration in Social Work: Motivational and Funny Self-Love Quotes

Social Work Haven

Motivational and funny self-love quotes play a significant role in our lives, providing a source of inspiration , encouragement, and a reminder to prioritise our own well-being. In the world of social work, where selflessness and compassion go hand in hand, finding inspiration and maintaining a positive mindset is essential. As social workers, we dedicate our lives to helping others and making a difference in our communities.

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What About Social Justice? Confronting Workplace Maltreatment

The New Social Worker

Social workers are in key leadership positions to create policies and practices to confront workplace maltreatment, respond to the needs of survivors, and promote a healthy work environment.

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Welcome New Social Workers!

Beyond Advocacy

Congratulations to the thousands of social workers graduating from Master of Social Work programs nationwide. Statistics are being compiled for 2022; however, according to the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) , more than 25,000 social work students graduated from accredited Master of Social Work programs in 2021. If you are among the 2023 graduates, welcome to the noble social work profession.

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‘It’s a tax on disability’: rising UK social care costs force many into debt

The Guardian

As outgoings exceed income, people can’t afford to pay for the support they need along with normal expenses Disabled people are paying “a tax on disability” by being forced to fund soaring care charges out of their benefits as the cost of living pushes care users into financial crisis. Charities and disabled people’s organisations (DPOs), including Mencap, Scope, the MS Society, Inclusion London, Dimensions, and WinVisible, told the Observer that disabled care users are being pushed into severe

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Empower Your Nonprofit With Effective Payroll & HCM Services

Managing a nonprofit involves many challenges, but payroll and HR shouldn’t be among them. Our guide, "A Buyer’s Guide to Payroll & HCM Services," helps nonprofits choose the best provider. Efficient payroll services ensure timely, accurate payments, vital for maintaining staff and volunteer morale. Compliance support helps navigate complex labor laws and avoid costly fines.

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Union calls on social workers to strike over council pay offer

Community Care

UNISON is calling on social workers and other council staff in England and Wales to back strikes after opening its industrial action ballot on this year’s council pay offer. A yes vote could lead to walkouts by the union – which represents an estimated 40,000 social workers across the UK – this summer. Fellow union Unite will start balloting members on industrial action shortly, while the third local government union, GMB, is also planning to do so.

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Closing Out Mental Health Awareness Month 2023

My Brains Not Broken

As we reach the end of Mental Health Awareness Month , I’d like to reflect a little bit. I often reflect on the state of mental health; I try to figure out how we, as a society, view mental health and wellness. In the year since the last Mental Health Awareness Month, have we improved things? What does it mean to spread awareness, and are we doing a good enough job?

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Prof Dr Azlinda Azman appointed new Higher Education DG

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Prof Dr Azlinda Azman appointed new Higher Education DG Prof Dr Azlinda Azman , IASSW Treasurer has been appointed as the new Higher Education director-general effective Wednesday (May 31) until May 30, 2025, the Higher Education Ministry, Malaysia announced. Azlinda, who was previously Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) deputy vice-chancellor (Student Development Affairs and Alumni) replaces Prof Datuk Dr Husaini Omar who went on mandatory retirement on March 10.

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‘Short-notice’ children’s home closures show need for greater powers over market – sector heads

Community Care

The “short-notice” closure of 28 children’s homes by one of the country’s biggest care providers shows the need for greater powers for councils and Ofsted over the market to manage the impact on young people. That was the message from sector leaders after Outcomes First Group (OFG) closed almost half of its portfolio of 60 homes, reportedly giving commissioners a month in which to find new placements for the children affected.

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Going With the Ebbs and Flows

My Brains Not Broken

Well friends, we made it to summer! Year in and year out, May remains one of the busiest months of the year. This year was no exception; it felt like every day brought something new. Another task to complete, another new task popping up to add to the list. When May ends, I try to take a deep breath and resettle myself. When we can take a moment for ourselves before jumping into something new, it can make a world of difference.

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Let’s Take Pride Back to its Basics

Social Work Blog

By Cassie Brown, MSW, LCSW PRIDE (noun): 1) a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired 2) consciousness of one’s own dignity. June is Pride Month. Throughout the country, there will be rainbow-bedecked parades, parties, and marches.

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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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The Gottman Approach to Couples Counselling

Prosper Health Collective

When the presenting issue is a relationship problem, individual therapy is likely to have limited benefit as only half of the relationship is being presented; as an individual in a relationship, you can only do so much to effect change in the relationship. A lack of mutual understanding and effective communication is often the source of problems in a relationship.

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AMHP leads sound alarm over Met Police withdrawal from mental health-related incidents

Community Care

Approved mental health professional (AMHP) leads have sounded the alarm over the Metropolitan Police’s decision to withdraw from attending mental health-related incidents in London by the end of August. The AMHP Leads Network joined organisations including the Royal College of Psychiatrists and mental health charity Mind in warning that the policy risks leaving people in crisis without the support they need.

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No, 1,000 Texas children won’t die if the state replaces anonymous reporting with confidential reporting

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

A bill to replace anonymous reporting with confidential reporting has passed the Texas Legislature. I have written often about how the entire debate over what to do about child welfare has been poisoned by “health terrorism,” the misrepresentation of the true nature and scope of a problem in the name of “raising awareness.” I did not make up the term.

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Book Review: The Way Up - Climbing the Corporate Mountain as a Professional of Color

The New Social Worker

Errol Pierre argues that achieving success in the corporate world is more akin to scaling a mountain than climbing up steps on a ladder, especially for professionals of color. Read our review.

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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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Parent Involvement in Therapy

Prosper Health Collective

Why is it important to involve parents and caregivers in child psychology appointments ? Parents play a central role in child therapy and parent participation in therapy can be important for therapeutic outcomes. Given that children are embedded within the family system, an important part of work with children is also working with parents. The level of parental involvement would be dependent of the age and stage of the child’s development and can be flexible to meet the individual needs and goal

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CQC case reveals ‘degrading’ conditions in England care home as Covid hit

The Guardian

Residents at Kettering home left lying in faeces, dehydrated and with infected wounds as ministers rushed to free up NHS capacity The depth of suffering in care homes in England as Covid hit has been laid bare in a court case exposing “degrading” treatment with residents being “catastrophically let down”. Care levels at the Temple Court care home in Kettering collapsed so badly in April 2020, when ministers rushed to free up NHS capacity by discharging thousands of people, that residents were le

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5 June – International Webinar: Uncovering the History of Social Work

International Federation of Social Workers

INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR: UNCOVERING THE HISTORY OF SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE – CHALLENGES AND SOURCES Monday 5th June 2023 19.30 (UK) 14.

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Nursing Shortage Solutions Are Happening — Because They Must

Relias

The 2022 National Nursing Workforce Study , released by the National Council on State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) in April 2023, showed the impacts of COVID-19 on nursing in the U.S. — and the results are not surprising. The nursing workforce is still grappling with shortages that are causing serious challenges for healthcare organizations and the nurses who remain.

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Signs Your Relationship Needs Help

Prosper Health Collective

Relationships are a complex dance between two people and t here is no roadmap for relationships. Difficulties in any relationship are normal. We can be aware of green flags and red flags but there is no clear road sign that says “Hazard” or “Stop”. We must learn how to navigate relationships and how to set them up for success. However, i t is important to recognise the signs when your relationship is struggling and may need some extra help.

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Man faced homophobic abuse in London care home, partner says

The Guardian

Ted Brown warns about gay people being ‘pushed back into the closet’ after Noel Glynn was beaten by staff A man experienced homophobic abuse in a care home that left him with bruising on his body and an apparent cigarette burn on his hand, his partner has said, as he said people were being pushed “back into the closet” when at their most vulnerable.

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Members in the Media – June 1, 2023

Social Workers Speak

NASW-MS is involved in this effort: NLIHC Releases Case Studies Highlighting Successes of Five ERASE Cohort Members National Low Income Housing Coalition NLIHC released today a set of case studies highlighting the successes of five members of the 2021-2022 End Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions (ERASE) cohort: Connecticut Fair Housing Coalition, Idaho Asset Building Network, Prosperity Indiana, Keep Detroiters in the Their Homes Coalition, and Hope Policy Institute & Mississippi NAACP.

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Jodi Caviani and Hannah McPherson Received 2023 Colleen Karim Staff Excellence Award

Michigan Social Work

Assistant Director of Research & Financial Operations Jodi Caviani and Hannah McPherson, administrative assistant to the Associate Dean of Educational Programs, have both received the 2023 Colleen Karim Staff Excellence Award. This new 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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NASW Press Reads for Hope, Affirmation, and Pride

Social Work Blog

Prejudice to Pride: Moving from Homophobia to Acceptance describes a journey, moving from ignorance and falsehoods about gay men and lesbians toward understanding and acceptance of the gay community. The book contains the knowledge and experiences of lesbian and gay people meant to educate people about who gay people are, in the hope that people will understand and support the gay community.

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My father had dementia, and I was his caregiver. Here’s what I wish I had known | Cynthia Dearborn

The Guardian

When Cynthia Dearborn became her 75-year-old father’s caregiver, she knew little about what lay ahead. Two decades on, she shares the insights that helped her help him Get our weekend culture and lifestyle email In 2007, I was suddenly plunged into the role of caregiver for my then 75-year-old father, who had vascular dementia. His short-term memory was severely impaired, as were his judgment and reasoning skills.

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SWSD2024 abstract submission date extended

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

SWSD2024 abstract submission date extended, do not be left out! Open call for professionals, students, academics from all social sciences. To learn more about this call, visit: [link] swsd2024.

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Justin Hodge Is 2023 Student Union Teacher of the Year

Michigan Social Work

Assistant Clinical Professor Justin Hodge was named the 2023 Student Union Teacher of the Year. This award is given by the School of Social Work students 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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Digital Fundraising Learning Curve

Famcare

Nonprofit fundraising has been migrating toward digital formats for 20 years. Some nonprofits have been quicker than others to adopt online fundraising, but all have been experiencing a steep learning curve. This has proved to be a daunting task for nonprofits as they find themselves scrambling to keep up with the rapid advances and permutations of digital technology.

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Outsourced care means more children being moved further away – study

The Guardian

Oxford University research reveals 17,000 out-of-area placements in England can be attributed to the corporate takeover of care The corporate takeover of children’s care has led to more children moving between short-term, unstable placements far away from their families, according to research. The Oxford University study – which drew on more than 600,000 care records – revealed 17,000 out-of-area placements in England can be attributed to the outsourcing of care to for-profit providers between 2

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You Asked, Case manager vs Social Worker – Surprising Difference?

Social Work Haven

You Asked, Case manager vs Social Worker – What is the Difference? – Social workers and case managers are both integral parts of the healthcare industry. Despite having similar educational backgrounds, their job responsibilities differ depending on the services they provide to their clients. Knowing the distinctions between these roles can aid in determining the ideal career path in human services.

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Yatesha Robinson Received 2023 Distinguished Lecturer Award

Michigan Social Work

Field Faculty and Lecturer Yatesha Robinson has received the 2023 Distinguished Lecturer Award. This highly esteemed peer award recognizes excellence in teaching and mentoring of students and the very highest ideal of a School of Social Work lecturer.

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Adoption Disruption vs. Adoption Dissolution

Therapist Development Center

Adoption Dissolution vs. Disruption Adoption dissolution refers to the the ending of an adoption after it has been legally finalized. If the end of the adoption takes place before the adoption is legally finalized, this is considered a disruption. For … Continued The post Adoption Disruption vs. Adoption Dissolution appeared first on Therapist Development Center Blog.

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Disability in England: how have you been affected by the rise in social care costs?

The Guardian

We want to hear from people experiencing social care debt and how their lifestyle has changed as a result In England, many people with a disability are finding themselves in severe financial difficulty due to rising social care costs fuelled by the cost of living. As disabled people are being forced to pay for their social care out of their benefits, some are finding themselves in arrears.

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Finding Hope and Healing: 71 Powerful Bible Verses about Depression and Anxiety in Social Work

Social Work Haven

Interestingly, I find myself embarking on a unique journey of faith and healing where I explore Bible verses about depression (KJV) within the realm of social work. In the realm of social work, where our hearts are dedicated to supporting and uplifting those in need, we often encounter individuals facing the heavy burdens of depression and anxiety. These mental health challenges can deeply impact the lives of individuals, families, and communities, and as social workers, it becomes essential for

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Trina Shanks Received 2023 Distinguished Faculty Award

Michigan Social Work

Professor Trina Shanks 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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