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6 Challenges of the Human Services Worker

Relias

It’s hard being a human services worker. The role today comes with many of the same challenges our predecessors faced, with a few newer additions. Let’s take a few minutes to understand these challenges and how human services professionals can work to overcome them.

A social worker who left wonders if you should be a social worker

Save the Social Worker

Two years of doing social work. Two years after working full-time as a social worker, it ended. It wasn’t an active decision on my part. It just happened. My contract expired after two years. It was as simple as that. There was no ‘Big Bang!’ Celebrating the end of my time as a social worker.

Forensic Social Work.A Little Deeper Dive

Famcare

We are quite surprised but pleased by our readers' enthusiastic response to our recent blog on forensic social work.

Delivering the promise of integrated health and care

Social Work With Adults

"The challenge of integrating health and social care cannot be fixed simply by addressing one part of the jigsaw." Image created by freepik.com ]. Digital determination.

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Tips for the new Social Work Adjunct Instructor

Teaching & Learning in Social Work

In my role as the Director of our undergraduate social work program this summer, I have been onboarding several new adjunct instructors to our Department.

Roundtable: Asian Perspective for Social Work Education

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Roundtable: Asian Perspective for Social Work Education. . Date: 9 September 2022 (Friday). Time : 3:00-6:00 pm (HKT, GMT+8). Organizer: China and Global Development Network, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Location: Online via Zoom.

Cost of living crisis ‘severely’ hitting people accessing children’s and adults’ services, social workers warn

Community Care

The cost of living crisis is ‘severely’ affecting people accessing children’s and adults’ services, fuelling a host of issues including poverty, debt, mental ill-health and domestic conflict, social workers have warned.

California Invests in the Future of Young People

Beyond Advocacy

As economic inequality grows unabated in the United States, policymakers are reaching for solutions to ensure the future of children born into low-income households. This is a quest that Brown School professor Michael Sherraden has been at for decades with notable success in the US and abroad.

On Ukranie National Day: Honouring The Women Behind the Frontlines

International Federation of Social Workers

Note from the IFSW news editor: The following article and call for support has been written by Ana Radulescu, the IFSW European President and global Vice President. Ana has been the key facilitator of the Social Work Response in Ukraine since the Russian invasion.

The Book is Coming This Fall!

Karen Zgoda

Read all about it! Here is the press release from my amazing employer, Villa Maria College : Book Cover. Karen Zgoda, LMSW, Director of the Care Center, has authored a new book.

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Welsh Government consulting on eliminating profit-making provision for children in care

Community Care

The Welsh Government has opened a consultation on plans to eliminate profit-making residential and fostering provision for children in care.

The IASSW Task Force on the Global Standards (2020)

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

The IASSW Task Force on the Global Standards (2020). The International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), in collaboration with the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), has launched its latest iteration of the Global Standards for Social Work Education and Training.

How the Right Social Services Software Can Improve the Adoption Process

Famcare

With over 400,000 children in foster care and over 100,000 adoptable children in the United States, we are passionate about improving the adoption process with the right social services software.

How Can I Tell If I’m Stressed

Prosper Health Collective

We all experience stress as part of our lives. According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, the top major life events that cause stress that contribute to illness include: The loss of a loved one. Going through divorce or separation. Having a wedding and getting married. Moving to a new home.

Beyond the pandemic: Exploring social work ethics and values as a contribution to a new eco-social world

International Federation of Social Workers

IFSW is delighted to publish the findings of the international research project, ‘Beyond the Pandemic: Exploring Social Work Ethics and Values as a Contribution to a New Eco-social World’.

‘Highly effective’ information sharing drives improvements to ‘inadequate’ council’s child protection services

Community Care

Ofsted has praised “highly effective” information sharing as it noted continuing progress at Hull council’s children’s services, which were graded ‘inadequate’ in 2019.

NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending August 23, 2022

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

? We begin with a photo: Check out the ads on New York City buses, from JMac For Families: ?

Ep 10: Success at Work, Even After a Mental Health Breakdown — With Mike Veny

Nnatasha Tracy

Successful corporate mental health speaker Mike Veny is this week's guest on Snap Out of It! The Mental Illness in the Workplace Podcast with Natasha Tracy.

We started Mapping the Support Services in Ukraine

International Federation of Social Workers

As our Community Social Work Centre team has formed, it has become clear that since the start of the invasion there is a very limited understanding of the current state of social and community support services within the district of Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine.

Sleep problems: When a good night’s sleep is just a dream

Blurt It Out

Many of us find sleep tricky. Whether we’re too busy to go to bed on time, frequently lie awake until the early hours, or have a toddler who apparently thinks 3am is morning, sleep problems can be a real struggle. In fact, in 2020, the Mental Health Foundation found that 48% of adults and 66%.

The American Bar Association(!) just came damn close to calling for repeal of America’s three worst “child welfare” laws

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

They even acknowledged their own role in “contributing to racism in the legal field” in general and “within the child welfare legal field in particular…” Offhand, I can’t think of an organization that says “establishment” more than the American Bar Association.

‘Inadequate’ council making headway with front door and early help services, Ofsted finds

Community Care

Ofsted has praised improvements to an ‘inadequate’ local authority’s front door and early help services, in the face of ongoing workforce instability and rising pressure on social workers due to high caseloads.

IFSW Europe New Social Workers International Exchange Webinar, 31st August 2022 at 5pm CEST

International Federation of Social Workers

Time and date: Wednesday 31st August 2022 at 5pm CEST Speaker: Marta Cherubin – Italy Please join us for a meeting of New Social Workers from IFSW Europe. It is one of a series of webinars presented by New Social Workers from different European Countries.

“Good Trouble” at School: A Call to Action for School Social Workers

University of Connecticut

Tanya Bulls, DSW, LCSW. Christine L. Limone, PhD, LCSW. Thurs, September 8, 2022. 2 pm – 4 pm. 2 CECs. $40 40 – UConn SSW Alumni and Current Field Instructors. $50 50 – All Others. Webinar link will be emailed when your registration is complete. School social workers don’t always receive discipline-specific clinical supervision in their school setting. The lack of supervision is inconsistent with known best practices of the social work profession.

The violence of family policing, in analog and digital form

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Khadijah Abdurahman speaking at a virtual panel on predictive analytics in “child welfare” in New York City. Organizers had to be pressured to include her. t In this powerful story from Logic Magazine , J.

Liz Truss plan to divert NHS funds to social care is ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’

The Guardian

Health expert says NHS needs money too and diverting promised £13bn is not a sustainable solution Politics live: latest updates Liz Truss would be “robbing Peter to pay Paul” if she diverted £13bn of funding for the NHS to deal with a Covid backlog in social care, experts have said.

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What Sets Our Case Management Platform Apart?

Famcare

FAMCare, an innovative and creative, human services-focused. case management platform that is web-based, is different from others in the industry.

Weeding out a few bad apples? What do we believe registration of residential childcare workers is for?

Health & Social Care Workforce

Dr Martin Elliott of the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE) at Cardiff University introduces a new project funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research.

Roundtable: Asian Perspective for Social Work Education

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Roundtable: Asian Perspective for Social Work Education. . Date: 9 September 2022 (Friday). Time : 3:00-6:00 pm (HKT, GMT+8). Organizer: China and Global Development Network, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Location: Online via Zoom.

Half of care workers in England earn less than entry level supermarket roles

The Guardian

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Best Practices for Domestic Abuse Service Delivery

Famcare

A distinct set of challenges must be addressed by nonprofit case management firms that specialize in helping victims of domestic abuse. In addition to particular reporting obligations, upholding a high standard of conduct for yourself is part of helping your clients to the fullest of your services.

Try This: Assess Staff & Board Buy-In

Nicole Clark Consulting

Try this and let me know how it goes for you. This post is a follow up to What’s in it for Me? Evaluating Stakeholder Engagement, where I shared, “If [the question] “What’s in it for me?” sounds self-serving, it’s because it is.