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7 Nurse Recruitment and Retention Strategies

Relias

Nurses have one of the most in-demand roles in healthcare, and with a 6% projected job growth rate through 2031, the demand for nurses to fill both vacancies and new roles is only increasing. Given the current and future need for nurses, healthcare organizations must focus on recruiting new nurses, but perhaps more importantly — keeping their nursing staff engaged in clinical practice.

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Why Staff Are Struggling with Your Programs

Nicole Clark Consulting

For a long time, I prioritized program participants, because I thought, without participants there would be no program. Now, drawing on the voices of staff (as well as my personal experiences being on staff) I see the need for more balanced considerations in what participants experience in the program and what staff experience when implementing [.] The post Why Staff Are Struggling with Your Programs appeared first on Nicole Clark Consulting.

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Helping Your Child Between Separated Parents Starts with the Parents

Gary Direnfeld

I have mentioned many times to be cautious about seeking counseling for a child whose parents are separated and where one puts the child in the middle and says inappropriate things about the other parent. Placing that child in counseling may make matters worse. In that scenario, the child may be subject to more inappropriate coaching to prepare for each session.

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Senior practitioner loses bid to keep court judgment that he abused ex-partner from Social Work England

Community Care

A senior adults’ practitioner has lost his bid to stop Social Work England obtaining a family court judgment that found he abused his ex-partner. The High Court ruled last week that it was right for the regulator to see the family court judgment because the need for public safety outweighed the social worker’s right to respect for his privacy.

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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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Music and My Mental Health – Part Two

My Brains Not Broken

Earlier this week, I wrote about the connection between music and my mental health. I’ve wanted to write a post like this for a long time, but it was challenging. It’s hard to put into words the impact music has had throughout my mental health journey. In Tuesday’s post, I did a lot of research to show the benefits of music, and how it can help improve people’s mental health.

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Low Carb Noodles with Only 0.8% Carbs? This Singaporean food waste startup is making Healthy and Sustainable Food Accessible to Everyone

Save the Social Worker

As the world faces growing concerns about food security and sustainability, an unexpected hero has emerged – noodles. But these are no ordinary noodles. W0W noodles , made from upcycled spent barley grain, offer a unique solution to increasing resilience to the global diabetes epidemic and food production challenges. W0W noodles may hold the key to unlocking nature’s restorative ability to deliver a healthier future.

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Councils referring more children from residential to foster care, report agencies

Community Care

Councils are referring more children from residential to foster care, independent fostering agencies (IFAs) have reported. The trend reflects both the progress made by children in residential placements, as well as cost concerns on councils’ part, agencies told their umbrella body, the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers (NAFP). But they warned that such moves needed to go at the pace of the child, to help manage their anxieties, and also stressed the need to allay foster carers&

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The Narcissist and Legal Evidence

Gary Direnfeld

When dealing with a narcissist ex, you will likely amass a lot of nasty texts and emails. Through them you may be called many things. You may receive many demands. You may be told how the legal system works. You may be threatened and intimidated. The challenge in the face of all that is learning how and when to respond and not be sucked into rabbit holes.

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Now More Than Ever, Social Workers Need to Continue Breaking Barriers

The New Social Worker

As we celebrate the myriad contributions of social workers worldwide, we should remember that now, more than ever, we need to be proactive about breaking barriers. We must continue to advocate for for justice on all levels.

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IFSW presents civil society submission to the 52nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

International Federation of Social Workers

How people’s rights are affected by international economic sanctions and what we can do about it….

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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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Unions threaten strike action over councils’ £1,925 pay offer

Community Care

Unions are threatening strike action over the £1,925 pay offer made by council leaders to social workers and other local authority staff for 2023-24. UNISON, which represents an estimated 40,000 social workers across the UK, said it was balloting its members to gauge whether they would consider striking for an improved deal. And fellow union Unite, which is also recommending its members reject the offer, said that councils needed to improve it to avert industrial action.

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About Your Intuition: It may be a trauma survival skill

Gary Direnfeld

That spidy sense, your intuitiveness, you may think it’s innate, that you were born with it. Maybe. Maybe not. There are those born into complex situations with danger lurking and harms happening. That danger may be conflict between the parents, alcohol or drug abuse, serious mental illness, the impact of poverty, the early loss of a family member.

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Self-Care for Social Workers: Seven Steps to Avoid Burnout

KVC

A key component to being a social worker is serving others during times of crisis. While social workers are often focused on taking care of other people’s needs, it’s critical that self-care is also a priority for social workers! Children, families and communities have access to life-changing opportunities and improved positive outcomes because of the tremendous impact social workers and caring professionals provide.

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NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending March 7, 2023

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

● “When my kids were growing up, they weren’t afraid of the bogeyman. They were afraid of social services,” a parent with disabilities (one of the groups most vulnerable to family policing), told The Colorado Sun. “People don’t think about how traumatic these investigations are for kids.” The comment is part of an in-depth examination of mandatory child abuse reporting laws in Colorado – which are pretty much like the laws everywhere else.

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Children’s social care bodies unite against asylum bill that ‘profoundly undermines Children Act’

Community Care

Social work and children’s organisations have united against government proposals that would increase the detention and deportation of children and seemingly leave many unaccompanied young people outside the scope of the children’s social care system. The Illegal Migration Bill , introduced by home secretary Suella Braverman this week, has been met with stinging criticism from across the sector, with charities warning that it “runs roughshod over children’s rights”

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Maybe Those Grandparents Shouldn’t See the Grandkids

Gary Direnfeld

Those parents who you identify as critical, demanding, dismissive, while you set a boundary for yourself, what about your children? Many parents in these situations continue to facilitate access of their kids, the grandkids to the grandparents. But should they? So much depends on the boundaries of those grandparents. If they are badmouthing the parents to the grandkids, if they undermine the parents’ expectations, if they so much as demean the parents subtly or openly, then the parents sho

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International Women's Day: a message from the Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care

Social Care

"This year’s theme, #EmbraceEquity, is so important and relevant to the work I and others are doing to upskill and enhance care colleagues throughout England." [Image created by freepik.com ] Why this day matters to social care There are many hundreds of awareness raising days throughout the year, but International Women’s Day is certainly one of the most important to me, not least because around 80 percent of people working in the social care profession are women.

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The Social Work Relationship: A Transformational Gift

The New Social Worker

Our most important change agent as social workers is and will always be the use of OurSelf in client relationships. This contribution must be proudly cherished and celebrated, and never, ever overlooked, replaced, or lost.

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Rationing, not strengths-based practice, likely to explain fall in numbers receiving care, finds study

Community Care

Rationing by councils, rather than effective strengths-based practice, is the most likely explanation for falling numbers of people receiving adult social care amid record demand. That was the message from the King’s Fund’s annual social care 360 , its analysis of the latest data on the state of adult social care in England , published last week.

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International Women's Day: a message from Lyn Romeo

Social Work With Adults

"Supporting the empowerment of women who are social care workers and those with care and support needs, goes hand in hand." [Image created by freepik.com ] #EmbraceEquity Today, across the world, people are celebrating International Women’s Day. This year, there is an emphasis on inclusivity, diversity and parity of esteem. In social care and social work, helping to contribute to women's equity has never been more important – over 80 percent of the paid workforce is female and many who undertake

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Social care's digital future: the journey has begun

Social Care

"For many care providers, the first step to digital transformation is the move from paper-based care planning to using digital care records." [Image created by freepik.com ] Demystifying digital Moving from paper-based systems to digital systems can be daunting. With so much information out there it’s hard to know where to start and, if you describe yourself as a technophobe, it might all feel pretty overwhelming.

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Self-Care A-Z: “Break Barriers” by Strengthening Connections—Self-Care And.

The New Social Worker

Self-care is necessary to foster a world in which barriers are not merely broken nor are practitioners battered and burnt out by battling these barriers. With self-care as an essential systemic thread, connectedness and our mission are strengthened.

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Older people in England dying without the care they need, says Age UK

The Guardian

Charity urges Jeremy Hunt to spend more on social care, as it warns of ‘tragedies behind closed doors’ Thousands of older people have died without getting the care they needed, a charity has said. Age UK said it was “deeply concerned” about the plight of elderly people whose needs are not being met and urged the chancellor to direct more resources towards social care.

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IASSW’s ADVANCING SOCIAL WORK SERIES with SpringerBriefs

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

IASSW’s ADVANCING SOCIAL WORK SERIES with SpringerBriefs IASSW’s “ADVANCING SOCIAL WORK SERIES” with SpringerBriefs CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS IASSW is pleased to announce that we will collaborate with Springerbriefs in publishing two book series: They feature leading national and international scholars reflecting on key social work practice, issues and debates, topics and innovative developments in social work education across the globe, gathering their work and ideas into these important book se

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News Items – March 9, 2023

Social Workers Speak

States put social workers to task in comp Business Insurance Several states are taking steps to address shortages of qualified mental health professionals in workers compensation by making it simpler for licensed clinical social workers to help injured workers. California enacted a law in 2022 clearing the red tape for licensed clinical social workers to treat in the workers compensation system, and New York, after passing a law in 2020 that cleared some hurdles, is considering legislation that

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Ethics Alive! Breaking Barriers Through Supererogation

The New Social Worker

Happy Social Work Month. Thanks to all the wonderful social workers who do their duty with care and kindness, and to those who go above their duty with joy and moral courage.

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‘We wouldn’t have sent Dad there’: CQC accused of failing to keep care homes safe

The Guardian

Bernard Chatting’s family relied on ‘good’ rating from CQC for Dorset care home and allege regulator’s delay in exposing risks led to his death England’s care regulator has been accused of failing to keep private nursing home residents safe after a family alleged a delay in exposing serious risks led to a loved one’s painful premature death. Relatives of Bernard Chatting, 89, said they relied on a “good” rating from the Care Quality Commission when they moved him into a £1,200-a-week home in Dor

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Strategies and Benefits for Faster Nonprofit Digitization

Famcare

In the United States, there are over 1.5 million non-profit organizations. And, in recent years, the vast majority of them have realized the importance of digitization. Today, more than 90% of social services use the cloud, and more than 56% have considered using multiple cloud-based solutions to improve case management. This blog is for you if your social service organization hasn't started the digitization process or has had trouble with a slow acceptance.

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it is well with my soul

Clinical Philosophy

What kind of relationship do you enjoy, right now, with your own emotionally charged experience? I mean: all this hurt, tiredness, joy, agitation, sorrow, worry, delight, anticipation, dread: do you accept and honour it as a moment in the rolling seascape of your soul, or do you instead feel badly for having it? Do you rebel against it and against yourself?

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7 Nurse Recruitment and Retention Strategies

Relias

Nurses have one of the most in-demand roles in healthcare, and with a 6% projected job growth rate through 2031, the demand for nurses to fill both vacancies and new roles is only increasing. Given the current and future need for nurses, healthcare organizations must focus on recruiting new nurses, but perhaps more importantly — keeping their nursing staff engaged in clinical practice.

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Mother of disgraced operator tries to reopen children’s home closed by Ofsted

The Guardian

Alison McGuinness has applied for regulator’s approval of Bolton facility using new company with different name The mother of a disgraced children’s home operator is attempting to reopen a home shut down by inspectors last year for “serious and widespread failures”, using a new company with a different name. Ofsted is deciding whether to allow the home in Bolton to reopen after the local council, which cannot legally block the move, raised concerns with the inspectorate.

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The Cures Rule

Famcare

Known as the “Cures Rule,” this national policy requires healthcare providers to give patients access to all of the health information in their electronic medical records “without delay” and without charge. It mandates that patients have rapid, free, and full access upon request to test results, medication lists, referral information, and clinical notes, all in electronic formats.

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Paula Allen-Meares Speaks with WNIJ About Using Poetry to Increase Health Awareness

Michigan Social Work

Dean Emerita Paula Allen-Meares spoke with public radio station WNIJ about an initiative in Rockford, Illinois using poetry to increase health awareness. The six-part video program was created in partnership with the University of Illinois in Chicago, of which Allen-Meares is chancellor emerita. Allen-Meares has a long history of using the arts as an avenue to advance social work.

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Police Contact and Anxiety among Black Young Adults in St. Louis

Social Work Blog

Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent disorders for Black young adults (ages 18 to 29) in the United States. Additionally, some Black young adults who have had encounters, directly or indirectly, with police may experience “police contact anxiety” (PCA) symptoms either during or in anticipation of future encounters with police. However, there have been few studies of this phenomenon.

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Tell us your experiences of care for people residing in care homes

The Guardian

We’d like to hear from family members about the quality of care for people residing in care homes We’d like to find out more about the quality of care for people residing in care homes. Do you have a family member who is in a home that has been rated inadequate or requires improvement by the Care Quality Commission? Continue reading.

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