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Social Work To-Do List: What You Must Include

Social Work Haven

I learnt early in my social work career that social work can easily take over your life. Social work to do list helped me manage my time effectively after trying different approaches. Trending Content on Social Work Haven.

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5 Social work engagement skills to deepen rapport with clients

Save the Social Worker

I remember the first time I walked into a client’s room as a student social worker. It smelled dank, and there were bottles of alcohol in the corner. There were pieces of trash on the table, and clothes strewn across the sofa. The client quickly cleared the clothes so that I could take a seat.

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Debunking Myths About PTSD

Gateway Foundation

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a medical condition individuals can develop after traumatic experiences. People can develop PTSD from many experiences, including natural disasters, abuse or other life-altering events.

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4,000 social workers face removal as 96% renew registration

Community Care

Just over 4,000 social workers will no longer be able to in practise in England because they did not renew their registration this year, according to provisional figures.

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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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Getting Out of My Head

My Brains Not Broken

Some days I wish I could get out of my head. I don’t always know what I mean when I say that, but the sentiment is there. It feels like I live most of my life inside my head and every so often, I want to burst out.

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Improving outcomes through Shared Lives

Social Care

The Shared Lives care model is growing again and it's a great way to care - and live. Image created by freepik.com ]. Going for growth. The word ‘growth’ has attracted a bit of negative press in recent months.

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Older people unlawfully detained in mental health hospitals because of poor DoLS practice, warns CQC

Community Care

Older people are being unlawfully detained in mental health hospitals “in very many cases” because of poor practice around the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), the Care Quality Commission has warned.

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Ten Ways to Try and Get Out Of Your Head

My Brains Not Broken

Earlier this week, I wrote a post about getting stuck in my head. Some days, I really wish I could get out of my head. I have so much going on in my brain, it can be exhausting trying to engage with it on a daily basis.

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Nasty Ex? They may not be normal….

Gary Direnfeld

There are ways to work with a nasty ex that work better than others. It’s not that these other ways are perfect or turn everything around for the better. It’s that they can help neutralize some of the toxicity.

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Having hypermobile joints can increase the risk for depression and anxiety in adolescents

MQ Mental Health

A link has been found between joint hypermobility and the emergence of depression and anxiety in adolescence, according to a new study by Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the United Kingdom (BSMS) published in the BMJ Open.

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Government urged to fund return to social work scheme to bring back 200 practitioners

Community Care

Council heads have urged the government to fund another return to social work scheme to bring 200 practitioners back into practice and alleviate pressures on the workforce in England.

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Silly Season Survival Guide

Living Sober

The end of the year can be a tricky time of year for us sober people. There are many parties and social events to navigate, plus mounting family pressures, demands on our wallets, and booze, booze, booze everywhere. It's a truly wonderful/terrible time of the year.

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Planning for the Frightful Family Visit this Holiday Season

Gary Direnfeld

Being the holiday season, many will be seeing family they much rather not. The issues include conflict, violence, abuse of any kind, excessive drug and alcohol use. Do know, you can leave. If you chose to, do so quietly, without fanfare. Do not seek to make a point as that typically makes things worse. You don’t want to wear that. If there with your partner, have a safe word. Come up with a word or phrase that if uttered to one softly by the other, you both pick up and leave quietly.

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Is Santa real?

Stop Abuse Campaign

← Stop Abuse Campaign Issues Statement about Colorado Springs Club Q Shooting. Breaking the cycle of abuse – a holiday story.

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Council’s ‘relentless drive’ to improve children’s experiences helps it shed ‘inadequate’ tag

Community Care

Stoke-on-Trent has shed its ‘inadequate’ status, with Ofsted praising its “co-ordinated and relentless drive” to improve children’s experiences despite pandemic hardships.

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Vaccination: shared responsibility for Shared Lives carers

Social Care

As the campaign to encourage more frontline care and health workers to book their COVID-19 booster and flu vaccinations continues, we're delighted to share this message from Shared Lives carer, Mike Bishop.

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Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program Opens Call for Applications

CAPC

Those interested in applying to this fellowship program should do so by Monday, April 17, 2023. News Bites

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“[Like being] stopped and frisked for 60 days”: NYC family policing traumatizes kids, confuses poverty with neglect and is racially biased. Who says so? Some of their own caseworkers.

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

It’s all in a report commissioned by the Administration for Children’s Services itself. Among the recommendations: “Transparently share information and data around decision-making.” ACS’ response: Don’t release the report!

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‘Exceptional’ practice under ‘visionary’ leadership sees council rated outstanding across the board

Community Care

A council has become only the fifth to be rated outstanding in all categories by Ofsted, after inspectors found it was delivering “exceptional” practice that made children feel “loved”, under visionary leadership.

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Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Teaching Early Years and Professional Behaviours

The Critical Blog

I have written these books with colleagues to help guide early career teachers (ECTs) to thrive at what often can be a challenging time in their professional career. We have each been in education many years and have loved the work in Early Years, Primary School and working with new teachers. No matter in which key stage they may find themselves, being new to the profession will mean having the sole responsibility for a class.

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Sounds of Silence

Untipsy Teacher

Dear Readers, Hello again from Minnesota! We got 8.5 inches of snow, and it’s very cold here today, but absolutely beautiful. Nothing major has happened since I last wrote. I have started so many posts, but I’m just not excited enough about anything to finish the posts.

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Free Mental Health Webinars, December 2022

Social Work.Career

This post is part of the monthly series, Free Webinars for Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals, featuring over 40 free webcasts that we could find for you this month in the field of social work and mental health.

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Supervision orders face overhaul to improve effectiveness in supporting family reunification

Community Care

Supervision orders face an overhaul to improve their effectiveness in supporting family reunification, but experts have concluded they should not be abolished.

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New child welfare data from NYC confirm: The “unintended abolition” worked!

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Key child safety measures show significant improvement A Black Families Matter rally in New York City in 2020.

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DUTCH ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS IS CELEBRATING 75TH ANNIVERSARY

International Federation of Social Workers

Operating under different names, but since 1947 BPSW (The Netherlands) can be proud of a flourishing social workers association that already exists for 75 years, and still going strong. As […].

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New Treatment for Bipolar Disorder and Resources How to Learn About Them and Apply Them to your Life

Bipolar Bandit

The main reason for writing this is to raise awareness about a new group on Instagram called Keto Bipolar Research lead by Julie Fast, a world- renowned pioneer on the bipolar disorder front. She has written many books and if you have not heard of her, I highly suggest you look into reading them.

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Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board to close this month

Community Care

The Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board (ASGLB) will close this month, the Department for Education has confirmed.

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Third Season Episode 30: A conversation with Donna Wilson on family conflict at the end of life Third Season Episode 30:

Hospice Chaplaincy

In Today’s episode, Saul talks to Dr. Donna Wilson. Donna is a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta, with appointments in the Faculty of Medicine at University of Limerick. Donna has worked as a staff nurse, nursing supervisor, senior hospital administrator, media commentator, educator, researcher, and professor in Alberta, British […]. Articles Dr. Saul Ebema Hospice chaplaincy Saul Ebema The Hospice Chaplaincy Show

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New York Giants’ football player, Nick Gates, dons National CASA/GAL logo on gameday cleats

National Casa Gal

"I want to pay-it-forward and spotlight the huge need for CASA volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected kids." --Nick Gates. Read More.

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How to Keep a Pulse on Your Team and Retention with Stay Interviews

CAPC

A palliative care program administrator shares the ins and outs of stay interviews, including how and when to conduct them for team retention. Leadership Palliative Care Models

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Care review response delayed until 2023

Community Care

The government has delayed its response to the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care until next year.

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Child asylum seekers detained as adults after UK Home Office ‘alters birth dates’

The Guardian

Unaccompanied child refugees describe attacks in notorious Manston camp after officials ‘ignore or discount’ ID documents The Home Office is routinely changing the dates of birth of unaccompanied child asylum seekers to classify them as adults, according to experts who say the practice is now happening on a “horrifying scale”.

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IFSW Representative calls for Greater Climate Action at the UN

International Federation of Social Workers

IFSW UN Asia-Pacific Representative Dr Sebastian Cordoba addressed the UN ESCAP Committee on Environment and Development this week advocating for greater climate action from Member States. The statement drew attention […]. IFSW Environment