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Powerful Quotes about Lions’ Spirit: How Social Work Embodies the Lion’s Spirit

Social Work Haven

You asked; how do quotes about lions ‘ spirit relate to social work? In the heart of the jungle, where the wild and untamed thrive, there exists a creature that has captured the imagination of humans for generations—the Lion. The Lion, synonymous with leadership and authority, rules over its domain, emanating a resounding roar that echoes through the jungle.

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Conversations on Social Work Careers: Social Work and AI

The New Social Worker

In this episode of Conversations on Social Work Careers, Your Social Work Career Coach Jennifer Luna talks with our columnists Dr. Allan Barsky and Dr. Gina Griffin on the timely topic of artificial intelligence (AI) and social work.

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How To Stop Panic Attacks? 13 Effective Ways To Regain Control

Blurt It Out

In our constant pursuit of balance in the fast-paced world we live in today, anxiety and sleep deprivation often pose significant obstacles. Many individuals find themselves grappling with persistent negative thoughts, trapped in an unrelenting cycle of unease and sleeplessness. However, there is hope, as potential solutions may be closer than you think.

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Practitioners ‘will not get into trouble’ by sharing information to protect children, says data watchdog

Community Care

Practitioners “will not get into trouble” by sharing information to protect children at risk, the data protection watchdog has said. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued the message in releasing guidance today designed to allay frontline professionals’ fears that they will fall foul of data protection rules by sharing information in safeguarding cases.

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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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How to Get Excited for the Future

Social Work Haven

At Social Work Haven , our team firmly believes that investing hours, days, or even years worrying about the future isn’t enjoyable at all! Cultivating the right mindset can fill you with enthusiasm for what lies ahead. Tiny Buddha draws our attention to the fact that if we worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, we will ignore what really matters now.

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Resources to Know During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 2023

My Brains Not Broken

CW: This post discusses suicide and suicide awareness. Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is extremely important for many reasons, but one of the most important is that it’s a chance to have open discussions about suicide and suicide prevention. It’s also a good time to share resources for those who may need them, as well as people looking to share information with their loved ones and communities.

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£10m boost to adult social care funding to tackle NHS winter pressures

Community Care

The government has increased funding for adult social care to help tackle NHS pressures this winter by £10m. Councils will be able to bid from a pot of £40m – up from £30m – for cash to help prevent hospital admissions and speed up discharges from wards. The funding will be allocated to areas deemed to have the greatest urgent and emergency care challenges this winter.

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NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending September 12, 2023

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

● The family policing establishment loves to deny it when lawyers for parents say children are taken away because of poverty. So, what do lawyers for children say? Writing in Teen Vogue , one such lawyer, Chanel Smith, says this: I have seen children removed because of complaints of “dirty homes,” or because they were home alone while a parent went to work or had to run an errand, or because they missed one too many days of school.

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Characteristics and Examples of Transformational Leadership in Nursing

Relias

Today’s healthcare leaders continuously face the challenge of meeting high expectations and adapting to change. Transformational leadership, the preferred management style of Magnet®-designated hospitals, has been shown to transform teams to higher levels of practice. With staff retention currently as a top priority for many healthcare organizations, the connection between strong leadership and retaining employees is clear.

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How to Help Others Understand Mental Illness

Nnatasha Tracy

Helping others understand mental illness is no mean feat. When it comes to tackling this problem, no one would blame you if you just felt overwhelmed. Some people are very resistant to the realities of mental illness, and creating understanding seems almost impossible. That said, while not everyone will respond positively, I believe we can help others understand mental illness.

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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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Fostering Better Engagement with Your Child: The Key to Nurturing Communication Development

Prosper Health Collective

Parents share a desire for strong and meaningful connections with their children. These connections not only shape their emotional well-being but also play a crucial role in their overall development, especially in terms of communication skills. Positive engagement means the intentional and genuine interactions you have with your child. It’s about being present, attentive, and actively participating in their world.

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What Does Reproductive Justice Actually Look Like?

Nicole Clark Consulting

In Loretta Ross’ essay “What is Reproductive Justice?” in Reproductive Justice Briefing Book: A Primer on Reproductive Justice and Social Change, Loretta writes: “Reproductive Justice can be used as a theory for thinking about how to connect the dots in our lives. It is also a strategy for bringing together social justice movements. But also, [.] The post What Does Reproductive Justice Actually Look Like?

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Using Assessments for Hiring, Retention, and Employee Development

Relias

Employee assessments are crucial for organizations to find, hire, and retain talented staff. And the ability to keep talented people in your organization is the difference between providing decent services and providing great services. For your organization, and its staff, to achieve its full protentional, consider implementing assessments throughout the employee journey, from onboarding new recruits to helping veteran staff improve.

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What are the 10 Roles of Social Workers

Social Work Haven

You asked, what are the 10 roles of social workers ? While I can provide a list of 10 common roles of social workers, it’s important to note that our roles often go beyond these. Here are 10 roles of social workers, but this list is by no means exhaustive: Advocate : Social workers often act as advocates for their clients, working to ensure their rights and needs are met within various systems and institutions.

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The importance of Mental Health

Prosper Health Collective

Mental health is a state of your mental wellness , involving your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Much like how physical health is important to our daily functioning, your state of mental health can have a direct impact on how we think, feel, and act. For example, imagine waking up after a long night of argument with a loved one and little sleep.

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Turkish Association of Social Workers Stands in Solidarity with Morocco After Devastating Earthquake

International Federation of Social Workers

We, the Turkish Association of Social Workers, express our deepest condolences and solidarity to everyone affected by the devastating earthquake in Morocco.

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Campaigners back Kate Garraway over Derek Draper’s essential care needs

The Guardian

TV presenter says she is ‘battling the system’ to get support for her husband, who has been severely ill since getting Covid in 2020 Social care campaigners have backed TV presenter Kate Garraway after she revealed she was “battling the system” to secure essential care for her severely ill husband, Derek Draper. The Good Morning Britain presenter said at the weekend that she feared her husband could lose the support he needed, and that she was getting just four hours sleep a night.

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High Functioning Anxiety: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment 2023

Blurt It Out

In today’s fast-paced and demanding world, many individuals experience anxiety. However, a specific type of anxiety often goes unnoticed: high-functioning anxiety. This article aims to shed light on this silent struggle, providing a comprehensive understanding of what high-functioning anxiety is, its symptoms, its causes, and how it differs from other forms of anxiety.

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Suicide Prevention: Social Connection, Conversation and Helping Others

Psychological Health Care

National suicide and harm prevention campaign R U Ok Day will be marked on September 14 this year. The public health campaign encourages everyone to stay connected and have conversations that can help others through difficult times in their lives. It supports a key mental health message about the importance of social connection , conversation and helping others in your community.

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Highlighting the Vital Role of Social Workers in Morocco Earthquake Crisis

International Federation of Social Workers

Ana Radulescu, President of IFSW Europe, in Conversation with Ismail Lafdil, Social Worker and Founding Member of the Moroccan Association of Social Workers Ana Radulescu: Can you please share […]

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Ashley John-Baptiste returns to host the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2023

Social Work Awards

The Social Worker of the Year Awards has announced that broadcast journalist and TV presenter, Ashley John-Baptiste, will present the awards event on 3 November 2023. As a care leaver himself, Ashley is passionate about raising the aspirations of looked-after children and fully credits his social worker for helping him get to where he is today. Ashley’s work raising the profile of the experiences of children in care and understanding of the social work profession, make him a very popular host of

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How To Stop Negative Thoughts 2023 – Overcoming Negative Thinking

Blurt It Out

Negative thoughts can occur for a variety of reasons. They usually stem from past experiences, anxiety of the present, or fear of the future. These thoughts have the potential to cause an emotional reaction related to either depression and/or anxiety. The symptoms may be sadness, worry, nervousness, adrenaline, increased heart rate, etc. Although these symptoms are not directly harmful, they can certainly affect our daily lives and those around you.

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Request for submissions for a GenX Anthology Book

Karen Zgoda

My next book! Please read this post by my coauthor, share, and consider submitting today! Invite/Explanation About a month ago I made a post about dealing with the death of my mother and how she was a terrible mother in the stereotypical boomer fashion (neglect, indifference, adandonment) but a woman who was generous to a fault with others. It generated a lot of conversation and another redditor suggested compiling stories like mine into a book.

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Statement on the Social Work Response to the Earthquake in Morocco

International Federation of Social Workers

On the 8th of September 2023, Morocco bore witness to a catastrophic earthquake of unprecedented magnitude.

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Give yourself a pat on the back

Living Sober

Whether you are newly sober, or have been living without alcohol for some time, you deserve a big humungous pat on the back.

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How To Stop Skin Crawling Feeling? Methods That Work

Blurt It Out

If you often feel like an insect is on your skin when there’s none, you may suffer from tactile hallucination, also known as formication. Several things are responsible for formication, including menopause, neurological disease, mental health conditions, a recreational drug, and a medication side effect. Formication is accompanied by a prickling sensation and an intense urge to scratch your body.

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Carers and patients are being failed by funding rules | Letters

The Guardian

Lynne Collins responds to a report about Kate Garraway’s struggle to get essential care for her husband and shares her own experience You report ( 11 September ) on Kate Garraway “battling the system” to get her severely ill husband the care that he needs. Sadly, after decades of life-limiting illness, my husband died last year. I was his primary carer.

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The Vital Role of Social Workers in Morocco Earthquake Crisis

International Federation of Social Workers

An earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale was recorded in Morocco, according to the National Seismic Network.

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Matthew Bakko Successfully Defends Dissertation

Michigan Social Work

Matthew Bakko, Joint PhD in Social Work and Sociology, has successfully defended his dissertation, “Institutional Change in Municipal Public Safety and the Logics of Punishment and Care.” Sunggeun Park served on his committee and Katie Richards-Schuster co-chaired his committee. Bakko has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University.

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How To Calm Anxiety Quickly: 4 Effective Ways

Blurt It Out

Anxiety is a common and natural response to stress or uncertain situations, but when it becomes overwhelming and starts interfering with daily life, it can be challenging to manage. Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults [1] in the United States every year. There are various techniques and strategies that can help calm anxiety and promote a sense of relaxation and well-being.

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Teen Cutting

Beautiful Voyager

Photo by Matthew Waring Signs, Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment When confronted with intense emotions, some teens may turn to self-harm , such as cutting, as a means of coping. While some claim that cutting serves as a temporary distraction from difficult feelings, this confuses others who wonder how physical pain can ease emotional pain. Familiarize yourself with this self-harming behavior so you'll know what to do when your teenager engages in it.

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New member! ? Welcome, Maria!

Clinical Psychology of Social Interaction

Maria Badanova has recently joined us as a PhD student! Her research focuses on the altered states of consciousness (ASC) practices such as breathwork and mindfulness. She is particularly interested in identifying the therapeutic benefits as well as potential risks of ASC interventions, and in exploring the interplay of the challenging and the helpful.

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51 Children Services Interview Questions You Should Know Of

Social Work Haven

Preparing for a social work interview within children’s services can be nerve-wracking, especially if it is your first ever social work job interview. However, with the right set of practice interview questions, you are most likely to outshine other candidates. You can find questions that may be asked when interviewing for a role in Adult Services HERE.

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How To Stop Skin Crawling Feeling? Methods That Work

Blurt It Out

If you often feel like an insect is on your skin when there’s none, you may suffer from tactile hallucination, also known as formication. Several things are responsible for formication, including menopause, neurological disease, mental health conditions, a recreational drug, and a medication side effect. Formication is accompanied by a prickling sensation and an intense urge to scratch your body.

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Members in the News – September 12, 2023

Social Workers Speak

Ryan Estes is a member of NASW-NC: [Video] 988 lifeline signs installed around Wrightsville Beach to spread awareness of mental health resource WECT Ryan Estes, LCSW, LCAS, CCS , on 988: “It’s a moment to really tackle stigma and to take time to be more intentional with outreach to the community to draw awareness. It’s an opportunity to really have those that have not historically been involved in efforts to start to rally behind it.” Melissa Deasy is a member of NASW-CT:

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