Sat.Nov 12, 2022 - Fri.Nov 18, 2022

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How We Shape the Future: Reflexive Questions for the Social Work Profession

Social Work Futures

As I’m making my way through a book project (Anticipatory Social Work!!!) I’m doing a lot of working and thinking about and structuring activities to guide the profession into meaningful, direct and generative questions for individuals and collectives.

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Violence in Schools

Gary Direnfeld

I have had several messages and conversations this week about violence in schools. They were all unrelated. They all had the same themes. Those themes included disbelief at the intensity and frequency of violent events across all age of students.

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How Case Management Tools Can Help You Become a Better Caseworker

Famcare

In the US, there are more than 700,000 caseworkers , according to data from 2020. If you're a member of this sizable workforce, you are well aware of the difficulties faced by those who work in the nation's human services.

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‘Why child protection policies on bruising to babies need to change’

Community Care

By Andy Bilson. In a recent report, the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel (“the panel”) asked safeguarding partners to review their policies on bruising in non-mobile infants “to check for consistency with the evidence base and national guidelines.”.

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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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Dispatches from the Future – Academic Edition – November 12, 2022

Social Work Futures

Here’s a collection of links that I’ve been gathering up the last year – exploring the future of higher education.

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When Reporters of Sexual Harassment Are Silenced By Advocacy Institutions the Harm is Far Worst

Swhelper

Deona Hooper, MSW.

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Hunt announces two-year care cap delay to help councils deliver 200,000 extra care packages

Community Care

Councils will be able to deliver an extra 200,000 care packages over the next two years through what chancell0r Jeremy Hunt described as the “biggest increase in funding” adult social care sector had received in its history.

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Self Care Week 2022: exercise your power

Social Care

The power within all of us. Self Care Week , the annual national awareness campaign, encouraging support for self care across communities, families and generations, is back and lead, once again, by the Self Care Forum.

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The Importance of Feeling – From the Experts

My Brains Not Broken

I have said it many times on My Brain’s Not Broken – I am not a mental health professional. I have life experience and have discussed the topic with many professionals over the years, but this isn’t my line of work.

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International Journal of Social Work Ethics and Values Volume 19, Issue 3 now available!

International Federation of Social Workers

IFSW is pleased to announce that the Volume 19, Issue 3 (2022) of the International Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics has just been published. Pascal Rudin, who is a member of the Journal’s […]. IJSWVE

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LADO role faces review after disabled children abuse inquiry identifies ‘major failings’

Community Care

The government will review the local authority designated officer (LADO) role after an inquiry into the abuse of disabled children identified “major failings” in relation to the function.

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Tips to build the healthy adult within us

Prosper Health Collective

At the age of 18, we receive the legal right to make life-changing decisions. Government systems recognise this age as the point where most individuals reach enough of a level of physical and mental maturity to be responsible for the path they decide to take in all areas of life.

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The view from here

Health & Social Care Workforce

Karl Womack is a disability activist and poet who lives in a care home. 544 words) Karl about Karl My name is Karl Jonathan Womack. I was born in 1966. I was born with acute paralysis, epilepsy and a learning … Continue reading → Uncategorized Karl Womack

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A child welfare case leads to a stunning dissent from Michigan’s Chief Justice

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

More than just a dissent in an individual case, this opinion is a call to transform “child welfare” in Michigan – and everywhere else.

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AMHP and approved mental capacity professional training standards finalised

Community Care

Social Work England has finalised training standards for approved mental health professionals (AMHPs) and the new role of approved mental capacity professional (AMCP) following consultation.

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Managing Mixed Emotions

Prosper Health Collective

We often talk about feeling particular emotions, like feeling anxious, feeling sad, feeling angry or feeling happy. But what about the experience of having multiple emotions at once? Is this possible? Is this common? Yes we can, and frequently do, experience multiple emotions at once.

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The British people ‘just got a lot poorer’, says IFS thinktank

The Guardian

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Our annual reminder: End "child welfare"’s public celebration of family executions

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

On this Saturday - “National Adoption Day” - who will stop to remember that for some children and some young adults every mass adoption ceremony, every treacly feature story on the local news is an act of cruelty – ripping the scab off a wound that never fully heals?

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Agency social work to be banned in Northern Ireland trusts next year

Community Care

Northern Ireland’s health and social care (HSC) trusts will have to stop using agency social workers from next June, its Department of Health (DoH) has said.

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85 Mental Health Quotes #14

Bipolar Bandit

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IFSW is delighted to launch the 2023 World Social Work Day poster

International Federation of Social Workers

Along with other partners, IFSW is delighted to launch the 2023 World Social Work Day poster. The theme, ‘Respecting diversity through joint social action’, stems from the People’s Charter for […].

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The Six Domains of Health Care Quality — New Considerations

Relias

Healthcare organizations have been using a quality improvement framework consisting of six attributes — safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable — for decades.

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Almost all councils lack funding to meet adult care costs this winter, warn directors

Community Care

Almost all councils lack the funding or the workforce to meet adult social care costs this winter, their directors have warned.

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Up to one in three English hospital beds occupied by patients fit for discharge

The Guardian

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Creating a Voice: The unique needs of LGBTQ+ Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

inSocialWork

Kaytlyn Gillis, LCSW, BACS. In this episode, practitioner and author Kaytlyn “Kaytee” Gillis talks with us about how Intimate Partner Violence is uniquely challenging for LGBTQ+ survivors.

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NASW Member Voices: It is crucial Democratic Coalition that delivered Midterm Elections Successes Must Stay Intact for 2024

Social Work Blog

Photo of demonstrators at the 2018 Women’s March from Mirah Curzer of Unsplash. By Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA.

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NHS to get most of £500m winter adult social care funding

Community Care

The NHS will be given the majority of a £500m fund for adult social care, designed to speed up hospital discharge and bolster the care workforce.

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Jeremy Hunt says he has not ‘ducked difficult decisions’ as OBR says living standards growth wiped out – autumn statement live

The Guardian

Chancellor denies postponing financial pain as fiscal watchdog’s figures show eight years of income growth wiped out In the Commons Rishi Sunak is making a statement about the G20 summit. These statements are normally routine, and just summarise what was said or decided at the meeting.

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Adoption in Flux: How Can Social Workers Prepare?

The New Social Worker

COVID-19 caused a steep decline in all adoptions. However, prior to the pandemic, important demographic changes were already occurring across public and private adoptions. These changes have important implications for social workers

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Never Again

Living Sober

I remember just before I hit 90 days sober being asked if I’d ever drink again. I remember saying very clearly at that time, “No. I will never drink alcohol ever again.” Seems crazy looking back that I was so clear on that fact at such an early stage in my sobriety, but I was.

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Council’s lack of social workers and demand spike led to delays in children receiving help, finds Ofsted

Community Care

A lack of social work capacity, high staff turnover and a spike in demand led to delays in children receiving help and protection at Stockton-on-Tees council, Ofsted found in its latest visit to the authority.

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Four Tips for Increasing Fundraising for Your NGO

Famcare

There are an estimated ten million non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide. There are 1.5 million of them in the United States. America has one of the most promising welfare infrastructures due to its extensive network of social services.

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NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending November 17, 2022

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Before the news, a reminder about an important virtual meeting tomorrow (Nov. 18): The New York Advisory Committee to the U.S.