Sat.Nov 19, 2022 - Fri.Nov 25, 2022

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People are dying waiting for social care. Wealthy people's inheritance issues are not a priority | Polly Toynbee

The Guardian

A cap on the amount individuals pay ignores the much greater needs of those who get no care at all Not absolutely everything in last week’s budget was wrong. But one thing it got right was met with an avalanche of anger. The government abandoned a decade-long promise to preserve the assets of better-off people who have to pay for their own social care in England.

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Five Ways to Improve Efficiency and Streamline Processes at Your NGO

Famcare

As of right now, there are approximately ten million non-government organizations (NGOs) around the world. Catering to millions of people in need across various regions, humanitarian services have played an important role throughout history.

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Safety Planning Checklist for You and Your Clients

Relias

Safety planning has proven an effective means of supporting those struggling with mental health crises, abusive relationships, or other forms of trauma. But no two safety plans are, or should be, the same.

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DfE working on plan to restrict use of agency social workers, says ADCS president

Community Care

The Department for Education (DfE) is drawing up a plan to address the use of agency social workers in England, according to a leading director.

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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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Grateful and Thankful

My Brains Not Broken

Throughout my mental health journey, I’ve reflected a lot about gratitude and and what it means to be thankful. From reflections on gratitude to what I’ve learned about thankfulness , there is a wealth of knowledge to be gained surrounding these feelings, and it can change all the time.

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Compare Yourself to Others, and You Lose

Nnatasha Tracy

Recently, I wrote on Instagram about how when you compare yourself to others, you lose. I quoted Theodore Roosevelt, who said, "Comparison is the thief of joy." I consider this to be true, but it doesn't mean I don't fall into the trap of comparing myself to others.

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One in eight fostering households quit last year, finds Ofsted

Community Care

Foster carer shortages are deepening in England with one in eight fostering households having quit, and more leaving than joining, over the past year.

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Taking Things Day By Day

My Brains Not Broken

When it comes to mental health, there are many cliched phrases I find myself gravitating toward to talk about health and wellness.

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Memory Failing? Check the Alcohol Consumption…

Gary Direnfeld

There is a condition that can look like dementia called Korsakoff Syndrome. It affects memory. It is mostly the result of vitamin B1 deficiency and that is typically associated with high levels of alcohol consumption over the course of many years.

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Malaysian Social Work Association Champions New Law

International Federation of Social Workers

IFSW Secretary-General, Rory Truell met with the Malaysian Social Workers Association, these are some of his reflections. Chow Kit, a suburb in the Centre of Kuala Lumpur, offers mix of […].

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Over a third of social workers still to renew five days from registration deadline

Community Care

Over a third of social workers are yet to renew their registration with five days to go until the deadline. As of this morning, 62,156 social workers had renewed their registration, 63% of those who need to do so, said Social Work England.

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Palliative Care for Dementia Can Relieve Distress

CAPC

How palliative care can help people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as well as caregivers. News Bites

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The Kiss of Alcohol

Gary Direnfeld

Oh sweet alcohol. When you are chosen over the pleas of spouse and children, you are no longer in control of yourself as you may think. The alcohol owns you. Its grasp likely masking the hurts and pain of horrible experiences denied and pushed from view. Your pain and then alcohol the solution perpetuates another generation of grief. Survival of the others may mean their withdrawal from you. You blame them for abandonment and hide your feelings deeper, held in by the sweet alcohol.

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Carers Rights Day: an opportunity to do more

Social Care

Thousands of people become unpaid carers every day – but the question is what more can we do to effectively support them? New research presents opportunity for prevention for staff and families. Image created by freepik.com]. Identifying unpaid carers early is key.

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Council still at risk of losing children’s services despite signs of improvement

Community Care

An ‘inadequate’ council is still at risk of losing control of its children’s services despite a government adviser finding signs of improvement.

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Medical Student Provides a Voice for Patients and Families with Special Needs

CAPC

Medical student brings course to her school, to teach first-year medical students essential skills to care for people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. News Bites

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Grandparent? Sometimes the answer is no.

Gary Direnfeld

From time to time I am asked about how one keeps a grandchild in the life of a grandparent where that grandparent is truly mean to the parent, a bad influence on the grandchild or engages in poor behaviors. The thinking is that this parent doesn’t want to undermine the grandparent- grandchild relationship. These situations really need exploration.

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IFSW EUROPE NEW SOCIAL WORKERS INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE WEBINAR, FRIDAY Friday 25th November 2022 at 5pm CET

International Federation of Social Workers

Time and date: Friday 25th November 2022 at 5pm CET Speaker: Tatevik Karapetyan- ARMENIA Please join us for a meeting of New Social Workers from IFSW Europe. It is one of […].

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Frontline launches children’s social work awards scheme

Community Care

Frontline has launched a social work awards scheme for practice with children and families in England.

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Disabled care home residents evicted in charity’s dispute with councils

The Guardian

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Separating: It really is harder these days….

Gary Direnfeld

It’s a different world these days for separating parents. Besides taking both persons working, and at that sometimes multiple jobs, there just isn’t any affordable housing. That has people still living under one roof when all they want is escape from the other. The challenge is to come up with some “as if” solutions. It’s like you have to pretend you are in separate homes each with their own time for responsibility of the kids.

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NCCPR news and commentary round-up – special Harm of ASFA edition

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Saturday marked a tragic milestone – the 25 th anniversary of a law that has harmed millions of children, the so-called Adoption and Safe Families Act. So this week, the round-up is devoted entirely to news, commentary and resources concerning the harm of ASFA. News: ? A parent may be sentenced to a relatively short time in prison – but, because of ASFA, for their children it can lead to a life sentence of separation from parents they love. The PBS NewsHour has an in-depth report.

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Care cap pilot councils pause work after government announces two-year delay to reforms

Community Care

Councils piloting the cap on care costs have paused their work after the government announced a two-year delay to the policy.

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LAC Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Federation of Social Workers

Violence against women and girls may be the world’s longest, deadliest pandemic António Guterres The International Federation of Social Workers in Latin America and the Caribbean (IFSW LAC) joins the […]. Women IFSW

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Starting Over

Famcare

Every now and then this blog takes a close-up of the work an individual agency is doing. This week we would like to profile Starting Over, Inc. a small Los Angeles agency dedicated to helping individuals who have fallen by the wayside and are trying to reenter the mainstream of normal life.

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Stop Abuse Campaign Issues Statement about Colorado Springs Club Q Shooting

Stop Abuse Campaign

← Crime prevention starts with protecting children. America must embrace a public health approach to gun violence prevention, which includes improved child abuse prevention, mental health access, and common-sense gun control.

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ASWB Exam Changes

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker Exam

Take a look at the latest ASWB Exam Handbook for some new additions coming to the social work licensing exam. If you've taken the exam recently, you know they've already added highlighting and strikethrough to the exams.

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Día Internacional para poner fin a la Violencia contra las mujeres y las Niñas

International Federation of Social Workers

La violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas es la violación de los derechos humanos mas extendida en todo el mundo. Antonio Guterres Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas La […]. IFSW Women

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Raising council tax to fund social care will deepen inequality in UK, experts warn

The Guardian

Jeremy Hunt’s plans criticised for delay to reform, shifting burden to local authorities and ‘skewing the system’ Jeremy Hunt’s decision to fund more social care through increases in council tax will deepen inequality and undermine the cause of “levelling up”, the architect of the government’s planned reforms said last night.

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Book Review: Deviate From Denial

The New Social Worker

The New Social Worker reviews Deviate From Denial: Erasing the Stigma of Addiction and Recovery Through Inspirational Stories

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Helps Social Workers, Others With Student Loan Debt

Social Work Blog

By Josette Keelor . In June, Madeline Howe had $40,000 in student loan debt she was paying on loans for a master’s degree in social work. By the end of July, her balance was zero.

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Third Season Episode 28: A conversation with Amy Wright GlennThird Season Episode 28:

Hospice Chaplaincy

In Today’s episode, Saul talks to Amy Wright Glenn about her two books, “Birth, Breath, and Death ~ Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula.” And “Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go.” Glenn is a Kripalu Yoga teacher, a DONA certified birth doula, a hospital chaplain, and founder of the Institute […]. Articles Dr. Saul Ebema Hospice chaplaincy Saul Ebema The Hospice Chaplaincy Show

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Steve Barclay refuses to say NHS in England is functioning properly

The Guardian

Health secretary defends two-year delay to social care reforms, saying he is focused on backlogs The health secretary has twice refused to say that the NHS is functioning properly, as he defended delays to capping the cost of social care, stressing he was focusing on the “immediate issue” of an operations backlog and ambulance delays.

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