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‘If you want to abuse your workers, that’s fine’: UK modern slavery watchdog’s funding cut

The Guardian

Government accused of undermining the fight against labour abuses after £2m real-terms cut to oversight budget Britain’s labour abuse watchdog has had its funding cut by the Home Office despite a dramatic surge in exploitation in the care sector. The budget of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has been set at £6.25m for 2024-25 compared with £7.7m last year, official figures show.

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IFSW Europe elects Dr Ruth Allen as new president

International Federation of Social Workers

IFSW Europe is delighted to announce the election of Dr Ruth Allen as the new regional president. Ruth Allen succeeds outgoing president Ana Radulescu.

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Stress in the Workplace: most stressful industries

MQ Mental Health

April is Stress Awareness Month. Workplace stress is familiar to many of us. The pursuit of achievement, earning money, staff politics, deadlines, tech stress and juggling work and family life all make our work a prime source of potential stress, no matter the industry we work within, be it the private, public or charity sector. Last year (2023), Jacinda Ardern the Prime Minister of New Zealand, announced she’d step back from the role.

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Lady Funcke Receives Latinx Research Week 2024 Familismo Award

Michigan Social Work

MSW student Lady Funcke has been named one of the Latinx Research Week 2024 Familismo Award Winners. Latinx Research Week is an interdisciplinary, conference-style series of events hosted annually on the U-M campus. The Familismo Award is a testament to individuals who embody the values of love, respect, ethics of care and community, which are essential for fostering supportive academic communities.

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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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Self-Care A-Z: Life Writing Is a Self-Care Skill

The New Social Worker

Write freely. Be your quirky self. Don’t worry that what you say must mean something. Begin with the ordinary. When you start with the small stuff, you discover there is no small stuff.

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New Book Title and Cover Reveal — ‘Bipolar Rules!’

Nnatasha Tracy

I told you a new book on bipolar disorder was coming. I've been working on it for months, and while it's not here yet, the title and cover are here. I hope you enjoy this Natasha Tracy bipolar book title and cover art reveal.

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If it's April Fools, it must be Child Abuse Hype and Hysteria Month

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

UPDATE, 2024: given that the child welfare establishment has no shame, expect the usual op-eds to have token boilerplate statements about racial justice – even as these establishment groups propose making a profoundly racist family policing system even bigger and more powerful. Indeed, this year, the leading group of one time "health terrorists" (that's their own term!

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Free Mental Health Webinars, April 2024

Social Work.Career

This post is part of the monthly series, Free Webinars for Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals, featuring over 55 free webcasts that we could find for you this month in the field of social work and mental health. To make it easier for you to find a webinar that is of interest to you, […] The post Free Mental Health Webinars, April 2024 appeared first on SocialWork.Career.

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Sobriety Chat: Noelle

Living Sober

Watch Noelle talk about starting drinking in her homeland of Ireland, her internal struggle to accept the reality of her relationship with alcohol, and the shifting relationship she's had with herself in recovery.

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IFSW at 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

International Federation of Social Workers

IFSW is proud to share the details of the parallel event for the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, titled Transformative Gender-Responsive Social Protections in an Eco-Social […]

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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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Inspirational Quotes: 30 Rays Of Hope For Mental Health

Blurt It Out

In the midst of life’s relentless challenges, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and defeated. Every setback can feel like another blow, leaving us feeling lonely, frustrated, and utterly exhausted. For those battling depression, these emotions can become even more amplified, making it difficult to see a glimmer of hope. But amidst the darkness, there are words of kindness and encouragement that can offer solace and light.

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The right to carer’s leave in Britain is a step forward, but a system that relies on unpaid care is still wrong | Emily Kenway

The Guardian

A week’s break would have made a huge difference to me when my mum had cancer – and so would recognition of carers’ vital role For the first time, employees in Great Britain are going to have the right to time off work for caring responsibilities. This change, which comes into effect tomorrow, will affect about 2.5 million people who are juggling employment with caring for long-term sick, disabled or elderly loved ones.

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10 Years of MQ’s American Fellows

MQ Mental Health

Applications to become an MQ fellow are open for researchers in the United States. The opportunity will mean researchers will receive not only financial support but also practical support from the MQ team. Which of our MQ researchers have previously been based in the USA and what areas of research have they been supported in developing? 2013 In MQ’s first year as a charity organisation, 2013, two of our first ever fellows were based in the United States.

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IFSW CPD: Connecting Social Work Practitioner with The UN Human Rights Mechanisms and the OHCHR

International Federation of Social Workers

The IFSW through its commissions have planned for a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Professional Social Workers (CPD): Connecting Social Work Practitioner with The UN Human Rights Mechanisms and the […]

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How to Build a Customized Employment Program

Relias

The unemployment rate for persons with disabilities is more than twice that of individuals without disabilities. To help clients with disabilities find meaningful, stable jobs, many organizations have turned to customized employment. In this person-centered employment model, intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) organizations partner with clients to seek out and obtain employment opportunities.

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Lease electric cars to rural care workers, UK climate charity says

The Guardian

Possible charity highlights financial savings and environmental benefits for low-paid staff Ministers should consider a social leasing scheme for care workers in rural areas across the UK to use electric cars, a climate charity has argued, saying this would save often low-paid staff large sums, also bringing a big environmental boost. A focus group of carers in rural and semi-rural parts of the UK, carried out as part of the study, found that one woman earning less than £20,000 a year as a mobil

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Barry Checkoway’s Book “Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity: Challenging Segregation, Strengthening Diversity” Published

Michigan Social Work

Professor Emeritus Barry Checkoway’s new book, “Y outh Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity: Challenging Segregation, Strengthening Diversity, ” has been published by Oxford University Press. The book illustrates how young people can collaborate across boundaries and actively participate in the decisions that affect their lives and transform their communities.

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Feeling Overwhelmed: Effective Tips To Help You Manage It

Blurt It Out

Feeling overwhelmed is like drowning in a sea of responsibilities, anxieties, and uncertainties. It’s a state where everything seems to pile up, leaving you suffocated and helpless. But amidst the chaos, there are strategies to navigate through the storm and find solace on the other side. Here, we’ll explore signs and symptoms of being overwhelmed, uncover reasons behind these feelings, and delve into a number of effective tips to help you regain control and find peace in the midst o

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What is Schema Therapy? An overview and what to expect

Lawson Psychology

What is Schema Therapy? An overview and what to expect In the realm of psychological interventions, Schema Therapy has as a reputation as a holistic approach that addresses deep-seated emotional patterns and entrenched belief systems. Originating from the work of Dr. Jeffrey Young in the 1980s, Schema Therapy has evolved into a highly effective method for treating a variety of psychological concerns.

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NCCPR in The Imprint: Foster Care Panic in Minnesota? Not So Fast; Legislators Don’t Seem Fooled by Recent Media Coverage

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Former Illinois DCFS director Jess McDonald's "EKG chart" More than 25 years ago, when he was running the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Jess McDonald created what he called his “EKG chart.” Resembling an electrocardiogram, it tracks huge spikes in the number of children caseworkers were tearing from their families immediately after stories about deaths of children “known to the system” are on newspaper front pages.

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Daphne Watkins Named Letha A. Chadiha Collegiate Professor

Michigan Social Work

Daphne Watkins was appointed as the Letha A. Chadiha Collegiate Professor of Social Work. Watkins is the founding director of the Gender and Health Research (GendHR) Lab, the Certificate Program in Mixed Methods Research, and the award-winning Young Black Men, Masculinities, and Mental Health (YBMen) Project, which leverages technology to provide mental health education and social support for young Black men.

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Disparities in the Geographic Distribution of Palliative Care Specialists in 2022

CAPC

An article in the Journal of General Internal Medicine addresses disparities in access to palliative care, offering solutions for improvements.

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How to Talk About Alcohol Use with Clients: Frequently Asked Questions

NASW Foundation

How often do you talk with clients about their alcohol use? Do you know how much drinking is too much, or what counts as a standard drink? April is Alcohol Awareness Month, an invitation to.

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IASSW TEAM AT THE UNITED NATIONS SPRING 2024

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Download Newsletter here : [link] The post IASSW TEAM AT THE UNITED NATIONS SPRING 2024 first appeared on International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW).

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Kevin Nguyen Named 2024 U-M NASW Student of the Year

Michigan Social Work

MSW Student Kevin Nguyen has been selected as the 2024 U-M National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Student of the Year. In bestowing this award, NASW looks at criteria including demonstrated leadership qualities, contribution to the positive image of a social work program, commitment to political and community activities, success in academic performance and representation of the NASW Code of Ethics.

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Professor Cristina Wilson Elected to GADE Board of Directors

University of Connecticut

The UConn School of Social Work (SSW) is proud to announce that Professor Cristina Mogro-Wilson was elected to the board of the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education (GADE). Wilson, an at-large board member, will join the current board in supporting GADE’s mission to promote excellence and equity in social work doctoral education. As the administrative body of GADE, the board of directors provides strategic leadership to its members and its constituencies.

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Organizations Launch 'Best Programs for Caregiving' for Top-Rated Dementia Care

CAPC

Online directory of top-rated programs support family and friend caregivers of individuals living with dementia.

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Podcast: A conversation with Joelle Johns

Hospice Chaplaincy

In Today’s episode, Saul talks with Joelle Johns on the importance of community education on death, dying and grief. Joelle is a pastoral thanatologist and a clinical chaplain.

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The weirdest mental health law you’ve never heard of

The Masked AMHP

(Here's the text, but it's worth watching the video for pictures of puffins)The Mental Health Act has been evolving over many decades. Indeed, the Victorian Lunacy Acts in the 1800’s contained recognisable germs of the current MHA.

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Sleep Anxiety: Gentle Ways To Find Peaceful Slumber

Blurt It Out

Sleep anxiety, a common companion for those navigating mental health challenges like depression and anxiety, can feel like a heavy weight on the mind when night falls. It’s the restless tossing and turning, the racing thoughts, and the fear of another sleepless night, making it hard to relax and get the rest you need at night. However, managing sleep anxiety is possible with gentle strategies and understanding.

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NCCPR in the Louisiana Illuminator: Louisiana children pay the price of foster care panic

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Faced with one revelation after another about tragedies involving children previously known to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, that agency has come up with a knee-jerk response that is simple, obvious and wrong: a worst-in-the-nation mad rush to tear far more children away from their families. As a result, in 2022, the most recent year for which comparative data are available, while almost everywhere else in America recognized the enormous harm of needlessly sundering f

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Salute Your Graduate with an NASW Press Book Gift

Social Work Blog

The NASW Code of Ethics is a set of standards that guide the professional conduct of social workers. The 2021 update includes language that addresses the importance of professional self-care. Moreover, revisions to the Cultural Competence standard provide more explicit guidance to social workers. All social workers should review the new text and affirm their commitment to abide by the Code of Ethics.

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Signs of Procrastination

Prosper Health Collective

Have you ever felt like you are not getting much done? That you have a long list of tasks and to-do items and there’s something blocking your path to getting it done, or something else more important always comes up. This could be procrastination. Procrastination is the act of delaying or putting off tasks until the last minute or until its too late.

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Joint SWSD2024 Panama conference starts

International Federation of Social Workers

The joint SWSD2024 Panama conference: Respecting diversity through joint social action.

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‘Consistently high standards’ of social work earns Cafcass across-the-board outstanding rating

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. “Consistently high standards” of social work practice have earned Cafcass an across-the-board outstanding rating in its latest national inspection by Ofsted. The inspectorate praised the family court body – England’s largest social work employer – for the “remarkable” achievement of delivering high-quality practice across its 19 service areas and fo

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