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Evening anxiety, when we wind down our anxiety ramps up

Blurt It Out

Anxiety can happen at any time of day, but some of us notice that our anxiety often gets worse in the evening. We’ve finally reached the point in the day where we can sit on the sofa and try to wind down before bed… but our evening anxiety has other ideas. Some days, it can.

An ugly video illustrates that in “child welfare” health terrorism is still the go-to tactic

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

The seeds of Q-Anon and Pizzagate were planted at the McMartin preschool, then grown and nurtured by a lot of “professionals” in "child welfare" who should have known better.

Marketing Your Social Work Practice: Tips to Boost Your Online Presence

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.

Luke Shaefer Describes Why Child Poverty Rates Fell During the Pandemic

Michigan Social Work

Luke Shaefer explains in Vox how federal government support during the COVID-19 pandemic prompted child poverty to fall sharply. “It It was, indeed, a triumph of policy

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ABA Therapy Is the Gold Standard for Tennessee Children With Autism


JoyBridge Kids. Raising a child with autism takes extra skill and educational support. Many parents have reached out to ABA therapy centers like JoyBridge to get that extra support.

Most social workers out of pocket from inadequate mileage allowances, survey finds

Community Care

A majority of social workers are out of pocket from inadequate mileage allowances while battling the cost of living crisis, a Community Care survey has found.

Why do I worry?

Prosper Health Collective

What is worry? Worry involves thoughts and images that predict negative outcomes. It is often about future events or situations that are uncertain, and involves thinking about these things in a way that causes anxiety.

Passion, perseverance and the will to succeed

Social Care

Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care: If you want to know why we present Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Awards throughout the year, you could do no worse than read this lovely blog from Mark Bird, currently working as a Peer Quality Manager for London Brent Borough Council.

Improving Older Adults’ Mental and Emotional Well-Being with Home Health Care


Adam Pris Almendras. Seniors go through a lot of changes that can impact their mental and emotional health. Some of these changes are minor and occur gradually, while others are significant and abrupt.

Coffey unveils £500m adult social care grant to free up hospital beds

Community Care

The government has unveiled a £500m adult social care grant to free up hospital beds and bolster the care workforce this winter.

Palliative and Hospice Care: Interdisciplinary- Holistic Care


Rebecca Calabrese & Amber Hultgren LMSW. In today’s episode, physician Dr. Rebecca Calabrese and social worker Amber Hultgren talk with us about their partnership with patients and families as they move together through serious illness and death.

Barbados Association of Social Workers awards students who overcame serious challenges 

International Federation of Social Workers

The Barbados Association of Professional Social Workers (BAPSW) has been highlighted in their national press for acknowledging students who have undergone significant challenges. See the article here. BAPSW president Sharon […].

My Horrors during Recent Hospital Visit: I need your help in writing the letter to the Hospital

Bipolar Bandit

Link for Picture Credit; Creative Commons. Every time, I sit down to write the letter to the hospital, I either get too angry and upset or have bad flashbacks and it prevents me from writing it.

Care sector ‘unsustainable’ without more support despite energy bills package, warn providers

Community Care

The care sector remains “unsustainable” in the face of spiralling energy costs despite the “much needed relief” provided by the government’s support package for business, charities and the public sector.

Proposed New York City Law shows how mandatory child abuse reporting makes everything worse

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

New York City Council chamber (And why are members of the Left-leaning City Council buying into a right-wing narrative about homelessness?) I have written before about how mandatory child abuse reporting laws backfire.

US Perception of the Gender Pay Gap in 2021


Corissa Peterson. While there’s a discussion about how wide the gender pay gap currently is, there’s no doubt that it persists in 2021 and more significantly impact women of color.


Health secretary sets up £500m fund to discharge medically fit NHS patients

The Guardian

Thérèse Coffey announces measure aimed at freeing up beds in hospitals in England before winter pressures Latest politics news – live Ministers are setting up a £500m emergency fund to get thousands of medically fit patients out of hospital as soon as possible in an attempt to prevent the NHS becoming overwhelmed this winter.

Comment on proposed rule to strengthen non-discrimination protections in health programs

Social Work Blog

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is encouraging its members to comment on an important proposed rule to strengthen nondiscrimination protections in health programs through Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

Why It Matters That We Call People by Their Names

The New Social Worker

Names capture the essence of who we are. They matter not only for the transgender and nonbinary communities but also for people in a variety of situations for whom a legal name or birth name may not be their true chosen name

How White Consumers Helped Drive Discrimination by Businesses


SWHELPER. A new study provides the best evidence to date that prove the preferences of white consumers helped drive private businesses to discriminate against Black customers before the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


Adult social care in England is in crisis, say Tory council leaders

The Guardian

Warning of £3.7bn funding shortfall over next 18 months piles pressure on Liz Truss after campaign pledges Adult social care in England is in serious crisis, Tory council leaders have warned the government, as it faces a £3.7bn funding gap and a growing staffing shortage that has brought many local care providers to the brink of collapse.

Staying safe beyond the pandemic

Social Care

Vickie Peters, Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Cygnet Health Care , explains what the healthcare company is doing to protect its vulnerable service users and staff from the impact of seasonal flu and the potential resurgence of COVID-19.

Balancing Helplessness and Hopefulness

My Brains Not Broken

There are many symptoms of depression that are frustrating to deal with. Among them, hopelessness is one of the most difficult ones to manage. Hopelessness is a feeling that can sneak up on us.

Case Management Software-How it Helps in Human Service Case Management


You've probably noticed that there are many software alternatives available online if you manage client information for NGOs or human services organizations. If you don't know exactly what you're looking for, your software search will be extremely difficult.

GCRA International Online Conference

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

GCRA International Online Conference. “Researching the underrepresented: Experiences of CALD (Culturally & Linguistically Diverse) Communities during the pandemic” Online Conference on November 11-12, 2022 at 3 pm to 7pm IST * 9.30 am to 1.30 pm GMT via Microsoft Teams.

Coconut Lavender Lemonade

Living Sober

Try this gorgeous fresh squeezed lemonade made with coconut water and lavender simple syrup! It's tropical, herbal, sweet, and satisfying.


NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending September 19, 2022

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

? We begin with more evidence that the solution to the problems of journalism is more journalism. About two weeks ago, I wrote about how KCUR public radio had done a story about a shortage of family police caseworkers in Missouri – and got the story wrong. This week the Missouri Independent did the same story – and got it right. ? They said my child would be safer in foster care than with me," said the mother of Ja'Ceon Terry, "but see the outcome of what happened."

Leave It to Social Workers


Immigration is again a polarizing political debate with forgotten human beings caught in the middle. It doesn't matter which side of the debate you're on, the fact remains there are approximately 2 million undocumented immigrants younger than 24 existing in limbo in the United States.

Ambition And Depression

My Brains Not Broken

They gon’ love me for my ambition… – Wale. I’ve always had an interesting relationship with the word ambition. As long as I can remember, I’ve been told ambition is something you need. It’s hard to meet and necessary for success.

Sober Story: Penny

Living Sober

This week’s Sober Story comes from Penny, a 42-year-old living in Raleigh, North Carolina in the US. Her username here at LS is 'Lucky Frieda' or tag as @lupita) = Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Penny: I have been in recovery for a little over three years, since August 24, 2019.

Congress Works to Protect Indian Child Welfare Act

Beyond Advocacy

The Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) and the National Foster Youth Initiative (NFYI) will convene a Congressional Briefing tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. in Room HVC 201 in the U.S.

Mastering Digital Fundraising: 4 Quick Wins to Implement Right Now


Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in demand for the online first strategy, which also applies to charities. Online fundraising is no longer an option for non-profit organizations; it is required to ensure future fundraising growth.