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Ask Nicole: What is a Public Health Social Worker?

Nicole Clark Consulting

Have a question you’d like to be featured? Let me know. There are two things I know for sure about social work and public health: One: Social work and public health are naturally complimentary fields, perfect partners in improving community health and wellbeing. Two: People are just as confused about what public health is as [.] The post Ask Nicole: What is a Public Health Social Worker?

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World Social Work Day 2023 at the UN

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

World Social Work Day 2023 at the UN Creating a More Inclusive World: Overcoming Barriers to EnABLE Environments Monday, April 3, 2023 10 a.m. – Noon EST Ecosoc Chamber, United Nations, NY City Belo is the Save the Dates. Within the next two weeks, we will be sending a registration link for both events.

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Social work recruitment and retention: tackling the crisis

Martin Webber

A cross-Government social work task force led by the Office of the Chief Social Worker is needed to implement an ambitious programme of reform to tackle the recruitment and retention crisis in social work.

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Systems for challenging adult social care decisions failing, warns regulator

Community Care

The system for challenging councils on their adult social care decisions is failing those who need it, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has warned. Inaccessible information, “complicated and stressful processes” and a lack of advocacy were undermining people’s ability to challenge local authority decisions in England and Wales, the rights regulator found, on the back of an inquiry it started in 2021.

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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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Lack of beds, doctors and transport increasing risks for those in mental health crisis, warn AMHP heads

Community Care

Shortages of mental health beds, doctors and transport are leading to severe delays in Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) assessments that are increasing risks to people and their families. That was the warning from approved mental health professional leaders as they urged the government to require partner agencies to support the MHA assessment process, as AMHP services are obliged to do.

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Another Chance to Start Fresh

My Brains Not Broken

After my (in my opinion) grumpy post about how challenging the month of February is , I’d like to try a different approach today. I’m glad I’ve admitted that the winter is a difficult season for me; doing so has helped shift the way I manage my mental health this time of year. While it hasn’t solved my problems, I’m glad that I’m more aware of what I’m up against.

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Feeling indifferent about living

Blurt It Out

Indifference about staying alive is a concept that can be hard to understand. We might not be actively suicidal or have specific suicidal thoughts. We simply no longer have the will to survive. Descriptions of suicide Descriptions of suicide vary. A violent act. A deliberate act. An active decision that a person makes. Some romanticise. The post Feeling indifferent about living appeared first on The Blurt Foundation.

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Social work leaders come together to tackle mounting workforce issues

Community Care

Social work leaders have come together to forge solutions to mounting workforce challenges in England. Social Work England has convened a group including representatives from government, employers and professional bodies, to tackle the severe recruitment and retention pressures being faced across the country. The group will meet every six weeks and has agreed to establish three workstreams focused on recruitment, retention of experienced staff and agency and other working practices, respectively

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Why February Always Gets To Me

My Brains Not Broken

The winter season has always been challenging for me. Over the years I’ve started to learn more about myself and my mental health which has made things a little easier, but I still feel like I’m fighting an uphill battle. To me, the months between November and March present a challenge I’m not always prepared to fight. I’ve managed to figure out November and December (loving Christmas certainly helps) and January is starting to figure itself out, but February…I don&

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Wise councils

Social Care

"The [social care nursing] advisory councils will bring considerable experience, knowledge, innovation and wisdom to the table to better inform the development of nursing practice across all [health and care] settings." [Image created by freepik.com ] New era of knowledge sharing What an exciting time for the social care nursing profession! Social care nursing advisory councils have now been launched in every ICB (integrated care board) in England and will be chaired by nursing colleagues from a

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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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Breaking Barriers from Within

Social Work Blog

When it comes to snap decisions, we can all benefit by pausing to reflect first By Lorrie R. Appleton, LCSW The theme for Social Work month is descriptive and inspiring – Social Work Breaks Barriers. At our best, Social Workers are analogous to Super Heroes. When clients and families are faced with challenges, we rise to the occasion. Social workers advocate for justice, leap over mountains of agency red tape, and scale mountains of paperwork.

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Government pushes ahead with rollout of SEND social work lead role

Community Care

The government will “strongly encourage” councils to appoint social work leads for special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision, it said today. It confirmed its support for authorities appointing designated social care officers (DSCOs), in its improvement plan for SEND and alternative education provision (AP). As set out in last year’s consultative green paper on SEND and AP , it said it would do this by proposing an amendment to the SEND code of practice , the st

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Social Work Month 2023: Thank You for All You Do To Break Barriers

The New Social Worker

Let’s break barriers! March is Social Work Month. Please spend it with us at The New Social Worker. THANK you for all you do. Follow us all month (March 2023) to celebrate the social work profession and the many ways we break diifficult barriers.

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IASSW Announces The Release Of Social Dialogue Magazine # 27

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

IASSW Announces The Release Of Social Dialogue Magazine # 27 International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) has launched its volume 27 on “ Wars and Armed Conflict : Voices from the Unheard “. IASSW Human Rights and Social Justice committee has gather articles for this 27th edition of the Social Dialogue : [link] Please visit for current and past volumes : [link] and share your feedback.

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Iowa Chapter President Says Social Work was the Right Path

Social Work Blog

Julia Rose, MSW, LISW, serves as the president of the NASW Iowa Chapter. She is an Intimate Partner Violence Program Coordinator for the Veterans Health Administration. She answers questions about her role with NASW. What inspired you to serve as president? I was interested in uplifting the social work profession when I was approached by the current Iowa Chapter president about opportunities on the board.

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Councils no longer getting additional payments for taking asylum-seeking children from hotels

Community Care

The Home Office has ended a scheme to give councils additional payments to incentivise them to take in unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from hotels, at its scheduled date. As of today, authorities will no longer receive £15,000 for each child they take in from a hotel or from Kent council’s reception and safe care service, which supports newly arrived young people.

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7 Effective Engagement Programs for Employees in Human Services

Relias

Effective engagement programs for employees play a pivotal role in the success of human services organizations. These programs allow organizations to innovate care solutions, provide better outcomes for their clients, and create a better culture. All these benefits can help combat two of the largest staff well-being issues in the industry: burnout and retention.

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‘Not shoved miles away’: Cumbrian fight to keep care in the community

The Guardian

Villagers of Staveley want to turn closed care home into facility for older people but have run into council roadblock Shortfall of £2.3bn a year in England’s care homes ‘putting people at risk’ Hospitals are clogged with patients fit for discharge with nowhere to go; care workers are quitting for better pay; almost one in five people aged 70 and over are lonely.

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Remembering Unsung Black Social Work Pioneer Lester Blackwell Granger

Social Work Blog

NASW Social Work Pioneer Lester Blackwell Granger (third from right) pushed to integrate the U.S. military after World War II. Source: U.S. National Archives. By Deron Snyder The accomplishments of people of color are often overlooked in American history. That is also true of social workers of color. Lester Blackwell Granger is one such historical figure, a social worker few people know about who should enjoy wider acclaim.

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Councils underfunded adult care services by at least £2.9bn in 2021-22, provider analysis suggests

Community Care

Councils underfunded home care and older people’s care home services in England by just under £2.9bn in 2021-22, according to an analysis by provider bodies. The figure is based on an examination of cost of care exercises that councils carried out recently to determine sustainable fee rates for these services and identify how far they were from paying them.

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Film Review—White Noise: A Wake-Up Examination of Lethal Internal and External Challenges

The New Social Worker

“The 2022 film White Noise, written and directed by Noah Baumbach, is billed as a comedy-drama. But make no mistake: Baumbach’s achievement is a timely, deadly serious. brilliant depiction of life.” Read SaraKay’s review.

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Free Mental Health Webinars, March 2023

Social Work.Career

This post is part of the monthly series, Free Webinars for Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals, featuring over 45 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, March 2023 appeared first on SocialWork.Career.

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Matt Hancock denies claims he rejected Covid care home testing advice

The Guardian

Ex-health minister dismisses claims he ignored expert advice as ‘distorted’ and ‘spun to fit anti-lockdown agenda’ UK politics live – latest news updates Matt Hancock has firmly rejected claims he dismissed expert advice to test anyone entering a care home for coronavirus at the start of the pandemic, labelling the reports “categorically untrue”. An investigation by the Daily Telegraph claims England’s chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, told Hancock, the then health secretary, in April 20

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Social Work Recap: the value of disabled people’s voices and the scale of adult care’s funding shortfall

Community Care

Social Work Recap is a weekly series where we present key news, events, conversations, tweets and campaigns around social work from the preceding week. From evidence of a multi-billion funding shortfall and failing complaints system in adult social care to a podcast episode exploring the impact of the government’s strategy for children’s social care reform, here’s this week’s line-up: Care providers tell minister to address multi-billion funding shortfall Photo: chrupka/A

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Special Report for Social Work Month 2023: New Survey Shows Strong Support for Social Workers

The New Social Worker

A recent survey shows that social workers are positively touching lives of millions of Americans each year. There are challenges to the profession and barriers we must continue to break to empower the millions of people social workers serve.

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about RVUs But Were Afraid to Ask

CAPC

Exploring the history and mechanics of relative value units (RVUs) to demystify and support constructive use.

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Social worker who abused ex-partner loses fight to keep details from regulator

The Guardian

Senior employee caused ‘lasting disability’ to former partner, who appealed against decision not to disclose judgment A senior social worker found to have abused his ex-partner and caused “lasting disability” has lost his fight to block details being shared with the regulator Social Work England (SWE). In a high court ruling, Mrs Justice Knowles said details of the case should be disclosed to the organisation, overturning a decision by a family court judge.

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Positive pathways through the criminal justice system

Social Work With Adults

Lyn Romeo: One of the best aspects of my role as Chief Social Worker for Adults is the opportunity to meet so many wonderful social workers applying their knowledge, skills and values in many different services and settings to transform the lives of the people they work with. Liz kindly agreed to write this blog about the work she is doing to support people with health and care needs in the criminal justice system.

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Creating Possibilities in Unity: #oneCSWE

The New Social Worker

In fighting for what matters, we must remember who we are—social justice workers. We tell our story in our own words and our own terms—we are Social Work, united in pursuit of boundless possibilities.

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Ways NGO's Can Expand Their Operations in 2023

Famcare

NGOs all over the world have experienced rapid growth in recent years, thanks to increased fundraising and better case management. For many, the size of the pie is only growing as more NGOs establish themselves across the US and abroad. Whether you're a case manager or the owner of a social service organization, chances are you've considered growth and expansion.

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Shortfall of £2.3bn a year in England’s care homes ‘putting people at risk’

The Guardian

Exclusive: Funding hole directly affects elderly people whose bills are entirely or partly paid for by councils ‘Not shoved miles away’: Cumbrian fight to keep care in the community A £2.3bn-a-year hole has been exposed in England’s elderly care home system, leading to warnings that living standards for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people could be at risk.

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Sobriety Chat: Ninakaye

Living Sober

Ninakaye Taane-Tinorau (Ngāti Maniapoto) is a nana, music manager, mentor, speaker, yoga instructor, and activist working in sexual violence prevention and treatment. and she is sober. In this chat she talks about the chaos of her early drinking years, the powerful conversation that led to her quitting, the impact alcohol has had on Māori in Aotearoa, and the importance […] Sobriety Chat: Ninakaye was first posted on March 3, 2023 at 8:28 pm. ©2019 " Living Sober " Use of this

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Celebrate Social Work Month with NASW Press: 20% Off Books and eBooks!

Social Work Blog

The 12th edition of Social Work Speaks is a comprehensive and unabridged collection of policies adopted and revised by the NASW Delegate Assembly in 2020. The Delegate Assembly, NASW’s key policymaking body, meets every three years. The policy statements set the parameters for NASW’s positions and actions on a broad range of public policy and professional issues.

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How NGOs Can Use Technology to Help Human Trafficking Victims

Famcare

Human trafficking is one of the darkest yet most undeniable realities of today's world. According to the Human Trafficking Institute, there are 25 million victims of human trafficking worldwide, many of whom never receive the assistance they require. Social service organizations assisting human trafficking victims have recently joined forces with federal, state, and local agencies, technology companies, and the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief System Group to emphasize not only the us

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Partnering With Hospitals Can Boost SNF Referrals

Relias

While skilled nursing facility (SNFs) occupancy rates are slowly increasing , they are still 20% lower than before the COVID-19 pandemic, with many SNFs still struggling to fill beds. A CarePort report found that more patients prefer to receive post-acute care at home instead of in nursing homes and SNFs. According to a recent National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC) survey, one-fifth of nursing care respondents anticipate that occupancy levels will not return to the pre-pan