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‘Massive’ cut in care population is key success measure for DfE reforms, says chief social worker

Community Care

A ‘massive reduction’ in the care population, with many more children cared for at home or with extended family, will be the key measure of success for the Department for Education’s (DfE’s) social care reforms. That was the message from the DfE’s chief social worker for children and families Isabelle Trowler in a session today at Social Work Week, the annual online event organised by Social Work England.

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That Conversation… It may Be Time

Gary Direnfeld

Difficult conversations. They’re necessary. They require transparency and authenticity. Those difficult conversations can allow people into your thinking, your concerns. Those difficult conversations can help others make sense of their experience with you and their questioning of the moods that may surround them. Difficult conversations may require preparation, not necessarily of the other, but of oneself.

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MQ joins calls for a public health strategy on trauma.

MQ Mental Health

MQ has contributed to an All-party parliamentary Group report that is calling on the UK government to ‘unlock the trauma trap’ of Adverse Childhood experiences (ACEs) and free the nation’s children with a population-wide public health strategy. What are Adverse Childhood Experiences? Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, are highly stressful and potentially traumatic events or situations that occur in childhood.

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NIA-Funded Study Explores Re-Engagement of Black Older Adults After COVID-19

University of Connecticut

With the support of a $7 million National Institutes on Aging (NIA) Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center grant, Assistant Professor Rupal Parekh is leading a pilot study about the impact of social isolation and loneliness on the health and well-being of Black and African American older adults in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Parekh’s research goal is to investigate both the barriers and the facilitators of engagement for Black and African American older adults in activities

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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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Most social workers report rise in number of experienced colleagues quitting jobs

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Most social workers have seen an increase in the number of experienced colleagues quitting their jobs in the past year, according to the British Association of Social Workers’ (BASW) annual survey. For the vast majority of these practitioners, the loss of social workers with at least five years’ experience has had a negative impact on practice, found the association’s rese

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When the Other Parent Just Won’t Hear of It

Gary Direnfeld

If you are separated and coparenting with a n-rcissist, life is tough. You may have learned that that coparent would happily mess things up for the kids if it makes your life miserable. They would even accept problems for themselves if the problems they create for you are greater. In the process you may find yourself advocating for the kids. It could be to attend an event, a program, an opportunity.

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20 Common Intrusive Thoughts We Might Experience In 2024

Blurt It Out

Living with OCD, depression, or anxiety can feel like traversing a labyrinth of the mind, where intrusive thoughts lurk around every corner, ready to pounce on our vulnerabilities. These thoughts, unwelcome and distressing, often grip us with an ironclad hold, leaving us feeling trapped and alone. However, it’s essential to recognize that these intrusive thoughts are not unique to you.

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Social workers less likely to have high morale or to recommend profession than in 2020, finds study

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Social workers are significantly less likely to have high morale or to recommend the profession to friends or family than in 2020, research released this week has found. And though pride in the profession remains high, this has also fallen in tandem with the drop in morale, according to a Social Work England-commissioned survey of 1,260 current and 115 former practitioners by polling compan

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When that Coparent is Often Late or a No-Show

Gary Direnfeld

When developing a parenting plan with a coparent who either may not show up or return the kids when they should, set it up so they must pick the kids up at the start of their time and that you retrieve them for your time. Always have a contingency plan for when the coparent is a no show. Make it clear you will only wait an hour before invoking your own plans, no longer waiting.

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World Social Work Day 2024—Buen Vivir: A Shared Future for Transformative Change Requires Expansive Self-Care

The New Social Worker

This year’s World Social Work Day theme is Buen Vivir: Shared Future for Transformative Change. Expansive self-care is necessary to achieve this agenda.

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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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Government has brought adult social care in England ‘to its knees’, MPs say

The Guardian

Damning report on long-term care system blames uneven funding and a lack of a plan for failure The government has brought adult social care in England “to its knees” with years of uneven funding and a “woefully insufficient plan” to fill thousands of staff vacancies, MPs have said in a damning report on a system that provides long-term care for 835,000 people.

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CELEBRATING SOCIAL WORK ACROSS AFRICA: PROMOTING EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE

International Federation of Social Workers

Dear fellow Social workers in Africa, Today, the 19th of March, 2024, as we commemorate the World Social Work Day, let us celebrate the remarkable strides we’ve taken and the […]

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Healing the World and Mental Health: How You Can Help

Bipolar Bandit

Would you like to be part of a collaborative video that sends a message of peace and how we can all get along and the answer is not division and not being friends with someone because they disagree with you or calling them a racist because their political views are different? If so. please send a pic of you holding sign thar can be read in 2 to 4 seconds to bipolarbandit@gmail.com Subject line *Heal the World * Deadline April 15th The pics will be used while the song by Michael Jackson is sung b

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How to Talk to Kids About Recovery

Sober Courage

Talking to kids about Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) recovery requires sensitivity, honesty, and age-appropriate communication. Here are some tips on how to approach this conversation: By approaching the conversation with empathy, honesty, and a focus on emotions, you can help your child understand AUD recovery in a way that is supportive and age-appropriate.

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What happens when you put a nursery in a care home? - podcast

The Guardian

At Belong Chester, residents spend their days with nursery-age children. What effect does it have on the wellbeing of both groups? Helen Pidd reports “I think there’s something very natural about bringing young children and older people together, and yet in the UK it’s not the norm any more,” Helen Pidd , the Guardian’s north of England editor, tells Nosheen Iqbal.

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How To Stop Intrusive Thoughts? Here’s What Experts Say In 2024

Blurt It Out

Do you ever have sudden, extremely stressful thoughts about a real or hypothetical situation? Learning how to stop unwanted intrusive thoughts begins with learning how to recognize them. An intrusive thought typically occurs when you are idle, attempting to sleep, or encountering triggers. You may be afraid that what you imagine will happen, or it may indicate a mental health problem.

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Contemporary Pou for an Existential Threat

Reimagining Social Work

A guest post by Kerstin Hagena, Alina Hagena and Luis Arevalo “The era of procrastination, of half measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close. In its place, we are entering a period of consequences” (Winston Churchill, 1936) Kia ora koutou!

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World Social Work Day: lived experience informs the very best social work

Social Work With Adults

Jason Brandon, Office of the Chief Social Worker for Adults: It’s National Social Work Week , one of the most important events in the social work calendar. We are also pleased to celebrate World Social Work Day , which brings people together to learn, connect, and raise awareness of the breadth, value and benefits of modern, progressive social work.

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Is being a vexatious litigant a mental disorder? A case study

The Masked AMHP

Norman was a man in his early 50’s. He came from a fairly wealthy middle class family, was educated in a public school, obtained a degree in Chemistry and had a high profile job in a pharmaceutical company for some years before setting up his own consultancy company. He married and had one son. The couple divorced after 4 years.

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14 Years of Obamacare: The ACA’s Impact on Social Determinants of Health and Social Workers’ Role

Social Work Blog

This Saturday, March 23 rd marks the 14th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Commonly referred to as Obamacare, this is a moment to reflect on the deep impact this revolutionary legislation has had on the healthcare landscape in the United States. When it was enacted in 2010, the ACA’s aim was to increase access to affordable healthcare for millions of Americans, improve the quality of care, and address gaps in health results.

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Kinship Care Gets a Boost

Beyond Advocacy

With the capable Lead Organizer, Amani Desamours, and her Student Leadership Team handling Thursday’s virtual Student Advocacy Day, I had the privilege of attending the pivotal Children’s Bureau’s National Convening on Kinship Care. This gathering, which drew child welfare administrators and practitioners from across the nation, was a crucial platform for discussing the opportunities and challenges presented by the new, flexible licensing standards issued by the Administration for Ch

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Anao Zhang Receives The Avery D. Weisman & J. William Worden Award for New Investigators

Michigan Social Work

Assistant Professor Anao Zhang has received the 2024 Avery D. Weisman & J. William Worden Award for New Investigators from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) for 2024. This award is presented to a junior scientist who makes outstanding research contributions in the field of psychosocial oncology. “I am humbled and honored to receive this year's new investigator award.

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IFSW President’s World Social Day Message

International Federation of Social Workers

IFSW is delighted to present President Joachim Mumba’s 2024 Word Social Work Day video message.

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The Rise of Corporate Social Work

Social Work Blog

By Maren Dale Jennifer Pelham, MSW, is a self-defined corporate social worker from Albany, N.Y., and currently serves as a senior IT consultant and change management specialist for a major health care provider. She stepped into the corporate sector in 2008, taking on a role as a career development program manager for a major technology company, after serving as a hospital-based individual and group therapist.

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Referral Versus Embedded Palliative Care Consultation Among People Hospitalized with Heart Failure

CAPC

A summary of a study about the use of an embedded palliative care consultation within a heart failure team compared to a traditional palliative care consultation.

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Assistant Professor Ashley Cureton Selected as LEAD Global Training Program Fellow

Michigan Social Work

Assistant Professor Ashley Cureton was recently selected to be a fellow for the LEAD Global Training Program of Washington University in St. Louis. This training program is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training Program. She will undergo an intensive 10-week summer training in the U.S. and Uganda to develop skills and experiences needed to lead multi-disciplinary, collaborative research teams focused on health disparities in low-resource comm

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Sober Story: Amy

Living Sober

"I could see exactly how my life was going to be if I chose drinking over myself.

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AFCARS report is out at last: At first glance, the numbers are encouraging

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

At long last the federal government has released state and national foster care statistics for the year ending September 30, 2022. Yes, 2022. Instead of being a year behind, as usual, this time they’re nearly a year-and-a-half behind. But for what it’s worth, it appears that, slowly but surely, the pressure on systems to stop tearing apart families needlessly is starting to make a real difference – with one crucial caveat: We don’t know how much of the decline in the latest figures is real and h

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Declaración de Rory Truell, Secretario General de la Federación Internacional de Trabajadores Sociales:

International Federation of Social Workers

En este Día Mundial del Trabajo Social del 2024, tengo el honor de dirigirme a la comunidad internacional del Trabajo Social bajo el tema del Buen Vivir.

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Top Ten Tips Palliative Clinicians Should Know About Rural Palliative Care in the United States

CAPC

Ten ways clinicians can provide optimal care to people living in rural areas, when living with a serious illness.

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WSWD 2024 – Bangkok

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

The post WSWD 2024 – Bangkok first appeared on International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW).

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The Benefits of Social Connectedness

Prosper Health Collective

Humans are naturally social creatures. The need to connect with other human beings is programmed in our DNA. We are wired for social connection. Since prehistoric time, people have lived together in groups where they found protection, help, support, common identity and shared knowledge. Throughout history, families lived under the same roof, where the young cared for infants and old, incapable to fare for themselves. .

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Moral Injury Among Social Workers?

American Board of Clinical Social Work

I recently came across an article titled, "Reframing Clinician Distress: Moral Injury Not Burnout." Moral injury is a concept that refers to the psychological, social, and spiritual impact of challenging events on individuals who uphold strong values, such as providing quality care for patients, especially in high-pressure situations where they may have to compromise these values.

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CAPC Launches Annual Survey, The Palliative Pulse

CAPC

Take CAPC's annual survey today to help us better serve you. It takes less than 10 minutes.

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Podcast: A conversation with Julie Spears on her grief Journey

Hospice Chaplaincy

When someone close to us dies at an older age, we often take comfort not only in celebrating their life, but also in knowing that death is part of the natural process of living. This experience is not the same when you are faced with the sudden death of your child.

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