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Pre-court social worker-guardian meetings have potential to improve care proceedings, finds study

Community Care

Pre-court meetings between children’s social workers and Cafcass guardians have the potential to improve the care proceedings process, a pilot study has concluded. However, a longer, forthcoming pilot will be needed to assess whether the meetings can curb current case backlogs. According to Cafcass, the average length of time it worked with families in these cases from July to September 2023 was 44 weeks , well above the 26-week target for the duration of proceedings.

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Why I Work On My Mental Health

My Brains Not Broken

I’m not sure how many other people do this, but I get hyper-fixated on what I do in my day-to-day life. I constantly analyze my habits, hobbies, and what I choose to do (or not do) during my day. Whether it’s for work or fun, I’m in a near-constant state of thought, lost in my head about my choices. But in all this thinking, I forget that I don’t always have control over what impacts my mental health, which is what I’d like to talk about today.

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“They’re not your children anymore.” Notes on news coverage of a landmark lawsuit

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Yesterday’s post was, in effect, a guest blog. The Complaint filed by the Family Justice Law Center , the New York University School of Law Family Defense Clinic and two private law firms – especially the introductory section – reads like great journalism. So I reprinted that part, in full. Given its pitch-perfect portrayal of how the New York City Administration for Children’s Services treats children and families, it’s no wonder it generated at least nine ten news stories, including: The New Y

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week: What Happens The Day Someone Is Sectioned For Anorexia?

MQ Mental Health

This Eating Disorders Awareness Week, MQ’s copywriter Juliette Burton who also works as a writer, comedian, and mental health activist, shares her experience of what happened the day she was sectioned under the mental health act for anorexia. When I was 17 it was decided I was “insane”. So, I spent my 18 th birthday sectioned under the mental health act in hospital.

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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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Four in five apprentices gained social work qualification in first cohort, figures show

Community Care

Just over four in five of the first cohort of social work apprentices gained their qualification, official data has shown. According to Skills for Care , 82.7% of apprentices qualified as a social worker in 2021-22, including all of those who completed the course. The remainder (17.3%) did not finish their training. With the apprenticeship, which takes three years, having been rolled out in 2019 , this represents the first full cohort to complete the degree-level programme.

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Dancing for fun and inclusivity

Social Care

DanceSyndrome is an award winning dance charity based in Lancashire with a special focus on including everyone, with or without disabilities. They provide dance workshops, leadership training and consultancy. Their performance artists attend special events and exclusive performances, emphasising what people with learning disabilities can really do. Julie Nicholson, Managing Director of DanceSyndrome, is proud to share the story of its origins through the inspiration of its founder, Jen Blackwell

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Conversations on Social Work Careers: Interview With Dr. Jonathan Singer

The New Social Worker

In this episode of Conversations on Social Work Careers, Your Social Work Career Coach Jennifer Luna interviews Dr. Jonathan Singer. Jonathan is the founder of The Social Work Podcast and was inducted as an NASW Social Work Pioneer® in 2023.

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Use of agency social workers up 25% year on year in adults’ services

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Local authorities’ use of agency social workers in adults’ services rose by a quarter from September 2022 to September 2023, official figures have shown. Councils employed about 1,900 locum adult social workers in September 2023, compared with around 1,500 a year earlier, according to Skills for Care figures.

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Exploring Living Loss: How to Provide Support for Patients and Families

CAPC

A social worker explains ‘living loss’ and provides five ways for clinicians to help patients, and their families, acknowledge and move through their grief.

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10 Mental Health Blogs We Enjoy Reading

Blurt It Out

One thing we love about the Internet is that it opens the door for conversation about mental health. Across the world, people use blogs as a platform to share experiences, increase awareness and understanding, and provide comfort and support. And that’s a very good thing. 10 Mental Health Blogs We Like Across the world, people use blogs as a platform to share experiences, increase awareness and understanding, and provide comfort and support.

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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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Social Work Month 2024: Thank You and a Social Work Month Empowerment Calendar

The New Social Worker

Empowering Social Workers. Please spend Social Work Month with us at The New Social Worker. THANK you for all you do. Follow us all month (March 2024) to celebrate the social work profession and the ways we empower and are empowered.

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Councils employing record numbers of children’s social workers on back of 25% recruitment boost

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Councils are employing record numbers of children’s social workers on the back of a 25% boost to recruitment last year, official figures have shown. However, the vacancy rate for local authority children’s practitioners has fallen only slightly, while councils are continuing to increase their engagement of agency staff, amid Department for Education (DfE) plans to curb their use

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Dear lonely & helpless: Personal & professional reflections as a minority woman

Reimagining Social Work

A guest post by Ai Sumihira I wrote this because I wanted to see more positive stories of minority women in our community. I do not intend to support or critique any particular political party through my writing. I watched the former justice minister Kiri Allan’s interview the morning I began writing this.

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5 Ways to Make More Money As a Social Worker

Social Work Blog

By Tashara Robinson, LICSW Travel Social Worker I’ve been a social worker for the past 8 years, and let me tell you, it’s been a wild ride. I’ve navigated through various social work roles such as working within an Employee Assistance Program, to working with foster children and families within CPS. Now, I am a travel medical social worker.

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Webinar on Children’s Rights in the context of Cross Border Family Connections

International Federation of Social Workers

IFSW is pleased to announce a webinar jointly hosted by the International Social Service (ISS) and Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB).

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One in nine councils granted emergency support to balance books

Community Care

One in nine councils with social services responsibilities are getting emergency government help to enable them to balance their books. Ministers have agreed in principle almost £2bn in financial support overall for the 17 local authorities, with by far the biggest share going to Birmingham (£1.255.1bn), revealed the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) yesterday.

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Film Review: The Holdovers

The New Social Worker

Nominated for five Academy Awards and with the tag line "discomfort and joy," The Holdovers is a Christmas film and a Valentine, and a promise that despite the harshness of winter, spring will be ours.

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week Information

Bipolar Bandit

Video on Tik Tok Video on Instagram MOST COMMON EATING DISORDERS Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa Pica Disorders: Binge Eating Rumination Avoidant/Restrictive Purge Eating Night Eating Syndrome OSFED (other specified feeding or eating disorder) STATISTICS Ref 1 16% of adult patients screened positive for an eating disorder. Anorexia has the highest case mortality rate and second-highest crude mortality rate of any mental illness. 10,200 deaths each year are the direct result of an eating disorde

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ORANGA TAMARIKI REVISITED

Reimagining Social Work

Oranga Tamariki has its troubles; always has had in my experience. The recent Ombudsman’s report, Children in care: complaints to the Ombudsman 2019-2023, calls for change “on a scale rarely required of a government agency”. It is clearly written, concise, and worth a read.

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Free Mental Health Webinars, March 2024

Social Work.Career

Happy #SocialWorkMonth to all my fellow social workers! I’m so grateful for all that you do on behalf of our clients and our profession. #SWMonth2024 #EmpoweringSocialWorkers #SocialWorkMonth #NASW This post is part of the monthly series, Free Webinars for Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals, featuring over 60 free webcasts that we could find for […] The post Free Mental Health Webinars, March 2024 appeared first on SocialWork.Career.

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10 Mental Health Blogs We Enjoy Reading

Blurt It Out

One thing we love about the Internet is that it opens the door for conversation about mental health. Across the world, people use blogs as a platform to share experiences, increase awareness and understanding, and provide comfort and support. And that’s a very good thing. 10 Mental Health Blogs We Like Across the world, people use blogs as a platform to share experiences, increase awareness and understanding, and provide comfort and support.

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My Life Lost to Bipolar Disorder

Nnatasha Tracy

I have lost many years of life because of bipolar disorder. No, I don’t mean that I have a decreased lifespan because of bipolar disorder (although that’s likely true, too ). What I mean is that there are years of living that are missing because of bipolar disorder. At 46, I can look back at the decades and see these lost years of life very clearly.

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10 Facts About Eating Disorders

MQ Mental Health

This Eating Disorders Awareness Week we share some facts about eating disorders you may or may not yet know. Further research is needed to understand, prevent and treat eating disorders which is why the work of MQ is so vital. Did you know.? Studies suggest that up to 25% of people with eating disorders are male. Eating disorders can affect anyone no matter their age, race, gender, sexuality or background.

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NIMH/NIH Loan Repayment Grant Supports Study on LGBTQ+ Youth and Eating Disorders

University of Connecticut

Associate Professor Meg Paceley led a study examining the relationship between family and community environments for LGBTQ+ youth and disordered eating behaviors. The research was published in Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services and supported by the National Institute of Mental Health/National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program ($58,000).

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Sobriety Chat: Simone

Living Sober

Listen to psychologist and addiction clinician Simone talk about her sobriety and the advice she gives clients who are trying to also stop drinking.

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The Nordic-Baltic Doctoral Network in Social Work is inviting doctoral students from Nordic, Baltic and countries beyond to participate in the XV Summer School, August 19-23, 2024 at Aalborg University, Denmark

International Federation of Social Workers

The Nordic-Baltic Doctoral Network in Social Work (NBSW) is a joint network of doctoral schools, universities, and other institutions in social work in seven countries.

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Empowering Social Workers: Tips for Negotiating Better Salaries and Increasing Income

Social Work Blog

By Ryan Namata Social workers play a vital role in society, providing support and assistance to individuals and communities in need. However, many social workers face challenges when it comes to negotiating fair salaries and earning a sustainable income. Did you know that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average social worker in the United States earns just $55,000 annually?

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Can Eating Disorders Change?

MQ Mental Health

Some people might think a mental illness gets diagnosed and then remains one condition for a person’s life. However mental illnesses can shift and change throughout life. This is just one reason why language around mental health is so important, for example calling someone ‘an anorexic’ is unhelpful as it not only does it sees the condition before the person, but it defines the person by one condition.

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Try This: Get Your Ideal Community Partners On Board

Nicole Clark Consulting

Try this activity and let me know how it goes for you. Engaging the right community partners to join your partnership is crucial to facilitating a process that’s mutually beneficial. As you plan your introductory partnership meeting, you need to figure out who to invite, and why. You see the value in working with these [.] The post Try This: Get Your Ideal Community Partners On Board appeared first on Nicole Clark Consulting.

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Perspectives on Integrating Community-Based Palliative Care Using the Social Determinants of Health Framework

CAPC

Providers' and administrators' perspectives outline potential barriers to planning community-based palliative care interventions based on potential disparities in social determinants of health (SDOH).

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NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending February 27, 2024

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

● Last week’s round-up began with the New York Times story about a landmark lawsuit against the New York City family police agency, the Administration for Children’s Services. The lawsuit challenges what NCCPR President Prof. Martin Guggenheim calls “ACS’s widespread practice of engaging in lawless home invasions that terrorize parents and children.

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Can Eating Disorders Change?

MQ Mental Health

Some people might think a mental illness gets diagnosed and then remains one condition for a person’s life. However mental illnesses can shift and change throughout life. This is just one reason why language around mental health is so important, for example calling someone ‘an anorexic’ is unhelpful as it not only does it sees the condition before the person, but it defines the person by one condition.

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Call for Papers -The International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

The International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies is an international, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for the publication of original work on the application of psychoanalysis to the entire range of human knowledge. Because of our journal’s commitment to the mission of publishing papers applying psychoanalytic thinking to social problems, we particularly encourage submissions on psychoanalytic applications to the following topics: War, Violence and Human Aggression&#

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Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program Opens Call for Applications, 2024-2025

CAPC

The call for applications for the Health and Aging Policy Fellows program has begun, with applications due by Monday, April 15, 2024.

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Measuring the impact of the CASA/GAL model

National Casa Gal

The National CASA/GAL Association is dedicated to leveraging research-based insights for informed decision-making and to enhance best-interest advocacy practices. Read More. The post Measuring the impact of the CASA/GAL model appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.