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International Men’s Day: 5 Men Doing Amazing Mental Health Research

MQ Mental Health

This International Men’s Day (19 November) we’re celebrating the amazing achievements of men working in mental health research. While MQ has funded research by men and women with the split between the two being 50/50, and we celebrated amazing women earlier this year, there are a great many men who are dedicating their lives to helping us understand the science of mental health.

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Identifying and Responding to Resistance Around Conversations About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The New Social Worker

As the social work profession continues to engage in difficult dialogues about diversity, equity, and inclusion, many are facing resistance to this work. Resistance presents in denial-oriented, disengaged, and derailing approaches.

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Kindness and Mental Health

MQ Mental Health

Today (13 November) is World Kindness Day. The world might seem a difficult place to feel optimistic right now. At times like these it’s important to be kind to ourselves and others. Read more about how to handle the news when it’s anxiety-provoking or even traumatic in our article here. While what is happening in the world around us may make us feel powerless, we can remind ourselves where we do have power.

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Pushing back on a child welfare poll full of loaded questions

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

A new poll reveals that even when the questions are rigged, Americans are less likely to buy the snake oil the family police establishment has been selling. The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act and the Adoption and Safe Families Act have destroyed the lives of millions of children and families. But the "Bipartisan Policy Center" thinks they're models of a glorious era of bipartisanship.

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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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Ashley Cureton Awarded a Humanities Grant through Michigan Humanities

Michigan Social Work

Assistant Professor Ashley Cureton received a Humanities Grant through Michigan Humanities, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Humanities Grants emphasize collaboration among cultural, educational and community-based organizations and institutions in order to serve Michigan’s people with public humanities programming. Together with Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County and local schools throughout Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Cureton will work with refugee youth to

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Social care staff carrying out tasks previously undertaken by NHS, without extra funding, say directors

Community Care

Adult social care staff are carrying out tasks previously undertaken by the NHS in most areas, without compensatory funding, council heads have reported. Seventy per cent of directors said this was the case, in response to an Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) survey carried out in September and October of this year. ADASS described the finding as “startling” ‘People being charged for previously free care’ “Not only does this add to councils’

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What is Palliative Care’s Role When Caring for Patients with a Serious Mental Illness?

CAPC

A psychiatrist explains how palliative care can help patients living with a serious mental illness, and shares five practical tips for successful patient encounters.

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Our annual call to end child welfare’s public celebration of family executions

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Tomorrow, on “National Adoption Day, who will stop to remember that for some children and some young adults every mass adoption ceremony, every treacly feature story on the local news is an act of cruelty – ripping the scab off a wound that never fully heals? Termination of parental rights is child welfare's "death penalty." So why do some of the very judges who order a family "executed" preside over public celebrations of the aftermath?

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DHSC rejects experts’ plan to curb ‘inhumane’ solitary confinement of disabled people in hospital

Community Care

The government has rejected an expert panel’s proposal to “severely curtail” the “inhumane” solitary confinement of people with learning disabilities and autistic people in mental health hospitals. In a damning report published last week , psychiatrist and learning disability expert Baroness Sheila Hollins said there was “no therapeutic benefit” to the long-term segregation of people detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 in hospital.

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Native American Heritage Month and National CASA/GAL’s commitment to advocating for Native children and youth

National Casa Gal

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month throughout November is a reminder of the rich history and contributions of Native Americans. Read More. The post Native American Heritage Month and National CASA/GAL’s commitment to advocating for Native children and youth appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

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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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Celebrating 35 years of activity of the Hungarian Federation of Social Workers

International Federation of Social Workers

The Hungarian Federation of Social Workers is proudly marking its 35th anniversary.

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NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending Nov. 14, 2023

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

● It’s hard to believe that family police agencies still go around “training” mandated reporters of “child abuse” to report anything and everything because if they’re wrong, it won’t do any harm. In this essay, Prof. Kelley Fong, author of Investigating Families explains why they are so wrong. ● Another key theme of Prof. Fong’s book is that mandatory reporting drives families away from seeking help.

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Labour pledges to reform Mental Health Act if elected

Community Care

The Labour Party has pledged to reform the Mental Health Act 1983 if elected to power at the next general election. Shadow health and social care secretary Wes Streeting told the House of Commons today that the party would introduce a bill to overhaul the act as part of its first legislative programme after polling day, which is due to take place by January 2025.

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Highlights from the State Coalition and Faith Community CTAC-CAPC Pre-Conference Session

CAPC

Read a blog co-authored by CAPC's Stacie Sinclair about collaborating with credible, experienced faith leaders and communities to deliver holistic care

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Celebrating Two Decades of Social Work Excellence in Malta: Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the Department of Social Work, University of Malta

International Federation of Social Workers

Malta recently celebrated a significant milestone in the realm of social work—the 20th anniversary of its esteemed Department of Social Work, University of Malta.

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Former Faculty Member Ivor Echols Recognized as NASW Pioneer

University of Connecticut

Retired faculty member and founding director of the Center for International Social Work Studies at UConn School of Social Work, Lynne Healy, Ph.D., recently nominated former faculty member Ivor Echols for posthumous recognition as a NASW Pioneer. Along with her nomination letter below, Dr. Healy added, "In addition to Dr. Echols' deep commitment to fight poverty and racism, her greatest gifts to the University of Connecticut were the countless students who were inspired by her to become better

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Number of foster care households shrinks for second consecutive year

Community Care

The number of mainstream fostering households in England has shrunk for the second consecutive year, despite the country’s growing care population. There was a net loss of 1,045 mainstream household in 2022-23 on the back of a fall of 1,275 in 2021-22, showed Ofsted’s annual data collection on fostering, published last week. This means there has been a 6% fall, to 35,005, in the number of mainstream households in England over the past two years, with the bulk of the fall (1,660 out o

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Episode 25 – Decolonising and re-imagining the boundaries of social work research with Dr Sharlotte Tusasiirwe

Social Work Discoveries

Hello Social Work Discoveries Listeners, I’m so pleased to be able to introduce Dr Sharlotte Tusasiirwe, author of Decolonising & Re-imagining Social Work in Africa: Alternative Epistemologies and Practice Models available for purchase through Routledge, and co-author of Re-imagining Social Work: Towards Creative Practice , with Professor Jim Ife and Dr Rimple Mehta.

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S.13(4): The Right of the Nearest Relative to request a Mental Health Act Assessment

The Masked AMHP

Relatives are often unaware of their right under s.13(4) MHA to request an assessment of their relative under the Mental Health Act.Those who are aware, are often under the mistaken belief that this will inevitably trigger a visit to their relative by an AMHP and two doctors.S.

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Study reveals the positive impact CASA volunteers have on Ohio children

National Casa Gal

A new report is highlighting the impact CASA volunteers are having on Ohio children in need, following months of research and data gathering. Read More. The post Study reveals the positive impact CASA volunteers have on Ohio children appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

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Adult social care gets fourth cabinet minister in two years

Community Care

Adult social care has its fourth cabinet minister in two years following Rishi Sunak’s major government reshuffle. Victoria Atkins has replaced Steve Barclay as health and social care secretary, after the latter spent one year in post in his second stint in the job. Since 2021, the post has also been occupied by Sajid Javid and – briefly, under Liz Truss’s short-lived premiership – Thérèse Coffey.

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Professor David Nutt: A New Approach To Treating Depression

MQ Mental Health

In this episode of MQ Open Mind podcast, released on 31 October 2023, Professor David Nutt, head of the Psychedelics Research Centre at Imperial College London, joins Professor Rory O’Connor and Craig Perryman to discuss a new approach to treating depression. David specialises in the research of drugs that affect the brain and conditions such as addiction, anxiety, and sleep.

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Social Workers’ Day in Ukraine, November 5, 2023

International Federation of Social Workers

November 5th holds special significance in Ukraine, as it is a day dedicated to acknowledging the invaluable contributions of social workers.

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The Guardian view on public sector work: the nursery shortage points to a deeper crisis | Editorial

The Guardian

From childcare to prisons, acute staffing problems across public services call for bold solutions Remember Thursday nights, and the applause for key workers on doorsteps? During the pandemic, people working in demanding, public-facing jobs were rightly and warmly acclaimed. That was then. These days, staff shortages are causing problems across public services, above all in careers demanding high levels of personal interaction, including teaching, prisons and probation.

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Most councils rated good for adult social care in CQC pilot assessments

Community Care

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated most councils as good in pilot assessments for its new system of appraising the quality of local authority adults’ social care. Four of the five authorities tested – Birmingham, Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and Suffolk – received a good rating, the second highest grade below outstanding, following assessments carried out over the summer and autumn.

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Episode: Louise Arseneault and Collaboration in Research

MQ Mental Health

Fresh from having a new paper published, Professor Louise Arseneault, Professor of Developmental Psychology at Kings College London, joined the MQ Open Mind podcast team, Professor Rory O’Connor and Craig Perryman, to chat about collaboration in research. Professor Louise Arseneault, from Montreal is French-Canadian and studied in Psycho-education. Originally trained to work with people with mental health conditions her undergraduate degree didn’t directly lead her to the career that would susta

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Danish Association of Social Workers Celebrates Successful Social Worker Days 2023

International Federation of Social Workers

Picture – Palle Peter Skov The Danish Association of Social Workers Celebrates Successful Social Worker Days 2023.

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Why boosting quality of life is the best medicine | Letters

The Guardian

Readers respond to the call from England’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, for doctors to prioritise quality of life over quantity of life It is interesting to note that England’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, talks about quality of life ( Prioritise quality of life over prolonging it for elderly, Chris Whitty tells medics, 10 November ) in the same week that Simon Jenkins says that he has been forced to turn off the news because he finds it too shocking.

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Cap on care costs: significant risks around plan to deliver delayed reform by 2025, says watchdog

Community Care

There are “significant risks” around the government’s capacity to deliver its already delayed plan to introduce a cap on care costs by October 2025, the public spending watchdog has warned. The National Audit Office (NAO) said work needed to start soon, backed by more resource, to deliver the cap and a more generous means-test for care by the revised target date, two years later than originally planned.

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Living Sober

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Thank You - Thank You - Thank You. Expressing Gratitude

American Board of Clinical Social Work

Expressing Gratitude Task Force 5 COVID-19 Response Assignment (2020) One of my patients recently informed me that November is the National Month of Gratitude. This makes sense given the date of our Thanksgiving Holiday. It reminded me of some basic mannerisms and courtesies associated with general civility but also within the context of professional social work.

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GEPE Notebooks – Academic Journal of the Study and Research Group on Ethics

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

About the Journal This Journal has pedagogical and scientific characteristics at the same time. In this sense, in his articles he presents unpublished reflections both from researchers who are in training, and from the best and most established researchers that the editors can attract to publish in the magazine, as well as from university professors in the field of ethics and related topics who are available. to launch bold articles with socio-intellectual impact in the academic world.

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Study reveals the positive impact of CASA volunteers have on Ohio children

National Casa Gal

A new report is highlighting the impact CASA volunteers are having on Ohio children in need, following months of research and data gathering. Read More. The post Study reveals the positive impact of CASA volunteers have on Ohio children appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

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November – Get Moving

Living Sober

The latest in our annual series of sober self care. How do you regularly move your body?

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Podcast: A conversation with Shelby Forsythia on her book “Your Grief, Your Way.”

Hospice Chaplaincy

In Today’s episode, Saul talks to Shelby Forsythia about her book, “Your Grief, Your Way.” Shelby Forsythia (she/her) is a grief guide, author, and podcast host.

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