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Building Bridges to Peace: Social Workers’ Crucial Role in the DRC Amid Escalating Violence

International Federation of Social Workers

The recent surge in violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), particularly in the town of Mweso, Masisi district, North Kivu Province, has brought to light the ongoing conflict’s […]

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400 additional social work apprenticeships on cards as councils invited to bid for £12m fund

Community Care

About 400 more social work apprentices could be recruited over the next year in England courtesy of a £12m fund designed to boost practitioner capacity adults’ services, announced by the government today. The Department of Health and Social Care is inviting expressions of interest from councils for up to £30,000 per apprentice to help them resource the recruitment, supervision and training of additional trainees, up to the end of March 2025.

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Leaders must foster professional curiosity and challenge to improve child protection, finds review

Community Care

Children’s services leaders must foster the conditions for professional curiosity and challenge to improve the quality of child protection practice, the national safeguarding body has said. The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel said senior managers needed to give practitioners the “time, resources, and training” necessary for effective safeguarding, as well as promote “safe professional challenge” within and between agencies.

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From social care to homelessness, what are the cost pressures facing English councils?

The Guardian

A decade of cuts has reduced local authorities’ ability to deal with key long-term issues, from child protection to an ageing society Angela Rayner: Tories’ council fund is cynical pre-election sticking plaster Barnet council’s ‘Graph of Doom’ now looks prophetic ‘Stuck without it’: Woking elderly residents face losing key transport Once vanishingly rare, the prospect English local authorities might go bust now offers no surprise: four councils have in effect gone bankrupt in the past year; othe

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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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The Center for Equitable Family & Community Well-Being Receives $1 Million Grant from Washtenaw County

Michigan Social Work

The Center for Equitable Family & Community Well-Being, led by Professor Trina Shanks, has received a $1 million contract to evaluate American Rescue Plan (ARP) money directed through the Washtenaw County Racial Equity Office. Passed in March 2021, the ARP was designed to provide relief and support in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan supports community investments in programs and infrastructure to build stronger, more equitable post-pandemic economies.

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So long and thanks.

Social Work With Adults

Lyn, enjoying the stunning vistas of her home country, Australia, on an earlier trip.for all the amazing adult social work This is my farewell post before I step down as Chief Social Worker for Adults. It was a privilege and an honour to take on this role over 10 years ago, the first of its kind in England. I am so very grateful for all the support I have received from so many people in the sector, especially those who draw on care and support and those who care for them.

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Children’s Mental Health Week 2024: My Voice Matters

MQ Mental Health

The theme for Children’s Mental Health Week (5 to 11 February 2024) this year, the campaign’s 10 th year, is ‘My Voice Matters’. Childhood doesn’t usually involve much autonomy. Adults make most of the decisions about a child’s life from where they live, what they eat and when, where they go to school, what clothes they have and much more. From a child’s perspective, they might not feel heard.

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The 10th International Consortium for Social Development-Asia Pacific Biennial Conference- Oct 22-25, 2024

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

The 10th International Consortium for Social Development-Asia Pacific Biennial Conference will be hosted by the Philippines on October 22-25, 2024. The overall conference theme is The Fifth Industrial Revolution Amidst Multifaceted Disruptions: Harnessing the Power of Social Development. Call for Abstracts Deadline: February 29, 2024 Approval of Abstracts: April 5, 2024 Deadline for Submission of Full Paper: July 1, 2024 For More details, please visit : [link] The post The 10th International Co

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Free Mental Health Webinars, February 2024

Social Work.Career

This post is part of the monthly series, Free Webinars for Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals, featuring almost 50 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, February 2024 appeared first on SocialWork.Career.

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Iranian National Social Worker’s Day Conference: Mediation as a Pathway to Peace

International Federation of Social Workers

On January 23rd, Iran marked its National Social Worker’s Day, coinciding with the birthday of Imam Ali, by hosting the 38th National Social Worker’s Day conference.

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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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How to Get the Support for Bipolar You Need

Nnatasha Tracy

Support for bipolar is important, but the support for bipolar that you actually need is even more so. We're all different, and the support we need is different too. The trouble is, it can be hard to get the support we need when we need it. I would say that obtaining this support is actually a skill. So, if getting the support you need for bipolar disorder is a skill, how do we learn it, and how do we practice it?

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Biopsychosocial-Tech Assessment: Navigating With Humility

The New Social Worker

Social workers are on the front lines of digital spaces as we observe and process with people about their digital experiences. You do not have to be a tech expert, but you must remain curious and ask deep questions about what clients do online.

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Barnet council’s ‘Graph of Doom’ now looks prophetic

The Guardian

In 2011, no one believed councils would be left to swallow the rising cost of social care unaided. But after funding cuts of 40%, their plight looks increasingly bleak Angela Rayner: Tories’ council fund is cynical pre-election sticking plaster What are the cost pressures facing English councils? ‘Stuck without it’: Woking elderly residents face losing key transport In 2011, two senior council managers in north London put together a PowerPoint graph that they felt might help kick off a useful di

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Embracing Human Fraternity: The Vital Role of Social Work in Cultivating Global Peace and Unity

International Federation of Social Workers

In the face of myriad global conflicts that test our collective spirit and humanity, the imperative for human fraternity has never been more urgent.

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ECT and the Mental Health Act

The Masked AMHP

Electroconvulsive Therapy was first introduced as a treatment for mental illness in 1938. Today, its main use is in severe treatment resistant depression, as well as in catatonia and the depressive phases of bipolar affective disorder.The most recent statistics for the UK indicate that over 1,800 patients received courses of ECT during the year 2021.

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How to Help Relieve Constipation in Patients with Serious Illness

CAPC

All about the impact of constipation on patients with serious illness, including how to prevent and recognize it in your patients, and how to treat it to get things moving again.

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IASSW Team at United Nations Commission for Social Development to be held February 5-14 at UN Headquarters in New York

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

IASSW will be very busy at the upcoming United Nations Commission for Social Development to be held February 5-14 at UN Headquarters in New York. We are co-sponsoring two virtual side events. These are accessible to members via the registration link on the session flyers. We also wrote a statement on the Commission theme and endorsed the Civil Society Declaration that will be presented at the opening session.

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IFSW to Host Panel on Eco-Social Justice at 62nd Social Development Session

International Federation of Social Workers

IFSW is delighted to announce a side panel event for the upcoming 62nd session of the Commission for Social Development, emphasising the critical intersection of social justice and ecological sustainability.

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Celebrating Black Change Agents

University of Connecticut

For Black History Month 2024, the School of Social Work is highlighting four inspiring Black changemakers: Lester Blackwell Granger 1896-1976 First Black president of the National Conference for Social Work in 1952 Advocated for the desegregation of schools and played a role in the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case As executive director of the National Urban League from 1941 to 1961, promoted equal opportunities for Black people in employment, housing, education, and other areas As

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NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending January 30, 2024

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

● Twenty years ago, Youth Today revealed the stunning results of a study of Court-Appointed Special Advocates commissioned by the National CASA Association itself. The study found that the program didn’t work. The story concluded that National CASA’s desperate efforts to spin the findings “can border on duplicity.” Now, The Imprint has surveyed the research on CASA.

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How Does Language Affect Our Mental Health?

MQ Mental Health

Ahead of Time To Talk Day (1st February 2024), we take a look at how language and mental health are linked. Language around mental health is, let’s face it, clunky at best. How do we accurately communicate our experience of our body and mind to another human being? It may seem an impossible task at times, particularly with words regarding mental health.

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Using Crosswalks to Map Mandatory Training Requirements

Relias

The healthcare industry is highly regulated. Post-acute care organizations are subject to many federal, state, and accrediting agency requirements. These regulations frequently change, making it challenging for organizations to stay up-to-date and maintain compliance across all their locations and services, as different states and service lines have varying requirements.

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Breaking the silence on Sexuality in Hospice Care

Hospice Chaplaincy

Anne Katz, RN, PHD Dr. Anne Katz is an award winning author, certified sexuality counselor and clinical nurse specialist in Manitoba, Canada. In the final stages of life, sexuality is often regarded as not important by health care providers.

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NIH/NIAAA Grant Funds Research on Social Isolation and Alcohol Use During and Post-COVID

University of Connecticut

Associate Research Professor Hsiu-Ju Lin, Ph.D., has joined an interdisciplinary team awarded a $1.5M RO1 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH/NIAAA) to investigate the relationship between social isolation, loneliness, stress, and coping mechanisms with alcohol use across the United States.

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Address Distress: 10 Steps To Take If Someone Is In Mental Health Distress

MQ Mental Health

January can be a tricky month for our mental well-being. Lack of money after the festive period, lack of sunlight and colder weather can all contribute to making it harder to have a positive outlook. Although numbers of inpatients for mental illness go down in December and numbers of emergency calls related to mental health distress also decrease, the trend reverses starkly come January.

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How to Apply the Stages of Change Model to Addiction Treatment

Relias

Originally developed in the 1970s by James O. Prochaska and Carlo C. DiClemente, the Stages of Change model has been in use for several decades. In that time, researchers have found that the Stages of Change model can be useful when applied to addiction treatment. From helping individuals with substance use disorders to providing a framework to quit smoking, or any other addictive behavior, this model has proven efficacious.

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Disenfranchised Grief

Hospice Chaplaincy

Kenneth J. Doka Ph.D. Editor’s Note: You can purchase Dr. Doka’s book “Disenfranchised Grief “Here! Every society has external rules or norms that govern how we are expected to behave. Yet societies also have internal rules that set expectations on internal states—how we are expected to think, feel, and even believe.

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10 Tips to Help Your Child Navigate Bullying and Friendship Challenges

Prosper Health Collective

What is Bullying? Bullying is when someone deliberately and repeatedly hurts another person emotionally and/or physically. Some examples of “overt bullying” include teasing, saying mean things, name calling, pushing, hitting and damaging property. Some examples of “covert bullying” include deliberately ignoring someone, leaving them out of activities, encouraging other peers to exclude them, spreading rumours, embarrassing them, and asking for money.

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Anao Zhang Named to the Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program

Michigan Social Work

Assistant Professor Anao Zhang has been named to the 2023 cohort of the Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program. Established by the Cambia Health Foundation in 2014, the program advances the next generation of palliative care leaders across a range of disciplines — including nursing, social work, pharmacy, communications, health systems, psychology and spirituality —with a goal of increasing palliative care access, awareness and quality across the nation.

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How to Keep Patients Satisfied — and Raise Your Patient Satisfaction Scores

Relias

Improving patient experience scores is a goal for many healthcare organizations — and for good reason. Patient experience is directly tied to patient retention, reimbursement, and in many cases, better patient outcomes. As a result, many organizations continuously look for new ways to improve their patient satisfaction as efficiently and effectively as possible.

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Diversity Spotlight: Nadine A. Chang, PhD

Society of Clinical Psychology

The current spotlight is centered on the contributions of Dr. Nadine A. Chang., a licensed clinical psychologist and advocate for Asian American mental health in the state of New York. Dr. Chang earned her B.A. in psychology at New York University , as well as her Ph.D. in clinical and school psychology at Hofstra University. As part of her graduate training, Dr.

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IASSW General Assembly 2024

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

The International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) 2024 General Assembly (GA) will be held on April 4, 2024 in Panama. Details will be published on this page as documents become available. GA Announcement GA Agenda The post IASSW General Assembly 2024 first appeared on International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW).

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Three MSW Students Are Finalists for the Michigan Health Equity Challenge

Michigan Social Work

MSW students Wolfgang Bahr, Sarah Shimizu and L Tantay have all had projects selected for the Michigan Health Equity Challenge, which provides support for U-M grad students working with community-based organizations in developing multidisciplinary initiatives that address health care inequities. Bahr and MPH student Irving Suarez are developing a program for Latin American immigrants to address heart disease through stress management and community health leadership initiatives.

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Celebrating 41 new and expanded programs in 2023

National Casa Gal

Please join us in celebrating 41 CASA/GAL programs that started operations or expanded. Read More. The post Celebrating 41 new and expanded programs in 2023 appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

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What to expect when seeing a clinical psychologist with your child

Lawson Psychology

What to expect when seeing a clinical psychologist with your child Attending an appointment with a clinical psychologist can be a time of mixed feelings. Especially if you are attending with your child, you might be feeling especially vulnerable. Many people struggle with knowing how to prepare themselves and their child for an appointment, however hopefully this will help you feel more comfortable knowing when to seek help, how to prepare your child and what to expect from your appointment.

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