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Five Caseworker Rookie Mistakes to Avoid

Famcare

According to estimates, the United States has over 680,000 social workers affiliated with various non-profit organizations. Social workers play an important role in the American social fabric, from juvenile justice to veteran services, senior services, and child welfare.

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6 hacks for less painful social work documentation

Save the Social Worker

When I was a student social worker in the U.K., my supervisor used to drive me to the clients we would visit. One day, we were really busy. Back to back meetings in the office, followed by home visits.

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Developing our care colleagues and keeping everyone safe

Social Care

Our ultimate goal is to transform the care available to people living with dementia and provide the best possible care for our residents. Image copyright Vida Healthcare]. Making connections.

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Two-year delay to cap on care costs on cards, amid fears reform will be dropped altogether

Community Care

The government will delay the introduction of the cap on care costs for two years, in chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s autumn statement next week, The Times has reported.

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Get Connected: Using Social Media for Social Work Success

Speaker: Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW.

In this webinar with business development consultant Gary Direnfeld, we will explore the different methods of marketing your private social work practice and boosting your online presence. Gary will provide valuable insight on choosing and using social media to attract viable referrals.

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Love Letter to OCAD’s Foresight Program

Social Work Futures

The Ontario College of Art and Design has a Master’s Degree Program in Strategic Foresight. I happened upon it via the work of many of their graduates and the way in which they position this work online as a generous and brilliant act of public scholarship.

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Guest Post: Burnout, Shame and the Sticking Point of Our Words

My Brains Not Broken

Today’s guest post is written by Rachael, who runs the amazing Call On Courage podcast. Have you ever noticed how you call something affects how you perceive it?

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Councils unable to safeguard children subject to immigration control, finds study

Community Care

Councils in England are failing to protect children subject to immigration control, including by rarely recognising their poverty as a safeguarding issue, a study has found.

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What Causes Coke Bloat? What You Need to Know

Gateway Foundation

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive drug that can create numerous severe side effects. Once a person becomes addicted to the illegal drug, they can experience physical, mental and emotional changes that take a toll on their quality of life.

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Reconnecting: There are steps.

Gary Direnfeld

He was emotionally inept. It cleaved the relationship with his daughter. He wanted to repair it. It was the alcohol in his early years and later his anger. She wanted nothing to do with him. He wondered how he could ever reestablish a relationship. He was dry now. Stable. With a partner. He would have to apologize. He would have to be transparent, honest, authentic. Those were all the things he never achieved when married to her mother. She refused to meet. I had him write an apology.

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Sobriety Chat: Sue

Living Sober

Sue Kerr is a writer, artist, gardener, seamstress, and budding astrologer. She's a wife, friend, and big sister.and she is sober.

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Specialist placements needed to reform a care system not working for teenagers, finds review

Community Care

The government must invest in specialist placements to reform a care system not working for vulnerable teenagers and protect them from exploitation.

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Social workers honoured at national awards ceremony

Social Work Awards

Seventeen inspiring social workers, teams and organisations from across England have been recognised for their contribution to the profession after winning the top awards at the national Social Worker of the Year Awards on Friday 04 November.

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Ontario Public Education: The Role of Parents….

Gary Direnfeld

Trauma? I’ve had my share. In fact, I continue to have dreams of being involved in violent altercations. The first three years of my career were as a front line worker in a group home for severely compromised youths who also had a propensity to violence. Serious violence. We were trained regularly and intensely in non-violent physical intervention. That is code for being able to disarm and subdue an attacker quickly and in a manner so as to minimize the risk of their injury.

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Case Manager Stress Relief For Social Worker Performance Anxiety

Famcare

Performance anxiety can often add to the high stress experienced by social work case managers. After all, social worker performance isn’t about how many widgets you make or how much profit you brought to the bottom line. It’s about helping real people deal with real life problems.

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Fourth minister for children’s social care of 2022 appointed

Community Care

The government has appointed its fourth children’s social care minister of the year ahead of a critical period for the sector.

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Stop Abuse Campaign Advocate and Expert Joins Board

Stop Abuse Campaign

← Suicide prevention means child protection. National Known Justice Leader Howard Spivak brings decades of experience to help prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences.

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Palliative Care Teams Across the Country Share Their Health Equity Interventions

CAPC

Interventions developed to improve care for Black people living with serious illness?—and and how the palliative care field can leverage this work. Health Equity Leadership Measurement and Quality

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You Can Improve Senior Care, with Social Services Software

Famcare

Our senior population continues to grow, with the aging of the baby boomers. And with the glut of older citizens comes a glut of issues that elder care workers must deal with. There are health issues – both physical and mental.

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Removing children’s services from council ‘would distract from improvement’, adviser tells DfE

Community Care

Removing a council’s ‘inadequate’ children’s services would “distract from its improvement”, and its new leadership team should be given the chance to make progress, the government has been advised.

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NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending November 8, 2022

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

? Oral argument before the Supreme Court in Brackeen v. Haaland, the case challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act is scheduled to begin TODAY (Nov. 9) at 10:00 am ET. You can listen to the arguments live here. ?

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Finding the Right Mental Health App for You

Nnatasha Tracy

Finding the right mental health app in a sea of 10,000 estimated health and wellness apps available (yes, there are really that many) can bring its own challenges. Moreover, in my opinion, it’s the Wild West out there for freely available online apps.

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Millions of Americans Have Health Insurance That Isn’t ‘Good Enough’

CAPC

Stat News discusses the problem of health insurance in the United States, focusing on affordability of care, even after coverage. News Bites

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Cafcass staff may be balloted on industrial action amid absence of pay offer, says union boss

Community Care

Cafcass staff may be balloted on industrial action if the ongoing absence of a pay offer for 2022-23 persists or they are presented with too low an increase, a union chief has warned.

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Some good, bad and ugly in new federal “child welfare” data

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

The federal government has released state-by-state data for the number of children taken from their parents in FFY 2021 (yes, they always run about a year late). And NCCPR has updated our rate-of-removal index.

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Matt Hancock’s I’m a Celeb appearance ‘insulting’, says bereaved daughter

The Guardian

Dr Cathy Gardner, whose father died from Covid in a care home, urges viewers to boycott ITV show A bereaved daughter who won a high court ruling that Matt Hancock’s policy on care home discharges at the start of the Covid pandemic was unlawful has urged TV viewers to boycott his appearance on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!

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Physician Explains Pharmacists' Role in Educating Prescribers on Risks of Polypharmacy

CAPC

Interview explaining the problems around overmedication for older adults, and how clinicians and pharmacists can work together to address this. News Bites

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Three-quarters of large councils planning to tighten eligibility for adult social care, finds survey

Community Care

Almost three-quarters (72%) of England’s biggest councils plan to tighten eligibility for adult social care over the next two years due to high inflation and mounting demand, a survey has found.

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Nursing Time Awards 2022 with added social care!

Social Care

Our time to shine (we always have). To some ears it may sound glib, but it really isn’t. Awards matter. Recognition matters. Because it proves the social care nursing profession matters.

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Rise in UK state pension age ‘could stop women caring for older relatives’

The Guardian

New report says increase in work time by 30 hours a week due to raising SPA will lead to a drop in care time of 6.3

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Leaders Across the Country Share Their Health Equity Interventions

CAPC

Interventions developed to improve care for Black people living with serious illness?—and and how the palliative care field can leverage this work. Health Equity Leadership Measurement and Quality

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Why Nonprofits Should Digitize Their Operations

Famcare

The United States has over 1.5 million non-profit organizations and a vast human services network.

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Crime prevention starts with protecting children

Stop Abuse Campaign

← Stop Abuse Campaign Advocate and Expert Joins Board. Crime is a complex subject. Protecting children from Adverse Childhood Experiences prevents crime and strengthens communities. A neighbor called on Saturday morning to tell me that Larry had died.

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Can digital technologies improve access to mental healthcare in Nigeria?

MQ Mental Health

This article was written by Kelvin Okeoghene Opiepie, African Youth Transformation Ambassador and founder of LEAD Community Foundation. He examines if digital technologies could improve access to mental healthcare in Nigeria. .