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Adoption leaders bid to reform ‘institutionally racist’ system

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. The adoption system is “institutionally racist”, sector leaders have warned, in a strategy designed to tackle ethnic inequalities facing children and prospective adopters and a lack of diversity in the workforce. In its strategy for 2024-27, Adoption England, the national body supporting regional adoption agencies (RAAs), said it wanted to “end the racial disparity”

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‘It feels like contempt’: DWP tells 85-year-old dementia patient to repay £13k

The Guardian

Cypriot-born Sia Kasparis, who speaks limited English, was not told about disability premium overpayment for several years Eighty-five-year-old Sia Kasparis was in her hospital bed in the living room of her small north London flat when there was a knock at the door. The grandmother-of-five has been bedbound for the last two years, the result of a collapsed vertebra and a range of other health problems, including vascular dementia, heart failure and kidney disease.

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SAVE THE DATE – SWSD 2026

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

The International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) and the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), are proud to announce the upcoming Global Social Work Conference; #SWSD2026. This pivotal gathering will bring together a diverse community dedicated to social development and change.

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MQ Mental Health Research in New Documentary

MQ Mental Health

MQ Mental Health Research has been featured in a new documentary film produced by Reuters.com. The film gives an insightful view into MQ’s mission, and why mental health research is so important in the role of changing the outcomes for millions of people worldwide. One of the critical points underscored in the film is the stark disparity in funding.

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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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Sector concern as DfE ends social work teaching partnership funding

Community Care

The government has stopped funding social work teaching partnerships, sparking sector concern that progress brought about by the arrangements will stall. The Department for Education wrote to partnerships at the beginning of April telling them that it would not be renewing funding for the 2024-25 financial year. One sector leader said that the DfE had told partnerships that there would be funding for 2024-25 last autumn and invited them to bid; however, there followed a several-month delay, culm

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National reckonings and public inquiries: what scandals come next?

The Guardian

After the Post Office, infected blood, Grenfell Tower, Windrush and more, what could fall on the next prime minister’s watch? Reckonings with shocking national scandals have lately become a defining feature of British public life. Some, like the Post Office and infected blood scandals, have erupted from cases of wrongdoing hidden in plain sight. Again and again, whistleblowers are shown to have been sidelined, ignored and dismissed.

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Why Do I Think Everything Is My Fault?

Nnatasha Tracy

I have a bad habit of thinking everything is my fault. It's remarkable, actually. No matter what happens and no matter what other people do, it always feels like I made it happen. This is a personal inclination of mine, psychologically, I suspect, but it's also impacted by depression. If you feel like everything is your fault, read on as to why that might be and what to do about it.

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Free Mental Health Webinars, June 2024

Social Work.Career

This post is part of the monthly series, Free Webinars for Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals, featuring over 55 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, June 2024 appeared first on SocialWork.Career.

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Next government urged to wake up to UK’s ‘shocking’ levels of child poverty

The Guardian

Charities call for law within first 100 days after general election to ensure annual rises in the financial help parents receive The next government should pass a new law within 100 days of winning the general election that would commit ministers to eradicating child poverty for good, the five biggest UK children’s charities say this weekend. The organisations demand legislation in the first king’s speech that would include plans for a “child lock” – equivalent to the current pensions “triple lo

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From Student Intern to Professional: Transition Smoothly Into Social Work Practice

The New Social Worker

If you're a student intern moving into professional social work, you might have many questions about what to expect, where to find mentors, and how to find the right job. This guide offers you practical advice your new career.

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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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An interview with an attempted murderer

The Masked AMHP

Back in the 1980’s and 90’s, under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE), social workers were often called upon by the police to fulfil the role of appropriate adult when interviewing children or vulnerable adults. Requests to attend interviews with adults with mental disorders or learning difficulties were usually for the most serious offences.

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Focus on Gerontology: Managing the Aging Baby Boomers

Social Work Blog

By Peter Craig The aging baby boomer population is reaching critical mass. In 2020, according to the Census Bureau, that group numbered some 73 million—the second-largest segment of the U.S. population after Millennials—with 55.8 million of boomers, or 16.8% of the U.S. population, being age 65 or over. By 2030, all boomers will have hit 65 and their share of the population will be around 20%.

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The Guardian view on private equity and public services: this trend needs reversing | Editorial

The Guardian

From railways to nurseries and children’s homes, investors are taking advantage of chances to siphon taxpayer funds offshore Sector by sector, private equity is making deep inroads into UK public services. More than a decade ago, the collapse of Southern Cross , the private-equity-owned care home operator, revealed the havoc that can be wreaked when essential public services are run by heavily indebted businesses with complex financial structures.

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Book Review: Every 90 Seconds: Our Common Cause Ending Violence Against Women

The New Social Worker

Read The New Social Worker's book review of Every 90 Seconds: Our Common Cause Ending Violence Against Women by Anne P. DePrince. Reviewed by Shakima Tozay.

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Recap: A Deep Dive into Mental Health Data Science

MQ Mental Health

Last month, the MQ and DATAMIND Data Science Meeting took place in Swansea. The DATAMIND Hub expands the benefits of data by safely and securely combining data from multiple sources, such as health records, schools, administration, charities and more. Then, through the UK Health Data Research Innovation Gateway, researchers can discover the data and use it most effectively so that eventually we can together make the next breakthroughs in mental health science leading to a mentally healthier futu

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Sobriety Chat: Carmel

Living Sober

Hear Carmel talk about getting sober, her belief in radical transformation and how she manages her anger in sobriety.

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‘No one would accept blame’: Carers highlight DWP failures over debt crisis

The Guardian

Carers asked to repay sums as high as £20k say officials did not share eligibility information between departments Carers put through the wringer of carer’s allowance overpayments raise the same question time and again: they weren’t aware they had infringed benefit rules but welfare officials were. Why were they not told, rather than overpayments being allowed to run on for months, landing them with debts of thousands of pounds?

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Medicare Announces Updates to the Enhancing Oncology Model

CAPC

On May 30th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center announced notable changes to the Enhancing Oncology Model (EOM).

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Faculty Promotions

Michigan Social Work

Congratulations to the following faculty members whose promotions were approved this month by the U-M Board of Regents. Katrina Ellis, Lisa Fedina, Odessa Benson Gonzalez and Anao Zhang were promoted to associate professor with tenure. David Córdova and Terri Friedline were promoted to professor. In addition, Lindsay Bornheimer was promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, without tenure, School of Medicine.

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You’re not broken: Distress as part of the human condition

Lawson Psychology

You’re not broken: Distress as part of the human condition Have you ever felt broken? Ever thought to yourself, “What’s wrong with me?” , “I’m so messed up,” or “everyone else seems to be able to do this – why can’t I?” You’re not alone. But why are we so quick to blame ourselves? These statements don’t reflect the very real challenges that are happening to us in our lives – they’re about us.

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Labour has ‘no plans’ to allow health worker visas to include family members

The Guardian

Rules were changed this year in effort to cut immigration, but experts warn bar on dependents will have significant impact on health service UK politics live – latest updates Labour has “no plans” to change rules barring health and care workers from bringing their families to the UK on their visas, despite a plummeting number of NHS staff since the rules were changed earlier this year.

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The renovation of the residential center for parents and children in Tomashivka has been completed

International Federation of Social Workers

IFSW Europe extends its heartfelt gratitude to Volkshilfe and the Austrian Development Cooperation for their generous financial support, which has enabled the successful completion of the renovation project at the […]

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Human-Animal Connections: Veterinary Social Work Roles Grow as the Specialty Area Evolves

Social Work Blog

By Raju Chebium Kelly Bremken is a new kind of veterinary social worker. She personifies how much the practice area has evolved since its inception 21 years ago. Back then, the handful of veterinary social workers sprinkled throughout the country pretty much focused on one thing: helping people cope with the loss of their companion animals. Today’s VSWs do so much more than that.

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How to Use Elicit-Provide-Elicit in Motivational Interviewing

Relias

Motivational interviewing serves as a pivotal approach in fostering behavioral change, prioritizing empathy and collaboration. Central to this technique is the “elicit-provide-elicit” framework, a strategic dialogue aimed at leveraging the client’s experiences to effectively impart therapeutic insights. By first eliciting the client’s understanding, followed by providing tailored information in accessible language, and finally eliciting their assimilation of the new knowledge, practi

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Our children’s services system is broken. This sharp rise in deprivation of liberty orders proves it | Letter

The Guardian

Steven Walker , a retired social worker, is worried by an exponential increase in orders and the issues underlying it The number of applications to the family courts for children’s deprivation of liberty (DOL) orders – most of which are granted – has risen massively in the last six years, from around 100 to more than 1,200, as reported by the BBC ’s File on 4 programme last week.

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Prioritising Maternal Mental Health During the Perinatal Period

Prosper Health Collective

The journey to becoming a mother is often depicted as a time of great joy and fulfilment. During this time there is excitement about bringing a new life into the world. However, behind the smiles, many mothers also struggle silently with their mental health. The ‘perinatal period’ is the time during pregnancy and into the first year postpartum, the period of time after childbirth.

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Complete the Social Work Census by June 30!

Social Work Blog

The Association of Social Work Boards, in collaboration with the Social Work Workforce Coalition, launched the first-ever Social Work Census across the United States and Canada. The census is the most comprehensive profession-wide study to date and will generate a more accurate picture of who today’s social workers are and what they are doing in their practice.

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Stepping Out of Silence to Become a Gender Champion

Social Service Workforce

Written by YouthPower2: Learning and Evaluation

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“Harambee!”: Social Workers Unite for Sustainable Shared Futures at 2026 Global Conference

International Federation of Social Workers

Harambee!

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Democracy Dodges A Bullet

Beyond Advocacy

Donald Trump is finally being held accountable for all the crap he has done over the many decades of his inglorious life. And it is just the beginning. I was surprised by the verdict. I did not expect a guilty verdict on all counts. I was prepared for a hung jury. The antithesis attributed to poet activist Maya Angelou, “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst,” best described my sentiments.

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NASW remembers George Floyd Jr. on 4th anniversary of his death

Social Work Blog

Photo above by Gayatri Malhotra for Unsplash shows a protestor at rally in Washington, D.C. in June 2020. By Ja’Bree Harris, MSW, NASW Public Policy and Advocacy Manager “I can’t breathe” are the chilling words that spurred a summer of racial reckoning. On May 25, 2020, Minneapolis police officers arrested Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, after a convenience store employee called 911 and told the police that Floyd bought cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill.

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IFSW policy singled out in the UN General Assembly 77th Session report from the Secretary-General

International Federation of Social Workers

The United Nation’s Secretary-General, António Guterres in promoting the rights of nature, highlighted in his Harmony with Nature report to the General Assembly that, “the International Federation of Social Workers, […]