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What to Expect When a Child Discharges From a Children’s Psychiatric Hospital

KVC

When a child is discharged from a children’s psychiatric hospital, they will likely experience a range of emotions and expectations for life after their hospital stay. Choosing to admit a child for inpatient psychiatric care is never easy and it can be an overwhelming decision to make.

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Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Borderline Personality Disorder

Social Work Blog

Nicole Roder, LCSW-C Research shows that about 20 percent of all patients admitted to psychiatric hospitals meet criteria for BPD, as well as 10 percent of people seeking outpatient mental health treatment. When they behave this way, their therapists and loved ones might feel manipulated, but feelings aren’t facts.

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Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Borderline Personality Disorder

Social Work Blog

Nicole Roder, LCSW-C Research shows that about 20 percent of all patients admitted to psychiatric hospitals meet criteria for BPD, as well as 10 percent of people seeking outpatient mental health treatment. When they behave this way, their therapists and loved ones might feel manipulated, but feelings aren’t facts.

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Guest Post: Interview with Author of Breakdown: A Clinician’s Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry

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I’m in my 14 th year as a mobile emergency psychiatric social worker. Although most mobile psychiatric emergency cases have involved mentally high functioning patients, I’ve been most invigorated from helping the most impaired patients, usually suffering from psychosis. I can authorize involuntary transfers of patients to hospitals.

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20 Success Stories: Mental Health, Family Reunification, Foster Care and Adoption Support Transform Lives

KVC

These stories came from youth and families we’ve served, foster or adoptive families who support our mission, and KVC team members who provide in-home family therapy and support, mental health treatment, foster care, adoption, inpatient children’s psychiatric treatment or other life-changing services. Apparently she Googled us.

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News Items – January 12, 2023

Social Workers Speak

Many in foster care are relegated to boarding for weeks or months in emergency rooms or to living in short-term psychiatric hospital wards with no end in sight because of the shortage. Rick Miller is a member of NASW-MA: If You’re Gay, Should You See a Gay Therapist? Psychology Today. Does it matter? ”

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COVID-19 Year 3: Social Workers and Their Clients Continue to Nagivate the Pandemic and its Impact, Even as Society Shifts Back Toward ‘Normal’

Social Work Blog

It’s stressful personally,” says Danielle Wagner, MSSW, LCSW, staff therapist at a Pennsylvania college who also sees patients in private practice. “In I personally do not ever plan to work in the hospital without wearing a mask/PPE (personal protective equipment),” says Levy.