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Why Do I Snap So Easily And How To Deal With It?

Blurt It Out

Depression can cause us to feel increasingly irritable. This can lead to us snapping at people, which is often followed by a wave of guilt. We might not be able to explain our irritability or know what we can do to reduce our snappiness. What Is Irritability? When we’re irritable, we tend to become annoyed easily. We’re often over-sensitive to both our environment and things that other people say or do.

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Call for Abstract – INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Title: “Uniting for Change: Addressing the Grand Challenges for Social Work in the 21st Century” Date: 22 March 2024 Venue: Virtual, Time: 9.00 am – 11.00 am (CT) Call for abstracts: Organizers invite submissions from social work students across the globe on any of the conference themes. Submissions can be fieldwork projects, case studies, innovative practice models, and research papers.

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‘Profiteering off children’: care firms in England accused of squeezing cash from councils

The Guardian

A local authority leader claims private equity groups are exploiting vulnerable youngsters in care homes in the pursuit of profit Care companies are insisting on unnecessary and expensive support packages for vulnerable children to boost their profits, a council leader has claimed. Barry Lewis, the Tory leader of Derbyshire county council, said that former family-run businesses acquired by private equity groups were trying to get “as much cash as possible” out of local authorities.

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Teen Mental Wellness Day March 2nd: Statistics and Resources

Bipolar Bandit

Teen Mental Wellness Day is March 2nd. Please read or watch a video to learn more about it, statistics and resources.

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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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International Women’s Day: What’s It Like To Be a US Fellow for MQ?

MQ Mental Health

This week it's International Women's Day (8th of March) and March is Women's History Month. Women are making history in research, some of them working with MQ Mental Health Research in their work. One such woman is Marisa Marraccini , one of the researchers selected to be a US Fellow for MQ in 2022. Applications to become an MQ fellow in the USA are opening soon.

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What's the worst day to be sectioned? A Christmas Day MHA Assessment

The Masked AMHP

Back in the1980’s, when I used to do out of hours on call duties, Christmas Day was generally considered a good shift to have – you got double pay for the bank holiday, and no-one ever called Social Services on Christmas Day – Boxing Day, yes, New Year’s Day, yes, but never Christmas Day. Unless someone had chosen that day to go mad.

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The Nursing Shortage and Patient Safety

Relias

Nursing shortage statistics continue to show that the healthcare industry still has an urgent need for nurses. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) , the current shortage of RNs in the U.S. is expected to continue trending upward. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 194,500 average annual openings for registered nurses, and nurse employment will grow 9% through 2030.

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Is Reading Good For Mental Health?

MQ Mental Health

At certain times of year, we might have a bit more time to sit down with a good book. World Book Day (7 March 2024) is one such time, a day to celebrate authors, illustrators, books and the joy of reading. World Book Day also encourages young children to dress up as fictional characters, which may also turn out to be potentially good for mental health.

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The Fear Of Leaving The House When Having Mental Illness

Blurt It Out

Mental illness can make it difficult to leave the house. This can be hard for both us and our loved ones to understand. Particularly if we’re someone who’s always been fairly outgoing, independent, and sociable. Anxiety When We Leave The House Anxiety can be part of many mental illnesses; whether diagnosed as a distinct condition or not. Sometimes it feels like we have an anxiety wall in our doorway.

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‘Pretty dodgy’: alarm over suspect care agencies granted Home Office licence to act as visa sponsors

The Guardian

Campaigners against labour exploitation urge government to conduct more stringent checks before awarding powers Hundreds of newly established care providers have been granted licences by the Home Office to sponsor workers from abroad, despite being newly established and having no track record of providing services in Britain, the Observer can reveal.

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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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Self-Care A-Z: A Power-Full Message About Self-Care as Paramount for Empowerment

The New Social Worker

You might wonder what self-care has to do with empowerment. Actually, they’re inextricably related. Like empowerment, self-care is a process of increasing strengths and developing influence toward improving one’s circumstances.

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Associate Dean for Research Jennifer Manuel Named SSWR Fellow

University of Connecticut

At the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) annual conference, the UConn SSW’s Associate Dean for Research Jennifer Manuel was welcomed to the 2024 class of Fellows. SSWR Fellows are members who have served with distinction to advance the mission of the Society -- to advance, disseminate, and translate research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy and promotes a diverse, equitable and just society.

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How To Let Go Of Past Mistakes

Blurt It Out

We all make mistakes. It’s part of what makes us human. For some of us, it can feel as though our past mistakes follow us around. It’s almost like they form part of our shadow, and whatever we do, we can’t get rid of them. We struggle to let go of them. When we can’t let go of our mistakes, they can impact our day to day life and the way that we speak to ourselves.

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We must end the callous disregard for child refugees | Letter

The Guardian

News that child asylum seekers were told to guess who would be placed in foster care is distressing and dystopian, say a group of organisations including the Refugee Council One of the 13 reports by the independent borders inspectorate finally released last week details a series of disturbing findings about unaccompanied children seeking asylum, including the appalling revelation that they were forced to play a game which involved them guessing who would be the next one to be placed in foster ca

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NCCPR in CommonWealth Beacon: Mass. on wrong track with child protection policy; Separating kids from families should be a last resort — but it often isn’t

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

LATE IN 2019, the Massachusetts Legislature created a commission to study mandatory child abuse reporting. Like all states, Massachusetts requires most professionals who deal regularly with children to report any suspicion of child abuse or neglect. The commission was chaired by Maria Mossaides, head of the state Office of the Child Advocate. For well over a year the commission heard only those Mossaides wanted them to hear.

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Happy Social Work Month from NASW Press. Enjoy 20% Off Books and eBooks

Social Work Blog

First published in 2009, The Social Work Ethics Casebook , by Frederic G. Reamer, was the first ethics casebook, including extensive cases and commentary, written exclusively for social workers. The second edition was published in 2018. This revised second edition reflects changes made in the 2021 Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers and includes discussion of new and updated ethics standards, especially pertaining to cultural competence and practitioner self-care.

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Podcast: Part Two: A conversation with Ronald Greer on his new book, “The Quiet House.”

Hospice Chaplaincy

This is Part Two of Saul’s conversation with Ronald Greer about his new book, “The Quiet House.” Ron Greer is the Director of the Pastoral Counseling Service at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, having been with this ministry for forty years.

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Secretary-General’s Back to Office Message

International Federation of Social Workers

Dear Friends, I wrote to you 6 months ago saying I was taking a pause to recharge and reconnect: I did this in the context of an incredible but demanding […]

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Punished for Dreaming

Beyond Advocacy

I am late sharing my thoughts on Black History Month this year because I have been concentrating on our upcoming Social Work Day on the Hill and Student Advocacy Days. Each year, I look for history that helps me understand the current circumstances of black people in America. Two years ago, I had an awakening after reading W. E. B. DuBois’s Black Reconstruction America.

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