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Social workers honoured in King’s birthday list

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. A clutch of social workers have been recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours list, announced this week. The recipients included a past and present principal social worker (PSW), the co-founder of the secure base model of therapeutic caregiving and a retired practitioner who used to support Holocaust survivors.

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‘A 30-second walk would exhaust me beyond reason’: Natacha’s life with long Covid

The Guardian

Natacha Gray had an active life, diving, climbing and playing music, before illness left her so tired she would collapse on the way to the couch. She discusses two and a half devastating years – and how she stays optimistic Natacha Gray is singing the song she has written about living with long Covid. It’s a lovely, haunting song and she sings it beautifully.

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Maryland Gov. Wes Moore does the right thing!

Social Work Blog

By Mel Wilson, NASW Senior Policy Advisor Maryland Gov. Wes Moore of Maryland on June 17 announced he will pardon more than 175,000 residents who were convicted for possessing marijuana. Gov. Wes Moore This is one of the most expansive efforts ever in our nation to right the wrongs of criminal convictions of Marylanders for the nonviolent offense of simple possession of cannabis.

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A Conversation About the Place of Spirituality in Social Work

inSocialWork

Edward H. Taylor Social work’s historical origins are intertwined with spiritual leanings, followed by a more secular approach as the field “professionalized.” More recently, it is easy to find plenty of support for infusing spirituality in social work education and practice. But, what is spirituality? What’s religion? Is spirituality always correlated with positive health and well-being?

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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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Upholding Human Rights: Social Work’s Commitment to Internally Displaced People on International Refugee Day

International Federation of Social Workers

As the number of refugees worldwide has surged to 120 million, the vast majority, 68 million, are internally displaced people (IDPs).

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Labour would use part of NHS budget to buy beds in care homes

The Guardian

Party says plan would free up thousands of England hospital beds occupied by patients whose discharge has been delayed NHS money will be used to buy thousands of beds in care homes under Labour plans to reduce overcrowding in England’s hospitals, long waits in A&E and patients becoming trapped in ambulances. Wes Streeting, the shadow health secretary, said the move would tackle the huge human and financial “waste” of beds being occupied by patients fit to leave but stuck there because a lack

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Poor Sleep Linked to an Increase in Social Media Use in Teens

MQ Mental Health

A new study presented at the SLEEP 2024 annual meeting found a link between sleep duration, social media usage, and brain activation in areas responsible for executive control and reward processing in young people. As a part of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study, the researchers analyzed data from adolescents aged 10-14 using questionnaires.

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All About the Angoff Score

Relias

Here at Relias, we receive countless inquiries about the Angoff (pass/fail) score displayed on our Relias clinical assessment results pages. Relias follows a rigorous process for the creation of our Comprehensive Assessment Library that involves in-depth panels of subject matter experts who follow the recommendations set forth by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures.

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Places in council-run children’s homes in England fall by third as private firms take over

The Guardian

Increased reliance on private provision is pushing children hundreds of miles away from friends and family The number of places in council-run children’s homes in England has fallen by a third since 2012 – at the same time as places in privately run profit-making children’s homes have soared, according to an Observer analysis of government data. The dramatic fall in council-run children’s homes, and local authorities’ increasing reliance on privately run provision, have helped drive a rise in ch

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Dr. Diane Meier on the History and Future of Palliative Care Research

CAPC

In this blog post, Diane Meier, MD, discusses the history and future of palliative care research and shares her excitement about the plenary from the 2024 AAHPM State of the Science meeting.

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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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Guinea-Bissau Hosts First Successful National Conference of Social Workers

International Federation of Social Workers

(Leia esta notícia em português) The first National Conference of Social Workers in Guinea-Bissau was held on May 23-24, 2024, at the ENA Conference Hall.

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How to Use Motivational Interviewing to Elicit Change Talk

Relias

As a behavioral health professional, knowing how to recognize and respond to change talk, or clients expressing their desire to change, is crucial, as it can significantly influence positive behavior changes for your clients. By guiding individuals through reflection and exploration, motivational interviewing seeks to empower them to embrace positive transformations in their lives.

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NHS will need extra £38bn a year by 2030, thinktank warns

The Guardian

Health Foundation finds current spending plans insufficient and says difficult trade-offs are inevitable The NHS will need £38bn more a year than planned by the end of the next parliament in order to cut the care backlog and end long treatment delays, political parties have been warned. Labour and Conservative promises on NHS funding “fall well short” of what the beleaguered health service needs to recover from years of underinvestment , according to the Health Foundation.

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The Relationship Between Palliative Care Consultation and Mental Health Services in People with Pancreatic Cancer

CAPC

How palliative care consultation influences mental health service utilization among newly diagnosed pancreatic cancer patients with anxiety or depression.

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Stories of Life-Changing Connections: Mental Health Support, Foster Care & Adoption

KVC

At KVC Health Systems, a family of nonprofits serving children and families, we always start with connection. Healing begins when we have positive relationships in our lives — people who see us, look out for us, and want the best for us. And at KVC, we get to be part of inspiring, life-changing connection stories every day. Whether that’s a story of a foster care caseworker noticing and meeting a child’s needs, a family reconnecting after difficult times, or a community coming togeth

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What is Pre-Acute Care and Why Do We Need it?

Relias

What is pre-acute care? Pre-acute care is a term that describes the care provided to patients before they need acute care services such as hospitalization or an emergency department visit. Like preventative care, pre-acute care aims to prevent the onset of acute conditions — such as infections, injuries, or exacerbations of chronic diseases — by providing more comprehensive and coordinated primary care.

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IASSW – International Project fund on Launch of Ubuntu Digital Platform

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Collaboration to design and develop an Ubuntu-inspired virtual learning and teaching platform with multiple digital resources and test it in different countries across the globe. Here is the video on Launch of Ubuntu Digital Platform [link]. The next step- Team will collect more resources on Ubuntu and put it on the platform. Aim, Rationale and Purpose of the Project – The project is a collaboration to design and develop an Ubuntu-inspired virtual learning and teaching platform with multi

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COVID-19 Impact on Referrals to Outpatient Palliative Care for Patients with Advanced Cancer

CAPC

ASCO study examines palliative care referrals in a safety-net health system before and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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We have abandoned our vulnerable children

The Guardian

For 14 years, the Conservative government has shown no interest in the lives of young people in difficulty James Munby’s heartfelt plea for suitable accommodation for children at serious risk to themselves or others (“ Judges are sick of locking up children who just need help ”), alongside the report that the NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are turning away children at risk of suicide (“ Suicide-risk children refused places on NHS England waiting lists as services overwhe

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What is Pre-Acute Care and Why Do We Need it?

Relias

What is pre-acute care? Pre-acute care is a term that describes the care provided to patients before they need acute care services such as hospitalization or an emergency department visit. Like preventative care, pre-acute care aims to prevent the onset of acute conditions — such as infections, injuries, or exacerbations of chronic diseases — by providing more comprehensive and coordinated primary care.

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Lifetime Award Speech — Associate Professor Wassie Kebede, Ethiopia

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Dr Kebede was honoured during the online Day of the African Child Students Conference on 14 June. Here is video : Lifetime Award Speech — Associate Professor Wassie Kebede, Ethiopia Wassie Kebede was born in Northwestern province of Ethiopia in 1968. Currently he is associate professor of social work and social development and has already applied for full professor in social work.

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Adolescent Mental Health Statistics

Prosper Health Collective

Most young people in Australia are happy, feel positive about the future and are satisfied with their lives overall. H owever, some young people suffer poor mental health. Mental health is a state of wellbeing in which an individual realises their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and can contribute to their community.

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New at CAPC: June 2024

CAPC

Learn about new tools, resources, and events available on capc.org starting in June 2024.

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Reflecting on the Idea of Permanent Solutions

My Brains Not Broken

When it comes to problems and challenges in our lives, we all want the perfect solution. We want to know what we have to do or say to make the problem go away. Maybe we can buy a product that helps us overcome the challenge; other times, building a new routine is the way to go. Finding a solution to a problem is a daily occurrence for most people. It happens in every area of our life — and it is especially apparent when it comes to our mental health.

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2024 BSW & MSW Scholarship Recipients

University of Connecticut

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the School of Social Work is able to offer a number of scholarship opportunities to our BSW and MSW students each academic year. These scholarships not only help students meet their financial obligations but also recognize their academic achievements and contributions to the social work profession. Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!

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Kudos for President Biden’s Executive Action on Mixed-Status Families and Dreamers

Social Work Blog

By Mel Wilson, NASW Senior Policy Advisor The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds and appreciates the Biden Administration’s Executive Action (EA) announcing the creation of additional pathways for legal status and work authorization for spouses of U.S. citizens and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients — as well as undocumented youth, known as “Dreamers.