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Christmas may be a happy time for many but not for everyone. Christmas: a difficult time for social workers | Social care network | Guardian Professional
I have to admit that the idea for this blog entry has been around for some time. For various reasons I have avoided writing it but after a brief Twitter discussion on Sunday I though it best to put some thoughts down. Social Work’s professional space in Scotland
I'm watching twitter, google+ and the web so you don't have to... This post is part of a weekly series, Best Tweets in Mental Health, featuring the best posts of the week, in social work, psychology, mindfulness, non-profit and private practice concerns on Social Work Career Development . Social Work : Best Tweets in Mental Health (wk of 12/5/2011)
App Review: Meditation Apps by Meditation Oasis for Social Work Practice « Social Work Tech Blog I have been asked to share some of the apps that I use in Social Work Tech Practice. Meditation Oasis is a company that provides a variety of guided meditation services and products. I have bought a few of their iOS apps and would recommend them for your own mindfulness practice and for clients who have been introduced by you, dear clinician, case worker, social worker, or other type of mental health professional!
Registration consultation for social workers - 12/7/2011 - Community Care
A Day in the Life of a Prison Social Worker Have you ever wondered what a typical day would be like for a social worker who works in a prison setting? This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Lisa Kays, a social worker, LGSW, who works with women at a prison in the Northeast region of the United States and will be able to provide us with a view of what her work entails.
Newborn Somerset baby was failed by council - social worker's warnings were ignored A judge has criticised social services at a district council for a “grave failure” which resulted in a newborn baby suffering multiple injuries at the hands of her inadequate parents, a court heard. Social worker Sara Matty warned her bosses that the couple, from Weston-super-Mare, were incapable of caring for their child and urged that the baby be placed in a mother and baby residential unit. A judge has criticised social services at North Somerset Council Bristol Crown Court heard her concerns fell on deaf ears, the baby stayed with the parents and, after just 23 days of life, she was taken to accident and emergency where diagnosis of a fractured leg was followed by the finding of fractures all over her body. The mother in her 30s and father in his 20s both pleaded guilty to causing cruelty to a child on the basis of neglect. Introducing 'Bespoke Typographic Portraits'.
A critique of the potential for notions of preventative work to reinforce the social control functions of social work To develop a critical sociology of social work. There have been attempts by other writers to develop understandings of the relevance of sociology to social work, a sociology FOR social work, if you like. My project is to explore the sociology OF social work.
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Social Media and the Future of Higher Education Social media are not going to enhance higher education- they are going to completely transform the relationship between student and teacher and shift the balance of power in the education system. Social media such as Facebook have already changed many of the aspects of how we relate to other people, who we can form relationships with and the types of things we share with them.
CQC board member calls for chief Cynthia Bower to resign - 11/29/2011 - Community Care A Care Quality Commission board member has called for the resignation of chief executive Cynthia Bower over a failure of leadership at the regulator. Kay Sheldon's call came in a statement to the public inquiry into the Mid-Staffordshire Hospital scandal . "People who use health and social care services need a strong and effective regulator to support the provision of safe and high quality care," said Sheldon. "There are lots of good people working on some some great initiatives in CQC some of which I've been directly involved with. However it is clear that a change of leadership and culture is needed to ensure the organisation is effective and accountable." <a href="http://adserver.adtech.de/?
A series of scandals have exposed a lack of understanding of social care in the ranks of both Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission. Social care inspectors have lost respect | Public Finance Opinion
Reading Community Care, I saw that NLGN (New Local Government Network) have published a report stating that the ‘rush towards personal budgets’ must be slowed down. Rethinking Personal Budgets in Social Care
Probe launched after social worker revelations - Cardiff news - CardiffOnline A probe has been launched into revelations that Cardiff council social workers fear a child could die because of staff shortages and high caseloads.
By Daniel Zayas , on Friday, November 11th, 2011 Christina Risley-Curtiss, a professor at the School of Social Work spoke at the fourth installment of the Fall 2011 Humanities Lecture Series. Lecture discusses connection between animal cruelty and domestic violence | Downtown Devil
The College appoints its first Chief Executive The College of Social Work has appointed its first Chief Executive to lead the organisation through its next stage of growth and development. Annie Hudson, who is currently Strategic Director for Children, Young People and Skills for Bristol City Council has been appointed to the position and is due to start working full-time with The College by the summer. Read more about this Reflection
What is a Deprivation of Liberty? – Thoughts on Cheshire West and Chester Council v P
Safety nets for mentally ill children are full of holes
The bite is getting tighter!
Social workers failed to monitor elderly man murdered by son - 11/7/2011 - Community Care
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Carlisle university student set to enjoy high life in Central America
Private Equity in Social Care
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Empathy and neuroscience: powerful tools for social workers - 10/31/2011 - Community Care
Young, Pregnant and in care!
Is stigma a useful idea?
Defend Social Worker Norbert Ferencz
Press release: new SWAN website launched on 25th October 2011
5 Concerns for Social Workers using Social Media
Best Tweets in Mental Health (wk of 10/17/2011)
Personalisation , Personal Budgets and Demos