It’s been a busy week with lots of social care news hitting the mainstream media in the UK. I’ll bring some of that up in the round-up. Meanwhile the person who found my ‘Weekly Social Work Links 18’ post after typing ‘Links 18+’ into Google sure would have been mighty disappointed..
I’ll start with this beautiful post about the importance of vulnerability and boundaries at Created Family.
Doris shares stories about the tragic tornado which hit Joplin, Missouri and left 139 people.
Ladybird explains how she uses evidence-based practice in a busy work environment that doesn’t always allow much time for learning.
Dorlee at Social Work Career Development shares her job search methods and I would highly recommend her post to anyone looking for a job.
On a similar theme Michigan Girl’s Cafe shares some advice for recent graduates.
Meanwhile, SocialJerk has a guest post about summer camps.
It’s always a pleasure when another post appears on Eyes Wide Opened Wider so a double treat this week in this post, Socialwrkr24/7 writes about some of the diplomacy needed in pre-unification meetings.
I loved this guest post on Classroom to Capitol about from a student interning in a state legislature. It is a good insight into the way that social work needs to show a more ‘macro’ presence in the corridors of power.
And The Masked AMHP tackles the hoary chestnut of the Nearest Relative under the Mental Health Act.
And on a positive note, the GSCC published a blog post by a social work student in the UK. It’s a lovely, inspirational post and worth a read if you are becoming a bit disillusioned.
Finally, I don’t usually plug my own posts but I wrote this for the Guardian Local Government Network yesterday about the Southern Cross affair. My views won’t come as any surprise to any regular readers.
I’d also like to point people in the general direction of Madosphere. Fantastic group blog from users and professionals involved in Mental Health services and home to the The Week in Mentalists – a round up of mental health related blogs and my inspiration for these posts!