As the days become more distinctly autumnal, I’m sharing some interesting links I’ve come across over the last week. As always feel free to share any other links you find that are related or interesting in the comments section.
I’m always wanting to find new blogs that are related to social work internationally so if you find one I haven’t noticed again, please leave a link!
Firstly, another plug for This Week in Mentalists – a now-traditional weekly round up of mental health related posts from which I stole my inspiration for these round up posts. Essential weekly reading for me and for all those who have an interest in mental health.
Indeed, it was through This Week in Mentalists that I came across the wonderful new blog ‘Veruca Salt’ who works in a CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service) Team and in which she discusses anger management. Rang a lot of bells with me. I really look forward to following her blog which she suggests in her byline, will share ‘views on children and adolescent mental health’.
Keep writing, Veruca, I think this one will be a corker!
I also came across this post on Blogher which is written by someone who worked as a social worker. The title says it all really ‘The Problem with handing out the Happy Pills’. She raises some excellent and thoughtful points about medication.
On a related subject the Social Work Career Development shares some motivational quotes and asks for more examples from readers.
Social Worker in the South meanwhile shares a moving story which indicates the importance of this line of work.
The Modern Social Worker shares a post about Eugenics, Race and a woman’s right to choose. Perhaps particularly timely as the abortion debate ranks up here in the UK.
SocialJerk has some fine posts as always including this one about the paranoias that exist about adults working with children and some of the absurdities that have arisen around these paranoias.
Community Care’s Social Work Blog has a post about a ‘game’ developed by the University of Kent to assist in training around child protection practice through the use of scenarios (I haven’t actually tried the game but would be interested to hear from anyone who has)
Nechakogal’s blog shares some relevant (and freely accessible) research on different subjects, which is worth checking out. I’m a great fan of open access for research and papers.
How Not to Do Social Work shares his variation on ‘What I did in my Summer Holidays’ post with typical thoughtfulness.
One a completely different note, A Social Worker’s View draws our attention to Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
And The New Social Worker Online Blog considers the impact on endometriosis.
Finally congratulations to Gamer Therapists who has published a book on Video Games and Psychotherapy.