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Free Mental Health Webinars, May 2016 @SWcareer #dailysswscoop

Free Mental Health Webinars, May 2016 @SWcareer #dailysswscoop | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Free webinars for social workers and mental health providers for May 2016; many of which provide CEs or certificates of completion.
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Great webinars that will enhance your understanding and skills.  Thanks @SWcareer.
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10 Things Therapists Wish Everyone Would Do

10 Things Therapists Wish Everyone Would Do | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Therapists share their secrets for dealing with life's difficulties and becoming happy.
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Some good thoughts that connect with a healthy life style.

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UCLA School Mental Health Project

UCLA School Mental Health Project | Mental Health | Scoop.it
UCLA School Mental Health Project
Homepage. The UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools is one of two
national training and technical assistance centers focused on mental health in schools.* Our center approaches mental health and
psychosocial concerns from the broad perspective of addressing barriers to learning and promoting
healthy development. Specific attention is given to polices and strategies that can counter
fragmentation and enhance collaboration between school and community programs
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While not a glitzy website, there are a number of information and educational resources for mental health and learning supports on this website.   Worth roaming around for a while.

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DSM-5 List of Mental Disorders | psychologycharts.com

DSM-5 List of Mental Disorders | psychologycharts.com | Mental Health | Scoop.it
View a chart explaining the most common mental disorders arranged according to DSM V code
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A great chart to keep on hand when you need to reference the DSM.

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Susan Guinee's curator insight, September 27, 2015 8:07 AM

Trying to get to chart but being sent thru crazy maze

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follow this up with the "Ethics of Diagnosis"

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DSM-5 and the Ethics of Diagnosis

DSM-5 and the Ethics of Diagnosis | Mental Health | Scoop.it

Whether a This article explores the DSM-5 in relation to ethical concerns such as demonstrating respect for the dignity and worth of all people, empowering clients, practicing within one’s professional competence, and owing a primary duty of care to clients.

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Whether using a system like the DSM or Special Education Certification, do you believe this use is ethically consistent with social work?

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#Real Social Work Infographics

#Real Social Work Infographics | Mental Health | Scoop.it
The College of Social Work has today launched two new infographics as part of its Real Social Work campaign, to help the public understand the complex and delicate work done by social workers in the face of a changing professional landscape.

The College opened for membership in 2012 as a centre of excellence for social work, upholding and strengthening professional standards, at a time when the legislation, management structures and recommendations for social workers faced frequent reorganisation, as detailed in the “Social Work Timeline: 2000-2015” infographic.

A second infographic focuses on the varied and complicated tasks that social workers undertake, and the challenges thrown up by today’s working environment. The graphics are accompanied by e-postcards, containing quotes from College members sharing what Real Social Work means to them.
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If you designed an infographic about your role as an educator, what would it look like?

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month | Mental Health | Scoop.it

The first full week (May 3 - 9, 2015) of May (which is Mental Health Month) is designated as Children'sMental Health Awareness Week which is dedicated to increasing public awareness about the triumphs and challenges in children's mental health and emphasizing the importance of family and youth involvement in the children's mental health movement.    May 7,  2015 marks the 10th Anniversary of SAMHSA's Children's Mental Health Awareness Day.   This year, National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day will address the needs of children, youth, and young adults with mental health or mental health and substance use challenges and their families. A national event will take place on May 7, 2015, at the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington, DC. The national event will highlight strategies for integrating behavioral health with primary health care, child welfare, and education. 

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May is Mental Health Month.  How are you spreading awareness of mental issues?  How do you promote support? School Social Workers can show their support by joining the Twitter chat:  #MHM2015, #SISPinSchools,  #MentalHealthMatters,  #Schoolmentalheath,  etc.   Post your own message on twitter or Facebook.  

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Needy Meds- Find Help with the Cost of Medicine.

Needy Meds- Find Help with the Cost of Medicine. | Mental Health | Scoop.it

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Another website with low-cost/no-cost medication options.  Thanks to Jacqueline Meehan for sharing. 

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NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | Mental Health | Scoop.it
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
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This resource was shared at the #OaklandSchools School Social Work Collaborative Event.  #oakssw #sel

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Anxiety in Kids: How to Turn it Around and Protect Them For Life - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

Anxiety in Kids: How to Turn it Around and Protect Them For Life - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Anxiety in kids can be particularly distressing but they respond well to intervention. Here's are the skills that will build them and protect them for life.
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Comprehensive article on assisting children with anxiety shared at the #oakssw Collaborative Event.

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Screening for Mental Health :: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: February 22- 28

Screening for Mental Health :: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: February 22- 28 | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Anonymous online screening available at mybodyscreening.org
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On-line sceening tool.  Would this appropriate for your students or families to use? 

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NIMH · Home

NIMH · Home | Mental Health | Scoop.it
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.
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This website has a lot of research on many different topics. it is worth spending some time reviewing. #mentalhealth

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Behavioral Interventions with Suicidal Adolescents

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While this article is mostly clinical in nature, many school social workers and other educators find themselves involved with recovery and prevention efforts after an attempt. This article outlines some of the better practices which could be helpful in referral or your own practice follow-up. 

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Best in Mental Health (2/1/16 – 2/14/16)

Best in Mental Health (2/1/16 – 2/14/16) | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Mental Health Roundup
This contains some of the latest news in social work, healthcare, private practice and more!

This week’s wrap-up has 5 main themes:

Healthcare
Advocacy/Cultural Sensitivity
Therapy/Relationships
Mental Health & Technology
Career/Private Practice/NonProfit
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This is great to find a number of newer helpful resources on the web. 

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Engaging and Re-engaging Students and Families - Professional Learning Modules

Enhancing motivation is a central concern in all efforts to improve schools. That is why engagement and re-engagement are foundational considerations in unifying and developing a comprehensive and equitable system of learning supports. 

The set of four modules provides a perspective on motivation that goes beyond mainly reinforcing and enforcing behavior. The emphasis is on:

expanding understanding of engagement, re‑engagement, and intrinsic motivation in the context of school improvement and school climatehighlighting strategic approaches to engaging and re‑engaging students, with special attention to avoiding over‑reliance on extrinsic reinforcers and minimizing practices that can produce reactanceengaging and re‑engaging families by attending to differences among families and other primary caretakers with respect to resources, motivation and needs, and barriers to involvement with the school

•        stressing that teachers can't and should not be expected to do it all alone. Rather their work needs to be embedded into a unified and comprehensive system of learning supports and that system should be built with a view to engaging and re‑engaging students, families, and all the professionals who have a stake in improving sch

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How would you use this information to talk about UDL? and FBA/BIPS?   PBiS?

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Have you seen anyone with a semicolon tattoo? Here's what it's about.

Have you seen anyone with a semicolon tattoo? Here's what it's about. | Mental Health | Scoop.it
One small character, one big purpose.
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If you have seen one of these, here's what it is about and how it started.

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Back to School: #MentalHealthToolkit

Back to School: #MentalHealthToolkit | Mental Health | Scoop.it
The 2015 Back to School Toolkit is designed for MHA Affiliates, advocates, and organizations of all types to use with parents, youth and school personnel to raise awareness of the importance of talking about mental health.  By using the toolkit materials, you will help members of your community:
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This toolkit is a great resource for helping inform the community about mental health awareness and when to seek help.  @oaklandssw

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Children's Mental Health Report

Children's Mental Health Report | Mental Health | Scoop.it

Mental health disorders are the most common diseases of childhood.

Of the 74.5 million children in the United States, an estimated 17.1 million have or have had a psychiatric disorder1 — more than the number of children with cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined.2 Half of all psychiatric illness occurs before the age of 14, and 75 percent by the age of 24.

 

In spite of the magnitude of the problem, lack of awareness and entrenched stigma keep the majority of these young people from getting help.3 Children and adolescents with psychiatric illness are at risk for academic failure, substance abuse, and a clash with the juvenile justice system — all of which come at a tremendous cost to them, their families, and the community.

 
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This report gives many statistics regarding Mental Health Issues in the United States.  We, as educators, should be aware of this data as we advocate for kids and build school environments. Some resources are included on this site. 

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Online Toolkit for Social Workers to Help Pet Owners in Crisis

Online Toolkit for Social Workers to Help Pet Owners in Crisis | Mental Health | Scoop.it

Divided into six sections covering domestic violence, illness and hospitalization, homelessness, animal hoarding, pet relinquishment and animal-assisted therapy, the Toolkit offers a comprehensive set of resources, assessment tools and promising intervention techniques for virtually every type of crisis involving pets and their owners.

 

The Toolkit is an outgrowth of the Alliance’s Helping Pets and People in Crisis program, spearheaded by social worker Jenny Coffey, LMSW. Created in 2008, the program has helped in more than 1,000 individual cases in which New Yorkers faced life-challenging situations involving pets. Coffey assembled the Toolkit from her years of experience combining animal welfare and human welfare in New York City.

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Do we ever ask students about their pets?  How serious do we take a student's dog dying?  What happens to pets when a family is evicted?

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After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools | Mental Health | Scoop.it

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools provides information, tools, and guidance to schools that have been touched by the tragedy of a suicide.

 

The Toolkit includes an overview of key considerations, general guidelines for action, do’s and don’ts, templates, and sample materials, all in an easily accessible format applicable to diverse populations and communities. This resource addresses the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Increase the proportion of school districts and private school associations with evidence-based programs designed to address serious childhood and adolescent distress and prevent suicide.

 

The Toolkit includes guidelines for action, do's and don'ts, and templates and sample materials. It covers Crisis Response, Helping Students Cope, Working with the Community, Memorialization, Social Media, Suicide Contagion, and Bringing in Outside Help.

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What are you plans in case of tragedy?  Are you prepared?  Have you had discussions between administrators and front line staff?

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RxAssist - Patient Assistance Programs

RxAssist - Patient Assistance Programs | Mental Health | Scoop.it

Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need. All in one place.

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This was in response to a recent #oakssw inquiry of medication assistance for a child not eligible for various health insurance programs. 

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They're Suffering Because We Treat Them Like Modern-Day Lepers. Here's Why We Need To Stop.

They're Suffering Because We Treat Them Like Modern-Day Lepers. Here's Why We Need To Stop. | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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Nicely laid out infographic on Mental Illness. 

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Classroom Strategies for Helping Depressed Teen Students | Edudemic

Classroom Strategies for Helping Depressed Teen Students | Edudemic | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Depression & suicide rates of teens are rising. Recent studies indicate that as many as 11% of the teen population may suffer from a mental health disorder.
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A good primer on adolescent depression.  This would serve as a great discussion starter for a school team. 

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Redefining Mental Illness

Redefining Mental Illness | Mental Health | Scoop.it
New research recognizes that diagnoses and drugs are not the only approach.
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Will we no longer speak in terms of deficit diagnoses?  What would a practice like that look like? #mentalhealth

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Fabrizio Starace's curator insight, April 20, 2015 7:33 PM


Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia, British Psychological Society, 2014

 

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Positive Youth-Parent Bonds Can Reduce Teen Suicide Attempts

Positive Youth-Parent Bonds Can Reduce Teen Suicide Attempts | Mental Health | Scoop.it
A new study of the connection between adolescents and their parents discovers a caring relationship can be key to preventing suicide attempts. Sadly, suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-to-24-year-olds in the U.S., after accidental injuries...
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Relationship- relationship- relationship...

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