Social work

Cerebral's Online Mental Health Care Now Available Everywhere in the U.S.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 7:00pm

WALNUT, Calif., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Today, Cerebral's online mental health care is officially available across the entire United States.

Key Points: 
  • WALNUT, Calif., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Today, Cerebral's online mental health care is officially available across the entire United States.
  • When Cerebral launched its online mental health care service at the beginning of 2020, Covid-19 had not yet struck the U.S. and launched so much of the country into mental health crisis.
  • But even before Covid, the need was evident for Cerebral's high-quality mental health care for anyone to access at any time.
  • Delivering online mental health care across the country is an enormous undertaking and a big challenge.

Press release - Human trafficking: stronger measures to protect women, children and migrants

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 4:07pm

The report calls on the Commission to amend the Anti-Trafficking Directive to ensure that member states explicitly criminalise the knowing use of services provided by victims of trafficking.

Key Points: 
  • The report calls on the Commission to amend the Anti-Trafficking Directive to ensure that member states explicitly criminalise the knowing use of services provided by victims of trafficking.
  • Asylum seekers, refugees and migrants, especially women and unaccompanied minors, are particularly vulnerable to trafficking, MEPs warn.
  • Human trafficking violates life, physical and mental integrity, sexual freedom and human dignity.
  • The alarming increase in the trafficking of children affects undocumented migrants in particular.

ShiftMed Expands into 13 New Markets in the US

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 3:06pm

ShiftMed gives hospitals and nursing facilities a pool of highly qualified individuals.

Key Points: 
  • ShiftMed gives hospitals and nursing facilities a pool of highly qualified individuals.
  • ShiftMed customers are more than 200 enterprise health care partners across the country.
  • ShiftMed gives them software tools and access to labor to streamline the delivery of care services.
  • The ShiftMed on-demand platform allows health care providers to get compliant, credentialed workers to meet their unpredictable needs.

Author Draws Back Curtain of Broken Child Protection System in Debut Novel

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 12:00pm

ALACHUA, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Author Katharyn Dunn has published her debut novel that depicts the brokenness of the U.S.s child protection system through a fictionalized account of a familys desperate battle to keep their children safe from sexual predators in their midst.

Key Points: 
  • ALACHUA, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Author Katharyn Dunn has published her debut novel that depicts the brokenness of the U.S.s child protection system through a fictionalized account of a familys desperate battle to keep their children safe from sexual predators in their midst.
  • The girls biological mother, Jill, had been the victim of her father, Pete Stone, since she was eight.
  • Child Protective Services is unable to intervene without proof that the children had already been harmed.
  • But rather, the legal hoops they must jump through to remove children from potentially abusive situations are numerous and often prohibitive.

Prestige Community Resources Chooses Market Domination LLC to Produce Podcast

Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 4:00pm

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Behavioral Health in the New Normal is a podcast created as a joint venture between the Department of Behavioral Health and Prestige Community Resources, funded by SAMHSA in response to the challenges currently impacting our communities.

Key Points: 
  • WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Behavioral Health in the New Normal is a podcast created as a joint venture between the Department of Behavioral Health and Prestige Community Resources, funded by SAMHSA in response to the challenges currently impacting our communities.
  • It will be hosted by Paul Wells Sr. who uses over 30 years of extensive clinical social work experience to conduct insightful interviews with experts and professionals on a wide range of topics that impact the Washington D.C. community.
  • It is aimed at brining healing back to communities through knowledge, expert advice, and positive messaging.
  • From behavioral health crises to education to financial hardship and anything in between, this show provides information and insights that will surely make a difference in people's lives.

CareSource and Healthify to Address Social Determinants of Health

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 5:27pm

The new network will provide social services to CareSource's members throughout the state with referrals to address Social Determinants of Health (SDoH).

Key Points: 
  • The new network will provide social services to CareSource's members throughout the state with referrals to address Social Determinants of Health (SDoH).
  • This new collaboration will expand upon the existing CareSource Life Services program and Healthify OH social services network.
  • CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and is transforming health care with industry-leading programs that improve the health and well-being of our members.
  • Powered by a mission to build a world where no one's health is hindered by their need, Healthify builds the infrastructure to support social determinants of health (SDoH) initiatives at scale.

Xero survey reveals COVID-19-related stress found to be more damaging to employee mental health than the political climate

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 3:00pm

The survey of approximately 1,000 U.S. adults employed full- or part-time showed that COVID-19-related stress has been more damaging to employee mental health (56%) than the political climate, personal finance troubles and workload/workplace culture.

Key Points: 
  • The survey of approximately 1,000 U.S. adults employed full- or part-time showed that COVID-19-related stress has been more damaging to employee mental health (56%) than the political climate, personal finance troubles and workload/workplace culture.
  • The survey found a clear gap, with 69% saying employers should be extremely/very concerned about mental health, and only 46% saying employers are extremely/very concerned.
  • Shift is a collaborative therapy practice and mental health education company with one simple focus: to make mental health relatable for ambitious leaders.
  • Since 2016, we have grown from a small therapy practice to a team of nearly 75 mental health professionals.

Monitoring returns involving children

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 12:07am

A workshop on 3 December looked at how to ensure the best interests of the child when monitoring forced returns that involve children.

Key Points: 
  • A workshop on 3 December looked at how to ensure the best interests of the child when monitoring forced returns that involve children.
  • The International Centre for Migration Policy Development, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and FRA jointly organised the online workshop.
  • The presentations focused on the legal framework as well as good practices from practitioners in Member States.
  • A checklist on monitoring returns where children are present will be developed as a follow-up to the workshop.

Groundbreaking Restorative Justice Finds Success in Minnesota

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 2:00pm

Rather than serve time, Mr. Forcia must serve the community in the form of 100 hours of providing education and participating in other restorative practices.

Key Points: 
  • Rather than serve time, Mr. Forcia must serve the community in the form of 100 hours of providing education and participating in other restorative practices.
  • Rice promoted the restorative justice model for true criminal justice transformation:
    "This resolution is not just about restorative justice but about transformative justice.
  • Instead of going to trial, Rice and Anderson advocated for an alternative approach - a crucial step toward reforming our justice system.
  • She is also a Minnesota Supreme Court Certified Mediator and Qualified Neutral having received leadership awards for her work in negotiations.

European Guardianship network discusses EU Migration Pact

Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 12:06am

The European Guardianship Network held an online meeting on 27 November to discuss child-related aspects in the EU Migration Pact.

Key Points: 
  • The European Guardianship Network held an online meeting on 27 November to discuss child-related aspects in the EU Migration Pact.
  • The Network, a European Commission initiative, is currently formed by representatives from 19 Member States, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, as well as representatives from UNHCR, EASO and FRA.
  • The discussion focused on the role of guardians and child protection authorities during the screening procedure and the practical difficulties of conducting age assessments in the five days allocated for screening.
  • A key point of discussion was also how to ensure that Member States relocate unaccompanied children when the solidarity mechanisms are activated and which incentives the Pact has included for this purpose.