Rise’s new video on parents’ experiences with caseworkers

Rise’s new video on parents’ experiences with caseworkers will be used to train 7,000 child welfare staff in NYC

Source: Rise Magazine Facebook Page

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Podcast: Interview with Nkem Ndefo on TRE (Trauma and Stress Realise Exercise

Let Go of Stress Using Your Therapeutic Tremor With Nkem Ndefo


Do you feel overworked and stressed out?

Do you know you can release some of that tension just be shaking it off?

Learn to let go of stress just by shaking it off!  Nkem Ndefo taught me how to activate my “therapeutic tremor” by teaching me about TRE, which stands for Tension Release Exercise.

It’s amazing! Check out the video below of myself getting my shake on using TRE.

Nkem is a former nurse-midwife who started her career in public health working with the disadvantaged. She describes her career as a journey to solve the problem of chronic stress and trauma for us all. That’s a huge goal!

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The Three Girls drama is a reminder that staying silent is not an option

Picture: Sophie Mutevelian/BBC

By Nushra Mansuri, professional officer at the British Association of Social Workers

Watching the harrowing BBC drama series ‘Three Girls’ hit a raw nerve for me. In the late nineties, I worked for a third sector organisation and supported young women and girls who were homeless or in a housing crisis – many of whom were fleeing child sexual exploitation. A lot of the work focused on advocating to children’s social care, housing providers, education, police, health and many other services on their behalf.

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Rethinking foster care: Molly McGrath Tierney at TEDx

Director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services tells you just about everything you need to know about child welfare and foster care in America

Source: National Coalition for Child Protection Reform

How stress affects your brain – Madhumita Murgia


Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in public. But when it’s continuous, it actually begins to change your brain.

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Supporting Mothers BBC Radio 4

Kerry Littleford argues that mothers who have multiple children taken into care need help to stop it happening again.

As she shares her own story, Kerry makes the case for focusing not just on the children who have been taken into care, but the women whose problems haven’t gone away.

Producer: Giles Edwards.

Click below to listen.

Source: Four Thought

The Way Forward Project – David Tobis

David Tobis founded the Fund for Social Change in 2002 and remained its executive director until 2012. The Fund administered collaborations between governments, service providers, communities and foundations. He was the executive director of the Child Welfare Fund from 1992 to 2009 which provided grants to increase the influence of parents and young people affected by the child welfare system in New York City.

Source: David Tobis 

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