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Proposed Trump Cuts Imperil Mental Health, Health Care, Education and More

The budget proposed by President Donald J. Trump threatens critical health, scientific research and education programs that contribute to the social …

Health Care

More Than 100 Foster Youth Attend Shadow Day Program On Capitol Hill

On May 24th, 2017, in honor of National Foster Youth Awareness Month, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster …

U.S. Congress

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Social Work

Obama’s Contributions to Social Change Will Leave a Lasting Legacy

History is already attempting to rewrite Obama’s presidency. Over his eight years in office, Obama never exuded anything less than class, …

Social Change

Teacher Racial Bias Matters More for Students of Color

English and math teachers underestimate the academic abilities of students of color, which in turn has an impact on students’ grades and academic …

Education

Will Trump’s Executive Order Stop the Cycle of Violence or Further Damage Hurting Communities

On February 9, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order stating the purpose of the order would help reduce and prevent crime within …

Mental Health

When to Turn to Outside Help

Many parents are struggling with adolescents and young adults who suffer from mental health, substance abuse, and other typical issues associated …

Mental Health

How Our Educational System Run With The Power Of Technology

In the future, there will be some promising new technologies discovered maybe it will include the time machine, flying cars or outer space as a …

Augmented Reality

What About a Welfare Challenge?

In recent years, to draw attention to the plight of food insecurity in America, advocacy groups and community organizations have promoted …

How Focusing on Parent-Child Relationships Can Prevent Child Maltreatment

Child abuse and neglect is a widespread and costly problem in the United States. Approximately 3.9 million children were subjects of maltreatment …

Pet Dogs Help Kids Feel Less Stressed, Study Finds

Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they’re stressed, according to a study by researchers from the University of Florida, who were …

Children Following Deported Parents Face Educational Roadblocks

By: Robin Chenoweth<p>Children who go to Mexico to live with a deported parent can encounter a host of struggles, an Ohio State University researcher …

8 Cover Letter Writing Mistakes That Might Be Ruining Your Career

A cover letter is absolutely essential in finding the job you want. There’s no question about the fact that there will be plenty of people with a …

How Hillary Changed Politics for Women

She didn’t win the election and we have not yet seen the first female president, but Hillary Clinton’s legacy is still strong and extremely …

Top Five Barriers to Mental Health Treatment

Today, one in five people in the United States experience a mental health condition which is equivalent to approximately 40 million Americans, but …

May is Mental Health Month – Risky Business Theme Highlights When Behaviors, Habits May Be Unhealthy

<i>May is Mental Health Month (MHM)</i> was started 68 years ago by Mental Health America (MHA) to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the …

Helping Out: What Social Workers Do

By: Tricia Hussung<p>Becoming a social worker is an ideal career path for those seeking to help others and make a positive impact in their communities. …

Crime, Punishment and Biased Sentencing

When it comes to crime and punishment, how judges dish out prison sentences is anything but a game. Students from the University of Utah have created …

Finding Safe Spaces To Be Yourself

I had been delaying the inevitable. As a self defined (and proud) comic book nerd, I knew that going to a comic book convention was something beyond …

Most New to Medicaid Have No Other Option if Affordable Care Act Repealed

Almost everyone covered through Ohio’s Medicaid expansion would have no other viable insurance option should the Affordable Care Act be repealed, a …

Connection and Communication Through the Fine Art of Storytelling

An inspiring story can set us free, and a worn out tale can trap us. Storytelling is a powerful way to learn. Through story, we can also track our …

Discussing Ancient Wisdom and Leadership With Cynthia Ruiz

Leadership is not defined by a position. Rather, it is an energy that anyone can bring to life. It is about the ways in which we can access our …

Enlightened Communication and The Role of Humour

“The surest signs of enlightenment are joy and laughter.” Alan Cohen<p>Humour puts the light in enlightened communication. Experiencing a moment of …

How Cloud Technology Is Helping Small Businesses Work More Efficiently

Cloud technology has changed the way we work with data. It is easier to store, analyze and manage small and large bits of information from anywhere …

Researchers: The Land of Those Far Removed or Agents Of Change?

After 25 years of experience as a grassroots social worker in community development and mental health, I admit the world of academia seemed a million …

5 Things to Know If Your Child in Special Education Needs Mental Health

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Social Workers and Superheroes

Social Workers and superheroes – what do they have in common? According to a TED talk by Anna Scheyett, they have more in common than you’d expect. …

Comics

End Bullying: Being a Superhero in Real Life (IRL)

In 2008, a Yale University study established a causal link between suicide and bullying. Their research concluded that bullying victims are 2 to 9 …

Five Tips for Overcoming Self-Doubt

Some self-disclosure here—I’m a rather sensitive person and I often tend towards self-doubt, thinking something is my fault if it doesn’t go well and …

Professional Development