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Need to Have Some Fun: How to Throw a Perfect Game of Thrones Party

End Bullying: Being a Superhero in Real Life (IRL)<p>Published<p>4 months ago<p>on<p>2017/04/20<p>Dr. Janina Scarlet- Pop Culture Hero Coalition and Brandon Routh – …

Mental Health

Young Victims of Cyberbullying Twice as Likely to Attempt Suicide and Self-Harm

Self-Care Is Easy To Fit In A Busy Schedule<p>Published<p>3 days ago<p>on<p>2017/08/17<p>Zumba Class<p>Every day when you wake up, you have to face the world again. …

Self-esteem

A Practical Guide on How to Confront Hate

In the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, Tina Kempin Reuter, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Institute for …

Rights & Freedoms

Raising the Minimum Wage Would Reduce Child Neglect Cases

Raising the minimum wage by $1 per hour would result in a substantial decrease in the number of reported cases of child neglect, according to a new …

Equality

Social Work Degree: To Be or Not To Be

There are many benefits of being a social worker, and this article is going to focus on how and why you should get your social work degree. Start …

Social Work

5 Ways White Social Workers Can Respond to the Charlottesville Aftermath

In the past 48 hours, we have witnessed the President of the United States make statements that led many to believe that he equates neo-Nazi and …

Social Justice

Self-Care Is Easy To Fit In A Busy Schedule

Every day when you wake up, you have to face the world again. The hustle and bustle of everyday life can seem never-ending from getting your kids …

Wellness

Why Higher Education Is A Must For Low-income Mothers

More than ever a college degree divides the haves and have-nots in American society. College graduates earn wages 56% higher than those of high …

Education

Are Your Tweets Feeling Well?

In the future, public health workers could monitor trends on social media to quickly identify a rise of influenza, depression or other health issues …

Social Media

How Social Media Can Impact Your Self Esteem

Since social media began with the launch of MySpace (and even the blogosphere and forums before it), people’s real world minds and moods have been …

Self-esteem

The Donald Trump Effect – How Students Loans Are Set to Change Through Debt Consolidation

Based on President Donald Trump’s budget proposals released in May 2017 one thing is evident that it is going to strike the public servants and …

Students

A Teacher’s Response to Charlottesville for Social Workers in Practice with People with Disabilities

I am currently teaching a course on social work practice with people with disabilities. The course uses an intersectional lens, acknowledging the …

Social Work

How to Be Truly Connected to People in Our Technology Obsessed World

It’s early morning and your alarm has just sounded its daily wake-up chime. Without thinking about it, you reach straight for your phone and scroll …

Happiness

How Republican Plans to Cut Obamacare and Medicaid Hurt Older Americans

Over the last twelve months, my colleagues and I have spoken at length with close to one hundred Native American seniors across the state of New …

Health Care

Understanding the Impact of Paternal Incarceration on Children’s Schooling

Parents play an important role in their children’s lives, and parental involvement in elementary schooling especially affects children’s welfare. An …

Education

By the Numbers: American Youth Increasingly Exposed to Extremist Messages Online, Virginia Tech Expert Says

Right-wing extremist groups are increasingly using the internet to spread their messages, and more and more it’s young adults they’re reaching in the …

Virginia Tech

A Qualitative Understanding of Trauma From A Helping Professional

Social Workers often work with trauma survivors and enter into the deepest parts of a victim’s psyches in an effort to help them transcend the often …

Mental Health

How to Help Human Trafficking Survivors

Human trafficking, particularly sex trafficking, has become an area of interest both in the general public and also within social work. As a result, …

Slavery

Obtain Post Graduate Degrees in Clinical Research Online

With the dynamic nature of the medical industry, one or two medical degrees are never enough. However, the time required to get another degree the …

Research

Innovation in Social Work: Where Does it Come From?

As social workers, we often confront complex situations. And we are all about developing solutions and strategies for change. In doing so we draw on …

Social Work

Hundreds of U.S. Citizens Continue to Be Detained, New Immigration Data Shows

An analysis of U.S. government data obtained by Northwestern University’s Deportation Research Clinic shows that the U.S. government detained more …

Immigration

Understanding Geek Culture and Nostalgia

London Comic Con 2017 was a place of wonder, hype, and secret previews. Not least, a place for hands-on grappling with games and technology.<p>There …

Comic-Con

Transgender TV Characters Have the Power to Shape Audience Attitudes

Watching transgender characters on fictional TV shows has the power to influence attitudes toward transgender people and policy issues, according to …

TV

Your Service Signature: Creating Your Personal Style

What makes you stand out in the crowd? Is it about learning a new approach? Brushing up on best practices? Achieving another credential?<p>In the …

Customer Service

Mental Health Programs in Schools – Growing Body of Evidence Supports Effectiveness

School-based mental health programs can reach large numbers of children, with increasing evidence of effectiveness in improving mental health and …

Health

Technology and Children: A Parent’s Survival Guide

Technology has changed the way children develop and interact with others, and while it seems to change every day, many parents are forced to keep up …

Parenting

5 Things To Tell Your Teenager With an Alcohol Addiction

The legal age for drinking alcohol is 21, but that doesn’t stop many teenagers from drinking. Although the number of reported instances of underage …

Substance Abuse

How to Get Rid of Your Student Loan Debt While Working at a Nonprofit

All across the country, graduates are taking advantage of various loan repayment programs to help lower their monthly payments and improve their …

Debt Management

Send Children Back to School with Nutrition Knowledge During Kids Eat Right Month

As children head back to school, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to celebrate Kids Eat Right Month™ in August by ensuring …

Eating