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Lessons in the Current Puerto Rican Disaster

Roy was my partner for most of our deployment with Red Cross on the Disaster Mental Health Team in Texas. We spent many hours on the road mostly on …

Home Depot

Your Group Wants to Become a Nonprofit — What Now?

The Y Wants Everyone to Take a #SelfieWithSomeoneNew<p>Published<p>2 months ago<p>on<p>2017/09/28<p>Today, the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) is launching a new social …

American Red Cross

Non-traditional Students Require Non-traditional Policies for Field Placements

Written by: Iman, Introduction: Rosie, Billy, Anisah, and Fahim – Haverstock School Journalism Project<p><i>*Editor’s Note: UK Social Work Helper Staff</i> …

Mental Health

Common STIs and How To Avoid Contracting Them

Story’s Angel of Grief<p>My Mother always said that my Daddy was “a fool born on April fools”. This was the running joke all of my life. April 1 came …

Love

Opening Paths for Europe’s Children: Best Practices and Transitions from Introversion to Extroversion

Disruptive Leadership: Maximizing Inclusion, Invention, and Innovation in Human Services<p>Published<p>7 hours ago<p>on<p>2017/11/29<p>“Disruptive leadership” is an …

Health Care

Disruptive Leadership: Maximizing Inclusion, Invention, and Innovation in Human Services

As a social worker, we spend a good deal of time looking at systems, and systems work means we can’t only focus on what’s “wrong” with the individual …

Emotions

How to Support Foster Children

As a social worker, we spend a good deal of time looking at systems, and systems work means we can’t only focus on what’s “wrong” with the individual …

Foster Care

Parental Medicaid Expansion Translates into Preventive Care for their Children

As a social worker, we spend a good deal of time looking at systems, and systems work means we can’t only focus on what’s “wrong” with the individual …

Emotions

Fearless: How One Financial Expert Faced Her Fear Of Public Speaking

Ninety-Two Percent of Caregivers Are Financial Caregivers<p>Published<p>6 days ago<p>on<p>2017/11/09<p>A Merrill Lynch study, conducted in partnership with Age …

Small Business

Systems Perspective and the Myth of the Self-Made Man

Head Start May Protect Against Foster Care Placement<p>Published<p>1 month ago<p>on<p>2017/10/11<p>Participating in Head Start may help prevent young children from …

Parenting

Ninety-Two Percent of Caregivers Are Financial Caregivers

Top 5 Messaging Apps for Marketing and Promotion<p>Published<p>2 weeks ago<p>on<p>2017/10/25<p>Two to three decades ago, advertising in television was the best …

Who Listens When You Lack Power and Privilege?

The Grand Challenge of Thoughts and Prayers<p>Published<p>6 days ago<p>on<p>2017/11/03<p>The snapping sound of my laptop closing echoed in the room as I stared up …

How to Develop an Individual Grief Plan

Social Workers Can Now Learn Medicare Online and Earn Continuing Education Hours<p>Published<p>7 days ago<p>on<p>2017/11/02<p>Social workers can now earn continuing …

The Grand Challenge of Thoughts and Prayers

Actor Terry Crews takes to Twitter to discuss being sexually assaulted by a Hollywood Executive in the wake of the firing of Harvey Weinstein for …

Study Finds Fringe Communities on Reddit and 4chan Have High Influence on Flow of Alternative News to Twitter

Want to Lose Weight? Snap That Selfie, Set That Goal, Share with Others Says New Study<p>Published<p>4 days ago<p>on<p>2017/10/30<p>Study Identifies Risk And …

The Long Pathway: Journey to Understanding Mental Health

I am only six weeks away from completing my BSW degree; a degree that has taken nearly twenty years to complete. As I am nearing the end of my …

Education

A Student Perspective: Social Work and First Responders

Need to Learn a New Language: Modern Technologies That Will Help Beginners<p>Published<p>1 week ago<p>on<p>2017/10/24<p>The first time people thought of using …

Social Workers Can Now Learn Medicare Online and Earn Continuing Education Hours

The Critical Role of Caregivers, and What they Need from Us<p>Published<p>1 day ago<p>on<p>2017/11/01<p>Caring for loved ones who have aged or become disabled is …

The Critical Role of Caregivers, and What they Need from Us

Caring for loved ones who have aged or become disabled is not a new concept. Many of the services provided in hospitals, clinics and even funeral …

Health Care

Absent Parent Returns, Active Parent in Turmoil

Systems Perspective and the Myth of the Self-Made Man<p>Published<p>2 weeks ago<p>on<p>2017/11/15<p>As a social worker, we spend a good deal of time looking at …

Parenting

Startup Gives Free Birth Control In Response to Controversial Pushback

Story’s Angel of Grief<p>My Mother always said that my Daddy was “a fool born on April fools”. This was the running joke all of my life. April 1 came …

Empathy

Want to Lose Weight? Snap That Selfie, Set That Goal, Share with Others Says New Study

About those before and after selfies and public declarations of hitting the gym? New research co-authored by Dr. Sonya A. Grier, professor of …

Arthritis

Child Marriage Needs to End

Child marriage remains shockingly prevalent in the United States and in many cases is forced by parents and other authority figures. Sadly, state …

Language Learning

Top 5 Messaging Apps for Marketing and Promotion

Two to three decades ago, advertising in television was the best medium to reach umpteen numbers of viewers to market certain product and services. …

Small Business

Study Identifies Risk And Protective Factors For Depressive Symptoms In African-American Men

African-American men report an average of eight depressive symptoms in a month, with family support, mastery, self-esteem, chronic stressors and …

Health

Cyber Safety for Today’s Teens

It goes without saying that technology has fully inserted itself into most aspects of our day-to-day lives—and children and teens are no exception. …

Mental Health

How Wearing High Heels During my Commute Helped Me to Be a Better Social Worker

Ableism is the idea that people with disabilities are not typical and are, therefore, inferior. Upon reflection, I have engaged in ableism against …

Disability

Professor Charts Digital Plan to Fight Domestic Violence

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month — 31 days of reflection brought about by years of suffering, survivorship and study that …

Puerto Rico

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Small Business

Starting a business venture is one of the most exhilarating and fulfilling experiences you can have. For many, they take their passion and turn it …

Merrill Lynch