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The Six Steps for Registering A Trademark

If you are in business, then you understand the need to have a brand identity. A unique identifying feature in your business name, the logo, or the …

Small Business

10 Apps That Can Impact And Change The World

The world needs to change and now the power to change the world is in your click. It is time you take control and participate in the betterment of …

Apps

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month: Join the Fight

The mission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values. As a Department, we work …

Human Trafficking

6 Brilliant Tips to Add Value to Your Personality

When it comes to any social group, people usually have their respective roles like the popular one, the weird one, the funny one and the awkward one. …

Personality

Uninsured Rate for Americans with Pre-existing Conditions Dropped Sharply with Implementation of the ACA

<i>Without ACA protections, more than half of non-elderly Americans could face discrimination in health care</i><p>Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became …

Health

Letter to the Aspiring Social Worker

I don’t claim to know about all things social work, but I have learned some life lessons along the way that have shaped who I am, my faith, and my …

Social Movements Rise From Need

After the election, I felt a sense of dread. This isn’t so much of a political statement as it is a sense that we just chose a colder and less …

Social Movements

HIV Basics and Diagnosis: Knowledge and Awareness for All

Having the basic knowledge of HIV has become crucial for everyone. Awareness often helps you take precaution. HIV or otherwise known as human …

Life Sciences

Supporting Loved Ones Looking to Lose Weight for the New Year

It’s that time of year again, when many people are contemplating losing weight to kick of their New Year. If you have a loved one who is desperately …

Weight Loss

Optimizing Microsoft Word for Academic Writing

Microsoft Office Word is one of the most commonly used software editing programs of all the time, but we rarely think about how to make it work …

Windows into a Life in Poverty and Lessons for Social Workers

Living in poverty is more than not having enough money to meet an arbitrary threshold. For many, a life in poverty is one of perpetual …

How To Be A Grateful Social Worker

Today I’ll show you how to be a more grateful social worker. November is here. The month of the year we are reminded to reflect on our blessings and …

National Association of Social Workers Offering Third Virtual Career Fair

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is hosting a 2017 Virtual Career Fair on February 9 from noon to 4 p.m. (ET) that will …

Mindfulness Practice and Self-Care for Introverted Social Workers

We are drawn to service work for many reasons. We want to help others, we find human beings fascinating, and we are called to make ourselves …

Mindfulness

10 Skills Every Social Worker Needs

With the continued growth of the social work field comes increased opportunities for social workers and human service professionals to improve the …

Self-Compassion And Self-Care: Being As Kind To Yourself As You Are To Other People

Modern life is stressful – so stressful! Between work, study, maintaining relationships, family obligations, childcare, paying bills, cooking meals, …

Did Therapy Not Work For You?

If therapy didn’t work for you, chances are, it was the wrong type. However, you and your therapist may not have realized it. Broadly speaking, …

Triggered By Trump? The Transferable Skills You Have From Toxic Relationships

Nearly three weeks after the elections in the United States, people here and elsewhere continue to experience shock, dismay, distress, anger, and …

Since When Did Human Rights Become a Debate?

There is a worrying trend in popular media, whereby “debate” and “free speech” are becoming synonymous with “listening to hate speech”. This is …

Breaking the Stigma of Sexual Abuse

Recently, celebrity actor Dax Shepard, who previously appeared on NBC’s Parenthood and is also married to actress Kristen Bell, revealed in an …

Kristen Bell

Giving Students Therapy is Not the Answer to Dealing with Microaggressions in Education

This article is continuing analysis of the Atlantic’s article, Coddling of the American Mind written by authors Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff . …

Education

Mobile Apps for Use with Art Therapy

Art therapy is a commonly used and versatile medium for self-expression. There are several exercises that can be completed at home, in the consumer’s …

Children Who Experience Early Childhood Trauma Do Not ‘Just Get Over It’

Humans are relatively adaptable beings which is why we are thriving and not dying out like other species. Horrendous disasters such as the …

Multidisciplinary vs. Interdisciplinary Teamwork: Becoming a More Effective Practitioner

Both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teamwork have been used in healthcare in the past. However, although there is a clear difference between …

Big Cities Need Social Workers

According to researchers working on the American Cities Project, a study sponsored by the PEW Charitable Trust, many cities across the United States …

Germaphobes Raising Babies: Tips to Keep Your Sanity

When you’re a new parent, you want to protect your child from everything including germs and potential illness. While it may be amusing to joke about …

Don’t Be Afraid to Tackle the Mental Health Issues Associated with Grief

Not long ago I was given a book on grief, one of those self-published books that anyone can write and sell on Amazon. The basic premise being …

Holiday Depression and Our Elderly

When we think of the holiday’s we often think of joyful times with family and friends but for some of our elderly it can be a time of sadness, …

Mental Health

7 Ways To Avoid A Holiday Relapse

The holiday season is upon us and can be extra difficult when you are working to stay sober and not relapse. When it seems like everyone else is …