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New SNAP Rules Affect Social Workers and Their Clients

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 27, 2020 2:27:11 PM

The federal food stamp program used to be one way in which the government could help people who were having trouble maintaining a decent standard of living. But some new changes to these regulations prevent many people who were previously eligible from getting food stamps.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Honoring a New Year's Resolution - How Physical Therapy Can Help

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM

After all the excess food consumption that most indulged in at holiday parties and gatherings, it's not uncommon for the average person to make a resolution for the new year, promising themselves they will improve their health by losing weight, exercising more, etc. For those carrying some extra weight yet still maintaining relatively good health, they actually are capable of following through on their resolution. However, for those who face a real physical impairment, it may be almost impossible for them to obtain their fitness goals without some extra help. This is where a series of physical therapy sessions can make the difference between a person being able to improve their fitness level, or remain stagnant with some kind of disability or physical impairment.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Healthcare

Career Boost - Finding Motivation in Mundane Tasks

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 23, 2020 11:52:18 AM

Since most people spend the majority of their lifetime employed in some way or another, they want to experience personal satisfaction while "on the job". The fact that many people want to find meaning in their employment is actually a good thing. It shows a deeper level of character and integrity, making these types of people more sought after by employers because in general, they make better employees. However, both parties (employers and employees) understand that at least some mundane tasks are innately part of almost every job. In this article, we'll look at mundane tasks from both the employer and the employee perspectives, as well as offer some tips on how to handle the more routine aspects of employment.

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Topics: Career Advice

Warmlines vs. Hotlines - Receiving Help Before a Crisis

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 20, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Many people are aware of the function of mental health hotlines, which often come into play when a person is in crisis and feels the need for immediate help from someone who can listen with a compassionate ear. In many communities however, a newer trend is the implementation of community "warmlines". This type of mental health outreach can help in situations where a person may not necessarily be experiencing a (suicidal) crisis, but still feel a need to talk to someone in a private and confidential manner.

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Topics: Mental Health

Physical Therapy - The Benefits of Making House Calls

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The traditional modes of offering physical therapy services were limited to either a hospital setting, or perhaps an independent physical therapy office. While some home-health agencies offered PT services to homebound patients covered by Medicare, legal restrictions limited independent PTs from offering home services to patients being seen by a home-health care agency. One of the latest trends however, is for physical therapists to take their services directly to other patients, who do not meet Medicare's criteria for the homebound. As it turns out, there are key advantages both to patients and physical therapists who participate in these types of home visits.

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Topics: Healthcare

Lead Like a Rockstar With These First-Time Management Tips

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

You've made it to management. Congratulations! With new responsibilities, there may also be challenges. Below are important tips to avoid the most common challenges of first-time management.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

San Diego Offers Free Mental Health Program for First Responders

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Police officers, paramedics and firefighters are the first people to arrive at traumatic scenes. Their in-depth training programs and professionalism allow the rest of us to step back, take a breath, and set the problem into someone else's hands. We are always relieved when they arrive, like superheroes ready to save the day.

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Topics: Mental Health, Healthcare

10 Tips to Help Speech Therapists Avoid Burnout

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 10, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In many caregiving fields, such as speech therapy, it is possible to burn out quickly. You work pretty long hours, with a variety of patients with whom you have varying levels of success. At times, you may feel like your efforts are not being appreciated. Plus, you might end up working long hours in order to help patients who are not responding very well to treatment. All this can be frustrating and can lead to burnout.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Healthcare

Get Proactive About Your Career, Even if You Don't Get That Promotion

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Asking for a promotion is tough to do. Most people wait until they're offered the chance to apply for one. Or they just wait until their supervisor decides that they're ready for more responsibility. But you might get tired of waiting for a promotion that never comes. And you might feel like everyone else is getting promotions while you're being left behind. So if you truly feel that you are ready for a promotion, it's fine to go ahead and ask for one. Just remember that you are taking a risk; there's no guarantee that you're going to get a promotion just because you asked.

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Topics: Career Advice

Girl With Down Syndrome Shows Off Her Big Smile

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 6, 2020 1:42:03 PM

A lovely 8-month-old girl with Down syndrome went viral on the internet, showing off her "new smile." As of now, the clip of the girl has gotten more than 17 million views. It was shared on the Facebook page of the Down Syndrome Adoption Network. The girl is only referred to as Baby H because of the confidentiality needed in the adoption process. However, this did not stop her from becoming something of a celebrity!

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Topics: Behavioral Health

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