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Do You Say These Annoying Things to Social Workers?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Social workers help people in every age group, demographic, ethnicity, and religion all round the world. When someone dies, they're there. If an elderly person needs to enter a nursing home, they're there. If a child is with an abusive parent, they'll appear. Those in this profession are everywhere, and they're annoyed because of questions asked in conversations.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Homecoming Heroes - Celebrating Down Syndrome Royalty

Posted by Brian Spence on May 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Homecoming is a tradition as American as...football, basketball, pep rallies and school dances. The Homecoming Court, ruled over by the elected King and Queen, is a platform for popularity. Ideally, the "royal couple" are the embodiment of what is best and most noble about your school and its culture. The king and queen are examples of how to conduct oneself with good humor, good will and good manners.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Tackling Depression Head On Through Yoga

Posted by Brian Spence on May 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

More than ever before, medical practitioners of today recommend an active approach to tackling depression. While depression often develops into a prolonged illness, people often hold the means to combat this persistent foe and prevent it from firmly establishing itself in the mind.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Online Mental Health Care Delivery -- The Virtual Therapist

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Throughout history, technology has radically changed the way we live. Just as the Industrial Revolution saw productivity shift from the farm to the factory, the 21st century is deep in the Digital Revolution. At the center of all this is the World Wide Web, the vehicle that enables people all over the globe to communicate instantly.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Autism Representation on Sesame Street

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Mental health is getting major media representation as Sesame Street unveiled a new character on the autism spectrum. Julia is a shy 4-year old red-headed girl who also happens to be autistic. She is artistic, often repeats what those around her just said, and sometimes it's hard to get her attention.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

You Don't Look Autistic

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 10, 2017 9:46:15 AM

"You don't look sick" is the kiss of death for anyone with a mental illness. It's also why mental health isn't taken as seriously as physical health. Anyone can see when you've broken a bone or gotten the flu, but mental illness doesn't have such noticeable physical markers.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Accidentally on Purpose: Falling in Love with Special Education

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

People fall in love with things for different reasons. Perhaps you fell in love with your spouse because of their sense of humor or kindness towards others. Perhaps you fell in love with your job because you can influence people or work with computers. For Anna Vick, she fell in love with special education accidentally.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Social Worker Adopts Foster Child Client

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Adoption social workers have hearts of gold! They aid children from the most difficult of circumstances, many of who tragically dealt with disability, loss, and abandonment at young ages. By working tirelessly to find forever homes for children whose parents can no longer care for them, they bring joy to children and families all over the world.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Shake Up Special Education

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Most people have a favorite former teacher. Typically, these educators left their mark because they formed trusting relationships with their students and taught with genuine care. These educators taught in a way that built relationships and demonstrated interest in the lives of their students, not just their homework score. While schools are careful of physical touch, for obvious reasons, a handshake is a great way to create a connection and foster relationship.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Singing Her Own Song -- Girl With Autism Reveals Hidden Talent

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Any parent of dealing with autism knows the anguish of watching others judge, and misjudge, their child. Fear, anger, and protectiveness flare in the attempt to keep their loved one from being hurt, even though the autistic child may be unaware of what is going on. Only a mom or dad can know the truly special qualities that a child with Austism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) possesses underneath the outward affect that the rest of the world sees.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

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