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December 12, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Childhood Revisited

December 12, 2016 02:23 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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What is the one activity of childhood that is, in all likelihood, universally accepted as an effective way to withdraw from the pandemonium of daily life? What will occupy the mind and restore serenity in less time than one can measure? What is the diversion that has been adopted by the world of adults and has sold over 12 million units of functional escape from reality as the numbers continue to grow? [More]

October 25, 2016
by Hilda Huj

Overcoming Relationship Issues: Communication

October 25, 2016 15:53 by Hilda Huj

Communication is an act of transferring information from one place to another. This seemingly simple act is pivotal to our success within our relationships, our education, our workplace, and other important areas of our life and throughout our lifetime. Therefore, it is safe to say that communication is one of the most important aspects of our everyday life. [More]

September 27, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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Immigrant Children: Value of Play Therapy

September 27, 2016 22:02 by Hilda Huj

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Throughout human history, migration has been a fact of life. However, as a result of globalization, it currently affects more people than ever before. Amnesty International ("People on the move", n.d.) reports that more than 230 million people live outside their country of birth. That is about 3% of the world's global population. And that number grows every day. [More]

September 8, 2016
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Self-Care: Taking Care of the Caregiver

September 8, 2016 03:04 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Self-care can be defined as healthy lifestyle changes and stress management behaviors. The term was coined by medical and mental health professionals and became popular in the 1980’s. It involves choosing behaviors to aid in moderating emotional and physical stressors (Mienecke, 2010). It also means to self-soothe and calm our physical and emotional stress. The practice of self-care can involve.... [More]

August 30, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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Cyberbullying: The New Era of Bullying That Affects Us All

August 30, 2016 00:02 by Hilda Huj

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Bullying has been a social problem since the beginning of civilized men. Therefore, it is no surprise that there are many different definitions of bullying. However, generally speaking, we can define bullying as repeated intimidation, over time, of a physical, verbal, and psychological nature of a less powerful person by a more powerful person or group of people [More]

August 5, 2016
by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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Ubre Not Winning the Battle of Drunk Driving

August 5, 2016 08:01 by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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It’s Friday or Saturday night. It has been a long work week and one is looking forward to the weekend. A way to relax or reward oneself for the hard work one has put in generally is associated with a drink or two of an alcoholic beverage. No harm in that. The harm comes in when one has become intoxicated from the amount of alcohol he or she has consumed that night and decides to drive home under the influence. [More]