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March 13, 2017
by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 13, 2017 08:00 by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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Elizabeth Glaser, Dolzura Cortez, Marvelyn Brown, Rebekka Armstrong, Kimberly Bergalis, Criselda Kananda, Lesego Motsepe, Musa ‘Queen’ Njoko (Gospel Artist), and Amanda Blake. What do these individuals have in common? They have a few things in common. First, these individuals are all top celebrity females. Second, these individuals are all women. Third, these women contracted HIV. March 10, 2017 was National Woman and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. [More]

December 23, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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The Immigrant's Perspectives: Holiday Blues

December 23, 2016 01:55 by Hilda Huj

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It is the holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year. Or, is it? For most people, being an immigrant means that they are far away from their family and friends abroad. During the holiday season, when family and friendship values are the highlights of the celebration, it is hard not to feel sad and lonely. [More]

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]

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]