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December 23, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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The Immigrant's Perspectives: Holiday Blues

December 23, 2016 01:55 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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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]

September 27, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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Immigrant Children: Value of Play Therapy

September 27, 2016 22:02 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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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]

August 14, 2016
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT

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Pokemon Fever: A New Cultural Phenomenon Consuming Humanity

August 14, 2016 09:35 by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT   [About the Author]

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In this era of mobile technology, video games have never been more popular. Among them, Pokemon by Nintendo is considered to be one of the most beloved games with the biggest fan base around the globe. Since its creation 17 years ago, Pokemon has dominated the field of mobile games, especially with the latest version of Pokemon Go [More]

July 19, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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The Fruit is Still Strange: Racism in the United States

July 19, 2016 10:00 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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In 1938 Abel Meerpol, who was white and Jewish, wrote a poem entitled “Strange Fruit”. He added music in 1939. When Billie Holiday sang it at Cafe Society in Greenwich Village, which was the first integrated club in New York, it became a passionate and disturbing anthem for the Civil Rights movement. The “Strange Fruit” referred to the lynchings of black men in the South. [More]