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3 Tips for Talking to Children about Traumatic Events like Malaysian Airlines Flight

Paul C. Milford, MSW 2014/07/28

Let’s face it, it is almost impossible to shield children from negative world events. In our ever-connected society, breaking news stories reach far beyond the evening news. All too often, these tragic stories involving mass casualties are catapulted for days across radio, television, newspapers and become the topic of conversation for many. We see this… Continue Reading »

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Victims, Their Families, and the Death Penalty

Rebecca Joy Novell 2014/07/28

At 1.52pm on the 23rd July 2014, Joseph Wood was injected with lethal drugs on the order of the State of Arizona. He had been sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend, Debbie Dietz, and her father, Gene Dietz in 1989. Lethal injection is currently the U.S.A.’s method of choice for administering the death penalty… Continue Reading »

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Success: Explaining the “Fake it ’till You Make It” Philosophy

Dr. Michael Wright 2014/07/25

The World Cup is over. Germany won. Life goes on, but for some, life didn’t stop much. When considering those for whom sports offers only a brief respect from life, I reflected on the hype and pageantry of the World Cup and the “Late Night with David Letterman” appearance by Clint Dempsey earlier in July…. Continue Reading »

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Leadership: Leading from Within

Marcy Webb 2014/07/25

As a classroom teacher, I am a leader in my own right. However, in that capacity, I am also aware of the many mistakes I made. Through it all, the most powerful lesson I have learned about leadership and teaching is the quality of relationships I have developed with people. Aspiring leaders should consider the seven… Continue Reading »

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5 Reasons Why 3D Printers Are The Next Step in Social Change

Daniel Ortiz Reti 2014/07/25

3D printers are on a collision course with the systems that make up our society. They are poised to change the way goods are delivered, homes are constructed and how we see our home computer systems. It will be interesting to see the change that this technology makes on our world in the coming years…. Continue Reading »

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The Struggles of Being a Macro Student and How We Can All Be Supportive

Jonathan Richardson 2014/07/24

We all know that social work is a versatile field. There are many opportunities within the field to do a variety of things on a variety of levels. We all should know that all levels of work are necessary in order to successfully implement the mission of social work. Even though all levels of social… Continue Reading »

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3 Tips For Overcoming A Fear Of Abandonment

Travis Lloyd 2014/07/24

Many people struggle with a fear of abandonment. Losing an emotional attachment can be very traumatizing to anyone. If you have ever  lost a romantic relationship, loved one or friendship you may have a heightened awareness of when there is a potential to lose another relationship. One girl called this “paranoia”. She sent me an… Continue Reading »

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