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    The Drinking Water in Navajo Nation is Worst Than Flint

    In early 2014, the town of Flint, Michigan decided to change their water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River, causing the water to become contaminate and cases of lead poisoning to rise throughout the area. Unfortunately, the problem did not exist only in Flint. A 2016 report by the Environmental Protection Agency found […]

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    Helping Your Client Technically Qualify for SSDI and SSI

    If you have a client with a disability or mental illness, he or she may want to apply for Social Security disability benefits. Before your client can be approved for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) must verify your clients meets both the medical and technical eligibility requirements for disability benefits. Medical qualification is […]

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    The Presidential Policy Series: Mental Health

    This election cycle has been anything but typical. However, this election cycle unfortunately follows the norm of past elections that discussing mental health issues in the United States is not a central election issue. With approximately 60% percent of adults and nearly 50% of youth not receiving mental health services in the past year, our […]

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    Social Working the LGBT Child

    To effectively perform social services, providers must understand where a person comes from. It is taking the time to recognize a person’s background, culture, and personal story. When it comes to children, this can be even more important to helping them develop. It is taking into account their background and making sure they have all […]

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    Five Personal Safety Apps for Women

    It’s no secret that women are vulnerable targets for crime and violence. In fact, studies have estimated that up to one in three women will become the victim of some form of violence in their lifetime. It’s been appropriately described as a pandemic, and even as we move toward recognizing and protecting the rights of […]

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    Self-Connection: The Power of Music

    Have you ever heard the first note of a song and been suddenly transported to another place and time – a distant memory – an emotional reprisal? I have experienced that throughout my whole life, and I love it. Music is a powerful force in my life in a multitude of ways. Maybe, you can […]

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    The Presidential Policy Series: Affordable Care Act

    In less than 18 months, the field of candidates vying to win the 2016 presidential election has narrowed from over two dozen contenders to two major opponents. Now, with fewer than two months before Election Day on November 8th (remember to vote!), we’re exploring the Republican and Democratic candidates’ positions on healthcare policy. The Presidential […]

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    Serving Consciously with Jivi Saran Founder of Winds of Change

    I am so excited to welcome Jivi Saran, Founder of Winds of Change and Mindfulness expert as my next guest on Serving Consciously airing live on Friday October 14 at 12:00 (PST) at Jivi Saran is a Corporate Consultant with a PhD in Spirituality and an MBA specializing in Leadership. A Master Facilitator of meetings, […]

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    9 Ways to Gain the Health Benefits of Grapes

    Grapes come in so many sizes and shapes and not to forget, the colors! It is known as “The Queen of Fruits”. Did you know that a grape is a berry of the deciduous vines? Grapes can be eaten raw and fresh or could be used for making wine, jam, jelly, raisins, vinegar and grape […]

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    What is Green Social Work?

    Whenever something is called ‘green’ many of us tend toward skepticism. Let’s be real, when something touts itself as environmentally friendly, so often it’s just trying to hide a toxic underbelly. So, green social work … is it just hype? Hardly. It’s the real deal. It’s a reframing of how we talk about social issues, […]