Education

The education section will provide helpful tools to assist with learning as well as news and information that will affect students and teachers in the class room or virtual learning spaces.

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    Educators Must Reach Out to Minority Students to Close Education Gaps

    More students are graduating high school than ever before, with recent studies suggesting that 82 percent of high school seniors during the 2013-2014 school year earned their diploma. Subsequently, college going rates have also increased across the board, which helps to fulfill a primary goal of President Obama’s educational platform. Although colleges and universities have […]

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    Cultivating Resilience in Children

    I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of childhood resilience. In fact, this inquisitiveness led me to a career in child psychology and the non profit sector working with the world’s most disadvantaged children. I’ve made it my life’s work to understand how trauma affects children and help them to cope with it. The curiosity […]

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    Talent Is Equally Distributed, But Opportunity Is Not

    America’s recent legacy of trickle down economics has many implications, namely a wide division between the haves and the have-nots. When we talk about this phenomenon, we tend to discuss the reality as if it were merely the economy, but what leads to such an uneven playing field. As education adapts to the modern world, […]

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    How Do We Measure Therapeutic Outcomes?

    The phrase evidence-based practice is now common parlance in mental health care. The call for using evidence-based practice can be heard across psychology, social work, psychiatry, occupational health, and a range of other professions. Often, such “evidence” consists of data from randomised controlled trials (RCTs), non-randomised trials, case studies, qualitative focus groups and interviews, and […]

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    Starving Student Is No Longer A Euphemism But A Serious Reality

    We all have heard the term the “starving student”, but typically it’s a reference to playfully tease a student who has limited pocket money. However, the starving student is no longer a playful joke, but rather a serious reality many 20-something year old college students face. A recent study commissioned by Cal State University (CSU) […]

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    Paradigm Shift Urgently Needed In Education

    Childhood stress levels are at an all time high. According to the Healthy Young Minds report, around 10 percent of the world’s children today are suffering from diagnosable mental health problems; mainly anxiety, depression, and stress. That’s around 220 million children and young people suffering. And what’s worse, this number is expected to rise. The […]

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    Giving Feedback to Teens

    Research has consistently shown that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most significant factors when it comes to creating real and lasting change in our clients. Helping professionals who work with teens have a unique challenge in relating to and engaging authentically with adolescents. They aren’t kids anymore, and they’re not quite adults yet […]

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    Best Practices for Grief: Foster Care

    Often, helping professionals in the lives of foster care youth struggle to understand the magnitude of loss a child or teen in the foster care system has experienced.  Abuse and neglect, loss of innocence, trauma, separation from parents, loss of security, and multiple placements are all factors affecting the wellness of children placed in the foster […]

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