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    How Technology Is Improving Brain Health

    In the modern age, excessive use of technology is seen to have a negative impact on an individual’s mental health. Critics ask the question: ‘If computers, and other media, do mental work for people, when are people thinking?’ Healthy brain function is extremely important for living fully. If used purposefully, technology can help boost brain […]

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    Rep. Bass Introduces The Foster Youth Mentoring Act

    On June 23, 2017, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to authorize funding to support mentoring programs that have a proven track record in serving foster youth. Rep. Bass serves as a Co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, which is a bipartisan group of lawmakers dedicated to improving the country’s child welfare system. […]

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    New NASW President Kathryn Wehrmann to Support Push to Modernize, Improve Services

    Incoming National Association of Social Workers (NASW) President Kathryn Wehrmann will continue to support the association’s ongoing initiative to modernize and improve services, intensify advocacy at the state and local level, and recruit more social workers and social work students. Kathryn Wehrmann “At this time in our nation’s history social work is more important than […]

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    Proposed Trump Cuts Imperil Mental Health, Health Care, Education and More

    The budget proposed by President Donald J. Trump threatens critical health, scientific research and education programs that contribute to the social safety net for millions of Americans, according to the American Psychological Association. “This budget, if enacted, would jeopardize our nation’s educational, scientific and health enterprises and limit access to critically needed mental and behavioral […]

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    When to Turn to Outside Help

    Many parents are struggling with adolescents and young adults who suffer from mental health, substance abuse, and other typical issues associated with this age group. Although the usual courses of therapy and medications have been tried, for some, these therapies are just not working. In these cases, alternative therapies are being sought out. One type […]

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    Pet Dogs Help Kids Feel Less Stressed, Study Finds

    Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they’re stressed, according to a study by researchers from the University of Florida, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for children. Darlene Kertes and colleagues tested the commonly held belief that pet dogs provide social support for kids using a randomized […]

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