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September 2, 2013 – 1,941 views
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When ethical or legal dilemmas make themselves apparent, as is bound to happen to virtually anyone in the social work profession, there are a few key resources that will help to clarify how to proceed, who can offer help, and how local laws or regulations can be employed to defuse the situation. Each of these resources offers a unique perspective that can be useful in certain situations... Full Story 
August 16, 2013 – 1,868 views
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Substance abuse is one of the biggest problems facing todayís adolescent population and is becoming a matter of great concern. The fact that a lot of the substances that are abused are easy to procure through regular medical stores is also a cause for concern and requires each and every one of us to be more vigilant to help the youth... Full Story 
August 8, 2013 – 2,007 views
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Obsessive-compulsive disorders are a surprisingly common condition to suffer from and can affect an individual in a number of ways. What is undisputed, however, is the fact that suffering from an OCD will significantly affect the overall quality of a patientís life. Primarily classified as an anxiety disorder, OCDs are obsessive tendencies to perform a certain action that the patient feels must be performed without any logical explanation to do so... Full Story 
July 22, 2013 – 1,141 views
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Sexual violence such as rape or attempted rape can be extremely traumatic to the victims whose psychological impacts may last from days to even years. How long the impact remains depend on the circumstances and nature of violence, the psychological constitution of the victim, and the care they receive... Full Story 
July 11, 2013 – 1,053 views
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The rising number of malpractice claims along with the increasing severity of these claims is quite alarming. Insurance companies claim that malpractice in business has risen by about one fifth of what it was in the year 2011. This increase in malpractice includes both the frequency of events that are against corporate law and the number of reports of the same... Full Story 
June 14, 2013 – 1,378 views
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The World Health Organization predicts 1.53 million suicidal deaths in the western world by the year 2020. Greater than 90 percent of suicides are attributed to a psychiatric disorder. When a social worker or other caregiver is treating a patient with major depression, suicide is... Full Story 
June 6, 2013 – 1,231 views
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Communicating with children is sometimes considered more difficult for adults because kids do not have the long term, logical development of the adult mind; however, certain successful social workers are using the differences between the minds of children and adults to increase the flow of information between kids and adults in situations in which it is necessary such as school, athletic events and other social situations. Below are just a few techniques used by social workers and psychologists to get underneath that wall that kids may throw up... Full Story 
May 17, 2013 – 1,098 views
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Cognitive behavior therapies can help clients who can take a philosophical view of their problems. Therapeutic methods such as Cognitive Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Rational Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Rational Living Therapy are grounded in Stoicism and use Socratic Questioning as a tool. The basic belief is that our thoughts influence our emotions, and our emotions influence our... Full Story 

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