Aug 23, 2010
Massachusetts passed a new law entitled, "An Act Relative to Bullying in Schools," in 2010. The purpose of this new law is to "create more positive school climates and age-appropriate instruction on bullying prevention in each grade, and schools must offer information to parents on bullying prevention." (Worcester Medicine, July/August 2010). School personnel (teachers, guidance counselors, aides, bus drives and cafeteria workers) are required to report incidents to the appropriate officials for them to investigate and to take disciplinary actions when appropriate. Bullying includes not only verbal, physical and written repeated acts of aggression and gestures but now includes cyberbullying through electronic means-Facebook; Twitter; Emails; Texting, and through other electronic devices.
Aug 16, 2010
Today’s at www.ivillage.com, a 9 question quiz appears for readers to fill out to see whether or not they fall into the “Emotional Hoarding” category. Emotional Hoarding is defined as:
“Emotional hoarders collect grudges and have trouble letting go of negative emotions. The resulting emotional clutter may not be outwardly visible, but it can also have a detrimental effect on their lives.
While it's not unusual to lose your temper from time to time and have disagreements with others, if you hold onto those negative feelings for too long, it can cause long-term problems. Take this simple quiz to find out if you have emotional hoarding tendencies and, if so, how to curb them so you can live a happier life.”
Aug 02, 2010
On July 26th 2010, disability advocates and leaders across the United States celebrated the 20th anniversary of the ADA. The ADA called for equal access for people with disabilities in five areas:
1) Employment-Title I
2) Public Entities-Title II
3) Private Sector-Title III
4) Telecommunications-Title IV.
Jul 29, 2010
Imagine a cartoon of three slides: The first slide is a line of clients in an outpatient office waiting to be seen by a clinician on a Friday. The second slide is the clinician trying to focus but is showing signs of fatigue by yawning and looking at the clock. The last slide is the client leaving the office and the clinician swimming in gold bag of green dollars bills. Read on...