How to Develop Your Social Recruiting Strategy #social #media #for #recruiting


Thinking about how to recruit using social media? You already know the main benefits of Social Recruiting.


  • Connects you to the largest pool of active and passive job seekers
  • Encourages your employees to refer to their own networks
  • Sends authentic and multimedia messaging to your target audience
  • Lowers the cost of sourcing

That s all well and good but how do you actually do it? In this guide from our friends at Jobvite you ll find a good outline of a social recruiting strategy.


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Nursing and social work students learning to work together at UT Arlington – University of Texas at Arlington #nursing,ut #arlington,social #work,interprofessional #education,hrsa


Nursing and social work students learning to work together at UT Arlington

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The University of Texas at Arlington s College of Nursing and School of Social Work will use nearly $900,000 during the next three years to fund research to improve connections between nurses and social workers before they meet in the health care workplace.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration recently awarded an $862,532 Advanced Nursing Education Grant to Judy LeFlore, a professor and interim associate dean for research of the UT Arlington College of Nursing . The funding reflects the growing popularity of interprofessional education and the important role social workers and nurses play in treating patients holistically, she said.

There is a realization from the federal government all the way down to academia that education of health care professionals in silos is not very effective or efficient. We need to shift the task of learning to work together as a team to the education end, rather than the service end, LeFlore said.

LeFlore will work with School of Social Work professors Gail Adorno and Joan Blakey as well as fellow nursing professors Mindi Anderson, Patricia Thomas and Sharolyn Dihigo and clinical instructors Lindy Moake and Sara Moore.

Beginning in Fall 2013 and again in Fall 2014, about 40 graduate students, from the School of Social Work and the pediatric and neonatal nurse practitioner program, will be selected for the grant program. They ll work together in small groups for the next year to come up with care plans for selected case studies. Professors will teach the students about each profession s roles and responsibilities, distinct professional values, as well as identifying barriers to teamwork between social workers and nurses in the workplace.

There aren t many models for how to teach nurses and social workers to work collaboratively. Yet, great working relationships between nurses and social workers translates into patients receiving better, more comprehensive care, Adorno said. This initiative with nursing will allow us to develop a unique model of interprofessional education enhanced by technology in a specific practice setting neonatal and pediatric health care.

In addition to in-person collaboration, the student teams will use the virtual world of Second Life to meet and work together on projects. They ll also work through simulations with computerized patients in UT Arlington s Smart Hospital . a state-of-the-art clinical lab with 32 high-tech simulation stations. The program also will have a service-learning component, which will include volunteer work at SafeHaven of Tarrant County, a domestic violence shelter with locations in Arlington and Fort Worth.

LeFlore and the research team hope to use what they learn to design a course on team dynamics for social work and nursing graduate students to take together in the future. They believe the model they establish could be applied to other areas of care, such as the growing field of geriatrics.

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing has become one of the largest and most successful nursing programs in the nation, with preliminary figures for Fall 2012 showing enrollment of 7,562 students. Visit to learn more.

The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution in the heart of North Texas with more than 33,000 students. Visit to learn more.

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Who Can Lawfully Request My Social Security Number? #social #security #number, #ask #for #social #security, #ss #number #and #identity #theft


Who Can Lawfully Request My Social Security Number?

The dramatic rise in identity theft over the last several years has resulted in many changes to the list of people and businesses that are legally entitled to request a Social Security number (SSN).

Not long ago, people provided their Social Security numbers without a second thought. Criminals took advantage of that complacency, and as a result, the federal government established the Identity Theft Task Force in 2006. One of the first recommendations the task force made was decreasing the unnecessary use of Social Security numbers. Much work remains in overcoming old procedures and habits in this regard, but any progress on this issue is better than the status quo.

Who has the right to request your SSN? Federal law mandates that state Departments of Motor Vehicles, tax authorities, welfare offices, and other governmental agencies request your SS number as proof that you are who you claim to be. However, the Privacy Act of 1974 requires that government agencies at the local, state, and federal level disclose to each person whether submitting your Social Security number is required, details on the use of this information, and what law or authority requires its use.

Please note that this Act stipulates that no one can deny you a government service or benefit for failing to provide your SSN unless federal law specifically requires it.

You aren t legally required to provide your SSN to businesses unless one of the following is true:

You ll be engaging in a transaction that requires notification to the Internal Revenue Service; or

You re initiating a financial transaction subject to federal Customer Identification Program rules.

If you refuse to provide your SSN, companies may choose not to do business with you, but there s no law that prevents them from asking for it. These are some examples of businesses that require a Social Security number for legitimate purposes:

Insurance companies
Credit card companies. lenders, and any other company receiving a credit application from you
The three main credit reporting agencies: TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian
Any company that sells products or services that require notification to the IRS, including investment advisors; banks; real estate purchases; financial transactions over $10,000, such as automobile purchases; and other financial transactions

It s important to remember that, once a company has your Social Security number, there are few restrictions on what they can do with it. You ll therefore want share this information only when absolutely necessary or required by law. Being very careful about sharing your SSN or any other personal information is a recommended way to help deter identity theft.

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Social Service Worker #social #worker #online #courses


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Social Service Worker Ontario College Diploma | SSW_D

Our Program

Humber’s Social Service Worker diploma program prepares you to work with people in a professional helping role. Approaching your education from an individual and a community perspective, you will learn how to empower people to meet their goals and to access needed services and programs.

Our curriculum is updated frequently to ensure that what you are learning is current and relevant. Skilled, committed faculty with real-life work experience in the human services field teach with a focus on promoting equity and addressing barriers people face on the basis of race, class, disabilities, gender or sexual orientation.

You will study topics such as human behaviour and development; interpersonal, interviewing and counselling skills; family dynamics; legislation and social policy; and how to work effectively with groups and communities. In your field placements, you will gain experience in at least two different types of human service agencies, where you will have supervised contact with clients. You will develop the skills needed to intervene in crisis situations and to work with a broad range of people including those experiencing poverty, settlement challenges, domestic violence, mental health issues and substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, and other challenging life events.

To apply to The Social Service Worker part time program use program code 0122P at .

How will Courses be Delivered?
Courses will be taught at the Humber Lakeshore Campus on evenings, weekends and during intensive Summer Institutes with course work condensed into five or six days. Select courses are also delivered at the Humber North Campus. Some courses will be available online or onsite at your agency. Any agency with 20 or more staff who are interested in the program may arrange for courses to be delivered onsite. In addition to inclass courses, students are require to complete 3 work placements. Should a student already have prior experience in the Human Services field, they may be eligible for prior learning credits.

Do you have experience in the field of Human Services already?

The program recognizes that professionals who have been working in the field have tremendous knowledge for which they may be eligible to gain credit. To learn more visit PLAR.

Prepare for work in women’s shelters, community centres, refugee centres, youth employment agencies, hostels, drop-in centres for homeless people, other social assistance agencies, group homes and with clients who have psychiatric issues, developmental delays or disabilities, and in agencies in the justice system.

Gain skills needed to become a case manager, intake worker, residential counsellor, community/family support worker, mental health or outreach worker.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

Graduates may apply for membership in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers (OCSWSSW) – visit – and the Ontario Social Service Worker Association (OSSWA) – visit

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Advisory Committee

The advisory committee is comprised of people with extensive experience in the social service work profession, representing a variety of settings that employ Social Service Worker graduates. Many are members of the Ontario Association of Social Workers and Social Services Workers.

Community Partnerships

Humber has successful partnerships with an extensive list of agencies that provide placements and/or employment opportunities for students/graduates: The Canadian Mental Health Association – Court Support, Victim Services of Peel, Bayview Community Services, Toronto Bail Program, Toronto Association for Community Living, LAMP, Probation and Parole, and Native Child and Family Services.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C,M or U courses in addition to those listed above
  • Mature student status
  • College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy .

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

  • Throughout the program, employers who provide field placement opportunities may require students to undergo a vulnerable sector check for criminal offences.
  • Mandatory bonding is a requirement for some sectors of the corrections field.

It is important for potential students to understand that the requirements noted above are beyond the control of Humber and may prevent students from completing the full program including the field placement component and/or securing employment. Applicants are advised to check the requirements for specific positions in which they are interested before enrolling in this program.

Note: A vulnerable sector check will be requested during your program of study. In respect of the 90-day limit on validity of checks and the types of checks required by various agencies, please do not attain a vulnerable sector check prior to being accepted to the program. Faculty will support students upon arrival to the program to ensure they apply for the correct type of police documentation at the appropriate time.

Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages or .


Student Timeline Project #freebies!, #social #studies


Student Timeline Project

One of our social studies objectives is for the kids to understand the passage of time, and how this is reflected through life events. We usually accomplish this both through daily calendar activities and investigations of timelines.

One thing that has made a huge impact in terms of helping my students understand timelines is our class timeline. We begin the timeline during the first week of school, and throughout the year we add icons to represent major events. Since we are already counting to the 100th day, this is a simple addition. As we move along, we mark other events. The kids always look forward to adding a cupcake for their own birthday. We add field trips, special visitors, holiday celebrations, and other notable events.

By the end of the year, my kids definitely understand the purpose of a timeline, and they are very good at discussing the sequencing of events throughout the year. In essence, they have learned to read the timeline. This is when I assign a homework assignment for my students to create a timeline of their own lives.

I make the assignment a two part project. The first part is to make a list (with their parents help) of ten notable events in their lives. I encourage them to pick things that were important, even if they were not happy (of course, happy events are great too!). This list they can keep at home. It will just be a tool for them to use in the second part of the project.

I then show them my timeline. We all know that our lives are fascinating to our students. They love hearing about the important events I chose to highlight from my life.

The second part involves the actual creation of their timeline. They can use real photographs or student drawings. They can use actual dates, approximations, or even ages on the timeline. Then, as the students bring their work to school, they can share their timeline with the class. This is a great chance for them to speak about themselves in front of others, and I encourage the other students to ask questions.

This project does not have to be homework. In years passed we have had reading buddies from an older grade, and this was a wonderful thing to have them work on together. I still had the kids make a list at home with their parents, but the reading buddies then worked with their kindergartner on sequencing, writing, and drawing. It was always wonderful to see how they shared the work and created a collaborative project.

If you are interested in trying this timeline project with your students, you can download the timeline paper I created for my students for free. It is two pages, which I usually copy on card stock. I then simply tape the card stock together to create the length for the timeline.

I love that this project helps my students understand our social studies objective, but also gives them an opportunity to share about important and meaningful events in their lives! How do you teach your students about the passage of time?

Share this:

I don t have a letter to share, but here is the information I give parents (I assign homework via a class website, so this is what I post to parents to explain the project.) You are welcome to copy and paste and reword it as necessary for your group. Note that I have separated it into two assignments, but you could make it all one. Hope this helps!

This is part #1 of a two part homework assignment. In the next couple of weeks the kindergartners will be working on creating timelines of his or her own life. The timeline can only have ten events on it, starting from birth and ending in May of kindergarten. Help your child come up with a list of ten special events in their life that they can include on their timeline, and help them write approximately how old they were when each event took place. Examples include: learning to walk, going on a special vacation, the birth of a sibling, losing a first tooth, etc (and please encourage your child to choose things that were personally meaningful or unique to them!) The second part of the assignment will involve the actual creation of the timeline, so spend some time this week planning. This list does not need to be turned in, but you will need it for part two, so hold on to it!

This is part #2 of the timeline homework assignment! Your child is bringing home an empty timeline “poster.” Please work with your child to help them create a timeline of his or her life. Each event needs to have a picture (it could be a drawing or a photograph) as well as a written caption. Please have your child do the writing and drawing, but feel free to help them with ideas. Your child will also need your help with including dates and sequencing events accurately. The timeline can only have ten events on it, starting from birth and ending in May of kindergarten. You should have a list that you created last week to help guide this process. This is a fun opportunity for the kindergartners to share special events in their lives, so please help them be creative! This assignment is due in two weeks.

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In Memory of Jean Anyon

Dr. Jean Anyon passed away on September 7, 2013.

Her students have started the “Letters to Jean” blog in her memory. Colleagues, students, and friends can share their stories, pictures, and videos on this blog.

Also, a scholarship fund has been established in Jean Anyon’s name towards helping current students in the Urban Education program at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Jean Anyon

Professor of Social and Educational Policy


Selected Articles

Anyon, Jean. 1980. “Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work.” Journal of Education 162 (1): 67-92

Social Class and School Knowledge PDF

Anyon, Jean. 1981. “Social Class and School Knowledge.” Curriculum Inquiry 11 (1): 3–42.

Teacher Development and Reform in an Inner-City School

Anyon, Jean. 1994. “Teacher Development and Reform in an Inner-City School.” Teachers College Record 96: 14–31.

Race, Social Class, and Educational Reform in an Inner-City School

Anyon, Jean. 1995. “Race, Social Class, and Educational Reform in an Inner-City School.” Teachers College Record 97: 69–94.

What ‘Counts’ as Educational Policy? Notes Toward a New Paradigm PDF

Anyon, Jean. 2005. “What ‘Counts’ as Educational Policy? Notes Toward a New Paradigm.” Harvard Educational Review 75 (Spring): 65–88.

NCLB as an anti-poverty program PDF

Anyon, Jean, and Kiersten Greene. 2007. “No Child Left Behind as an Anti-Poverty Measure.” Teacher Education Quarterly 34 (Spring): 157–162.


Fall 2012: Pedagogy in Urban Classrooms

This course examines the relationships between political, economic, cultural, and educational contexts and what occurs in urban schools and classrooms. The course defines pedagogy broadly, as consequences of sets of relationships among factors both external and internal to schools. Students will assess the effects of political and economic policies and practices on the shape and processes of schooling. Students will also consider the contribution of urban communities and cultures to what occurs in schools and classrooms. We will discuss what is (the problems and injustices) as well as what could be – versions of what is possible and just.

Spring 2012: Critical Social Theory in Educational Studies

This course familiarizes students with critical social theorists often utilized by scholars in the academy. Goals of the course are to consider the following kinds of questions about critical social theory: What is it? How can it be useful? For example, how are power and resistance theorized, and how can we study and utilize such constructs in educational research? How can we use theory to organize daily struggles against unjust power in education and other parts of society?



  • B.A. University of Pennsylvania, 1963.
    • All-University Scholar
  • M.S. Education, University of Pennsylvania, 1965.
    • Tuition Scholarship
  • Ph.D. Education and Psycholinguistics, New York University, 1976.
    • Teaching Fellowship

Academic Positions

  • Graduate Center, City University of New York
    • Professor of Education Policy, January 2001– Present
  • Rutgers University
    • Member of Doctoral Faculty, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University New Brunswick, 1976-December 2000
    • Member of Graduate Faculty, Rutgers University Newark
    • Chairperson, Department of Education, Rutgers University Newark, 1982-1999

Full Curriculum Vitae

Become a psychologist #social #psychology,,violence, #school #violence, #domestic #violence, #crime, #juvenile #delinquency, #antisocial #behavior, #conflict, #aggressive #behavior, #physical #assault, #abuse, #terrorism, #war, #prevention,,violence,



Violence is an extreme form of aggression, such as assault, rape or murder.

Violence has many causes, including frustration, exposure to violent media, violence in the home or neighborhood and a tendency to see other people’s actions as hostile even when they’re not. Certain situations also increase the risk of aggression, such as drinking, insults and other provocations and environmental factors like heat and overcrowding.

Adapted from the Encyclopedia of Psychology

What You Can Do

See research on gun violence and learn how to help people in an emotional crisis.

Women with disabilities may experience unique forms of abuse that are difficult to recognize — making it even harder to get the kind of help they need.

Las mujeres con discapacidad pueden experimentar formas únicas de abuso que son difíciles de reconocer.

Learn how to recognize danger signs and keep anger from escalating out of control.

Children learn aggressive behavior early in life. Several strategies can help parents and others teach kids to manage their emotions without using violence.

This brochure briefly describes violence in the home and provides advice for victims, abusers, and family and friends.

In a world where violence and cruelty seem to be common and almost acceptable, many parents wonder what they can do to help their children to become kinder and gentler — to develop a sense of caring and compassion for others.

Information to help K-12 teachers to cope with and prevent the occurrence and threat of violent incidents in their classrooms.

Getting Help

Every child will respond to trauma differently. Some will have no ill effects; others may suffer an immediate and acute effect. Still others may not show signs of stress until sometime after the event.

This brief question-and-answer guide provides some basic information to help individuals take advantage of outpatient (non-hospital) psychotherapy.

You may be struggling to understand how a shooting rampage could take place in a community, even a workplace or military base, and why such a terrible thing would happen.

Nearly half of all women in the United States have experienced at least one form of psychological aggression by an intimate partner.

Mujeres con discapacidades tienen 40 por ciento mayor riesgo de sufrir violencia por parte de la pareja, principalmente violencia severa, en comparación con mujeres sin discapacidades.

Confessions of a Young (Looking) Social Worker: Hospice Documentation #cheap #hotes

#hospice documentation


Hospice Documentation

The clinical director sends us copies of Home Healthcare Nurse: The Journal for the Home Care and Hospice Professional each month. The October issue had an interesting article regarding hospice documentation, specifically related to performance improvement and CoPs (Conditions of Participation.) If you or your organization subscribe to the journal, it’s well worth reading. Assuming you don’t have access to the article, I’ll leave you with some of the highlights.

CMS started collecting data in 2007 and will launch phase 3 on January 1, 2010. Hospice providers will then be required to list visit lengths and number of visits by physicians/nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and aides, as well as PT, OT, and ST, and the length of phone calls made by social workers that are related to the terminal illness. It is well worth noting that complete comprehensive documentation by the interdisciplinary group (IDG) members is even more critical now that so many governmental systems are watching hospice providers. Documentation provides evidence of the care provided, verifies the quality and coordination of care, ensures continuity of care, shows compliance with various regulations and organizations, provides substantiation of the sequence of care in the court of law, and provides the basis for service reimbursement. (Ah, yes, it always comes back to money.)

Documentation should tell the patient’s story in a legible, complete, and consistent way. The story begins with the initial assessment of the patient’s needs, as well as the needs of the family or caregiver. IDG members should consistently and objectively document the patient’s and family’s/caregiver’s status and the state of their environment each contact. There should be 1) a complete description of interventions provided to the patient and family or caregiver, 2) the patient’s pain and symptom presentation and interventions and evaluations, 3) communication with the MD, other IDG members, and any nonhospice professionals, and 4) the observed or verbal responses to interventions and care.

Stay away from vague, inconsistent, and contradictory statements about the patient’s status or clinical interventions. Avoid using these: “continues slow decline,” “remains hospice appropriate,” and “needs more care.” Make sure the hospice team is seeing the same thing, i.e. the RN documents that the patient is ambulatory while the aide lists the patient as bedbound.

Comparative charting is a best practice method. Comparative charting contrasts the patient’s present condition to their prior condition. This also individualizes the patient by looking at their specific trajectory of decline and presenting specific information instead of generalizations. Assessment of the terminal condition should be emphasized and also include any comorbidities that impact the prognosis. There should also be an individualized description of the patient’s status as it relates to the terminal diagnosis. Examples can include documenting any limits to daily activities for a patient with CHF or describing the use of oxygen for a patient with COPD.

My organization is currently examining how we document and trying to streamline the process. Social workers and chaplains started using Assessment-Intervention-Plan as a guideline for our clinical notes. It was an adjustment at first to figure out how to structure the clinical note, since I was used to a free form narrative. However, now that I’ve been doing it for about 2 months, I love it! Each visit, I copy the old note in to the new one and tailor it to the visit I just made. It serves as a refresher for what I’ve been working on with that patient and helps me keep my plan of care more current. I don’t know what Medicare will throw at us next but I think my organization is ready to meet the challenge.

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Apply for Disability in Utah – Office Locations, Resources #social #security #disability #utah, #social #security #disability #salt #lake #city, #social #secturiy #disability #ut


Social Security Disability Benefits Resources: Utah

Utah beneficiaries receive $426 million in benefits each year.

The State of Utah has 5 Social Security field offices, 1 Office of Disability Determination Service and 1 Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. These offices can answer all of your questions regarding your Social Security disability application.

Utah Social Security Field Offices

324 25th Street
2nd Floor FOB
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: 1-801-625-5641

485 N Freedom Blvd
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 1-866-366-9549

923 S River Road
Suite 102
Saint George, UT 84790
Phone: 1-800-772-1213

175 East 400 South
Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 1-801-524-4115

10138 S Jordan Gtwy
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: 1-800-690-1947

Office of Disability Determination Services

This office is responsible for making decisions on the disability benefits claims made by individuals. They make decisions based on the following information provided by the claimant:

  • Medical Records
  • Medical and Psychological Evidence
  • Continuing Disability review
  • The applicant s own Statement
Utah Office of Disability Determination Services

Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 144032
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111-4032
Telephone: 801-321-6500
Fax: 800-221-3493

Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review sets hearings for people who appeal their disability claim denial and releases the decisions regarding the appeals.

Utah Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
125 South State Street, Suite 3102
Salt Lake City, Utah 84138
Telephone: (801) 524-5315
Fax: (801) 524-3348
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

Idaho Falls, Pocatello
Cedar City, Moab, Murray, Ogden, Provo, St. George, Salt Lake City

10 Benefits of Social Media for Business #why #use #social #media #for #business


10 Benefits of Social Media for Business

There was a time when social media was considered by some as a passing fad. Something that “the kids” were using that businesses could never really benefit from. Over time, the skeptics were proved wrong. There are over 3 billion internet users—and over 2 billion of them have active social media accounts. Popular social platforms have become marketing giants, offering businesses valuable data about their customers and a (mostly) free way to reach them. The jury has spoken: social media for business is no longer optional.

If you’re wondering how social media can benefit your business, look no further. We’ve outlined key points below.

Bonus. Get the step-by-step social media strategy guide with pro tips on how to grow your social media presence with Hootsuite.

1. Gain valuable customer insights

Social media generates a huge amount of data about your customers in real time. Every day there are over 500 million Tweets. 4.5 billion Likes on Facebook. and 95 million photos and videos uploaded to Instagram. Behind these staggering numbers is a wealth of information about your customers—who they are, what they like, and how they feel about your brand.

Through daily active engagement and social listening. you can gather relevant customer data and use that information to make smarter business decisions. With Hootsuite Insights. for example, you can gather information across all your social networks in real time—allowing you to gauge customer sentiment, find the conversations happening around your brand, and run real-time reports.

2. Increase brand awareness and loyalty

When you have a presence on social media, you make it easier for your customers to find and connect with you. And by connecting with your customers on social, you’re more likely to increase customer retention and brand loyalty. A study by The Social Habit shows that 53 percent of Americans who follow brands on social are more loyal to those brands .

3. Run targeted ads with real-time results

Social ads are an inexpensive way to promote your business and distribute content. They also offer powerful targeting options so that you can reach the right audience. For example, if you run an ad campaign on LinkedIn. you can segment by things like location, company, job title, gender, and age—the list goes on. If you’re running a Facebook ad. you can target based on location, demographics, interests, behaviors, and connections. You can track and measure the performance of your social ads in real time.

4. Generate higher converting leads

Social media increases sales and customer retention through regular interaction and timely customer service. In the 2015 Sales Best Practices Study from research institute MHI Global, world-class companies rated social media as the most effective way to identify key decision makers and new business opportunities. In the State of Social Selling in 2015, nearly 75 percent of companies that engaged in selling on social media reported an increase in sales in 12 months.

5. Provide rich customer experiences

Even if you aren’t on social media, most of your customers expect you to be. Over 67 percent of consumers now go to social media for customer service. They expect fast response times and 24/7 support —and companies that deliver win out. A study by Aberdeen Group shows that companies engaging in social customer service see much bigger annual financial gains (7.5 percent YOY growth) vs. those without (2.9 percent) .

6. Increase website traffic and search ranking

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7. Find out what your competitors are doing

With social media monitoring you can gain key information about your competitors. This kind of intel will allow you to make strategic business decisions to stay ahead of them. For example, you can create search streams in Hootsuite to monitor industry keywords and mentions of your competitors’ names and products. Based on your search results, you can improve your business to offer product enhancements, service, or content that they may be missing.

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In the past, marketers faced the challenge of ensuring their content reached customers in the shortest possible time. With the help of social media, specifically when it comes to sharing content about your business or for content curation. all you need to do is share it on your brand’s social network accounts.

9. Geotarget content

Geo-targeting is an effective way to send your message out to a specific audience based on their location. Social networks like Facebook and Twitter have tools that allow you to communicate the right kind of content to your audience. For example, in Hootsuite you can target Twitter messages to followers in specific countries. or send messages from Facebook and LinkedIn company pages to specific groups based on geographical and demographic parameters. You can also use Hootsuite geotargeting to find conversations relevant to your brand.

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10. Build relationships

Social media isn’t about blasting your company’s sales pitch on social, it’s a two-way channel where you have the opportunity to enrich relationships with your customers. For example, social media allows tourism brands to create dialogue with travellers, therefore creating relationships with customers before, during, and after they have booked a trip with the company. This kind of social media dialogue between brands and customers is something traditional advertising cannot achieve.

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Social media has a treasure trove of benefits to help you grow your business. By using it to learn more about your customers, engage with your audience, and extend your brand reach, you’ll be converted before you know it.

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Role of the Hospice Social Worker: Providing Presence

I believe it can be a bit of a challenge to understand what hospice care is, and further, to understand the role of each hospice staff member. I have been a hospice social worker for almost five years, and in my experience, one of the roles of the social worker is to be a calming presence for the patient and family.

This is not a role unique to the social worker, by any means. Nurses, aides, spiritual counselors, volunteers, and others all provide this role of “presence” to the patient and the family. And being with or being present to the family can be a great challenge to us all, especially in a society that is most often all about “doing” and “fixing.”

I thought I might share with you a story about a time when I quite unexpectedly had the opportunity to practice presence. I had arrived at a family’s home with the expressed request and plan to work with the patient’s spouse on completing FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) documentation for her employer.

When I arrived, the spouse and her daughter said that the patient was declining rapidly and speaking very little. Also, they said his breathing had changed. The patient seemed to be gasping for breath, and they were uncertain about what they should do. At the request of the patient’s spouse, I entered the patient’s room. He appeared to be struggling to breathe, and his breathing sounded like gurgling. It had been some time since I had been present in the room while someone was actively dying, but I was fairly certain that was what was happening. The wife and daughter were very anxious, so I encouraged them to call the RN.

The RN recommended they locate the oxygen concentrator, to provide the patient with some oxygen, and said she would arrive soon. While his spouse and daughter went looking for the concentrator, I remained in the room with the patient, my hand gently laid on his arm. Even in the short space of time they were looking for the concentrator, the patient’s breathing changed again. The spaces between his inhales became fewer and farther between, his breath slowing dramatically.

When his wife and daughter returned to the room, I told them that my experience suggested that the patient was taking his last few breaths, and perhaps it would be more important for them to simply hold him and talk to him gently, tell them they loved him, and that they would be alright. The family gathered around him and held and spoke with him while I remained in the background of the room as the patient peacefully and quietly died. It was a powerful moment for the family as well as for me, being in the room with the patient as he let go of life. I felt grateful and honored to be a part of his death.

There was nothing for me “to do” in this instance. My role was merely to be a presence for the patient and the family at the time. We social workers often find ourselves in this role, and it includes being attuned to the needs of the people in the moment we are there and practicing good listening skills, hearing not just what is said, but what is not said, noting what is happening in the moment as well as what is not happening. And, often there are no obvious rewards. After her husband’s death, the wife thanked me for my presence and witnessing of her husband’s death.

I look forward to sharing more social work stories with you in the future.

By Carol Miller, Hospice Social Worker

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UBC s Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology s broad mission is to advance clinical science. We view clinical science as composed of research efforts and practice directed toward:

  1. The promotion of adaptive functioning
  2. Assessment, understanding, amelioration, and prevention of human problems in behaviour, affect, cognition or health
  3. The application of knowledge in ways consistent with scientific evidence

The program s emphasis on the term science underscores its commitment to empirical approaches to evaluating the validity and utility of testable hypotheses and to advancing knowledge and practice by this method.

The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association. If you are interested in more information about our accreditation status, contact the Director of Clinical Training (Lynn Alden ) or:

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Ethics Alive – Gifts From Clients: The Good, the Bad, and the Ethically Ugly

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The Impact of Sexual Trauma: Working With Men and Boys in a Psychiatric Inpatient Field Placement

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New Social Workers and Practice Data: Publishing Your Program Evaluation Findings

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Mission and Requirements

The mission of the School of social work is to prepare urban social work leaders committed to the alleviation of human suffering and the improvement of the quality of life for urban residents. Because African Americans make up a substantial percentage of the urban population, and are also over represented among urban residents facing unrelenting social and economic problems, the BSW, MSW and PhD programs have a major focus on preparing its graduates to address, systematic, ally and strategically, issues of poverty and socioeconomic disadvantage, interpersonal and community violence, substance abuse and mental health problems, social injustice and discrimination.

The MSW department’s mission complements that of the university and is consistent with the purposes of social work education by preparing autonomous social work professionals to become leaders in the urban community. The department’s emphasis on alleviating poverty and human suffering, oppression, and injustice through multi-level and specialized fields of practice further addresses the hallmarks of the social work profession.

1. To prepare autonomous practitioners committed to working competently and effectively with urban individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities

2. To socialize students to the values and ethics of the profession of social work

3. To address challenges, issues and problems of the urban environment toward the alleviation of human suffering and enhancing the quality of the life of oppressed, at-risk, and vulnerable populations

4. To develop an appreciation for the historical and contemporary contributions of African Americans to the field of social welfare as the context for urban social work practice

5. To prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and commitment to address oppression and social injustice in all forms

6. To promote the fullest understanding of the reality and complexity of human diversity as a basis for culturally competent social work practice

The Program’s objectives are derived from the program goals and are as follows: Upon completion of the program, students will:

1. Demonstrate well grounded knowledge, values, and skills required for advanced social work practice with urban populations

2. Demonstrate a commitment to the basic values and ethics that guide social work practice, an ability to resolve ethical dilemmas, and the ability to engage in ethical decision making

3. Demonstrate capacity to embrace ethnic and racial differences, demonstrate respect for cultural diversity, and demonstrate the capacity for working effectively with diverse client populations

4. Demonstrate commitment and skills in the promotion of social justice and equality and the elimination of racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, ageism, and other forms of oppression

5. Demonstrate effective oral, written, and technological communication skills in the use of self with diverse clients, colleagues, and community members

6. Demonstrate the capacity to utilize the generalist perspective as the foundation for building advanced knowledge and skills in a field of social work practice

Criteria for Admissions to MSW Field Education Program

The following criteria must be met for admission to the field education program:

The student must be accepted into the MSW Program

The student must have completed all pre-requisite courses

The student must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher

The student must complete a field placement application along with a current resume and submit them to the Field Director for a placement interview

The student must participate in an interview and be accepted by the field agency with approval from the Field Director.

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Welcome to your online guide to finding the best Master s in Social Work degree programs. We offer expert reviews and rankings of campus-based and online MSW programs, as well as information on scholarship opportunities for MSW students, careers in social work, salary and job prospects, and much more.

What is a MSW degree?

A Master of Social Work degree, or MSW, is a graduate degree intended to prepare students to work with specific population groups. The holder of an MSW degree can work independently to help people cope with and overcome social problems. Typically, students pursue Master of Social Work degrees to begin or advance their careers in the field of social work.

What are the requirements for a MSW?

Like most master s degree programs, MSW programs typically require an applicant to hold a bachelor s degree prior to admission. Some colleges do offer bachelor s degrees in social work, but most students enter MSW programs with degrees in related fields rather than social work per se. Psychology, sociology and anthropology are some of the most common undergraduate majors for MSW graduate students, but any liberal arts degree can satisfy the admission requirements.

Beyond the academic requirements, applicants interested in MSW programs need to demonstrate some interest in the field of social work. This can be satisfied by studying a related field such as sociology, but some students with completely unrelated degrees manage to gain admission thanks to recommendations, essays and field experience. One of the best ways to catch a graduate admissions officer s eye is to volunteer with a social agency, crisis center or similar organization.

What does a MSW program consist of?

Virtually all MSW programs combine classroom study with hands-on experience to fully prepare students for social work. Social theory, public policy, social programs and organizational structures are among the academic topics covered. Most programs also include clinical practice, internships and field research to give students a firsthand look at the field of social work. A typical master s student completes the program in two years; the first year generally consists of mostly classroom study while the second year focuses primarily on field experience.

What careers are available for graduates of MSW programs?

Depending on their chosen specialties, holders of MSW degrees can expect a fairly wide range of career prospects in government, for-profit and non-profit organizations. Social workers act as counselors, planners, policy makers, researchers, administrators and more. Holding an MSW is often a requirement to seek supervisory positions within social organizations and agencies.

What are the benefits of earning a MSW degree?

Although the salary possibilities for social workers are not as high as those for other graduate degree holders, holding an MSW has other advantages. Since a social worker s job consists almost entirely of helping people, students who are passionate about making a positive impact on others lives should strongly consider pursuing an MSW degree as a stepping stone to an engaging and rewarding career.

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�I really liked that I could download the mp3 and listen to the substance abuse material in my car. That was very helpful and a main reason that I will use this site again in the future.� A. Lopes, Psychologist, Fort Myers, FL

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CB �This was a great alternative to going to a conference and more conducive to my learning style. The information was in depth and very relevant. I can put what I read and thought about ethics into use today. Thank you.� C. Otteson, Social Worker, St. Joseph, MN

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�Very helpful tools to use with geriatric population I work with on a pt time basis.� J. Weston, Social Worker, Gary, IN

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Thirdly, since all of our content is available, free without password or payment, you can provide your client with links to pages that underscore concepts or training you wish to have reinforced. Thus our website can serve as a client education tool. As you are aware when clients hear the same idea you are presenting in a session, from another source it often times has more validity and credibility.

Fourth, in addition to mp3 downloads with practical techniques, research based information, and client training tools, the course content in the mp3 downloads, since it is an audio, is presented as if you were attending a seminar listening to a speaker. So rather than a reading through dry, perhaps boring, federal documents, you receive content-dense with useful information presented in the lively format of a professional speaker, while completing you Social Work license renewal requirements .

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You first of all come away with practical useful Social Work continuing education information provided at no charge, unlimited CE test scoring at no charge, money saving economical discounts and packages, mp3 downloads that you can reply as you commute to reinforce in your mind the valuable ideas presented so they will be at your fingertips at your next session; we have a YouTube channel that provides Power Points which can serve as staff and client training, as well as live seminars. Our Facebook . Twitter . LinkedIn. Google + . and Pintrest pages provide a multifaceted updates in addition to the valuable content found in the 200+ CE courses found on this website.

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Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), the largest of the academic schools at the College of Charleston. With over 170 full-time faculty members, we currently offer undergraduate degrees in some of the most popular and unique undergraduate and graduate majors at the College of Charleston. Our faculty place a strong emphasis on the value of written expression and collaborative research, while preparing students to function as responsible, independent world citizens and engaged, lifelong learners.

The core departments in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences include communication, English, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, and sociology and anthropology. HSS faculty also direct the urban studies, public health, and women’s and gender studies programs as well as a great many of the College’s interdisciplinary minor programs.

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Security Assessment, VAPT, ECSA Training in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Muscat, Qatar, Dubai, Certified Security Analyst, Ethical Hacking, GPEN, Penetration Tester, Network Security Testing, Web Application Security Testing, Assessment, Bootcamp, Workshop #security #assessment, #vapt, #ecsa #training, #certified #security #analyst, #ethical #hacking, #gpen, #penetration #tester, #network #security #testing, #web #application #security #testing, #assessment, #bootcamp, #workshop, #bangalore, #chennai, #mumbai, #pune, #delhi, #gurgaon, #noida, #muscat, #qatar, #dubai, #pt, #penetration #testing, #va, #vulnerability #assessment, #countermeasures, #encryption, #patch #management, #perimeter #defense, #database #security, #firewall #architecture, #intrusion #analysis, #network #attacks, #network #scanning, #os #security, #system #hacking, #black #box #penetration #testing, #grey #box #penetration #testing, #white #box #penetration #testing, #aes, #advanced #encryption #standard, #backdoors, #bou, #buffer #overflow #utility, #brute #force #attack, #brutus, #burp #suite, #code #analysis, #code #injection #attack, #cross #site #request #forgery, #cross #site #scripting, #cryptography, #data #breach, #data #encryption #standard, #data #execution #prevention, #ddos, #distributed #denial #of #service, #dmz, #demilitarized #zone, #dos, #denial #of #service, #dep, #des, #digital #signature, #directory #traversal, #emet, #enhanced #mitigation #experience #toolkit, #enumeration, #footprinting, #gak, #government #access #to #keys, #google #hacking, #hacktivism, #hijacking #webservers, #honeypots, #ibm #appscan, #identify #theft, #ids, #intrusion #detection #system, #ip #address #spoofing, #ips, #intrusion #prevention #system, #keystroke #loggers, #kismet, #ldap #injection, #linux #hacking, #malware, #man-in-the-middle #attack, #metasploit #architecture, #nessus, #nmap, #packet #sniffing, #paros, #password #cracking, #phishing, #pki, #public #key #infrastructure, #privilege #escalation, #reconnaissance, #rsa, #rivest #shamir #adleman, #rootkits, #san #cwe #top #25, #sha, #secure #hashing #algorithm, #ssh, #secure #shell, #ssl, #secure #sockets #layer, #session #hijacking, #snmp, #simple #network #management #protocol, #siv, #system #integrity #verifiers, #snort, #social #engineering, #solar #winds, #spyware, #sql #injection, #steganography, #thread #modeling, #threat #profiling, #tls, #transport #layer #security, #trojans, #utm, #unified #threat #management, #virus, #wep #encryption, #wepcrack, #worms, #wpa #cracking


A penetration test is done to evaluate the security of a computer system or network by simulating an attack by a malicious user / hacker. The process involves active exploitation of security vulnerabilities that may be present due to poor or improper system configuration, known and / or unknown hardware or software flaws, or operational weaknesses in process or design.

This analysis is carried out from the position of a potential attacker, to determine feasibility of an attack and the resulting business impact of a successful exploit. Usually this is presented with recommendations for mitigation or a technical solution.

About this workshop

This workshop gives an in-depth perspective of penetration testing approach and methodology that covers all modern infrastructure, operating systems and application environments.

This workshop is designed to teach security professionals the tools and techniques required to perform comprehensive information security assessment.

Participants will learn how to design, secure and test networks to protect their organization from the threats hackers and crackers pose. This workshop will help participants to effectively identify and mitigate risks to the security of their organization s infrastructure.

This 40 hour highly interactive workshop will help participants have hands on understanding and experience in Security Assessment.

A proper understanding of Security Assessment is an important requirement to analyze the integrity of the IT infrastructure.

Expertise in security assessment is an absolute requirement for a career in information security management and could be followed by management level certifications like CISA, CISSP, CISM, CRISC and ISO 27001.

There are many reasons to understand Security Assessment:

  • Prepare yourself to handle penetration testing assignments with more clarity
  • Understand how to conduct Vulnerability Assessment
  • Expand your present knowledge of identifying threats and vulnerabilities
  • Bring security expertise to your current occupation
  • Become more marketable in a highly competitive environment

Therefore this workshop will prepare you to handle VA / PT assignments and give you a better understanding of various security concepts and practices that will be of valuable use to you and your organization.

This workshop will significantly benefit professionals responsible for security assessment of the network / IT infrastructure.

  • IS / IT Specialist / Analyst / Manager
  • IS / IT Auditor / Consultant
  • IT Operations Manager
  • Security Specialist / Analyst
  • Security Manager / Architect
  • Security Consultant / Professional
  • Security Officer / Engineer
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Auditor
  • Network Specialist / Analyst
  • Network Manager / Architect
  • Network Consultant / Professional
  • Network Administrator
  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Administrator

Anyone aspiring for a career in Security Assessment would benefit from this workshop. The workshop is restricted to participants who have knowledge of ethical hacking countermeasures.

The entire workshop is a combination of theory and hands-on sessions conducted in a dedicated ethical hacking lab environment.

  • The Need for Security Analysis
  • Advanced Googling
  • TCP/IP Packet Analysis
  • Advanced Sniffing Techniques
  • Vulnerability Analysis with Nessus
  • Advanced Wireless Testing
  • Designing a DMZ
  • Snort Analysis
  • Log Analysis
  • Advanced Exploits and Tools
  • Penetration Testing Methodologies
  • Customers and Legal Agreements
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Penetration Testing Planning and Scheduling
  • Pre Penetration Testing Checklist
  • Information Gathering
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • External Penetration Testing
  • Internal Network Penetration Testing
  • Routers and Switches Penetration Testing
  • Firewall Penetration Testing
  • IDS Penetration Testing
  • Wireless Network Penetration Testing
  • Denial of Service Penetration Testing
  • Password Cracking Penetration Testing
  • Social Engineering Penetration Testing
  • Stolen Laptop, PDAs and Cell phones Penetration Testing
  • Application Penetration Testing
  • Physical Security Penetration Testing
  • Database Penetration testing
  • VoIP Penetration Testing
  • VPN Penetration Testing
  • War Dialing
  • Virus and Trojan Detection
  • Log Management Penetration Testing
  • File Integrity Checking
  • Blue Tooth and Hand held Device Penetration Testing
  • Telecommunication and Broadband Communication Penetration Testing
  • Email Security Penetration Testing
  • Security Patches Penetration Testing
  • Data Leakage Penetration Testing
  • Penetration Testing Deliverables and Conclusion
  • Penetration Testing Report and Documentation Writing
  • Penetration Testing Report Analysis
  • Post Testing Actions
  • Ethics of a Penetration Tester
  • Standards and Compliance

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Find A Social Worker

There are many places to find professional social workers who provide individual psychotherapy and other forms of mental health assistance, including group therapy and support groups.

HelpStartsHere is featuring a few online directories to help jumpstart your search for the right therapist. These sites list thousands of clinical social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and other licensed mental health professionals.

HelpPRO Therapist Finder / HelpPRO Social Worker Finder
Are you looking for a therapist or social worker to help you deal with anxiety, depression, or marital issues? Do you have concerns about your child s behavior or the aging of a parent? HelpPRO offers immediate access to comprehensive information about clinical social workers and therapists who can help in your town or across the country. Developed in partnership with NASW, the HelpPRO Social Worker Finder makes it easy to quickly find the right therapist to meet your needs. Clinicians who are NASW members interested to list click here .

Psychology Today Therapy Directory
Therapy is interpersonal treatment for problems in living. It involves talking with a trained professional about conditions ranging from depression and anxiety to relationship conflicts and career frustrations. Therapy provides ways to express feelings, understand patterns of thinking, gain perspective on past events and current relationships, set goals, and clarify dreams for the future. Clinical social workers make up more than 40% of the Psychology Today Therapy Directory listings, and many manage blogs that cover a range of mental wellness topics.
The decision to see a therapist is a very personal decision. Many times, people choose therapy during times of stress and emotional pain, and it may also be when you want to grow and mature. The decision to call a therapist may be a difficult one but is viewed as a strength—not knowing the answers to all your life questions is normal. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, a therapist will listen to your concerns and help you decide upon the most appropriate course of action. This site allows visitors to research many different mental illnesses and to conduct easy geographic searches for therapists.

Other ways to find the right therapist for you:
  • Talk to trusted friends, family, or clergy about professionals they may know
  • Ask another health care provider, such as a family doctor, for a recommendation
  • Ask your health insurance company for a mental health provider list
  • Use a referral service from a national professional organization for therapists
  • Contact a local or national mental health organization or national medical society
  • Look in the phone book under social service organizations and mental health

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Marketing Communication

Become A Marketing Leader

Students and faculty give you a sneak peek at what you ll learn in the Marketing Communications program at Emerson College from the internship opportunities all over Boston to real-life experience in the classroom. Emerson keeps students current with today s industry trends.

How does a person’s cultural background influence his/her consumer behavior? Why does someone choose one brand of flavored water over another? What are the underlying elements of a successful product launch?

These are the kinds of questions you’ll be exploring—and answering—as a student in Emerson’s Department of Marketing Communication. Recently named #5 on the list of top 10 U.S. colleges to get a marketing degree, Emerson will have you working alongside faculty members who are also seasoned marketers. You’ll quickly learn how to apply sophisticated marketing principles in a variety of real-world contexts—from the arts, sports, and entertainment industries to consumer product companies and nonprofits.

While the knowledge and skills you’ll gain in the classroom are pivotal, some of the most valuable experiences and worthwhile collaborations you’ll have at Emerson will happen outside of class. Whether your interests are in strategic marketing, marketing communications, or entrepreneurship, Emerson’s Department of Marketing Communication offers you a curriculum uniquely designed to prepare you as a future marketing leader.

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Termination Guidelines

  • Clarify expectations and obligations from the outset. The Office Policies are the best way to articulate and discuss such expectations and obligations. (Zur Institute’s Clinical Forms .)
  • Be familiar with the relevant guidelines and standards in your professions’ Codes of Ethics with regards to termination and abandonment issues. Summary of the different Codes of Ethics on Termination Psychotherapy and Counseling
  • Some terminations are short and swift, while others may be long and protracted. Then termination can have different meanings and be just an end of a phase in intermittent-long-term therapy. The form and type of termination depends on the client, setting of therapy, therapeutic orientation, quality and type of therapist-client relationship and the therapist.
  • If necessary, review with patients their insurance coverage, limits to managed care contracts, and how utilization review may impact on termination. Set up arrangements for addressing patient treatment needs if continued authorization is denied.
  • Make adequate arrangements for coverage during any periods of planned or unplanned absences.
  • Provide patients with referrals to other treatment sources, if needed, and work to assist them in their transition to other health care providers.
  • Be cautious in regard to termination of patients who are in crisis. Try to avoid terminating clients who are in acute or temporary crisis due to payment issues.
  • The average number of visits among U.S. patients receiving psychotherapy in 2007 was 8 sessions, according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
  • 41 percent of patients in the U.S. quit psychotherapy “prematurely,” according to a 2010 study in the journal Psychotherapy Theory, Research, Practice, Training.
  • Many clients unilaterally decide to drop out of therapy. They may do that with a phone message or by simply not showing up to their next scheduled appointment. You must remember that it is the client’s prerogative and choice whether to continue in therapy or not. Except in extreme situations, such as when the client poses a danger to self or others, you need to respect their choice. Do not tacitly condone patients dropping out of treatment when your clinical judgment indicates continued care is needed. When clinically and otherwise appropriate, notify the patient of your assessment and recommendations. There is no ethical, clinical or legal mandate to send a registered letter to client. Different clients and situations may require different actions and, at times, lack of action.
  • The question of whether therapists need to send a letter to clients who unilaterally dropped out (i.e. pre-mature termination) was recently addressed by Davis & Younggren in a 2009 PPRP article, where they clearly stated “In ordinary circumstances, however, letters are typically unnecessary and potentially counterproductive to the natural dissolution of the relationship (Davis, 2008). For instance, the client might feel embarrassed or scolded for his or her oblique termination and be less inclined to return. The client might perceive the psychotherapist’s actions as controlling and unnecessarily intrusive. It might seem that the psychotherapist is trying to break up with the client or get rid of him or her with such a formal action. Routine letters of closure not only present an unrealistic administrative burden on the provider, they add to the risk of negative client reactions.” (p. 575)
  • It is not unusual for therapy to break down rather than go through a smooth, clear or distinct termination process with patients with personality disorders (i.e. BPD) or those who were diagnosed with severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia or Bi-Polar disorders. Termination with these clients can be very abrupt or very long, painful, confusing and tumultuous. Obviously, each case should be handled according to the specific context of therapy. The context of therapy includes client, setting, therapy and therapist factors.
  • You can terminate treatment with clients (or another person with whom the client has a relationship) who threaten or stalk you, your family member or your employees via phone, email, online, in-person or other means. You can also terminate treatment with clients who intrude into your private life via the Internet or in “real” life. You are allowed to protect your privacy and secure your own, your family members’ and employee’s sense of privacy and safety. (Document, document and document.)
  • You must terminate therapy when it becomes reasonably clear that the patient no longer needs the service, is not likely to benefit, or is being harmed by continued service. For those patients who have ongoing treatment needs, when appropriate, one should offer to provide them with assistance with referrals to other appropriately trained and accessible professionals (except when we are being threatened, assaulted, stalked, or other relevant situations).
  • Document discussions of termination issues, agreements reached, decisions made and their rationale, and, when relevant, document the recommendations and follow-ups. Purchase a Termination Summary form
  • Termination of treatment is not always a permanent ending of the professional relationship. Termination is often not relevant during, or an end of phase in, intermittent-long-term psychotherapy. These forms of therapy may continue throughout the life span of individuals and families.
  • Termination is a phase of each patient’s treatment. If possible and appropriate, plan for it, prepare for it, process it. Additionally, each clinician should consider termination in light of their theoretical orientation and treatment approach, each patient’s/client’s diagnosis and treatment needs, and any relevant diversity factors that might impact the process.

  • How To Track How Many Times Links Are Shared On Social Media #track #social #media #shares


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    Keeping track of social shares is easy, as long as you actually own the website. Robust tracking tools such as Google Analytics and other plugins make it easy to track how often your content is shared. But what if you want to keep track of sites you don t run?

    With minimal digging, you can uncover all sorts of interesting social media statistics about any link. Whether it s to keep tabs on your competition, or just out of curiosity, the services below will help you track social sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and more.

    Muck Rack Bookmarklet

    The Muck Rack bookmarklet shows how many times a link has been shared on Facebook or Twitter. It also has the added advantage of letting you know if journalists have shared the page on their social media profiles. This, of course, only applies to journalists who have a profile on Muck Rack.


    With popular social-media tool Topsy, you can find out how many times a link has been tweeted. A unique and useful feature Topsy brings to the table is that it can show you which influential Twitter users shared the link. You can also break down the tweets by language.

    To find out what else you can use the service for, be sure to take a look at Saikat s in-depth review on Topsy .

    Shared Count

    Shared Count is the kingpin of services for finding out about social shares. Not only does it support a wide variety of social networking platforms, it also breaks down how the content is being shared within one social network.

    While Muck Rack tells you how much activity a link has received on Facebook, likes, shares and comments are presented all as one figure. Shared Count breaks it down into specific numbers. The services supported by Shared Count are Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Delicious and StumbleUpon.

    Counting Tweets

    Counting Tweets takes a slightly different approach. Rather than give you numbers for just one specific link, you can use the service to discover how many times every link on a page has been shared.

    For example, you can enter the link to MakeUseOf s home page and view all the tweets for all the links on the page. This is also useful if you re looking at an article filled with links, and want to see how often each of those links has been shared on Twitter.


    With URL shortening service Bitly. you can gleam a little bit of extra information about any given link. However, the data you re going to find is not complete.

    Bitly s statistics depend entirely on people using the URL-shortening service, but it can give you a sense of how many people are clicking the Bitly link, and which social networks their clicks are coming from. You can also get a geographical breakdown, as well as an hourly or daily breakdown.

    To view this information, simply paste the URL into the bitly shortener, and then click on: View stats from other Bitly links . You can alo paste the URL into your browser s address bar and add the + sign before hitting enter.

    Check out our full review to find out more about Bitly Shortens URLs Offers A Wide Variety Of Free Tools Shortens URLs Offers A Wide Variety Of Free Tools The process of copying and pasting a URL is almost a no-brainer, but often we come across those long URLs that look absolutely atrocious when pasting them in an email or on in a forum. Read More .

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    The Social Network (2010) movie review – who was the real villain? #social #network #movie #summary


    The Social Network (2010) directed by David Fincher and starring Jesse Eisenberg. Justin Timberlake. and Andrew Garfield. tells the tale of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg. The film scored high reviews and praise, including an extremely impressive 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

    While on the surface the movie may sound like the journey Zuckerberg (played by Eisenberg) took from outcast college student at Harvard to becoming one of the world s richest men (the classic hero s journey told for thousands of years in thousands of different ways), The Social Network blurs the lines between hero and villain, leaving viewers unsure of who to root for.

    The Social Network blurs the traditional hero-villain lines.

    The characters most often considered to be the villains of the film, in my opinion, play second- and third-fiddle to the true villain.

    Here are my picks for the real villain for The Social Network, ranked in Olympic-style bronze, silver, and gold in honor of the Winklevoss twins and their participation in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing:

    Bronze Medal the team of Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss and Divya Narendra

    Max Minghella and Armie Hammer playing Narenda and Tyler/Cameron Winklevoss (he played both for the movie through the use of CGI).

    Taking the bronze medal is not a singular person, but the team of Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss (both played wonderfully by Armie Hammer ), who outwardly portray the traditional big, strong jock villain archetype seen in countless movies, and Divya Narenda, filling the role of lackey for the Winklevoss twins (less-than-affectionately referred to as the Winklevi by Zuckerberg).

    While they may initially seem villainous due to their traditional movie archetypes, they only come away with a bronze medal because I actually wouldn t even consider them to be villains at all. In fact, I feel they are actually very sympathetic figures, which I will explain when discussing the film s gold medal-winning villain.

    Don t worry guys you may have finished in 6th place at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but at least you won a bronze medal here!

    Silver Medal Sean Parker

    Parker, played by Justin Timberlake, with Zuckerberg.

    The silver medal goes to the person who I believe is also the least likable person in the film Sean Parker, who could not have been played better by Timberlake. I make the distinction between least likable and real villain because in this film I believe there is a clear difference.

    Parker is portrayed as a cocky, paranoid man with a troubled past. He is also the founder of Napster, which changed the music industry for better or for worse (personal opinion it was for the better) before getting into serious legal issues over his creation.

    Zuckerberg becomes obsessed with Parker and his ideas after their initial meetings, much to the dismay of Eduardo Saverin, played by Andrew Garfield (who I consider to be the film s main hero if there was one).

    They re all smiles here, but Timberlake s and Garfield s characters did not get along in the film.

    While Parker is seen as a villain for his narcissistic attitude, his shady ulterior motives for becoming involved with The Facebook (fact he was the one who suggested dropping The from its original name), and for exacerbating the rift that formed between Zuckerberg and Saverin, I couldn t quite put him on top as the real villain in The Social Network .

    Following his arrest for drug possession in the film, Parker is seen as a pathetic, sad person who could almost be seen as a victim of his past more so than as a real villain. To me, Parker comes off more as someone who never quite moved on from his teenage years, and seeks attention wherever he can find it and at whatever cost.

    Now that we ve covered the Winklevi and Parker, that leaves only one person who could take the gold:

    Gold Medal Mark Zuckerberg

    Mark Zuckerberg the real villain in The Social Network. Also has a poor sense of fashion, but that s neither here nor there.

    Taking the gold medal is Mark Zuckerberg, who I believe is the real villain in The Social Network. On numerous occasions throughout the film, Zuckerberg acts maliciously towards those who were close to him.

    First, his girlfriend breaks up with him due in part to him being extremely socially awkward, and not getting it.

    Zuckerberg s girlfriend couldn t put up with his very poor sense of humor and social awkwardness.

    Afterwards, Zuckerberg writes very demeaning things about her online, and decides to create a website comparing the physical attractiveness of his Harvard classmates. While FaceSmash becomes wildly popular across campus (even crashing Harvard s system), he does so by objectifying women based on their looks.

    As stated earlier, the Winklevoss twins seem to to play the role of villains. However, they are in fact victims of Zuckerberg s villainy. After inviting Zuckerberg to join their efforts to create HarvardConnect, he turns his back on them and steals many of their ideas that he ends up using to create Facebook. The Winklevoss twins reached out to Zuckerberg in a very professional and businesslike way, and Zuckerberg treats them in a very underhanded manner.

    Zuckerberg upsets the Winklevoss twins and Narenda by stealing their ideas, leading to probably the best line of the whole film:

    Despite his social awkwardness and idea thievery, what I think makes Zuckerberg the real villain of this film is his treatment of Saverin, his closest and pretty much only real friend. On multiple occasions, Zuckerberg takes every opportunity to take shots against Saverin, such as when Zuckerberg diminished Saverin s achievement of getting past the first couple rounds of recruiting for the exclusive Phoenix Club, saying it was because of diversity reasons (Saverin is Brazilian). He also may or may not have planted a story in Harvard s The Crimson newspaper about Saverin performing animal abuse on chickens that were in his care as part of the initiating process for the Phoenix Club.

    Another pretty good line in the movie. Who tortures chickens?

    Zuckerberg also made important business decisions for Facebook without Saverin s knowledge or approval even though he was Chief Financial Officer. Of all the things Zuckerberg did towards Saverin, the worst by far was allowing Sean Parker s team of investors to have Saverin sign off on legal documents that diluted his share of Facebook from 34% down to 0.03% basically removing him from Facebook s decision-making team.

    Although it was Parker and his team of investors who created the document and had Saverin sign off on it, I believe Zuckerberg is the real villain for knowing ahead of time what was going to happen and not doing anything about it.

    So who do you think was the real villain in The Social Network. Take the poll below and let me know!

    Tuition & Fees #masters #in #social #work #online #cost


    Tuition Fees

    Calculating Your Costs

    Tuition is calculated on a per-unit bases up to 14 units. To determine your cost for the year, please reference the 2016-2017 unit charges and multiply the number of units you anticipate enrolling in by the per unit rate. If you are enrolled in 15-18 units, the flat rate will apply. With both calculations you must add the applicable mandatory fees to your tuition cost to determine your bill for the year.

    A detailed breakdown of tuition and fees for the first year of the program is below. For a comprehensive breakdown of tuition, fees and financial aid options for the entire program please, review the Estimated Tuition Financial Aid Information Sheet .

    2016-2017 Unit Charges

    $1,733 is the per unit rate for students enrolled in 1-14 units.
    $25,721 is the flat rate for students enrolled in 15-18 units.

    2016-2017 Mandatory Fee Charges

    Graduate New Student Fee

    $55 (one-time charge; first-year students)

    Social Work Lab

    $225 (one-time charge; first-year students)

    Student Health Service

    Norman Topping Student Aid Fund

    Student Health Insurance

    $610 (waived with proof of health insurance)

    $1,102 (waived with proof of health insurance)

    Student Services Fee

    Note: Mandatory fees are estimated at $2,678 for the 2015-2016 academic year. All units and fees are charged per semester. Mandatory fees do not include books or housing.All of the mandatory fees are the same except the student health insurance fee because Engemann still doesn t have that information.

    2016-2017 Tuition and Fees

    Note:The totals above include tuition and estimated fees.

    • Your cost of attendance will be determined by the USC Financial Aid Office and will reflect tuition, all mandatory fees and, in some cases, certain allowances for living expenses.
    • You must apply for federal loans and work study through the USC Financial Aid Office. You can apply for USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work scholarships and stipends through the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work scholarships and stipends will be determined separately from the USC FAO and may not be included on your initial financial aid award letter from the USC FAO.
    • Federal Perkins Loan and work study awards are made based upon the on-time submission of your financial aid application to the USC FAO, in addition to your demonstrated need as indicated on your FAFSA. Tuition and fees are charged per semester; all aid is disbursed in halves per semester.
    • All financial aid amounts are subject to change.

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    2017 University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

    Forensic Practice #forensic #social #work #programs


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    Forensic Practice Ontario College Graduate Cert | FORENSIC_GC

    The Forensic Practice graduate certificate program, formerly known as the Forensic Social Work program, is offered on a part-time basis creating flexibility for all students. A majority of the courses are offered online, as well as in the evenings, allowing students to co-ordinate their schedule accordingly. Subsequently, our Independent Research Project course is offered every semester where students select an agency of choice to volunteer and gain experience. This program will also be of interest to seasoned professionals working in a range of health and human services agencies who wish to refine their skills in the area of forensic practice. Many recent graduates of university and college programs seeking to receive specialized knowledge in forensic practice may also find this program to be extremely beneficial for professional development.

    Forensic Practice consists of health and human service workers who occupy and come into contact with professions found in corrections and parole, child welfare and protection, and mental health and well-being. It encompasses criminal and civil matters, interventions with violent offenders, issues of child maltreatment, assessing parenting capacity and substance abuse. Forensic practice is multidisciplinary in nature, a combination of areas such as social work, criminology, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, child development and other related academic disciplines.

    Forensic practitioners are employed by a variety of agencies including the Children’s Aid Society, the Children’s Mental Health Ontario, the Canadian Judicial System, the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, The Hospital for Sick Children, the William Osler Health System and Peel, Toronto and York Regional Police. Employment may be found in other professions/areas such as private attorneys, divorce mediation services, juvenile offenders’ facilities, dual diagnosis services, secure custody settings, family services associations, victim services organizations, psychiatric facilities, family court clinics and agencies serving various multicultural communities.

    Admission Requirements

    • Prospective students wishing to apply must have a diploma or degree from an accredited school in the areas of community or justice services, or any other related area.

    Additional Information

    Students have the option to pursue any of the three shorter certificates in forensic practice, which specialize in a given field. This new stream of forensic practice programming leads to Certificates of Completion in three areas of specialization:

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    9 of the Best Free Social Media Analytics Tools #free #social #media #analytics #tools


    Want to know what’s working on social media?

    W ord-of-mouth advertising is very powerful. You need to earn the trust of your audience so they will recommend your products or services to their friends. Chances are that you’re already using Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms to create engagement and thought leadership in your space. S ocial media analytics tools can help you make sense of how well your social media marketing efforts are paying off and identify areas that need improvement.

    These 9 free social media analytics tools are some of the best out there.

    This isn’t an ordered list — all of these apps are great. Give a few of them a try and gain some insights that will help you reach your goals!

    1. Followerwonk

    Followerwonk helps you explore and grow your social graph. You can dig into your Twitter analytics to learn who your followers are, where they’re located, and when they tweet. The app creates actionable visualizations that enable you to compare your social graph to others, as well as find and connect with influencers.

    2. Buffer

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    It’s always great to discover new useful tools, thanks for creating this list.

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    The Department of Social Work includes two programs, the Bachelor of Social Work Program (BSW) and the Master of Social Work Program (MSW). The BSW program prepares students to be professional social workers that are able to work in multiple settings with diverse populations experiencing a variety of issues. The BSW degree is an outstanding professional degree that enables graduates to work within many areas of the human service delivery system. The MSW degree is considered the “terminal” practice degree within the profession. Despite the need for all professionals to be life-long learners, graduates from the MSW program will need no additional formal education in terms of working with client groups and organizations in a multitude of settings. In addition to providing preparation for direct services, the MSW degree is also an excellent degree to prepare for supervisory and management positions within human service agencies.

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    Health marketing and communication is an emerging field that draws from traditional marketing theories and principles. Health marketing is defined as creating, communication and delivering health information and interventions using customer-centered and science based strategies to protect and promote the health of diverse populations.


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    • Price: monetary and non-monetary costs to the market
    • Place: channels and locations where the product can be obtained
    • Promotion: direct communication, publicity and advertising

    Each of these four components should be present in a marketing plan. However, it is the science of correctly using these elements in combination with one another that provides the effective marketing mix . Essentially, to be effective a product must be tailored to customer needs, priced realistically, distributed through convenient channels, and actively promoted to customers. *

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    A soft drink company creates a new product under its brand name. To efficiently market the new drink, the product is advertised in the local papers with coupons that offer a price reduction. The company distributes the new drink with their existing products so that it is available at every major grocery store in the country. Here is how this company used the marketing mix:

    • Product: new soft drink; released as part of existing brand
    • Price: reduced price for introductory period
    • Place: widely distributed to convenient locations
    • Promotion: advertisements in local papers

    A Health Marketing Example

    The CDC develops a new rapid HIV testing kit that provides results in half the time of current tests. To efficiently market the new product, the testing kits are announced by the national media and medical journals. The CDC sends free samples of the new testing kits to each of the state health departments, who deliver them to local health departments, clinics and hospitals. Here is how the CDC used the marketing mix:

    • Product: new HIV testing kit; released by a credible research agency
    • Price: free for trial use
    • Place: widely and evenly distributed throughout states using state and local health departments
    • Promotion: national media publicizes to public; journals inform medical community

    As demonstrated in these examples, each of the marketing mix elements must be present in the marketing process. Tailoring the elements to match the target market and using each component in coordination with one another leads to a successful marketing mix.

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    One of the fundamental aspects of marketing is exchange. Individuals pay a price (money) for goods or services in the traditional definition of an exchange. In health marketing, the exchange often involves a non-monetary price, such as effort or time.

    As this example shows, different markets can value the same exchanges differently. Because senior citizens and teenagers have varying priorities and often use the same channels for different activities, they have opposite views of what constitutes an equal exchange. Understanding the specific market for each product or service is essential to effective marketing.

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    A critical decision in marketing is choosing the target market for the product. A target market is a specific group of people who have similar needs, preferences and behaviors. Once a target market is selected by the marketer, a marketing plan is developed to match the characteristics of the target market. There can be one or more target with corresponding marketing plans for each. Choosing a target market is a first step in making appropriate distribution and promotion decisions. It is only through an understanding of the target market that one can develop an effective marketing plan and create value for customers.

    There are several important steps in choosing a target market:

    • Clearly define who the individuals are that make up the market you are analyzing. These are people who share a common need for your product, including people who may not yet be aware of that need.
    • For example, if you want to design a campaign to encourage people to get tested for diabetes, the market for the testing procedure includes mainly people who are not yet aware that they may have the disease.
    • Determine the characteristics that you will use to categorize the people within the defined market. Some common ways to categorize, or segment, people are. age, gender, ethnicity, geographical location, education level, income level, risk factors, etc.
    • Following with the diabetes example above, imagine that you want to market the diabetes testing to young adults. You may know from your research about diabetes that the disease occurs more commonly among low-income populations and individuals with lower levels of formal education. In addition, if your intervention program is only offered in one city, such as Chicago, your market is reduced further. In this example, you could segment the larger market and select a target market of 17 – 24 year old individuals who live in low-income areas of Chicago and did not finish high school.

    For this example, only one target market was selected. However, many marketing efforts choose more than one target market. The decision of how many target markets to select often depends on the amount of resources you have for the project. More target markets require more resources.

    • Now that you have chosen a clear target market, it is time to better understand the individuals in this group. Through research you can determine the characteristics and behaviors of the group. There are many marketing resources that provide research information on different markets. If you select a market that does not have a large amount of existing research, you can conduct new studies through surveys, focus groups and other methods of collecting data directly from the market.
    • Some things to consider when analyzing a market include: what media they use; what they do with the leisure time (television shoes, music, websites); how they communicate with one another; what languages they speak, including slang words; what their opinions and knowledge are about the target health issue (such as diabetes in the above example); what their values are; etc.

    In order to avoid stereotypes, you must use research and evidenced-based information to build your analysis. Many times the research of these markets reveals that their beliefs and behavior are much different than could be predicted.

    A complete analysis of the target markets will result in choosing an effective target market and then, an informed development of marketing plan(s).


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    Certificate In Ministry (CIM)

    The Certificate in Ministry is a primarily online program for church leaders and others seeking substantive theological education but who are not planning to pursue study in a degree program. Seven courses are required to complete the certificate program.

    Anyone who seeks theological preparation for church leadership or wishes to enrich his/her personal theological understanding will be well-served by the CIM program. In particular, the CIM may meet requirements for Commissioned Ruling Elders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and for leadership in other Christian traditions.


    • Church History (online)
    • Reading the Bible Theologically (online)
    • Worship and Preaching (online with some on campus instruction)
    • Christian Education (online with some on campus instruction)
    • Pastoral Care and Leadership (online)
    • Ministry Foundations in Bible and Theology (online)


    • PC(USA) Polity (online)
    • Comparative Religion (online)
    • Introducing Christian Ethics (online)
    • Effective Church Leadership
    • Evangelism
    • Additional courses are in development


    Spring 2017: March 27 June 2
    Application Deadline is February 10

    CIM.03R Worship and Preaching, taught by Professor Carolyn Helsel
    CIM.06R Ministry Foundations in Bible and Theology, taught by Professor John Alsup

    Fall 2017. Sept 5 Nov 10
    Application Deadline is July 14

    CIM.04R Christian Education, taught by Professor David White
    CIM.09E Introducing Christian Ethics, taught by Professor Asante Todd


    If you are interested in this program, please click on the “Application” link below. You may register for courses as soon as you have been admitted to the program; please allow up to two weeks to process your application.

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    Healthcare Social Worker Salary: Latest Wage and Compensation Trends in Your Area #late #rooms

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    Salary for Healthcare Social Workers

    Also known as: AIDS Social Worker, C-SWHC, Certified Social Workers In Health Care, Healthcare Social Worker, Hospice Home Care Social Worker, Hospice Social Worker, Hospital Social Worker, Medical Social Worker, Neonatal Social Worker, Nephrology Social Worker


    The role of healthcare social workers can be emotionally trying. These professionasl provide support and information to patients and families of patients dealing with acute, chronic, and terminal illnesses. They monitor case status, and refer the patients and their families to community support and service organizations as applicable. These professionals may also be involved in case management services or intervnetion programs designed to prevent illness and disease and to promote overall well-being, or address barriers to equal care. A Master’s degree is normally required for this occupation.

    A Healthcare Social Worker can receive an average wage ranging between 32000 – 48000 depending on education and tenure levels. Healthcare Social Workers will normally receive average salaries of Forty Nine Thousand dollars annually.

    Healthcare Social Workers can obtain the highest compensation in the District of Columbia, where they can receive job pay of approximating $66270. People working these jobs are paid the highest in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, which has wages of $54850.

    Are you an aspiring healthcare social worker? Want a new opportunity where you can earn a higher salary? Create your free healthcare social worker job alert today and take control of your future.

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    New York Jobs – Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice Licensed Social Worker, Manhattan in Manhattan, New York, United States #hotel #discount #codes

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    Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice Licensed Social Worker, Manhattan in Manhattan. New York

    Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation s largest not-for-profit community-based health system. VNSNY provides a comprehensive array of home- and community-based programs, including health plans, tailored to the needs of high-risk, vulnerable New Yorkers, improving their quality of life. Each day, more than 18,000 VNSNY employees including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, dieticians, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 35,000 patients, helping them to live the best lives possible.


    Responsible for providing social work services to patients and families in collaboration with the health care team consistent with VNSNY Home Care policies. Works under general supervision.

    Licensure: Current registration to practice as a Licensed social worker in New York State required. Valid driver’s license or NYS Non-Driver photo ID card, may be required as determined by operational/regional needs.

    Education: Master’s degree in Social Work after successfully completing a prescribed course of study at a graduate school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and the Education Dept. and who is certified or licensed by the Education Dept to practice Social Work in New York State required.

    Experience: Minimum of one year social work experience in a health care setting required. Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs.

    VNSNY is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you would like more information about your EEO rights, then please visit:

    Employer’s Job# 2934329
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    What is the Social Responsibility of Business? #business #social #responsibility #articles


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    What is the Social Responsibility of Business?

    Ever since Milton Friedman famously proclaimed The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits (NYTimes 1970 ), pundits have pondered whether his purist interpretation was really the only way.

    Profit is certainly a lot easier to quantify than something like ‘happiness’, but the intangible benefits of good, honest business clearly go way beyond pure finance….Must the word ‘profit’ always refer to money in the strictest sense?

    Collected on this page are various interpretations of the idea of social responsibility and the responsibility of business to take an active, passive or indifferent role in building a more sustainable world.

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    Palliative Social Worker #hospice #care #training

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    Palliative Social Worker | Uniontown, OH


    Social Worker – Palliative Care

    If you are a social worker from an accredited Council on Social Work Education program (Masters Degree preferably) and would like to work where social work is appreciated as a critical component of a truly interdisciplinary approach to patient care, then you need to explore a career change working for

    No other national hospice provider in the U.S. today has a higher regard for social work.

    If you are serious about being a professional social worker and are interested in learning more about social work in hospice or if you are already working in hospice as a social worker and would like to have a more meaningful career in social work, then send a brief cover letter and resume to our HR Coordinator at:

    This is a full time paid benefits position. Benefits include employee-paid health and life insurance with a drug card, 401K with matching, 208 hours of annual paid leave time, dental, vision plan, tuition reimbursement, mileage reimbursement and employee discounted optional cafeteria plan add-ons.

    To learn more about Crossroads Hospices and why we say,
    “Expect More From Us, We Do!”
    please visit our website at:

    This position is offered to local candidates. Candidates outside of the greater Akron/Canton commuting radius are welcome to apply with the understanding that no travel reimbursement for interviewing or relocation assistance will be available. This position requires a Master’s degree in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. LSW and LISW Candidates with hospice experience will be given preferential status. Resumes for candidates not meeting these requirements will not be considered. All correspondence and resumes are kept in the strictest of confidence. Crossroads Hospices are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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    Social Worker Jobs

    Social Worker Job Overview

    Social workers help individuals of all ages solve problems to improve their well-being and quality of life. They assist families, groups and communities as well. Some social workers also diagnose and treat mental illnesses, emotional problems and behavioral issues. The most common job duties of a social worker may include:

    • Identifying which people may need immediate or long-term help
    • Developing plans to improve the well-being of their clients
    • Evaluating services to see which ones are most effective
    • Responding to emergency situations that may include child abuse or domestic violence
    • Advocating for clients who may be having problems attaining certain resources to improve their health
    • Helping clients communicate with government agencies to get specific benefits that they need
    • Empowering clients by connecting them with community resources like health care
    • Following up with clients to make sure that their lives are improving

    These are just a few of the tasks that need to be performed. Candidates who are committed to social justice and helping elevate marginalized individuals out of difficult situations will thrive as a social worker. It is a challenging profession that requires individuals who are able to stay strong and objective while dealing with difficult situations and a wide variety of personalities.

    Social Worker Job Education Requirements

    Most employers prefer that social workers have at least a bachelor’s of science degree in social work, but some may consider candidates who have bachelor’s degrees in similar fields like sociology or even psychology. Those who are aiming to pursue this profession should try to get a master’s degree in social work because this level of education is needed to work in health care or as a clinical social worker.

    Social Worker Job Market

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is going to be a 19 percent growth in social worker jobs between 2012 and 2022, meaning that over 114,000 new social worker jobs will be created in the coming decade. This profession will see a faster than average growth, but it will vary depending on the social worker’s specialty. The social worker jobs that are in highest demand are those who work asmedical social workers as well as those who work as school social workers .

    Social Worker Job Salary Information

    The average starting salary for social workers is $44,200 per year. There is, however, a huge variation in salaries among social workers. Ten percent of social workers earn over $70,000 per year, while another ten percent early less than $28,000 each year. Social workers who work in hospitals and schools tend to earn more than those working in social assistance situations or religious organizations.

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    Surgical Technology

    Coming to Scranton for Fall 2017!

    Lackawanna College’s Surgical Technology Program is designed to be completed over a two-year period with day, evening, and Saturday courses as well as on- and off-campus clinical hours. Each program also includes summer session courses and clinical lab hours.

    Acceptance into Lackawanna College’s Surgical Technology Program is based on a selective admissions process with a maximum of 15 students selected annually.

    Degree information

    Through a balance of classroom instruction and clinical experience, the student will acquire applied skills and knowledge in the field of Surgical Technology.

    Surgical technologists work in the operating room under the direct supervision of a surgeon and a registered nurse. Surgical technologists help facilitate the draping, and prepping of the surgical patient. They gown, and glove other team members. They get all the instruments, supplies, equipment necessary for specific surgical procedures. As a member of the sterile team, surgical technologists will hand all necessary instruments and supplies to the surgeon and other team members.

    A surgical technologist has a broad knowledge of anatomy and physiology, microbiology, sterile techniques, and patient safety concepts as well as ethical and legal concepts. A surgical technologist must have an understanding of the hospital organization, policies, and procedures.

    Job opportunities and salaries in the healthcare specialty of surgical technology have been rising steadily over the last few years, and the U.S. Department of Labor predicts employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow 30% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Advances in medical technology have made surgery safer, and more operations are being done to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries. The median annual wage for surgical technologists was $41,790 in May 2012.

    Most surgical technologists are employed by hospitals, day-surgery centers with the remainder working in the offices of physicians. After two years of experience, a certified surgical technologist may apply to become a traveling surgical technologist.

    Lackawanna College’s Surgical Technology program combines classroom instruction with practical clinical externships at local hospitals. Both career-specific and academic core courses are included. Students successfully completing the program are eligible to sit for the National Certifying Exam (CST).

    Surgical Technology Program classes are given days, nights and on weekends (based on the availability of the instructors). Clinical externships, however, must take place during the daytime.


    • To give students an understanding the need for surgical intervention
    • To develop an understanding of the role of surgical technologist as a member of the surgical team
    • To instruct students in the responsibilities which the performance of this role entails
    • To assist students in developing the knowledge of the organizational structure of the hospitals, its departments and the operating room
    • To develop a basic understanding of biological science as it relates to safe operating room procedure
    • To facilitate the hands-on, supervised experience in the operating room performing the duties of a surgical technologist.

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    Admissions criteria and requirements

    Prospective students must meet the college’s minimum requirements. Applicants must submit proof of high school or GED completion with official high school transcript or GED equivalent. Lackawanna College will determine the applicant’s current academic ability based on a combination of following:

    • SAT or ACT test scores, if applicable
      • Recommended SAT scores: 470 Verbal and 470 Math.
      • Recommended ACT scores: 20 or higher in each relevant section.
      • Most scores are valid up to 3 years from test date.
    • College Transfer Credits
      • If transferring credits from another college/university, official college transcripts are required.
    • Placement Test
      • Applicants without valid SAT/ACT scores and who have not previously earned college credits will be required to take the ACCUPLACER exam for determination of current academic ability. Applicants must achieve College Ready scores in Reading, Writing, and Math to be considered qualified for the Surgical Technology program.

    Due to the very specific nature of these degree programs, applicants with transfer credits may only transfer credits related to program core courses including the following:

    • Anatomy and Physiology I – 4 credits
    • Anatomy and Physiology II – 4 credits with lab (if taken within two years)
    • College Algebra
    • Computer Applications
    • College Writing
    • Effective Speaking
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Medical Ethics (subject to review)
    • Medical Terminology (subject to review)

    Items for official placement into program

    • $100 commitment fee
    • Official high school transcripts
    • Official college transcripts
    • SAT/ACT scores, if applicable
    • FAFSA
    • CPR Certification
    • FBI Clearance
    • State Clearance
    • PA Child Abuse Clearance
    • 2 Step PPD
    • Recent Physical Examination
    • Copy of Immunization Records
      • Varicella Vaccination Date or Date/Year of Chicken Pox
      • Hepatitis B vaccination (3 shots) or waiver
      • MMR documentation or titers
      • Adult TDaP (after age 19)

    Interviews will be scheduled for qualified Surgical Technology program applicants who submit a fully completed application. A mandatory informational meeting will be required prior to start of the selected program.Qualified students will be notified of the date and time upon selection into program. The meeting will review the Surgical Technology department’s policies and expectations. The meeting will also allow for question and answer session and tour of the Lackawanna College facilities.


    Changes in the curriculum for this program have been approved by ARC/STSA and will be in effect for students beginning their studies in the Fall 2017 cohort.

    This degree program is moving to our Scranton campus in Fall 2017.

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    How to manage the torrent of social media conversations and increase your productivity!

    By Kim Bale
    Socialbrite staff

    O ne of the things we often hear from nonprofits and social enterprises is: How do I manage the torrent of social media conversations coming at me?

    The answer used to be: Painstakingly and one conversation at a time. But a new crop of social media tools aims to tamp down the social media gusher by letting you update, monitor, manage and maintain several communication outlets at once. (While it s sometimes hard to know what counts as a social media dashboard, we re not including a wide range of customer relationship management (CRM) or social media monitoring tools here.)

    When selecting a dashboard for personal or professional use, you should consider such items as cost, analytics and which social networks they support, among other things. Our list is meant to feature some of the breakout social media dashboards in the space and highlight their distinguishing features to make the selection process a bit easier.

    Here are 10 of our favorite social media dashboard tools:

    Threadsy: Unify your email, social networks

    1 Threadsy is an intuitive, easy-to-use dashboard that allows organizations to connect through multiple email accounts as well as Facebook and Twitter. Free to use, Threadsy is great for managing your nonprofit or business s brand from one clean dashboard across the big names in social media platforms. With no fees and no downloads, this service should make a splash in the space for both personal use and use by your organization.

    Myweboo: Organize your information streams

    2 Haven t heard of Myweboo. That s OK. This upstart startup invites users to discover, browse and read popular streams and share them with friends and followers. You or your organization can choose from a wide variety of “applications” to connect to and stream to a dashboard from categories like news, social, fashion, photo and video. These streams can be viewed together of filtered from “My Dashboard” and then easily shared via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, Delicious and other networks. You re in complete control of which sites will make up your dashboard. Free to use, Myweboo is run by an appealing brother-and-sister pair of young tech stars.

    Hootsuite: Integrate all your platforms

    3 Our personal favorite is Hootsuite because of the depth of its products and services. Nonprofits and cause organizations can update multiple social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and more) from a computer or iPhone, Android or BlackBerry device. A team of users can track results of their interactions and create a dashboard that will work efficiently with their preferred social streams. Hootsuite offers two versions. One is free and aggregates up to five social network and two RSS feeds; it stores stat history for 30 days and is ad supported. For $5.99 a month, your organization can enjoy unlimited capabilities for a single user, with each additional user costing $10 per month.

    Spredfast: For teams of social marketers

    4 Spredfast allows an organization not only to manage its social media presence but also to monitor and measure its voice across multiple social media channels from one easy-to-use dashboard. A great choice for organizations with multiple hands in social media marketing efforts, Spredfast offers superb organizational tools that help identify and assign tasks to multiple users across multiple social media sites ranging from Facebook and Twitter to LinkedIn and blogging platforms. It also lets you publish video to many video sites at once, similar to TubeMogul. Free for 30 days, Spredfast has pricing tiers that start around $212 per month for nonprofits. See the new writeup on Spredfast on our sister site,

    MediaFunnel: Collaborative, permission-based system

    5 Coordinate and manage your nonprofit s social media presence with MediaFunnel. a collaboration platform that lets you navigate and moderate online conversations about your brand. One interesting feature: You can use MediaFunnel to manage your team member s social media updates say, by holding your intern s tweets in a queue until approved by a supervisor (roles include admins, publishers and contributors). Chiefly geared to businesses, MediaFunnel makes it easy to combine several social media accounts and to offer solutions for presenting a brand s presence through multiple voices. Scheduled tweets, brand alerts and tweets via email or SMS are supported.

    CoTweet: Advanced features for Enterprise users

    6 CoTweet is used by thousands of individuals and employees at nonprofits and corporations around the world. The free Standard edition is limited to a few Twitter accounts and geared to a couple of team members. The paid Enterprise edition supports Facebook, too, and is geared to brands more deeply engaged in social marketing, brand building and customer support. It supports an unlimited number of users, advanced workflow, more analytics, third-party integrations including productivity tools, unlimited conversation history for deeper customer relationships, a mobile app, rich profiles of fans and followers and more.

    Seesmic: Free, clean credible

    Netvibes: Share your widgets with the world

    8 Netvibes lets organizations keep track of the news and trends that matter, create unique personal and public dashboards and share these public dashboards or sites with anyone, anywhere, at any time. You can easily create fun and personalized widgets detailing the weather, to-do lists, Twitter feeds, Facebook posts or Flickr updates, among many others and post them to both personal and public dashboards. Organizations can choose a theme, name their pages and organize them with tabs and share them with the world.

    TweetDeck: Connect with your contacts

    9 If you re a Twitter aficionado, you may already use TweetDeck. which works on the Mac, PC, Linux, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android. It connects organizations with contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Google Buzz and many more. Free of charge, TweetDeck allows users to schedule future posts, manage multiple accounts and update several social media sites at once to maintain consistency. One unique feature allows users to send tweets longer than 140 characters through smart cross-posting to both a Buzz and Twitter account. Twitter is a desktop app and not Web-based, so one thing we don t like is the inability to manage the app s font size on different screens.

    Brizzly: Simplify your updating

    10 Brizzly simplifies your social media browsing and updating experience while taking some of the work out of keeping up to date with trends and followers. It lets you update on Twitter and Facebook. Its Brizzly Guide helps explain trending topics on Twitter. Brizzly is free.

    Tools that can integrate your social networks

    There are, of course, other social media dashboard solutions for the enterprise. One good choice for businesses is Awareness. which lets your team publish, manage, measure and engage across multiple social media channels.

    Another is Sprout Social. Social media tools for business, a social media management suite. We listed Sprout Social in our roundup of Paid social media monitoring services .

    Also, don t forget other tools that can integrate your social networks:

    • You might want to try using a browser as your social media dashboard. Flock has been the most social of the social browsers for the past five years. Others say Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox will get you a social media dashboard with the right add-ons/extensions. And Marc Andreessen s upcoming RockMelt (Mashable review ) will take it a step further, requiring you to log into Facebook before using it.

    • Unilyzer has a social media dashboard to unify your Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts.

    • We re impressed by the private beta of Nimble and will report back when we ve used it more extensively.

    • TwitterFeed lets you feed your blog to Twitter, Facebook and more.

    • is a free service that makes it easy to update your social networks, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr and Delicious.

    • RowFeeder is a tool to cross-post, to track conversations on Twitter and Facebook and to create analytical reports.

    What s your favorite social media dashboard? Please add a comment.

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