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Alzheimer's Caregivers: 3 Tips for Restoring Harmony to Your Relationship With Your Loved One

Marie Marley | Posted 06.21.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

"I can't promise following this advice will stop all the fights," she said. "But it'll help. Why don't you try it for a while and see what happens?"

Seriously, How Can I Deal With My Private Student Loans?

Steve Rhode | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I am currently only employed as a contracting social worker and make about 2,000 a month from which I pa...

The 'Golden Rule' of the Helping Professions

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

As people who are entrusted with so much responsibility, professional helpers should conduct themselves according to a standard that prohibits them from providing services that they themselves need.

Spiritual Colonic

Edie Weinstein | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

I wear many professional hats: journalist, author, therapist, speaker, minister, healer, radio show host social worker, PR goddess, reiki master and ...

Right and Wrong Answers on School Safety

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Despite the loud voice of the National Rifle Association (NRA), scholars, experts on school safety, and teachers overwhelmingly disagree with turning schools into armed camps rather than places of nonviolent positive learning.

We Should All Hug a Social Worker

Dominic Carter | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Dominic Carter

Social Workers are the fabric of our society, and I for one don't think we should take them for granted.

There Is No 'I' in 'Safety Net'

Mary Ann Christopher | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Christopher

At the center of Mrs. Barrow's team is Felicia herself; her needs, her feedback, and her participation are essential. Then, working collaboratively and across all facets of her daily life, she is supported by a nurse-led team of health professionals.

Powell Boys Murder: Honoring Caseworkers Who Risk Their Lives

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 04.11.2012 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

It is hard to imagine something more horrific than the news out of Washington State about Josh Powell, who blew up his two young sons and himself duri...

Astoria Characters: The Sister to the World's Women

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.05.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Maureen McGowan is the director of Handcrafting Justice, a Sisters of Good Shepherd project that sells handmade goods made by impoverished women in the developing world. This is no mom-and-pop charity.

Aging In Place: Helping People Stay In Their Neighborhoods Longer

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 01.21.2012 | Fifty

VERONA, N.J. — Retirement communities may have their perks, but Beryl O'Connor says it would be tough to match the birthday surprise she got in ...

Finding 'Money & Happiness': How To Remove Credit Card Debt

Posted 01.07.2012 | Fifty

When you get deep into credit card debt, it can feel like a financial storm. That’s the story for a social worker named Heather who has $30,000 in d...

Astoria Characters: The Couplets Couple

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.31.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Gil and Maria, husband and wife, are poets. They don't complete each other's thoughts or even their sentences, but they do look over each other's work.

What Should We Call People with Mental Illness?

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
DJ Jaffe

Like ''diabetics,'' ''alcoholics,'' and epileptics,'' ''schizophrenics'' can usefully indicate a group of people with a common condition, and some individuals with schizophrenia refer to themselves this way.

Open Adoption Advocate Annette Baran Dead: Author Dies At 83

Los Angeles Times | Valerie J. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Living with a secret is psychologically destructive -- that concept was nearly an anthem for Annette Baran, a clinical social worker and psychotherapi...

Anya: From Foster Child to Potential Cover Girl

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

Sure, every mom thinks her kid is the cutest. It's probably hard-wired into us so we will love whatever little bundle of baby we end up with. That may...

For One Lost Boy, There's No Place Like Home

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

What kind of promises could I make to a boy who just wanted to go home? He wanted to be with the people he loved, even if they hurt him.

Retired Social Worker Connects for Barack on the Phone

Andrew Sprung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Sprung

In July 2008, Roz Blau, was looking for the next major connection in her life. Recently retired after a 27-year career as a social worker, she had mov...