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What Is a Community Health Worker?

A community health worker improves the health of individuals and communities. This position provides a link between the community, health educators and other healthcare and social service professionals. However, there are some differences in how community health workers are defined. “Community health workers are known by many different names in…

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Psychotherapy vs Counseling: Understanding Mental Health Terminology

Some of the most common terms for treatment and occupations in mental health can be confusing. Many of these words are interchangeable and can vary in connotation from person to person. The following sections help clarify what certain terms, such as psychotherapy and counseling, mean. Psychotherapy vs Counseling Psychotherapy and…

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6 Innovative Nonprofits

Nonprofit employment rose 8.5 percent and the number of nonprofits increased 15.3 percent from 2007 to 2012, according to research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In contrast, private sector employment decreased 3 percent and the number of private sector establishments increased only 1.7 percent during the same period.…

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Human Service Careers: Case Manager

A case manager is uniquely qualified to understand client needs and desires, helping advocate for and coordinate appropriate care. As a result, this fills an essential role in the social services and health care fields, as well as in several specialty areas. Follow along for more information on this career…

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4 Case Management Models

A case manager helps individuals and families meet their comprehensive health needs by advocating for them and coordinating appropriate care. This job title can be found in social services, health care and other fields such as social work. Achieving client wellness and autonomy is a collaborative task, and case managers…

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6 Types of Management Styles

When considering career success, tangible qualities often come to mind, such as the type of work and salary. But one critical factor to your success is leadership style, both in how you manage people and how you like to be managed. Effective managers can improve productivity and employee morale and…

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How to Become a Child Counselor

Most mental health needs in young people are unmet, according to The Lancet. The stigma associated with mental disorders and a shortage of mental health professionals prevent these individuals from receiving the care they need. Yet, most mental disorders begin during youth and are first detected later in life. One…

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Rapid Growth: The Past, Present and Future of Wearable Technology

The popularity of wearable devices like Fitbit and Google Glass has implications for numerous industries, most notably fitness and healthcare. The rapid growth of wearable technology products, spurred by the desires of younger consumers, shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, innovative advancements make the future of wearable technology appear…

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4 Popular Mental Health Counseling Theories

Mental health counseling theories provide a framework for understanding clients and helping them with their problems. Psychologists, counselors and therapists use one or more theories in psychotherapy to help guide clients once a diagnosis is made. The following four theories are the most common approaches. 1.    Behaviorism Behavioral theorists hold…

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Grace Q&A Part 2: Practical Application of Ecclesiastes

A book titled Fear God and Keep His Commandments: A Practical Exposition of Ecclesiastes looks at Ecclesiastes not only from a theological perspective but also from a psychological one. It is authored by Grace professors Tiberius Rata, professor of Old Testament studies at Grace Theological Seminary, and Kevin Roberts, professor…

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