Should healthcare managers use social media?

While the use of social media is evolving, it does offer transparency and that is a good thing. It builds necessary trust between patients and doctors. Continue reading Should healthcare managers use social media?

Words Matter.

Here in the United States, we think of compromise as giving in or giving up. Someone labeled as happy in the United States may be labeled as a confused lunatic in Japan and someone that is labeled a loser here in the United States for compromising may be praised in Ireland for their ability to negotiate compromise. Continue reading Words Matter.

Is the foster care to prison pipeline the only answer for children whose parents have mental health conditions? Addictions?

Parents who suffer from mental conditions fall into even deeper despair when their families are destroyed and they are told that they can never be parents because of their condition. Studies also show that there is a high prevalence of mental illness in the foster care population and that many of the children will be homeless when they age out. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCLS) has collected data that tells us that children are prescribed doses higher than the maximum levels cited in guidelines developed by the FDA and that legislative action is being taken to address how states are doing this (NCSL, 2021). Continue reading Is the foster care to prison pipeline the only answer for children whose parents have mental health conditions? Addictions?

Runaways, Mental Health, and Homelessness

Numerically, white people are the largest racial group within homelessness, however, racial groups are far more likely to experience homelessness as a result of segregation and discrimination in employment and housing. Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders have the highest rate of homelessness (109 out of every 10,000 people). Native Americans (45 out of every 10,000) and Black or African Americans (52 out of every 10,000). These rates are much higher than the nation’s overall rate of homelessness (18 out of every 10,000). (State of Homelessness, 2020) Continue reading Runaways, Mental Health, and Homelessness

Is It Ever Appropriate to “coerce” children into loving someone through force and court orders?

Addicts don’t do drugs because it makes them feel good. Maybe in the beginning but it turns into something that they know hurts them and they can’t quit, or maybe the family was so hateful that they kept pushing her back to the people that accepted her. Continue reading Is It Ever Appropriate to “coerce” children into loving someone through force and court orders?

INTERVIEW WITH A HOMELESS COUPLE

Homelessness has to be addressed by meeting people where they are at. Understanding concepts of culture, social structure, socialization, social interaction, organization, and deviation surrounding homelessness to meet people where they are, identify their strengths, and identify physical and psychological needs. True Colors, Love Well, and 211 may be able to help Continue reading INTERVIEW WITH A HOMELESS COUPLE

Case #8300

human trafficking is real, and when there’s suffering, it’s the adoptee who does the most suffering along with birth parent(s). ….an international transracial adoptee. I am one of over 220,000 South Korean babies adopted out. Korea was the largest child exporter for years generating an estimated 3.3 billions of dollars between adoption agencies and Korea. … Continue reading Case #8300