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A Therapist’s Concerns About Virtual Learning for Functionally-Limited Learners

A Therapist’s Concerns About Virtual Learning for Functionally-Limited Learners

We love to bring our readers and followers as many perspectives on various topics as possible. Last week, we shared what available research and a few parents said about youth attending a traditional brick-and-mortar school this upcoming fall semester versus the option of attending a virtual program. So, we’d like to share more insight into the concerns of continuing traditional school during the COVID-19 pandemic from a licensed professional counselor, specifically about children with functional challenges and certain special needs. We asked our therapist, Lisa Williams, PhD to weigh in on the topic.

June is African American Music Appreciation Month

June is African American Music Appreciation Month

Besides the fact that a lot of newly released music is representative of what’s happening around the world, especially in America, it’s been largely released during June, which is African American Music Appreciation Month. Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. has been sharing a song from Black artists every day that speaks to the current times. Check out our African American Music Appreciation Month playlist.

How One Foster Parent Took a Child From Near-Death to Thriving

How One Foster Parent Took a Child From Near-Death to Thriving

With more than two decades of experience with fostering children, some with multi-layered needs, Geraldine Jackson says she had never seen a 9-month-old baby look like a newborn until she met her foster son “OJ.” She describes how she could tell that he was close to death from the shape he was in when she met him at the hospital at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama (UAB). Four years later, he’s come a long way and is more than just surviving. He’s thriving and hitting major developmental milestones. 

Aging Forward: How to Handle Change As a Young Adult

Aging Forward: How to Handle Change As a Young Adult

There are many valuable lessons we can pull from the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. One important lesson is that change is inevitable. We all can pull some very valuable warnings and preparation techniques from the events that have taken place so far in 2020, but these lessons are especially imperative examples for youth in foster care, especially if they’re aging forward.

Self-Care is a Must for Social Work Professionals

Self-Care is a Must for Social Work Professionals

Social workers, case managers, and family support workers are caregivers. They’re constantly putting their clients and work before themselves, which pushes their needs to the back burner unintentionally. This leads to burnout. Now, sprinkle the stressful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on top of the conditions that already cause burnout. How do people combat burnout, especially during quarantine when getting massages and having spa days aren’t the safest choices for practicing self-care? 

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