Posts made in March, 2013

Organizations as the Front Line of Prevention

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by Steven Bengis, David S. Prescott, and Joan Tabachnick   Question What can organizations do to prevent sexual abuse and protect children from harm?   The Research Sandy Wurtele (2012) recently published an overview of the role of youth-serving organizations in sexual violence prevention. In her review, Wurtele–a passionate proponent of sexual abuse prevention–notes increasing media reports in the last ten years of adults in positions of authority using their position to access children and teens in their care. Contrary to popular perception, Wurtele explains that most sexual abuse within organizations is not caused by deliberate “professional perpetrators” and provides research showing that most individuals who have abused...

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Clinical News: Depression Can Rob Us Of The Full Benefits Of Healthy Behaviors

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Depression may inhibit the anti-inflammatory effects typically associated with physical activity and light-to-moderate alcohol consumption, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The finding – based on measurements of the cardio-metabolic risk marker C-reactive protein (CRP) – points to another potential danger of depression, which afflicts an estimated one in 10 adults in the United States. Study results were published online in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. “Our findings suggest depression not only directly affects an individual’s mental and physical health; it might also diminish the health benefits of physical activities and moderate alcohol consumption,” said lead author Edward C. Suarez, PhD, associate professor...

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Vocational Rehabilitation Provider Fair

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Vocational Rehabilitation Provider Fair

Alpha Counseling & Treatment would like to thank all Vocational Rehabilitation counselors and fellow vendors for such an awesome experience at the provider fair on March 28, 2013. We were very pleased to learn of the services of which you are in need, and how we can help your referrals reach a point where they are emotionally, cognitively, and behaviorally stable enough to find employment and independence to move on with their lives. We look forward to working with all the new contacts and relationships we made yesterday. Thanks,...

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