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  • Doc Warren

    Ten years and you can be free of student loan debt!

    • Doc Warren
    Apr 18, 2012
    No, this is not an infomercial. There will be no “act now, supplies are limited” or “now how much do you expect to pay” and forget about seeing me in a suit with question marks or some such nonsense all over it. This is just an FYI to hopefully help you reduce some of your debt while helping others. I am sorry to say that it will not help everyone but for those it does, it can be incredible.
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  • Natosha Monroe

    I’ll Be Home For Christmas: A Soldiers Journey Home From Overseas

    • Natosha Monroe
    Dec 22, 2010
    Well, the time has come for me to end my deployment here in Afghanistan and return home to the States. This is a move I have mixed emotions about, but am looking forward to making so I can continue my life in the “real-world.” When on a deployment, it feels as though life back home is on “pause” just waiting for that final homecoming flight that will push “play,” causing everything to resume from the freeze frame. But in reality this isn’t the case at all—it only feels that way to those of us who have been deployed—which is a strange concept to truly grasp. In reality, everything and everybody in our lives back home have been in motion the entire time we’ve been away, it seems, without us. This is a feeling I’ve experienced and am prepared for. Without giving details, I’ll soon be flying to Kuwait, then to Europe where we’ll stop for a while, then to Ft. Benning, Georgia where I will out-process. My Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be unique and memorable as most of my journey home will literally and figuratively take place during the holidays.
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  • Robbin Miller

    Children Are Children Or Are They Not?

    • Robbin Miller
    Sep 23, 2010
    Massachusetts passed new reforms for children’s mental health in 2008 as a result a federal lawsuit known as the Rosie D case. Three families sued the state due to their children not being able to access community based services for their psychiatric disabilities/disorders. The federal judge ruled in their favor and stated that Massachusetts was not in compliance with other states such as Florida who have services and programs in place for the above populations. Also, Massachusetts was also not in compliance for administering the Children and Adolescent Needs Strengths scale known as the CANS to children and teens on Mass Health only. I say, “only,” because the new services and programs in place in Massachusetts are targeted to children and teens on Mass Health (State Medicaid program).
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  • Robbin Miller

    Where Do Counselors Draw the Line for their Clients?

    • Robbin Miller
    Sep 14, 2010
    The below information in quotes was posted on a blog entitled, “The Conscience of a Liberal.” “Poverty in early childhood poisons the brain.” That was the opening of an article in Saturday’s Financial Times, summarizing research presented last week at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. As the article explained, neuroscientists have found that “many children growing up in very poor families with low social status experience unhealthy levels of stress hormones, which impair their neural development.” The effect is to impair language development and memory — and hence the ability to escape poverty — for the rest of the child’s life." (Paul Krugman, 2008).
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