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February 2018

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News from Social Media: Fact or Fiction?

News from Social Media: Fact or Fiction? by Julie Hoff You’ve probably heard people say “you shouldn’t get your news from social media,” but the truth is… I do. And I am ok with it…and all the other online news sources, too. Yes, it’s important to call out or disregard the “fake news” or the “non-news news,” but at the end of the day, I get a lot of good news, hard news, and inspirational news from Facebook and other social media platforms.  I get excited by this news. I am excited to share news that can change perspectives or help …
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How Change Happens

How Change Happens By Janet Westlund, MSW, LICSW, Social Work Supervisor Think back to a time you made a change in life.  Maybe it was related to a financial investment like purchasing a new home; a personal investment like a relationship; a physical investment such as adding exercise to your daily routine or quitting a habit that no longer benefits you; or maybe it was a geographical investment like a move to a new city.  Do you remember the experience?  How did you get to the end result?  Do you remember any feelings of stress or perhaps even ambivalence? The …
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