death dying, End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Health Conditions/Diseases, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Social Media is Changing How We Approach Death

I came across a great article on LinkedIn and it is gaining attention because of who it is about, Scott Simon, the popular radio host of NPR's “Weekend Edition Saturday” who stayed by his mother's side in a Chicago hospital as she died and he tweeted about it. Well known people, celebrities+ are often the… Continue reading Social Media is Changing How We Approach Death

Education, Humanity, News, Resources, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

SPN & FYI.to: What are These?

The Service Professionals Network (SPN) project started as an open networking group on LinkedIn. SPN was created to be different from other open networking groups though. The group is unique, because the focus is on raising awareness and funds for charities as much as it is on helping individuals and businesses build their brand. The… Continue reading SPN & FYI.to: What are These?

Education, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Teen suicides eclipse homicides, and smartphone use could play a role – Business Insider — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

This article worries me. As a mom with a teenager, I am super involved in my kids lives, show interest, ask questions, encourage their friends to come over and limit the electronic use. I insist on eating dinner together as much as possible, family movie night, and time alone with each of my kids. Conversations… Continue reading Teen suicides eclipse homicides, and smartphone use could play a role – Business Insider — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Education, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Social Work Career and Job Search: Part 1

by Victoria Brewster, MSW Job seeking in social work; there are many benefits to social media. I am very active on LinkedIn and many of the groups I participate in are social work related groups. Some of the discussion posts are BSW’s and MSW’s looking for employment, looking to relocate and/or seeking guidance. I also… Continue reading Social Work Career and Job Search: Part 1

Healthcare, News

Patients and Social Media

The benefits to social media are numerous to count. As a patient, the benefits are support from others, news and developments in health and possible online interaction with your healthcare providers, hospital or clinic. Read this and give me your feedback. http://healthydebate.ca/opinions/3-reasons-why-patients-should-consider-using-social-media

News, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Resumes, CV’s and Careers….

by Victoria Brewster, MSW I just read a discussion topic on LinkedIn that piqued my interest to read further. It focused on a resume and how ‘The Number 1 Mistake Professionals Make’ is to be too diversified careerwise. Is there such a thing? The article focused on how a professional was reviewing another professionals resume.… Continue reading Resumes, CV’s and Careers….