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Anxiety Experts Reveal What They Really Want Everyone to Know About Anxiety

Anxiety seems like a simple, straightforward topic. After all, it’s a common emotion—everyone feels anxious from time to time. And it’s a common condition. In fact, it’s the most common mental illness in the U.S. Anxiety disorders affect about 18 percent of adults every year. And yet there are many,

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Shared by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S., Contributing Blogger October 14, 2018

Four employees recognized for making HCJFS better

Four employees have been named winners of the agency’s ROCK STAR employee appreciation awards in the third quarter of 2018. The four winners, chosen from a list of 20 nominees, are: Jessica Mills, an eligibility technician in Workforce Development, in the Remarkable Single Acts category Carol Langwald, a document managers in

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS October 12, 2018

Current and former foster youth invited to early Thanksgiving Dinner

ACTION Ohio invites current foster teens and former foster youth who are now adults to their annual Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 10. The group, whose name stands for Alumni of Care Together Improving Outcomes Now, has held the dinner since 2007. It’s a time for youth and their supporters to gather for

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS October 9, 2018

How to Navigate Two Annoying Parts of Parenting

Parenting is an amazing adventure. It is an honor and a privilege to raise a human being. It is fascinating, and wonderful to witness your kids evolve, and to grow alongside them. But parenting also has many annoying parts—frustrating, challenging, and sometimes downright maddening parts. And sometimes it’s these annoying

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Shared by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S., Contributing Blogger October 6, 2018

Why Accepting a Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder Is So Difficult—and What Actually Helps

One of the biggest challenges in treating bipolar disorder is actually accepting the diagnosis. Because, of course, if you don’t believe you have an illness, you won’t focus on managing it. Psychotherapist Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW, has run a group for individuals with bipolar disorder for over a decade.

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Shared by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S., Contributing Blogger October 4, 2018

Partner Spotlight: The Salvation Army

Since 1865, The Salvation Army of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky has made it its mission to “preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.” As a partner in ending homelessness we are proud to spotlight their efforts to “do the most

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Shared by Kevin Finn, President & CEO, Strategies to End Homelessness October 4, 2018

Overcoming the Bystander Effect: Who’s Responsible for Helping

I wonder if others think about the bystander effect or apathy.  Guest blogger, Laura Brownstone, LCSW has been a therapist for over 15 years. In this post, she shares her experiences with the impact of apathy on her community and the value of contributing to the common good. According to Wikipedia,

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Shared by Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger October 4, 2018

Our Children’s Services section chosen best in the region

Our Children’s Services section has been named best in the region by the National Association of Social Workers. The Ohio Chapter of the NASW selected HCJFS as the best of all public and private agencies in an 11-county area. NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS October 4, 2018

Deadline for Voter Registration (and address changes) is October 9th!

The deadline for voter registration is Tuesday October 9th. This is also the deadline to update your voter registration information if you have changed addresses. The following link, provided by the Hamilton County Board of Elections, enables you to check your Ohio registration status, and register online if needed. It

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Shared by Stefan Densmore, M.S., President/CEO United Resource Connection October 3, 2018

4 Conflict Resolution Skills

Conflict triggers strong emotions and can lead to hurt feelings, disappointment, and discomfort. When handled in an unhealthy manner, it can cause irreparable rifts, resentments, and breakups. But when conflict is resolved in a healthy way, it increases our understanding of one another, builds trust, and strengthens our relationship bonds.

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Shared by Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger October 2, 2018

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