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Kansas School District Accepts Rachel’s Challenge to Reduce Bullying
By Terry Vittone | Posted on 12.10.2015 | with 0 comments
When a Kansas school district needed to decide how to spend charitable funds donated by the local Rotary Club, one principal suggested a bullying reduction program that could benefit all students.   Read more »
How We De-Escalate Aggressive Individuals in Our Healthcare Setting
By James Spoerl | Posted on 12.10.2015 | with 10 comments
Trouble calls can turn into stand-offs, with an excited person holding staff at bay. Here are the steps I’ve learned from years of settling situations as a security captain in our psychiatric facility.    Read more »
A Doctor Told Us to Lower Our Expectations for Our Son With Special Needs. Here's What Happened Next.
By Becky Benishek, Terry Vittone | Posted on 12.07.2015 | with 2 comments
Mark and Margaret were shocked when their son’s doctor told them to “lower their expectations” just because he had autism. That’s why they created this innovative program to celebrate special gifts.    Read more »
It’s Time to Teach (and Learn!) Effective Classroom Management Strategies
By Randy Boardman | Posted on 12.03.2015 | with 6 comments
Now you can learn these classroom management strategies to support students with special needs, improve test scores, expand parental support, and reduce disruptions.  Read more »
How to Choose a Gift for Someone With Dementia
By Kim Warchol | Posted on 12.02.2015 | with 0 comments
It can be hard to include a loved one with dementia in your holiday plans, but they can and should be part of the celebration. Here are two kinds of gifts you can give, plus tips for giving the best one: your time.  Read more »
therapeutic use of self
By Kim Warchol | Posted on 12.02.2015 | with 0 comments
Dealing with difficult behaviors? Try the therapeutic use of self to help someone make positive behavior change.  Read more »
How to Navigate the Holidays With Someone on the Autism Spectrum
By Pam Sikorski | Posted on 11.23.2015 | with 3 comments
Weird food. Loud noise. Changes in routine. The holidays can overwhelm someone on the spectrum. But here are tips to make your festivities less stressful (and more fun!) for everyone.  Read more »
Providing Person-Centered Dementia Care for Our Veterans
By Dr. Marvin Stubbs | Posted on 11.23.2015 | with 2 comments
After we trained staff across the board on our campus, even a resident who seemed to have no ability to function responded to dementia-capable techniques.  Read more »
managing workplace depression
By William Badzmierowski | Posted on 11.20.2015 | with 1 comments
While attitudes and practices at work can contribute to mental health problems, your workplace can and should contribute constructively to mental wellness. Here's how.  Read more »
VA Community Living Centers Awarded for Dementia Capable Care
By Tony Jace | Posted on 11.20.2015 | with 0 comments
“By interacting on a deeper level with our veterans, we learned that a man who 'wandered' into everyone’s room had been a mailman. He now joyfully delivers toiletries and notes to each room.”  Read more »
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