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Medication for Depression or Anxiety

Gary Direnfeld

If you have been prescribed medication for depression or anxiety, it is important to know it can take a good four to six weeks before you truly feel the benefit. Unlike a Tylenol for a headache which usually reaches therapeutic level in about 20 minutes, medications for depression and anxiety literally takes weeks. If there are side affects, the most common being headache, nausea, upset stomach, sleep disturbance, most subside in two to three weeks.

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Nearly half of England’s care workers get less than real living wage, study finds

The Guardian

Exclusive: Campaigners say next government should match policy in Scotland and Wales ensuring adequate pay Nearly half of all care workers in England earn less than a real living wage, according to research. Analysis by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) for the Living Wage Foundation found that 400,000 workers in social care (43% of the workforce) in England are paid less than £12 an hour, the amount required to cover living costs.

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Parents: Launching Pads and Guidance Systems

Gary Direnfeld

At fourteen she was fawning over a guy. The guy was also fourteen. School was a distant afterthought for her. What she wanted was that boy. He was a decent boy. Naïve. Good family. She certainly distracted him. He was also her distraction. She needed distraction from her life at home. She put on a brave face. She presented so lovely. It was a mask. The mask covered all that she saw.

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‘I literally work to pay bills’: A care worker’s struggle to make ends meet

The Guardian

As research reveals half of care workers in England earn less than living wage, Matt shares his own struggle in the sector Nearly half of all care workers in England are paid less than the living wage, according to research. Analysis carried out by the Institute for Public Policy Research for the Living Wage Foundation found that 400,000 workers in social care are paid less than £12 an hour, the amount required to cover living costs.

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5 Must Haves for Case Management

Thousands of nonprofits rely on case management software to help collect data, manage programs, coordinate with agencies, and provide life-changing health and human services. Adopting a cloud-based case management platform is essential for nonprofits and government agencies to operate more efficiently and make better use of their funding and budget.

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Big Feelings, Tension, Fear…

Gary Direnfeld

Abandonment. That sense of being left behind. It’s so triggering. Then when the distance is bridged and the dramatic reconnection wears, the doubt sets back in. Then the sabotaging. Not sure if it’s oneself or the other. It’s just insecure again. The ambivalence creates tension yet again. It can’t be tolerated and away they go again.

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Victims of abuse in foster care shpuldn´t have to choose between compensation and justice

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Private foster care agencies in New York tell victims of abuse on their watch: If we don´t get a taxpayer bailout, you won´t get compensation for what was done to you. A lawyer for survivors apparently agrees. Last month, I wrote a column for the New York Daily News about the attempt by New Yorks´s private foster care, group home and residential treatment agencies to get a taxpayer bailout of up to $200 million.

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All About the Vagus Nerve

Beautiful Voyager

Vagus Nerve Notes gathered from various resources by Amanda Joyce Photo by Basil James In the past three months, my understanding of how to navigate my dysregulated nervous system has been super-charged through my learnings about polyvagal theory and the inner workings of the vagus nerve. I read Stanley Rosenberg’s seminal book on the topic and met regularly with an incredible somatic educator / coach, Amanda Joyce , who has helped me put the pieces together in a new way.