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Woman with arms around older family member
June 21st 2017

According to the 2015 National Alliance for Caregiving/AARP Caregiving in America report, nearly half of all family caregivers are "somewhat stressed" and more than a third are "highly stressed."

Father and child
June 14th 2017

In the United States, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. The holiday provides a time to celebrate the contribution that fathers and father figures make in our lives.

A woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was an influential figure in the establishment of Father's Day. After the death of her mother, her father raised six children by himself. This was very uncommon at that time, as many widowers placed their children in the care of others or quickly married again.

Woman working outside on picnic blanket
June 7th 2017

One of the main benefits of taking online courses is the flexibility to do your work whenever you wish, wherever you are. With beautiful weather finally here, it’s a perfect time to take your learning outside!

Mother loving on young child
May 30th 2017

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to pay special attention to the more than 400,000 children and youth in foster care. There's an overwhelming need for individuals, families, and communities to become involved as foster parents, respite providers, volunteers, or mentors of children who need an adult role model.

The National Foster Care Month website is full of resources to help support children, youth, and their families, especially those involved in foster care. Some ways to help include the following:

Memorial Day
May 26th 2017

Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It is a day of remembrance, a time to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

Young businesswoman
May 23rd 2017

Developing a career plan will help you assess your skills and interests, explore what careers might be a good match for you, as well as determine what additional skills or training you may need to reach optimal career success.

Career planning is helpful for anyone at any age or stage – whether you are still in school or not, seeking to improve your skills to advance in your current field or interested in changing your job or career entirely.

Beautiful mature woman sitting outside
May 16th 2017

Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, this is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams get a new or second start. Older Americans are working longer, living longer, striving for wellness and advocating for themselves and others more than ever before.

Each May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads Older American’s Month, providing a special opportunity for the nation to learn about, support, celebrate and recognize our nation’s older citizens.

Two children kissing mom  on cheek
May 12th 2017

In the United States, the celebration of Mother's Day began in the early 20th century when, following her mother’s death in 1905, a woman named Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day as a day of personal celebration between mothers and families.

Woman looking pensively out the window
May 9th 2017

Building a sober life after battling an addiction can be a daunting process. Addiction recovery takes a deep commitment and a lot of hard work and there are no shortcuts to putting an addiction behind you. However, there are some basic lifestyle changes that you can make that can set the stage for long-term success.

Focus on self-care as you move forward in the recovery process

Counselor consoling client
May 2nd 2017

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that may develop after exposure to a traumatic event. A traumatic event can be experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, physical or sexual assault.

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