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Working with love

In People on May 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

By: Enid Lindenberg

For Melanie*, being a graduate student at Edinboro University is hard enough. She has to balance her classes, reading, and schoolwork as well as her graduate assistantship. She works 18 hours a week to lower her tuition costs.

Melanie also works a second job at a local veterinarian hospital, milks cows on a local dairy farm every morning during the week, and is a single mother of a precocious four-year-old with Down’s syndrome. On top of all of her responsibilities and commitments, she suffers from anxiety and depression.

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Different programs, similar solutions

In Organizations on April 9, 2012 at 11:41 pm

By: Enid Lindenberg

Mental health practices range far and wide throughout the United States, whether as a part of a college, school district or even corrections facility. People who suffer from mental health problems are not as widely in the minority as thought in the past and although the issue isn’t broadcasted daily, it is noticed and there are active measures being taken.

Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit

Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit

At the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit #5, Nancy Maloney works as an autistic support teacher, teaching children ages 5-9 (kindergarten through 2nd grade) who cannot participate in the regular education setting.

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Working Against Yourself

In Defining The Problem on March 1, 2012 at 11:30 am

By Enid Lindenberg

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Sample Social Security Card

Those of us born from about 1980 through 1994 are known as Generation Y. Though the timeline is not concrete, one thing is: we are the children of the “baby boomers” and most of us know that by the time we reach the age most of our parents are at now, there will be no Social Security left for us.

During 2012, approximately 45 million Americans will receive Social Security benefits, whether it is from retirement, disability or survivor or family benefits. This year will be yet another with no increase in Social Security compensation even though the government anticipates a small cost-of-living increase next year.

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