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Peer Support Workshop for Grieving Children now available online

Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth and families who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. Traditionally, Camp Erin partners with grief organizations to offer bereavement camps where youth learn to grieve and heal. In 2022, they expanded their reach by launching Camp

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 30, 2022

Federal Student Loan Repayment Pause Extended

Required Federal Student Loan repayments will be suspended while the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether the Federal Student Loan forgiveness program has proper authorization. Federal Student Loan repayments were previously paused in March 2020 to help people who were struggling financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Borrower balances have effectively

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 26, 2022

Resources & Tips for Developing Childhood Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to pause, to reflect and give appreciation for one’s many blessings. But gratitude doesn’t have to be reserved solely for holiday rhetoric; an attitude of gratitude is an important part of everyday living. Psychological studies have demonstrated evidence that having gratitude actually improves

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 24, 2022

Summary of VA Dependents’ and Survivors’ Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers an 8 page pdf that summarizes the benefits available to families of veterans. There are a number of programs available to families of veterans, including programs to serve these families even after the veteran has died. The pdf can help families identify

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 16, 2022

New applications for Federal Student Debt Relief are presently not being accepted

Two federal courts have ruled that the federal student debt relief program may not have proper authorization. Consequently, the processing of applications that have already been received by the program will be be delayed until the federal court cases are resolved favorably. Even though the processing of applications had stopped

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 15, 2022

Application for Federal Student Debt Relief

UPDATE: A federal appeals court has ruled that the federal student debt relief program may not have proper authorization, and has requested a review which will delay processing of your application. You can still complete an application online, receive an automated email confirming your application was received, but the processing

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Shared by United Resource Connection October 17, 2022

Drugs.com Provides Tools & Helpful Information about your medications

Drugsite Trust publishes an informational website about medications, which is designed for both consumers and health professionals, in partnership with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. It has a number of FREE online tools that can help with common medication issues. The tools include a pill identification tool, a drug

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Shared by United Resource Connection October 7, 2022

The Significance of Black History Month

This Month is Black History Month, which is officially recognized by the United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland, and the Netherlands. Black History Month originated in the U.S., where it is also known as African-American History Month. The precursor to Black History Month was Black History Week which was first

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 10, 2021

6 Tips When Fighting and Arguing

1.) Do not look for inconsistencies in the story line. ■ This will make our partner feel as though they need to edit their words in their head and doing so with impact their ability to authentically express themselves. This also creates a dynamic where the facts are given far

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Shared by Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger September 9, 2020

Fault Finding: Who is to Blame?

The antidote to an excessive tendency to blame ourselves is to realize that: The issue is not guilt, fault or blame; the issue is human imperfection. We are still worthwhile human beings in spite of what happened. It was not a crime and we are not guilty. A more appropriate

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Shared by Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger August 13, 2020