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    academic support services in York University, I once came across a family who was distressed about their child’s education. The student had experienced adversity during first year, which led to poor grades and as a result, unable to continue his studies, and jeopardized his student visa. The family vented their frustration, confusion and was overwhelmed by the situation. As I spoke to the student in private, he demonstrated signs of isolation, guilt, shame, and felt pressured to continue school. Through these interactions I recognized some potential symptoms of depression. First, I made an appointment with the family and the student to meet with my seniors. I assisted my supervisors with the assessment of his case, discussing potential interventions and liaised with the appropriate departments. During the appointments, I, along with my supervisors, utilized active listening, reframing, and goal settings skills to provide the student and their family tools to cope with the situation and put it into a different perspective. Guided by my supervisor, I continued to follow up with him to ensure his overall…

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    Reflection Worksheet Introduction The Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective (PNWHC) has been part of the community since 1984 and providing the women of the Manawatu region with information and support on a wide range of health and well-being issues. The PNWHC offers free services such as pregnancy tests and cervical screening, and low cost services including counselling and natural therapies (The Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective [the PNWHC], 2014). The PNWHC was not my first…

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    Opportunities that I could have done something more about Networking with other social and community services in the community I appreciate that the PNWHC gave me a lot of learning opportunities during my placement. I enjoyed attending monthly members meetings hosted by Community Service Council (CSC), and Manawatu Abuse Intervention Network (MAIN) because I was able to meet social workers and key workers from a wide range of social and community service agencies in Palmerston North. Listening…

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    the use of informal helping networks, offering assertive community involvement by case managers, and to emphasis the relationship between client and case manager. In the early 1980’s, strength-base case management was implement in community mental health center and eventually in a statewide system of psychiatric institution, beginning a systematic new approach to working with clients (Rapp & Chamberlain, 1985). The client would set goals, that would set as their blueprint for the work that…

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    Jointing AFJROTC has changed my overall attitude of how I view the Air Force. It has allowed me to get a better insight on how things are run in the Air Force. AFJROTC has allowed me to build my character and leadership skills through structure, discipline, activities and community service. AFJROTC builds character and leadership through discipline and structure. AFJROTC does so by creating a certain set of rules with certain punishments if you don’t follow them. This class helps you learn that…

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    On Tulane.edu, I came across the Tulane Center for Public Service and found various CACTUS programs that I hope to become part of. I intend to continue my philanthropic work at Tulane by volunteering at student organizations such as the Global Public Health Brigades, Best Buddies Tulane, Food for Thought and Action, Habitat for Humanity, and HATT. Throughout high school, I've worked with several nonprofit organizations, including TOPsoccer, Education Rocks, and Food for the Poor. I believe that…

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    Last year I was selected by the Kiwanis to receive a scholarship for my dedication and hard work. Now that I have the opportunity to run for office, I would love to be able to give back to the Kiwanis through Key Club. For several years, I have been involved with helping the community. I have been dedicated to P.A.W.S. and the San Diego Humane Society, as well as helping the kids in the La Mesa Spring Valley School District. When I started with these organizations, I could not wait, especially…

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    My experience at the Houston Food Bank was rewarding, fun, and enlightening. It was rewarding knowing that I was filling bags of rice to help those in need. At one point, I went outside and saw a long line of vehicles waiting to get food, and that, made volunteering worth it. It was an enlightening experience because I have always thought the Houston Food Bank was for homeless people, but it is not. It is for working people who have a hard time buying groceries after paying their bills. Don't…

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    Service is important to me because it allows for growth in a person’s selflessness like no other action can. In this country, it is extremely easy for a person to turn a blind I to suffering and need, which is unacceptable. A few years ago I adopted the mentality that my actions and achievements are not for myself but for the betterment of the community around me. With that being said, it’s important to me to give back and assist the community in as many ways at possible. Service creates the…

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    It allows the associates who partake in Depot Day, to take pride in the fact that they are assisting in their local community and making a difference. The service’s provided by Office Depot allows the customer sound technological advice rather than a sales pitch. Many times just taking the time to sit and explain how some of the new technology features work, allows the customer to better relate to the product and become more open to technology rather than to avoid it. Take for instance the time…

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