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A Call for Comprehensive Vocational Rehabilitation for Substance Abusers

By: Gregson Gordon

Career development specialists and substance abuse treatment facilities can enhance treatment outcomes by incorporating comprehensive vocational rehabilitation. Seeing as there is an increase in the percentage of unemployed persons who abuse illicit drugs, and there is an increase in persons who are fortunate enough to receive substance abuse treatment, the argument could be made (and should be made) for comprehensive vocational rehabilitation for substance abusers.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Lean in and Lift as We Climb

By Dannette Gomez Beane

We have giants in our field that we aspire to be; and then there are those who aspire to be like us. This inspiring article describes four women’s desire to "lean in" and responsibility to "lift up.” Avoiding dependency will allow for emerging professionals and accomplished executives to grow with balance.

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Independent Practice

Career Interviews as a Resource for Career Professionals

By Meg Gerry

Learn how a career professional created career interview videos after reflecting on her services, her client's needs and relevant career theories. Committing to a career goal often involves a significant investment of time and money. The more we can assist our clients in learning about a profession they are considering, the fewer surprises there will be.

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K-12

Comprehensive Career Guidance Program for Grades 1-12 Schools: An International Application

By Mauli Mahajan

A comprehensive career guidance program was developed for Grades 1 to 12 in India, with the purpose of providing students with successful educational experiences. The program was pilot tested before implementation. Through collaborative effort by the career team, teachers, parents and the community, the program was implemented and evaluated.

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Post-Secondary

Career Challenges Kuwaiti Youth Face

By Sheetal S. Swamy

Providing young Kuwaiti nationals career development guidance can lay the foundation to a fruitful career journey. Addressing the career challenges faced by Kuwaiti youth will promote economic growth of the nation.

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Workplaces

Talent Management: The Crusade to Retain Employees

By Bret Anderson

Employees are organizations' most valuable resource. The Certified Career Service Provider credential equips practitioners with the tools to assess employees' satisfaction and employability skills. Through meaningful questions, employees are retained and engaged in their careers.

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NCDA News

NCDA Announces New Organizational Membership

By Deneen Pennington, Executive Director

As NCDA enters a new fiscal year, several membership and program changes are being implemented. In light of the growth as a professional association, the NCDA Board of Trustees aims to keep the mission in mind as well as excellent member benefits and services.

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Tech Tips

Simplified Screencasting with Screencast-O-Matic

Screencasts are an effective tool for facilitating learning, collaboration and communication with teams and with clients or students. Ideally, screencasts should be planned in advance with a written script, be recorded in a quiet location, and be between one to three minutes. Screencast-O-Matic https://screencast-o-matic.com/home is an intuitive software with a free and low cost Pro version. The free version includes features allowing users to record screencasts up to 15 minutes and publish the video files to YouTube. The Screencast-O-Matic Pro version ($18/year at the time of writing this article) provides longer recording times, more advanced editing tools and multiple publishing options.

- Tip provided by John Johnson, JohnJ@dcccd.edu

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