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The Caribbean Family: The Willie Lynch Syndrome

When you look back at the life, experiences, and history of the black Caribbean or black American people and want to know why we operate the way we do, the letter below explains it all. The Willie Lynch Syndrome Here in Jamaica, over 200 years after his death, the Willie Lynch syndrome is prevalent in… Continue reading The Caribbean Family: The Willie Lynch Syndrome

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The Caribbean Family: Examining Family Diversity in The Caribbean

The family is the genesis of all societies. It is our most basic economic, political, and social unit. It is within the family unit that individuals first learn the value of work and the worth of their possessions. It is within the family that individuals first experience authority, cooperation, and governance. The Family Families teach… Continue reading The Caribbean Family: Examining Family Diversity in The Caribbean

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The Caribbean Family: Single-Family Homes

Being from the Caribbean, I can speak to the reality of the family there. I grew up in a nuclear family with two parents. However, my family dynamic changed when I was a teenager, and my mother became the head of the household. This is commonplace in Jamaica, seemingly the norm, but it shouldn’t be.… Continue reading The Caribbean Family: Single-Family Homes

Career Development

Career Development: How to Deal with Dysfunctional Teams

Unfortunately, there is a bit of dysfunction in every team. People are not perfect. They make mistakes and are flawed. This is true in every arena; from the sporting arena to boardrooms, and from five-star restaurants to large corporations. Imperfect people exist in education, retail, politics, and medicine. Dysfunctional Teams It is a commonality for… Continue reading Career Development: How to Deal with Dysfunctional Teams

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Career Development: How to Use Holistic Approaches to Manage Workplace Stress

Holistic Approaches for Stress Management Having a baby, a flat tire, moving to a new neighborhood, a new job; are all examples of stress. According to the Oxford dictionary (1996), stress is pressure or tensions. It can also be defined as any demand placed on a person that requires a response. Not all stress is bad;… Continue reading Career Development: How to Use Holistic Approaches to Manage Workplace Stress

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Career Development: How to Identify the Factors Contributing to Stress at Work

The Factors Contributing to Stress in the Workplace Stress takes shape in two main forms, everyday stressors, and catastrophic stressors. The stress experienced in the workplace can belong to either of these categories. Everyday stressors can further be sub-divided into life events and daily hassles (Garrison and Bly, 1997). A change in working hours, trouble… Continue reading Career Development: How to Identify the Factors Contributing to Stress at Work

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Career Development: The Impact of Stress on Work Productivity

Identifying Stress Symptoms and Their Impact on Work Productivity Individuals react to stress differently, but each person begins with the same physiological response. Stress responses place a lot of demand on the body and mind. Extreme stress response can be deadly, as the result may take the form of chronic disease; such as heart disease… Continue reading Career Development: The Impact of Stress on Work Productivity

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Career Development: Sophie’s Place, Socio-cultural Difficulties for the Disabled Pt 4

Sophie's Place Sophie’s Place is a haven for mentally and physically disabled children in Jamaica. Socio-cultural Difficulties Socio-culture is defined as of or involving both social and cultural factors according to the Lexicon student dictionary. The socio-cultural difficulties facing Sophie’s Place are many and include economic deprivation as the families for these children are not… Continue reading Career Development: Sophie’s Place, Socio-cultural Difficulties for the Disabled Pt 4

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Career Development : Sophie’s Place, Career Development Resources Available Pt 3

Sophie's Place Sophie’s Place is a haven for mentally and physically disabled children in Jamaica. Human Resource Sophie’s Place provides a substitute home for severely mentally and physically challenged, dependent, neglected children attempting to restore their broken lives. To accomplish this goal Sophie’s Place employs the assistance of long- and short-term volunteers, administrative staff, an… Continue reading Career Development : Sophie’s Place, Career Development Resources Available Pt 3

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Career Development: Sophie’s Place, Career Development for the Disabled Pt 2

Sophie's Place Sophie’s Place is a haven for mentally and physically disabled children in Jamaica. Career Planning Approaches Duane Brown (2003) agreed with Super (1976, p. 4) when he wrote that career is “... the course of events which constitutes a life; the sequence of occupations and other life roles which combine to express one’s… Continue reading Career Development: Sophie’s Place, Career Development for the Disabled Pt 2