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Department Stores in Decline: Why Retail Sales Are Down

Posted June 26, 2017 | By Tricia Hussung

With department store giants such as Sears and J.C. Penney closing flagship stores at a rapid pace, the retail sales decline has been making headlines, especially over the last two years. Due to years of building new retail spaces only to be eclipsed by the rise of online shopping, traditional retail is in trouble.… Read More

Bioethical Issues in Health Care Management

Posted June 2, 2017 | By Tricia Hussung

As medical technology advances at a rapid pace, health care professionals are tasked with examining the resulting ethical dilemmas. This is where bioethics comes in. By applying the principles of ethics to the field of medicine, bioethics aims to investigate and study how health care decisions are made.… Read More

5 Best Brand Ambassador Programs

Posted May 23, 2017 | By Tricia Hussung

Brand ambassador programs are a powerful advertising tool used to promote businesses via word-of-mouth marketing strategies. The most successful brand ambassador programs can both increase brand awareness and enhance marketing efforts. In practical usage, the term “brand ambassador” can have two meanings, according to Ignite Social Media: “It could mean fans who are just really passionate about a brand or product and share their love on their own accord, or it could mean a branded, deliberate program by a company to find, embrace, and engage their biggest fans.” For our purposes, we’re referring to the latter.… Read More

How to Start a Drop Shipping Business

Posted May 9, 2017 | By Tricia Hussung

Drop shipping is a popular retail business model among aspiring entrepreneurs, as it allows the business owner to avoid owning or storing inventory. With drop shipping, business owners can buy products from a wholesaler and ship directly to their customers. As eCommerceFuel explains, “The supplier will ship the product directly from their warehouse to your customer, and charge you only for the price of the shipped item.”

Here’s how it works, according to A Better Lemonade Stand:

  • A customer arrives at your online store and makes a purchase.
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    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Sexually Inappropriate Behaviors: Important Reminders for Criminal Justice and Forensic Mental Health Professionals

    Posted April 30, 2017 | By Jerrod Brown, Cody Charette, Jodee Kulp, Diane Neal, Anne Russell, Aaron Trnka and Ryan Chukuske

    This article is from Volume 2, Issue 4 of Forensic Scholars Today, a quarterly publication featuring topics from the world of forensic mental health. Click to view or save a PDF of this article.

    FASD and Sexually Inappropriate Behaviors

    Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a lifelong condition resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE).… Read More

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): An Introduction for Correctional Professionals

    Posted April 30, 2017 | By Gabrea Anderson, Jerrod Brown, Bethany Hastings and Carlo A. Giacomoni

    This article is from Volume 2, Issue 4 of Forensic Scholars Today, a quarterly publication featuring topics from the world of forensic mental health. Click to view or save a PDF of this article.

    Professionals working in correctional settings are likely to encounter individuals who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).… Read More

    Human Service Forensic Behavioral Health Practitioners: Roles and Responsibilities

    Posted April 30, 2017 | By Jerrod Brown and Janina Cich

    This article is from Volume 2, Issue 4 of Forensic Scholars Today, a quarterly publication featuring topics from the world of forensic mental health. Click to view or save a PDF of this article.

    Human service-forensic behavioral health practitioners (HS-FBHPs) play a critical role at the nexus of the mental health and criminal justice systems.… Read More

    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Detoxification Centers: A Call on Withdrawal Management Professionals to Become FASD-Informed

    Posted April 30, 2017 | By Jerrod Brown, Rae Mitten, Cody Charette and Bob Rohret

    This article is from Volume 2, Issue 4 of Forensic Scholars Today, a quarterly publication featuring topics from the world of forensic mental health. Click to view or save a PDF of this article.

    Abstract

    This article explores the challenges associated with identifying and diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in detoxification centers throughout the United States.… Read More

    Human Services with an Emphasis in Forensic Behavioral Health: The Role of Advanced Education in Enhancing Care for Clients

    Posted April 30, 2017 | By Jerrod Brown and Janina Cich

    This article is from Volume 2, Issue 4 of Forensic Scholars Today, a quarterly publication featuring topics from the world of forensic mental health. Click to view or save a PDF of this article.

    Forensic Behavioral Health education provides concentrated curriculum on the key concepts, skills, and topics necessary for human service professionals to effectively work with criminal justice-involved individuals enduring mental illness and other related concerns.… Read More

    What Is Drop Shipping? A Beginner’s Guide

    Posted April 17, 2017 | By Tricia Hussung

    Drop shipping is a retail business model; however, it differs from traditional models in that the owner only purchases product from a vendor when an order has been placed by a customer. This eliminates the need to own or store inventory and opens up a wide range of opportunities for entrepreneurs.… Read More

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