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12 Sales Strategies for Success

Posted August 1, 2017 | By Tricia Hussung

Many business professionals begin their career in sales positions, and for good reason: Sales is a key component for a profitable company. In fact, “The caliber of the salesperson, in a B2B environment, is the most important factor influencing prospects’ decisions to buy,” according to Yahoo Small Business.… Read More

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Suggestibility: A Need for Greater Awareness and Understanding

Posted July 31, 2017 | By Jerrod Brown and Anthony P. Wartnik

This article is from Volume 3, Issue 1 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.

Introduction

Afflicting 2% to 5% of the U.S.… Read More

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know

Posted July 31, 2017 | By Manfred Tatzmann and Jerrod Brown

This article is from Volume 3, Issue 1 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.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when an external blow to the head results in an alteration of brain function (Menon, Schwab, Wright, & Maas, 2010).… Read More

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Competency to Stand Trial (CST): A Need for Greater Understanding and Further Research

Posted July 31, 2017 | By Jerrod Brown

This article is from Volume 3, Issue 1 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

The rate of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnoses increases somewhere between 10% and 17% each year (Baio, 2014), making this disorder the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2015; Van Naarden Braun et al., 2015).… Read More

Common Myths and Misconceptions About Youth Firesetting

Posted July 31, 2017 | By Jerrod Brown, Kathi Osmonson and Don Porth

This article is from Volume 3, Issue 1 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.

Introduction

Youth who engage in firesetting behavior can create serious problems, both for themselves and the community surrounding them.… Read More

Youth Firesetters Need a Multidisciplinary Approach to Intervention

Posted July 31, 2017 | By Jerrod Brown

This article is from Volume 3, Issue 1 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.

Youth firesetters sometimes present with a wide array of mental illnesses (e.g., mood and anxiety disorders), behavioral disorders (e.g., ADHD and conduct disorder), learning disorders, and less-than-optimal environmental conditions (e.g.… Read More

4 Top Health Care Trends of 2017

Posted July 7, 2017 | By Tricia Hussung

There has been rapid change in the United States health care system in recent years. Health care organizations have encountered emerging trends related to payment models, regulation, technological advancements, workforce transformation and more. In addition, population models are shifting fast: “To be sure, both payer and provider executives will continue to plan for the projected 80 million Medicare beneficiaries in 2030.… Read More

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

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