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The Corporal Punishment Question

What is Corporal Punishment? Corporal punishment, also referred to as physical punishment, is defined as any physical force used to cause discomfort or pain in response to an unwanted behavior. This form of discipline was widely accepted and used in schools across the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. In more recent decades, […]

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Elder Abuse

An Overview of Elder Abuse Among victims of interpersonal violence, older adults (generally, those 65 or older) have historically been overlooked. In recent years, though, efforts to understand, create interventions for, and prevent elder abuse have been increasing. Similarly to other forms of interpersonal violence, violence against older adults can include physical abuse, psychological abuse, […]

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Prevalence of Mental Health Issues in the US Mental illness is no stranger to most people in the US. It is likely that even if you have not experienced a mental illness personally, you know someone who has. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 US adults experience a mental illness […]

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Medication and Medical Equipment Shortages

The COVID-19 disruption of supply lines has had long-lasting impacts on the availability of medications and medical equipment across the United States. However, the shortages associated with the pandemic are not a new phenomenon. They have become a more prominent concern in recent years, increasing both in frequency and breadth. However, medication shortages are a […]

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Fireworks and Their Implications for Those with PTSD

July 4th and Fireworks Recently, those who live in the United States celebrated Independence Day on July 4th. While fireworks are utilized for numerous occasions and celebrations, they are most notably associated with Independence Day. These bright displays of pyrotechnics are widely used on the actual holiday, as well as the timeframes leading up to […]

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Refugee Health Care

As of 2019, there were over 3 million refugees and asylum seekers that have been resettled in the United States (click here to see how resettlement is distributed throughout the United States). While successful resettlement is a step forward in the lives of those who have been forced from their countries of origin, it does […]

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Child Abuse Within the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church and History of Child Sexual Abuse When you think about the Catholic religion, or any organized religion, child sexual abuse is not typically what might first come to mind. When people think about organized religion, more common connotations might include codes of conduct, moral standards, worship, and community. However, since entering the […]

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Technology and Human Trafficking

A Brief Overview of Human Trafficking Human trafficking is the exploitation of another person for profit, labor, or some other material or service. It usually involves some sort of manipulation of the victim. This manipulation may take the form of force, coercion, misinformation, or a number of other tactics. Many of them are dependent on […]

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Support Students by Supporting Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. It has been observed in the US since 1953, and became an official national holiday in 1980. The importance of teachers and their jobs is widely acknowledged. However, many professionals in the field have struggled to find support and resources. This inhibits their ability to provide […]

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Conference on Child & Family Maltreatment

Look for STM Learning’s table at the 38th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child & Family Maltreatment to check out all the titles we have available!┬áThis year, we’re offering a convenient and secure way to purchase online and have your order shipped directly to your home or business, so you can travel light and […]

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