Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center, Inc.

Identity Theft

In Independent Living on March 4, 2015 at 10:23 am

By Kyra Schleef, HR Specialist/ Compliance Officer

About 1 in 20 Americans are affected by identity theft. Recently Anthem,  Inc., the parent company of such health insurance providers as Blue Cross and Blue Shield, was hacked. The names, birthdates, and social security numbers  (SSNs) of up to 79 million people have been put at risk. How is that dangerous? That kind of information is ripe for the crime of identity theft.

Achieving Goals In the Face of Peer Pressure

In Life Changes on February 24, 2015 at 1:52 pm

By Lisa Painter

It is important for everyone to think of his or her goals in life. Goals give you something to pursue and fight for. Most people don’t have just one goal, and then are finished forever. So, when you finish a goal, typically you will invent another goal, then so on and on. When you set a goal for yourself, it is encouraged to develop small steps of what you need to do to achieve that goal, comparable to climbing a ladder. Using the ladder imagery, you can visualize that at the top rung your goal is there. You will start on the bottom rung and slowly climb up to the top. Once you reach the top, you have successfully reached your goal.

Family Rules

In Independent Living, Life Changes on January 16, 2015 at 9:23 am

By Diana Lee, Coordinator of Client Services, Fresno

Family Rules are rules the ENTIRE family follows.  This establishes what parents want from their children and what children need from their parents.  Children learn best by following an example through a direct experience.  When a parent follows the family rule and a child observes this, it keeps the family on the same page.  Successful families do not run on “do as I say, not as I do.”


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