I fear What the past will do to me In the future - Yehuda Amichai, Concrete Poem Part 1 Through the Eyes of a Trauma-Informed Social Worker Last year, 20 years after receiving my Master’s Degree in Social Work I completed an 18 month certification in Child and Parent Psychotherapy with an emphasis on treating [...]
Social Workers and Social Work Self Care Social work self care: Some years ago I owned and operated a yoga and wellness studio in my hometown. One day when I was participating in a Mindfulness and Meditation class there was construction going on outside affecting the building and our space. As we sat cross-legged, eyes [...]
Understanding Sensory Integration and Processing: Why It Matters To Children Sensory integration: Any parent of multiple children knows that children (and adults for that matter) can interpret the same situation very differently. Who hasn’t heard, “You love ‘Carrie’ more than me” or “You never make John do chores but I’m always doing stuff.” If I [...]
Are You Considering Getting Your Master of Social Work Degree? When you begin to consider earning a Master of Social Work degree, you most likely recognize that this is no ordinary career choice. In most cases, you have not come to this crossroads in search of your highest paying option or out of a need [...]
Bullying prevention has been in the national spotlight for almost a decade now as schools have attempted to increase awareness and respond to increase rates of teen suicide and depression. Bullying Prevention:Understand Bullying and How to Help Part 1. Too Close to Home As a social worker, child therapist, and mother of two school-age children [...]
Early Childhood Trauma: The Misinterpretation of Misbehavior in Young Children. How Social Workers Can Help!
Early Childhood Trauma: The Misinterpretation of Misbehavior in Young Children According to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Education. During the 2013-14 school year over 6,700 children attending public pre-school were suspended 1 to 4 times from school. Yes, that’s right – PRESCHOOLERS suspended from school. There are various systemic reasons contributing to the [...]
Social Worker Amy Chong, LCSW Shares Her Experience and Decision to Join The Women's March January 21, 2017, was a historic day in our country and around the globe. Regardless of personal stances on the Women’s March, never before have we seen the likes of such a movement as the “Woman’s March on Washington.” How [...]