Blog Posts

The damage created by child sexual abuse

In today’s video blog I talk about how sexual abuse creates long term damage.  I welcome your thoughts, comments, suggestions, and rebuttals 🙂

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2013

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is about raising awareness for the prevalence, prevention, and resources around sexual violence.  The official color is teal. For most of my career I have focused on raising awareness around the prevalence.  1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before the age of 18.  And […]

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To tweet or not to tweet...

Or share, pin, stumble upon, and on and on…… that is the question. One sign of relatively good mental health is being able to acknowledge your weaknesses without it defining you or sending you into a major depressive episode.  Here it goes….I have no idea what the heck I’m doing when it comes to social […]

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Stories on healing from sexual abuse: part 2

I've gotten some feedback from people who think their story/process is not where it should be, therefore not worthy of sharing.  I talk more about what healing might look like wherever you are in the process in this video.  Please let me know if there are any additional questions.

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Social Work in Private Practice

Social Work Month is an opportunity to educate about the profession of Social Work.  In this video I talk about the roles I’ve had as a Social Worker leading up to and including Private Practice.

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Stories of healing for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

This year for Sexual Assault Awareness Month I would like to share stories of hope and healing.  In these videos I talk about my goal and how we can make it happen. Ready to join me?  Please feel free to share with the buttons below with anyone who you think might have a story to […]

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Celebrating Social Work Month

Are you asking yourself…why and what is Social Work month? If so, I’m glad you asked.  I’m happy to take this opportunity to tell you. But first, what image or idea comes to mind when you hear or think social work or social worker?  Well there you go.  That’s why 😉 .  Social Work Month […]

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I've been accepted....

well, technically this blog has been accepted, in to the Mental Health Writer's Guild.  It is a compilation of blogs related to various aspects of mental health, many written by people who have struggled themselves in some way.  Additionally, they work to end the stigma around mental health issues.  Thank you to all of you […]

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Opening up

My first video blog!  You know the saying….you never know until you try, well here we go.  In an effort to be more consistent with posting, I have decided to step outside of my comfort level and do a video.  It’s much easier for me to talk than to write 😉 . In this first […]

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