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Three reasons a career in social work is worth the stress (Social Work Awareness Month, Part III)

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As I round out my final year in the Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) Program at Wheelock College, I am arguably at one of the busier stages of my life. With a full course load, a community-based research project, and a split internship within the MassSTART and Living With Loss grief support program at Wediko,... Read more

Five reasons I love being a social worker (Social Work Awareness Month, Part I)

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When asked about my job, my initial response is never that I am a therapist, or an admissions manager, or work at a residential treatment center. My first response is always: “I’m a social worker!” I start with social worker because I feel it best describes how I think about my work and my clients. Then,... Read more

Real-life social workers focus on family preservation (Social Work Awareness Month, Part II)

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The media frequently portrays this as brooding, parent-hating, disgruntled, overworked, and bitter individuals gleefully removing screaming children from parents amongst a broken state system.  During my tenure as a Social Worker, I have always been intrigued and dismayed at the portrayal of social workers on television and in the media. I have only encountered this... Read more

Resistant parents or “Warrior heroes?” New research helps schools and counselors understand family reactions

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Amy C. Sousa, Ph.D. Wediko Children’s Services is proud to highlight the accomplishments of our Executive Director, Dr. Amy C. Sousa, for her recent publication in Disability Studies Quarterly. Her article, “Crying Doesn’t Work: Emotion and Parental Involvement of Working Class Mothers Raising Children with Developmental Disabilities,” analyzes in-depth interviews with low-income mothers, raising children with significant... Read more

Family therapy is essential for effective adolescent resident treatment

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In her article "Bridging the Distance, a Clinical Phase Model of Family Therapy," recently published by the Journal of Contemporary Social Services, Johanna Creswell Baez focuses on the relationship between the Wediko School and the families of our students. For families considering Wediko, it's important to understand how integrating the family into the treatment program... Read more

Wediko Children’s Services Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon

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New York City, NY - March 2, 2015--Wediko Children’s Services will become an Official Charity Partner of the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon. The race will take place on Sunday, November 1, 2015. “Wediko is beyond excited to partner with the TCS New York City Marathon as an official charity partner,” said Colin Sullivan, Wediko’s... Read more

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