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National Autism Awareness Month: A Wediko Connection

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Like so many others, my first exposure to clinical work was my first summer at Wediko.  I encountered a diverse population of both staff and children and, in addition, was introduced to children with a variety of needs.  Along with many of the challenges a first-year staff experiences and overcomes in their first summer, one... Read more

Wediko’s 4th Annual Climb For Kids: Stepping up for children’s mental health

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On Sunday, April 12th, 2015, Wediko hosted the 4th Annual Climb For Kids stair climb event at One International Place in Boston, MA. This event served the dual purpose of bringing together supporters of Wediko’s mission while raising the funds necessary to support our services. The valuable contributions made by individual and corporate donors yielded just... Read more

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

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