Wediko Blog

Summer Spotlight: Counting the Days

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Today, May 5, 2015, marks: 46 days until students arrive for the 2015 Wediko Summer Program and 271 days since I last dipped my feet into Black Pond, did cartwheels on Otter field, or played James Bond with the boys in the Arthur Ashe cabin (aka my Double A boys). Yes, those are the exact numbers and no, I’m... Read more

Q&A: Wediko welcomes Mik Oyler, M.Ed., as Director of the Wediko Summer Program

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Mik Oyler, M.Ed., Wediko Summer Program Director

Wediko Children's Services is proud to welcome Miklos "Mik" Oyler, M.Ed. as the new Director of the Wediko Summer Program. Mik comes to Wediko with a passion for empowering youth, dedication to facilitating healthy staff culture, and a history of strengthening clinical programming. From holding a Master of Education in Psychology from Springfield College to more... Read more

National Autism Awareness Month: A Wediko Connection

Posted in: Blog, Clinical Interventions  |  By:  | 

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)

Posted in: Blog, Working at Wediko  |  By:  | 

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

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