Wediko Blog

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

Posted in: Clinical Interventions, Press & Publications  |  By:  | 

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

Summer Spotlight: A Storyteller is Born

Posted in: Blog, Therapeutic Summer Program  |  By:  | 
Luna the Turtle

Last June, in the days before I left for Wediko, I carefully checked off item after item on the packing list until I finally arrived at “props to make things fun.”  That flummoxed me.  What would be fun for seventeen-year-old girls was completely different than what would be fun for eight-year-old boys.  I didn’t know... Read more

The Importance of Saying “Thank You” at Work

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Saying "thank you" is hard for me. Letting my team members know they've done a good job just doesn't come naturally but it improves our working culture. Ask any of my past Wediko Summer staff members. At the beginning of each summer, I sit down with them to talk about our individual working styles, and... Read more

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