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Career or Mission?

When I embarked on my journey into social work almost 9 years ago I was driven by my desire to support the recovery and healing of children and young people who have experienced trauma. 418 more words

Social Work


Wow! I just read No Matter What by Sally Donovan.

If you have time, I’d recommend that you use your time to read this. What an incredible and compelling exploration of trauma, healing and hope, reminding me again that EVERYTHING is possible. 60 more words

Social Work

How to carry secrets without carrying shame: a step-by-step guide

As a survivor of sexual abuse and sexual violence it has taken me a long time to learn to carry my secrets without the  accompanying shame, because shame and secrecy are intertwining hallmarks of abuse. 604 more words

Social Work

On Processing Trauma

Today is a weird day. I had class, then work, then I had to see Dr. White again (which was kind of a mess), then my regularly scheduled therapy session. 637 more words

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Siblings, Trauma, and The Body

I’m not even sure how to begin this conversation.  I think it’s easier written than spoken right now.  I’ve been thinking about it for the last couple of weeks, not sure how best to talk about it or how I feel about it, but today is it.  2,419 more words