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This Social Worker is Using Creative Storytelling to Help Her Young Clients Deal with Trauma

Healing from trauma via personal narrative is a hot topic, but Dr. Meagan Corrado noticed a glaring disconnect in the literature. Corrado places the genesis of her own approach, now called Storiez, between finishing her master’s degree in social services at Bryn Mawr College in 2009 and launching her doctorate degree in social work degree at Penn, which she completed this year. “The literature and the training I was going to was saying, ‘The trauma narrative is so important,’ but it didn’t actually say in detail what a trauma narrative could look like,” Corrado said. “You’re talking about this in theory, but then when you’re sitting down working with the client, what does this look like?” Co

Long Beach Social Worker Elected as Democratic Party Representative

Social workers’ unique education and perspective makes them arguably more qualified than any other profession to serve politically in their communities. Jennifer Vallejo, a licensed clinical social worker from Long Beach, decided she wanted to use what she’s learned as a social worker to represent her community. After an unsuccessful bid in 2014, in June of this year Vallejo was elected as a member of the Democratic Party Central Committee representing Assembly District 70 (San Pedro, Long Beach and Signal Hill). She attends monthly meetings and, along with the rest of delegation, advocates for the residents in her district. Not only did she win, she received the second-most votes of the mor

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