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Dream Therapy Helps Troubled Children

Social worker Dolores Ripper (right) celebrates her 80th birthday with other staff at Tykes & Teens in Palm City, FL. Photo by Alex Boerner.

Cheers to in Florida for this article on social worker Dolores Ripper, MSW, who uses dreams to help young clients overcome physical and sexual abuse and other traumas. Ripper works for Tykes & Teens, a nonprofit counseling service in Palm City.

Ripper, who recently celebrated her 80th birthday and is still going strong, encourages clients to write and act out their dreams as a way of resolving deeper issues that are troubling them. It is not traditional therapy but it does appear to help children express themselves, an expert quoted in the article said.

“That is my joy. That is my passion in life. And when I get a child in here, they bring me their dreams if they have them,” Ripper said.

To learn more about how social workers help children visit the National Association of Social Workers Help Starts Here Kids & Families Web page by clicking here.

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