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Social Worker Forms Support Group for Parents, Guardians of Abuse Victims

Cheers to the Berkshire Eagle in Massachusetts for this article about how National Association of Social Workers member Will Turner, MSW, is starting a support group for the parents and guardians of abused children.

Turner, who lives in Pittsfield, said his Raising Heroes Group group is vital because physical and sexual abuse of young people is common. Roughly one out of four girls and one out of six girls will be sexually abused or assaulted by the time they are 18 years old,  he said.

“Though we’re always trying to find ways to empower people who have been abused or caring for someone who is abused, the best ideas of how to handle situations come from each other,” he said.

To learn more about how social workers help young people overcome life’s hurdles, visit NASW’s “Help Starts Here” Kids & Families Website by clicking here.

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