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News Items – April 29, 2022

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Donna Oriowo is a member:
Community Care — Not Just Self-Care — Is Key to Our Collective Wellbeing
“If self-care is about what you do for yourself, then community care is what you put into and what you are able to receive from the community you have built around yourself, as well as the community you live in,” says Donna Oriowo, PhD, LICSW, therapist, author and licensed independent clinical social worker.

Kim Schneiderman is a member:
Healing the Wounds That Bind, and Why They Don’t Define Us
Psychology Today
Children enter the world expecting that their bids for love and attention—for example, to be fed, held, diaper-changed, helped with problems—will be lovingly met by their parents, on whom they are totally dependent. They expect their parents to be curious about who they are as individuals, to be compassionate toward their emotional and physical pain, to remain calm when they are scared, angry, or hungry, and to remain connected to them when they have needs.

Diane Gould is a member:
Can You Grow Out of Autism? Common Misconceptions and How to Offer Support
Yet some autistic folks may develop different coping skills as they get older. For example, stimming preferences may change as an autistic person finds different ways to self-soothe. Diane Gould, a licensed clinical social worker and a therapist in Chicago, says that autistic individuals can become more adaptable, especially when they get the support they need. She adds that the inverse may also be true — people with ASD may become more rigid, anxious, and less willing to engage with the world if they don’t get the support and accommodations they need to thrive.

Joshua Davis is a member:
Fort Campbell Soldier shares experience as military child, Family values
Although there were challenges, Maj. Joshua Davis said growing up a military child gave him more opportunities than hardships and is the reason why he serves today.… “I became a licensed clinical social worker to help and serve those who chose to serve,” Davis said. “After 10 years, I’m still in the Army and I can’t imagine life without those choices. I chose to be a social worker because I always knew I wanted to help people.” Davis has been stationed at Fort Campbell since 2018 and recently returned from a deployment where his skills as a medical professional were put to the test under extreme circumstances.


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