Planting Seeds 4 Hope: Tiffany

Planting Seeds 4 Hope: Tiffany

Colorful cubbies for the children at her in-home daycare Pet birds keep the home lively Her passion from children is what drives her to go the extra mile for her foster children.  By Adrianne Pearl Gimenez  It’s a bright afternoon and Tiffany’s daughter Taylor...
The Power of a Voice: Breaking the Silence of Shame

The Power of a Voice: Breaking the Silence of Shame

How Speaking up can Stop Child Abuse.  By Adrianne Pearl Gimenez At the start of 2019, child abuse came to the forefront of media attention with the release of “Abducted in Plain Sight”, “Surviving R. Kelly”, and “Leaving Neverland”. The exposés shocked and captivated...
Intern Reflections- Alexis Salazar

Intern Reflections- Alexis Salazar

Intern Reflections Alexis Salazar University of St. Francis Bachelor’s in Social Work Graduating May 2019 I started off as an education major. I loved working with kids, but I wanted to do more than teach children. Social work is so broad, there is so much you...
Intern Reflections- Kaleigh O’Neal

Intern Reflections- Kaleigh O’Neal

Intern Reflections Kaleigh O’Neal Aurora University Master’s in Social Work specializing in Child Welfare and Forensics Graduating May 2019 My senior year of high school, I became really close with my social worker. I decided to pursue social work because...
Intern Reflections- Tessa Botka

Intern Reflections- Tessa Botka

Intern Reflections Tessa Botka Aurora University Master’s in Social Work specializing in Child Welfare and School Social Work Graduating May 2020 Before pursuing my masters, I was attending law school and working in a law office. In the office I enjoyed talking...