by browncow (211 Posts), Mon Jun 14, 2004 09:05 am
I'm a social worker and have applied to Tulane for '05 admissions to the joint masters Social Work/Law program (forensic and family, respectively). I've worked in gender specific (female) addictions treatment, domestic violence intervention, HIV awareness, and vocational rehabilitation. I'm also an adoptee and am active in adoptee's rights issues, specifically obtaining mental and physical health background information.
I'd like to start a nonprofit for long-term (five years or longer) female inmates being released and reintegrated into society (assistance with educational programs, family reunification, substance abuse/domestic violence/rape counseling, physical and mental health treatment, budget and independent living classes, et al). Released female inmates are more likely to experience depression, suicidal ideation, homelessness, and societal adaptability issues than their male counterparts (who generally have stronger familial and natural supports). Those who really want to succeed deserve a second chance.
Okay, off of the soapbox, I enjoy: reading, writing, photography, painting, cross-stitch (though that's taken a backseat with a 2 year old running the house), and beach trips. I once wanted to be on Trading Spaces but decided it'd only be work, it's more fun to watch!
I'm rather outspoken and have no problem contacting media-local and national-to draw attention to worthwhile causes.