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Dr. Barbara Petratos, DSW, LCSW leading FREE workshop on Meditation and Dream Work Group Spiritual Psychotherapy

Meditation and Dream Work Workshop It will be ongoing Thursday Nights at: 36 East 20th Street 6th Floor (around Broadway) New York, NY 10003 212-242-5716 Thursdays:  From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM FREE To All (both experienced and non … Continue reading

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Families in Support of Treatment (FIST) Event in Brooklyn – October 24th

Anyone who has been impacted by addiction in any way is welcome to attend. If you have lost a loved one and would like to participate in the presentation, please contact We also encourage attendees with loved ones who … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt on Human Rights

Where after all do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home—so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person: the neighborhood … Continue reading

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Sibling Abuse: Contributing Factors

Editor’s Note: This is a follow-up submission to the author’s earlier post on sibling abuse. To read the original article, click Although sibling rivalry and sibling abuse are terms often used interchangeably, they are distinct experiences.  Sibling abuse is characterized … Continue reading

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Being Accountable: Understanding the Daily Injuries of Racism

Editor’s Note: NASW-NYC in partnership with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, houses the Undoing Racism Internship Project students.  For more on anti-racist social work practice, please click here. From the major victories of the civil rights movement to … Continue reading

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Newtown Tragedy: Recommendations for Coping with the Psychological Aftermath

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in the news feed of the Columbia University School of Social Work site.  For a listing of resources around working with your clients or family around trauma, please click here. Have you found yourself … Continue reading

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How do you See me? A Poem

Editor’s Note: Gwen Butler is the 1st Vice President of the NASW-NYC Chapter.  She presented us with this poem at the 2012 Board of Directors Retreat, which resonated deeply for everyone in the room.  We wanted to use our blog … Continue reading

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