Category Archives: Social Responsibility

Thoughts from India

I have been in India for the holiday break, currently in Hyderabad, a major city in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. As you may have heard, India has been in an uproar in reaction to the violent sexual assault … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Growth, Social Responsibility

“Never Worry Alone”

Today’s tragedy stuns the nation. It generates conversations even as it breaks hearts. Facebook is plastered with personal statements. Statistics. Most of it is about guns, and gun control. There is another important aspect to this tragedy: the access to … Continue reading

Posted in School Psychology, Social Responsibility

Gettin’ Jilly wit It (Na na na na na). Ladies and Gentlemen, Dr. Jill Bloom

First off, to all of those mocking my reference to “rapper” Will Smith’s Big Willie Style, I’ve got one thing to say: No love for the haters…. (Mad cause I got floor seats at the Lakers)……. ((See me on the fifty yard … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical PsyD, Personal Growth, Social Responsibility

“Americans don’t have hairdos” and Other Cultural Insights

I asked a friend of mine from Croatia, an Advertising grad student at BU, to share his biggest “criticism” of American culture, and he vehemently responded with, “Americans don’t have hairdos.” While I am very open about critiquing American culture, … Continue reading

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What happens now?

Sometimes all I think about is helping kids, teachers, and their families. Finding the right resources, creating the correct plan, marshaling a team of caring adults to foster a young student’s academic and emotional success. But what happens when an … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Growth, School Psychology, Social Responsibility

Judgement-free servings of potatoes

Most Sunday afternoons this semester have been a combination of pre-Monday jitters in anticipation of the busy day and a mad dash to finish x, y, and z assignments and readings. These afternoons are typically fueled by my most recent … Continue reading

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Holla’ BARCC, Young’n (Hooo Hooo!)… The Annual Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Gala!

One good thing about Boston is its availability of volunteer opportunities. Given my interest in social-justice-oriented issues, I chose to get involved with Boston Area Rape Crisis Center in an effort to play a role in challenging the gender-based power … Continue reading

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NOLA 2012

Hello Everyone!  Sorry that I have been out of the loop for a little bit, but I just got back this past weekend from my trip to New Orleans.  As I previously have written about, I was one of eleven … Continue reading

Posted in Counseling Psychology, Personal Growth, Social Responsibility

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Last Friday for my substance abuse class, my group and I gave our presentation on family issues relating to substance abuse.  I must say, I think this was one of the best group presentations I have given so far in … Continue reading

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C.A.R.E.

This April I will be going on a service trip to New Orleans as part of MSPP’s C.A.R.E. (communities assisting relief efforts) team.  Earlier this fall I attended an information session about C.A.R.E. and after learning more about opportunities to … Continue reading

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