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Graduated with Masters of Social Work Degree, University of Calgary, Alberta

Since the spring of 2015 I had been attending Distance Learning with the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada to complete my Masters of Social Work Degree in June 2017.

Studies in this Clinical Master’s program focused on Child Welfare and children’s trauma-informed studies. My practicum and Capstone summary specialized in Child Advocacy Centres addressing child sexual assault and severe physical abuse and neglect.

A secondary field of study was the Supervision of social workers, creating contracts for learning and practice allowing agency goals being met with professional development co-occurring.

As an experienced Casework Supervisor in a Child Welfare agency since 1999 my skills have grown considerably over time, reaching a much higher level of understanding and practice since completing a Masters of Social Work Degree.

I look forward to continuing my Social Work career and contributing to society by assisting vulnerable persons as best I can using my personal and professional skills and abilities. Thank you.

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Calgary Premiere of the documentary “Swift Current”

Tonight attended the Calgary Premiere screening of the documentary “Swift Current”, a powerful conversation of child sexual abuse in organized hockey in Canada. Sheldon Kennedy went on to star in the NHL for three teams but carried the terrible memories and trauma of sexual abuse by Graham James, a Junior hockey coach while playing for the Swift Current Broncos as a teenager.

SWIFT CURRENT – Official Trailer from Marcel Herman Films on Vimeo.

Now, Sheldon Kennedy is a strong vocal advocate for standing up for children who are being abused, giving them a voice and inspiring people around the world to take action to stop child sexual abuse and get services and resources to children traumatized by child sexual abuse. See more about Sheldon Kennedy and the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Center in Calgary Alberta, Canada.

Calgary Flames Foundation lead sponsor.


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Fort McMurray Wildfire Update

Time lapse video footage from Edmonton Journal’s Twitter feed of forest fire hitting city limits of Fort McMurray Alberta.

Cars, trucks and buses can be seen on the side of the highway in different places, many of them abandoned due to heavy forest fire smoke entering the engines and causing them to stall with the lack of air supply, or the drivers were so overcome with smoke inhalation they had to leave their vehicles for safety.

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Fort McMurray Wildfire

Worries about the people in Fort McMurray, Alberta as their city of 80,000 people has been ordered to evacuate due to a large forest fire burning into the edge of this northern Alberta city.
All Albertans are sending prayers to the families for their safety during this difficult time.