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Video: Providing A Safe Space

As an intern at East Hill Medical Center in Auburn, New York, last spring, School of Social Work graduate student Tasha Washington ran several support groups, conducted assessments and diagnoses, and developed treatment plans for clients. “I’ve always wanted to provide people with a space where they can feel safe enough to feel heard in a non-judgmental way and get their needs met,” Washington says.

Washington earned her master of social work (M.S.W.) degree in May and is now a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) employed as an alternative school site manager in the homebound program of the Syracuse City School District. “Once I started (at East Hill Medical Center) I knew then that this was something that I was able to do. I am a minister as well and I really hope to use that to connect (clients) to the resources that they may need in the community.”