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What a book from 1950 can teach us about living with kids with Lori Robinson

Release date: November 20, 2023

This is the second installment in a new segment in which a colleague and I examine classic and obscure books about kids from the past. We will be looking at what has changed and what has stayed the same to try to uncover universal truths and inspiration that you can use as you care for your own kids. This episode focuses on the introductory chapter of book from 1950 called How to Live with Children by Edith Neisser. My guest to help me with this effort is Lori Robinson, a social worker and therapist with years of experience working with children and families. She also is an autodidact with an exceptional capacity for contextualizing and putting into practice research on kids. More information about Lori is below.

Biography of Lori Robinson

Lori is an evolving social worker committed to promoting human rights and social justice through education, advocacy and the implementation of healing-centered programs and services. She spent much of her career working directly with diverse refugee and immigrant communities as a pre and post natal health care coordinator and medical case manager. She lived and taught in central Mexico for many years and continues to engage in social justice issues related to education and health that impact communities throughout the southwest and nationally. Lori is passionate about raising awareness on the impact that trauma and toxic stress have on human development, behavior, and health across the lifespan and the protective factors that build resilience in our lives. She is an active member of her community and participates on a variety of boards and committees focused on the intersection of health and human rights.

Currently, Lori works in an urban public high school providing counseling for students with individualized education plans and a therapist in a private practice in Tempe, Arizona working toward clinical social work licensure. She is a certified Triple P Positive Parenting clinician, an Emotional CPR trainer through the National Empowerment Institute and sits on the Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education & Prevention. Finally, Lori is a proud mother and grandmother, humbled by the complexity of caregiving and moved by the impact that loving, supportive relationships have on our ability to move through the joys and sorrows of life. You can reach through Linkedin.




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