Social Work Conversations
About This Show
From the University of Kentucky College of Social Work
Hosted by Dr. Blake Jones
Produced by Jason Johnston
Here we explore the intersection of social work research, practice and education. Our goal is to showcase once a month the amazing people associated with our college and give our listeners practical tools they can use to change the world.
Each month we have a conversation with a social work practitioner, researcher, educator or speaker to learn more about their life and work. This podcast is intended to be instructive and helpful as we explore social issues and challenges faced by the modern day social worker.
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Most Recent Episode
Episode 7 – Trauma Informed Practice: Understanding the Roots of Behavior in Children and Adults with Sarah Ascienzo
Dr. Jones talks with Sarah Ascienzo about trauma-informed care, best approaches to trauma in children & families and how to practice self-care while still being an effective social worker.
ACE Study – Adverse Childhood experiences
Kentucky’s Division of Behavioral Health – Trauma-Informed Care:
Sarah Ascienzo, MSW, LCSW has over 15 years of experience working with children and families in a variety of roles, including work as a case manager, forensic interviewer, and clinician. For the majority of her career Ms. Ascienzo has worked as a clinician in both community and school-based settings with children and adults adversely affected by trauma. She currently teaches in the Master of Social Work program at UK and works as a clinician and research assistant at the UK Center on Trauma and Children. Her current research interests include investigating mediators and moderators of trauma-focused treatment outcomes, gender-based differences in symptom progression during trauma treatment, treatment attrition, effective interventions for secondary traumatic stress, and the implementation of evidence-based practices and trauma-informed care. Ms. Ascienzo completed her Master of Social Work degree from Colorado State University in 2005 and is currently a doctoral student in the College of Social Work here at the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Jones: [00:00:01] Today I’m joined by Sarah Ascienzo. Thank you so much for joining me.
Sarah : [00:00:05] My pleasure. It’s nice to be here.
Dr. Jones: [00:00:06] It’s really nice to meet you. I was saying before the we started here that I don’t really know you very well you’ve helped me. I really appreciate your help on some classes that we’ve taught together but I’m really interested to get to know you as a person and kind of your research interests so I want to make sure that I get this right. You are a doctoral candidate here in our college.
Sarah : [00:00:28] Correct.
Dr. Jones: [00:00:28] Where you are at in the program?