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Victoria Grinman

Exploring the Possibilities and Opportunities for Post-Traumatic Growth Among Parents of Children with Autism

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“I became really aware that the way we help parents, will ultimately impact the children that they have.”

Victoria Grinman

In this episode, our guest Victoria Grinman describes the history, logistics, and aspects of post-traumatic growth, and the difference between post-traumatic growth and resilience. She discusses her research involving post-traumatic growth experiences among parents of young adult children with autism, and emphasizes the importance of training practitioners to identify the signs to post-traumatic growth as well as consider relational aspects in order to treat the family and child more holistically.

Victoria Grinman, LCSW-R/ LICSW, CFTP, is a dual-Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York and Massachusetts and is the owner of Growing Kind Minds LLC. She served as a lecturer at Boston College School of Social Work and Columbia School of Social Work. She is currently a PhD candidate at Adelphi University. Ms. Grinman’s current research explores the experiences of posttraumatic growth in parents of young adult children with autism. This research was born out of over a decade of administrative and clinical experience in program coordination and clinical work with individuals with difference in life perspectives, and their families.

Interviewer: Kathleen Knaak, PhD, LMSW

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