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Social Worker from Guatemala Visits BWH

Martha Burke, LICSW received a gift from Visiting Scholar Vicky Tojin.
Martha Burke, LICSW received a gift from Visiting Scholar Vicky Tojin.
BWH?s Department of Social Work chose resiliency as their theme this year, so it?s fitting that Social Work and Care Coordination invited Vicky Tojin, a Guatemalan social worker and civil war refugee who embodies the definition of resiliency, to spend a week as a visiting scholar this May. Tojin was born to Mayan parents in Guatemala at the start of the civil war, which would go on to claim over 200,000 lives, mostly Mayan, over a 36 year period. In response, she devoted herself to learning how she could support others in their struggle to heal from trauma. Continue reading “Social Worker from Guatemala Visits BWH”