Holding the Hope: A Path to Becoming A Social Work Educator

  • Nancy Meyer-Adams California State University, Long Beach School of Social Work
Keywords: parental loss, grief, social work career, educator, chronic illness

Abstract

This narrative describes events in the author’s family of origin which included numerous losses and complicated grief experienced by all family members. There were many obstacles put before this family and there was a social worker who intervened at a pivotal point in the author’s life. These experiences began a journey to a career in social work and social work education. This is a narrative about holding hope for others until they are ready to hold it for themselves.

Author Biography

Nancy Meyer-Adams, California State University, Long Beach School of Social Work
Nancy Meyer-Adams is the Director of the California State University, Long Beach School of Social Work. She is an Associate Professor and has been at CSULB since 2005. She has also served as the Undergraduate Program Coordinator and the Asscoiate Director and Coordinator of Academic Programs at CSULB.
Published
2016-10-18