Anna-Maija Lee

Author's details

Name: Anna-Maija Lee
Date registered: 19 October, 2015

Biography

Anna-Maija is a mother to five highly energetic world changers, a Licensed Social Worker, and a graduate student at the University of Southern California, working to attain her Master of Social Work. Anna-Maija’s primary concentration of study is Community Organizing, Planning and Administration. Since graduating from the College of Saint Scholastica in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, Anna-Maija has developed a passion for building healthy communities and stronger family systems. For the past 4.5 years, Anna-Maija has worked for a community mental health center providing school-based mental health services to students as part of their high school curriculum. As an intern with the SISGI group, Anna-Maija will research topics including; grief and loss experiences of children and teens, the benefits of wrap around services pertaining to families touched by incarceration, and the impact of pornography addiction on family structure.

Latest posts

  1. Best Practices For Grief: Parental Incarceration — 18 February, 2016
  2. Best Practices For Grief: Death and Divorce — 9 February, 2016
  3. Best Practices for Grief – Parental Deployment — 17 November, 2015
  4. Best Practices for Grief: Foster Care — 16 November, 2015
  5. It’s Grief To Me – Death, Divorce, Incarceration, Deployment and Foster Care — 2 November, 2015
  6. Grief and Loss – Grieving Children in the U.S. — 19 October, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Best Practices for Grief: Foster Care — 2 comments
  2. It’s Grief To Me – Death, Divorce, Incarceration, Deployment and Foster Care — 1 comment

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Feb 18

Best Practices For Grief: Parental Incarceration

Building onto our current series, this post looks at grief and loss experiences of children and teens impacted by parental incarceration.  Previously, this series explored the grief and loss experiences of children and teens touched by foster care placement,  parental deployment and death and divorce. 2.7 million children in the United States have an incarcerated parent.   …

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Feb 09

Best Practices For Grief: Death and Divorce

Previously, this series explored the grief experiences of children and teens impacted by parental deployment.  This series continues with the focus shifting to the impacts of death and divorce on youth today.   Below is the third video in our video series highlighting best practices for educators, teachers, and other key players in the lives …

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Nov 17

Best Practices for Grief – Parental Deployment

This series began with an introduction of multiple grief experiences of youth in foster care placement.  This series continues with a look at parental deployment and its impact on youth. Multiple relocations.  Loss of friendships.  Loss of pets.  Parental deployment.  Death.  These are a few of the many grief experiences military children and teens in …

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Nov 16

Best Practices for Grief: Foster Care

We remove them from their homes with promises of a better life.  We elude them with dreams of safety and a life free from the trauma and pain that often silences the voices of this population of children and teens living in foster care.   Often, key players in the lives of foster care youth …

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Nov 02 2015

It’s Grief To Me – Death, Divorce, Incarceration, Deployment and Foster Care

When I graduated from high school, I never intended on going back. Then 13 years later, I found myself walking the halls of someone else’s high school thinking about that period of my own life that was so fraught with darkness. But this time my role was different. I was different. I was a mental …

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Oct 19

Grief and Loss – Grieving Children in the U.S.

Each of us are impacted by grief and loss.  For some, the words “grief” and “loss,” signify the pain one feels after they’ve lost a loved one to death.  For others, the words “grief” and “loss” have a different meaning. November 19, 2015 is Children’s Grief Awareness Day.  In an effort to help spread the …

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