Therapist in the Hood: How a Nuebie Therapist came to love the People she worked with, and then tried to make a difference

Wed, Mar 4 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm free and open to the public

East Brunswick Public Library
2 Jean Walling Civic Center
East Brunswick, NJ 08816


Hi, I would like this event notice to appear on February 26, which is a week before this program, which will be on March 4.  The contact information I wish to appear in the notice, different than my personal email above, is ebhadassahprogramming@gmail.com. Thank you so much. Linda Lidor

The East Brunswick Chapter of Hadassah presents:

Therapist in the Hood: How a Nubie Therapist Grew to Love the People she Treated—And then tried to make a difference

A conversation with author Lisa A. Sturm about discovering the ties that bind.   

A free public program, 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the East Brunswick Public Library,
2 Jean Walling Civic Center

Before the ink had dried on her graduate school diploma, Sturm was hired to treat all the women and adolescent girls who entered a counseling center in Irvington, NJ. In a narrow office, and later in clients’ apartments doing in-home therapy, she heard tragic stories of abuse and trauma, occasionally laced with moving accounts of resilience and hope. These experiences inspired Echoed in My Bones, her 2019 debut novel about twin sisters, one who looks black and the other who passes for white, who are separated at birth and raised in neighboring NJ towns—but worlds apart.

She has joined forces with Tasha Moore, a business professional who grew up in Newark, to design a SAFE ZONE program for at-risk girls (which will incorporate brief readings from the book). Their goal is to help prevent, and if necessary help respond to, sexual abuse and assault. Twisted Road Publications, is donating 40% of all sales from author events to two organizations that mentor inner-city girls: Girls; Live, Love, Laugh in Newark and Berry’s Butterflies in Orange, NJ. The book is also being considered for the United Way of Greater Newark’s My Very Own Library program.

 

For further information, email ebhadassahprogramming@gmail.com.