March is Social Work Month and today we celebrate Victoria Carr, therapist supervisor for our Prevention Department.
Victoria Carr has been with NY Foundling for the past 5 years. During this time she was promoted from therapist to therapist supervisor because of her strong clinical skills and work ethic. Prior to entering the social work field, Victoria was an actress and dancer.
Victoria enjoyed being in someone else’s shoes and moving the audience as she felt it was therapeutic. Victoria decided to go back to school to finish her bachelor’s degree in creative art therapy and later decided to pursue her mental health counseling degree at Fordham University. Victoria worked at Four Winds and interned at Riker’s Island before beginning her career at NY Foundling where she has directly serviced over 50 families.
“To me being a strong social worker means truly listening, being there for someone when they need, and showing empathy. In this field we never really know the impact we have on the clients we work with, but if we can help them see something differently, or become motivated enough just to get connected to other services then I know we’ve been successful.”
While this blog series only highlighted a few of our amazing social works, we would like to extend our thanks to all of our social workers, case planners, and entire staff for the hard work you do for the children and families of New York!