By Anne Evans-Cazier, LCSW | August 25, 2020

I was 5 years old and lying in a hospital bed, all alone except for my new puppet, Pinkie. A Pink Lady volunteer had given it to me when visiting hours were over and the nurses made my mom leave, hospital rules. I remember holding Pinky so tight all night, my body tense and still…

Family, expert discuss talking about current events within interracial families

By Anne Evans-Cazier, LCSW | August 24, 2020

Originally Posted: ABC27, By: Priscilla Liguori Posted: Jul 22, 2020 / 05:12 AM EDT / Updated: Jul 23, 2020 / 07:07 AM EDT PALMYRA, Pa. (WHTM) — With months of protests and reports of police brutality, it can be difficult to talk to kids about what’s going on around in the country. Some therapists are getting…

La Nona’s Sweater

By Calvert F. Cazier, PhD., MPH | August 18, 2020

In December of 1967, I was living in the small city of Bergamo in Northern Italy. It was a beautiful place, located in the foothills of the Alps. The people living in this community were friendly and hospitable to our group of young American boys (19 – 21 years old). We were living in a…

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