I am a 27 year employee of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. I have spent my career attempting to assist traumatized youth and families. I was raised in Crown Heights Brooklyn and have had my share of personal trauma throughout life and I have been able to connect with children and families understanding the impact of trauma. I recently graduated from Excelsior College with a Master’s in Liberal Arts with a focus on Issues in Today’s Society. My thesis has been published as an Academic textbook: Child Abuse Victims and Combat Veterans with PTSD. My father was both an abused child and a wounded veteran of the Korean War. I experienced his PTSD and his means of self healing through education, entertainment, and alcohol. I am a cancer survivor and a family man. I look forward to blog posts and conversation that may help others understand and dig in with the many underdogs out there that just need a champion.