Nurit Yastrow, L.S.W.
MSSA, Class of 2010
Program: Two-Year Full-Time Program
Concentration: Direct Practice
Specialization: Children, Youth and Families
Licensure: LSW (Licensed Social Worker)
Preferred Population: Survivors of trauma, specifically abuse/violence
|Why Social Work?
I feel a sense of social responsibility. I feel like, if someone’s going to change it, it has to be me. I always wanted to help people, to work in direct service – but the social justice aspect [of social work] can’t be ignored.
Hometown: Deerfield, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Miami University of Ohio, College of Interdisciplinary Studies, B. Phil., Interdisciplinary Studies (Development of Children with Exceptionalities)
Mandel Scholar, 2008-2010
Co-Director of Programming, Mandel Council for Student Community Leadership
MSASS Relay for Life team member
Study Abroad: Guatemala (Child Welfare Track):
Favorite thing about Cleveland: The feeling of the neighborhoods. It’s way different than suburban living.
Favorite thing about campus: The architecture is nice. Campus makes Cleveland feel more accessible.
Adoption Health Service, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Cystic Fibrosis Center at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Current Employment: Social Worker, Lighthouse Youth Services, New Beginnings
Nature of the work: Individual and group therapy with adolescent girls in a community-based residential setting.
Future plans: Continue learning more about my new position and advancing my knowledge and experience with this population. I am also working towards achieving my LISW.