Amy Ebbeson is the Clinical Director for Worcester Addresses Childhood Trauma. Prior to that, she taught undergraduates in the Health and Sociology Departments at Worcester State University and graduate students at Springfield and Wheelock Colleges in their Worcester for based Social Work programs. She earned a Master’s in Social Work from Boston University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology at Roger Williams University. She has worked, volunteered, and consulted for agencies throughout Massachusetts including, the Devereux School, City Year Boston, the Department of Mental Health, the Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women, and the Clemente Course in the Humanities. She is a 2018 Erskine award winner in Education. This award recognizes achievement in the field and commitment to racial and gender equity.
With a deep interest in finding and building community, Amy met Troy as part of the Worcester Lyceum in 2002. They remained in touch and reunited in 2019 to build the Project’s capacity to be trauma informed. When COVID became a part of all our lives, there was a need to find new ways to connect across difference. For so many issues, relationships are the magic that makes trauma bearable. Having relationships with people outside your demographic builds trust, social cohesion and decreases isolation. This is exactly what we need now and in the post-COVID future. Please join us as we build social connections to alleviate social problems!