With Love, From the ER | Rosanelly Garcia | TEDxOakParkWomen

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This Talk delivers a poignant look at the first-hand experiences of a social worker, from the inner city streets of Chicago to the front lines of an ER. Rosenelly Garcia explores the journey taken to understanding that when the human spirit decides to rise up, resilience and resounding strength answers boldly. Rosanelly Garcia is committed to providing support, guidance and direct service to diverse communities. An advocate and proponent for the rights of at-risk youth and adults, she has worked with adults released from prison, children detained by immigration, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and homeless youth and families. She serves as the National Association of Social Workers district chair, and is a committee member for Chicago Police Department - working alongside grassroots organizations that aim to impact the city’s violence.

As a trauma social worker at Mount Sinai’s emergency room, Garcia brings an innovative, caring approach to the patients. She launched Sol Survivor, which provides support bags of essential items and to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She attended Northeastern Illinois University and got her MSW from Loyola University. She’s alsoan adjunct professor at St. Augustine College. She and her husband have a 3-year-old son. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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