Sophia Carrodeguas Initiative Assistant - National Catholic School of Social Service firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophia Carrodeguas is a student at The Catholic University of America and is working as Catholics For Family Peace’s Initiative Assistant and Registrar for the National Symposium Hope, Help, and Healing: A Catholic Response to Domestic Abuse and Violence. She is working to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in both Social Work and Theology. Ms. Carrodeguas also intends on completing her Master’s Degree in Social Work using the 5-year track offered at the University, and becoming a licensed social worker in Florida subsequent to graduation. Ms. Carrodeguas has a background working with clients in an inpatient crisis facility, Banyan Health Systems in Miami, Florida, that assists those with mental health and substance abuse issues. She has been licensed in Abuse and Neglect, Attachment Disorders, Family Systems, Medication Management Core Training, Crisis De-escalation/T.E.A.M Code, Seclusion & Restraint training, 2015 Security Awareness Training, 2015 HIPAA Training, 2014 HHS Modules 1- 4 Training, Emergency Medical Conditions and the Baker Act Training, Individual Rights and the Baker Act Training, Suicide Prevention Training, JARF Crisis Stabilization Unit, Single point of access & Mobile Crisis Clinical Staff & Emergency Screeners. Using her Cuban Hispanic background, Ms. Carrodeguas has also worked with Guatemalan immigrant farm workers and their families in Lake Worth, Florida. Ms. Carrodeguas has also accepted a summer position assisting children at Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, an organization whose mission is to promote the equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or visually impaired. As she completes her academic studies and continues in her future career, Ms. Carrodeguas hopes to continue serving the many diverse vulnerable populations of our communities.
Erin Fleishman Initiative Assistant - National Catholic School of Social Service email@example.com
Erin Fleishman is a Social Work and Spanish double major in the National Catholic School of Social Service and School of Arts and Sciences at The Catholic University of America. Originally from northern Arizona, she enjoys living, studying, and working in DC, and she especially appreciates being so near to the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.
Erin began working for Catholics For Family Peace in September 2016 -- only a few months after returning from a semester abroad in Costa Rica, where she honed her Spanish and communication skills, and a summer pilgrimage to the Holy Land and World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland. Erin enjoys the constant challenges that come from working for a national initiative. Her time at with Catholics For Family Peace has helped her to develop her professional communication skills, organization, efficiency, and understanding of Catholic teaching on domestic abuse. Erin enjoys working on special projects, managing the website, collecting research, designing social media posts, and supporting our wonderful staff.
When Erin graduates in 2018 with a Bachelors in Social Work (BSW), she plans to study one more year at The Catholic University of America to earn her Masters in Social Work (MSW). After that, Erin wants to keep using her Spanish proficiency to serve vulnerable Latino populations. It is her greatest passion to defend the teachings and beauty of the Catholic Church under the guidance of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and she hopes to be a voice for the Church, proclaiming the Truth with her life.
Lindsey Frechou Research Assistant - National Catholic School of Social Service firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsey Frechou is a second year Master's in Social Work student at The Catholic University of America. Lindsey works for Catholics For Family Peace Education and Research Initiative as a Research Assistant, assisting with communications, social media, design, and research. She is the resident staff manager at a maternity home in Washington, D.C. and case management intern at Miriam's Kitchen. Lindsey aspires to be a licensed clinical social worker and focus her work on women, children, and trauma.