LICENSED CERTIFIED SOCIAL WORKER-CLINICAL (MD)
LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER (VA)
CERTIFIED SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT PROVIDER (VA)
After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Catholic University and a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland, Jennifer first entered the field of social work as a Child Protective Services social worker, working primarily with Spanish speaking families around issues of child physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and exposure to domestic violence. Over the past twenty years, Jennifer has worked and volunteered in a variety of settings and agencies helping with families who have experienced some form of abuse. Jennifer has held positions as a supervisor, therapist, educator and case manager. She has in depth experience in prevention, investigation, identification, education, evaluation and treatment regarding offenders, child abuse victims and non-offending caretakers. She has advocated for change to protect children and prevent abuse. Jennifer is bilingual Spanish / English.
THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW
Child sexual abuse is an issue which affect us all. It is present in every neighborhood, in every socioeconomic group, every racial group, every ethnicity, every religion, from the least to the most highly educated among us. It affects the famous as well as the forgotten. It can happen to infants as well as teens. Experts in the field have found anywhere from 1/3 of girls & 1/6 of boys to 1/10 of all children will experience child sexual abuse sometime before they turn 18.
Most children never report being abused.
Most people who abuse are never caught.
90% of victims are abused by someone they know, like, love or live with.
We can, as a society, prevent most childhood sexual abuse.
For the times we cannot prevent abuse, we can help to end it sooner.
Please commit to helping end child abuse.
The first step is by raising awareness and becoming educated about the issue.
Contact Jennifer Alvaro