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What is Sport Social Work?

January 6, 2022

The full episodes of our Instagram live mini-series, “What is Sport Social Work?” are now available on our YouTube page. 🎙🎬🎥 Stay tuned for more mini-series from ASWIS 👀 Thanks again to all are guest experts: ⭐️ Dr. Stacy E. Kratz, Ph.D., LCSW, CAP ⭐️ Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW , Oakland Roots Sports Club…

Understanding Antonio Brown

January 3, 2022

Antonio Brown has a history of concussions which can lead to CTE. One symptom of CTE is “erratic behavior.” Calling a “tantrum,” an “incident,” a meltdown shows a lack of understanding and knowledge. Antonio Brown has a meltdown at the hand of the #Jets and #BraxtonBerrios pic.twitter.com/RGhSYpyrOu — Miller (@mmmmillah) January 2, 2022 Brown and…

Expressing Your Gratitude

December 28, 2021

A few days ago, my six year old son, Jaxon, and I were having mommy-son time at the “beach park” by our house. “Mommy?” he asked, “what are 3 things you are grateful for?” I answered, “you, waking up this morning, and spending this time with you in nature.” And then I asked him, “what…

Reflecting on the 2021 Season with the Oakland Roots Sports Club

December 15, 2021

As I reflect on this last season with the Oakland Roots Sports Club of the United Soccer League (USL), I am filled with gratitude and appreciation!! A purpose driven club that prioritizes athlete mental health!! It has been my privilege to get the opportunity to know and support the players, on and off the field.…

My Thoughts on the Kyle Beach Story

October 25, 2021

Last night I read about Kyle Beach and watched his video interview on ESPN SportsCenter. I really appreciate him and support him 100%, for being able to come forward, as a male professional athlete, about being sexually assaulted by his male coach. Kyle is helping so many people that he’ll never even meet, by doing…

Icing on the Cake: Impact

October 18, 2021

Emrah Klimenta of the Oakland Roots Sports Club recently spoke up about mental health in a postgame interview and in a written piece. I want to share Emrah’s words and my reaction with you… In professions where we serve the mental health of humans, it’s often the case that we provide support and then are…

Sexual Assault Is About the Abuse of Power and Authority

October 9, 2021

You’ve probably heard the news about the National Women’s Soccer League coach who was accused of sexual assault. Sexual assault is about the abuse of power and authority. Research shows that sexual abuse happens in all sports and at all levels. I have some thoughts… There is physical and psychological impact on the athlete, that…