Mental Health Intern

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ORGANIZATION: Mommy's Heart, Inc.

We are seeking a compassionate and highly skilled Licensed Mental Health Professional with
specialized expertise in treating trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and working with abuse
survivors to participate in our pro-bono mental health program at Mommy’s Heart to provide no
cost counseling to abused parents and children facing retaliatory lawfare by their abusers in
court. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to providing evidence-based therapeutic
interventions to individuals who have experienced various forms of trauma. This role involves
assessing, diagnosing, and developing comprehensive treatment plans to support clients on their
journey to recovery.

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About Mommy's Heart, Inc.

Location:

930 Fifth Avenue, 4H, New York, NY 10021, US

Mission Statement

Mommy’s Heart, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, which provides free legal representation and mental health services to fit mothers and children, who have been subjected to intimate partner violence and have been victimized by the abuses and civil rights violations of the family court system.

Description

The family court system lacks essential domestic violence training and disproportionately favors men over women, allowing alleged abusers to weaponize the court system and use the child as a pawn to perpetuate the torture of their ex partner, who is often punished for speaking out about the abuse. In a 2019 study conducted by George Washington University Law school professor Joan S. Meier, mothers, who reported child abuse, lost custody of their children to their abusers 30 to 50 percent of the time. Custody litigation can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and has depleted many families of the necessary resources to fight and protect the best interests of their children. High conflict custody cases further exacerbated by family court abuses and civil rights violations make finding competent legal counsel with expertise in this area that much more expensive and challenging. The stress of navigating a very dysfunctional family court system corrupted by special interests stacked against the protective mother and the safety and well-being of her child is traumatizing in and of itself, especially when that mother has just escaped an abusive partner and is now faced with the fear and possibility of losing her child to her abusive ex. Counseling and other therapeutic and supportive services by licensed mental health professionals are essential to helping these women validate their experiences, cope, heal, and maintain their emotional and psychological strength while combating a parent's worst nightmare.

CAUSE AREAS

Crisis Support
Immigrants & Refugees
Women
Crisis Support, Immigrants & Refugees, Women

WHEN

Mon Jun 10, 2024 - Sun Sep 08, 2024

WHERE

930 5th Avenue4HNew York, NY 10021

(40.77376,-73.96565)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Children Medical Services
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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