Julia Andino, LCSW-R specializes in grief recovery work and AIDS-related community services in both private practice and as a consultant. During her two decades of experience, Ms. Andino has launched new programs for city agencies and guided organizations through organizational and programmatic change, worked with individual clients and guest lectured and worked as an adjunct professor and lecturer at Marist College, College of New Rochelle, CUNY City College and the Center for Worker Education, Hunter College School of Social Work and Columbia University School of Social Work. Ms. Andino’s work has a cross-cultural emphasis aimed at ensuring that all communities, regardless of color, have access to services. Her efforts are designed to create a new paradigm that addresses specific community-cultural issues while at the same time addresses the universal needs of all communities. Ms. Andino’s work encompasses a multi-faceted approach and includes the individual, family and community in advocacy efforts, curricula development and innovative program design. As a consultant and full-time staff member, Ms. Andino has worked with a range of organizations including MHRA-Fiscal Infrastructure Technical Assistance, the Hispanic AIDS Forum, Coalition for Hispanic Families and Children/Proyecto Familia, the Latino Commission on AIDS, the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, HIV Law Project, as well as the NY State Department of Social Services. She has provided technical assistance in the development of permanency planning and family centered case management policy and procedures, developed group work protocols, and conducted staff training and development in the following areas: cultural diversity, Latino migration patterns to the United States, loss and grief, among other themes. She continues to provide clinical support to agencies working with women and families living with HIV/AIDS, and struggling with the aftermath of the September 11th tragedy in New York City. In January 2002, she was the recipient of the “Community Award for Outstanding Services”, from the Committee for Hispanic Family Services, for her efforts in supporting families impacted by the September 11th tragedy. As a Grief Recovery Specialist in private practice, Ms. Andino works with individuals and groups to assist them in managing and transforming their grief. The model she integrates into her practice draws on a range of modalities including a framework developed by the Grief Recovery Institute. Through this work clients gain the skills needed to move from life challenging to life-affirming actions and behaviors. Ms. Andino is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops.
B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico M.S.W. from Columbia University School of Social Work
Contemporary Families Latino Families Latina Women in Transition Latinos in New York: Communities in Transition