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Helene Gaither

Social Worker/Adoption Worker

Office: (209) 478-4554 ext 1024

Mobile: (209) 607-7076

While in high school, I decided early on that I wanted to have a career in journalism, as I had such a passion for writing.  However, after my family adopted my two brothers from Brazil when I was 16 years old, I became intrigued with how the human brain worked, especially when a child is exposed to early trauma.  Once enrolled in college, I took a child development course and that was it for me.  I knew I wanted to pursue a career in which I could work with children.  I did not want to be a teacher, unlike many of my peers.  Instead, I wanted to focus more on the psychological development and after earning my BA in Child Development, I went on to pursue my MA degree in Psychology with a concentration on Family and Child Counseling.  
I've always had a natural desire to help others and, combined with my educational and professional background, I am proud to be a Social Worker / Adoption Specialist.  My career has been extremely rewarding and something that I truly enjoy on a daily basis.  My hope is to make a difference in the lives of the youth whom I work with so they know that they are important and that their lives matter.

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