Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dr. Kristina Baines authored a chapter in the recently published Narrating Practice with Children and Adolescents, edited by Mery F. Diaz and Benjamin Shepard. The book shares engaging stories by social workers, sociologists, researchers, and helping professionals that aim to center the young client’s story, drawing on the professionals’ experiences with a variety of disadvantaged populations in New York City and around the world.
Dr. Baines’ chapter in the volume, “In Between Worlds: Narrating Ecological Practices for Teenage Wellness,” gave her the opportunity to utilize her framework, embodied ecological heritage (EEH), and write for a wider audience of social researchers and social work practitioners. It also brought together her research in Belize, in NYC and work with Guttman students studying in Belize. Two of the three inspiring young women whose narratives are featured in the chapter are Guttman alumni.
On November 5, Dr. Baines participated in a book talk event at New York City College of Technology to discuss her research behind the contribution to the volume.