About Amy Johnson
Meet - Amy Johnson, MSW - Trainer, Educator, Coach and Author
Where can you turn to get the support and tools you need to create and maintain a healthy family?
Where can you turn for training and resources to create the best possible services for the youth your organization serves?
Who can you trust to tell you the truth, share skills to make growing up easier, and help you laugh along the way?
Call Amy today at 253-874-2084 for a FREE Consultation!
I believe families are important. Whether you are a parent with biological, step, foster, adopted, or grandchildren, or you work in an agency that serves these people, the stakes are high in today's world to create a safe, nurturing environment where children can grow into healthy, contributing members of society. And if you're a teen, you're encountering challenges and issues your parents never had to deal with.
It's not always easy.
Parents and professionals worry about how to teach the children in their homes, classrooms, and agencies the skills to deal with peer pressure, body-image, misunderstandings between friends, and more.
Parents are afraid that talking about sexuality too soon may harm a child's innocence, or conversely, that they've waited too long. They wonder what to say, when to say it, and how to say what they need to say.
Teens struggle with body-image, relationships, sexuality issues, challenges with peers, bullying, staying safe online, and more.
However much we want to protect them, our children are learning about sexuality every day. No matter what we do or don't tell them. They are learning about sexuality by watching and listening to the people who care for them, by the ways we show or don't show affection, and by how we treat them. TV, movies, music, videos, advertisements and clothing choices also teach them about sexuality. So do things that happen at school, church, temple, at after-school activities, and during community events.
Families are bombarded with messages about sexuality. What can parents, professionals and savvy teens do?
There is a common saying that it takes a village to raise a child. My goal is to provide tools and information that can help you navigate this mine field of messages. Let me know how I can be a part of your village.
Call me today at 253-874-2084 for a FREE consultation to talk about how I can help you.
Education:Master of Social Work
BA in Psychology
Licenses and Certifications:Certified Sexuality Educator
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington State
Educational Staff Associate, School Social Work Endorsement, Washington State
Other:Faculty Member, Great Conversations
Member, National Association of Social Workers