Blogger: Patricia Aust


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DC Social Media Examiner (DCSME): What is your blog about?

Patricia Aust (PHA): My experiences as a domestic violence shelter volunteer where I provide small counseling groups for kids3-16.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for WRITING DOWN THE SHELTER?

PHA: I wanted others to understand the profound effect that growing up in a violent or pychologically cruel home has on following generations.

DCSME: How is WRITING DOWN THE SHELTER different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

PHA: It shows the effect of DV on children as they use therapeutic techniques or toys. Explains the complexity of the problem one vignette at a time.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

PHA: I believe I am helping victims and anyone coming into contact with DV victims to understand the complexity of this problem. It is deep, wide, and greatly misunderstood.

DCSME: How often do you update WRITING DOWN THE SHELTER?

PHA: 2-3 times a week.

DCSME: What else would you like to share with readers of your profile?

PHA: I’m a clinical social worker, former school social worker, and a published author (children’s MG novels).
At present, my agent is pitching my YA, SHELTER, set in a DV shelter and involving both domestic and dating violence.

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