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About Barbara DiGangi

Barbara is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Co-Founder of Project Bond. She is passionate about all things social innovation, entrepreneurship and feminism. Barbara has worked intensively with children and families since 2007. While working with adoptive families, she was moved by frequent crises, setbacks, and the misunderstanding of children who have been adopted. She found herself helping families understand their child's unique needs in order to effectively meet them. Barbara's “why” for Project Bond is to help individuals develop the capacity to have fulfilling and healthy relationships and to also spread awareness of the impact early parent-child relationships can have on both families and societal issues. Barbara is based in New York City where she also manages a program serving children with disabilities in foster care.
Latest Posts | By Barbara DiGangi
Want to Help Decrease Sexual Assault on College Campuses? Here’s How.
2 years ago

Want to Help Decrease Sexual Assault on College Campuses? Here’s How.

I can’t tell you how many times in college we were given the advice, “don’t put your drink down.” From mace to color changing nail polish, it is ingrained in …
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Defining Feminism For What It Really Is
2 years ago

Defining Feminism For What It Really Is

Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Jennifer Lawrence questioning why she makes less money than her male co-stars. Super Bowl Ads such as #LikeAGirl, NoMore.org and GoldieBlox. George and Amal Clooney jokes

It’s …
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Parenthood, Making An Impact And Not Being Perfect (It’s Okay!)
2 years ago

Parenthood, Making An Impact And Not Being Perfect (It’s Okay!)

You’ve seen the movies, the books, and the television shows. You’ve scrolled through the Facebook posts and the Instagrams. You know what I’m talking about—the images of families that do …
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Fashion for the Socially Conscious, Empowered Woman on the Rise: An Interview with Cynthia Salim, Founder of Citizen’s Mark
2 years ago

Fashion for the Socially Conscious, Empowered Woman on the Rise: An Interview with Cynthia Salim, Founder of Citizen’s Mark

When you’re a woman aspiring to make your mark on the world, it’s crucial to be taken seriously. It’s also just as important to have the ability to maintain consistency …
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How to Transition Back to School Successfully and Avoid Crisis
2 years ago

How to Transition Back to School Successfully and Avoid Crisis

Heading back to school isn’t always a picnic. If you’re having a tough time, you’re certainly not alone. Transitions are generally tough on our kiddos as it is. Not only …
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Kids Will Not Learn If They’re Stressed: The Call for Trauma-Informed Schools
2 years ago

Kids Will Not Learn If They’re Stressed: The Call for Trauma-Informed Schools

When a child steps foot into a classroom, he carries with him the rest of his world. Although school is only one aspect of his life, he enters the room …
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The Dangers of Rehoming in America
2 years ago

The Dangers of Rehoming in America

A silent form of child trafficking exists and not enough is being said or done about it. It is known as rehoming. According to Michele Jackson, JD, “rehoming is a …
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What To Expect From The Closing Of Chicago’s Community Counseling Centers
3 years ago

What To Expect From The Closing Of Chicago’s Community Counseling Centers

As of May 31st, Chicago will be losing one of its greatest safety nets, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4). C4 serves over 10,000 children and adults annually and provides …
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How To Avoid Competing With Trends. A Look At The #KeepKidsClose Movement
3 years ago

How To Avoid Competing With Trends. A Look At The #KeepKidsClose Movement

You’ve heard the expression – “it takes a village to raise a child.”

Most sources claim it’s an ancient African proverb but the origin is debatable. One thing is for …
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Are We Labeling Kids As “Acting Out” Too Quickly? The Question Everyone Should Ask
3 years ago

Are We Labeling Kids As “Acting Out” Too Quickly? The Question Everyone Should Ask

Katerina is eleven years old and is failing most of her subjects. She can barely sit still or concentrate and homework is always a struggle. At home, she is withdrawn …
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