Nice Article on University of Minnesota Assistant Professor Tai Mendenhall

In the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of UMN Connect Magazine from the College of Education and Human Development, there was a nice feature article on Medical Family Therapist and Family Social Science Assistant Professor Tai Mendenhall detailing his work at the University of Minnesota and  in the community.

From the article:

Tai Mendenhall has worked as a mental health provider in some of the most difficult situations anyone can imagine—at the heart of the 9/11 attacks, on the ground where hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck, the 2004 East Asian tsunami, the I-35W Bridge collapse, and the 2011 Midwest tornadoes.

 

He has also worked in places that do not make the news, attending to mental health care needs of victims’ families as well as health care providers in the wake of murders, suicides, and emergency room deaths.

Volunteering with Mano a Mano

Tai has also been volunteering his time with Mano a Mano, including a trip to Bolivia in 2011, taking part in 2 seminars with Family Social Science (the first one in 2012 and the most recent one last month), and co-writing an article on Mano a Mano in the journal Families, Systems & Health.

Tai Mendenhall (far right) visiting a farming community in rural Bolivia with Mano a Mano co-founder Segundo Velasquez (far left) in December 2011

Tai Mendenhall (far right) visiting a farming community in rural Bolivia with Mano a Mano co-founder Segundo Velasquez (far left) in December 2011

Mano a Mano is very lucky to have so many amazing volunteers like Tai!

UMN Connect Full Article

Check out the full article here.



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