Lori Norman is a retired clinical social worker, bereavement counselor, educator, and school librarian. As a primary school teacher in New York, Rhode Island, and South Carolina Lori especially loved teaching children how to read and write.
As a social worker, Lori provided crisis intervention and therapy for survivors of sexual abuse at a Rape Crisis Center. In private practice, Lori specialized in sexual abuse healing for children and adults, dream work, life choices and transitions, and bereavement. She is a former member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Association for Play Therapy. She recently worked as a hospice bereavement counselor.
Lori has been a workshop presenter on various topics, as she loves sharing things she is passionate about.
Over the years, she has written children’s stories, poems, a book about children’s therapy, and a memoir.
Lori is now very happy being a homemaker and writer. She is a former member of a writers’ group in Vermont, the Tega Cay Writers’ Group (SC), and the Childrens' Writers' Group (SC). Presently she is founder and member of the SCBWI Royal Palm Critique Group (FL), a member of Joyce Sweeney's Wednesday morning Critique/Workshop Group, and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Florida region.
BS Elementary Education, Early Childhood
MSLS Masters in Library Science
MPS Masters in Pastoral Studies
MSW Masters in Social Work
Member since 2009
Royal Palm Beach
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