Fithi Embaye, MSW
PhD Candidate Research Assistant
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Fithi Andom is a social work doctoral student at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her BA in Sociology and Social Work from University of Asmara in 2007, her MA in sociology in 2012 and MSW in 2017 from Ohio University. Fithi is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and certified Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (ECMHC)with clinical training in evidence-based therapy models for children with trauma and mental health challenges. Most recently, her work engaged evidence-based practices and systems level mental health interventions to promote trauma informed care in early education settings. Her research interests are in intergenerational trauma, child wellbeing and development. She is committed to investigating the behavioral, educational and health outcomes associated with childhood exposure and risk of trauma, particularly abuse and neglect in resource scarce communities.