Marion Selfridge

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Marion has been working as a social worker with youth for nearly 15 years in community agencies in Victoria, British Columbia, Whitehorse, YT and Seattle. Her MSW from the University of Washington focused on hospital and hospice social work. She has just spent 5 years working at the Victoria Youth Clinic in Canada and is intrigued by new ways of communicating with youth through texting and Facebook. She is doing her PhD research on street-involved youth's use of social media to support their mental health, especially when traumatic events happen, such as the death of a peer.