Weekend of Recovery Facilitator Team

Josephine Pang, LCSW

Josephine is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW) and works at Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault program in Newton, MA.

Josephine is a second-generation Chinese American, raised by immigrant parents in Los Angeles, CA where she received her B.A in Critical Gender Studies at the University of California- San Diego. She later earned her MSW degree at Boston College’s Graduate School of Social Work and has been supporting survivors of abuse and violence within community-based, school-based and hospital settings throughout the Greater Boston Area since 2011.

Josephine is a trauma-informed, community-oriented counselor and yoga practitioner who is committed to approaching the work from anti-oppression and anti-racist frameworks. She is passionate about using empowerment and person-centered frameworks alongside mindfulness-based and embodiment practices for supporting individuals who have been impacted by interpersonal abuse, as well as those impacted by systemic and institutional oppression.

Josephine currently serves on the board of The Resilient Sisterhood Project and is a member of the Massachusetts Women of Color Network Leadership Committee. Additionally, she takes part in a number of BIPOC-lead, peer-to-peer leadership circles where providers can meet to address issues around health/mental health disparities that disproportionally impact communities of color and individuals with intersecting, marginalized identities; reducing vicarious and secondary trauma; exploring survivor-centered models such as restorative and transformative justice principles/approaches to support survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault; improving overall outcomes for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault within their respective systems as well as state-wide.