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Aviva Amy Perlo is a Writer, Social Worker, and Community Cheerleader!  She writes cheers for strength and courage to manage adversity and for a healthier society. Aviva's work:

  • Educates and empowers people to reframe stories of illness and injury as teaching tools
  • Invites groups to interact, build partnerships, and share their voices
  • Draws on clinical knowledge and narrative research

Her work on loss, life changes, and resilience has been featured in the Philadelphia Exponent, Huffington Post, local newspapers, WHYY, and more.

Aviva has developed and implemented over 500 hours of interactive trainings for ages 5-95 on behavioral health, empowerment, violence prevention, advocacy, aging, and diversity awareness. Programs have taken place at non-profits, for-profits, faith groups, schools, universities, Juvenile Probation, Housing and Urban Development sites, senior centers, AARP, and government agencies. See Venues for more. 

Aviva integrates artistic vision, therapeutic knowledge, and a passion for truth. She holds a Masters in Social Work from Temple University in Philadelphia and a Bachelors of Arts in English from The University of Texas at Austin.

In a previous life, Aviva played soccer, basketball, volleyball, ran track and field, and was a marathon runner.

Fans describe Aviva's work as D&P, rated deep and playful.