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Stephanie Chando

Stephanie Chando, MSW, LSW, MEd

  • Lecturer, MSW Program

Stephanie C. Chando, MSW, LSW, MEd, is a sex and death positive palliative care social worker and sexuality educator. In 2015, she received the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) Student Presentation Award in partnership with a colleague for a workshop entitled Kink-positive, Patient-centered Care for Healthcare Professionals. Stephanie has presented several trainings for current and future healthcare professionals on sexuality and palliative care, end-of-life concerns for LGBTQ+ individuals, the importance of touch and understanding skin hunger, ethical non-monogamy, and BDSM/kink-affirming practices. Stephanie completed her Master of Social Work degree in 2008 at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice and received her Master of Education in Human Sexuality degree from Widener University in 2014. Stephanie is a PhD in Human Sexuality candidate at Widener University, where her research focuses on the sexuality of individuals receiving hospice care. She currently serves as the social worker on the inpatient palliative care team at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Stephanie has also taught various continuing professional studies courses at Philadelphia University and is the lead organizer for the 2019 Philadelphia Dyke March.

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