Using Words to Change Attitudes


A Picture of ME!
Robert P. Bennett
Jericho, NY 11753
516-652-8802
Fax: 516-997-5597
rbennett@enablingwords.com
www.Enablingwords.com




My Experience

EDUCATION:
NEW YORK STUDIO FOR WRITERS 1990-1995 Garden City, NY
Study in the crafts of creative writing and journalism.

ADELPHI UNIVERSITY 5/1987 Garden City, NY
Master's Degree in Social Work

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY 5/1983 Ambler, PA
B.A. in Criminal Justice

EXPERIENCE:
WE MAGAZINE 1/1996 5/2001 New York, NY
Staff Writer
Conducted telephone and in-person interviews to collect information for articles. Conducted searches of World Wide Web to collect information for articles. Wrote and edited articles on a wide variety of subjects for inclusion in bi-monthly issues of the magazine. Attended regular staff meetings to help establish focus of the magazine's bimonthly content.

VR E-MAG 12/1993 - 9/1995 Internet
Co-Founder/Editor-in-Chief Helped to establish internet-based magazine centered on the uses and advancements of virtual reality technology. Wrote monthly column dealing with advances in virtual reality technology. Located and solicited the employment of technical writers. Established guidelines for inclusion of articles. Edited articles submitted for inclusion.

FREELANCE WRITER 2/1990 - Present Jericho, NY
Constructed 300+ articles, short stories and product reviews. Helped to create awareness of social and political issues. Promoted participation in sporting events as a means of enhancing socialization. Explained the ways in which technological advances are being utilized to improve the accessibility of mainstream society.

LINE NOISE NEWSLETTER 6/1989 - 2/1991 Great Neck, N.Y.
Editor in Chief
Edited articles for inclusion in the bi-monthly newsletter of Point Blank BBS, a local electronic bulletin board system

ENABLING LINKS 1/1988 - 12/1989 Jericho, NY
Co-Founder
Developed and initiated independent market research for implementation of computerized database addressing needs of the handicapped. Utilized information acquired to assess needs, identify service gaps and incorporate system feedback.

EPISCOPAL MISSION SOCIETY 1986-1988 New York, N.Y.
Intermediate Care Facility
Member of interdisciplinary team developing individual treatment plans for MR clients; Addressed vocational, residential and interpersonal skill needs of clients; Provided counseling, case management and concrete services. Community Residence Assessment of high-risk adolescents; Development and assessment of treatment plans.

NEW JERSEY STATE PAROLE BOARD 1983-1985 Trenton, N.J.
Assisted in establishment of Mental Health Unit; Correlated data from standardized tests given to prison inmates; Conducted survey of other states' parole boards to determine their methods for working with mentally challenged inmate populations; Surveyed area mental health facilities to ascertain need for support systems for convicts and ex-convicts.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Hardcopy samples of published work and references available upon request.


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