EUGENA MAGUIRE (She/Her)
Student Intern (FALL 2022), MSW (In process)
Eugena Maguire is a registered social worker, graduate student, Neufeld Institute course facilitator and former foster parent. She has been studying the attachment based developmental paradigm since 2013 and has implemented it into both her practice with parents and her everyday life. She is currently a Master of Social Work student at the University of Waterloo and lives near Amiskwaciy Waskahikan on Treaty 6 territory.
Eugena worked as a generalist community social worker for the past decade supporting people of all ages and facilitating psychoeducational and therapeutic groups on the following topics: boundaries, anxiety and grief and loss. Eugena has facilitated countless workshops for parents, living library events and curated The Art of Mental Health exhibit in her local community. As a queer person herself, Eugena is passionate about working with 2LGBTIQ+ families and holds the vision for a world that is safe for all people to express who they are and access the services they need. She also has a vested interest in supporting clients through grief, including loss related to suicide, as well as helping parents navigate co-parenting dynamics.
In her spare time Eugena enjoys writing poetry, travelling, event organizing and connecting to nature. She finds play through learning and is a self-proclaimed children’s book enthusiast. Eugena is passionate about trauma-informed theory and how contemporary neuroscience can be applied to our everyday lives to help us thrive. She is the host of the Parenting Human Beings Podcast which she created to help adults gain insight so they can feel empowered as the answer to their children. Through years of deep inner work and play, hitting the books, and healing, Eugena has discovered what drives us as human beings: our need for connection.