SOUTHPORT, NC, March 03, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Sylvia Andersen Haydash has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
After obtaining an undergraduate degree from George Mason University, Ms. Haydash earned a Master of Social Work in families and children from the University of Maryland, Louis Kaplan School of Social Work in 1994. She is fluent in Thai and Laotian, with a Thai Language Proficiency certification from the Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California. They lived in Thailand for over five years; one tour of duty as students of the culture, and again when her husband was assigned there as a military attaché. They return often to Southeast Asia. Ms. Haydash is also a board certified licensed clinical social worker.
Ms. Haydash began her career acculturating Indochinese refugees in Southeast Asia, while accompanying her husband for his first tour of duty in Thailand, immediately after the Vietnam War. Upon returning stateside in 1979, she became the director of CARING, a community organization that resettled and acculturated over 700 Indochinese, mostly pre-literate, refugees in the Manassas, Virginia area. In 1983, she returned to Thailand when her husband served as the Assistant Army Attaché. While in Thailand, she was the Deputy Director of Operations for the Orderly Departure Program, a refugee program that extracted eligible candidates such as; Amerasian children, Vietnamese POW's and Vietnamese immigrants weekly from Vietnam and reunited them with their families in the United States. Ms. Haydash also spent time in refugee camps working with the Laotian and Khmer refugees awaiting resettlement abroad. Upon returning stateside in 1987, Ms. Haydash became Director of SERVE Inc., a program that worked with the homeless and indigent residents of the Manassas, Virginia area. Ms. Haydash served on local task forces as well as started a transitional housing program to further assist homeless families.
Ms. Haydash also started a Section 8 Program for Manassas City. In 1994, Ms. Haydash became the deputy director of Holt Children Services in Viet Nam. While in Viet Nam, Ms. Haydash designed and implemented a foster care program for Vietnamese orphans, opened a home for unwed mothers, started a program to help single parents become entrepreneurs and taught social work skills to Vietnamese Nationals. Together they promulgated the first Code of Ethics for Viet Nam Social Workers.
Returning stateside, she became the clinical director for Children's Services of Virginia, Inc, working with foster children and families and later worked as the adolescent therapist for Alternative House, a transitional housing program for displaced teens. Ms. Haydash opened her private practice in the late 90's and works with all populations, often teaching meditation and yoga for anxiety and self-regulation, as well as working with PTSD survivors.
As part of her dedication to the field, Ms. Haydash was affiliated with the Thai-American Women's Group while in Thailand, and served as the director for the Refugee Task Force in Manassas. She also volunteered for various community programs to improve the quality of services in the local area. Although she initially intended to become an English teacher, having the opportunity to learn several languages gave her a new world perspective. Living in a third world country and having the desire to help others opened her eyes to universal needs she could fill. As a result, she became a leader for several programs targeting the underserved communities in South-East Asia, which led to her becoming a social worker. Looking toward the future, Ms. Haydash will continue with life coaching, volunteering, and traveling around the world with her husband.
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