Staff Caught Being Victors – March 2017
Would like to thank Christy Poulos, Lisa Brink , Doris Law, Breana Owens and Melissa Bery for their assistance with this year’s 30th awards banquet. Their help in garnering potential sponsor data and keeping track of donations and tickets sales was invaluable .
– Gail Gotthelf Director of Development
Thank you to everyone in Vassar who helped accommodate the Wolverine Center youth during the power outage. We appreciate everyone’s extra work in coordinating and caring for the youth. Couldn’t have done it without you all!
– Kristi Einem-Smith, Clinical Manager Wolverine Center
Rhonda Caldwell-Nelson is doing a great job meeting the needs of her clients and going above and beyond as a team manager.
Devon Ware has been a champion at the Vassar House when it comes to applying and teaching CBT interventions.
– Scott Forbes, Program Manager Vassar House
Terrance Johnson was seen bein_g a Victor teaching his clients and implementing SPEED MAPS for his clients.
Ms. Pointdexter has been doing an excellent job being there for clients in crisis and having a positive attitude in whatever is going on.
Mr. Kirchhoff was a Victor for helping out while CFC was short SST, and for his help in Coordinating the Detroit shelter when they arrived.
Mr. Wilson did a great job with making sure shifts were covered, filling in holes, and coming in to make sure the facility, clients, and staff were safe and secure.
A big thank you for those who were helpful in working and coordinating while the Detroit shelter was at CFC, there was a lot of staff that helped and were impacted.
Mr. Adams (SST) welcome to the Team.
– Kevin Voss, Program Supervisor CFC
Mr. Waltz has done a terrific job being there for clients when they are struggling in the program.
Mr. Barbee going above and beyond to assist at the wolverine center during their time of need.
Ms. Hickey has been a tremendous asset to wolverine and our clients when it comes de-escalating our youth.
– Josh Kennard, Program Supervisor PWLC
Jodi Otto has been working hard around not only WGRC, but other Vassar sites, with picking up additional shifts and transportation runs. Jodi Otto has spent multiple days traveling to pick families up for family therapy/visits and returning them home safely. Thank you Jodi Otto for your dedication to the clients and the success of their treatment.
Thank you to all the staff that assisted with the Wolverine Center clients for the five days they were on site due to no power at their building. Todd Averill, Mark Eschtruth, Kurt Zurvalec, Kammy Wickings, and Edward Santos, spent hours of hard work on Friday getting two units that previously had no clients residing in them ready for the arrival of the WC clients. Including taking beds apart to make additional room for the clients and moving items that were stored in the unit. WGRC staff were available around the clock while the clients were here to ensure that we had proper line of sight and to assist the clients in the program. All staff did a remarkable job in maintaining a safe and secure environment for these clients while they were away from the comfort of their own program. Through the hard work of all staff, WGRC was able to accommodate 14 additional clients and prevent any incidents from occurring. Thank you, Eric Davis, DeQuan Ford, Davon Jackson, Lloyd Jobson, Derrick Lee, Darneshia Lowe, Jacoby Moore, Jodi Otto, Ta’Shira Price, Joshua Prince, Briana Robinson, Tyler Sanders, Amari Sangster, Ariz Staton, and anyone I may have left off. Thank you from Mr. Cochrane, Mr. Low, and Mr. Whitney.
Multiple staff spent time at Covenant due to a WGRC client engaging in NSSI behaviors during the month, resulting in them coming in early or getting out late. Their commitment to this young man demonstrated their care for clients in the program as many of them are not assigned directly to
I would like to shout out First Class Jobson, Sgt. Clark, Sgt. Otto and Sgt. Thomas for maintaining safety, structure and minimal incidents while I was on leave. – Lt. Crockett, CFLA
– Justin Cochrane, MA, CADC, Program Supervisor WGRC
Mr. Mitchell would like to thank Ms. Stevenson, Mrs. Williams, and Ms. Howell for all the work that they have done with getting endorsed and training the staff in CBT.
Thanks to all the staff for being patient and using Cognitive Behavior Therapy. The total number of incidents continued to decrease for another consecutive month.
Mr. Williams wanted to give Mr. Welch and Mr. Griffin for going to assistant with a client who was acting out at court and assisting to get him back to the facility safely and also for the taking a client on an outing outside the facility on their off days.
Ms. Burton and Mr. Walker would like to recognize Mr. Plowden and Mr. Redeemer for the work they are doing with the kids in their groups. Mr. Walker would also like to thank SST’ s Griffin and Scarborough for the work they do with clients in distress.
Ms. Burton also caught Mr. Rodger being a Victor because Every time he is in the East corner his interaction with the clients is always appropriate. He holds them accountable at all times. He reacts to situations before they blow up. He is a team player and always willing to help other staff in situations even if he is not assigned to that particular unit. He is an awesome SST!
Ms. Watkins wanted to thank Ms. Anderson being a professional and getting all her paperwork in above and beyond the expectation.
Haley Stevenson shout out to the WSTC Therapists! We have been down a therapist for the past 6 months and they have all more than stepped up to the plate and have delivered; even with a higher than normal case load. Their dedication to helping our kids in care is truly appreciated!
A huge thank you to Mr. Welch and Mr. Griffin for assisting with the last minute run to Lansing! They saved the day that day!!!
Mrs. Lynn and Ms. Anderson would like to recognize SSTs Ms. Scarborough and Mr. Baldwin for all of the hard work they put in for Endeavor A & B units. Both help to maintain stability and structure in the units.
Ms. Brooks wanted to thank Ms. Jordan, Mr. King, and Mr. McBride for the work they are doing with the North kids.
Mr. Dicks caught Mr. Lowe being a Victor- South A, he works well with the mental health residents by being patient with their impulsive needs , receives constructive criticism well from his treatment team , eager to apply the CBT methods when working with the residents, arrives to his work site on time and works well with treatment team. Mr. Burton thanks the Endeavors staff team as
Mr. Burton thanks the Endeavors staff team as whole surely deserves applause. As for the individual at this time, Ms. Marshall has been very proactive, vocal and mobile, assisting with tasks and projects; along with strategically managing the group and tone, with structure and safety as her motivation.
Mr. Grew- I need to give a shout out to Ms. Thompson west a teacher … She is a big influence and a steady force with the West A girls.
Mr. Mills (SSTI needs credit for being solid, firm but supportive. The girls respond to him.
Also Ms. Williams (Renee) … I know she does point store n hygiene but communicates well with the clients .. they listen n respond to her …
Ms. Washington wanted to thank Mr. Clark and Mr. Perkins for volunteering to work at the Wolverine Center.
Thanks to Ms. Krump and Ms. Evans. They have been doing some amazing work with a 1:1 client.
– Troy Mitchell, Program Manager WSTC