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I just wanted to express my appreciation to the Permanency Specialist/Family Work Department for assisting with the training and shadowing for our newest team member, Traci McFarland. Their combined efforts to inform, train and acclimate Traci to the intricacies of the position will pay dividends for both Ms. McFarland and the Department as a whole down the road.
Special thanks to Cyndi Walker for her willingness to step up and volunteer as needed. Cyndi took the brunt of the cases during the vacancy and has worked closely with Traci to get her up to speed.
– Travis Angell, LBSW Permanency Specialis
WC would like to thank the following staff for always pitching in to cover needed shifts: Pamela Purifoy, Tiffany Banks and James Davis.
WC would like to thank Matthew Mallory and Geraldine James for always taking the extra time to assist with WC special need client. Thanks for all you do!
WC would like to thank the following staff for doing an awesome job during their work shifts: Kierra Barnett, Merima Logo, Paulette Watts, John Levy and Cherelle Dixon. The work you do doesn’t go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated.
– Carman Bland, Program Manager, Wolverine Center
Thank you to the Teaching Staff for putting together our double Graduation this month! Your assistance in that makes a big impact for our youth.
Great Job Ms. Mayo, Ms. King and Ms. Balls, working with your units to ensure that behaviors are managed and the groups are running smoothly.
The VH Mentor Team has done a great job this month helping out when needed and working with our trainees to ensure they are getting started on the right foot.
Congrats Ms. Isom on passing 2 of your CBT Endorsements!!!!!
Big Thank You to all who have been picking up extra shifts and transporting clients!
Ms. Isom and Ms. Vickers did an AMAZING job teaching CBT Core Skills during Beck Week.
J. King rocked out covering the site when staff were at training.
Thanks to all staff that braved the heat to ensure the clients had fun over the holiday break.
Great Job to Ms. Caldwell for planning activities for the clients.
Ms. Scott for always being willing to help out. -Isom
Ms. Washington, you did a great job de-escalating a difficult client. – SST
Ahsley/Karlee-Way for getting all of your reports done early even during a week of training.
A HUGE shout out to all staff that helped cover shift at the hospital!
– Ann Goss, Program Manager, Vas sar House
Congratulations to A. Sangster for staff of the month. Ms. Sangster has been utilizing her CBT skills, and teaching clients ITCH and TIPS. Ms. Sangster has helped the site greatly by picking up extra shifts, helping out covering the midnight shifts, and filling in when needed.
There was a lot of staff that helped out this month covering shifts and putting in the extra effort. Thank you.
Mr. Salisbury has been doing a great job working with a difficult group, demonstrating patience, and staying over when needed. He has done this while maintaining a positive attitude.
Ms. Beemon was a Victor by helping with a hospital run and also helping with third shift.
A shout out to Ms. Luchs from a shadowing staff, the staff reported Ms. Luchs was very helpful in training and assisting the shadow staff.
Ms. Luchs has also helped pick up many open shifts.
Ms. Germaine has helped fill in shifts.
Mr. Bradley has done a great job in staying over, being LOS when needed and helping the team.
I would like to welcome all the new staff that joined CFC this month: P. Bowens, J. Davis, Harold Jackson, S. Harris, J. Kuch, J. Smith, R. Stewart, D. Coates, Q. Frazier, S. Jackson, and T. Sherman.
– Kevin Voss BA CADC, Program Supervisor Clarence Fisher Center (WCARE-I)
The site would like to welcome Ms. Jones, Mr. Pritchett, Mr. Holm, Ms. Beachum, Mr. Carter, and Mr. Hudson to the site. Please welcome them and offer any assistance they may need as they join our Wolverine Team.
The site would like to thank Ms. Mayo and Ms. Rico for stepping up to meet the needs of the clients when the site was down a therapist. Great team work and caring for our clients!
Huge thanks to all the staff who have been doing their best to help our clients. With our growth in CBT and the staff believing in the therapeutic approaches we lowered the sites number of physical managements to 14. This was a huge improvement and a tremendous task for our staffing teams! Way to go team!
– Josh Kennard, Program Supervisor, W GRC
Thank you to the amazing Mackenzie Smith, Madeline Kramer, April Holmes, and Stacey Fuller- Karson for making the Celebrity Fowling Tournament an amazing day. We raised a tons of money, had a great time, and the event was truly wonderful!!!
Congratulations to Stacey Fuller-Karson on being promoted to Development Coordinator – she will now be in charge of all agency events and fundraising activities.
– Matthew Wollack, VP of Strategic Development
PWLC would like to welcome Mr. Loose to the clinical team. We look forward to seeing you grow in your new position as a Team Manager.
PWLC would like to acknowledge the SST team for their endless support assisting on site, covering shifts and supporting one another in the time of need.
PWLC would like to give a huge shout out to the Training Department for the amazing job training and support that they give to all staff!
PWLC would like to acknowledge Ms. L. Canty for assisting new hires. She did an amazing job explaining CBT and the mission of WHS. PWLC would like to welcome to all new hires, thanks for becoming a part of the mission, Helping Children to be Vict ors!
– Kentera Patterson, Program Manager, PW LC
The staff at WSTC would like to welcome Haley Stevenson back w ho was out several months. She is a valuable member of our clinical team as well as a CBT coach.
I would also like to thank the clinical team for their hard work while Ms. Stevenson was out, particularly those that picked up extra duties the past several months.
Lastly, thanks to the staff at WSTC for your hard work and using CBT in your everyday working and interactions with clients. The hard work is showing in our physical management numbers decreasing and the culture of the building improving.
Mr. Grew would like to acknowledge the following:
My teachers; Mrs. Lynne Thompson and Ms Sara Jones are remarkable. Not just knowledgeable school-wise but stress the importance of communication and utilizing coping skills to my clients. Instill the importance of school but also uses the transition classes to teach our clients Life Skills and daily routines that will benefit them in the future.
Mr Larry Burton the West Team Manager is invested and cares beyond his ‘requirements’ and expectations. Not just correcting and evaluating their behavior but looking for their positives and building their self-esteem and belief in themselves. His approach is caring, nurturing and goal oriented to their futures and lives in the community.
Ms. Price is West A is consistent and caring with her clients. Encouraging and helping them along with daily struggles but keeping their focusing and concentrating on the positives. She also helps many of them prepare and test for their levels/expectations.
Ms. Clayton in West B holds our clients accountable and is consistent. Exactly what the clients need. She maintains structure and sets them up for success during their day (3rd shifter).
– Troy Mitchell, Program Supervisor, WSTC
I would like to acknowledge all the residential program staff for their hard work in accomplishing a baseline CBT agency culture. We have been working hard for the past 5 years and can clearly see the positive impacts of the dedication. The COA reviewers gave some great feedback in the exit conference that it is very evident our staff are vested in the mission. I would like to give a special thanks to the implementation teams for pushing the message throughout the venture. I could not be happier or more proud of the agency for this accomplishment. That being said, we have more work to do so please keep up the hard work and let’s get after it!!
Have a great and safe rest of the summer!
– Derrick McCree, Senior Vice President
Kim Kiefer did awesome on call during a situation where one of our children needed to be moved. She spend a good amount time with the child after picking him up to ensure he was ok and understood what was happening. She went above and beyond to stay with him during the placement and left once she was sure he was comfortable. Thank you Kim for work to ensure that one of our children were OK during this transition.
– Melinda Briones
Anthony Zidar passed his first test at CWTI!! Congratulations to you, Anthony! You’re doing a great job!
– Amber Shaw
We would like to send a shout out to Christina McGuffie in the newsletter for going above and beyond to ensure the safety and well being of our children on the weekend without being on-call.
– Ms. Monica Burrell
I would like to recognize the Case Aide team for successfully navigating through Salesforce this month! The Case Aide team will be utilizing Salesforce to input important client information on a daily basis. The Case Aide team is growing and changing, and each person has adapted very well! Very proud to have Marlo, Sandy, Donna, Olivia, Beth, Almira, Kaelin and Shuna on the Case Aide team!
– Theresa E. Sommerville
I’d like to give a shout out to Teaira Boykin. Teaira is engaged and focused, despite the emergencies that happen, and she ensures the safety of her children on her caseload. Thank you Teaira for going the extra mile for your cases. I’d like to give a shout out to Christina McGuffie. She is a team player and is always willing to assist in situations that arise, whether her case or another worker’s case. Glad she is a part of our team!
– Melinda Briones
I would like to give a shout out to Teaira Boykin. Teaira went out of her way to buy her child a birthday cake when the child’s mother was unable to do so. I thought this was very thoughtful of Teaira since she did not have to do this, but chose to, to help out her clients.
– Natalie Jerore
I would like to recognize Christina McGuffie for her excellent work she has been doing with a family. When I went out to the home for the first time to do a renewal visit with this family, they stated to me over and over how helpful Christina is and how they do not think they would be able to get through this process without her! The children in the home have experienced significant (recent) losses and the foster parents said that Christina is always there for them to help with questions and concerns that they have. The family stated that they enjoy when she comes over and that she always has a calm and positive attitude. These foster parents are able to get through these tough times thanks to Christina’s dedication and hard work!
– Shannon Bush
I would like to give a shout out to Theresa Sommerville and Beth Harris. They have always been representing the Case Aide department excellently with pride and strength. It is such a pleasure working with them two great ladies. If there’s an issue of any kind, I can go to them both and feel comfortable talking to them and not feel like belittled. You guys are awesome!!! I love us for real.
– Kaelin Felton
I want to give a shout-out to Turquoise Rashid! She has been working SO hard, going above and beyond and putting that extra time and effort into these kids and families. She is still new to adoption, but in the last couple weeks she has been completing reports like a pro. Thanks, Turquoise!
– Amber Shaw