Mental health advocacy of 10+ years experience in victim services with compassion, empathy, and sensitivity in my ability to advocate for them. Skillful at establishing relationships and to work effectively with individual and family from diverse background.
Mental health counseling
Refugee & immigrant issues
Build relationship with students and provide emotional and academic support specific to individuals' need.
Assists students in assessing academic skills, career readiness, and internships.
Develop program planning for student participation in activities for preparation in career and internships.
Encouraged students to develop realistic plans of action to address academic, social and personal needs.
Co-facilitate group counseling sessions with students, addressing emotional, academic and social stressors.
Present PowerPoint presentation to students on trauma and related stressors that is interactive.
Support staff with program planning and student participation in career readiness activities and workshop for internship and career success.
Collaborate with staff to implement strategies to bridge the gap between student, college and employer relationship.
Act as a liaison between employer and college to cultivate a professional partnership.
Serve as a resource to student and staff for trauma related impacts and intervention and prevention approaches.
Assisted clients with short and long-term goals, facilitating progress in areas of education, career, and independent living.
Conducted group and individual counseling sessions, provided required support structures needed for harm reduction and breaking the cycles of addiction and homelessness.
Instructed clients on ways to cope and provided tools which helped to improve their life by managing daily stressors.
Collaborated with supervisors, social workers, medical, and other mental health care professionals to provide quality client care.
Mediated escalating conflict between counselor and client, developing client trust which led to successful rehabilitation in the program.
Worked with area pharmacies on client prescription needs; methadone, antiretroviral psychiatric medications to ensure adequate treatment and dosage requirement.
Maintained integrated communication between team members for streamlined care among professionals.
Provided high level of service to clients through comprehensive care, and managing client goals across all life areas.
Encouraged communication, engagement, and skill development through workshops and social environments to meet client needs.
Connected individuals to appropriate treatment, social resources, academic and financial assistance services to foster independent living.
Excelled in transition programming for clients with high rate of life transformation by utilizing case management and promoting client goals.
Collaborated with school counselors for insight on student progress within youth program and academic performance.
Established trusting relationships, and created a safe place for students to discuss issues of past trauma as a beginning to their healing process.
Strengthened relationships leading to effective communication about student goals and family support for immigrant families.
Bridged communication gap between school and parents by forming a collaboration about students' education and progress
Helped students establish safe peer groups and learn how to manage social engagements appropriately.
Assisted students with self-discovery process to examine strengths and talents and apply to education and career goals.
Coordinated daily activities for teen groups of up to 30+ youth of multiple nationalities and was recognized for relationship building capacity.
Developed cultural awareness and sensitivity through education and training for staff to highlight refugee immigrant experience.
Planned and led workshops on life skills and anger management issues for students and saw significant change in social behavioral interactions.
Educated service professionals on developmental cycles and issues, and intervention strategies for youth and families who have survived torture, political violence and/or poverty.
Provided support services for refugee immigrants and survivors of torture around the world including short-term counseling and crisis intervention.
Collaborated with relevant professionals to meet clients' service goals for therapeutic, legal, practical and referral needs.
Assessed clients' unique situations to provide most relevant, beneficial services to individuals exhibiting a wide variety of issues related to a victim.
Led instructional workshops to educate refugees on matters of nutrition, sleep, and self-care to manage trauma related triggers.
Earned recognition for providing advocacy and working with victims of sexual assault.
Provided individual and family support and specialized referrals within the context of drop-in-center with a focus on relationship building.
Demonstrated strong analytical ability to intervene in crisis situation with a sound professional judgement.
Liberian Canadian Association, British Columbia, Canada Aug 2005 - May 2013
Provided support to new immigrants to help them navigate to a new culture and served as a point of contact for various resources.
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