To obtain a direct service position where my expertise in the area of substance abuse and addiction can be utilized to provide therapeutic support and assistance to patients during initial diagnosis, recovery, and the prevention of relapse.
To help enhance the lives of those struggling with addiction and co-occurring diagnoses while utilizing a client-focused strengths building approach.
To help individuals obtain optimal levels of functioning, sobriety, and self discipline.
•Research and identify new government and private funding prospects.
•Generate proposals and supporting documents.
•Grant writing – submission through the grant management system, using SMART web-based geographic mapping information for funding entities -National Institute of Health, SAMHSA, OJJDP, Children's Defense Fund, DMHMRSAS.
•Synthesize complex or diverse information, collect research data, and design work flows and procedures.
•Therapeutic program development and marketing
Provide supervision and training for program supervisors, bachelor and master level counselors/clinicians and Individual and Family Counseling
•Ensure all programs meet Medicaid and Virginia State regulations and obtain two-year certification.
•Responsible for recruitment and marketing of program services
•Participate in FAPT /IEP/504 coordination of services with public school sector
•Coordination of services and monthly meeting with Hampton, Newport News, and Suffolk DSS to discuss family reunification services with shared consumers.
•Qualified Mental Health Provider population children & adolescents ages 3-18 years
• Sex Offender and Substance Abuse Provider
•Performed: Diagnostic Impressions, Home Studies for York County DSS, Medicaid Assessments and Program Eligibility
•Developed All program training manuals for supervisors, master & bachelor level staff
Guidance and Counseling Urban Education
•First Home Care Home Based Services Orientation Manual 2003
•First Home Care Corporation Home Based Services: In-Home Client Rights Handbook 2004
•First Home Care Home Based Services Supervisors Manual 2004
•First Home Care Home Based Services Family Reunification Orientation Manual 2004
•Riverbend Center for Mental Health Summer Camp Handbook 2005-2006-2007-2008.
•Can A Therapeutic Summer Camp Program Improve School Performance and Behavioral Outcomes for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders? Dissertation published; Regent University Library July (2008), UMI/Pro Quest March (2009), Barnes Nobles (2010).
•Environmental Factors That Impact Classroom Behavior for Students in the Hampton Roads Region. Information retrieved from Portsmouth Public School District, Program Evaluation of Therapeutic Day Treatment Services for Family Systems II, LLC. (2010).
•Bullying Survey for Andrews Pre-K School, Survey Monkey (2011)
•Psychotropic Medications Education Guide, Training Solutions March (2013).
•AIM Family Services Staff Training Handbook (2014)
Evidence Based research compiled for Norfolk Psychiatric Center, First
Home Care Home Based Services, Riverbend Center for Mental Health,
Family Systems Inc., II, and New Life Programs
•Analyzed quantitative data using SPSS, SAS on therapeutic programs
•Designed Survey instrument for faculty at Florence City Schools 2006 &Virginia Beach Public Schools 2003 to measure classroom outcomes.
•Administer, Score, Analyze: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Child
Behavior Checklist, Aberrant Behavior Checklist, Autism Behavior
Checklist, Vanderbilt ADHD Scale for all children and adolescents
receiving mental health services in three counties in North Alabama
•Analysis of Environmental Factors (risk & Protective) for students in Suffolk and Portsmouth Public Schools utilizing the Brief Resiliency Checklist BRC for measurement.
Management of Aggressive Behaviors Certification (2000-2001)
Crisis Prevention Intervention Certification (2002-2003-2004) (2009-2015)
Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression SAMA (2005-2006-2007-2008)
Red Cross First-Aid/ Heart Savers Child & Adult (2001-2015)
Peninsula Medical Reserve Corp Mental Health/Counseling Support
Certified Therapeutic Foster Care Provider, Trainer, Parent (2012-present)
Suicide Prevention Certified (2011-2015)
Medication Administration Certification through HNNCSB (2013, 2014, 2015)
MS Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Profiler, e-Cet, Citrix
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