I am available for contract!
I am a trained, Certified Facilitator of both the Virtual E-Connect and Connect Parent Group Programs (https://www.connectattachmentprograms.org/).
Please contact me if you are interested in providing a group to your community and would like me to co-facilitate with you.
After many years of meaningful frontline experience, I began to seek more opportunities in teaching and mentoring as well as in community and program development. From 2015-2016, I helped to lead and support a Collaborative Practice Team at the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre through a comprehensive evaluation of service delivery. This evaluation involved a significant shift in an area of program delivery by incorporating the principles of a trauma informed approach into practice as well as utilizing a qualitative research approach to ensure the shift created was evidence-based.
My work and research, Creating Evidence Based Change Through a Trauma Informed Lens: Translating Principles into Practice, has been published in the International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18357/ijcyfs91201818119).
Furthermore, I have had the opportunity to present this work at the 33rd International FICE/2nd World CYC Conference in Vienna in 2016, the Child and Youth Care in Action: Embracing Challenge Conference at the University of Victoria in 2017, and the Child & Youth Care Association of BC's Transitions and Transformations: Influencing Change Through Relational Practice Conference in 2018.
The Association for Child and Youth Care Practice (ACYCP) is a membership organziation of Child and Youth Care practitioners and service providers committed to improving the porfession of Child and Youth Care (CYC). Through building collaborative partnerships, the ACYCP promotes innovative training and education, helps to shape public policy, and informs developmental practice through research and scholarship.
The Advocate - is a Quarterly Publication of the ACYCP that I am proud to have been a Staff Writer for; providing the Canadian perspective in the CYC field.