As a life-long resident of Milwaukee I have made a commitment to improve the lives of those in my community. Quality of care is very important when providing services for children and young adults. The future lies with them so having a solid team of professionals to help as they plan their future is essential. I divide my time between working with the kids and working with our team to ensure they are the best they can be.
I am no stranger to trauma personally and professionally. I am the definition of the power of potential. By sharing my story with youth, they are able to see their inner potential and bring out the best in them. They will also show the world who they truly are no matter where their scars are.
As a young child I always knew that I wanted to help people. Becoming a Crisis Stabilizer has been so rewarding. Every day is completely different. You can guarantee that there will be several unexpected challenges for you to deal with. You get to make a real difference in the life of the young children, providing them with some of the tools for success. The children are our future. By helping the kids in tough situations get onto the path of success, you can really make a difference.
I have ten years experience working with at risk youth whom reside in our community. I’ve learned over the years to bring unity, strength, teamwork, and collaboration when working with youth. This allows wonderful things to be achieved. My mission is to continue to provide our youth with love and support so that they can be the best they can be.
I have always had a passion working with youth specifically those that has experienced trauma or mental health. I will continue being a support and building positive relationships with youth that are sometimes misunderstood. Being able to make a difference in youth lives is what makes me love the work I do.
I have always had a great deal of empathy for Milwaukee’s youth, and working in the Human Services field with Riverstone Counseling has deepened my passion to help. I believe in effective listening as well as adult education, with a positive approach when dealing with Milwaukee youth and their families.
“I alone can’t change the world but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples” – Mother Theresa. I will continue to listen to the youth and be the light they need to guide them to success.
Being a Crisis Stabilizer means working with youth to create opportunities they may not have gotten otherwise and teaching them the skills necessary to be successful as they progress in life.
I am entering the mental health field because I see the large need in our communities for services. I am especially motivated for this particular program in that I feel I can make more of a positive difference in an individual’s life while working one-on-one, as well as while taking individuals out into the community, which feels perhaps more comfortable for them than a formal therapist’s office.
I have always had a great interest in helping Milwaukee youth, as far back as I can remember. I know that working with at risk youth can be a challenge but, I am firm in reaching them and helping them become the best versions of themselves.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with youth for over 4 years. I have always had a passion to work in the social services field. Everyday is an opportunity to assist our youth with recognizing their worth and to push them to their full potential. I strive to model and teach youth different skills that with help them throughout their lives. Its my biggest priority to build meaning and lasting relationships!
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Health and Safety. I have worked as a crisis stabilizer for 6 years and I have received certification from Wraparound Milwaukee in Crisis Prevention, Crisis Verbal and Physical De-escalation, Non-Suicidal Self Injury and The Bully, The Bullied, and The Bystander just to name a few. I have experience working with youth from the age of six to twenty-one years of age from different social, economic, and mental health backgrounds. I enjoy giving the youth an opportunity to try different and new activities to do in the community and the importance of education and how it can have a positive impact on their lives. Working as a stabilizer has given me the opportunity to give back to kids in the community as was done for me.
I am passionate about helping youth along their journey into adulthood. I have experienced trauma when I was a child and struggled with my voice being heard, so I want to be able to be there to support the healing journey people are going through, as well as be a listening ear. “Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.” – Josh Shipp.
My background in education and psychology shapes my holistic approach of helping the clients in our care. I incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), YoungStar, and past coursework into teaching our community the importance of developing emotional regulation skills, self-confidence, and a positive mindset. I know that our work makes a difference and it’s work worth doing.
I have a Bachelor and Masters in the Education arena. I have been blessed to work with our youth for 29 years. One of my favorite poetry writer is Maya Angelou. There are three premises of writing of hers, I live by when it come to our youth. 1. Is every child belong to all of us and they bring us tomorrow in direct relations to the responsibility we have shown to them. (It takes a village) 2. Try to be the rainbow in someone cloud. ( Always try to motivate and uplift) finally 3. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel. (Always treat others the way you want to be treated). The youth are our legacy and future generation, we have to preserve.
I am a qualified Crisis Stabilizer who enjoys helping our youth and families in our community. Being a Crisis Stabilizer is a great opportunity to uplift, inspire, and be a great role model to our youth. I have spent over 17 years combined experience in non profit social services and professional education. I am currently a full time Physical Education Teacher for Milwaukee Public Schools. I enjoy sports, coaching, working out, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and giving back to our community. I am from Milwaukee, WI graduated from Rufus King High School and received a Bachelors of Art from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Youth Development. “In recognizing the Humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” Thurgood Marshall
I am motivated by the youth in our community. My goal is to continue to give back to my community.
I believe the way in which I was raised, along with my surrounding areas in which I grew up, has built me into becoming the understanding and helpful caring person I am today. Growing up I seen so many families in need of financial and emotional support, that I found myself being that helping hand or listening ear. So for me to become a crisis worker isn’t surprising to me. I’m still able to be that helping hand and listening ear. My goal is to leave an impacting positive change with each family I come into contact with.
I enjoy being a Crisis Stabilizer because I care for youth and I feel that I am a very positive and patient role model. I feel like I can help the youth that I work with. I am a great communicator and a listener.
Growing up having teachers as parents I have always helped in their classes, so I have always been helping kids younger than me. I saw how kids can excel and how kids can get lost in the system and as a crisis stabilizer and a mentor I want to help everyone find success in their life. I graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. I am the oldest of 5 from a blended family with three brothers and one sister. Where you can find me either cheering on my sister from the sidelines or in the coaching chair. By being my positive self, I can share my light with them and help them create a positive outlook on life. My inspirational quote is “just keep swimming”-Dory, Finding Nemo. Because when times get tough all you can do is keep going.