My Role at YWC:
Hello! I am the family educator at YWC! Relationship with friends and family is a huge part of mental health wellness, and my favorite part of my job is helping people find and celebrate the strengths in their relationships that make a positive difference. As the Family Educator, I collaborate with family members of the youth who access our services. “Family members” can be anyone whom the youth considers a support…parents, grandparents, partners, friends, roommates etc… I provide support related to education and information about adolescent mental health and substance use, system navigation, safety and crisis planning, advocacy, and skills and strategies to make being a support person a little easier. I can meet with family members one to one, and I also facilitate a number of groups. One of the most important things that I can provide is a safe and non-judgmental space to talk, share and learn.
Best Advice you’ve ever received:
Never give unsolicited advice!
Song that’s been stuck in your head:
All The Time – Bahamas