Adult Facilitator/Project Intern (Masters Level): Intergroup Dialogue-Social Change Agents Program (I-SCA), University of Michigan School of Social Work
August 2010-August 2011
Ann Arbor MI, Ypsilanti, MI
- Facilitated dialogues with high school students in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor districts surrounding topics on race & ethnicity, religion & spirituality, sexual orientation, sex, gender and gender identity, ability status, age, and class.
- Contributed to creating a space where students can engage in respectful dialogue across differences.
- Through co-facilitation, assisted in modeling to students how to communicate with others about tough issues around stereotypes, prejudices, conflicts, and the pain that comes with experiencing oppression.
- Through the process of teaching, learning and self-reflection, actively participated with students in respecting the experiences and perspectives of others, thinking critically about any biases that we may have, and helping to recognize roles we may play that can be oppressive to others in order to find ways we can go against oppression through social action.
- Assisted with program planning and implementation, student recruitment & retention.
- Engaged in continuous facilitation training, collect data for research, as well as program development and evaluation.
School Social Work Intern (Undergraduate Level) in the Pontiac School District
September 2009- May 2010
- Under supervision of a Licensed Social Worker, addressed the needs of children within Pontiac Middle School who had been certified as emotionally, cognitively, visually, or otherwise impaired.
- Addressed concerns of students in the general population as well through conflict resolution and follow-ups, advocating for resources, etc.
- Attended school board meetings to keep current knowledge of the concerns of parents and members of the community.
- Assisted in the recruitment process and implementation of an after-school parent support group at Pontiac Middle School.
- Worked collaboratively with administrators, teachers, and families to assist students in meeting their educational needs, utilizing their strengths, and considering their goals for the future.
Casework Intern (Undergraduate Level): Oakland County Children’s Village
May 2008- April 2009
- Provided case management services as part of a multi-disciplinary team for youth in a residential setting and their families.
- Interviewed residents regarding past and current behavior, and wrote court reports and narrative service plans for residents.