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A Little About Me: Professionally
I have been in the field of youthwork for more years than I sometimes can remember (adding all the jobs together, about 20 years). I have also done a lot of different things with youth: emergency shelter; outreach; administration; family counseling; transitional living; Adventure Based Counseling; traditional individual and group counseling; program development and grant writing. In recent years I have been encouraged by the increasing emphasis on , an approach which has always made intuitive sense to me.
For the past four years, I have been working for two small agencies, and which function as one agency. I love this job as it gives me a chance to see a bigger picture and to continue learning on an almost daily basis, two things which are important to me. I also teach one course a semester, and Introduction to Social Services at Auburn Adult and Community Education. I am especially proud of the the Social Services class has produced.
I began working on Youthwork Links and Ideas several years ago when I first started to use the internet to research information. At the time there were hardly any sites like this one, and searching for youthwork information was a long and tedious process. I decided to make the site that I wished was there. Many hours and many frustrations later, we have Youthwork Links and Ideas as it is today. Tomorrow it will be different, so keep checking back
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A Little About Me: Personally
I have lived in for over 30 years. Before moving there permanently, I attended where I received a BA in psychology and where I received an MSW.
In addition to working a lot of hours (for pay) and a lot of hours on the web site (not for pay), I also have a life. I enjoy , gardening, or as my family and neighbors put it, "cultivating the best crop of weeds in the state" - I prefer to call them . I love traveling and have visited and , among other places.
Surfing the net for new and fun sites is almost an addiction. (Some would eliminate the almost.) Here are links to family and friends' sites which I enjoy visiting.
. This site was developed by my son David and is incredibly helpful if you are a data base programmer, user, or wannabe
One of my son Greg's sites. If you are into Sony PlayStation or Nintendo, this is the site for you.
Greg's clip art site. If you need graphics for your own site, there are lots of free originals here.
. The incredibly talented artist who has drawn many of the graphics for Youthwork Links and Ideas. Thanks Emily!
displays my stepson Boris' paintings.
I have recently purchased the domain which I am using to test new ideas and to share information with family and friends. (It helps to have an unusual last name)
To receive my resume, credentials or references, e-mail me at . I have made many friends through this site who have offered suggestions for improvements and I hope to meet many more.
I look forward to hearing from you,