May 2016 KSSN Spotlight
For the month of May, we are proud to spotlight Rebecca Stevens, KSSN Program Manager for Family Outreach Center. Family Outreach Center is one of three clinical agencies who employ the site team clinicians at KSSN schools. The clinicians provide strengths-based, child-centered and family-focused services to students and families in the schools, in homes, and out in the targeted local community. Their mental health services include individual and family therapy, crisis response, early impact services, clinical case management, and psycho-educational group services provided during and after school.
Rebecca has worked for Family Outreach for 10 years, and has been working with the KSSN clinical staff since 2010. As the Manager, she provides program oversight, administration, and supervision to the site team clinicians at Alpine Elementary, Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center, Lee Middle-High, Godfrey Elementary, East Lee Campus, Godwin High School, Parkview Elementary, North Godwin Elementary, and Stocking Elementary.
Rebecca says her favorite part of the job is having case consultations with staff and hearing about the wonderful work that they are doing. She says that the work of KSSN has an incredible impact on the community, and it is the stories and changes in individual children and families that keep her energized. One story of success that Rebecca thinks of often involves a family receiving Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The daughter had an extensive history of trauma and was often triggered at school. The clinician, community school coordinator, principal, teachers, and—in fact—the entire district, were all highly involved in working with the child and family in creative ways to help her manage in the school setting. For that child, Rebecca says it really did take a village of committed people, and because of their focused and coordinated efforts, the child is doing very well today.
When Rebecca is not working at Family Outreach Center or in one of the schools, you can find her spending time with her family. She is married and has three children who keep her very busy! She also loves camping, reading, gardening, and DIY home projects and crafts.
Thank you, Rebecca, for sharing your passion and expertise with KSSN. You are a strong partner to our community school work, and your commitment and care have impacted the lives of numerous children, youth, and families in Kent County!