"I want professionals to be light workers for young people."
There is something to be said about the power of young people.
When I see them, I see hope, freedom, potential, and creativity. I don't see rebels or behavioural issues or problem kids. I see risk-takers & young warriors using their strengths to survive.
I see myself.
I was that "at-risk" youth--with one very committed worker who stuck with me & cultivated my potential.
My passion is grounded in my personal experience. Because of this, I show you--case managers, social workers, & administrators-- how to build empowering relationships with your young clients. I know, first-hand, the impact you can have.
I specialize in helping professionals to:
Build a culturally respectful rapport with their clients
Re-write negative narratives about youth
Show young people how to harness their energy in less destructive ways
Help youth to preserve their culture & traditions, while improving their decision-making
I help practitioners solidify why they do helping work.
My seminars, courses, and away-days cover topics that span beyond youth development to include:
Working with Gang Members
Helping Afro-Caribbean Families
Redefining Black Masculinity
If you are ready to grow the skills of your staff with a seminar, course, or away-day activity, let's begin a conversation about your needs here.