Summer 2018

Summer 2018 is flying by!

A big thank you to those in WI who have been open to meeting & possibly collaborating, passing the word on about Aspire, & hiring Aspire! I fully appreciate the warm MI welcome from the WI MINTies (they put on a great MI Conference) including but not limited to Laura A. Saunders, Vonda Benson from the WI Department of Corrections, & Rachel Galanis at Southwest KeyTim Grove from SaintA, the Development Team at Employ Milwaukee, & others have been gracious in offering connections & possible collaboration ideas, too.

I had a great time facilitating Trauma Informed Care and MCM Certificate trainings in the last few months.  I facilitated a Trauma Informed Care Pre-Conference Institute & the 2-day MCM Institute at the National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC right before Memorial weekend. Soon after I facilitated a 2-day Medical Case Manager Certificate Program training in Pittsburgh, PA for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation funded HIV/AIDS programs & collaborators. I was back at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, CO in June for a lively follow up training focused on Motivational Interviewing (MI) & Personality Disorders.

I am excited to co-facilitate a MI Basic training with Vonda Benson (mentioned above) in early June & August. It is fun getting acclimated to new environments. I look forward to continued work with the WI DOC, which was made possible by Rachel Galanis, Laura Saunders & Vonda Benson.

I look forward to vacation for a couple of weeks in July, then more training in WI! I am excited to present at the WI NASW Conference in October, and to attend the 2018 international MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) Forum in October!

As I have said before, I am very grateful to work with wonderfully compassionate, passionate people in the helping field, including but not limited to…

  • Aurora Housing Authority
  • Camp To Belong – WI
  • CO Housing & Finance Authority (CHFA Reach)
  • CO Department of Human Services
  • CO Works Professional Development Conference
  • Consortium of Older Adult Wellness (COAW)
  • Denver HIV Resources (DHR)
  • Denver Public Schools, Foster Care Program & Homeless Education Network (HEN)
  • Financial Health Institute
  • Harbor Haven Health & Rehabilitation
  • Hopeful Haven
  • Human Service Network of Colorado
  • Jefferson County DHS: CO Works, Employment First, Child Care Assistance Program, Workforce, Child Support & More
  • Jewish Healthcare Foundation
  • Laura A. Saunders Consulting
  • Mercy Regional Medical Center – LINK Program
  • Professional Association of Social Workers in HIV/AIDS (PASWHA)
  • WI Department of Corrections
  • WorkLife Partnership & WorkLab Innovations

Help spread the word & bring Aspire more fully to the WI helping field! 🙂

I am honored that I get to do this work.