Fall 2018

Well, Fall is on its way, so the calendar says. I’m pretty sure the mosquitoes didn’t get the memo; they are crazy bad here in WI!

A continued 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 (WI DOC), & 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 co-facilitated a MI Basic training with Vonda Benson (mentioned above) in early June & August. And have now done a series of MI Basic training for the WI DOC & look forward to more! I am also facilitating MI in basic training for WI probation & parole, as well as intermediate classes.  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 November!

I continue to look for ways to support our communities through direct care, training & consulting. 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.