“I work at a teen residential facility. We house kids from ages 10-17 and they live there full time. The kids we host are on the verge of crisis. Our goal is to provide trauma-informed care for these youth as they have serious emotional or behavioral issues. As a facility, we provide round-the-clock care, emotional support and counseling, and teach healthy relationships in a stable environment. Reunifying with families, when possible, is always the top priority.
My day-to-day goal as a staff member is to foster a healthy stable relationship with each child. My job is to make sure they are following the schedule, going to school, therapy, and to provide transportation for those who work. I also take part in conversations with the children and their therapists about the progress they are making. And ensure the environment is safe both emotionally and physically.”