BreeAnna Fletcher, Recreation Therapy Intern
I take a student rock climbing every week. She is getting to a point where the routes she is climbing are really stretching her abilities.
At one point while climbing a difficult route, the student stopped climbing and said, "There's nothing to hold on to." I tried to help her come up with new creative solutions to climb a little higher. This made me think of the empowerment statement, "I can do hard things." She got a little higher on the wall, but when she still struggled she asked to come down.
Written by Whitney Clayton, Case Management Intern
During our coaching session, I could tell that my student was getting a little overwhelmed with the topic we were discussing and started to feel bad about himself. I grabbed the Empowerment statement card and told him to read them out loud to me.
Written by Jared Stewart, Education Unit Manager
ScenicView's annual Black History Month celebration has passed, but we'd like to thank everyone who helped make it a huge success! This year, the focus of the weekly assemblies was on SVA's Empowerment Statements.
Emily Uasila'a shared poetry and points from the life of Pulitzer Prize winner Maya Angelou, who taught us to "find joy in the journey", and showed that "I am worthy of respect and connection".
Written by Ernest Ramos, Employment Case Manager
A student recently had a loved one pass away. She had been stressing about it for several days and the funeral was scheduled in a few days. They also had an encounter with another student at work which stressed her even more. She asked to meet with her team to request some time off because she could not handle going to work in light of all the stress she was going through.