To obtain a behavioral health case management position where I can provide quality service to consumers. To obtain a recovery support position where I can help consumers facilitate personal change and build recovery capital.
▪ March 2014 – Presently employed
Oklahoma County Community Sentencing Program ▪ 217 N. Harvey, Ste. 306, OKC, OK 73102
To facilitate discussion and activities corresponding with the curriculum of Interactive Change Journaling. Create innovative record keeping strategies. Provide participants with completion certificates.
(Sister to Sister & OCARTA CARES program)▪ July 2011 – January 2014
Oklahoma C.A.R.T. Association (OCARTA) ▪ 2808 NW 31st. St. OKC, OK 73112
Coordinate staff meetings; arrange group schedules for individuals receiving Services, use of Microsoft office software, use of government performance and Results act website. Build and maintain files according to federal guidelines.
(Sister to Sister & OCARTA CARES program)▪ May 2008 – July 2011
Oklahoma C.A.R.T Association (OCARTA) ▪ 2808 NW 31st. St. OKC, OK 73112
Provide Recovery Support Services to consumers. Create program intake procedures and implement them. Create consumer tracking procedures for grant compliance reporting.
A working knowledge of the 12-steps. Extensive knowledge of community resources. Microsoft Office proficient. Alpha-Numeric filing knowledge. Funding Opportunities search knowledge. Ethical. Motivational Interviewing. Cognitive behavioral therapy knowledge.
Mid America Christian University
January 2017 ▪Projected Graduation Date Substance Abuse Counseling. 3.2 grade point average
Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist # 129191 Feb. 2015- Dec. 2015
Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager Level CM 1 # 305249
Carla Woodfork Friend Contact for Number
Bruce McGill Mentor Contact for Number
Charlene Palmer Friend Contact for Number
Now here it is 8 years later and I am still in recovery. Not without issues and concerns, just without the desire to drink or use drugs. The things that I made excuses about now I make responsible decisions about. The people I thought I could not live without are today, the people that I pray about. The gossip that I created and perpetrated, is now the repentance that I fall on my knees about. The cards that life handed me then are the same cards as today, just without my ego attached to them. The arrogance and conceitedness that I used to belittle others, is now the humble pie that I swallow. The cuss words that the demon in me spewed then, is now the rebuke of the very same spirit of itself.
I got behind my own self 8 years ago, and let a power greater than myself lead my down the path of righteousness for the good Lord's sake.
8 years clean and sober. December 29, 2014
8 years ago today, I found myself in a
situation that was complicated to escape. I was dusted and disgusted with
myself and life in general. My heart was heavy, but my drive was strong.
I was not raised like that.
I come a legacy of hard-working, determined Black women.
I had not seen my 3 babies in about a year.
I was the talk of the hood, cause I played a role very well.
I DID NOT HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AT ALL.
I was spiritually and morally bankrupt.
I was angry and believed that I deserved to die a horrible death.
I slept and ate with killers and silly women.
The police officer that charged me with possession with intent had been watching me for months (he thought I was a twelve year old).
I had created about 100 soul ties
The last man I lived with was trigger happy and hated his mother ( he is still on the Oklahoma's most wanted list).
December 29, 2006, I left the shartel motel and stretched out in a facility for people that have trouble dealing with life without the use of controlled dangerous substances (including alcohol).
I surrendered my will to the care of GOD as I understood him.
I cried and screamed and wrestled with about 12 principalities.
I was counseled by a woman who saw something in me that I did not see (RIP Shirley Yancey).