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Savannah Farner

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services


Minor/option/emphasis: CHFS-Adult/Family Programs

Company/Organization: YSS
Company/Organization website: http://www.yss.org
Destination: Ames, IA
Timeframe: Spring

Advisor/Coordinator Email: enloe@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Client supervision Preparing and serving meals to the clients De-escalating clients when needed Engaging with clients when they are at baseline in order to encourage them in their sobriety Leading skill groups Attending staff meetings and trainings Documentation

I accomplished...
Learning how to work with adolescence recovering from addiction.

I learned...
You're never going to be able to please everyone, specifically all the clients. And that's okay, I wouldn't be doing my job well if all the clients were happy with me all the time.

Advice for others...
Don't get caught up in needing to know everything or never messing up, we're all human and you have to learn one way or another.

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