I have had the privilege to provide services as a clinical intervention specialist, mental health assistant, therapeutic behavioral coach, a counselor with Intensive Treatment Foster Care programs, the START program in Contra Costa County, supported both residential houses in Hayward, Mac-Selpa Hayward public school program, James Baldwin Academy, Pathfinders in Fremont, completed mental health assessments for community-based programs and the Aspire school programs, worked over the summer in San Francisco summer camp to serve and support Seneca clients throughout the Bay Area, and supported shifts at Willow Rock’s crisis support program and Building Blocks’ early child education program.
Throughout this time and through intersecting my experience of each program, I have gained wisdom knowledge and understanding from each and every person I've worked with and served.
To describe the unique blend of my experience and in addressing unconditional education; I live, dance, sing, and I love that I can participate in professional circles and collaborate to address issues that our clients and family face, issues that involve shared trauma, and continuously brainstorm ways that this agency can be a part of change. Change is not easy and I want to be part of the revolution; therefore I strive to stay awake and to be a part of developing teams like the teams that I have participated on and the teams that exist within Seneca.
I am not writing on behalf of Seneca, as there are many other nonprofit agencies who also provide great family work as well. What I am saying, and hope I get across, is that I have had the pleasure to work for Seneca and with people who truly believe in building and sustaining unconditional education for all children.
Tatiana Stewart, Clinical Intervention Specialist