Name: Leslie Davidson
Position: Lead Clinical Intervention Specialist
Fun Fact/Quote? "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. MLK Jr."
What does your average day look like? I am working as a clinician in both individual sessions and milieu support for Horace Mann Elementary School in Oakland. This is a high needs school and work to support the kiddos in various ways to meet their needs. I am either working with kiddos in their sessions or in the classroom helping with restorative circles and community/relationship building.
Why do you do this work? I have always loved working with youth and have loved being a therapist. Doing this work helps me to feel like I am part of a bigger effort and initiative to make the lives of our youth as best as possible, because they are our future and they need the love and guidance that we provide so that they have the opportunity to meet their full potentials. It is the responsibility of adults I believe, to help create the space for each and every single youth to have a life filled with love, joy, opportunity, and growth.
What hope do you have for the future of All-In? To be able to continue to provide the in-school emotional/therapeutic support to as many youth and partners as possible and to be able to continue to improve the ways we work with them to help them with continued greater success and growth