SOCIAL SERVICES - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - PUBLIC HEALTH – CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES AND COLLECTIONS
As the Adolescent Family Life Program case manager, Bethany works closely with pregnant and parenting teens to help them to achieve health, educational and personal goals while developing parenting skills and support networks. Bethany has an uncanny ability to engage these youth and quickly earn their trust. This greatly enhances her case management efforts to connect these young families with essential medical, psycho-social and nutritional support. Bethany has a “never-give-up” attitude, which allows her to negotiate all barriers to ensure that the youth whom she serves receive the assistance they need to become good parents and self-sufficient members of our community. For example, Bethany worked with a set of young parents whose infant was not thriving. Bethany immediately recognized the problem as serious and connected the family with health care professionals for further assessment. She worked closely with the family, especially when the infant’s condition worsened, accompanying them to specialists, who ultimately performed a simple, yet life saving surgery. Bethany truly makes a difference in the lives of all she touches.
Business/Government— Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, Independent Living Program
Community Organization— The Salvation Army