Natasha Vinakor has been with Civicorps for over 10 years, first as a job training supervisor, then as a Case Counselor, and in her current role as Lead Counselor. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specialized in transitional age youth, and trained in psychodynamic therapy, as well as EMDR. Like many counselors, Natasha is in the field trying to give back the support and guidance given to her in difficult times. She believes in social justice and the importance of micro and macro approaches to achieve it.
Creating a Family Culture in an Alternative School Setting Learn about Civicorps’ continuous improvement since its inception in 1983. Through open dialogue with the young adults they serve, their focus now includes robust support services, enhanced academic content relevancy, and all staff training in Trauma Informed Care and implementation of Restorative Justice. A current Walter S. Johnson funded 3-year study of their work with Foster Youth, has allowed further development of program components with a lens on supporting those impacted by involvement in the foster care system and other reengaged young adults. Ongoing conversation and commitment make all these pieces fit together to build the family dynamic Corpsmembers speak of while maintaining program integrity and accountability.
the annual alternative accountability policy forum is a conference from: