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AHS 145 SPEAKER NOTES

AGENCY: Hamilton Center


PRESENTER: Jane Mahurin, Mandy Posey

DATE: September 30, 2015

SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE AGENCY:


This agency provided some adult services including mental health, addiction, and
outpatient programs. They also provide support for new mothers, parenting information,
child and adolescent services, and infant and toddler services.
Their Early Headstart program, which is federally funded from the Health and Human
Services, are specific for low-income parents. This program provides weekly home visits
from teachers. For parents who need childcare because of work or school, there is a
center based option as well.
The Healthy Families program they run is state funded and nationally organized.
Their website is: Hamiltoncenter.org
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SPEAKER:
Mandy Posey specializes in recruiting new families, talking with new families about
enrolling, tracking attendance, and also educating about the home and ERSEA. Jane
oversees engagement activities and parent and community engagement.
VARIOUS EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS IN THE AGENCY:
The director of the agency oversees the managers while they in charge of basically
everything. The coordinators oversee all health services, eligibility, attendance and
enrollment. The classroom teachers include lead and associate teachers as well as
classroom aids.
Healthy Families have family support specialists who oversee initial assessments.
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF EMPLOYEES:
Healthy Families previously required a Bachelors Degree for employment, but now all
that is required is a high school diploma.
Assistant teachers require an Associates degree in Child Development. The lead teacher
requires to have a Bachelors in Child Development or Human Services with a minimum
of 30 hours of experience. The management position requires a Masters Degree with a
course in Parent Education.
INTERN AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:
There are certain protocols that must be met if wanting to be hired as an intern or to
volunteer. These include, the interview process, working through the Human Resources
departments, a tuberculosis test, background check, and a fingerprint scan. If interested,
contact Jane.
RECOMMENDATIONS TO STUDENTS IN PREPARATION FOR CAREERS IN
HUMAN SERVICES/FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION:
No recommendations to students were discussed.

AHS 145 SPEAKER NOTES


AGENCY: CASY
PRESENTER: Natalie Pew

DATE: 10/2/15

SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE AGENCY:


There a numerous programs for children and teens that are provided by Chances and
Services for Youth. The list includes: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Child and Adult Care
Food Program, and Child Care Development Fund.
Through the Child Care Resource & Referral (CCRR) the programs include:
Communities that Care, Safe Kids, Out of School Club, Strengthening Families (used
through Rave camp), Teen Court, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, and Bikes for
Tykes.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SPEAKER:
The Director of the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) started out as a 4C which
stood for: Community Coordinated Child Care. Their mission is to help families find
child care in 11 counties. The job entitles to do referrals for child care and an orientation
for people who wanted to open up family child care homes.
The Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) is program that assists working families or
students to pay for their child care. Federal dollars are given to the state whom assists low
income families or students to pay for their child care. A child care program must now
have certain requirements to be able to receive dollars such as health and nutrition, ratios,
safety, and professional development hours.
TYPES OF CHILD CARE:
There are multiple licensed child care centers here in Terre Haute, including: Hamilton
Center, Headstart, ISU Infant Toddler/Preschool Centers, United Child Care Center,
Kiddy Carousel, Union Hospital, and The Woods. These are typically bigger facilities,
with 30 or more children, with commercial property and are the most strictly regulated
programs in the United States. In programs such as these, children are safest and more
material is more developmentally appropriate.
The two different types of family child care homes include Class 1 and Class 2. The first
class is typically licensed for 10-12 children depending on the size of home and the age
of children. Class 2 child care homes are licensed for up to 16 children requiring a certain
amount of experience and also hardwiring requirement and other safety requirements.
Usually, the provider doesnt live there
There are such thing as Unlicensed Registered Ministries. These are church affiliated and
have a wide range of number of children. There are no regulations for child-adult ratio,
experience or training, and health and safety standards.
Exempt Care is mostly a part day, drop in care for about 2-3 days a week. These types of
care dont necessarily care for the same children every day and could be affiliated with an
institution with or without being licensed.
VARIOUS EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS IN THE AGENCY:
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EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF EMPLOYEES:


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INTERN AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:
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RECOMMENDATIONS TO STUDENTS IN PREPARATION FOR CAREERS IN
HUMAN SERVICES/FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION:
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AHS 145 SPEAKER NOTES


AGENCY: Vigo County Juvenile Justice Center
PRESENTER: Deborah Kessler

DATE: 10/5/2015

SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE AGENCY:


This agency is responsible for the court, probation, and detention of juveniles. The predispositional report contains legal history, education, family, counseling, and physical and
mental health. This agency supervises juveniles through school, office, and home visits
accompanied by an officer.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SPEAKER:
Deborah Kessler is th chief juvenile probation officer for Vigo County. Police reports are
given to her where she does a preliminary inquiry and are then given to an officer. She
sends the records to all five departments. She also is responsible for expunging applicable
juvenile reports.
VARIOUS EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS IN THE AGENCY:
This topic was not discussed.
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF EMPLOYEES:
This position requires a Bachelors degree from a credited four year college. One must
take and pass a service test within six months. This test recommends studying in
Indianapolis for roughly three days. It is to be taken after orientation through the adult
and juvenile department.
INTERN AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:
Internships are overseen and determined by officers. There are no volunteer
opportunities.
RECOMMENDATIONS TO STUDENTS IN PREPARATION FOR CAREERS IN
HUMAN SERVICES/FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION:
Ms. Kessler advised us to treat all internships like they were actual jobs. Shorts and tshirts are not suitable for internships and the use of phones are permitted. The way one
conducts their self is examined greatly during the internship. Also, she said to enjoy our
time spent on ourselves.

AHS 145 SPEAKER NOTES


AGENCY: Vigo County Homes for Children
PRESENTER: Sheila Priester

DATE: 10/07/2015

SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE AGENCY:


This agency was created in 1978 after the orphanage in Terre Haute was closed. There are
currently three homes and they all take referrals from the surrounding counties. The
homes are divided by gender with the third being co-ed for emergency reasons. The
homes are licensed and guided by the state for 8 children in each. They all meet
requirements from the DCS, fire marshal, and food and safety. The kids range from ages
10 through 18, mostly being aged 14 to 16. These kids are referred by DCS or CHINS
and made a ward by of the state. They can also be placed through the Juvenile
Department. They do not take private placements through desperate families. Deferred
kids usually have a deep delinquent history, and if placed through DCS, usually have a
mental health need. They do not take kids who have committed a weapon related felony,
have committed arson, or are predators. The average stay length is roughly 6 months, but
some kids have been there for 3 years. Emergency care is no more than 20 days. They
hold weekly staff meeting where kids can present their accomplishments in an effort to
keep them involved.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SPEAKER:
Ms. Priester has been the executive director for over 30 years. Her responsibilities
include managing the budget, appropriating funds, travelling to Indianapolis for
legislative issues, and serving on many different boards. On a day-to-day basis, she
coordinates flash meeting, solves and troubleshoots problems. The Human Resource
criteria involves clinical reporting and trauma informed care.
VARIOUS EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS IN THE AGENCY:
A youth care specialist lives in homes for 2 days, is off for 2 days, and then spends
another 3 days in the home. This is a full time salary position making roughly $27,000 a
year. The night supervisor is full time and makes $24,000 a year. The programs director,
who supervises direct care staff and coordinates school and recreation, makes $32,000 a
year. The family case manager conducts home visits and evaluates and connects parents
making $32,000 a year. Weekend nightly staff makes ten dollars an hour. Other jobs
include the director of treatment, executive director (who makes $35,000 a year), house
parents, secretary, maintenance man, and a food service director.
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF EMPLOYEES:
The Youth Care Specialist is required to have a high school diploma and be 21 years of
age. The Executive Director is required to have a masters degree and 5 years of
experience. The Director of Treatment must also have a masters degree. A programs
director must have a bachelors degree. Family case managers are required to have a
bachelors degree.
INTERN AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:

Interns will go to court and home visits, run groups, spend time in homes, and do
research. Internships are hosted two at a time and must request early.
RECOMMENDATIONS TO STUDENTS IN PREPARATION FOR CAREERS IN
HUMAN SERVICES/FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION:
She recommended to be certified in First-Aid and CPR.

AHS 145 SPEAKER NOTES


AGENCY: Student Affairs in Higher Education
PRESENTER: Kate Uttich, Jess Robinson

DATE: 10/14/15

SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE AGENCY:


The particular services were not discussed.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SPEAKER:
Jess Robinson is the Executive Director of Student Affairs and conducts student staff and
graduate staff interaction. Kate Uttich is the Associate Director.
VARIOUS EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS IN THE AGENCY:
Different jobs include academic advising, admissions, campus minstires, career services,
campus safety, development and fundraing, orientation, housing and residential life,
sorority life, and many more. APA or RA positions in residence halls are common choices
for undergraduate students.
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF EMPLOYEES:
Most positions require a Masters degree and reference letters.
INTERN AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:
RA and APA experiences are considered a very valuable internship. Many specific
internships are available, but not easy to obtain. Summer internships are also available.
RECOMMENDATIONS TO STUDENTS IN PREPARATION FOR CAREERS IN
HUMAN SERVICES/FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION:
They gave us tips about this area of jobs. Residential Life is not always easy and can be
very complicated and stressful. If you do become a Residential Life Student Staff
Member it is very useful! They also recommended us to get a mentor in our field.

AHS 145 SPEAKER NOTES


AGENCY: Catholic Charities
PRESENTER: Jennifer Buell

DATE: 10/21/15

SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE AGENCY:


This is a nonprofit agency that provides basic needs to individuals such as food, clothing,
shelter, and after school activities.
There are four primary programs:
Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank- This is an emergency food assistance for
nearly 32,000 in the network of counties. They not only serve Terre Haute or Vigo
County, but many surrounding counties. The mission is to feed hungry people in 7
different counties. This program provides about 2.5 million meals a year and works with
Feeding America.
Bethany House- This is an emergency shelter that is intended to be short term. Primarily
single women with or without children and also married couples with or without children
live here. There are only 6 bedrooms which are shared. The average stay is about 60
stays. They work with clients to understand what brought them there and the reasoning as
to why they need assistance. They work with the Vigo County School Corporation and
receive a service to bus students to their original school to maintain consistency.
The Soup Kitchen has been open 34 years and has never missed a day in serving a meal.
Meals are served 365 days a year and are full meals, hot or cold. Roughly 100 people are
served a day. Also, there is a closet for clothes that are donated by residents. There is a
laundry facility that is available for use.
The Ryves Youth Center sees about 1,400 to 1,500 unique children every year. It provides
programs for at risk children after school and during school breaks. There is a full day
preschool for homeless and at-risk children. Three meals are provided with learning skills
necessary for kindergarten.
BackPack Program is promotated by Feeding America. It provides backpacks filled with
nutritious food during the weekend for students who receive free meals. About 1,000
backpacks are provided every weekend.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SPEAKER:
Jennifer Buell is the Development Director and oversees fundraising efforts, donor
cultivations, solicitations, direct mail, social media, website, events, marketing, and
communications
VARIOUS EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS IN THE AGENCY:
Administrative assistants are in charge of answering phones and directing
people to the resources needed.
Development Person is responsible of all the fundraising.
The Agency Director oversees entire events and employees
Program Directors are distributed between all programs.
Other jobs include an Educational Coordinator, Preschool Director, Part-Time Case
Manager, and staff who oversee the house and cook.

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF EMPLOYEES:


Employees range from having no related experience to having degrees in this field.
INTERN AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:
Volunteers are welcome for homework help, mentoring students, Reading Champions,
coaching sports, or just playing games and chatting with kids. Internships available in
variety of different areas
RECOMMENDATIONS TO STUDENTS IN PREPARATION FOR CAREERS IN
HUMAN SERVICES/FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION:
You must have a big heart for what youre doing and have to have a mission that you are
very passionate about. Some amount of experience is recommended such as volunteering
in an area of interest.

AHS 145 SPEAKER NOTES


AGENCY: Baby & Me Tobacco Free (Union Hospital) DATE: 11/11/2015
PRESENTER: Carrie Evans
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE AGENCY:
The Baby & Me program is currently available in ten counties in Indiana. It provides
adequate support for pregnant women you want to quit smoking in order to deliver a
healthy baby. They offer great incentives for tobacco cessation such as free diapers for a
year.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SPEAKER:
Carrie Evans is the only one who runs this programs has many responsibilities. She does
counseling for the pregnant women. She takes referrals from outside sources. Her and her
patients meet four times during the pregnancy. She provides stress balls, journals, free
fitness classes, and support for these women. 70% of the patients quit the use of tobacco.
The meetings include a breath test and counseling.
VARIOUS EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS IN THE AGENCY:
There are only two social workers in the clinic and this particular program is ran by only
Carrie.
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF EMPLOYEES:
This career requires one to have a Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family
Studies.
INTERN AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:
Interns are welcome, but very limited. They shadow Carrie, call doctors, take flyers, talk
to mothers, and visit with the babies.
RECOMMENDATIONS TO STUDENTS IN PREPARATION FOR CAREERS IN
HUMAN SERVICES/FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION:
Her only recommendation was to get as many certifications now as soon as possible.

AHS 145 SPEAKER NOTES


AGENCY: Cobblestone Crossing Health Campus
PRESENTER: Hailey Robison, Jennifer Roberts, Bree Sparks

DATE: 11/20/15

SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE AGENCY:


Long-term care is provided and is paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, or private pay.
Most of the beds are privately paid for while only 8 beds are for Medicaid or Medicare.
Short-term stays are also available and this program is called Rehab to Home. This
involves patients who cant stay at the hospital, but need assistance due to a prior medical
issue. They offer physical, speech, and occupational therapy. There is also 24-hour care
available. Adult daycare services are available for family members who cant provide
care for 8 to 12 hours in a day or night. Respite stay is for 24 hours a time while the
family may have other obligations for a few days at a time. There are plenty of activities
on campus.
There are also assisted living apartments offered that are located on the campus
for senior citizens who are independent but need a little extra help. The assisted living
memory care unit is for those who struggle with Alzheimers and dementia. Most of them
are independent but for their safety, it is a secured living system. Nurses pass them
medications and provide them their meals. They are building villas with a clubhouse that
is made up of 24 homes within 12 buildings. These are for rent and should be opened in
July of 2016. They are for citizens 55 years or older. These apartments are for
independent living but are close to campus for the 24 hour emergency service. The
clubhouse has a gym and full kitchen.
The Cobblestone Crossing is owned by Trilogy Health Services out of Louisville,
KY. There are 97 campuses throughout Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, and Ohio with 6 more to
open in 2016. It is a rapid growing business. The average amount of patients is between
90 and 98 patients at a time at Cobblestone.
They have a Live a Dream program where they make the wishes of patients come
true. They do everything in their power to complete it.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SPEAKER:
Jennifer is the Customer Service Representative and also the market and admissions
director. She has been in long term care for about 18 years.
Bree is the life management director. She is a Health Sciences graduate. She started as an
assistant and moved up positions within 6 months.
Hailey is the marketing assistant where she moves paperwork and does inquiries.
VARIOUS EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS IN THE AGENCY:
The villa coordinator is responsible for filing problems w/apartments, appointments,
outings, and maintaining the overall system.
Most people start out in guest relations which is a secretarial job in charge of answering
phones, greeting residents, families, visitors, marketing department, and may also be back
up as the business office manager.

They are constantly hiring because people move up positions quickly. Jobs range from
campus level to corporate levels such as CNAs, nurses, and LPNs.
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF EMPLOYEES:
Jennifer has a high school diploma. She started as a CNA and worked in nursing homes
for about 4 years. The administrator at Cobblestone Crossing approached her for a
business office manager position.
Internships require an interview, meet with director, and then it is decided what
department you will be in. Most are around campus such as marketing, kitchen, activities,
and records.
Education depends on job. Directors positions would like for recreational therapy degree,
but not exactly necessary. Some jobs do not require a degree at all.
INTERN AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:
State mandates 4 activities a day and 2 night activities a week, but many more are
conducted at Cobblestone Crossing. Exercising, Zumba classes, happy hour every Friday
with alcohol and music. Bingo is at least twice a week. Socials, visitors, cooking class,
and art activities are also available.
Volunteers can come in for any activities. One on Ones for residents who need
psychosocial interactions. Big events need volunteers.
Contact Bree and fill out an application.
RECOMMENDATIONS TO STUDENTS IN PREPARATION FOR CAREERS IN
HUMAN SERVICES/FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION:
This topic was not discussed.