Tami: A story of resilience

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I am a graduate of the Child and Youth Worker program. Since graduating from Fanshawe I have been successfully employed working with children, adolescents and families in the area of mental health and psychiatric care. In 1999 I returned to UWO-Kings University College, as a part-time mature student and obtained my Bachelors in Social Work and Masters in Social Work.

I am proud to work for the Military Family Resource Centre London supporting our fallen and/or injured Canadian Armed Forces members and their families. In addition, I am honoured to have taught part-time in the CYW program at both London and Oxford County campus'. In my final year as a student of the CYW program, I had a serious car accident that almost impeded completing my school. Had it not been for the support of my peers and Fanshawe staff I would not have completed my diploma.

My education at Fanshawe provided me with a strong educational foundation that ensured I was a success in my field and inspired me to continue my education. I have been fortunate to have facilitated government pilot programs such as Violence Prevention Curriculums in schools, groups for youth at risk of early school failure, substance abuse/use programs for adolescents and a ten year tenure at Regional Mental Health Care-London Adolescent program counselling youth with serious mental health issues.

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