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Quinn Pham

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services



Company/Organization: Youth Emergency Services and Shelter
Company/Organization website: http://www.yessiowa.org
Destination: Des Moines/Iowa
Timeframe: Spring

Advisor/Coordinator Email: enloe@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Resident Advisor - supervise daily/nightly routines to make sure children meet their needs, and interact with children who have experienced traumas in their life.

I accomplished...
There was one kid who has autism came to the shelter a month ago. When he first got there, he didn't speak at all as well as he didn't know any necessary words to talk. After a few weeks being in the shelter, he spoke by using daily words, he knew how to count from 1-10, and he used few sign languages that we taught him to express his actions and feelings.

I learned...
I have learned that in working with traumatized children, I need to stay calm and think smart for the soluntions in any situations.

Advice for others...
Try your best and keep asking questions because there is no stupid question.

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