Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services
Company/Organization: Youth Emergency Services and Shelter
Company/Organization website: http://www.yessiowa.org
Destination: Des Moines/Iowa
Advisor/Coordinator Email: email@example.com
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.
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 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.