Family Resource Developer
Published: Mar 23, 2017
As a FRD I am able to link families in crisis to resources that they may need to help them cope with their crisis and that is available within their community.
I chose to work at Family Service Association of Greater Elgin because I thought that the position that I applied for would be a rewarding position and it turned out that was correct.
In a 2-minute elevator speech, I would say that my position entails working collaboratively with families, children, agency staff, and other providers in the community to link families in need to resources in the community.
The best part of working in the mental health field is knowing that I am hopefully making a difference in the lives of people that I work with on a daily basis. It is a rewarding experience helping people in need.
My favorite part of my job is meeting new people because I have had the chance to go out on home visits and meet people in person and it helps foster a relationship that may not have been there talking over the phone to them.
I feel that life experience has been the most influential factor in my career decisions. Because of what I’ve experienced in my life and those that God sent along my path to help me, I decided that I wanted to do the same for someone else.
My favorite quote of all time is from the Bible, Jeremiah 29:11. It says, “ For I know the plans that I have for you says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope.” This quote helps me realize that God is in control and all things work together for my good and that there are distinct plans that God has in mind for my life.
Other than Jesus Christ, if I could meet anyone in the world, I’d like to meet Benjamin Netanyahu. I am a supporter of Israel and I feel that he has been an awesome leader of Israel.
...love amusement parks and water parks.
If I could pick a superpower, it would be to read people hearts and intentions. Reading the mind would be nice, but reading the heart and knowing what someone is really feeling would be neat.
My favorite foods are Thai food and Indian food.
The weirdest thing that I have ever tried was chitterlings or pig intestines and it tasted just like it sounds, gross.
The most interesting place that I’ve visited was Motown, in Detroit. Motown is very influential in a lot of great music.