Carla Dickhaut's -
Carla’s strengths come from working in a dynamic and complex
environment – having responsibility for the well-being of people,
especially children - as a Child and Youth Worker, an Aboriginal
Youth Worker, and in Outreach and In-Home Support. Carla is a FASD
· She has counselled high risk youth, helping them to manage their
addictions, learn self respect and show respect for others, and make
the transition to independent living.
· Supported aboriginal youth in gaining insights into their
aboriginal culture and learning ways to utilize the knowledge and
wisdom of these traditional teachings to appreciate how wonderful
their culture is and to give them a sense of self and belonging.
· Taught life skills.
· Worked with youth in skill mastery to help them find and maintain
a job, to form and maintain better relationships.
· Taught parenting and empowerment of the parent. Worked with
parents, schools and other individuals who formed the child’s
community to help them learn team building strategies for when
agencies step out of their supportive role.
· Counselled families in: family violence, work skills,
relationship and behaviour management.
· Worked in crisis or suicide intervention programs
Carla engaged in a variety of conferences, workshops, and various
certification programs related to her field – FASD, parenting
practices for foster parents, bullying, equine assisted healing,
outreach and home support. She is a certified Response Ability
Pathways (RAP) trainer for Circle of Courage.
Carla has a
calm resolve that she believes comes from her lifelong
experience with equine combined with the deeper understanding of
human interaction and self-healing that she received through
her aboriginal learning experiences. No matter what her
undertaking Carla has strived to approach her client relationships
integrity and strength of character.
highly skilled in practical conflict resolution, and behavioural
modification approaches, and human psychology in general. She
has thrived in the disability service, and is excellent in all
aspects of service delivery and supporting the corporate
culture. This person is a natural team builder and leader.”
letter addressed to Spirit of Eight
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