Core Value Winner – Impact – May 2021

Impact Drives Lasting Change

We seek to make lasting change in the lives of those we work with by providing services that are inclusive, measurable, and durable. We maximize our impact by investing in staff and board development. Feedback presents opportunity for action, which enhances and strengthens our programs and their outcomes. 

WINNER: Zachariah Mahullo

Zach is the Unit Supervisor for our Caminos West Falling Waters quarantine unit. Although there is a lot of stress that comes with being in a constant quarantine unit, Zach goes above and beyond to check on others during this difficult and stressful time. He is exceptional at ensuring staff are scheduled for transports to take youth to their doctors’ appointments. He truly makes an impact on this entire Caminos West program and the Falling Waters campus.

Congratulations and thank you, Zach!

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Listen and Respond with Empathy

Empathy will guide our programming and culture at all levels.  A supportive work and program environment means valuing the voices of all people, ensuring equitable representation, and growing a desire to know and understand others.  We recognize that with empathy we will better understand what type of care and encouragement to provide. 

WINNER: Korinne Troshak

Korinne is the Permanency Technician at UMHC-BCC in PA.  As such she meets with UMHC residents and other kids in the community to provide Statewide Adoption Network services. Korinne has proven to be a tremendous asset to that program and to the kids and families in the program.  She quickly builds a positive rapport with her clients and her ‘kids’ report that she is very easy to talk to because she is so caring and empathetic.  A worker from another provider agency remarked about Korinne, “Korinne is compassionate, enthusiastic, engaging, intelligent, and resourceful!

Congratulations Korinne and thank you!

 

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Core Value Winner Relationships May 2021

Foster Relationships within our Community

Openness and honesty with all stakeholders make for both the best program outcomes and team culture. Inclusive practices are the building blocks for trust. We create space for conversations that grow transparency about our decisions, promises, and understanding of one another. 

WINNER: Whitney McDowell 

During COVID, Whitney Mc Dowell, case manager in Denton, has risen above the daily stressors, taken on a multitude of additional tasks with no complaints.  Whitney has fostered relationships with DSS and our local schoolteachers, guidance counselors and school psychologist as well as many community partners.  Her cheerful demeanor puts everyone at ease and her confident approach and solution focused decision making contributes to everyone’s team.  Board of Child Care is truly fortunate to have such a dedicated employee and the Denton campus team is appreciative beyond words for her every day.

Congratulations Whitney and Thank You! 

 

 

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Core Value Winner Safety – May 2021

Safety as A Mindset

We value life, spirit, and health above all else and take action to maintain the safety of our workplaces, programs, and services through a trauma-responsive lens. We are personally accountable for our own safety and collectively responsible for the mental, emotional, and physical safety of our community.

WINNER: Terri Montague In the beginning of this year, we were all getting restless from the Covid pandemic of 2020, but it was time to get back in the game! Here at Baltimore, we really needed to conduct an emergency preparedness drill to ensure everyone remembered the procedures and protocols for the Sever Weather Drill. Terri one of our long-standing unit supervisors took the initiative knowing not everyone would have the opportunity to attend the in-house trainings and conducted a virtual you tube training for all Baltimore staff. Thanks, Terri, for ensuring the knowledge and training was conveyed to all staff and ensuring the safety of others.

Congratulations Terri and thank you!

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Core Value Winner (Impact) – May 2020

 

IMPACT drives lasting change

We seek to make lasting change in the lives of those we work with by providing services that are durable, measurable, and sustainable.  We will maximize our impact by investing in staff and board development.  Feedback gathered from our entire community will enhance and strengthen our programs and their outcomes. 

WINNER: Aleesha Gladden 

Aleesha is a Therapist at the Strawbridge School.  She has been a Rockstar this year, passionately taking the lead on two important projects.  Aleesha has organized several college and trade school tours for Strawbridge students, and the energy she brings to those tours has inspired some youth to commit to the next steps in their educational careers.  Aleesha has also implemented a new hip-hop group curriculum this year, using the universal language of music to connect with her high schoolers in new ways.  On top of the various ways she is impacting students, she also the “self-care queen” of Strawbridge, always reminding her colleagues to take care of themselves and prioritize their well-being.  Aleesha’s enthusiasm is inspiring for us all!

Congratulations Alessha and thank you!

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Core Value Winner (Empathy) – May 2020

 

Listen and Respond with EMPATHY

Empathy will guide our programming and culture at all levels.  A supportive work and program environment means possessing a desire to know and understand others. We recognize that with empathy we will better understand what type of care and encouragement to provide. 

WINNER: Elizabeth Diaz  

Although the Wraparound Program  is new to BCC, we have been doing a lot within the community and state. Being a part of the Wraparound Program, I have learned a lot watching Elizabeth show empathy not only to each family we work with, but to the everyone she encounters, especially the Wraparound Team. She takes the time to check in weekly with each of us to not only see what’s new with each family, but to check in on us and showing empathy during this crazy time of COVID-19. She listens and provides helpful feedback anytime and she is AWESOME!

Thank you, Elizabeth and congratulations!

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Core Value Winner (Relationships) – May 2020

 

Foster RELATIONSHIPS within our Community

Openness and honesty with all stakeholders make for both the best program outcomes and team culture. We, as an organization, must act with integrity, build trust with one another, and be committed to transparency about our decisions and promises.

WINNER: Cierra Phillips  

Here is what her nomination said:

I received a call from Cierra Phillips regarding a court case that was continued at least 3 times for a client who would be returning to her family home and Cierra would be sending the official discharge notification. I want to thank Cierra and the client’s team for navigating this case in a trauma responsive and professional manner. The client’s family had negative experiences throughout her time in care (pre-dating her placement at BCC) which impacted her placement at BCC. I witnessed firsthand how our team helped the family (mom) build a relationship that was based on trust. I know this case was more time demanding and difficult than most. I appreciate everyone meeting the family where they were in the process. Special thanks to Maggie for supervising a difficult visit, Donna D. for ensuring the youth’s needs were met, and both Kyle K. and Abbie W. for supporting Cierra and the youth at the court cases. Cierra was the first point of contact, and unfortunately endured most of the negative responses. She handled herself in a manner that makes me happy to have her on our team.

Congratulations and thank you!

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Core Value Winner (Safety) – May 2020

Safety as A Mindset

We value life, spirit, and health above all else and take action to maintain the safety of our workplaces, programs, and services. We are personally accountable for our own safety and collectively responsible for the safety of our community.

WINNER: Brianna Diggs

Bri is our health and safety coordinator and is consistently making sure that all cottages have their PPE supplies, sewing masks, keeping an inventory of our PPE materials, maintaining medication passes, conducting training for CPR and First Aid along with medication administration, while being an overall positive light on our campus. Bri is consistently helping with behavioral management and is a resource on campus to all staff.

Bri, thanks so much for being a role model to your fellow staff and our youth. Congratulations!

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Core Value Winners January 2020

ALL-STAFF MEETING

Board of Child Care’s Core Values of Safety, Relationships, Empathy and Impact provide a solid foundation for all staff to grow professionally, personally and spiritually.

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, during BCC’s all staff meeting, our President and CEO Laurie Anne Spagnola presented awards to several amazing team members who embody our core values to make a greater impact on the youth and families we serve.

Join us as we celebrate our BCC Core Value Award Winners.

SAFETY as A Mindset.  We value life, spirit, and health above all else and take action to maintain the safety of our workplaces, programs, and services. We are personally accountable for our own safety and collectively responsible for the safety of our community.

 

 

Foster RELATIONSHIPS within our Community.  Openness and honesty with all stakeholders make for both the best program outcomes and team culture.

We, as an organization, must act with integrity, build trust with one another, and be committed to transparency about our decisions and promises.

 

 

Listen and Respond with EMPATHY.  Empathy will guide our programming and culture at all levels. A supportive work and program environment means possessing a desire to know and understand others. We recognize that with empathy we will better understand what type of care and encouragement to provide.

 

IMPACT Drives Lasting Change.  We seek to make lasting change in the lives of those we work with by providing services that are durable, measurable, and sustainable. We will maximize our impact by investing in staff and board development. Feedback gathered from our entire community will enhance and strengthen our programs and their outcomes.

 

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Board of Child Care Core Value Award Winners

Board of Child Care’s core values of Safety, Empathy, Integrity, and Impact provide a solid foundation for all staff to grow professionally, personally and spiritually.

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, during BCC’s all staff meeting, our President and CEO Laurie Anne Spagnola presented several amazing team members who embody our core values to make a greater impact on the youth and families we serve.

Join us as we celebrate our BCC Core Value Award Winners.

 

Safety as a mindset. We value life, spirit, and health above all else and take action to maintain the safety of our workplaces, programs, and services. We are personally accountable for our own safety and collectively responsible for the safety of our community.

 

 

Empathy will guide our programming and culture at all levels.  A supportive work and program environment mean possessing a desire to know and understand others. We recognize that with empathy we will better understand what type of care and encouragement to provide.

 

Integrity, openness, and honesty with all stakeholders make for both the best program outcomes and team culture. We, as an organization, must build trust with our program participants by being thoughtful, transparent, and committed to our decisions and promises.

 

 

Impact drives lasting change. We seek to make lasting change in the lives of those we work with by providing services that are durable, measurable, and sustainable.  We will maximize our impact by investing in staff and board development.  Feedback gathered from our entire community will enhance and strengthen our programs and their outcomes.

                       

                            

Thank you to all of our amazing staff!

Learn more about our dynamic Board of  Child Care staff and career opportunities here.

 

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