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Summer 2005

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Job Shadowing

Each 2005 Raven's Quest participant had the opportunity to job shadow in three different behavioral health organizations over the course of six weeks during the Summer Institute. Job shadowing was done Tuesday mornings, all day Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Students participated in a variety of experiences. Some students shadowed one individual in an organization, while others shadowed several employees. Students interacted with clients, observed team meetings, interviewed staff members and participated in field trips and special events at the job sites. The organizations served a variety of clients from young children to the elderly. Some programs dealt with homeless people, while others focused on substance abuse or developmental and emotional disabilities. Job shadowing organizations for 2005 included the following: Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Anchorage Community Mental Health Services, Southcentral Foundation, Alaska Children's Services, Ernie Turner Center, Catholic Social Services and Hope Community Resources, Inc.

RQSI 2005 - Job Shadowing

Sherri Harvey (middle) takes a break from a hard working day to pose with the staff from Catholic Social Services's Clare House. (left)

Brenda Belcher plays a fun game of cribbage with the clients at Daybreak II, a facility that works with seniors. (right)

RQSI 2005 - Job Shadowing
RQSI 2005 - Job Shadowing

Although she is doing something as simple as folding clothes at the St. Francis House, Beatrice Katongan knows it is for a good cause and seems to be having fun at the same time. (left)

Amanda McCubrey (left) poses next to a staff member at Newhall of Alaska Children's Services. (right)

RQSI 2005 - Job Shadowing
RQSI 2005 - Job Shadowing

During their job shadowing experience at the Ernie Turner Center, James Munn and Sandi Ahlers worked with a previous Raven's Quest Summer Institute participant who is now a staff member at the Center! (left)

Jean Paul Ouellette, Kimberly Curtis and Letha Williams step outside the Daybreak facility to pose with a friendly staff member and to enjoy their beautiful flowers. (right)

RQSI 2005 - Job Shadowing
RQSI 2005 - Job Shadowing

The job-shadowing experience seemed to have been a positive one for the staff at Hope Community Resources and for participant Alexandra Tabares. (left)

While waiting to observe a staff meeting at Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Xiao Guan watches a video on counseling skills and admires the pleasant atmosphere in this colorful office. (right)

RQSI 2005 - Job Shadowing