WHEN: Friday, October 6, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
WHERE: Rotary Botanical Gardens – 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville, WI 53545
PRICE$25 per person (plus fees if register online) or mail registration to HITF c/o Jessica Locher at 65 S. High St., Janesville, WI 53548
Limited to 150 participants.
This workshop will assist participants in understanding the benefits of self-care in the workplace to individuals, supervisors and supervisees alike. Participants will learn pro-active organizational strategies that support employees and promote health, well-being and resiliency.
Presenter: Mechele Pitt, BS, MSSW, LCSW, LICSW
Mechele is the Chief Operating Officer at Anu Family Services. Mechele is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin. She has her Master’s Degrees in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Bachelor’s degree in the area of Human Development and Family Living from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate (PACC). Mechele is also currently enrolled in the Univer-sity of Southern California’s doctoral program in Organizational Change and Leadership.
Mechele has 24 years of experience working with children and families in the Child Welfare System and youth in a variety of out-of-home care settings. Mechele also has clinical experience doing in-home family therapy, as well as individual and group counseling with adolescents. Mechele was a Lead Therapist at Eau Claire Academy. Mechele provided in-home therapy for Children’s Services Society and then went on to become the Children’s Court Services Supervisor for Eau Claire County. In this role she provided oversight to the Northwest Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Group Care/Shelter Care Facility and the Juvenile Court Intake Office. Mechele was also a Social Worker Supervisor at Eau Claire County, specializing in youth services, prior to coming to Anu Family Services in 2006.
Mechele is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and has providing strength-based training and coaching since 2005. Mechele has presented nationally and internationally and has provided training and consultation for agencies in the areas of strength based supervision practices. Mechele has also provided training and consultation in the area of permanence driven supervision practices, understanding grief, loss and trauma for children living in out-of-home care, self-care, leadership fortitude, workplace wellbeing, ethics and boundaries, and trauma informed practices and many other topics.