Sharon works for a state Department of Human Services that provides residents of the state with a range of services to support self-sufficiency and safety, including elder abuse prevention, child support programs, and aid for families.
Sharon is a Business Support Analyst for the Department and focuses on coordinating public and private resources to ensure culturally sensitive programming for refugee resettlement. Her goal leaving the Institute was to review their program’s cultural orientation curriculum in order to identify ways to integrate healthy relationship education.
Sharon shared the information she learned from the Integration Institute with her direct manager. Upon receiving positive feedback, she began sharing resources from the Resource Center’s website with colleagues. One of Sharon’s contractors approached her about offering an afterschool program to support relationship education with teenagers. Sharon shared the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families website with the contractor, who found a number of helpful resources.