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Employee Spotlight: Thomas Montaglione

February 17, 2021

Thomas Montaligone’s career in behavioral health spans 8 years, with 5 of those years being spent in the Charlotte area. In that short amount of time, Tom’s impact has been tremendous as he worked to become the Young Adult Program Manager for The Relatives.  As the Young Adult Program Manager, Tom helps manage the On Ramp Resource Center, which is a drop-in resource center for any young […]

Employee Spotlight: Jasun Thompson

February 1, 2021

Jasun Thompson, the Program Manager for the Howard Day Treatment Program in Fayetteville, NC, has an extensive background in mental and behavioral health.  His passion for the work he does and the lives he can impact serves as his daily inspiration. Read more about Jasun’s passions and experience which continue to influence his career.  What is your background in mental or behavioral health?   I began […]

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Employee Spotlight – Kawanna Willis

September 22, 2020

Kawanna Willis is the program manager of our Liberty Day Treatment program. She has over 10 years of experience working in mental and behavioral health and her clients’ success stories have been featured during our Celebrating Our Kids event, in an impact video, and on the web. Originally from Greensboro, North Carolina, Willis has always […]

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Multiple Careers Paths With One Common Thread – Making An Impact

September 14, 2020

Jessie Britt shares his outlook on life, his career, and his community throughout his 20-year career working in children’s mental and behavioral health. Originally from Gates County, North Carolina, Jessie Britt has lived a life that not many have imagined in a rural farm town. He has played in the NFL, worked on the streets […]

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Collaborating to Do the Most

September 1, 2020

Executive Director of Day Treatment, Adrienne Leach, shares how collaborating amongst programs leads to successes at Alexander Youth Network. Adrienne started her career looking to bridge the gap between psychology and social work. She wanted to find versatility in a field where she could impact individuals through mental health but also through social services. After […]

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Playing To Their Strengths: Virtual Day Treatment

July 15, 2020

Alexander Youth Network is supporting academics and learning through technology. Since March, our Day Treatment programs have seen a significant shift in how we provide this service. The structured academic and therapeutic environment has shifted to almost complete remote sessions for the 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. program, except for weekly check-in’s which can be […]

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A Mission To Connect

February 17, 2020

Charlotte Campus Executive Director, Leonard Shinhoster, shares over 20 years of his personal and professional experience at Alexander Youth Network. If you have ever visited Alexander Youth Network’s Charlotte campus, you have probably met Leonard Shinhoster. He is almost always unmistakenly decked out in a blazer with a Washington Redskins cap. Usually, he’s the first […]

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Bark and Heal: Building Relationships & Building Skills

February 14, 2020

Alexander Youth Network welcomes the latest Bark and Heal class to our Charlotte Psychiatric Residential Program. Bark and Heal is one of the many therapeutic programs at Alexander Youth Network. The canine skills training programs offers the children at Alexander the opportunity to develop individual relationships with the dog they are paired within the program. […]

Building Skills Outside of the Classroom

August 27, 2019

Alexander partners with bus drivers and school district officials to create trauma-informed spaces outside of the classroom. A primary goal of treatment programs at Alexander Youth Network is to ensure that children are able to use their self-coping and regulating techniques outside of their treatment programs. A key indicator of the success of our programs […]

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Bark and Heal Makes a Furry Entrance at North Shelby Day Treatment

July 25, 2019

Meet the Animals at Alexander – Bark and Heal at North Shelby Day Treatment Our latest Bark and Heal class started at North Shelby Day Treatment which serves children grades K-5. In this program, five children will be paired with four canines from Clifford’s Army Rescue Extravaganza. Having four canines that are paired with five […]

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