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Wittman receives State Award for Leadership and Development

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August 29, 2018
Family Service Society, Inc. therapist, Brooke Wittman, LMHC, CSAYC was honored by the Indiana Association of Juvenile Sex Offender Practitioners (IN-AJSOP) with the presentation of the Bobby Jones Award for leadership and development at their annual conference on August 2, 2018.

IN-AJSOP is a professional association comprised of individuals and organizations that, in their daily work, respond to youth who have caused sexual harm. In response to Indiana’s lack of a standardized model of care for these youth, the Association emerged in 2004 to lead Indiana’s professional treatment community toward adoption of a best practice approach to assessment and intervention.

“The Sexually Abusive Youth (SAY) program at Family Service Society, Inc. has the mission of working with adolescents who have caused sexual harm to learn to become healthier adolescents who will live a life free from causing harm to others.” said Brett Boswinkle, LMHC, CSAYC, and Clinical Administrator for FSSI. “The SAY program is focused on sexual abuse prevention by intervening with those who have caused harm.”

The Award is named after Bobby Jones, who provided significant leadership in the development of IN-AJSOP training and credentialing programs – with specific direction and emphasis in the areas of cultural and linguistic competence and respectful customer 1st service to youth and families. Bobby passed away on April 29th, 2011. In his honor, the IN-ASJOP Board of Directors presents the Bobby Jones award each year at the annual conference. This is the most prestigious award given by IN-AJSOP and have only been eight (8) awards ever distributed.

The 2018 recipient of the award is Family Service Society Inc.’s own, Brooke Wittman, LMHC, CSAYC.

In her nomination, Wittman was praised for her work with sexually maladaptive youth and their families in community-based treatment. She exhibits the highest level of professionalism including compassion for youth and families by providing services that are culturally sensitive, shows dedication to her clients and her approach to handling difficult issues creates comfort and trust. Her compliance to IN-AJSOP best practice standards is excellent and she is always looking for innovative ways to serve her families to help them change their lives for good.

”I am grateful for the recognition of a career I love doing. It is a reflection of the team I work with and the agency that continues to support us and our community. I feel as if I am part of an extended family. I feel honored to continue developing my career and the communities I serve.” Said Wittman.

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