All Kinds of News for December 06, 2017
Janet Levitt came to Vive in 2010. She joined the team as a parent coach and over time moved through various leadership roles. Janet helped develop and implement the parent coach training protocols and still is active in training parent coaches in all 8 regions. She at one time also held the position of national clinical director. Janet is currently the regional director of the Vive Chicago region and has built strong relationships in the community in order to better to serve the clients and families served in that region.
When asked about the work she does with parents and what she finds most rewarding, Janet states, "One of the most powerful moments in the work we do, is when the parents are finally able to allow their child or young adult to launch forward into their lives without feeling as if they need to rescue or fix things for them. That turning point when parents are no longer enabling, hovering, anxious or scared is a powerful time. When they are finally able to find the joy in their child or young adult's growth and momentum toward heathly independence, that is the sweet spot and the reason we do what we do."
In response to a question about her role as regional director and what she enjoy mosts about that, Janet says, "To watch and participate in the collaborative process with the mentors and coaches is amazing. During this process we are working at a systematic level that takes into account the family, extended family, community members and beyond. It's within this multi-systemic approach that many levels of work is being done by the client and the parents and is supported by the whole team."
Vive Family Support Program is a relational and experiential therapeutic support service for pre-teens, adolescents, young adults and their families. With our unique approach and roots in the community, Vive works closely with families to offer insight, implement coping skills, and rebuild trust within the family system. Our goal is to ensure lasting positive change.