All Kinds of News for July 11, 2018
PRN for Families is excited to announce some changes on their clinical team. The Lakewood, Colorado-based program is pleased to welcome a new clinician, Matthew Laycock, LMSW, LAC to their team of Family Consultants. Based in Denver, Colorado, Matthew has assumed responsibility for PRN’s Denver area clients, while another of PRN Family Consultants, Kelsey Morell, LMSW, has relocated to the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. Kelsey will work with PRN clients in the midwest, and has also taken the lead on PRN’s ongoing collaboration with Voyageur Outward Bound School.
Matthew Laycock LMSW, LAC, comes to PRN after earning his master’s degree from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a dual minor in Adolescent Studies and Spiritual and Cross Cultural Beliefs, from Hobart and William Smith College. Matt’s prior professional experiences include working with behaviorally and emotionally struggling adolescents at Wediko Children's Services in New Hampshire and in New York City; serving as a jail-based clinician specializing in dual diagnosis treatment at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health in Colorado; and as a Clinical Case Manager working with disenfranchised members of the community through The Mental Health Center of Denver. Matt is originally from Taos, New Mexico, where he grew up skiing and spending his time in the mountains. His love of the outdoors – and especially the mountains – compelled him to move to Colorado after graduate school. He works with PRN clients in the Denver area, where his primary focus is on supporting young adults with the skills and strategies needed to live more productive, independent lives.
Kelsey Morell, LMSW, has been working with PRN for Families since 2016, focusing specifically on PRN’s young adult clients in the Denver and Boulder area, as well as with other Colorado-based PRN for Families clients. Having recently relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kelsey now works with PRN families in the Midwest region, and leads our collaborative extended care program with Voyageur Outward Bound School. The VOBS / PRN collaboration is in its third year, and has seen tremendous growth in participation as families seek to extend the benefits of their wilderness experience. Families who participate in the VOBS Intercept program are eligible to enroll in PRN’s extended care program, which makes available a high level of support at low cost to families who otherwise may not be able to access a wilderness experience, or for whom this experience may be an early attempt at behavioral intervention for their child. Kelsey has also been spearheading a webinar series aimed at helping VOBS families understand how to best prepare for their child’s transition home. More information about PRN's Extended Care for VOBS families may be found at: http://www.prnforfamilies.com/outward-bound-aftercare/.
Matt and Kelsey will work closely with Charles Elias and the rest of the PRN for Families team to serve the needs of clients beyond their geographic regions as appropriate and necessary. PRN for Families is known for its customized approach to working with families, and all of the programs Family Consultants are trained in home-based assessment, and in the family preservation model that is utilized as a model for the wraparound services the program provides. Matt can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Kelsey may be reached at email@example.com.
About PRN for Families
PRN for Families is an accredited, home-based support program that serves families who have children or young adults who are struggling, or for whom an out-of-home placement may be necessary. Since 2003, PRN for Families has offered intensive at-home intervention, crisis support, transition and reunification services that empower and support families so that they may live together successfully and safely.