Dr Kat Ford, Public Health Researcher (Violence and Nightlife), Centre for Public Health, LJMU presents “The role of the Postgraduate Careers Development Advisor at CPH” at the Centre for Public Health Postgraduate Research Seminar on Thursday 9th April 2015
Established two state licensed residential group home for pregnant and parenting teen-mothers, which included, creating policy and procedures, human right policies and procedures, standard operational protocols to effectively execute programming.
Conceptualized and executed therapeutic program for teen-mothers who were in fostercare, homeless, on probation with juvenile justice system, or parental placement, providing housing, counseling and daycare services.
Created curriculum for parenting teens which helped them transition from being teenagers to teen-mothers.
Oct 2012 City of Richmond Office of Minority Business Development
Selected participant of City of Richmond Capital One and Office of Minority Business Development Small Business Mentorship Program
Community Volunteer Award
May 2012 Henrico County Public Schools
Volunteered at middle school assisting youth with behavioral problems and academic difficulties work toward achieving academic success enable to be promoted to the next grade.
-Volunteered for two years at the school.
Community Service Provider Award
Jun 2010 Virginia Randolph High School
Provided groups and workshops for teen parents and for students placed in the alternative program due to behavioral issues.
Provided groups weekly to instill parenting skills, independence and good work value, along with promoted the concepts of being a productive citizen in their communities.
Jun 2005 Richmond Public Schools
Given the award in 1998, 2000-2005 for providing excellent leadership working with the role of School Counselor and Administrative Designee.
May 2005 Richmond Economic Development Corporation
Given award for opening Delta House which was a group home for teen mothers in the Richmond area. We were acknowledge for providing a professional service to a highly needed population.
Outstanding New Teacher Award
Jun 1998 Chandler Middle School
Given an award first year of teaching for providing excellent professional services to my Special Education Students.
If you are in the Richmond Virginia Area, come out and join me with my New Book Release Event, “Wine & Sign w/Dr. Kat Ford“. It will be held on June 4th 2pm-4pm @The Shoppes at the Renaissance. We will have local Richmond Wine Specialist have various wine samples and light finger foods. Come out,bring your family and PLEASE RSVP at www.drkatford.com!!
It felt good to be able to share one of my passions with the public. I was actually proud of myself that I was able to stand up, share my voice and advocate for a population of young people who are often disregarded and cast to the side. When I owned a business which helped teen mothers, if I became “too radical” or appeared to “side with teen mother too much”, the young mother was often moved or told that her stay at the place would be terminated sooner than later, and of course that effected my funding. So without shame, regards, and plenty of positive power I give it my on all on the local television show! I was extremely nervous, but pleased with my outcome. Check out my interview with on CBS Channel 6 Virginia This Morning Show!!
Probably one of the most frequently asked questions over the last two decades about family life has been, “Is divorce harmful to children?” Although this may seem like a very important question, I would suggest that it is time to examine a more important question which is– “what are the factors in divorcing families that contribute to children having difficulties and what are the factors that foster children’s adaptation?” In this paper I will review several explanations for why children have difficulty and the scientific evidence regarding these factors.
Dr. Kateresea L. Ford helped me with problems that I had from the past that was affecting me now in the future. She was so easy to talk to….it was like talking to a friend. She helped me a lot and I feel so much better now.
“ I had problems with my 12 year old daughter from emotions, problems at school, angry, etc. After two sessions with Dr. Kateresea L. Ford her attitude changed, she was a pleasant child to be around and I was loving it. Even though she saw my daughter she incorporated me in the session when I was needed and I appreciated that.