Dr. Kat Developed State Licensed Program for Teen-Mothers

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.

Delta House Logo
Delta House Logo

Dr. Kat Ford’s Honors & Awards

Emerging Business Leader

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.

 

  • Leadership Award

    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.

  • Outstanding Business

    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.

 

Wine & Sign Book Release Event

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!!

Consultant – Life Coach Counselor

DR. KAT FORD CONSULTING AGENCY

Henrico, VA. Dec 12 to Present

Utilizing my 20 years worth of skills as an Author, Educator, Entrepreneur, and Professional Counselor, I will continue to provide consultative clinical and educational services;

With my expert levels of business leadership, program development, and organizational management skills I consult with individuals and organizations trying to develop and start their own business;

Provide consulting services to small business owners on branding, marketing, start up concepts, program and service reforms, staffing, training, etc.;

I also continue to share my wealth of knowledge and expertise to empower and enlighten professionals to effectively assist those in need.

Launched an online coaching and counseling service in May 2016;

Negotiated contract cost and rates for services with private, state, and federal entities

Conducts individual and family counseling for youth and adults

Conducts and facilitates training groups on parenting and co-parenting training, anger management and conflict resolution

Dr. Kat Book Interview on CBS Channel 6

My first Live TV Interview.

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!!

Dr. Kat is a Member of these Organizations

The Effects of Divorce on Children

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.

I had problems with my 12 year old daughter

“ 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.

L. Storm, Parent of a young female client