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Sasha R. Brattain brattais@mail.gvsu.edu • 616-291-9720
Sasha R. Brattain
brattais@mail.gvsu.edu • 616-291-9720

Education

Grand Valley State University

April 26, 2019, Master of Social Work/Advanced-Standing Program

Grand Valley State University

April 29, 2018, Bachelor of Social Work

Grand Rapids Community College

April 29, 2016, Associate of Arts

Skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, professional, courteous and helpful demeanor, proficient at multi-tasking, prioritizing, and adhering to deadlines when faced with multiple demands, strong collaborative skills and initiative to help team members, able to remain calm under stressful situations, capable of analyzing and problem-solving issues, maintain professional relationships, self-evaluation, ethical decision-making, and leadership

Experience

Forest View Psychiatric Hospital | Grand Rapids, MI

Student/Social Work Intern August 2018 April 2019

Conducted psychosocial assessments on new patient admissions

Developed individual treatment plans for clients seeking mental health services

Engaged with patients bi-weekly to evaluate progress toward treatment plan goals

Coordinated discharge plans and aftercare appointments

Provided assessments for the trauma program

Hope Network Behavioral Health | Grand Rapids, MI

Student/Social Work Intern August 2017 April 2018

Developed individual treatment plans for clients seeking mental health services

Coordinated group therapy weekly on various topics to promote healthy coping skills

Engaged with clients bi-weekly to evaluate progress toward treatment plan goals

Young Women’s Christian Association | Grand Rapids, MI

Student/Social Work Volunteer August 2016 January 2017

Resource coordinator - Retyped the YWCA’s entire 153-page, “My Community, My Resources” book onto 8X10 sheets of paper creating a refillable resource guide to increase resource access in the resource center for the women and children residing at the shelter. Included easy tear-off contact information at the bottom of each page to reduce the cost of reprinting the guide.

Provided weekly childcare

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Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy | Grand Rapids, MI

Student/Social Work Volunteer August 2016 January 2017

Substitute tutor for the MLKLA tutoring center focusing on literacy with K-2 students

Supported the MLKLA tutoring center program by creating a donation drive to provide needed supplies to improve literacy among K-2 students

Brattain’s Jewelry Design Studio | Grand Rapids, MI

Business Owner/Management June 2000 November 2013

Successfully owned and operated a retail/wholesale jewelry business focusing primarily on custom jewelry design and repair

Assisted guests with all jewelry needs including custom jewelry design and repair, sales, appraisal services, and personal jewelry consultations

Maintained all daily business operations

Professional Trainings

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 Responsible Conduct of Research Social and Behavioral Sciences

Professional Contacts

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Dr. Salvador Lopez-Aries, GVSU/MSW Field Liaison, 616.331.6553 Mallory Bouwman LMSW, Hope Network Intern Coordinator, 616.454.4777 Thavone Huinil LMSW, GVSU/BSW Field Liaison, 616.734.9745 Maryann Warren, FUMC/MLK Volunteer Coordinator, 616.819.1745 Jennifer Timmer, YWCA Volunteer Coordinator, 616.459.1929