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Eagle Quest Therapists Trained In Family Behavior Therapy

Eagle Quest is proud to announce three of our therapists have become fully certified in using Family Behavior Therapy!

Family Behavior Therapy (FBT) is an evidenced-based treatment proven to help youth and families avoid alcohol and drug use, improve and stabilize moods, improve behavior, strengthen family functioning, increase school attendance, and

FBT includes many different interventions including treatment planning, behavioral goal setting, a level system, communication skills, self-control, environment control, job-getting skills training, and phone call check-ins.

Training for FBT includes a 3 day training, every 3 months, for 3 times. In addition, therapists have 1 ½ hour consultation calls each week. The training and work was worth it, we have seen our clients benefit and improve by using FBT.

Congratulations to: Hillary Mirabal, Roxanne Aronson, and Trent Hansen who are now FBT certified! And a special thank you to Suzanne Powell, LCPC, who trained us in providing FBT.

Hillary Mirabal is now training 4 more Eagle Quest therapists in FBT so they can be agency certified next summer. Eagle Quest and our clinical department is committed to our company mission – to deliver evidenced-based, quality behavioral healthcare to our clients. We are one of the few providers in Las Vegas to offer FBT which makes us truly unmatched.

For more information about Family Behavior Therapy and its effectiveness:

http://familybehaviorther.wixsite.com/familytherapy

Eagle Quest Foster Kids Jump For The Sky With Gravady Extreme Air Sports

Did you know that experts in child advancement suggest that participation in extracurricular activities on a regular basis is the best way to help children develop their individual personality, cut down on emotional stress, and enhance social or academic skills that could benefit them in the future.

On 5/31 Eagle Quest held a free end of school jump session at Gravady Extreme Air Sports for their foster families. 80 kids from the agency participated in the action packed afternoon. A good time was had by all! This is one of many activities that Eagle Quest sponsors for their foster families throughout the year.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent with the most dynamic agency in Nevada please call today 702-646-5437.

To book your own experience visit: Gravady Extreme Air Sports

Eagle Quest to begin operating Juvenile Assessment Center in Las Vegas

Looking for an opportunity to be a part of an innovative new program serving children, youth and families?

As part of a public-private partnership, Eagle Quest will be operating a Juvenile Assessment Center and is looking for qualified people to join our growing team! We have immediate employment opportunities as we launch this exciting new program!

We are looking for qualified candidates and have the following positions available:

Program Manager (1 position)
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s preferred. Previous Project and/or Program Management Experience required. Experience with Program Development and starting new programs a plus. Responsible for overall operations of the center, public awareness and outreach, promoting a customer-service oriented environment, ensuring quality standards and positive outcomes, oversight of data collection, supervision of staff, and creating and maintaining a culture of collaboration and partnership.

Program Supervisor (1 position)
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s preferred. Previous experience in a lead or supervisory position preferred. Responsible for opening/closing of the center and providing oversight of operations and staff on respective shifts. Promote a customer-service oriented environment, ensure quality standards and positive outcomes, help to create and maintain a culture of collaboration and partnership and support public awareness and outreach activities.

Lead Family Resource Specialists (2 positions )
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s preferred. Previous experience in a lead or supervisory position preferred. Responsible for opening/closing of the center and providing oversight of operations and staff on respective shifts. Work with youth and their families to assess needs, provide supports, connect to resources within the center, link to appropriate outside referrals, and follow up to ensure positive outcomes.

Family Resource Specialists (8 positions)
Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED required. Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.
Work with youth and their families to assess needs, provide supports, connect to resources within the center, link to appropriate outside referrals, and follow up to ensure positive outcomes.

Licensed Professionals in the areas of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Drug and Alcohol Counseling (4 positions)
LCSW, MFT, CPC, LADC and CADC as well as licensed clinical interns encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities include: assessments, individual, group and family therapy, clinical consultation, treatment planning, crisis intervention, and care coordination.

We welcome candidates who possess the following:
• Have experience working with at-risk youth and families
• Have experience with the Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Social Services, Mental Health, or Educational Fields
• Enjoy the challenges of starting a new program
• Are customer service focused
• Enjoy working in collaboration with different governmental and private agencies
• Are Team Players
• Strive for Quality and Hold High Standards
• Are Highly Motivated, Energetic, and Possess a positive attitude
• Want to develop professionally and grow with a company

…..and we are ready to build a team for this program:
• Prioritized interviews with Agency Directors (with potential for on-the-spot hiring for qualified candidates)
• Competitive salaries and hourly rates
• Full-time and part-time positions including weekday and weekend schedules
• Paid time off for holidays, vacation time, personal time, and Benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance for full-time employees

If you are interested in one of these exciting opportunities please apply through our website at www.eaglequest.us.com

***Please note applicants must be able to pass a FBI and Nevada state background check***

In times of stress, how do you make “you” time?

There you go with that “S” word again! Stress is a factor that influences our ability to be the best parents we can be. It is important to understand that stress can come from positive or negative situations. Having a new addition to the family, birthdays, relative visits, the holidays, an irate boss or coworker, or financial problems can all cause us stress. When we are stressed, we may find ourselves having less patience or time to be there for our kids, which can result in power struggles or family conflict. In order to be the best you can be, it is important to remember that we must MAKE TIME FOR OURSELVES. Making time for ourselves and participating in self-care activities can give us more energy to proactively deal with life situations. Taking care of yourself is as easy as, reading a book, taking a relaxing bath, listening to music, exercising, or talking to friends. Making a little “you” time can go a long way!

Thank you to our Social Workers!

Thank you Case Managers, Therapists, Community Based Providers, and more!

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March 2017 was Social Work Month and Eagle Quest wants to thank our social workers and all employees who make a difference in the lives in our clients. We have many employees who do social work and related activities and we are grateful for the work you all do!

Nevada Senate Will Take Up LGBTQ Protection Bill Requiring Specialized Training for Foster Parents

This week the Nevada Senate has agreed to hear arguments on a Bill, previously introduced by the Assembly, that would place a new requirement for Foster Care Agencies to train parents on how best to deal with foster children who are dealing with their sexuality. Reported by the Las Vegas Sun on March 20th, the Senate will debate the issue in the coming week.

Read more from the original report from the Sun here:

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/mar/18/nevada-legislature-ab99-lgbtq-foster-care-rights/.

Read Assembly Bill 99 in its current draft form here:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/Bills/AB/AB99_R1.pdf

Team USA Wins Gold in 2017 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship

Eagle Quest would like to congratulate Team USA on their gold medal victory in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. Team USA defied the odds and defeated the heavy favorite Team Canada 5-4 in a shootout, to win gold.

Eagle Quest encourages its clients to participate in various team sports as they are proven to improve kid’s self-esteem, discipline, and overall mood. Team USA’s accomplishment is a prime example that hard work and dedication pays off. GREAT JOB TEAM USA!

CrossFit Classes for Foster Kids at Eagle Quest

Eagle Quest offers many of the kids in our foster program the opportunity to participate in physical fitness activities led by a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. Research supports the amazing benefits of exercise on mental health. Studies have shown that exercise can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, manage stress, improve self-confidence, boost brainpower, sharpen memory and help control addiction. Just one of the ways Eagle Quest supports the mental and physical fitness of the kids in our program!

learn more about Eagle Quest @ http://eaglequest.us.com

Foster Parent Training Cycle 13 Completed

Eagle Quest would like to congratulate Cycle #13 TIPS MAPP training participants for completing the Pre-Service Foster Family Training!

TIPS-MAPP training classes prepare participants to make an informed decision about becoming a foster family. Families who make informed decisions and grow in their new roles work best with agencies, birth families and others. This teamwork and partnership is what helps children and youth have stability and permanence within a family.

If you are interested in finding out how you can play a positive role in a young person’s life, call us at (702)646-KIDS and ask to speak with our Recruitment Specialist.

Teen Girls in Foster Care are Given Experience of Life Time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Dave Doyle
Eagle Quest
702.646.5437
ddoyle@eaglequest.us.com

Teen Girls in Foster Care are Given Experience of Life Time

Eagle Quest, Inc., That ADOPTED Girl, JM Hair Gallery and Lindo Michochan partner to give underprivileged teen girls a well-rounded, confidence-building experience.EQ-pr-sweet-1-18-01

Las Vegas, NV — January 18, 2016. Eagle Quest, Inc. partnered with That ADOPTED Girl to host the first annual S.W.E.E.T. event. In attendance were twenty underprivileged teen girls currently residing in foster care. S.W.E.E.T. is an acronym for Self-Worth Encourage Empower Thrive. The goal of the S.W.E.E.T. Event lies within the title and the purpose is to “build self-worth from inside, to outside experience.” The day included workshop activities, professional makeovers sponsored by JM Hair Gallery and a three-course dinner sponsored by Lindo Michochan.

Programming Coordinator, Edylynn Quijano stated, “We wanted an event that will help jump start the year for our teens girls and help them to value themselves as individuals and encourage them to take responsibility for their own lives.”

EQ-pr-sweet-1-18-03The day began with workshop activities presented by Founder and President of That ADOPTED Girl, Juliana Whitney wherein attendees made an “About Me” book to encourage each girl’s sense of self. Then the girls had an interactive full face make up demonstration presented by Make-up Artist and Eagle Quest Foster Parent, Oscar Camacho. Each girl was given a gift bag filled with make-up, and learned how to apply their own makeup step by step to create a natural and fresh every day look. After a quick and delicious lunch, the girls headed to JM Hair Gallery. Typically closed on a Monday, the lovely ladies at JM Hair Gallery came to work on their day off to participate in the S.W.E.E.T. EVENT for our girls. The amazing stylists were able to give them a fresh hair style or up-do make over. Each girl was also provided with goodie bags containing hygiene products and cosmetics. Then off to be wowed by the hilarious and energetic comedian Jeff Civillico at the Flamingo hotel. We received a group discounted rate for our S.W.E.E.T. Event that allowed our girls to see an amazing family fun show on the world famous Las Vegas Strip. After the show, Mr. Civillico posed for group photos with the girls and provided them with autographed posters. Our night ended with a delicious dinner at Lindo Michochan where the girls were serenaded by a guitarist and singer while enjoying authentic gourmet Mexican cuisine.

“You could see the strength and confidence given back to these young ladies after their hair and make-up makeovers! The girls literally transformed into smiling, glamorous and self-assure young women! To witness that was truly a taste of SWEET success!” -Edylynn Quijano

About Eagle Quest

Eagle Quest’s mission is to help members of our community reach new heights through quality behavioral healthcare and unmatched customer service. The vision for Eagle Quest was to establish an agency that would provide youth with the best services available, create programs around activities that would teach important life skills, as well as give our youth opportunities of a lifetime. We believe that every new experience we can provide to a youth adds to the ability to make better decisions for life. We are dedicated to the youth we serve and want to give them a childhood filled with happy memories and a hope for a successful future.
For more information, please visit www.eaglequest.us.com or call 702.646.5437.

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