Past Certificates and Awards

Today I wanted to do a roundup of some past certificates and awards so that I could showcase all of those past achievements in one place.

Writing Achievements and Awards

Academic Achievements and Awards

  • 2014: Sussle $500 Scholarship for Online Contributions
  • 2013: Sussle $1000 Scholarship for Online Contributions
  • 2013: CIIS Opportunity Scholarship
  • 2005: Golden Gate University School of Law $15000 Committee Scholarship
  • 2004 Dean’s List, Northern Arizona University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • 2004: Pima Community College Who’s Who
  • 2004: John & Helen Murphey Foundation Scholarship
  • 2001: Karen Cooper Memorial Scholarship, from Mensa Education and Research Foundation

Foster Care Classes

I took many, many classes for my foster care license and received certificates for the following, completed between 2002 and 2004:

  • 21 hours of pre-service training from Arizona’s Children Association
  • Child Protective Services Training from Arizona’s Children Association
  • Permanency Options Training from Arizona’s Children Association
  • Attachment Issues Training from Arizona’s Children Association
  • Learning Disabilities Training from Arizona’s Children Association
  • Transitioning Children into the Home from Arizona’s Children Association
  • Teaching Responsibility Course, multiple sessions from Arizona’s Children Association
  • Finding Child Care Training from Arizona’s Children Association
  • Working with Schools Training from Arizona’s Children Association
  • Cout Appointed Special Advocate Program from Arizona’s Children Association
  • Children’s Services Training from Aviva Children’s Services
  • Gay Teen Panel Discussion via K.A.R.E.
  • Special Education Training via K.A.R.E.
  • Surrogate Parent Training from Arizona Department of Education
  • Child Abuse Preventiong Council Certificate of Appreciation
  • Southern Arizona Family Support and Self Determination Conference from Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona
  • Attachment and the Oppositional Defiant Child from Cross Country University

In 2004 I received recognition from Aviva Children’s Services for volunteering “300+ hours providing outstanding service in the Child Sex Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Unite for Child Protective Services (CPS).

I also taught a course for Arizona’s Children Association in 2004 titled Advocating for Foster Children.

Other Miscellaneous Awards and Recognition

  • 2012: TeenCentral/ Parent Centra Volunteer Counselor certification
  • 2004: Member NASW, Arizona Chapter
  • 2001: Certificate of Training Completion to tutor in Adult Basic Education from Literacy Volunteers of America
  • 1998: Swedish Massage Certificate of Class Completion

Childhood Awards

A few fun awards I received when I was still a kid:

  • 1995: 1st Place Public Schools Week Essay Contest, from Free and Accepted Masons of AZ
  • 1994: Pima County Spelling Bee
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