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

  • 2016: Most blog views, Fempotential
  • 2016: Included in Top 100 Knitting and Crochet Blogs, February 2016; Top 100 Crochet Blogs, October 2016
  • 2015: Quoted in the book “Craft Art in South Africa: Creative Inspirations” by Elbe Coetsee
  • 2015: Invited to join panel of expert crochet judges for 3rd Quarter The Crochet Awards
  • 2015: Cited in Knitting for Wellbeing: What Is the Evidence by Mirja Rutger and Paul Dieppe, University of Exeter, 2015
  • 2014: Named Black Sheep Wools Blogger of the Month
  • 2014: Crochet Saved My Life was mentioned in Craft Yarn Council video on yarncraft health
  • 2014: Made the list of Craftypod’s Top 5 Posts I Refer To Again and Again
  • 2014: Crochet Lounge Top 20 Heart-Centered Bloggers, award for best curator and storyteller, 2014
  • 2014: Quoted as a work-from-home expert by Simon Salt in the book Out of Office: How to Work from Home, Telecommute, or Workshift Successfully
  • 2014: Crochet Saved My Life received a 5 Star Review by Anne Boling for Readers’ Favorite
  • 2013: 1st Monthly Featured Member on Sussle for crochet contributions
  • 2013: eLit Awards Silver Medal Winner in Psychology sector for Crochet Saved My Life
  • 2013: IZEA Publisher of the Month
  • 2012: Crochet Concupiscence named in Top 5 Craft Blogs by Insider Crochet Magazine
  • 2011: Crochet Concupiscence named Runner-Up for Flamie Award for Best Crochet Blog from Crochet Liberation Front
  • 2006: Interviewed as business woman by WOW: Women on Writing
  • 2001: 1st Place, Potent Prose Ax Poetry Contest

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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