Tag Archives: Rebekah Conway Roulier

Doc Wayne Youth Ready for Winter Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation

22 Jan

The snow is falling, the temperatures are dropping and the anticipation of winter is over! Winter has arrived. Lucky enough for the team here at Doc Wayne we know our kids will be extra warm this winter thanks to the Highland Street Foundation.

The Highland Street Foundation is committed to addressing the needs and concerns of children and families in Massachusetts and California. The Foundation directs their efforts to providing access and opportunities in the areas of education, housing, mentorship, health care, environment and the arts.  The Highland Street Foundation has contributed more than $165 million to non-profit organizations since its establishment in 1989.

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Doc Wayne kids showing off their new coats

Our mission at Doc Wayne is to fuse sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth and our goal is to help young people find their positive path and become responsible contributing members of society. Our relationship with the Highland Street Foundation, who shares similar goals and values as Doc Wayne began in July 2015, when the organization was selected to receive a Community Impact Consultant.

Recently Doc Wayne received a call from the Highland Street Foundation offering to donate winter coats to our youth. We are extremely appreciative of this generous donation. With 85 brand new jackets and smiles, Doc Wayne youth are ready for whatever winter has in store!

To learn more about The Highland Street Foundation visit: http://www.highlandstreet.org

For more information about Doc Wayne please contact us at info@docwayne.org and follow us @DocWayneDtG

 

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Doc Wayne Launches Global Life Empowerment Program

25 Feb

Brainstorming for Team Media Guide Project

Brainstorming for Team Media Guide Project

Doc Wayne recently launched its Global Life Empowerment (GLE) program with the support of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s After-School and Out-of-School Time (ASOST-Q) Grant Program. The purpose of this state-funded grant program is to enhance after-school and out-of-school time programs and services to improve the academic, physical, social, and emotional wellness of public and non-public school-age youth during the school year and the summer months.

Doc Wayne’s Global Life Empowerment (GLE) program enhancement, made possible through the ASOST-Q grant, helps Doc Wayne participants stretch to a new level of competence and readiness in skills essential to their educational, clinical, vocational, and social functioning. The GLE component will further assist Doc Wayne youth in embedding our do the good curriculum in their lives by involving them in active management and shaping of the program. The GLE seeks to (1) empower youth by giving them a voice, (2) provide additional out of the classroom writing and alternative self-expression opportunities and (3) teach self-regulation, social skills, and help youth learn to advocate for themselves, their needs, and desires in appropriate ways. The participants work cooperatively as a team, guided by their coach, to produce an e-Journal sharing their responses to suggested changes, lessons learned, and group leadership activities experienced.

We are happy to report that the first Forum meeting was a great success with one youth sharing, “this was a great new way to connect with my team off the court” and another adding, “it was good to be apart of something positive with others.”

In addition to feedback from program participants, their coaches and mentors, Doc Wayne has been equipped with the APT-O (Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool-Observation), APT-Q (Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool-Questionnaire), and SAYO (Survey of Afterschool Youth Outcomes) to document the impact of the ASOST-Q grant on our youth served, educational facilities, and communities.

For more information on Doc Wayne’s Global Life Empowerment (GLE) program please contact Rebekah Roulier, Ed.M at rroulier@docwayne.org.

Doc Wayne at Providers’ Convention and Expo

30 Nov

Rebekah Conway Roulier, Ed.M. (General Manager, Doc Wayne) and Nikki Valila (Sexual Exploitation Coordinator, Youth Villages – Germaine Lawrence Campus and Doc Wayne Coach) presented a workshop at the 37th Annual Providers’ Council Convention & Expo covering the use of sports in the group therapy setting to increase self-esteem, self concept, social awareness and to improve overall effective emotion management. Techniques from Doc Wayne’s sport-based do the good curriculum were taught.

For more information on Doc Wayne please email info@docwayne.org or visit www.docwayne.org 

Vote for Doc Wayne Video in Caring Force Contest

8 Nov

Doc Wayne has entered a video in the Caring Force’s Broadcast Your Love of Human Services Contest!

To vote visit: Voting Page   and scroll to the bottom of the page.

The mission of The Caring Force is to empower those who care about the human services sector to advance a progressive agenda that creates an environment in Massachusetts that protects our most vulnerable neighbors and creates a stronger economy with the pay, recognition, and respect our workers deserve.

For more information about Doc Wayne please visit www.docwayne.org or email info@docwayne.org

Roulier and Valila to Present at Providers’ Council Convention and Expo

9 Oct

Doc Wayne’s General Manager, Rebekah Conway Roulier, Ed.M. and Youth Village’s Coach Nikki Valila will be presenting DBT: Sports in Behavioral Treatment of Youth at the Providers’ Council 37th Annual Convention & Expo: Caring It Forward on November, 28th.

DBT: Sports in Behavioral Treatment of Youth

  • Rebekah Conway Roulier, General Manager, Doc Wayne Athletic League
  • Nikki Valila, Sexual Exploitation Coordinator, Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence Campus

The workshop will cover the use of sports in the group therapy setting to increase self-esteem, self-concept, social awareness and to improve overall effective emotion management. Techniques from Doc Wayne’s sport-based do the good curriculum will be taught.

To register for the conference and Doc Wayne’s afternoon workshop click here: http://secure.providers.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=453

For more information on Doc Wayne please visit www.docwayne.org or email info@docwayne.org.

Giving Common Challenge October 10th and 11th

5 Oct

Doc Wayne is pleased to announce we will be participating in the Giving Common Challenge, a statewide online fundraising effort on October 10th and 11th including more than 500 nonprofits from across Massachusetts. Beginning at 8 a.m. on October 10th, Doc Wayne and others will be highlighting our work and encouraging donations through our profile on Giving Common, an initiative of the Boston Foundation. Donors can give money to organizations through the Giving Common portal.

You can visit Doc Wayne’s profile at http://www.givingcommon.org. A direct link will be available on October 10th.

You can also help by:

  • Spreading the word.
  • Posting on your Facebook wall.
  • Tweeting  about @DocWayneDtG and #givingcommon
  • Watching our progress on the Giving Common website (http://www.givingcommon.org)

Doc Wayne seeks to offer an innovative group therapy experience delivered through the medium of team sports stressing positive youth development.

For more information on Doc Wayne please email info@docwayne.org or visit www.docwayne.org

Doc Wayne Trains Coaches from SBYD and Treatment Settings

14 Sep

Doc Wayne hosted a Coach/Youth Worker do the good curriculum training on Friday, September 7th at the Susan Wayne Center of Excellence (Thompson, CT). For the first time, the training combined coaches and youth workers from multiple settings including:

  • Residential Treatment
  • Outreach and Tracking
  • Group Homes
  • Sport-Based Youth Development

In addition to being trained in Doc Wayne’s therapeutic life skills curriculum, do the good, the participants engaged in teambuilding exercises and networked during active training to learn strategies from each other’s work in the field and application of do the good.

Kristen Rasmussen Tarr, a former WNBA star and current Simmons College Women’s Basketball Head Coach, was on hand to share her playing and coaching experiences with the group.

Coaches returning to training, received sport psychology training from Doc Wayne GM Rebekah Conway Roulier, Ed.M. on visualization and relaxation techniques to use for themselves as well as their team. Roulier and Doc Wayne Executive Director David Cohen, both former college soccer players, ended the day with a soccer skills clinic to prepare the coaches for their upcoming season.

For information on upcoming trainings please email info@docwayne.org.

Video of coaches participating in teambuilding at training: