People On The Move - Shayne Jervey
Oct 27, 2017
Middletown, DE – Shayne Jervey has been promoted from clinician to program director for the Delaware treatment family foster care program operated by Cayuga Centers, which serves hard-to-place youth who cannot stay at home and have difficulties in a group setting. Cayuga Centers places these youth with highly trained and supported foster parents who work with a team of specialists to meet the goals of healing from trauma and learning to regulate emotions and behaviors.
As program director, Jervey will oversee the team consisting of program manager, clinician, and skills trainer to provide strong support to the youth and their family, as well as to the foster parents.
Jervey is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Associate Counselor of Mental Health with over 15 years of experience in the child welfare system. She has previously worked as a treatment worker with the Division of Family Services, as a family crisis therapist with the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services, and has provided outpatient mental health counseling services to children, youth and their families in the state of Delaware. She obtained her bachelor’s in criminal justice from the University of Delaware and her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wilmington University.
Jervey’s passion and commitment to working with foster care youth led her to Cayuga Centers. She says, “in my new role as program director, I look forward to fostering strong relationships with our partners, expanding and strengthening our treatment foster care program, and continuing to provide quality supports and services to the youth and families that we serve in the state of Delaware.”
Cayuga Centers President and CEO, Edward Myers Hayes, says, “Shayne brings a wealth of experience in child welfare, as well as a commitment to digging in and going the extra mile for kids and foster parents. The program will continue to grow and flourish under her leadership."
Cayuga Centers continues to recruit for additional foster parents to open their homes to youth in the program. Foster parents must be age 21 or older, have a bedroom for the youth in a safe, stable home, and have a monthly household income (salary, pension, public assistance or Social Security).