24 October, 2017
LISTENING IN ON THE USA INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY TEAM'S 22 OCTOBER 2017 NATIONAL TELECONFERENCE ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND RE-ENTRY WITH CEO AND FOUNDER OF HATT, CORPORATION - MS. ALTONYA SHEPPARD
As individuals, institutions, and organizations in over 81 nations prepare for the observance of International Men’s Day on 19 November 2017, the USA International Men’s Day Team hosted a National Teleconference on Community Outreach and Re-Entry on Saturday, 21 October 2017 from 4:00 P.M. (E.D.T.) through 5:00 P.M. (E.D.T.) courtesy of its sole guest, Ms. Altonya Sheppard, who is the Founder and CEO of HATT, Corporation (Helping And Teaching Together). You can listen in on the conversation that took place at the following link: https://fccdl.in/0rC2MemEU.
So what was on Ms. Sheppard’s mind? Community development, the role of a Certified Peer Specialist in Re-Entry, addressing underlying factors which deter our children from learning and create underperforming schools using a holistic approach, and the need for individuals who have been incarcerated to undergo a period of “psychological debriefing"!
Through HATT, a community outreach entity, Ms. Sheppard assists marginalized individuals with obtaining the tools they need to overcome barriers and realize their full potential through personal development and accessing requisite resources. Ms. Sheppard’s career in Social and Human Services has spanned 21 years in the areas of Substance Use Disorders, Behavioral/Mental Health, Youth & Adult Justice System, Peer Support, Outreach, Advocacy, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Community Inclusion, and Life & Personal Development. Sheppard, who holds a Behavioral Health and Human Services degree from Community College of Philadelphia and certifications in Peer Support and Community Inclusions, has held numerous positions over the span of her 21 year career which include, but are not limited to, a Peer Specialist, HIV Outreach Representative, Substance Use Counselor, Youth Counselor and Case Manager. She has worked in group homes, outpatient programs, integrated medical clinics, religious and non-profit organizations, and has consulted for churches, non-profits, and international institutions and entities.
Ms. Sheppard is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Philadelphia Re-Entry Coalition, and the Philadelphia Community of Leaders.
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