Adolfo Garcia

 

When did you begin working at CALM/ How long have you been at CALM?

My CALM career began in 2004.

What is your role at CALM?

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. As the North County Director of Prevention and Treatment I oversee the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of the services. I strive to provide a supportive and encouraging environment that fosters growth and leadership development so that the impact of our work in the North County can exponentially grow.

Please share one of your best CALM experiences (a time you felt like you really made a difference).

In 2008 I became a Child Forensic Interviewer. After one of the forensic interviews, I received a subpoena to testify and defend the interview in court. I was really nervous about going to court. Yet to see that teenager face his perpetrator gave me the courage to do my job and continue to support him through that difficult process. Months later I saw this teen at CALM, he smiled and thanked me for supporting him. At that point I felt like I had made a difference and had also gained so much from him.

Finish the sentence, “If I could do one thing to make kids’ lives better, I would….”

If I could do one thing to make kids lives better, I would ensure that every child has safe and supportive environment to help them succeed and follow their dreams.

What is one thing you wish people knew about CALM?

I wish people knew that CALM is a place where parents and their children can get support and that is not only about treating child abuse trauma.

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