Robin Cofield

 

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

I started working for CALM in January 2011.

What is your role at CALM?

I work in CALM’s North County Family Drug Treatment Court (FDTC) Program. I am a Nurturing Parenting educator and Child and Family Specialist.

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

A client was updating the court about her program and recovery and the Judge asked, “What is working for you?” The client answered “This program is. I meet with my CALM worker Robin a couple times a week and I just love her, except every time I start to talk with her in our sessions, I end up crying.” As the client starts to cry in court, she continues, “I’m clean now and I now can feel my feelings; I now know it’s OK to cry and to feel.”
This client graduated FDTC, her recovery program and reunified with her son.

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 teach children that every single one is special in their own way, that it isn’t about being like everybody else, it’s about being an individual and unique; I would educate those that are in the lives of children to encourage them as much as they can and to appreciate and nurture the person that they are.

What is one thing you wish people knew about CALM?

This is a warn and welcoming agency. Our staff is about putting our whole heart into our work. Those that work for CALM are amazing and genuine individuals.

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