March 4, 2016
FamilyWise is pleased to announce this year’s winner of the George Kressin Intern Award: Emily Kinzer!
Emily joined FamilyWise as an intern in the fall of 2014. Entering St. Cloud State University’s Masters of Social Work program, she was looking for an opportunity to balance both her personal and professional desire to make a difference in the lives of others. Emily is currently employed by Cigna Behavioral Health and received her Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology at Boston University and her Bachelors of Science at the University of St. Thomas majoring in Psychology and minoring in Community Health & Education and Family Studies.
Join us March 10 for our Appreciation Celebration as we honor our Community Partner of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and George Kressin Intern Award recipient!
About The George Kressin Intern Award
George Kressin was an inspiration to all who knew him. FamilyWise was fortunate to have him as our Clinical Supervisor until his death in May 2013. George brought passion, skill and optimism to his work with families, staff, and the community. The George Kressin Memorial Fund has been established to continue his legacy. A $500 cash award will be given to an outstanding FamilyWise intern to honor his work and memory. The award recognizes an intern who exemplifies FamilyWise organizational values and Mr. Kressin’s commitment in working with families and the community. To donate to the Fund, click here.
Since 1976, FamilyWise has been keeping children safe and helping families gain the stability needed to lead healthy and productive lives. FamilyWise provides parent education, comprehensive support services, and supervised visitation and safe exchange services to at-risk children and families experiencing trauma. Over 1,600 families were served in 2015 and nearly 2,150 children were kept safe while parents learned to help them achieve age-appropriate developmental milestones.