Allyson Crittenden


To obtain a position in a social welfare agency in which I can use my education and skills to assist, protect, and empower individuals in times of crisis.


Aug 2010 - Present


Wichita State University

Phi Alpha Honor Society Member, 2012

Josephine A. Stabler Endowed Scholarship Recipient, Spring 2012

Dean's List,Fall 2010

Dean's List, Fall 2011 

GPA 3.75/4.0

Aug 2005 - May 2010

Associate of Arts

Cowley College

Dean's Honor Roll, Fall 2005

Phi Theta Kappa, Spring 2006

GPA 3.0/4.0

Work History

Work History
Aug 2011 - Present

Children & Family Services Practicum Student

  • Completed intake and investigation process for CINC-NAN cases by interviewing and assessing clients for risk factors and identifying service needs within the family system
  • Completed documentation and evaluations on non-abuse cases using KIDS decision support system
  • Observed investigation and evaluation process for child abuse and neglect cases
  • Made referrals to other social service agencies, such as DCCCA, to help clients receive needed services
  • Attended court hearings for CINC cases, temporary custody cases, dispositions and adjudications
  • Participated in case plans at resource agencies such as TFI Family Services and St. Francis Community Services
Jun 2008 - Aug 2010

Children Attendant Care Worker

Cowley County Mental Health
  • Provided emotional support and guidance to children on the SED waiver within communities, schools, and groups
  • Led children's psychosocial rehabilitation groups to assist clients in improving social skills, building positive peer relationships, and behavior management
  • Provided and maintained a therapeutic environment for psychosocial group participants in order to empower and encourage them to achieve goals through activities, which emphasize honorable agreements, teamwork, and trust
  • Encouraged clients to develop effective coping strategies to enhance communication skills with peers and to decrease negative behaviors
  • Responded to crisis calls to assist in stabilizing children and adults in crisis situations
  • Developed educational and therapeutic activities and curriculum to be used in psychosocial groups
Jun 2007 - Feb 2008

Direct Support Associate

  • Assisted individuals with developmental disabilities in various aspects of daily living
  • Maintained the health, safety, and emotional support of individuals served
  • Encouraged individuals to pursue and develop personal goals


Aug 2011 - Present

Worker Safety: Verbal and Non-Verbal De-escalation

Kansas Department of Social & Rehabilitation Services
Mar 2012 - Present

Medication Administration Course

Children's Alliance of Kansas
Feb 2012 - Feb 2012

Pre-Service Case Management Course

Children's Alliance of Kansas