Summary

Rashad Skinner, founder and CEO of ARS Resources, has worked in the social services field since the 1990's playing major roles in programs for organizations such as Boy Scouts of America - Houston, TX, Texas Dept. of Protective and Regulatory Services (Child Protective Services) - Houston, TX, Center for Family Services -Aurora, IL, Spaulding for Children - Houston, TX, St. Paul AME Church - Houston, TX, Communities in Schools - Houston, TX, Harris County Hospital District - Houston, TX, and the Susie Foundation for Dentistry - Silver Spring, MD. Rashad is also a Licensed Master of Social Work by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Skills

Skills

Individual and Group Counseling

Rashad Skinner has been providing anger management group counseling, family counseling, and individual therapy for children and families, including crisis intervention. Rashad has been trained and implemented successfully CBT and RET to reduce recividism in juvenile offender and issues with children diagnosed with emotional and behaviorial disorders. Rashad has also worked as a family counselor to address interpersonal issues between parents and their children.

PRIDE Instructor

PRIDE is a competency-based program consisting of 10 three-hour sessions, and covers topics ranging from attachment issues, loss issues, discipline, effects of abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, and the effects of fostering and adopting on the family. PRIDE is designed to train prospective foster and adoptive parents together. Through collaborative efforts, DFPS has made PRIDE available to private CPAs through a statewide advocacy organization known as Texas Alliance. Texas Alliance represents many of the private CPAs in the state.

Adoption Home Study Preparation

Children all over the world need a safe and nurturing home. True heroism begins when families open their homes to them. Rashad can help families through the home study process from the initial inquiry to post-placement. Rashad can help your family produce an accurate and comprehensive home study while helping ease the anxiety surrounding the adoption process as well as relative and custody placements. Bringing a child into your home is wonderful, it shouldn't be complex. Contact me today to recieve an application and begin the process of saving a life. 

Non-profit Grant writing

Rashad Skinner has successfully helped non-profit organizations raise over $750,000 in funds from private foundations and endowments in 2006. His form of grantwriting differs from competitors in every aspect from the one-on-one consultation to the follow up with funding sources. For smaller or newer organizations, Rashad can also help in project development and funding research. Rashad is more concerned with helping agencies better their communities that just getting grants in the mail. Fundraising through grant writing is vital to program expansion. Simply, the more money your agency has the more people you can help. Rashad is here to help you reach your goals within your agency and community. Among other foundations and corporations,Rashad has secured funding from the following: The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption The Herztein Foundation The Hogg Foundation Wal-mart The Hogg Foundation The United Way of the Gulf Coast The Houston Foundation The Hoglund Foundation Texas Department of Family & Protective Services The Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Federal Association  

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. Compared with nondirective counselling, it is more focused and goal-directed. The examination and resolution of ambivalence is its central purpose, and the counselor is intentionally directive in pursuing this goal. 

Work History

Work History
Apr 2006 - Present

Executive Director

ARS Resources
• Group counseling for substance use (excluding methadone). • Marital, child, individual, and couples counseling. • Divorce or bad break up support groups. • Overcoming shyness and anxiety counseling. • Mood disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder treatment. • Home studies for international, kinship, and domestic adoption and foster care placement. • Grant writing and strategic planning for 501(c)3 startup and expansion.
Oct 2007 - Aug 2010

Mental Health Professional

Harris County Hospital District (Ben Taub Hospital)

• Provide clinical social work and complex discharge planning to patients and their families. • Holds joint accountability with case manager for facilitating psychosocial and continuing care. • Works collaboratively with physicians, case managers and multidisciplinary team to effect positive patient and family outcomes.• Perform psychosocial diagnosis, needs assessments, and reassessment of patients with alcohol, tobacco, or substance use issues in a health care setting.• Respond to referrals as well as collaborate with internal and external community resources for resolution of immediate problems.• Perform motivational interviewing techniques during brief treatment session in hospital and other community based clinics.• Patient chart reviewing to identify needs of patients in nursing units with substance use issues.

Aug 2006 - Jun 2007

HISD/Katrina Project Manager

Communities In Schools Houston

• Provided direct support services to Hurricane Katrina evacuees at Dowling M.S., including individual and group counseling to assist students with issues such as grief and trauma, transition issues, and relationships with their peers.• Assisted students and their families with basic and emergency needs such as food, clothing shelter and medical needs.• Linked students and their families to community mental health providers to assist them in addressing the post-trauma of Hurricane Katrina and Rita.• Hosted community events to involve entire families, and open these gatherings to additional schools will also benefit.• Worked closely with campus administration to address any additional students as they arise.

Oct 2005 - May 2006

Grant Writer

Spaulding for Children
• Research and analyze foundation, corporate, and individual prospects as well as current and future funders. • Work with the Board of Directors and social work staff in the development of programs and funding opportunities. • Prepare written funding proposals, reports, and special event funding requests to private foundations. • Maintain agency donor records and agency foundation files. • Assist in writing and editing of newsletter and other marketing, development and communications tools. • Acknowledge major foundation and corporate gifts in a timely manner.
Aug 2004 - Aug 2005

Program Manager/Grant Writer

Aspiring Youth of Houston
• Created and reviewed grant proposals, budgets and plans used to set project goals and objectives. • Monitored projects from initiation through delivery and monitored for continuous improvements. • Identified and developed contingency plans to mitigate an address program risks. • Assembled, trained, and led a project team from project implementation to project end. • Communicated with and influence internal stakeholders and community leaders on project steps and objectives. • Learned and utilized development strategies for fundraising, grant writing, grant research, and strategic planning.
Aug 2003 - May 2004

Social Work Clinician

Aurora Education Center
• Worked full time, under the supervision of an LMSW and LCPC, conducting individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, and behavior stabilization in an alternative school setting for children up to age 21. • Worked extensively with youth diagnosed with mental disabilities, learning disorders, and behavior disorders. • Trained new employees in behavior program implementation, and health and safety. • Created and implemented a panel addressing cultural diversity in the workplace.
Oct 2001 - Mar 2004

MRAI Therapist/UDIS Lead Coordinator

Center for Family Services
• Worked full time conducting individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and community referrals under direct supervision of an LCSW and LCPC. • Provided crisis intervention as needed in order to help family resolution. • Provided comprehensive assessment and counseling services to individuals, families and groups. • Paid full-time work experience completing psychosocial and health needs assessments, reassessments, treatment plans, and progress reports for service planning. • Led UDIS Program in providing information regarding area programs in order to link clients to appropriate services in the community, and assist in any registration processes. • Provide home-based counseling and support to for children, up to age 21, and families in order to facilitate social, behavioral, and emotional growth. • Paid work experience maintaining contact with Juvenile Intensive Probation, schools, court, and making referrals to community resources
Aug 1999 - Aug 2001

CPS Conservatorship Specialist IV

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
• Paid full-time work experience developing treatment plans and making referrals to community resources for children, up to age 21, and pregnant women. • Casework related activities related to all types of child abuse or neglect, foster care, and adoption. • Consulted with families to identify problems through home visits and maintaining parent-child relationships. • Participate in making decisions regarding temporary or long-term corrective actions to eliminate abuse or neglect, including child removal, maintaining relationships with law enforcement and judicial officials, and crisis intervention.

Education

Education
Aug 2001 - May 2004

Master's

http://www.aurora.edu

Aurora University’s mission statement gets at the heart of what you need to know about this private, independent university: an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.

With campuses in Aurora, Illinois, (just 40 miles west of Chicago) and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, Aurora University has a history of high-quality academic programs.

1995 - 1999

B.A.

Fisk University
Fisk Facts Newsweek- Kaplan survey named Fisk as one of the top 25 universities in the nation for 2006;
  • Over 70% of Fisk graduates go on to attend graduate and professional schools;
  • According to the Department of Education, Fisk University 's graduation rate of 77.7 percent is 37 percent higher than our peer institutions and higher than the African American student graduation rate at 13 of the nation's 56 highest-ranking majority colleges and universities;
  • A recent National Science Foundation study revealed that Fisk alumni earned more doctorate degrees in the natural sciences than African-American graduates from any other college or university in the nation;
  • Fisk has been included for the past ten years in Money Magazine's " 100 Best College Buys."
  • Washington Monthly recognized Fisk as the fifth best of 300 liberal arts schools in the nation in terms of research, service learning opportunities and its work to aid the social mobility of 1st generation college students.
  • Certifications

    Certifications
    Sep 2005 - Sep 2011

    Licensed Clinical of Social Work

    Texas State Board of Social Work