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Thursday, December 15, 2016

All Good Things Must Come to an End

By Sara Langworthy, Extension Educator — Children, Youth & Family Consortium

It’s with a mixture of emotions that I announce my departure from the Children, Youth and Family Consortium.

I have really loved my time working for CYFC. I’ve had some incredible experiences working on research involving state legislators, partnering with the Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul to develop trauma-sensitive learning spaces, and creating educational videos on topics like trauma and mental health. Working at CYFC has taught me the value of listening first, asking “How can I help?” next, and then rolling up my sleeves and getting to work. That perspective is something I will take with me as I move on the next phase of my career.

So what is next for me?

I’m embarking on some new adventures in consulting, writing, speaking, and online video. Organizational consulting gives me the chance to help people get the information they need to move their work forward. Writing and speaking gives me the opportunity to communicate scientific research and practical knowledge to change the hearts and minds of people who can use it to improve the lives of kids and families. And online video, apart from being really fun, provides a platform to share ideas and knowledge with all kinds of people around the world.

Look how much fun!
Photo source: Developmental Enthusiast.

I’m so thankful for the opportunities I’ve had to work with many of you, and for the incredible team at CYFC. CYFC plays a valuable role in bringing together people in creative ways to bridge the gaps between research, practice, and policy, and I’ve loved helping to lead those efforts. I encourage you all to continue to advocate for CYFC as an essential organization to the community-engaged outreach missions of Extension and the University of Minnesota.

If you want to keep in touch, you can find me in all of these places:
I’d like to stay connected with you, and continue to provide information and tools that are useful to your work, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if I can be of service in any way!

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