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Pateresa Winter – Transition Coordinator

December 9, 2019 | In:

Hi there! My
name is Pateresa and I’m the new Transition Coordinator at the LCFASD.

I started in
this role in the beginning of September after graduating from the Community
Social Work program at Portage College. I have spent the past two summers
working as a Camp Leader at our Summer Camp located out at French Bay. There, I
learned in-depth about FASD and how to work with individuals with an FASD
diagnosis.

My summer camp
experiences have highly prepped me for my new role. As the Transition
Coordinator, I work with youth aged 15-24 diagnosed with FASD. I work
one-on-one with youth and their caregivers so they can start thinking about
their future and identify the areas they may need extra support. Together, we
create a transition plan to help move into adulthood that benefits both the
client and their support systems. I love working with teens, so this is the
perfect age group for me! I’m excited to see where my new job opportunity takes
me.

On a personal
note, I am originally from Newfoundland but have been living in Alberta for 18
years. I have lived in Cold Lake for just over 2 years and I’m happy to call it
my new home. I moved here to pursue my education and to be with my partner. I
have a passion for music! I play guitar and I’m currently learning accordion. I
also write lyrics and collect vinyl records. I also have a huge love for
animals. When I see a dog, I’m the first one to pet it!

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The Lakeland Centre for FASD provides cost-free programs and services in the Cold Lake, Bonnyville, St. Paul and Lac la Biche areas, as well as on First Nations and Métis Settlements through Alberta.

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