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Trease Petersen, CADC-II, Youth Program Counselor

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Trease is an Internationally Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor II (CADC-II). She attended University of the Pacific Substance Abuse Counseling Program and Sac State, majoring in Criminal Justice; Administration of Justice and Corrections. She attended IIRP, International Institute of Restorative Practices and is a trained facilitator in Restorative Justice Conferencing.

Trease recently retired from Davis Police Department, where she worked as a Youth Intervention Specialist, working with high risk juvenile offenders, ages 12-17. There, she managed the juvenile diversion program and truancy program working closely with schools, the District Attorney’s office and Juvenile Probation. She is also a trained facilitator for Parent Project where she taught parenting classes to parents of high risk teens in the Davis community for 13 years.

Trease is passionate about working with teens and families, assisting them with navigating the adolescent season of life, providing mentoring and parenting skills to parents with a child struggling with addiction and negative high risk behaviors. Trease approaches her clients and families with compassion, care and concern using restorative practices to remove shame in order to heal and move forward to enjoy a healthy, whole life.

In working for Healthy Partnerships, she will be developing and managing the Youth Substance Abuse Program where she will facilitate teen groups for Substance Abuse and Anger Management.

In her spare time she enjoys participating in church activities and homeless outreach with The Father’s House, scrapbooking, reading and spending time with her adult children and 3 year old grandson.

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