My name is Rebecca Gray. I graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Social Work in 1992. I worked in a treatment foster care program with MacDonald Youth Services in Winnipeg, Manitoba both as a social worker and as a respite worker for level 4 and 5 foster children. There, I met my husband, who was a foster parent in the program, and together we fostered for the next 10 years.
I then worked for Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba, both in their foster care program, and later, as a Shared Services Worker. The Shared Services Program was a cooperative endeavor funded jointly by child welfare and education, providing social work services to children in school and child welfare services to the community. From 2000-2014, I worked exclusively in education as a Behaviour Specialist, providing support and training to teachers and parents to assist them in dealing effectively with children’s behaviour. I have now moved into the world of Adult Education, and currently am employed as a Student Success Advisor at Assiniboine Community College. In 2015, I completed my Master of Education in Education Administration at Brandon University.
I incorporate control theory into all my work, and teach Restitution extensively, both in my work with individuals as well as with school and youth care staff and parents. I am the Past President of the Westman School Clinicians Association and Past President of the Canadian Association of School Social Workers. I live with my husband and two biological children on a farm near Erickson Manitoba.