Friday, October 24, 2014

Core Value Award for Relationships - Anthony Burns

Each year, Methodist Children’s Home recognizes staff members who exemplify the Core Values of the organization. Staff are nominated by their peers and are recognized at an all-staff meeting during which the Core Awards are given.

The core values of MCH are:
Christian Principles

Anthony Burns, at-risk coordinator, received the Core Award for Relationships. The Core Award for Relationships is defined as someone who builds healthy relationships through communication, respect, trust and love. According to his nomination, Burns “has a positive rapport with students at the MCH School and builds excellent trust-based relationships with them on a daily basis. Anthony has a strong and humorous personality and is often called to ‘break the ice’ in difficult situations. Anthony is a wonderful role model as one of our Safe School Ambassador facilitators. He is always willing to lend an ear and give advice to students, treating each student with respect. Anthony models Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) on a daily bases and consistently uses TBRI language with students, challenging them to focus on MCH Life Skills.”

Burns has worked at MCH for seven years. “Being recognized for a Core Award involving relationships with our youth is a great honor,” Burns said. “I believe establishing productive relationships with our youth is an important process and appreciate the opportunity to do that here at MCH.”

Amy Grisham, director of school support and Burn’s supervisor had this to share: “Building relationships is such an important part of working with our youth and Anthony excels at this and is a pleasure to work with each day.”

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