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Eckerd Connects announces new Candor Administrator

Lisa Babbitt has been promoted to Juvenile Justice Facility Administrator for Eckerd Connects Short Term Residential program in Candor, North Carolina.  Babbitt has nearly twelve years of experience working with at-risk  youth in Vermont, North Carolina and Rhode Island.

We are excited to have Lisa as our new Administrator at our Candor short term residential facility,” says Dave Hardesty Eckerd Connects Vice President of Operation — Southern Division.  “Lisa has been the Director of Programming for the past five years. She has several years of residential experience and the ability to manage and lead programs that have a positive environment for both youth and staff.”

Babbitt joined Eckerd Connects as a Youth Counselor in 2006 and has progressed in her career working as a Master Counselor, Family Worker, Social Services Coordinator, Transition Coordinator and Director of Programming.   Her natural leadership skills and strong communications skills have allowed her to develop effective relationships with youth and co-workers alike.

She has worked, in collaboration with the leadership team, to strengthen the Short-Term Residential Program at Candor to include a Behavior Management Plan which focuses on behavioral expectations across all aspects of our youth’s lives: therapeutic, educational, community service, social skills and individualized treatment goals.  These services help young men change their behavior by building upon their strengths.

Babbitt is a certified instructor of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) through Cornell University and is also a Red Cross instructor.  She is also specially trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interactive Journaling © through the Change Companies and Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Plymouth State University.