Hamilton Center announces partnership with Twin Rivers

The partnership will give students the chance to intern at mental health facilities.

Posted: Feb 21, 2019 6:44 PM

GREENE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Carly Sloan is a senior at White River Valley high school. She also hopes to make a career in the medical field.

Sloan says, "When I was little my great uncle got very sick. And so I was at the hospital all the time with him and stuff. So being around that kind of field and stuff really interested me."

Sloan was taught lessons that helped treat her great uncle when he got home. You could say since then she has known her career path. But interning through Twin Rivers has helped give her path direction.

Sloan explains, "When I started out I wanted to be a nurse practitioner and then through this class, I realized woa...maybe I just want to be a nurse."

Students intern at local hospitals and clinics in different areas. One of those areas will now include time at the Hamilton Center.

Health and science education instructor Carmen Jackson says "By introducing the students to the fields of behavioral health sciences, mental health and social work this could open up ideas in their own mind of careers that they may not have previously considered."

Sloan is currently interning at the Hamilton Center. She says the experience has been eye-opening.

Sloan explains, "I've really got to know through this program that it's not just an easy fix. Like this stuff builds up over time. So it's really neat to see how some of the interactions and stuff is helping them grow as people."

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