Sonya Jodoin has been involved in social work and youth work for over eighteen years. She holds a diploma in Social Service Work and has had continual education in psychology. She brings to the course both professional and personal experience in the field of adolescence, along with training in a multitude of treatment modalities, approaches, and therapies. She has worked on the front line in mental health settings with individuals and their families, primarily with teenagers. Ms. Jodoin has developed and implemented a specialised joint educational/mental health treatment program for children whose behavior has resulted in school expulsion.