After her practicum experience at Pando Initiative where she worked with children who were struggling with home-related or school-related issues, Mental Health Assistant Brittany Ly knew she wanted to work with children. After earning her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wichita State University, she joined Rainbows’ Early Childhood Mental Health team in March of 2019.
Rainbows’ Early Childhood Mental Health program partners with The Opportunity Project (TOP) to provide mental health services in their early learning centers. Brittany assists teachers, and helps children in the classrooms de-escalate their behaviors and regulate their emotions.
“Working with the kids, spending time with them, and watching them grow is rewarding. Seeing them graduate at TOP Early Learning Center and knowing we helped them so that they can move on to the next big step in their lives, Kindergarten, is my favorite part of my job,” said Brittany. “I also look forward to once again spending time with my Rainbows’ Mental Health team, bonding and celebrating occasions.”
“Children respond well to Brittany’s calm and kind approach,” said Audra Kenneson, Early Childhood Mental Health Services Coordinator. “She is creative in finding ways to present social-emotional group activities in the classrooms where she works. As her supervisor, I rely heavily on Brittany’s exceptional organizational skills as she helps keep me on track with data gathering and reports for the grants that fund our program.”
In her free time, Brittany loves to journal, bake, cook, travel and spend time with her family. She and her fiancé have a cat named Tofu.