Kizz is the Be REAL Adolescent Program Coordinator at the Center for Child and Family Well-being (CCFW). In this role, he will perform a variety of planning and program functions working towards the creation of a modified version of the Be REAL (Resilient Attitudes & Living) program adapted for adolescents.
Be REAL, developed by the UW’s CCFW has demonstrated success in improving the well-being of college students when delivered by university staff. The goal of the Adolescent program is to adapt and expand a mindfulness-based mental health prevention program with high-school-age youth. Kizz will lead the implementation and evaluation of a task-sharing model for delivering a preventive program together with community partners serving youth.
His greatest strengths are interpersonal communication and the ability to build trusted relationships with individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds. His approach to work leverages these skills along with holding space for others and active listening, question-asking and observation, and analysis and thoughtful facilitation.