Jolene joined the CIP Long Beach Team in the Fall of 2014 as a social skills intern. Prior to her position as Social Skills Coordinator, Jolene supported our students in our Academics and Career departments. She strives to provide quality services to our students to support their individual growth to independent success.
As Social Skills Coordinator at CIP, Jolene supports our students with social competencies that lead to successful relationship management, conflict resolution skills, and advocacy. Her team facilitates social skills modules such as PEERS, Relationship Development, Social Skills Groups, and Individual Social Mentoring appointments.
Jolene earned her Bachelors in Psychology at California State Long Beach and is currently working towards her certificate in Curriculum & Instruction. In addition, she has experience in crisis management, prevention, and de-escalation techniques.
When she is not working, Jolene enjoys playing video games, watching Anime, playing guitar, singing Barbershop harmony, hiking, and snorkeling.