Project FORECAST Virtual Training - July 2023

Project FORECAST Virtual Training - July 2023

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Our problem-based learning trainings go beyond one-pagers and textbooks, bringing participants into real-world situations where they can apply their knowledge, and explore their assumptions in a safe learning environment. Under the guidance of a certified facilitator, your workforce or students will observe, discuss, and make decisions that impact the rest of the simulation. All the while, defining problems, uncovering information, and working together to identify and evaluate possible solutions.

Participants who attend a Project FORECAST simulation can expect increased engagement in the learning process, better outcomes at work, higher staff retention, and improved Trauma-Informed Experiential Reasoning Skills (TIERS). Plus, the innumerable benefits of better-helping children impacted by trauma and abuse.

We’re ready to answer any questions you have, and can’t wait to hear from you email Dr. April Jones at  or Dr. Maya Martin to schedule your session with Tuskegee University Department of Social Work!

Learn more at

Dr. Diana Mack

License Clinical Social Worker

DIANNE MACK, PhD, LCSW, MS, MSSW, is the Executive Consultant of Creative Social Solutions, a mental health services, leadership, consulting and training group specializing in personal, professional and workforce development for social, faith-based, and human service members, leaders, professionals and organizations. She is the Lead Catalyst for Sustainable Parents Institute & Network (SPIN), an advocacy project for promoting parental support, family wellbeing, and community engagement. Dianne Mack is a licensed clinical social worker, adjunct educator, psychotherapist, community and health activist, advocate, and a psychoanalytic candidate specializing in mental health, wellbeing, wellness, policy and programs, community partnerships, child welfare, world of work, civic engagement, social justice, political social work, and advocacy.  She is an experienced nonprofit administrator, board member of faith/nonprofit organizations and leader who serves mentors, coaches, and trains in diverse fields of practice. Dianne Mack is a graduate of several New York schools including, CUNY, Columbia School of Social Work, Fordham University’s Graduate Gabelli School of Business and School of Social Service, and NYU’s Silver School of Social Work with post-graduate certificates from Fordham GSSS, Hunter SSW (CUNY), Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society (EGPS). Dr. Mack aka Dr. Dianne consults with various faith, nonprofit, community, labor, and educational entities, including Tuskegee University offering PROJECT FORECAST child welfare simulations; performs civic and health engagement with VOT-ER, NYC Department of Health and Mental Health, and participates on community health advisory boards with Cornell Weill CCTC and New York University ADRU’s (September 2023).  She is a psychoanalytic candidate with Harlem Family Institute (HFI) engaged in various training and service capacities as well as the Secretary for Board of Directors of EGPS. She has a telehealth private practice in New York State.


Twitter: @harlem_matters

Instagram: @talksolutions1

Dr. Maya Martin, DSW, LMSW

Assistant Professor

Tuskegee University Social Work Dept

Dr. Maya Martin is an assistant professor at Tuskegee University with expertise in community mental health and child welfare with special interest in working with adults and children. She is a former child welfare professional and brings to this training her knowledge of the health and wellness of children and parents.

Febreu Holston, LBSW, MSW,ABD

Adjunct Professor

Tuskegee University Social Work Dept

Ms. Febreu Holston, LBSW, MSW, ABD is a licensed social worker who work majority of her career in child welfare and as an adjunct instructor with the Department of Social Work. She is passionate about healthy families and will contribute her expertise to child welfare professionals, community citizens, clergy, and parents for this training event.

Mary A. Wilson, MSW, LMSW

Adjunct Instructor

Tuskegee University Social Work Dept

Mary Ann Wilson is a Licensed Master Social Work. She is an Author, Entrepreneur, Instructor/Professor @ Tuskegee University, Poet, Speaker and Gospel Train Radio Show host. She is CEO of Saving Ourselves Saving Our Sons, a program designed to teach effective coping skills to children, focusing on helping children understand they can grow up to be brilliant and not violent. She received a Bachelor of Social Work from Tuskegee University and a Master of Social Work Degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

She has over four decades of Social Work experience in the areas of Child Welfare, Mental Health, Prison Social work as a practitioner and psychotherapist. She is retired from the State of Alabama Department of Human Resources after working for 27 years for the state. She has published three books.

Her first book, “COVID-19 Meet My God Faith Over Fear” was a #1 Best seller upon launch date in Psychology and Religion on Amazon. Her other books, “Brainwashed to Brilliance Recovering From Slavery” and “A Journey to Brilliancy” were written to help us understand how we all can begin the process of recovering from slavery. Her books are loaded with effective coping skills to change the trajectory of violence in our communities and help people going through a crisis situation. All of her books can be purchased on Amazon or through personal contact with Ms. Wilson. Ms. Wilson also have her poems published with the National Library of Poetry.

Ms. Wilson is an Adjunct Instructor/Professor at Tuskegee University, her alma mater. She was Miss Social Work in 1980-1981.

Her program, “Saving Ourselves, Saving Our Sons”, is a program designed to change violence in our communities. She has done online zoom sessions during the summer working with young African-American males teaching positive self-esteem, coping skills and assisted three participants in becoming published Authors. The program’s goal is to teach children to think positive thoughts and identify their own brilliancy traits.

Ms. Wilson is a host of the Gospel Train Radio Show every first Sunday @ @ 8-10pm. Join her to gain spiritual uplifting music and learn about special guest interviews.

Contact her @ or Saving Ourselves Saving Our Sons to learn about her program, purchase books and /or to set up speaking presentations


Project FORECAST Training Session 1
07/24/2023 at 1:00 PM (CDT)  |  120 minutes
07/24/2023 at 1:00 PM (CDT)  |  120 minutes This is session 1 for Project FORECAST training. This session is 2 hours long and hosted using Zoom. Please be sure to test your connection, audio, and video before entering into the session. Please click this URL to start or join. Or, go to and enter meeting ID: 999 8262 7136 and password: 268233
Project FORECAST Training Session 2
07/25/2023 at 1:00 PM (CDT)  |  120 minutes
07/25/2023 at 1:00 PM (CDT)  |  120 minutes This is session 2 for Project FORECAST training. This session is 2 hours long and hosted using Zoom. Please be sure to test your connection, audio, and video before entering into the session.
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