Ruth A Carter
As an Associate Agent, Family and Youth Development, I am responsible for the delivery of research-based, informational education to Arizona youth and families living in Maricopa County. I provide non-formal educational opportunities to youth that build life skills, healthy life styles, education and career goals. Working collaboratively with other Agents, staff, and community partners, I have developed and implemented programs, workshops, class curriculums, training manuals, reports, educational videos, and web sites in order to serve young people and their famlies. In addition to serving all youth in Maricopa County, I have specialized in working with high risk children and youth to better prepare them for success in the world of higher education and careers.
- M.S. Counseling Psychology
- University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
- B.A. Theater Arts
- Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois
- University of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona (2002 - Ongoing)
- University of Arizona (1993 - 2002)
- Department of Mental Health (1991 - 1993)
- Social Work Extension, University of Missouri (1990 - 1991)
- Four County Mental Health Services (1987 - 1990)
- Community Mental Health Center (1984 - 1987)
- Candidate for Program Replicability
- National 4-H Healthy Living Management Team has chosen the Teen Interactive Theater Education curriculum as a finalist in program selection for replication., Fall 2013 (Award Nominee)
- Three AmeriCorps Volunteers
- Fellowships and Community Engagement, Graduate College, University of Arizona, Spring 2011
Licensure & Certification
- Substitute Teacher, Arizona Teacher Certification (2007)
- Licensed Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors (1990)
- Phoenix Citizens Police Foundation, Phoenix Police Department (2011)
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- McDonald, D., Williams, L., & Carter, R. (2011). A reduction of risk behaviors through teen interactive theater education. Journal of Extension.
- Carter, R. A. (2013, May/Spring). Local Foods Summit. Local Foods Summit.
- Carter, R. A., & Russo, J. (2013, March/Spring). Teen Maze. Teen Maze.
- Carter, R. A. (2012). A Partnership with the Maricopa County Juvenile Justice System to Help Parents Navigate the System. Family Engagement Summit. Phoenix, AZ.
- Carter, R. A. (2012, March). Teen Maze. Teen Maze. Phoenix, AZ: Catholic Charities, Fiesta Mall, Boys & Girls Clubs, and Compadre High School.
- Carter, R., Steele, J., & Russo, J. (2012, November). Adolescent Brain Development. Mesa, AZ: Family Resource Center of Mesa.
- Carter, R. A. (2011, March). For the Health of It: Reducing Childhood Obesity. 4-H Safe & Smart After-School Program. Phoenix, AZ: 4-H.
- Carter, R. A. (2011, September). Creating Pictures with Photoshop. Phoenix.
- Carter, R., & McDonald, D. (2011, September). Theater as a Means of Reducing Teen Risk Behaviors: Results of a Multi-Site Evaluation. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference. Albuquerque, NM: National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
- Carter, R., & McDonal, D. (2011, April). Reducing Risk Behaviors Through the Teen Interactive Theater Education Program. National Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Conference, Forging the Partnership: DOD/USDA Family Resiliency Conference. Chicago, IL.
- Carter, R. A. (2013. Teen Interactive Theater Education. http://campus.extension.org/More infoExperiential Learning Curriculum available to adults who work with youth
- Alexander, K., & Carter, R. (2010, Fall). Maricopa County 4-H Photography Blog. http://zoocrewphotography.wordpress.com/