Creating Spaces of Safety for Children in Care

Working with youth from difficult places occasionally includes dealing with aggressive verbal and physical behavior. This training outlines skills that may help the youth care professional be ready to provide support to youth in crisis. In this 3-hour training participants will: • Learn to identify the individual and environmental risk factors leading to aggression •[…]


Working with youth may be greatly aided by the understanding of the youth’s brain development beginning at conception. Knowledge and recognition of both positive and adverse experiences during the youth’s growth allow caregivers to structure, plan and implement targeted interventions. Included in this training: • An overview of brain structure, function and development • An[…]

Youth Abuse and Neglect- Awareness and Prevention

When working with youth and families, it is important for professionals to be aware of the physical and behavioral signs of abuse and neglect, including understanding how to correctly report suspected abuse and neglect. In this 3 hour training, participants will: • Examine the physical and behavioral indicators of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and[…]

Suicide Awareness

In this short one-hour training participants will examine the definitions for suicidal ideation, gesture and attempt and review current information regarding risk factors for suicide in youth populations. Information about how to respond to suicidal thoughts, ideations and threats in youth will also be provided. 1 hour

Peer to Peer Abuse

Peer to Peer abuse takes many forms and crosses cultures and age groups. Developing an understanding of what encompasses peer to peer abuse is crucial in its prevention. This training will expose participants to information about this type of abuse and its prevalence and will present prevention and intervention techniques. This training contains: • A[…]