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No Such Thing as a Bad Kid

A full-day workshop for professionals working with children, youth and families struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges.

Special Presenters Charlie Appelstein, MSW – Youth Care Specialist and Author & Rick Miller, Founder, Kids at Hope and Professor of Practice, Arizona State University

 Strength-based and hope-theory practice is an emerging approach to guiding youth. It is exceptionally positive and inspiring. Its focus is on strength and hope-building vs. flaw-fixing. Topics covered: What is strength-based and hope-theory practice and the power of a positive attitude & culture; the effects of trauma and positive emotions on the brain; strength-based communication techniques including: reframing, solution-focused questions, positive-predicting, and inspirational metaphors; how to help cognitively-inflexible young people.

DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION POWERPOINT HERE

Who Should Attend:

Child & youth care workers, regular and special educators, juvenile probation and detention officers, social workers, therapists, foster parents and staff – any professional guiding children, youth, and families struggling with emotional & behavioral issues.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registration begins at 8:30am
Lunch on your own

Avondale Elementary School District Office
295 W. Western Ave.
Avondale, AZ

Cost: $85 per person

Space is Limited – Register Early!
Questions: Contact kim@kidsathope.org (602) 674-0026

Testimonials

Being one of the younger treasurer hunters as well as a Kid at Hope, I wanted to say the hope tunnels do really make a difference during the first week of school. I attend Westwood high school and having all those familiar as well as unknown faces there for encouragement along with uplifting messages does really make a difference in how students (including myself) start the year off. I just wanted to say thank you for the dedication and positive difference you’ve been making around St.luci…
Amanda FrederickC/O 2014 @ Fort Pierce west-wood high school Member of youth leadership 2011-2012