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The Resilience Code: 5 Practical Tools for Building Resilience in Youth

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Location

Session 1 (Scarbrough 4)

Strand #1

Mental & Physical Health

Strand #2

Mental & Physical Health

Relevance

1. Participants will be able to identify the research base for using resilience-building as an effective response to trauma in at-risk youth. 2. Participants will learn 5 "use tomorrow" strategies that boost resilience in traumatized youth. 3. Participants will evaluate multiple methods for applying the 5 strategies in individual, group and program contexts.

Brief Program Description

The trauma-informed care movement has been enormously successful in educating helping professionals on the frequency of traumatic experiences in our youth and the often devastating impact of those experiences. Now what? How do we move from trauma-informed to trauma-responsive? Learn the 5 "use tomorrow" tools for building robust resilience in the youth you serve and boost your professional capacity to empower youth with traumatic histories.

Summary

1. Share the research on resilience-building in traumatized youth. 2. Teach the 5 foundational skills for increasing resilience in traumatized youth. 3. Illustrate how the 5 foundational skills can be practically applied in micro, mezzo and macro contexts.

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Frank is a career child advocate, who has served as a childcare worker, child abuse investigator, children’s home administrator, consultant, professor, attorney, writer and speaker. His engaging presentations focus on “Helping Adults Help Kids.” Frank was awarded a Maryland Governor’s Citation for his presentations on adolescent suicide and received the 2019 Advocate of the Year Award from the Maryland State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect for his presentations on childhood trauma. Frank is a Master Trainer on the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and has co-authored the books Creating the Upside Down Organization: Transforming Staff to Save Troubled Children and The Upside Down Organization: Reinventing Group Care.

Presentation Year

2020

Start Date

3-9-2020 10:30 AM

End Date

3-9-2020 1:15 PM

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The Resilience Code: 5 Practical Tools for Building Resilience in Youth

Session 1 (Scarbrough 4)

The trauma-informed care movement has been enormously successful in educating helping professionals on the frequency of traumatic experiences in our youth and the often devastating impact of those experiences. Now what? How do we move from trauma-informed to trauma-responsive? Learn the 5 "use tomorrow" tools for building robust resilience in the youth you serve and boost your professional capacity to empower youth with traumatic histories.