Title

Igniting Hope in Youth From High-Risk Settings

First Presenter's Institution

University of West Georgia

Second Presenter's Institution

Gordon College

Third Presenter's Institution

University of West Georgia

Fourth Presenter's Institution

University of West Georgia

Fifth Presenter's Institution

Department of Justice

Location

Session 9 (Scarbrough 4)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

“Challenging” youth—who are much more than the labels given to them—and educators ofen fnd themselves in a struggle for survival, unable to resolve their diferences. This presentation will explore an alternative to traditional behavioral models in working with youth. It will provide evidence-based insights for creating a community of acceptance and hope. This unique program embraces identity and integrity as a way of inspiring hope in youth from high-risk settings. This workshop is for any individual who works with youth in any capacity.

Summary

“Challenging” youth—who are much more than the labels given to them—and educators ofen fnd themselves in a struggle for survival, unable to resolve their diferences. This presentation will explore an alternative to traditional behavioral models in working with youth. It will provide evidence-based insights for creating a community of acceptance and hope. This unique program embraces identity and integrity as a way of inspiring hope in youth from high-risk settings. This workshop is for any individual who works with youth in any capacity.

Evidence

Presenter will provide.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Thomas Peterson has served for 27 years as a professor of Critical Theory and Philosophy of Education at the University of West Georgia (UWG). He teaches courses including philosophy, critical theory, and history. His research interests include teachers’ inner-life, teacher burnout/renewal, growing a spiritual classroom, and igniting a SPARK in challenging youth. The son of a preacher, Tom lived his formative years in South East Asia. Prior to his appointment at UWG, he was an elementary/middle school principal in North Carolina, and an art teacher in California and Maryland, World Masters gold medal winner in badminton, flight instructor, and father to three sons and five grandchildren.

Jessica Traylor will provide.

Allyson Tarpley will provide.

Taylor Roberston will provide.

Stephanie Love has been a Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist (JPPS) with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) since 2009, with previous work with the Carroll County Department of Family and Children Services, Morning Star Counseling Services, the Georgia Department of Corrections, and Inner Harbor Hospital. As a member of the DJJ, Love is dedicated to their mission and to seeking ways to refine existing programs and cultivate new innovative and effective programs that encourage youthful offenders to become successful members of society.

Presentation Year

2020

Start Date

3-11-2020 11:15 AM

End Date

3-11-2020 12:30 PM

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Mar 11th, 11:15 AM Mar 11th, 12:30 PM

Igniting Hope in Youth From High-Risk Settings

Session 9 (Scarbrough 4)

“Challenging” youth—who are much more than the labels given to them—and educators ofen fnd themselves in a struggle for survival, unable to resolve their diferences. This presentation will explore an alternative to traditional behavioral models in working with youth. It will provide evidence-based insights for creating a community of acceptance and hope. This unique program embraces identity and integrity as a way of inspiring hope in youth from high-risk settings. This workshop is for any individual who works with youth in any capacity.