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Tuesday, April 26 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Are Protective Factors Taught or Caught? Principles of Integrative Youth Development and Resilience

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Over the past 10 years, we as youth workers and educators have been striving to: 1) be strength-based in our approach to children and youth, 2) focus on increasing the resilience of children and youth, and 3) use the language of protective factors as a common-sense means to measure improvement and motivate all to share in the responsibility for raising youth. In this workshop we review the research that supports the framework, the political and social ramifications of the work, and provide new insights into how resilience can be taught and how it can be caught. You will learn: The psychological background to resiliency The history of the resiliency research To consider several questions which relate to the field of Integrative Youth Development™ and resilience.



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Derek Peterson

Youth Advocate, Brightways Learning
Derek is the founder of Integrative Youth Development (IYD.) IYD teaches a measurable, meaningful, and memorable method to youth, family members, teachers, administrators, youth program professionals, faith leaders that essentially guarantees the health and well-being of all children and youth. Derek is a youth-serving professional who easily shifts from leading student retreats one day, to working alongside local, state, and national elected... Read More →


Tuesday April 26, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
New Brunswick Room