Wednesday March 22, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM PDT
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Skagit Transit Center 
105 E Kincaid Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

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Skagit County Child and Family Consortium 
Skagit County Child and Family Consortium 
Nan Henderson, M.S.W., President of Resiliency In Action. Her publications on resiliency and wellness, positive youth development, and school and organizational change are used in more than 25 countries and have been translated into Spanish, French, and Russian. She has provided hundreds of presentations and trainings in 45 U.S. states and several foreign countries over the past two decades for a wide variety of audiences and organizations. 
She has served on the faculty of five colleges/universities; worked as a clinical therapist with youth, adults, and families; and directed citywide and statewide prevention and resiliency programs. She is the author/editor of five books on resiliency, numerous articles, and an on-line newsletter distributed worldwide. She has also been featured as a "resiliency expert" on N.P.R'.s Talk of the Nation.
Course Description:
In this training, participants thoroughly examine the research base of resiliency that is emerging from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, sociology, and education. The emphasis of the training is practical application of these research findings in strategies that can be used to move children and youth "from risk to resiliency." Examples of practices and programs that are building resiliency are shared. The training includes interactive activities to be used to assist youth to identify and celebrate their personal resiliency and understand how they can be more resilient in the future.
Workshop Outline: 

The research foundation of resiliency:
Where has it comes from?
How does resiliency happen?
Shifting the balance from risk to resiliency

Connecting the research to children you are concerned about:
Using the "Resiliency Chart"
Identifying and increasing Personal Resiliency Builders
Creating a resiliency-building environment
Using the "Resiliency Wheel" as a tool for resiliency building

The "Four Most Important Steps to Fostering Resiliency"

Video examples of resiliency-building in action

Interactive activities for teaching about and celebrating personal resiliency

The power of One Person to foster resiliency

Course Fee: $40 payable through PayPal (no account needed), check or purchase order.  Information on where to send the payment on the registration page.
 **Please note:  When paying with a credit card through PayPal, the charge will appear from Foundation of United District 304
Clock Hours: Six (6) clock hours offered by NWESD 189 will be available for purchase at the workshop.