Thursday December 15, 2017

Training is 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST                 
Registration at 9:30

Lunch will be on your own

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Location                                               903 South Street                            Orland, CA  95963  

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Continued Education Credit

4 hours Continued Education Credit available for BRN and AOD Counselors.  C.E. Hours are offered by CARS for $25.  They must be paid in advance using the Online Registration.  No payment accepted onsite.

CARS is an approved provider.                   CAADAC#4N-08-923-0603
CA Board of Registered Nurses - Provider #16303


Lynn Esposti, CPI Team 
Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) 
707-568-3800 x 204

Event Host
Neli Pena at 530-865-7685 or 



  CPI Prevention Extension
Effective Practices:  Foster Youth & Other High-Needs Youth
Glenn County 
December 15, 2016

Facilitated by: Dustianne North Ph.D.

Workshop Description

This 4-hour training for school staff and othe rocmmunity professionals addresses the needs of youth in highly distressed situations, including foster care, probation, homeless, children of prisoners, and youth involved with behavioral or mental health systems.  If provides a nuanced view of their needs and a better understanding of strategies and considerations for culturally responsive practice.  It addresses how trauma affects youth development and risk behaviors and how to provide trauma-informed care.  It guides participants to a better understand of how environmental factors like child maltreatment can lead to substance use disorders and other risk behaviors.  Lastly, it helps participants develop hands-on conversational skills and response strategies for supporting youth when difficult issues arise.


Dustianne has worked in the fields of youth prevention, mentoring, mental health, development, and empowerment since 1995.  Dr. North has provided training and technical assistance for a variety of youth and family programs nationwide, and she has developed mental health curriculum and programjming for community colleges throughout California.  Projects have ranged from the small and grassroots to large scale collaboratives and coalitions.  She specializes in working iwth youth in highly distressed situations (foster care, probation, homeless, children of prisoners.) 

Her scholarly work in Social welfare at UCLA allows her to implement effective research to practice efforts, evidence-based services, program evaluation and qualitative reserach methodologies (grounded theory, case study, analytic induction; network analysis, participatory action research).  Dr. North is a community organizer, practicitioner, and scholar with a commitment to emancipatory youth and family services.  Her diverse scope of knowledge covers direct practice issues such as communicating with youth, mezzo-level program design and organizational development, interagency parterships, and community organizing and mobilization.


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