Friday, November 10, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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The Children's Home of Cincinnati 
5050 Madison Road
Emery Building, Room 101
Cincinnati, OH 45227

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Alison Savage 
The Children's Home of Cincinnati 

Moving Youth Toward Self-Sufficiency

CEUs are offered for Ohio Counselors and Social Workers.

This fast paced, interactive training will give participants a variety of ideas, strategies and materials useful to teaching life skills to older foster youth and youth in transition to adulthood. Mark Kroner developed these materials over a 25 year period while conducting life skills training classes for youth in Cincinnati and around the country.

This training will be useful to therapists, social workers, parents, case-managers, foster parents, CASAs, mentors, volunteers, student interns and anyone working with older youth.  


  • Participants will learn the challenges of developing self-sufficiency
  • Participants will learn a framework for teaching self-sufficiency skills
  • Participants will learn new strategies for teaching self-sufficiency skills
  • Participants will learn about resources available to help with this task

COST: $55.00 with lunch included

About the Presenter:

Mark Kroner LISW-S has been working with transition age youth since 1982 as a program director, life skills trainer, therapist, State and national advocate and consultant to youth serving agencies nationwide. Mark has worked with thousands of youth in the foster care, mental health, juvenile justice and homeless youth systems. He has written numerous articles, books and workbooks being used in all 50 states that focus self-sufficiency and transition issues.

Mark helped launch and operate the Hamilton County life skills training program in 1988, assisted thousands of youth in housing programs around the country and helped write the standards for the Independent Living field with the Child Welfare League of America. He has presented at hundreds of state and national conferences and is considered a founder of the Independent Living field.

Mark currently splits his time as a therapist for Children’s Home at Aiken High School and a trainer on transition issues around the country.

Mark has four children and four grandchildren, all in various states of transition.