Monday, April 22, 2019 from 1:15 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Butler County Educational Service Center 
400 N. Erie Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011


Lauren Perry
FCFC Training Coordinator
Butler County Family & Children First Council
(513) 785-6770 (office)

Your Trainers:

Christian Moore, MSW, LCSW – Founder WhyTry
Christian Moore is an internationally renowned author, speaker, licensed clinical social worker, and advocate for at-risk youth.  As a social worker in education, youth corrections, and a homeless program, Christian began to see the need for a new approach in reaching out to today's youth.  Drawing from his personal challenges, his degree, his career, and his understanding of people from all walks of life, Christian created WhyTry.

Mary Vicario, M. Ed, LPCC-S – Founder Finding Hope Consulting
Mary Vicario is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor (LPCC-S) and a Certified Trauma Specialist with over 30 years’ experience working with trauma survivors of all ages and ability levels and training on trauma informed care nationally and internationally.

Sarah Buffie, MSW, LSW – Founder Soul Bird Consulting
Sarah Buffie is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and founding director of Soul Bird Consulting that believes nothing has the power to heal like supportive relationships.  Specializing in trauma responsive care, she helps organizations and individuals disrupt current models of thinking by building empathy and understanding around the effects of trauma.  Sarah has worked in community organizing – specifically, asset-based community development – for over a decade and has a deep passion for her work.  



Turning Adversity Into Action

Grit.  Fortitude.  Determination.  Resilience.  No matter what you call it, teachers and administrators nationwide agree that there has never been a greater need to teach our students how to thrive in school and in life.  Studies have shown that students who score higher on resilience measures have improved social skills, higher grades, a greater love of learning, and better decision-making skills.  This lively and interactive training brings to life resilience from neuroscience to intervention.  Setting power struggles aside, we will explore how the brain heals itself and identify everyday, brain-based tools to help students of all ages and ability levels develop the desire to try and the resilience to keep moving forward.  We will look at what you already are doing and share even more tools for turning adversity into action for all of us. 

The breakthrough idea Christian will be presenting is that resilience can be taught.  In fact, it’s something we are all born with – from the homeless person on the street to the brightest Harvard professor.  Most of us – including many of our schools’ most struggling students – just haven’t learned how to access what’s already inside.  In this presentation, participants will learn about the vital skills of resilience found in WhyTry Founder Christian Moore’s book, “The Resilience Breakthrough:  27 Tools for Turning Adversity into Action.” This engaging presentation will empower participants to deliver these skills to students of any background and learning style.

Sarah and Mary will explore practical approaches to support youth in developing the resilience they need to try and the regulation they need to keep moving forward even in the most challenging circumstances.  They will explain the neuroscience behind Christian Moore’s WhyTry Approach and connect those explanations to practical ways teachers, parents, practitioners, ordinary citizens can be with youth as they move along their resilience journey.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will recognize and know how to utilize the resources for resilience that exist around them.
  2. Participants will be able to cite 10 specific tools that will help build resilience in youth.
  3. Participants will be able to apply practical interventions that will help them be with youth as they identify the hidden resilience in their survival skills.
  4. Participants will be able to help students uncover and develop their hidden resilience into skills they can use to move beyond their circumstances and create the future they want.  

Target Audience: Social service providers, educators, counselors, therapists, health care workers, community members, parents, etc.

CEUs: 3.0 Social Work/ Counselor CEUs are provided by the Butler County Educational Service Center approved & awarded by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & MFT Board Approval RSX050901 & RCX051001. 3.0 Contact Hours for Educators.

Cost: $25.00 per person payable by credit card, check or purchase order.

Attend the morning session by registering at this link. If Attending both session one $50.00 payment can be made. 

Join us for a free Coffee and Cupcake hour from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm!

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