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Youth development specialist committed to helping others empower young people through solutions-foused, strengths-based youth work. Particularly interested in supporting youth organizations in further engaging and empowering their young people.

Available for:

English language-learners, refugees/immigrants (particularly E African and Latino), gangs, kids in institutions, kids with special needs, schools (all ages), after-school programs, parents, and pre-service teachers.


B.S. Biology and Chemistry from Pacific Lutheran University

Certified Parent Educator from Positive Discipline Association
Certified Gracious Space Practitioner from Center for Ethical Leadership

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Expert Academy on LiL
5 Completed Sessions
Last Session:
Mon Apr 29 2013 at 04:30 pm EST
Last Log-in:
Thu Jul 30 2015 at 10:21 pm EST
On Learn It Live Since:
Wednesday Jun 6, 2012
Expert Services Offered
Live In-Person Parent Class (14 hours)   ($1,500) [+] Show More Info

Your school/program can host a live in-person parenting class of 14 hours (broken up as you wish - ie over 3 days, 5 weeks, etc). Class is hands-on, experiential, and interactive. I am experienced leading this classes with refugee/immigrant families with limited English!

In-Person Workshop for Youth Program (2 hours)   ($250) [+] Show More Info

Fully customizable live in-person workshop for schools or youth programs that want to further develop their program culture/climate, youth engagement, and youth leadership as well as improve student outcomes. Workshop is hands-on, experiential and interactive.

Private Parent Coaching (1 hour by Phone)   ($30) [+] Show More Info

Private parent coaching using Positive Discipline's strengths-based, solutions-focused approach. Perfect for parents/caregivers that need/want a little one-on-one coaching.

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About Christine Gordon
Group Classes (5)
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Interactive, experiential workshop designed to boost your student recruitment and retention after school. Contents: Keep the Students You've Got - Safety - Teambuilding - Customer Service Get New Students -Marketing Your Program -Make New Kids Feel Welcome
Come see what all the fuss is about! Short introduction to parenting with Positive Discipline! Get a taste before you sign up for the full series! Positive Discipline is a respectful, supportive approach to parenting for both parents and kids!
Do you work or volunteer in after-school or other out-of-school time program? Do you tutor or coach kids? Introduction to all courses in KidSpeak Consulting's Youth Work training series. I'll introduce you to the basic principles of the growing positive youth development movement and what it means to be strengths-based and solutions-focused. We'll practice some communication tools that will help you quickly engage young people so that you have some take-away tools to use right away! Good for new and veteran youth workers that are looking for something fresh and empowering for both them and the young people they serve.
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