About

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.

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Specialties
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.

Education

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

Other Sites
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
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.
Take this introductory class to parenting with Positive Discipline. Come see what all the fuss is about! Get a sample before taking a longer class. Looking for a positive and empowering alternative to discipline (for both you and the child!)? You've found it! Positive Discipline is: Kind and Firm Mutually Respectful Effective Long-Term Solutions-Focused Encouraging **If you are interested, but the timing of the course doesn't work for you, please suggest a different time!
Do you work or volunteer in after-school or other out-of-school time program? Do you tutor or coach kids? This course will introduce you, the youth-worker the basic principles of the positive youth development movement. You'll discover some shared language and competencies for youth workers that are being developed as we speak! We'll cover what it means to be strengths-based and solutions-focused in addition to practicing some communication tools that will help you quickly engage young people. Good for new and veteran youth workers that are looking for something fresh and empowering for both them and the young people they serve.