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ACYCP Webinar Registration

Webinar with CAROL BROOKS, MS



When multiple disciplines from youth-serving organizations come together in the name of improving services for youth and families, good things happen.

Derived from the popular Families Thrive: Protective and Promotive Factors to Enhance THRIVING for All Children, Youth & Families® , Carol Brooks’ primary objective, is to demonstrate where and how the broader content can be transferred specifically to a juvenile justice setting.

Throughout the webinar Carol, a Families Thrive® certified trainer, will provide a brief overview of the Families Thrive® curriculum, as well as additional ideas for incorporating the curriculum and curriculum principles into the juvenile justice community. She feels it’s easy to envision these same protective and promotive factors applied in the juvenile justice setting, with juvenile justice involved youth and families.

Developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), the larger curriculum combines elements of two other CSSP curricula: Youth Thrive® and Strengthening Families®. Words matter and these titles epitomize the first lesson that the juvenile justice community can learn from our child welfare colleagues. This curriculum represents an integrated approach to reducing risk factors and promoting protective and promotive factors across childhood and emerging adulthood.
In addition to becoming aware of and understanding a set of Guiding Principles, agencies using the Families Thrive® curriculum explore and apply the research behind five protective and promotive factors:

  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development
  • Social connections
  • Cognitive and social/emotional competence
  • Concrete support in times of need
  • Promoting resilience

After participating in this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between risk, protective and promotive factors
  • List and describe the protective and promotive factors identified in the Families Thrive® curriculum
  • Identify multiple strategies for incorporating the Families Thrive® curriculum/principles into the juvenile justice setting

Carol Cramer Brooks has over thirty years of experience in the juvenile justice community as a teacher, trainer, administrator, director and consultant in juvenile detention, corrections, and federally operated training and technical assistance centers. Currently she is an independent juvenile justice consultant working with Juvenile Justice Associates and the National Partnership for Juvenile Services. Her primary focus areas include: leadership and supervision training, training and curriculum development, and providing technical assistance for juvenile detention facilities. She and her husband, Felix Brooks, a 30 year juvenile probation officer and current faculty at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington are co-authors of the “Reflections From The JJ Side” for the ACYCP quarterly on-line CYC Advocate.

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