Courts & Teen Reproductive Health and Youth Thrive Denver: Two New Trainings You Should Attend

Youth in Focus in sponsoring two new trainings in the coming months. Register for one or both! See details below. Don’t wait to sign up. These events fill fast!

Feb. 5, 2019
2-3pm ET

The risk for teen pregnancy and STI/HIV for court-involved youth is expansive, and includes adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), early initiation of sexual intercourse, high rates of unprotected sexual activity, substance abuse, dating and interpersonal violence, and mental health challenges. This webinar's in-depth discussion will explore the “whys” and “hows” of an innovative, collaborative court-based approach to teen pregnancy prevention programming, focused on building supports and increasing teen agency. Participants will leave with at least one actionable “next step” for building partnerships with courts to improve adolescent health.

Learning objectives

  • Identify key stakeholders when partnering with juvenile and family courts

  • Explore all stages of the program planning process to ensure the intervention reflects the needs of adolescents in foster care and juvenile justice

  • Understand successes, challenges, and lessons learned through a review of Healthy Teen Coordinator pilot year data

  • Learn skills for partnering with courts to improve adolescent health and well-being

Who should attend? HCET adolescent health partner staff, youth workers, educators, social workers, parents, case managers, advocates, and anyone who works or interacts with children and adolescents.


Registration for this webinar is free for all HCET grantees, and $25 for all other registrants.


Leigh Zaban, M.Ed, Director of Community Programs and Partnerships, Health Care Education and Training (HCET), and Amanda Reuter, MSW, LSW, Youth Development Team Leader, Adult & Child Health

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Practitioner Training & ToT
March 25-29, 2019
Denver, CO

Registration is now open for  Families Thrive training in Denver, CO.

Families Thrive is a comprehensive, brain-based training that integrates CSSP’s Strengthening Families™ and Youth Thrive™ into one comprehensive training experience aimed at helping professionals respond to youth and their caretakers in ways that increase engagement and the likelihood of healthy developmental outcomes.

The training devotes a session to each of the protective and promotive factors – knowledge of child development, social connections, cognitive & social/emotional competence, concrete supports in times of need, and resilience – and teaches practical techniques for applying the framework in programs, practices, and communities. See a two-page review of the evidence supporting the promotive and protective factors framework and showing how that evidence aligns with the Administration on Children, Youth & Families’ own research.

Learning Objectives

The training is delivered in seven modules, or sessions: one introductory; one for each of the five protective/promotive factors; and one in closing that asks participants to plan concrete steps for implementing the approach in their work setting. Go here to learn more.

Pre-course preparation materials will be sent to participants to review and complete before attending the training.


Practitioner Track: $1,125 per person
Training of Trainers Track: $1,600 per person


CEU credits are available.

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