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#20200624 – WEBINAR: From Policy to Practice – Unpacking the NO!




(June 2020)  From Policy to Practice – Unpacking the NO! 

This session covers “WHY” teens say ‘NO’ initially to permanency and/or adoption and covers how to successfully identify the root causes of the ‘NO’ and implement strategies and plans to address those challenges and causes.

Learning Objectives
▪ Participants will have fun and be able to express themselves openly and honestly in a safe and nurturing environment
▪ Participants will be able to formulate plans that support effective engagement and family/youth participation
▪ Participants will practice strengths-based communication techniques to help with the utilization of the core competencies addressed in the training
▪ Participants will gain strategies to help plan and maintain authentic youth and family engagement
▪ Participants will be able to identify resources/tools to build meaningful relationships with youth and young adults

Core Competencies
▪ Creating/Enhancing Policies & Practices to promote Family Youth & Engagement
▪ Discuss Adverse Childhood Experiences and how that effects youth and young adults
▪ Discuss Adolescent Brain Development and how that effects youth and young adults
▪ Creating a Trauma Informed Care mindset to assist in identifying potential challenges and how to address them
▪ Introduce a framework for ‘Equity & Inclusion’ to ensure all youth in care are being served
▪ Introduce ‘Strategic Sharing’ model to aid staff in teaching young adults how to effective share and communicate their story.

Armed with a commanding stage presence and a compelling life story that combines humor and humility, Adrian McLemore has inspired and delighted audiences across the country for more than a decade as a professional speaker and trainer. Adrian seeks to live out his passion of serving others with his talents, expertise and education. Adrian is a national consultant and program officer in Baltimore, Maryland. Adrian brings to his work 16 years of child welfare advocacy, and his experience of growing up in foster care.

Watch time: 100 minutes

Eligible Certificate of Completion time: 105 minutes


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