September 22, 2022
Susan Kee, MSW
Senior Program Development Specialist, NRCYS
Susan’s passion for compassionate and quality services to families, children, and youth in Oklahoma drives her commitment for program and staff development. Her systems knowledge in child welfare is extensive, aided by 28 years of child welfare service including permanency planning, child protective services, family centered services, foster care, quality assurance, and policy development. Susan researches and develops relevant and timely child welfare curriculum to help support, train, and develop dedicated child welfare staff. Susan supervises the Child Welfare Training Team for NRCYS. She received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Oklahoma.
Abiodun Ajayi, MSC
Program Development Specialist, NRCYS
Abiodun is a passionate instructional designer and curriculum developer whose goal is to provide an engaging and pleasant learning environment for a varied range of learners. He has a strong background in adult learning theory, experiential learning theory, and instructional design models. Abiodun conducts research on technology integration to improve learning (online and in-person) and online professional development. His background is in K-12 and higher education.
Abiodun holds a master's degree in Curriculum and Leadership Studies from Oklahoma State University and is now pursuing a doctorate in Instructional Technology at Texas Tech University.
What causes some children and youth to thrive despite adversity while others struggle? What can we do to help them all thrive? Are some children and youth born with resilience? What impact can we really make? During this workshop we will explore resilience, what it means, and most importantly how to build it.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- define resilience.
- identify seven positive childhood experiences that will empower children and youth to thrive.
- develop steps to create positive childhood experiences that will build and maintain resilience.
The University of Oklahoma is committed to providing equal access to activities and services. If you have an accommodation or special need request, please contact NRCYS or describe your request while registering.
September 22, 2022
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CDT