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Youth Thrive: Promoting Youth Resilience
December 11, 2019
OU/DHS Training Center
617 West Rock Creek Boulevard
Norman, OK 73069
Amanda Aunko, BA
Program Development Specialist, National Resource Center for Youth Services
Amanda has dedicated her career to public service while coordinating programs to advance and empower young people through roles with Workforce Oklahoma, Girl Scouts of Colorado, and the Community Service Council. She works with transition-aged youth to provide housing, educational, and employment supports to youth exiting foster care. Amanda focuses on building relationships with housing authorities, service providers, and landlords in order to connect former foster youth to stable housing opportunities. She earned a bachelor degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University.
Chelsea Hewitt, MA
Program Development Specialist I, National Resource Center for Youth Services
Chelsea brings a wealth of experience related to sexual health programming and working with vulnerable youth in school, community, and residential settings to NRCYS. She is passionate about issues related to health and well-being and uses her knowledge and talents to provide training and consulting services to providers across Oklahoma through the Trauma Informed Care Project. In addition, she facilitates a variety of trainings—both locally and nationally—related to residential care practice, youth development, and trauma responsive care. Chelsea earned a master degree in health studies from the University of Alabama.
Supporting Youth Resilience is designed to provide participants with easy to implement activities that can assist those working directly with young people. This training is intended to be used after participants have completed the Youth Thrive™: Promotive and Protective Factors to Support Healthy Adolescent Development training so participants come to the training with an understanding of the basics about the Youth Thrive promotive and protective factor framework and can use this training to begin to make an intentional shift from theory to practice.
Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting Danielle Harbinger at (918) 660-3700 as soon as possible.
Registration for this event is now closed.
December 11, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.