A special event in conjunction with the National Symposium on Juvenile Services

DENVER Oct 30 – Nov 1, 2016

Concurrent to the National Symposium on Juvenile Services, the National Partnership for Juvenile Services (NPJS) is pleased to offer a special 3-day learning opportunity, Youth ThriveTM Intensive Training:
Promoting Thriving and Sexual Health in Juvenile Justice Settings.

Youth Thrive blends the most current neuroscience and trauma research with youth resiliency and helps participants use that knowledge to connect with young people.  Health Care Education and Training, Inc. has adapted the acclaimed Youth Thrive Intensive Training to incorporate reproductive and sexual health topics in ways that promote healing and build cognitive pathways associated with social-emotional well-being.

Participants will receive a workbook and identify a wide-range of strategies to incorporate into their organizations.  Upon completion of the training participants will join the YTTC Learning Community to receive additions resources and supports.  Each participant will receive a workbook.  Space is limited.

This workshop will overview the key components of the newly developed Youth ThriveTM Framework including how the brain develops, the impact of trauma on adolescent development, the importance of social connections, promoting cognitive & social-emotional competence, concrete supports in times of need, increasing youth resilience, and protective and promotive factors which reduce risk while promoting thriving in adolescents.

Youth Thrive Training Topics

  • Adolescent development, brain development, and trauma and chronic stress effects on behavior.
  • What kinds of social connections lead to healthy development and how to help young people make those connections.
  • Cognitive and social-emotional competence and how to strengthen executive functioning in the adolescent brain.
  • Sexual development and how to support young people in positive decision-making regarding their reproductive and sexual health.
  • How to structure your services so they preserve young people’s dignity and encourages them to get the help they need.
  • Resiliency and how to tell if your interactions with youth build it up or break it down.



Sunday, October 30 – Tuesday, November 1, 2016



9:00 am – 5:00 pm (daily)



Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel

3801 Quebec St.

Denver, CO 80207


Lodging Rate:

$159/night (plus local taxes) when using lodging block for National Symposium on Juvenile Services



Registration Fee

$379 per person ($349 per person when registering two or more from same agency)


Call – 859.333.2584

Email – NPJS@me.com

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National Partnership for Juvenile Services

National Symposium on Juvenile Services – 2016

Overview ~ National Symposium

The Colorado Division of Youth Corrections (DYC) is merging two of their annual conferences with this year’s NPJS Symposium being held in Denver from October 30 – November 3, 2016.

One of the Colorado groups participating in the Symposium will be the Providers, private firms that manage the state’s juvenile corrections facilities.  From this group, we anticipate 500 participants.

The second Colorado group will be representatives from Senate Bill 94.  This a group that manages detention beds in Colorado.  From this group, we anticipate 250 attendees.

NPJS expects an additional 250 attendees from the remaining states and/or foreign countries.  On average over the past decade, 42-46 states plus Great Britain, South Korea, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands have been represented at the National Symposium.

The schedule will be somewhat longer this year to accommodate the two different Colorado groups, so on any given day we expect approximately 750 to be onsite.

In addition, we have invited representatives from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the Justice Policy Institute (JPI), the Council for State Governments (CSG), the Western Region for the Coalition of Juvenile Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

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