Youth ThriveResearch conducted by The Center for Social Policy Study has identified a set of key competencies that have been shown to help young people increase protective and promotive factors while reducing risk factors.  Research shows that these supports help young people move beyond trauma to become more resilient in addressing their developmental needs.

This course presents the key components of the newly developed Youth Thrive Framework including the impact of trauma on young peoples’ development, youth resilience, the importance of social connections, helping young people better understand their own development, concrete supports in times of need, and social, emotional, behavioral, intellectual and moral competence in youth.

A Training of Trainers Course is available. Trainers attend the full Youth Thrive Practitioners Training and attend additional hours after each class and one day of training following the practitioner course. Graduates from the TOT program are authorized instructors for the Youth Thrive curricula.

The course is offered in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Social Policy, and Youth in Focus. For more information on the Youth Thrive Practitioner and Training of Trainers Courses.

The Academy offers this course for practitioners who have completed foundational training in the field who seek more advanced skills and knowledge. Training relates to CYC Certification competencies and extends learning from the CYC: Foundations Course.