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Applying a Positive Youth Development Framework to Increase Resiliency and Thrive

Wed May 31st: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT


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About This Webinar:

Webinar #2 of 4 in the Military Youth: Protecting and Promoting Resilience and Well-Being webinar series.

Disruptions like the pandemic create a new, different landscape for the development of youth. For some youth, it is the best of times; for others, it is the worst of times; for many, it is both. This webinar addresses two important questions for service providers: 1) How are military youth faring in this changing landscape? And 2) How do we assess and rebuild programs with a youth development framework that builds resilience and reduces risk of military youth?


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Dr. Katherine Sullivan

Dr. Kathrine Sullivan is an Assistant Professor at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University. She received her PhD from the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and her MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Sullivan’s research interests include risk and resilience in families experiencing trauma, including child welfare-involved families and military and veteran families, as well as predictors of adverse and resilient outcomes among military- and veteran-connected youth. Her work employs quantitative and qualitative methods to explore the impact of trauma and other risk exposures on family processes and mental health outcomes. Dr. Sullivan has ongoing collaborations with the Millennium Cohort Family Study team and the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research and is the Principal Investigator of a study funded by the National Institute of Child Health, and Human Development focused on stress exposure among military parents and the impact on their own and their children’s mental health. 

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Daniel Perkins, Ph.D.,

Daniel F. Perkins, Ph.D., is a Family and Youth Resiliency and Policy Professor at Penn State University.  He is also the Principal Scientist of the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State, a university-wide applied research center. Dr. Perkins has been designing and evaluating strengths-based family and youth development programs in 4-H and Cooperative Extension and leading complex projects for over 25 years.  His work involves teaching, research, and outreach through the Penn State Cooperative Extension Service. One of his primary areas of focus is in fostering the well-being of military service members, veterans, and their families through the Clearinghouse.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

This webinar is being submitted for the following continuing education (CE) credits:

  • Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCAP): This program is awaiting approval by The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide continuing education credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The course is awaiting approval for 1.5 CE contact hours, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics.
  • Case Manager (CCMC):  This program is awaiting approval for 1.5 hours by the Commission for Case Manager Certification for board-certified case managers.
  • Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE):  This program is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for 1.5 CE credits for CFLEs.
  • Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS): This course is approved for 1.5 CE credits from the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for CFCS.
  • Certified Nutrition & Wellness Educator (CNWE): This course has been applied for 1.5 CE credits from the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for CNWE.
  • Social Work, LPC, LMFT (UT):  Programming is awaiting approval for 1.5 CE credits for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK. 
  • Certificates of Attendance:  Available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.

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