Charlie is conducting a full-day training in
Natick, MA on Saturday, June 15th.
See info below!
No Such Thing As a Bad Kid
Understanding and Responding to Kids with Emotional & Behavioral Challenges Using a Positive, Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Approach
A Full-Day Workshop for Professionals Working with Children,
Youth & Families Struggling with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges
Presented by Youth Care Specialist & Author, Charlie Appelstein, MSW
Hosted by Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars & Appelstein Training Resources
Date: June 15, 2019 Times: 9:00am-4:00pm (registration at 8:30am )
Location: Brandon Conference Center, 2 Winter Street, Natick, MA 01760
Cost: $85/Participant. Register 5 or more staff members and receive a $10.00 discount per attendee. Space is limited. This training offers 6 CEUs.
Coffee, pastry and juices will be served in the am. Pizza and soda for lunch. Afternoon snacks and drinks.
Strength-based practice is an emerging approach to guiding at-risk individuals that is exceptionally positive and inspiring. Its focus is on strength-building vs. flaw-fixing. This engaging yet powerful workshop will highlight many of the key principles and techniques of this transforming modality. Topics covered: What is strength-based practice and the power of a positive attitude & culture; the effects of trauma and positive emotions on the brain; strength-based communication techniques including: reframing, solution-focused questions, positive-predicting, and inspirational metaphors; how to help cognitively-inflexible young people; the importance of engaging families; strategies and activities for enhancing self-esteem in at-risk kids; a host of creative cognitive-behavioral techniques; core verbal interventions including de-escalation strategies and the power of humor; when and how to use incentives; respectful, relationship-based limit-setting; and strategies for helping professionals manage number one first & stay motivated to do the job.
Who Should Attend:
Child & youth care workers, regular and special educators, social workers, therapists, foster parents and staff - any professional guiding children, youth, and families struggling with emotional & behavioral issues.
About the Presenter:
Charlie Appelstein, M.S.W. is an internationally prominent youth care specialist and author. He has authored three youth care books that are widely used within the field, including No Such Thing as a Bad Kid: Understanding and Responding to Kids with Emotional & Behavioral Challenges Using a Positive, Strength-Based Approach & The Gus Chronicles: Reflections from an Abused Kid
"Charlie is the best youth care trainer in America."
Robert Lieberman, Former President, American Association of Children's Residential Centers
*CBPS is approved by the Maryland State Board of Social Work to sponsor Category I CE programs; approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors to offer CE for National Certified Counselors (NBCC) Provider # 5763; approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences in CA to offer CEUs for MFCCs and LCSWs. Approved by the National Assoc. of School Psychologists, provider # 1067. CBPS maintains responsibility for this training. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introducing the revised and updated edition of
No Such Thing as a Bad Kid
Understanding and Responding to Kids with
Emotional & Behavioral Challenges
Using a Positive, Strength-Based Approach
Released in early 2018, the book is in its third printing!
Want it Autographed? Once you order, send an email how you want it signed.
Written specifically for professionals and volunteers who guide kids with emotional and behavioral challenges, this book is packed with principles and techniques that help child-guiders maximize the greatness that exists in every young person. The clear, simple delivery is richly illustrated with diagrams, charts, actual dialogues, and cutting-edge research in neuroscience. Parents of children not at risk will also benefit from this book.
One of the most respected works…
“I have no doubt that this book will quickly become one of the most respected works in the child-care field.”
Coauthor of Raising Resilient Children and The Power of Resilience
Quantity discounts are available, and purchase orders are accepted. The eBook is currently available on Amazon and other eBook online retail sites.
“While current professional literature is awash with “strength- based” platitudes, this book turns positive psychology rhetoric into reality. This is a creative handbook of practical scenarios and strategies for unleashing hidden potentials in our most vulnerable young people.”
Download Strength Based Handout
Download Youth Handout
For more information about the book and to read additional endorsements from leading educators and youth care experts, please visit No Such Thing as a Bad Kid.