Juvenile Services Training Institute – 2015
What Works in Juvenile Justice
May 4 – May 6, 2015     Add to Calendar

Red Lion Hotel on the River
909 North Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR 97217
online hotel reservations here

DRAFT AGENDA

MAY 4, 2015 
7:00 pm     Opening Session
8:00 pm     Networking Reception

MAY 5, 2015 
8:30 am – 11:45 am    Workshops (workshops meet from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm; please choose one)              
Workshop #1:  Trauma Responsive Custody
Workshop #2:  Understanding Adolescent Development Through Current Brain Research
Workshop #3:  Behavior Management: Shaping Youth Success through Coaching, Modeling, and Teaching
Workshop #4:  Using Positive Youth Development Strategies to Engage Youth

11:45 am – 1:00 pm   Lunch (on own)

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm     Workshops (continued)
Workshop #1:  Trauma Responsive Custody (continued)
Workshop #2:  Understanding Adolescent Development Through Current Brain Research (continued)
Workshop #3:  Behavior Management (continued)
Workshop #4:  Using Positive Youth Development Strategies to Engage Youth (continued)

MAY 6, 2015 
8:30 am – 11:45 am   Workshops (workshops meet from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm; please choose one)
Workshop #1:  Trauma Responsive Custody
Workshop #2:  Understanding Adolescent Development Through Current Brain Research
Workshop #3:  Behavior Management: Shaping Youth Success through Coaching, Modeling, and Teaching
Workshop #4:  Using Positive Youth Development Strategies to Engage Youth

11:45 am – 1:15 pm   Plenary Session w/ Lunch (provided by NPJS)

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm     Workshops (continued)    
Workshop #1:  Trauma Responsive Custody (continued)
Workshop #2:  Understanding Adolescent Development Through Current Brain Research (continued)
Workshop #3:  Behavior Management (continued)
Workshop #4:  Using Positive Youth Development Strategies to Engage Youth (continued)

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Trauma Responsive Custody
This workshop defines trauma and the impact that traumatic events and chronic stress can have on brain development and executive functioning in adolescents. The workshop takes on the delicate balance that is required by juvenile care workers who are charged with effectively managing youth behavior AND participating in the treatment of this very difficult population who often have both a Trauma History and a Criminal History. The needs of this population are identified and strategies are explored that direct care staff can use in their day-to-day interactions with detained and incarcerated youth. The workshop concludes with a focus on Vicarious Trauma and a strong recommendation for staff working with this very difficult population to develop and follow a Self Care Plan to maintain balance in their own lives.

Understanding Adolescent Development Through Current Brain Research
Adolescence is a time of dramatic change—physical, social, cognitive, and emotional—change characterized by profound and often scary behaviors, such as sensation seeking, risk-taking, and sometimes baffling decision-making. As adults we frequently end up asking: “What in the world was s/he thinking?” Adolescent brain research conducted over the past decade allows us to begin to understand what is happening to produce those frustrating, scary, and ultimately life-affirming behaviors we see in adolescents. In this session, participants will learn about findings from this research and, through group activities and discussion look at specific ways staff can have a positive impact on adolescent development in a confinement environment.

Behavior Management: Shaping Youth Success Through Coaching, Modeling and Teaching
“What I am today is a reflection of what I have learned, not of my potential.” (Virginia Satire). With an emphasis on relationships, a good behavior management system uses deliberate strategies and techniques to influence youth’s behavior choices. Effective behavior management focuses not only on a youth’s immediate behavior, but also on the conditions that came before the behavior and the manner in which staff respond. It is a dynamic process where values, culture, human and physical factors play a role in youth success. More than just having youth follow rules, Behavior Management looks to engage, foster accountability, teach responsibility and reinforce appropriate behavior choices from youth.                       

Using Positive Youth Development Strategies to Engage Youth
This training session introduces staff to the concepts of Positive Youth Development and provides examples and practice in developing and facilitating positive youth development activities for young people.  It also provides pre-training material for agency and program administrators and supervisors to help prepare their staff to transition toward a Positive Youth Development approach and to follow up after the learning experience to ensure staff begin and continue practicing what they learn in the workplace.

LOCATION/HOTEL
All Juvenile Services Training Institute events will take place at the Red Lion Hotel on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Dr., Portland, OR 97217.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS
For hotel reservations, please call the Red Lion Hotel on the River at 503-283-4466 or make online reservations here.  Please reference Juvenile Services Training Institute to receive the Institute rate.  The cutoff date to receive the discount rate is April 13, 2015.

LODGING RATE
$129/night (plus 14.75% tax)

QUESTIONS?
Kristen Dahl
National Partnership for Juvenile Services
859-333-2584
help@npjs.org

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