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Positive Self-Advocacy Webinar

Positive Self-Advocacy Webinar

Topic: Creating the Environment for Positive Youth Self-Advocacy
Host: Neal Sternberg
Date and Time: Thursday, October 17, 2013 9:00 am

This webinar, delivered by an alumna of the foster care and mental health systems, discusses what young people need and what adults can do to ensure that young people have a safe and productive environment to learn to advocate for themselves in their own case planning. The presenter discusses what positive self-advocacy is, what this looks like in both a negative and a positive light, and how adults can partner with young people to ensure that self-advocacy is recognized and developed in a positive manner. The Trauma Informed Method of Engagement is also discussed as a contextual model for this youth-adult relationship. 

Our Speaker: Lacy Kendrick Burk, M.S. Executive Director - Youth M.O.V.E. National 

Lacy serves as Executive Director of Youth MOVE National. Ms. Kendrick and her five younger siblings were placed in foster care when she was age 15, spent six years in foster care. She aged out at 21 and is currently undergoing adoption proceedings with her long time foster parents. 
The Webinar and NASW CEU’s are free to AACRC members and $50.00/$25.00 (Webinar/CEU’s) for non-members. Discounts are available to youth and family peer advocates. Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.

Non members,membership in AACRC is very affordable and offers a great deal of benefits for agencies and associates. 

Reputation – associating with the most respected youth residential association in the world will enhance your prestige, credibility and influence Esteemed 50+ year history lends credibility to your residential model Respected professional journal with cutting edge, innovative, evidence-based thought on residential treatment, edited by Dr. John Lyons

Representation – leveraging our members’ relationships and expertise will multiply your constructive engagement with policy makers and help you anticipate the future Public policy information and advocacy “Seat at the table” with decision makers and stakeholders Position Papers brilliantly articulate best practices and innovations, which you can use to assist you in writing RFPs and local policies

Resources & Relationships – you are not alone; you will find someone who has already innovated a solution to your problem Networking and collaboration with peers Annual National conference Professional Journal Best clinical practices Research and standards

To register for the online event
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2. Click "Register".
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click "Submit".

Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.

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