The Application of Kids at Hope: A Cultural Strategy

The Application of Kids at Hope: A Cultural Strategy
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Module 1
Recorded on: 2020-10-15
Unit 1 Recording: The Application of Kids at Hope

The second webinar will include the journey from Research to Practice and Practice to Research by showcasing examples from juvenile justice groups that have adopted the science, principles, and practices developed by Kids at Hope in creating cultures of HOPE within organizations and entire communities. Today, Kids at Hope is modeled in 21 states and five countries – its lessons are powerful and transformational. Juvenile Justice practitioners along with researchers from Arizona State University’s Center for the Advanced Study and Practice of HOPE will serve as panelists.

Major discussion themes will include:

  • Redefining systems from Risk to HOPE
  • The Magic of defining the WHY of what you do not just the What or HOW
  • Rallying communities around a culture of HOPE
  • Measuring HOPE


Audience Comments

  • “Thank you so much for a fabulous presentation! Kids at Hope needs to grow and spread across the country.” — Anya
  • “About the ACES can be a positive relationship in children have in their life and that HOPE can be a program to be use as a youth national program to help identified kids positive coach.” — Egla
  • “Each panelist’s descriptions of the journey to bring Kids at Hope concepts to juvenile justice. Good presentation.” — Cheryl
  • “I like the statements about children learning from their parents. So true. I work at Juvenile Intake and I can tell you. Parents have a huge impact on children’s behavior. That is great when it is positive, but the negativity has terrible, lasting effects. Lead by example. Truer words were never spoken. — Faye
  • “I love the model of focusing on the future. Looking at mental health and human relationships/connection to embark on change or improvement.” — Kelly
  • “The personal experience of the panelists was very motivating.” — Kevin
  • “I loved hearing how passionate folks are about Kids @ Hope!” — Kat
  • “Just looking at kids with a whole different perspective can help motivate them to be more positive and to want to do better When we raise their spirits and their opinion of themselves it makes all the difference in their growth and success.” — Michele
  • “It really came together when Rick stated that you need to broaden the engagement. Engage the “village, not just the sector.” I felt all 4 presenters were impressive in relaying their personal experiences. I hope the [email protected] is nationwide as i believe that it will certainly change the trajectory for youth justice.” — Paul



This is the second webinar of a two-part series. Click here to register for part 1, Examining the Power and Science of Hope: Understanding [email protected] for Justice Professionals, on Sept 30. 

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