Hope has emerged as a powerful construct requiring science to explore its elements to more fully recognize the strategies it offers in supporting the success of youth and the adults who serve them. Furthermore by examining the cognitive model of HOPE a greater understanding of risk, trauma, and HOPE will be achieved. HOPE’s “DNA” will also be revealed which includes: Goals, Pathways to those goals, and the required Agency for success.
Participants will understand how HOPE is taught and learned including how HOPE can become the guiding foundation needed by families, organizations, and communities for health and well being.
Three of HOPE’s leading principles and strategies will be discussed:
- The power of BELIEVING in all youth without exception
- Ensuring youth are CONNECTING with caring adults
- Recognizing the magic of MENTAL TIME TRAVEL – how the brain processes HOPE.
This is the first of a two-part series. Click here to register for part 2, The Application of Kids@Hope: A Cultural Strategy for Justice Professionals, on October 15.
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