April 2, 3 — Youth Thrive protective and promotive factors to be held in Flagstaff

| March 10, 2020

By the Arizona Department of Child Safety

We are excited to announce we will be providing a Youth ThriveTM training in Flagstaff on April 2nd and 3rd!

You may be aware that in 2019, DCS has been working diligently to roll out a new framework called Youth ThriveTM.  We have provided the two day training to approximately 200 participants, including all of our internal YAP units, additional DSC staff.  Community partners who have joined our trainings include:  Office of the Legal Advocates, Licensing workers, life skills providers, ASU partners, Foster ED, etc.  I’m hoping that all of you can help me spread the word to Flagstaff and northern area partners.  Please share this opportunity with your co-workers, community partners, anyone who you feel may benefit from learning how to best serve adolescents. 

The attached document outlines how to register for the training if you are a non-state employee.  The training can be found under:  Youth Thrive (Day 1) CH120013.1.  When you register for “Day 1” you are registering for BOTH days.  We do need to reach 25 participants in order to complete the training, so please share with anyone you feel could benefit.  Please let me know if you have any questions or have any issues registering for the training.

Here are the details:

Training is 2 full days, April 2nd and 3rd, from 9-5:00 both days. 

Class: CH120013.1-21
Location: DCS Office:  1300 W. University #100
1300 W. University #100Flagstaff AZ, 86001 United States of America

Please park in back and use the back door.

You may be asking, what will the training cover?  Here is a brief description, provided by the Center for the Study of Social Policy:

What is Youth Thrive?

Developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), Youth ThriveTM is an approach

that uses the latest science to identify protective and promotive factors that increase the

likelihood that adolescents can develop into healthy, thriving adults. Youth Thrive is a

framework that functions as a ‘lens’ for assessing current efforts and for making changes to the

policies, programs, training, services, partnerships, and systems that impact young people. CSSP

reviewed and synthesized extensive research on positive youth development, resilience,

neuroscience and brain development, stress and the impact of trauma to identify and define these

five protective and promotive factors:

  1. Youth Resilience
  2. Social Connections
  3. Knowledge of Adolescent Development
  4. Concrete Support in Times of Need
  5. Cognitive and Social-Emotional Competence.

The overarching goal of the Youth Thrive framework is to achieve positive outcomes by

mitigating risk and enhancing healthy development and well-being of youth (ages 11-26). Youth

Thrive is not a specific program or intervention, rather it is an approach that is relevant to

everyone who works with young people including: public system administrators, supervisors and

caseworkers in child welfare, juvenile justice, homeless or mental health agencies, judges and

legal advocates, staff at private agencies and nonprofits youth-serving organizations, educators,

parents, caregivers, law enforcement and others who are concerned about teenagers and young


To date, Youth Thrive has primarily focused on jurisdictions and programs working with youth

involved in the child welfare (i.e., foster care) and juvenile justice systems but the framework is

applicable to all young people and can be applied to other systems (e.g., health and mental

health) and services (e.g., education, recreation, afterschool).

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