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Training offers foster, adoptive parents tools to help at-risk youth

The La Plata County Department of Human Services is offering a free training from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, April 21 at the Durango Public Library for foster and adoptive parents, child welfare professionals and others interested in helping at-risk and foster care youth become healthy, independent adults.

Joshua Wayne, a leading expert in the youth development field, will lead the seminar. Wayne has worked with at-risk youth for more than 20 years: in schools, on the streets, through the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, and in private practice. Based in Washington, D.C., Wayne has trained and consulted police departments, school districts, state and local governments, and youth organizations across the county on how to work effectively with at-risk youth and their families. He is the co-creator of One Caring Adult, a training program that teaches how to decode teen behavior, reverse at-risk behavior, and help at-risk youth become healthy independent adults.

 

Please join the La Plata County Department of Human Service for this training. For more information or to RSVP, contact Rod Gantt at (970) 382-6171. 

Published on 02/28/2016