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"Use the Force, Luke!" Managing Number One First & Staying Motivated to Make a Difference

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Time: 3:00-4:30 pm PDT

Location: Online


Join us for this free webinar presented by the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County, the Children's Network of Solano County, and the Child Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Center (CATTA)

Course Description: Raising kids with emotional and behavioral challenges often elicits difficult feelings that can compromise a caregiver's performance. This motivational presentation examines the major triggers and provides strategies for self-management that keeps enthusiasm alive. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Give at least two examples of how to respond instead of react after personalizing difficult encounters/situations (i.e. how to manage self-esteem injuries)
  • Discuss the need to check personal baggage at the door
  • Explain the pivotal role of support and how to manage when its lacking
  • Identify one new, uplifting definition for success in guiding kids at risk

Presenter Bio: Youth care specialist Charlie Appelstein, M.S.W., President of Appelstein Training Resources, LLC (ATR) provides expert strength-based training, consultation, publications, CDs, and DVDs for individuals and groups who work with children and youth experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges. Described as “the best youth care trainer in America” by Robert Lieberman, former president of the American Association of Children’s Residential Centers, Charlie has devoted his entire adult career to helping children and youth struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges and those who guide them. An engaging, informative, and humorous speaker, Charlie is the author of three critically acclaimed books on youth care and the creator of two innovative CDs that helps kids and parents make better choices and lead happier lives. Charlie’s strength-based approach delivers a message of hope and possibility to our most vulnerable youth and those who shape and influence their lives.

Additional Information:

For more information about The Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County, click here.  For more information about the Children's Network of Solano County, click here.

A link to join the webinar will be sent after you register.

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance.  Participants may apply for continuing education credits (CEUs) when they fill out the follow-up survey. Certificates for CEUs will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event.

Course meets qualifications for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Units.  The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs.  CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.  CEUs will be available after the webinar for a fee of $20.

For additional information please contact Emma Edwards at

Produced by the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County in partnership with the Children's Network of Solano County and the CATTA Center, a project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc.

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