Free! Second Wednesday Webinars

August 14, 2019

Learning about Positive Youth Development:
A Free & Fun Course for Youth Work Professionals

What does positive youth development mean to us? We may think about competencies, opportunities, and supports young people need to thrive and make healthy decisions. We may think about youth voice and leadership.

In this webinar co-creator Jutta Dotterweich will provide a guided tour of a new, interactive online training course on positive youth development. This free resource consists of six, stand-alone segments, which were developed with a wide range of audiences in mind (e.g., volunteers, parents, frontline youth workers).

Join us to learn about this free, engaging, and informative online resource!


Specifically, webinar attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify at least three key principles of positive youth development
  2. Describe meaningful roles for young people
  3. Locate web resources that they can apply in their youth programming

Presenter:Jutta Dotterweich, M.A. Director of Training, ACT for Youth Center of Excellence.

Who should attend: Youth-serving professionals in the field of Adolescent Health and Youth Development, relationship skills educators, community-based youth workers, family life educators, health educators, high school counselors/teachers, adolescent development researchers, Extension professionals, anyone interested in improving outcomes for youth.

When:  Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

Duration60 minutes


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July 30, 2019
2:30-2:45pm eastern time

Mind Matters Training–Overview Webinar
Santa Ana, CA

with Author,  Carolyn Rich Curtis, PhD
September 5 & 6, 2019

When bad things happen to children, it can impact them for the rest of their lives. It can interfere with their abilities to learn, form relationships, and cope with the challenges of life. Staff can also be negatively impacted by toxic stress.

It does not have to be this way!

Exciting news! Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience can change those patterns and build protective habits for a positive and meaningful life plus mitigate the impact of secondary trauma in those who serve these youth using the current research and neuroscience.

Attend this quick webinar to learn more about Mind Matters from Dr. Carolyn Curtis and how the intensive 2-day training in September will prepare you to teach the program to those you serve.

Program developer, Dr. Carolyn Curtis, will be leading a two-day intensive training in her Mind Matters program on September 5 and 6 in Santa Ana, California. Come join her.

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for webinar.


Details  on training below:

Mind Matters Training

Santa Ana, CA

with Author, Carolyn Rich Curtis, Ph.D.

September 5 & 6, 2019

8:30 AM–5:00 PM


for 2-day Intensive Training

CEUs are available for an additional charge.

Each trainee must have a copy of Mind Matters ($299 plus tax (CA and SD only) plus S/H)

To register and for more information email or call 800.695.7975.

Mind Matters’ 12 one-hour lessons teach participants (ages 12 and up) to respond to negative experiences with innovative methods based on current research and neuroscience. These skills give individuals a way to take charge of their emotions and improve their states of mind as they learn to address their physical, relational, and mental health needs.



  • Self-soothingskills to manage emotions
  • Ways to analyze stressful thoughts
  • How to deal with intrusive memories
  • Ways to develop a protective lifestyle

For a free 15-day review copy of Mind Matters, visit,then enter the unlock code MindMatters15