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Rick Albright, Ph.D.; Nancy Gillespie, MA.; Nick Indeglio, Ed.D.; Sydney DeGroat, M.Ed.



Approved For CE

Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Lay Counselors, Coaches

Approved For CME/CEU

Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Doctors, Physicians Assistants, Midwives, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners




Psychologists, licensed mental health professionals, medical professionals, and ministry leaders are uniquely positioned to support at-risk youth by building their resilience to overcome significant and often overwhelming life circumstances. The Search Institute’s 40-plus years of research has yielded critically important and relevant findings on developmental assets. This data and these tools provide clinicians with a valuable means to view their approach through a resiliency lens and with research-supported interventions to enhance client resiliency. The presentation will outline this holistic model designed to enhance client awareness of their internal and external resiliency factors. Specific and multi-faceted strategies to use strengths and bolster growth areas will be described. Participants will also have time and opportunity to share their approach to enhancing client resiliency. Spiritual resiliency factors will be highlighted for willing Christian clients, providing participants with a research-supported model to help youth become more aware of the many benefits offered by biblical, religious, and spiritual assets.

Learning Objectives

1. Explain a model for resiliency-building with youth, which equips them to intervene more effectively and efficiently
2. Analyze their current approach to resiliency-building through the lens of developmental assets
3. Synthesize the information provided to formulate plans to enhance resiliency-building
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