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BioSocial Cognition Training
for Advocates

CASAs, Social Workers, Teachers, Education Staff, and
Volunteers and Professionals Advocating on behalf of Others. 

Memories Matter: Positive Response Training 

Our Foster Youth are in Survival Mode.

Impacted by trauma, instability and neglect, they begin to display negative behaviors and learning issues.  How can we collectively improve support systems to help them survive?

In this interactive workshop, we discuss:

  • The Brain & Impact of Memories

  • Positive Response and why it Matters

  • How to Apply Positive Response  

Teens and their Choices

Why do our teens make the choices they do?


What could they possibly be thinking? 


How can we guide them into adulthood with the tools they need to lead healthy, productive lives?

In this interactive session, we’ll explore the development, neuroscience, and internal and external factors that impact teen choices and behavior, so that you can better understand where your teen is coming from, why they are making the choices they are making.

You’ll also gain a methodology for cultivating positive, productive communication and relationship with teens. 

Empowering Foster Youth Communication: The Agreement 

Foster and at-risk youth face very real issues when communicating with the adults in their lives. They want to be heard, but don’t know how, or if they can trust that they will be taken seriously. 

During this interactive session, we’ll identify specific barriers and issues youth face when communicating with adults, delve into the impact of past memories, genetics, and development on their behavior and communication, and discuss the profound opportunity you have to positively impact and build fundamental building blocks for adulthood - their memories and their communication skills. 


You’ll walk away with a greater understanding of how to better support and fulfill the needs and requests of foster and at-risk youth and a proven methodology for cultivating and empowering positive, productive communication all the way through to adulthood. 

Memories Matter: Using Positive Response to Support Learning and Influence Behavior

Trauma, behavior and learning issues, instability and neglect.  Our foster youth are constantly in survival mode. How do we get them out of survival mode and better support them on their educational and life journey?


In this interactive session, we’ll delve into what’s happening in the brain, it’s development, and the pivotal role memories play in both learning and behavior. Then, we’ll explore how to use this to positively support and influence behavior and learning outcomes. 

Equipped with real-life examples and insights from seasoned child advocates, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of why foster youth are struggling, and how positive response techniques can make a difference.

Additional workshops, seminars, and one-on-one trainings are available for Child Advocates,  Parents, Teens, Family Child Care Providers, and Organizational Leadership

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