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BT10 Workshop 16 - Working with Teens Who Hurt: A Strengths-Based Approach - Kenneth Hardy, PhD

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Kenneth Hardy, PhD
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Dec 10, 2010
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This workshop will provide a strengths-based approach for working effectively with at risk teens who hurt. The VCR Approach, a strengths-based model, for working with at risk youth will be discussed as a conceptual framework and clinical strategy. Special attention will be devoted to working with youth from marginalized backgrounds.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe critical hidden wounds that serve as major aggravating factors connected to acting out and at-risk behaviors.
  2. Explain how to effectively engage with at-risk youth from diverse backgrounds.
  3. List common pitfalls and traps that often impede effective work with troubled and adolescents. 

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



Kenneth Hardy, PhD's Profile

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KENNETH HARDY, PhD, is Professor of Family Therapy at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York City, where he maintains a private practice specializing in working with children, families and trauma. Dr. Hardy's work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC's 20/20, Dateline NBC and PBS. He is a frequent presenter at conferences devoted to understanding the needs of traumatized youth and their families. He has published extensively in the field and is the co-author of Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions for Breaking the Cycle of Youth Violence, and Minorities and Family Therapy. 


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