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Child & Youthcare Foundations


CYC: Foundations Participant Manuals can be purchased by authorized trainers or course participants in either English or Spanish. Purchase of the manuals includes access to the course online learning resources available in CYC SOURCE.

Manual costs:
1-49 manuals …………….. $125.00
50-99 manuals ……..……. $115.00
Over 100 manuals……….. $105.00

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Youth Thrive participant manual

Youth and Families Thrive Participant Manuals and Trainer Guides can be purchased by authorized trainers or course participants

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Families Thrive participant manual

Youth in Focus, as a collaborative guided by research with a focus on the positive development of all young people, and the Academy have collected together the resources offered here. They include useful articles, relevant videos, educational materials, and opinion pieces by experts in the field. Additionally, links to the course materials developed for the Youth and Families Thrive trainings are also included below.*

Fathallah, S. & Sullivan, S. (2021). Away from Home: Youth Experiences of Institutional Placements in Fostercare. published by Think of Us.

Perry, B.D. & Winfrey, O. (2021). What Happened to You? Conversations on trauma, resilience, & healing. Flatiron Books.

In his new book on trauma, resilience and healing, Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey have a conversation about how our past experiences create behavioral patterns in us and what we can do to both understand why people behave in certain ways and what we can do to create lasting changes. This great resource is available in print, Kindle and in audiobook format. The audiobook format is narrated by Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey.

This post from Positive focuses on building a skill almost lost in today’s self-magnifying, other-eclipsing social media world: mindful listening. Active Listening: The Art of Empathetic Listening.

From the School Social Work Association of America. 3 Tips for Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health Post-Election.

Briggs, S., Cantrell, E. & Karberg, E. Family Instability and Children’s Social Development, Child Trends, August 7, 2019.

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Nadine Burke Harris – YouTube

Voices of Human Trafficking Survivors and Other Experts: Voices of Human Trafficking Survivors and Other Experts – YouTube

Stringer, K. “With New Study Showing a Student’s Connection to Their School and Family Can Have Lasting Health Benefits, 4 Ways Educators Can Build Stronger Relationships.” The 74 Million, July 30, 2019.

Eckart, K. “Decades After a Grade-School Program to Promote Social Development, Adults Report Healthier, More Successful Lives.” University of Washington News, July 25, 2019.

Udesky, L. “Early Childhood Educators Learn New Ways to Spot Trauma Triggers, Build Resiliency in Preschoolers.” ACES Too High News, April 9, 2018.

Bartlett, J.D. & Sacks, V. “Adverse Childhood Experiences are Different than Child Trauma, and It’s Critical to Understand Why.” [Blog post]. Child Trends, April 10, 2019.

Kostova, C., Griffin, J. & Kane-Howse, G. Evaluation and impact of trauma informed training on child professionals: UMMS child trauma training center. Psychiatry Issue Brief, UMass Medical School, December 21, 2018.

Rothman, E.F. Emily F. Rothman: How porn changes the way teens think about sex | TED Talk [TEDMED video]. November 2018.

Christiano, A. & Neimand, A. “The Science of What Makes People Care.” Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2018.

Betancourt, J. & Schubert, K. “New Sesame Street Tools Help Build Resiliency” [Blog post]. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, October 6, 2017.

Popova, M. “The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma.” Brain Pickings, June 20, 2016.

Sinek, S. How Great Leaders Inspire Action [TED Talk video]. September 2009.

Domitrovich, C.E., Syvertsen, A.K. & Calin, S.S. (2017). “Promoting Social and Emotional Learning in the Middle and High School Years.” Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University.

Hanessian, L. “Dr. Dan Siegel: What Hearing ‘Yes’ Does to Your Child’s Brain.” Mindful, January 11, 2018.

McConchie, J. “What Do Teens’ Emotions Feel Like?” Greater Good Magazine, July 24, 2018.

Pirzada, C. “The Best Time to Teach Students How to Cope with Trauma? When There Isn’t Any.” [Opinion]. Hechinger Report, August 23, 2018.

The ACEs story:
In this landmark TED talk, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris describes her journey to understanding the impact of childhood trauma on adult health.

Voices of human trafficking survivors:
This video is a supplement to training on the topic of human trafficking. It includes the perspectives of two survivors of sex trafficking alongside strategies and recommendations from health care and community-based professionals.