Thursday, July 29
1:00 PM EST
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ABOUT THIS SESSION
This session takes an overarching view of the rapidly growing field of Youth Development that touches on the seeds of not only what we as practitioners currently do as seen through this conference's offerings but also the many that have been provided in addition to be anticipate those that we will discover to be elementally beneficial to continue promotion of Optimal Youth development. We will look at core conceptual threads that run through what has sprouted out of this framework as well as emerging significant influences that affect its future, so that we continue to grow the field with increasing veracity, practicality, and evidence-based results.
“Our Youth are the messengers we send to our Future” (unknown)
Clinical Child & Youth Care Worker
Hector is a clinical child & youth care practitioner who has provided practical learning opportunities to people of all ages and in various roles and settings. He has an extensive history of cultivating and leading teams to excel under very challenging conditions. Hector is currently in private practice in Maine.
Hector began work as a child care worker in residential treatment centers, then continued onto psychiatric hospital settings. He is able to understand the intensity and demands of working in a therapeutic milieu. As he later moved into supervisory, management, administrative, and now consultative positions, he brought with him the knowledge of the challenges that face practitioners as they discover ways to improve their effectiveness, stamina, and fulfillment.