January 16, 2014

6:00pm - 8:30pm

"We believe that each child deserves the best support and guidance that he or she needs for success in school and in life."
"To assist children in reaching their highest potential by providing them with one-to-one relationships with caring adult role models from the community. We provide the mentor and mentee a safe and supportive environment in which the two can develop a trusting relationship."

"Youth care specialist Charlie Appelstein, M.S.W., President of Appelstein Training Resources, LLC (ATR) provides expert strength-based training, consultation, publications, CDs, and DVDs for individuals and groups who work with children and

Charlie & his daughter

youth experiencing serious emotional and behavioral issues.

Described as "the best youth care trainer in America" by Robert Lieberman, former president of the American Association of Children's Residential Centers, Charlie has devoted his entire adult career to helping children and youth struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges and those who guide them. An engaging, informative, and humorous speaker, Charlie is the author of three critically acclaimed books on youth care and the creator of two innovative CDs that helps kids and parents make better choices and lead happier lives. Charlie’s strength-based approach delivers a message of hope and possibility to our most vulnerable youth and those who shape and influence their lives."