Wednesday, September 25, 2019

In this workshop, Dr. Brooks provided a strength-based framework for working with challenging and resistant youth that can be applied in behavioral health, educational and other settings.  

The seminar focused on the negative mindsets of challenging youth, the importance of identifying and reinforcing each child’s strengths or “islands of competence,” and strategies to nurture positive mindsets. 

The program featured many case studies to illustrate these approaches.

This program was made possible by a generous
grant from the Union Savings Bank

Dr. Robert Brooks is a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and former Director of the Department of Psychology at McLean Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital.  He has lectured nationally and internationally about resilience, motivation, parenting and family relationships, school and work climate, and the use of a strength-based approach.  He is the author or co-author of 17 books.  Among numerous awards for his work, Dr. Brooks received the 2018 Humanitarian Award from William James College for his contributions to the fields of mental health and education and his advocacy of a strength-based approach.

Program Flyer
  • Connecticut Junior Republic
  • 550 Goshen Road, P.O. Box 161
  • Litchfield, CT 06759
  • (860) 567-9423



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