Workshops

Dr. Adolph Brown is brilliant at facilitating small breakout sessions to focus on particular topics. In addition, he educates by giving the tools and confidence needed to a make positive change.

Workshop (session)- educational, classroom-type session, usually with handouts or workbooks. Could be as long as several days using more audience participation and experiential exercises and project assignments.

(Most Presentations have Parts II & III involving more In-depth Coverage and Exploration of Topics)

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A Balanced Perspective: Consequences & Citizenship for Juveniles

This six-hour workshop will focus on best practices, empirical data, and sound methods for youth-serving professionals to reduce society’s reliance on detention and confinement.  A Balanced Perspective must exist in the interest of public safety and the needs of the juvenile offender with the level of restriction required.   Although overcrowding has been a primary reason for the need for alternatives to secure detention and confinement, this workshop will focus on the unproven effectiveness of detention and confinement in comparison to well-structured, and properly implemented community-based programs.  A Balanced Perspective does not pit secure detention against alternative programs; it basically ensures that all options are considered based on a youth’s risk level.  

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program the attendees will gain the following:

  1. The importance of addressing issues of overcrowding, costs of operating juvenile detention centers, societal stigma associated with of institutionalization, avoiding associations between youth of varying degrees of offenses, and maintaining positive community and family ties.
  2. The requirement of a cross-system “village’ commitment to the objective assessment, classification, and placement of youth.
  3. The significance of “buy-in” from multiple stakeholders in various youth- serving agencies.
  4. The need for new relationships with program providers and agencies to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.
  5. A methodology that involves cooperation and collaboration without competition.
Youth-Serving Professionals
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Judgment Calls™: Beyond Perception

Perception is a very powerful tool and it can help you achieve your goals and catapult you to success--when you work with it and use perception to help you. We are well aware of the old adage "What You See is What You Get!" This presentation focuses on the questions of "Just what do you see in others?" And "Just how do these views affect others?"

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program the attendees will gain the following:

  1. What you believe is what you get.
  2. How you see people is what you bring out of them.
Youth-Serving Professionals
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Doing More With Less! Reset Your Assets! ™

Doc uses the essence of "Relationships & Attitude" to motivate employees to GET OUT OF THE BOX and stretch further when budget and headcount cuts have reduced resource levels. Doing More With Less! Reset Your Assets! ™ simply means more focus on prioritizing and on fewer initiatives. Relationships & Attitude are by far our most effective underutilized resources AND the great news is that they do not cost a thing.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program the attendees will gain the following:

  1. An attitude necessary to see new opportunities or to make new ones.
  2. Ability to form relationships leading to results.
Youth-Serving Professionals
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