Healthy outcomes from positive experiences (hope) Virtual workshop

Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 10:00AM-3:00PM (PST)


Session overview

This day-long virtual training will offer those working in direct service positions with youth and families guidance on implementing a strengths based approach that identifies, celebrates, and promotes access to key Positive Childhood experiences for families in your community. The day will kick-off with an optional, though highly recommended, hour-long HOPE 101 for those newer to the model or wanting to brush up on the framework prior to diving into practice. This introduction will focus on pre-teens and teenage youth, though the rest of the day will be applicable to all ages. The remainder of our day together will be a mix of group conversation, breakout groups, and guided HOPEful activities with a focus on creating HOPEful practice for those who work directly with children.

Who Should attend?

Health care, education, behavioral health, IPV professionals, any direct service provider that support youth and families that would like to learn more about how to use a strengths based approach and learn more about Positive Childhood Experiences in youth and families.


  • Listen to this podcast: In this episode, Dr. Sege discusses the Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences, or HOPE, framework, a new way of seeing and talking about experiences that support children’s growth and development into healthy, resilient adults.

High-level (draft) Agenda:

10:00 – 11:00AM HOPE 101
11:00 – 12:00PM HOPEful Group Exercises (Type 1/Type 2 Thinking, Cartoon Exercise, With/Without HOPE, Looking at Barriers to Building Blocks in Community)
12:00 – 1:00PM Lunch
1:00 – 1:45PM Breakout Options (Reviewing Community Resources for Building Blocks, HOPEful Intakes/First Contact)
1:45 – 2:00PM Report Back
2:00 – 2:30PM Breakout Options (HOPEful ACEs Screenings, Responding to Challenging Situations with HOPE)
2:30 – 2:45PM Report Back
2:45 – 3:00PM  Wrap Up