WBKA Web Graphic  What Clients Are Saying:

About Strategic Planning Support

“WOW!!! Thank you so much for your work, your understanding of what we are doing, and your suggestions/visions for further growth and sustainability. You’ve given me ammo which will be much more accurate than the ‘shoot from the hip’ approach I’ve been accustomed.”

– Local Youth Organization Executive Director

 About Proposal Development Support

“Your attention to the task at hand was the guiding hand that brought the bid in and on time for submission and I think that you and only you could have pulled this together for us.”

  – State Alliance Chairperson

 About Program Development Support

“The [Conflict Resolution Program] is superb, a great model for others to follow. I hope we can utilize your help/services in the future.”

   – National Youth Organization Executive Director

 About Project Management Support

“This excellent piece [Project Report] has really been helpful as we move this effort along! Thanks!”

-National Youth Organization Executive Director

 About Conference Presentations

“I want to thank you for your wonderful presentation. You have done an excellent job of combining the “head and heart” that are both required to build strong organizations that want to make a difference.”

  – Foundation Executive

  “Your presentation was outstanding.  Moreover, it was in language that everyone could understand.”

  – Police Lieutenant

 About Custom Training Events

“I loved the workshop; it was cool.  I wish we could listen to the presentation for 2 –3 days.”

  – Youth Development Professional


In Support of E-QYP:

Youth-serving agencies serve huge numbers of kids in the U.S. but few youth workers come with specific knowledge of youth development and agency budgets tend to have few dollars for staff training.   While training and credentialing of all youth workers remains an aspiration, trained or not, workers need ready access to research-based knowledge and practices and E-QYP provides both.  Whether read as a whole or accessed for just-in-time information, E-QYP is a timely, valuable and much-needed resource.

Irv Katz, President & CEO, National Human Services Assembly (and National Collaboration for Youth)

The textbook world often is one of dry concepts, very often with little help at applying science to action. E-QYP bridges that gap between the world of ideas and the world of action, giving a solid science basis for actually working with youth; coupled with engaging and value-added activities that further positive youth development. I see E-QYP as being ideal for “bringing alive” this textbook world.

More generally, there are many people who work with youth who have “good will” but know little about “good practices” of working with those youth. E-QYP grounds them in solid child and youth development science, and then leads them to effective practices.

Jay A.Mancini, Ph.D., Jay A.Mancini, Ph.D., Haltiwanger Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Science, and Director of the Family and Community Resilience Laboratory, The University of Georgia

Having worked with children and adolescents for more than twenty years, I appreciate having a user-friendly and research-based reference to check age-appropriate characteristics, strategies, and resources at my fingertips.  I have found E-QYP to be a valuable tool in my work as a therapist as well as in my current position as the Director of Training for our State’s Juvenile Justice Services. With the responsibility for training our more than 1,000 staff and case managers who work with youth in secure care, detention centers, and youth services centers statewide, I have utilized E-QYP in training presentations for content, and facility settings as questions arise.  E-QYP is a reminder that materials based on research can be visually appealing and easy to understand.

Carol Voorhees, L.C.S.W., Director of Training, Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services

E-QYP is researched-based and a great child developmental resource for child and youth care workers, therapists, counselors, teachers, foster parents and a host of other professionals providing child welfare, residential, community-based, mental health, education, and community/recreational services.   E-QYP positions critical child and adolescent developmental content right at the fingertips of students, volunteers, and professionals, allowing quick and easy access to a range of information and practical approaches.

Lloyd Bullard, M.ED., CEO, LB International Consulting, LLC, Sandy Spring, GA

E-QYP is well researched, and I like how all the information is laid out for the reader. I especially appreciate its emphasis on the importance of engaging children collaboratively, and helping children develop age-appropriate independence and problem-solving skills at every stage of development.

Zach Lehman, , L.C.S.W., Child and Adolescent Therapist, McLean, VA.

I have been using the EQYP application for a few months and have found it to be a dynamic and useful tool.  In my position as a Psychologist, I have shared this application with other associates in the school system and they have found it to be just as useful.  As we work together as a team to evaluate and provide interventions for children, this tool is one of the first that we use.  The suggested activities for children of all ages help us to come up with interventions/strategies that we can use with our students as well as with interventions that we can recommend to parents.  It is definitely a tool that I don’t want to be without.  Thank you for sharing it with me.

Beverly Hammonds-Bolds, SSP, School Psychologist, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (NC).

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