YJT Testimonials

Thank you so much for everything. We are truly excited to move forward in utilizing [this tool] in our program. I think the YJT tool will be a perfect fit for our program because it is parent friendly, simple to use, and easy for staff to follow and understand. To be honest, it’s an affordable option as well, which is important. Our next step is for both the Family Services Team and the Education Team to meet and work on the specifics of moving forward with both.

Stephanie M.

Child Development Team Manager, Audubon Area Head Start

In YJT, I learned how important it is to take care of myself to be able to stay centered and focused on my journey as a foster parent. I learned a lot about how to deal with my own self-control, how the child and myself can take initiative together, and how the child and myself can have a loving, daily relationship and attachment.

Foster Parent

Polk County, Florida

This was probably my favorite [training] during the entire foster parent certification process. The information I learned and received, I believe, is priceless and most definitely will exceedingly help my family … and also in fostering any children.

Foster Parent

Polk County, Florida

I LOVE that YJT is strength-based! It is written in clear, step-by-step fashion that serves the target audience well. It is a versatile resource (a major strength) that can be used in a clinical setting or by paraprofessionals who work with families.

Bobbi Golani

Clinical Social Worker, Fort Wayne, Indiana

YJT can be very beneficial to use in mandated in-home services. It provides a case manager with tools to balance their case management work around safety and protection with helping a family to become more resilient. Case managers often don’t have a good understanding of resilience, so [YJT] can really help them.

Chrissy Triplett

Program Director, Catawba County Social Services, North Carolina

I really like YJT and see it as being beneficial for many families. The activities are short and the coach is provided with enough information to be able to talk with the families. The scripts are really good and all of the activities can be done with groups of parents or with individual parents. The strategy handbooks are a great tool to help the coach make plans with families.

Brandi Eicher

Director of Prevention Services, Devereux Arizona

The YJT curriculum can positively impact permanency because it provides the caregiver tools to parent differently, creating positive changes in the environment. These tools help to provide a nurturing environment which will help to assist in healing. I think it will lower the risk of abuse and support re-unification between children and their parents. These are great tools for helping children and parents cope with risk.

Stephanie Diaz

Foster Parent Licensing Director, Bartow, Florida

[YJT] can help many families. This can be incorporated into my family assessments. Learning about this program was the best part of the summit.

Child Welfare Professional

DCF Summit Participant, Orlando, Florida

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