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Youth Thrive

Youth Thrive™ is both a research-informed framework based on a synthesis of research on positive youth development, resilience, neuroscience, stress and impact of trauma on brain development and the name of the Center for the Study of Social Policy’s national initiative to improve the well-being outcomes of all youth (ages 9-26), with a particular focus on youth in, or transitioning from, foster care. The Youth Thrive™ Framework functions as a lens for assessing current efforts and for making changes to the policies, programs, training, services, partnerships, and systems that impact young people. 

The assets-based Youth Thrive™ complements the Center for the Study of Social Policy's Strengthening Families Framework.

This two-day training is available for Alliance for Wisconsin Youth coalition members.

Are you an Alliance for Wisconsin Youth coalition member who wants to learn more about Youth Thrive™? Contact Kari Lerch at 414-270-2950 or