Relationships, Girls, and Juvenile Justice Interventions

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • 1 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • 100% approval rating
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Learners' Own Words

"This was an excellent training! The trainer was clear, concise, addressed questions in a timely manner, and delivered content in a very comprehensive way."

"I loved the very specific, concrete examples of relationship building. I also appreciate the additional resources provided."

"Examples were beneficial, I was able to link strategies to certain situations."

Your Training Description

Girls are the fastest growing segment of the juvenile justice system. Relationship-building between girls and adults is one of the most critical factors in their healthy development. Your ability to provide trauma-informed and gender-specific intervention strategies for girls is critical. This training will provide you with insight into common characteristics of system-involved girls so that you can better understand their unique needs. When you know how much relationships matter, you’ll be more effective in improving the long-term outcomes for girls.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the characteristics of girls who are at risk for justice-involvement (red flags)
  • Know the components of trauma-informed and gender-responsive prevention services
  • Learn strategies for building relationships that meet girls’ needs
  • Develop intervention and prevention strategies for girls at risk for involvement with the justice system

Your Trainer

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Kristi Cobbs is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker whose background includes providing direct services to system-involved girls as well as providing leadership and direction to residential and community-based agencies around program assessment, program development and implementation. In her previous role as the Girls Services Coordinator for Hennepin County she worked diligently to advocate, educate and promote a strength-based, victim-centered approach to working with girls in the County’s child welfare and juvenile justice system. In her current position she is responsible for providing a safe, secure and healthy environment for girls at the Hennepin County Home School which is a Department of Corrections state-licensed residential treatment facility. In addition, she has over 12 years of progressively responsible work experience in program management including work plan development and implementation, grant management, and staff development. Kristi has provided a wide variety of trainings and technical assistance to local community-based and residential service providers that focus on female and culturally-responsive, trauma-informed services.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: AT-RISK BEHAVIORS.

Develop life-saving skills to identify the warning signs of unhealthy and risky behavior, understand risky behaviors based on a knowledge of adolescent brain development, and know when to report and refer.

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This training will count as 1 CE hour for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting. You are encouraged to print or save this training information as a PDF for your records.