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Talbot County: No Such Thing as a Bad Kid Training

May 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Organized by Mid Shore Behavioral Health, Inc., Sponsored by Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester and Cecil County Local Management Boards.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-such-thing-as-a-bad-kid-training-tickets-576187230517

This FREE event includes lunch and 5.5 CEUS. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.


  • Describe the major principles of a positive, trauma-informed, strength-based approach to guiding at-risk children, youth and families.
  • Discuss the importance of personal self-awareness and self-management in working with challenging clients. Cite specific strength-based verbal interventions to better engage and guide at-risk clients.
  • Describe at least two specific cognitive-behavioral techniques that can help at-risk children, youth, and their parents to better self-manage their actions.
  • Discuss the deleterious effects of pejorative labeling and be better equipped to decode and reframe problem behavior.

Charlie Appelstein, MSW is a prominent youth care specialist and author whose primary focus is on teaching positive, strength-based theories and techniques to professionals who guide at-risk children and youth. President of Appelstein Training Resources, LLC, Charlie trains and consults throughout the United States as well as internationally with treatment facilities, foster care associations, parent groups, schools, and juvenile justice programs. He has authored three youth care books that are widely used within the field, including No Such Thing as a Bad Kid: Understanding and Responding to Kids with Emotional & Behavioral Challenges Using a Positive, Strength-Based Approach . Charlie lives in southern New Hampshire with his wife and daughter. Charlie’s strength-based approach delivers a message of hope and possibility to our most vulnerable youth and those who shape and influence their lives.


May 18, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm