No Such Thing as a Bad Kid! Creating a Positive Strength-Based Culture in Every School

Charlie Appelstein, MSW is a nationally 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. Charlie has devoted his entire adult career to helping children and youth struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges and those who guide them.

An engaging, informative, and humorous speaker, Charlie delivers a message of hope and possibility to our most vulnerable youth and those who shape and influence their lives.

On December 13th and 14th, 2022, Charlie visited Humboldt County and shared his expertise with over 125 attendees. Participants learned fun ways to engage with youth by understanding and responding to students’ emotional and behavioral challenges using a positive, trauma-informed, strength-based approach.