LINC – Transitioning Older Youth


Catherine Brown, Children with a Purpose

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Foster and/or Adoptive Parents, Biological Families, Service Providers,
Case Managers, Judges/Lawyers, Students, Advocates, Policy Makers

Presentation Summary:

So you want to be released? It’s your choice.

The workshop will help youth, placement providers, casemanagers and service provider’s hands on experiences that will prepare youth to venture into the world feeling confident.  Children with a Purpose and Love & Logic techniques are suited to teens emphasizing healthy communication and use the consultant approach which is paramount with the emerging independence of a teenager.


-       N 2 me I see:

-       Building relationships with youth in foster care. taking the time to go into the world of a teen that is in foster care and embracing
them for being the resilient youth that they have become through the process.

-       I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T do you know what that means?:

-       The youth will be able to see the things that they need to do and know in order to become successful.

-       Creating strategies in implementing the skills needed to help young people succeed.
Catherine J. Brown is the owner and CEO of Children With A Purpose Consultant, which was founded in 1995. The primary focus of Children With A Purpose is to strengthen families through education, training and consultation.
Some recent clients have included: Missouri Division of Family Services, Cornerstones of Care, Local Investment Commission (LINC), Future Leaders Outreach Network (FLON), Westport Counseling Services, Restoration Center and Midtown Psychological Services.
Mrs. Brown has designed, planned, and facilitated workshops and seminars for adults and teens parents, parent aides, and mentors. More specifically, Ms. Brown has mentored teens and has trained mentors. She has over 20 years of experience in coordinating personnel, training educators, youth and parents.
Truman Medical Center is the home of the StartRightTeen Moms program where Mrs. Brown worked for over 10 years as a supervisor who hired and trained mentors. Additional duties included scheduling, planning, facilitating all training sessions and enrichment activities. Mrs. Brown prepared weekly written reports to include monthly documentation for all grant funding sources.
Mrs. Brown holds a Masters in Mental Health Counseling with Capella University.