Building Bridges Initiative Fall Training Event


To increase participant’s ability to use and/or support implementation of best practices in both residential and community settings that result in sustained positive outcomes for youth and families who receive a residential intervention. Attendees will leave the training event with practical strategies to improve policies and practices in their programs (residential and/or community) or agencies (oversight/funding), as well as with an understanding of business strategies to transform agencies operating residential programs to ensure long-term success.

Who Will Benefit:

There will be training sessions to support oversight and funding/policy leaders and staff; sessions to support residential/community executives, leaders, clinical staff, advocates and family members.  Adolescents with residential experiences, who are interested in learning about best practices, will also find some sessions of interest.  It is recommended that teams of leaders/staff/advocates/families/adolescents from the same oversight agency/program attend the event together.  A collective team approach will promote a stronger learning opportunity and ability to implement strategies and tools learned within the program or oversight agency.

Registration Rates:


Training Schedule:A full agenda and list of presenters will be included soon!

Tuesday, October 3rd
2:00pm – 5:00pm: Welcome to BBI: This training session is for those new to BBI.

Wednesday, October 4th
8:30am – 5:00pm: Training Program
5:00 – 6:30pm: Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 5th
8:30am – 5:00pm: Training Program

Friday, October 6th
8:30 am – 12 Noon: Training Program

To register for the training, please go to: 

There is limited scholarship funding available for family members and youth. To receive an application please contact Kelly Pipkins-Burt at

Questions: contact Sherri Hammack: