Webinar – Building Hope-Centered Organizations for Serving Youth in Foster Care


CPOC is excited to announce that we will be hosting a webinar designed for probation personnel who work with foster youth as part of our CCR Training effort with Dr. Chan Hellman and Casey Gwinn, J.D. on Monday, May 3 from 9-11am.

The Building Hope-Centered Organizations for Serving Youth in Foster Care webinar will provide virtual training on building hope centered organizations focusing on probation personnel who work with foster youth. 

Building Hope-Centered Organizations for Serving Probation Youth in Foster Care – Webinar Overview

Hope has emerged as one of the top factors leading to well-being across the life span. This seminar provided by Chan Hellman, PH.D. and Casey Gwinn, J.D. will present the science of Hope as a psychological strength in our ability to cope with traumatic experiences. In particular this presentation will summarize over a decade of research that shows: (1) hope predicts positive outcomes, (2) hope buffers the effects of adversity, and (3) hope can be learned and sustained.  This webinar will provide an overview of the science and power of hope with a particular focus on its application and impacts for foster youth and other trauma-impacted children and teens with high Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Scores. 


When:           Monday, May 3rd    

How:             Zoom Webinar Platform

Time:             9:00am to 11:00am

STC # 08030490 (2 STC Hours)



Casey Gwinn, Esq.

Casey Gwinn is the President and Co-Founder of the Alliance. He is the visionary behind the Family Justice Center Movement, first proposing the concept of the Family Justice Center model in 1989. Casey founded Camp HOPE America in 2003. He is a national expert on domestic violence dynamics, including investigation and prosecution, the handling of non-fatal strangulation cases, and is one of the leading thinkers in the country on the science of hope. Prior to this position, Casey was the elected San Diego City Attorney.

Chan M. Hellman, PhD

Chan M. Hellman is a professor of social work at the University of Oklahoma and Director of The Hope Research Center.  He has written more than 150 scientific publications and has presented at numerous national and international conferences worldwide.  Chan has also presented his work on hope with TEDx in the Spring of 2020.  Chan’s research is focused on hope as a psychological strength helping children and adults overcome trauma and adversity.  This research informed the development of the “Hope Centered and Trauma InformedÔ” training program. Chan is the co-author of the award-winning book “Hope Rising:  How the Science of Hope Can Change Your Life” with his co-author Casey Gwinn published by Morgan James.