Upcoming Events

Visit us at the University of Maryland at Baltimore Training Institutes July 27-28, 2018  at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Washington, D.C.

 

TUFF President Wendy Besmann (author of Family Road Map and Young Adult Road Map) will co-present with TUFF Executive Director Heather Hall, editor of Young Adult Road Map and author of the Young Adult Road Map Lesson Plan.

Friday, July 27, 2018, 8:30 am-12 pm

Navigating Systems and Life’s Messy Situations: A
Young Adult Road Map for People in Their Teens
and Twenties, Their Families, and Mentors

Instructors: Wendy Besmann, executive director, Team Up for
Families and the Family Road Map Institute
Heather Hall, MA, executive director, Team Up for Families
Joshua Calarino, Board of Directors president, Youth MOVE
National

This interactive session is a high-energy tour of five practical
action steps for coping with life’s big, messy situations and
transition decisions from the creators of Young Adult Road
Map, a new step-by-step guide and coaching curriculum
produced by the family-driven collaborative that created
Family Road Map. Filled with thought-provoking worksheets
and color illustrations by a webcomic artist, the guide and
coach training curriculum are designed to be flexible tools for
peer support, leadership training, youth councils, and case
management. This session is an abridged version of Young
Adult Road Map coach certification training provided by the
Family Road Map Institute.

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 8:30-10:30 am

Empowering Families with Five Essential Skills
for Navigating Messy Life Situations: Family Road
Map Facilitator Training

Instructors:
Wendy Besmann, executive director, Team Up for Families and
the Family Road Map Institute
Heather Hall, MA, executive director, Team Up for Families

This interactive workshop will explore the Family Road Map
Institute’s facilitator certification training, offering family
support providers, case managers, social workers, and
counselors a hands-on opportunity to experience highlights
of the curriculum and take home an array of simple, practical
strategies for navigating health and education systems. Family
Road Map — a flexible coaching curriculum built around
the five-point “Guiding Star” strategic thinking method —
enables families to break down big, messy life situations into
manageable tasks. In this session, participants will engage
with interactive Family Road Map exercises to apply strength based
problem-solving to complex issues in their own lives.