The Understanding Today’s Kids (or HURT) seminars are designed to help anyone who works with or in the service of adolescents to understand who they are and how they think. They are based on the latest research on adolescent development, family and social systems, and the rapidly-changing environment that every young person faces. Chap’s teaching is based on understanding and respect for any individual or group involved in nurturing, teaching and loving this generation and of course, the same love and respect for the generation itself.

A small sampling of groups who are regular partners with Chap’s seminars:

  • Public and private schools and districts
  • Youth sports’ parenting and coaching organizations
  • The US Air Force Chaplains
  • Young Life

Community “Town Hall” Seminar
This seminar is specifically focused on a broad range of adults and organizations – educators, social workers and government officials, counselors and therapists, youth workers and parents – to provide them with the training they need to understand the contemporary adolescent experience.

Faith-Based “Understanding Today’s Kids” Seminar
This seminar provides churches training and tools any faith group needs to understand the adolescent experience and help them to more fully assimilate and integrate their students into the full life of the faith family.

Custom designed seminar/event
Chap’s adaptable style and broad appeal allows him to create from scratch a seminar, training or other event or even several day multifaceted experience. One mid-sized city brought Chap in for two days, for example, to offer a teacher/coach training half day, consulting school administrators, meeting with city officials, a city-wide parenting event, and a half-day seminar for mental health professionals. For this type of event design the host will work directly with Chap to determine the best way to maximize the experience.


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