JoAnne M. Malloy is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Malloy received a Master’s Degree in Social Work Administration and Planning from the University of Tennessee in 1981 and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education from the University of New Hampshire in April 2011. She joined the staff of Institute on Disability (NH’s University Center for Excellence in Disability) in 1991 and has directed several state and federally-funded youth transition, employment, and dropout prevention projects with a focus on youth with emotional and behavioral disorders and implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and School Mental Health. In 1996, she developed a transition and career development planning model for youth with emotional and behavioral disorders, known as RENEW (Rehabilitation, Empowerment, natural supports, Education, and Work). RENEW has since been replicated in educational, mental health and juvenile detention settings in New Hampshire and 6 other states, producing positive educational, vocational, and behavioral health outcomes. Dr. Malloy has published numerous articles and book chapters on employment and transition for youth with emotional disorders and adults with mental illness, and teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level at the University of New Hampshire.
RENEW Facilitator Training Institute
Facilitate Empowerment & Success for Our Most Vulnerable Youth
A three-day, in-depth training on the Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural supports, Education, and Work (RENEW) model and process.
RENEW is a youth-directed planning and support process designed to meet the needs of young people with emotional and behavioral challenges transitioning from school to adult life.
Through group activities and instruction, learn to engage youth, facilitate personal futures planning through mapping, develop individualized teams and resources, direct the RENEW team process, conduct school-to-career planning, and empower youth to lead the process.
A brief overview will cover necessary system supports to ensure successful implementation. Attendees will leave with the knowledge and skills to implement RENEW in their practices.
This training is the first step in full implementation of RENEW, which also includes receiving coaching and the establishment of an implementation team to oversee the work.
- Day 1: Orientation to the RENEW Process, youth and family engagement, personal futures planning.
- Day 2: Team facilitation, progress monitoring, resource development, and transition strategies.
- Day 3: Problem-solving for facilitators, education and support strategies, employment supports, and planning for adult living and careers.
Who Should Attend:
Middle/high school general and special educators, para-educators, psychologists, mental health workers, health care providers, social workers, youth and family counselors, and family members supporting youth ages 12–25.
Heidi Cloutier, joined the Institute on Disability in 1998 and provides training, consultation, and technical assistance in the development and expansion of implementation of school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Youth Leadership and RENEW, an intensive support intervention to help at risk youth engage in high school completion and post-secondary options.
Heidi received her MSW from the University of New Hampshire, is a NH Leadership Graduate, and is currently enrolled in the University of Connecticut’s New England Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Training of Trainers Program. She has worked in transition planning, person centered planning, and community mental health with youth and adults. Heidi presents nationally on topics of transition planning, PBIS, Autism, RENEW and Coaching practices for sustainability and fidelity.
Date & Time
Approved by the NH NASW for 16.5 Category 1 CEUs.