RENEW Facilitator Training Institute: NEW DATE

A Three-Day Training

The Institute on Disability, like the rest of the global community, is concerned about the rapid spread of novel coronavirus. For this reason, the third day of this training series has been rescheduled from May 7, 2020 to August 13, 2020. IOD staff will reach out to registered teams to decide how -if at all- they prefer to proceed with the training.


Learn to Facilitate 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 the 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 the full implementation of RENEW, which also includes receiving coaching and establishing 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.

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.

Presented by the Center for RENEW Implementation at the UNH Institute on Disability.

Date & Time

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 8:30am to Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 4:00pm
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Registration Fee

$500 per attendee


Institute on Disability
57 Regional Drive
Unit 8
Concord, NH 03301

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