Center for RENEW Implementation
Resilience, Empowerment, and Natural Supports for Education and Work (RENEW)
Creating Hope, Building Futures, Changing Lives
RENEW is a structured school-to-career transition planning and individualized wraparound process for youth with emotional and behavioral challenges. Developed in 1996 by staff at the Institute on Disability (IOD), RENEW is being provided by schools, community mental health centers, community-based providers, and IOD staff members to youth. The model focuses on supporting each youth to design and pursue a plan for the transition from school to adult life. RENEW has substantially increased the high school completion, employment, and post-secondary education participation rates among our most vulnerable youth.
To request a copy of our Menu of Services, please email Cat Jones.
In this short video, youth explain how the RENEW process worked for them.
RENEW Learning Portal
This online resource gives RENEW trainees and practitioners access to RENEW training materials and tools and can help guide the user through the process of achieving optional RENEW Facilitator Certification.
As of July 1, 2021, the portal was fully migrated to the UNH Canvas online learning management system. If you are enrolled in or have completed RENEW Facilitator Training/RENEW Coaches Training and do not yet have access to the portal on Canvas, please contact your IOD RENEW Coach or Cat Jones to invite and enroll you.
Recognize your professional achievement as a RENEW Facilitator with a digital badge!
Digital badges indicate a verified accomplishment or skill that can be shared on social media, blogs, and online portfolios. In addition, digital badges can facilitate learning pathways for future skill development. Earners of the RENEW Facilitator Badge will have demonstrated that they have met all of the requirements of a RENEW Facilitator as outlined in RENEW Facilitator – Credly. This badge showcases that RENEW Facilitators understand how to engage with youth with emotional behavioral challenges and other mental health concerns, facilitate through mapping, develop individualized teams and resources, direct the RENEW team process, conduct school-to-career planning, and empower youth to lead the process. Earners of this badge will have:
- attended and completed the 3-day RENEW Facilitator Training Institute and shown evidence by a certificate of attendance upon completion of this training. They will have enrolled in the RENEW Facilitators Learning Portal and remain current on all RENEW materials by being active on the portal in Canvas and participating in ongoing professional development.
- documented evidence of working with at least three (3) youth within their school or organization and have engaged in a minimum of six (6) hours of coaching/supervision.
- demonstrated competency in the RENEW model by reaching a fidelity score of 80% or higher in domains 1–3 on the RENEW Integrity Tool (RIT).
To receive this badge, please go to the RENEW Facilitator Learning Portal in Canvas and complete the RENEW Facilitator Checklist. Upload this document into the RENEW Facilitators Learning Portal as an assignment. After reviewing the completed checklist, Credly will send you an invitation to receive your badge. Please accept the invitation and make a personal account with Credly to access the badge. Registering with Credly also provides an opportunity to promote yourself, your knowledge, and your skills.
Events & Trainings
RENEW offers trainings and workshops throughout the year on the RENEW model and PBIS interventions. See upcoming trainings here >