Institute for Community & Adolescent Resilience (ICAR-US

Invite Derek Peterson to Speak to Your Group!

Derek Peterson

Do you want a true, working Advocate for Children/Youth to enlighten and energize your audience? You need Derek Peterson, the ICAR-US founder and Child/Youth Advocate!

Derek is an expert in the field of youth development, and he would love to spend time with your group. Derek is one of the most sought-after youth-development speakers in the country, and he will stoke your people's passion for their work!

Read what people are saying about Derek, and discover what he can deliver.

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ICAR-US specializes in three areas:

  • Creating measurable supports for each individual youth
  • Increasing caring and connection within school environments
  • Working to support caring and connected communities
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Phactor Green: Growing the Balloon

These are the innate traits and characteristics that allow the teen to attract Anchors, catch and hold strings, and stay on top of their web.

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