The Institute for Community & Adolescent Resiliency (ICAR-US) has remained dedicated to exploring, researching, and delivering practical applications of our Integrative Youth Development™ framework.
We teach, coach, and provide services to parents, caregivers, mentors, teenagers, school staff, faith community members, and any adult who works to support youth to build a Full-Color Web of Support™ with them.
From seeing Teens in Black and White...
We are advocates for ALL children and youth EVERYWHERE! We are the founders and home of the Web of Support.
Provide meaningful, memorable, and measurable evaluative criteria, tools, educational experiences, coaching, and mentoring to guide adults in becoming more intentionally engaged in supporting all kids to thrive.
All the world's children and youth will be raised within a rich developmental ecology measured by the Full Color Web of Support™.
To build a community of people around the world who are advocates for seeing children and youth in Full Color. Communities where adults become "Catchers of Dreams" who turn dreams into realities.
Integrative Youth Development™ organizes the best of the youth-development research into a consilience framework. We have identified the seven PHactors that assess, nurture, and sustain young people.
We have a collaborative IYD community that we affectionately call "PHlock Talk." This fun group of people will encourage challenging the status quo through group discussion and analysis.
Derek Peterson, MA ED, is the founder of Integrative Youth Development (IYD)™ and a pioneer in implementing the principles and outcomes of IYD within schools, communities, and families, as well as within the minds and hearts of individual youth.
Laura Williams is a transformative force in person-centered advocacy. As the co-owner of ICARUS.Common Sense, Laura is the Director, Management and Strategy, spearheading initiatives that create lasting change and empower those she serves.
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