Institute for Community & Adolescent Resilience (ICAR-US

Invite Derek Peterson to Speak to Your Group!

Derek Peterson

Do you want a trainer or speaker who will enlighten and energize your audience? You need Derek Peterson, the ICAR-US founder and Child/Youth Advocate!

Derek is a renowned expert in 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!

Derek has made over 2000 presentations in dozens of states, as well as in Canada, Mexico, Europe and Africa. He has worked in 168 different Alaskan communities and is currently working in every county in Arizona.

See Derek's Sample Client List.


Photos, bios, and related articles for clients and partners to use for hosting and promotional purposes for their work with ICAR-US.


Derek Peterson (Word)

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"R" is for Reslience: Schools turn to "asset development" to build on students' strengths, Harvard Education Letter, September/October 2006

Sample Client List

Organizations for which ICAR-US presenters have given workshops, presentations, or provided consultation services.

  • Search Institute National Conference
  • International Institute for Children's Rights, Ghent, Belgium
  • International Institute for Children's Rights, Victoria, BC
  • National School Board Association National Conference
  • Arizona School Boards Association
  • Yukon Koyukuk School District, Alaska
  • Alaska Prevention Conference
  • Rotary International (NW Region), Alaska
  • Boy Scouts of America Regional Conference, Alaska
  • Alaska School Counselors Association
  • Arizona School Counselors Association
  • National Fathers Conference, Arizona
  • Nashville City School District
  • Olmstead County Youth Development Network, Rochester, MN
  • Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Washington County, Oregon
  • Forest Grove, Oregon
  • Maricopa School District, Arizona
  • Scottsdale Unified School District
  • Carson Jr. High, Mesa, AZ
  • National School Boards Association Leadership Conference, Washington, DC
  • National School Boards Association CUBE Conference, Nashville, TN
  • National Drug and Alcohol Conference, Washington DC
  • North Dakota Prevention on Violence Against Women Conference, Bismarck, ND
  • Utah Prevention of Violence Against Women Conference, Salt Lake City
  • Western New Mexico Youth Development Conference, Albuquerque
  • Strategies, in California
  • Aniak Youth Leadership Institute
  • Alaska Youth Leadership Summit
  • Alaska Youth Led Gubernatorial debate, Anchorage
  • Alberta Drug and Alcohol Alliance, Edmonton
  • British Columbia Ministry of Child and Family Services
  • Missoula Prevention Network, Montana
  • Hawaii Department of Education, Honolulu
  • Alabama School Boards Association, Birmingham
  • Compton Neighborhood Coalition, Los Angeles, CA
  • JustCommunity, Perkasie, PA
  • Reclaiming Youth Conference, Detroit, MI
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