Institute for Community & Adolescent Resilience (ICAR-US

ICAR-US offers education, materials, and support to individuals (adults and youth), schools, agencies, communities, and statewide organizations in their youth development related work.

We specialize in three areas:

  • Creating measurable supports for each individual youth
  • Increasing caring and connection within school environments — THE critical component to ANY systemic school reform effort
  • Working to support caring and connected communities

Phlight Academies

Phlight Academy workingThese intensive levels certify others to do the work of Integrative Youth Development™ in their homes, schools, agencies, organizations, and communities.

Phlight Instructor competence is sustained through annual retreats that are held throughout the United States. Annual re-certification of Phlight Instructors occurs at the annual retreats. For more information please contact

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