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Engaging Youth and Families

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Certificate of completion iconThis is a required course in the Rutgers Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Certificate Program.

Course Dates: June 2 & 9, 2022

Course Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Course Format: Hybrid online, mix of asynchronous and live instruction

Registration Fee: $295.00 per person

Course Code: YD0807WB22

This 6-hour online course will present effective strategies for engaging youth and families who have become involved with the juvenile justice system and related systems of care. Participants will learn about both individual and organizational models for improving outreach, engagement, and retention of youth and families in services designed to reduce system involvement and improve youth outcomes, such as family counseling, intensive outpatient services, and psychiatric services. This course will also present information regarding the broad base of potential referral sources for youth and families looking to reduce their involvement in the justice system.

Registration will close at 3:00pm on June 2, 2022.

Meet Your Instructor

Kelly N. Moore, Psy.D.

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Kelly N. Moore, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with a clinical specialty in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, and perinatal disorders in youth and adults. Dr. Moore specializes in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD, Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD, and Trauma-Focused CBT for children with a sexual abuse history. Dr. Moore also has expertise in cognitive-behavioral treatment for social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, generalized anxiety, and postpartum onset disorders using a culturally responsive approach. She is also a national trainer in the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework for treating complex trauma in young children and their caregivers. She is the owner of Moore Wellness, LLC, a mental health training and consultation business and creator of The Well Family Spot blog.

Dr. Moore received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Development from Cornell University (2002), a Master of Science in Education degree in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania (2003), and her Doctorate of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University (2011). Following completion of her doctorate, Dr. Moore completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety.

Dr. Moore is currently the Director of the Center for Psychological Services at the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. Prior to that role, she served as a Program Manager for Rutgers Children's Center for Resilience and Trauma Recovery focusing on training professionals across disciplines in evidence-based practice for trauma treatment for youth, and early recognition and response to youth impacted by mental illness.

Continuing Education Credits

NJ Continuing Legal Education: 7 CLEs

Social Work CE Credits: 6

Course Access and Policies

Accessing this Online Course

This course consists of 6 hours of synchronous online learning, split into two 3-hour Zoom sessions on 6/2 and 6/9 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. An asynchronous component of the course will be offered via Canvas for students to access any readings, videos, and assignments given by the instructor. You will need a computer, microphone, and webcam to participate in the course. An email invitation to join the Canvas course page will be emailed to you the week prior to class.

Email Address Requirement


Cancellation and Substitution Policy

You may withdraw from this course in writing (via email to up to three (3) full business days before the class begins and receive a full refund, less a $50.00 processing fee. In lieu of a refund, you can also request a credit towards a future course. If the Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) is not notified in writing at least three (3) business days prior to the start of class, you may be responsible for the full fee.

Substitutions are permitted.



In the event that we cancel a course, we will try to reschedule and automatically place registered students in the new offering (registrants will be notified of the new date). If a student is unable to attend on the new date, a refund will be issued if we are notified in writing at least three full business days prior to the rescheduled class. If we are unable to reschedule, a refund will be issued or a credit towards a future course will be offered.

Learn More

If you have questions about this course, please don't hesitate to contact us!

For registration assistance, please call 848-932-9271, option 2 or email

For all other inquiries, please contact Sabrina Perez.

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Sabrina Perez

Sabrina Perez, Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator, Juvenile Justice and Youth Development

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