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As a professor and extension specialist for more than a dozen years, Dr. Dave has worked closely with and presented to thousands of professionals and parents across numerous human service agencies. He combines his own research with humorous stories on topics such as parenting, couple relationships, divorce, trauma and resilience (ACEs and HOPE), technology (ask about K-BOOT and K-TOOT), flourishing, and 10 happy hacks.

Be prepared to both learn and laugh from his action-packed trainings and keynote presentations!

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strengthening families

Dr. Dave developed a 4-hour training for professionals and an 8-hour training for parents based on the Strengthening Families' 5 Protective Factors. Ask about how to bring Dr. Dave in for these trainings, plus videos of the training and the entire curriculum is available FREE!

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"Utah Foster Care was privileged to have Dr. Dave share his wisdom and enthusiasm with our foster/adoptive parents at our annual symposium. These families came from all over the state of Utah to hear from Dr. Dave and they were richly rewarded with encouragement to strengthen their personal positivity and their relationships with the children in their care. Thank you Dr. Dave for providing a much-needed dose of inspiration!"

Kelly Peterson

CEO, Utah Foster Care

"A brilliant presentation designed to help you explore your inner self. Dr. Dave is a connector. He connects your mind, body, and soul to positive thinking and pursuit of happiness. The presentation connects you with your life experience and is supported by valid data gleaned from many scientific studies."

Nav Ghimire

Associate Director

University of Idaho Extension

"Dr. Dave's keynote address at our Oregon Head Start Association conference was engaging, entertaining, and educational! He is filled with passion, knowledge, and he lives what he teaches. Our attendees summed it up well- "Very engaging, it was a topic of conversation at our group dinner, everyone got something tangible and useful to them out of it, it provided a jumping off place for a deeper dive about personal goals."

                                                                                                             Dr. Tristin Blalack

                                                                                                                  Executive Director

                                                                                           Oregon Head Start Association

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