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Youth advocate Derek Peterson discusses importance of "webs of support"


February 20, 2020

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Youth advocate Derek Peterson introducing himself to Wrangell student Phebe Garcia, during a workshop held at Stikine Middle School on Feb. 17.

Derek Peterson visited Wrangell on Monday and Tuesday to host a series of workshops to talk about Integrative Youth Development and how it could help the community's children.

According to a flyer announcing his visit to Wrangell, Peterson is an international child and youth advocate. He is the Founder of the Institute for Community and Adolescent Resiliency - Unifying Solutions, as well as Integrative Youth Development. Integrative Youth Development, according to the ICAR-US website, is a series of seven factors that can be used to assess, nurture, and sustain a community's youth.

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