Opportunity Youth: Reframing the “At-Risk” Perspective-April 28, 2021 at 1:00-2:30pm with Ronald Waddell, Jr.

FREE Webinar-Opportunity Youth: Reframing the “At-Risk” Perspective-April 28, 2021 at 1:00-2:30pm with Ronald Waddell, Jr.

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The Bridge Training Institute Spring 2021 Webinar Series

The Bridge Training Institute is excited to announce a series of 4 FREE webinars in exciting emerging practice areas. These webinars all introduce key concepts to evidence-based approaches to enhance clinical practice, and will give participants a sense of how the trainings offered through The Bridge Training Institute can make an impact on their clinical practice.

At this time, due to the costs associated, we are unable to offer CEUs for the free webinar series. Keep an eye on our website, as we are looking into avenues to offer that as a part of the series in the future! 

Opportunity Youth: Reframing the “At-Risk” Perspective

April 28, 2021


Ronald Waddell, Jr.

This webinar presents a paradigm shift on how practitioners categorize and talk about youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who may be more likely to engage in gang-related activity as a results of individual and community experience of trauma and oppression. Practitioners will be challenged to change their perspective and their language that could present an engagement barrier for this population, and walk away with new engagement ideas.


About the Trainer:

Ronald Bernard Waddell, Jr. is a homeless orphan turned social activist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.  He is the founder of Legendary Legacies Inc. a non-profit organization with a mission to equip young men, ages 17-24, with the tools to maximize their potential. LL has a focus on working with individuals that local police have identified as “proven risk” or “impact players.” These individuals are substantially gang-involved. He is a certified transformational life coach through the Association for Christian Character Development, a certified Gang Specialist through The National Gang Crime and Research Center and a Certified Youth Mental Health Specialist. He is a Certified Recovery Coach and holds a certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University. He has completed and co-facilitated multiple re-entry groups inside MA Houses of Corrections. He recently completed the Black Addiction Counselor Education program through BSAS and is a candidate for his LADC I.  He presents at local, state, and national state events and speaks passionately and eloquently about issues affecting marginalized communities, specifically young men of color.  In his downtime, he enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, and poetry. He lives in Worcester, MA, with his two sons, Joshua, age 8, and Isaiah, age 6.