Deborah Fisher is a trainer with Bolster Collaborative as well as a writer and consultant on children and family issues, specializing in Developmental Assets® and positive youth development. Other expertise includes:
As a community instigator, Deborah has helped many Puget Sound organizations infuse assets into their work as well as design and implement asset-based projects. Her work has included guiding community projects aimed at reducing youth violence, helping start and support local family support centers and Healthy Communities • Healthy Youth initiatives, and teaching asset development to youth workers and community members.
As a speaker, Deborah has taught a variety of audiences around the country about Developmental Assets with an emphasis on sharing practical lessons, tips and stories gleaned from her work and writing. Audiences have included the Allen County, Indiana Superior Court Conference on Youth, the YMCAs of Indianapolis and Greater Seattle, Search Institute National Conference, the New York State Office of Children & Family Services Strategic Collaborative County Planning Conference, Assets for Colorado Youth, and the School’s Out Washington Annual Conference.
As a writer, Deborah has authored several books including:
Deborah is a free-lance writer with more than thirty years experience in national print and online magazine work, project management and nonfiction books. She is a former award-winning Minnesota Public Radio legal affairs reporter and NPR contributor. In addition to working as a strategic planner and executive director in the non-profit world, she also has experience in film, video, and corporate projects. She has written a variety of nonprofit and government reports on children’s health, statewide domestic violence planning, and preventing school drop out.
Deborah also conducts the following workshops:
To see more details on the many kinds of projects on which Deborah has worked, visit her on Linked In.
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