Charlie Appelstein, MSW, is a nationally prominent Youth Care Specialist and Author whose primary focus is on training parents and professionals to use positive, strength-based theories and techniques with at-risk children, youth, and families. Charlie trains and consults throughout the United States as well as internationally. He has authored three youth care books that are widely used within the field, including
No Such Thing as a Bad Kid: Understanding and Responding to Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges Using a Positive, Strength-Based Approach. Robert Lieberman, the former President of the American Association of Children's Residential Centers, calls Charlie "The best youth care trainer in America."