Charles Appelstein

Charlie Appelstein, M.S.W. is an internationally prominent youth care training specialist, author and motivational speaker whose primary focus is on teaching positive, strength-based theories and techniques to professionals who guide at-risk children, youth and families.

President of Appelstein Training Resources, Charlie works primarily with treatment facilities, foster care associations, parent groups, schools, and juvenile justice programs. 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 & Behavioral Challenges Using a Positive, Strength-Based Approach. Charlie’s strength-based approach delivers a message of hope and possibility to our most vulnerable children and those who shape and influence their lives.

Charlie lives in southern New Hampshire with his wife and teenage daughter.

Robert Lieberman, former president of the American Association of Children’s Residential Centers, calls Charlie, “The best youth care trainer in America.”