Shared Risk and Protective Factors Conference Keynote Recording 2019 - Creating Brave Spaces - Nadine Bridges





Primary Competency

Communication Skills


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Nadine has been an advocate for the rights and the respect for youth throughout her career, spending the last ten years working with youth, families, and communities in Denver and Boulder.  She has a deep passion for understanding community, inclusivity, the world we live in, and how these factors affect youth and families.  She is a strong proponent of positive youth development and the importance of ensuring that others who serve youth, understand the benefits that come from partnering with youth, as well as creating brave spaces for youth to thrive.

Nadine is deeply committed to social justice, equity, and working with communities to achieve their best health.  Her professional and life experiences have demonstrated a strong capacity for assisting colleagues, the community, and youth to use the skills, tools, and resources required to promote success in their life’s path regardless of their individual circumstances and background.  

Nadine has been a professor, director, counselor, mentor, volunteer, and activist. She volunteered in Nicaragua with the Peace Corps in the youth development sector; started her own mentor program, during her undergraduate years at the College of Charleston; taught Spanish at a charter school in Charleston, South Carolina; and led a successful LGBTQ youth center in Denver, Colorado. Currently, Nadine works as the Community Health Division Manager at Boulder County Public Health and as an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. Nadine earned her BS in Biology from the College of Charleston and her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver along with a Certificate for Social Work with Latinos/as.

Length of Learning Opportunity
41.5 minutes
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