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Silver Linings International 

Facilitating Progress and Positive Change

At Silver Linings International (SLI), we are passionate about empowering people to strive for mental wellness and happiness in their work. We have customized supports and courses for all professionals, and specialize in serving those who support youth with mental health challenges. We offer online courses, customized courses, workshops, coaching, and consultation services to help you create positive change in your organization and community.

Ways We Support Organizations


Launch My Idea

LMI Academy

This project-based course is designed for staff to create or enhance events and activities for youth and young adults. 

Virtual Change Facilitation

VCF Academy

VCF leads to policy, practice, and program change goals! 


Trauma-Informed Supervisors

TIS Workplace Course

In TIS, we focus on applying trauma-informed principles to your supervision approach! 

Trauma-Informed Teams

TI Teams Workplace Course

In TI Teams, we focus on applying trauma-informed principles to your everyday wellness to navigate work environments! 


Trauma-Informed Youth Engagement Series

TIYES Workshop

TIYES teaches you how to be the best possible adult ally to youth and young adults. 


For Youth Workers & Supervisors

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Learn how to engage with youth and young adults in a trauma-informed way and build resilient teams with Trauma-Informed Youth Engagement, Trauma-Informed Supervisors, and Trauma-Informed Teams.

Learn how to transform your system to elevate the voices of youth and young adults with Launch My Idea Academy, where you can create or improve youth-involved events/activities, and Virtual Change Facilitation, where you can bring system stakeholders together to change policies and practices.

For Agency Leaders & Stakeholders

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Debra Cady CEO LCSW

Debra Cady is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified Appreciative Inquiry (AI) facilitator. She has over 30 years of experience in facilitating strength-based, positive change for individuals and organizations. She is a national expert in the area of Transition Age Youth (TAY) (16-26yrs) with mental health challenges, with a vision to help people find the silver lining in their lives and for the people they serve. Debra is an adaptive, creative, and compassionate leader, coach, consultant, and trainer. She has presented her work at numerous national, state, and local workshops and webinars, including the International Foster Care Conference. She is passionate about helping communities plan and implement practices and policies that improve the lives of youth and young adults with mental health challenges.

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