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Debra Cady, Founder & CEO

SLI Training and Consultation

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When youth and young adult systems and organizations don't adequately train staff and build skills using trauma-informed principles, they lose dedicated and qualified team-members and miss opportunities for creating and sustaining positive change in the service system.


When staff turnover is high, clients lack the therapeutic continuity needed to heal and recover from their mental health challenges and past trauma leading to poor job performance, social isolation, poverty, low quality of life, relapse, incarceration, or even suicide.


Silver Linings International fills a workforce development gap by combining trauma-informed and appreciative inquiry principles into a unique and powerful change process, which leads to improved staff retention, job satisfaction, youth engagement, counselor-client continuity and positive change throughout the entire system.

The Mission and Vision of Silver Linings International
We believe every human with mental health challenges deserves access to trusted and quality mental health services and support. We also believe that every staff member deserves to be heard, understood, and supported in their jobs.  When practitioners and leaders thrive in the organization, they can make sustained, positive changes to the service system resulting in excellent care for all.
Who We Serve

What We Offer

Explore the LMI Academy Program,

Trauma-informed Supervision and Lessons in Trauma-informed Engagement, Appreciative Inquiry Facilitation, and Consultative Coaching

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Who We Serve

Silver Linings International serves: 

Human service-oriented organizations like: mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, education, and other youth/young adult-serving organizations

  • Supervisors and aspiring supervisors

  • Non-clinical and clinical providers 

  • Youth/Family coordinators and advocates

  • Project/Program Directors and Leaders in charge of system-wide change

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Kristin Murray

Creator and Chief Connection Officer

Authentic Witness

Jacksonville, FL

This will forever change the way you approach youth and youth work. It LITERALLY creates a paradigm shift within you. The content is informative and timely-especially with the current state of our world. It was also beautiful to build community across the globe with other youth workers. We all came from different walks of life, but in the end, we were all heading toward a better direction for young people. SLA is inspiring. It's a community. It's a game-changer.

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Meet Debra

My vision is to help people find the silver lining 

in their lives and for the people they serve. 


I use positive psychology and appreciate inquiry to facilitate positive change in all my trainings, courses, coaching, and consultations.

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Have a question? Don't Hesitate to Contact Me

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