K-RAHN VALLATINE has dedicated his life to encouraging at-risk youth to make healthy life decisions. He also serves diligently to educate youth service professionals on youth culture, while creating educational resources that can effectively engage this population. K-Rahn insists that true character growth requires professionals to properly gauge and address the social and emotional needs of the student.
K-Rahn has worked tirelessly to support his mission through creating staff training, school curriculum development and motivational speaking. He is the author of the Live Above The Hype Hip Hop Life Skills Curriculum™, a curriculum that analyzes Hip Hop street culture to stimulate in-depth self-reflection and positive value shifts in gang and drug-impacted youth. He is also the developer of the nationwide Urban Youth Culture Competency and Engagement™ training system.
K-Rahn has been a presenter and keynote speaker for various state, national, and international conferences. In addition, he has hosted several university lectures and professional developments for hundreds of youth service professionals. Throughout the years, he has served in education as a teacher and as well as a Board member for a San Gabriel Valley charter school. He has also invested years working with incarcerated youth in the juvenile halls and detention camps of Los Angeles.
Presentation topics include:
– Trauma Informed Approaches to Youth Engagement
-Understanding and Addressing Implicit Bias and Microaggressions
-Trauma Informed De-escalation Strategies
-Having Courageous Conversations in the Workplace